Jane Stevenson

Jane Stevenson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Jam! Movies
Total Reviews:
93

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 27% Dirty Girl (2011) " A funny, poignant if slightly uneven coming-of-age story." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2.5/5 58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) " Much like its pedestrian title, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark fails to really scare." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 26, 2011
4/5 90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) " It's a doozy." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3/5 22% The Smurfs (2011) " I can tell you the end result is pretty cute." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 29, 2011
1.5/5 14% Zookeeper (2011) " A 21st century Dr. Dolittle, Zookeeper is not." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 8, 2011
2/5 41% HappyThankYouMorePlease (2011) " The territory has been well mined, most famously in Reality Bites and Garden State." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 1, 2011
4/5 97% Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2011) " First-time filmmakers Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver trained their cameras on Lemmy for three years and the results paid off." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 18, 2011
3/5 67% Conviction (2010) " Ultimately, there's just not much tension or drama evident in a film that should be rife with it." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2010
3.5/5 82% Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort) (2010) " You know you've got a really good bio-pic on your hands when it takes two movies to the tell the whole story." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 13, 2010
3.5/5 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) " That the film would be funny, at times hilarious, despite having the potential to be needlessly cruel, is not exactly a surprise given the two actors' proven chemistry in those prior films." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 30, 2010
1.5/5 53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) " Sadly, it often comes across more like a low-budget series of gross-out sketches." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2010
3/5 19% Cop Out (2010) " While still a rude, crude and chatty man film, as Smith's movies often are, Cop Out works." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 26, 2010
45% Creation (2010) " You'd think "the biggest single idea in the history of thought" might produce a film that would reflect that importance. Instead, director Jon Amiel turns Creation into a slow moving, somewhat dour costume drama." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 22, 2010
2.5/5 21% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) " An oddly entertaining, if mindless, way to spend an hour and a half on a Saturday morning with a seven-year-old." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2009
4/5 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) " Anyone who's a strict admirer of his musical talent, will want to observe the master -- he wasn't called The King Of Pop for nothing -- at work." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 28, 2009
3.5/5 94% The Damned United (2009) " Their close, symbiotic relationship is the film's linchpin and the final scene where the estranged, gruff men finally make up, almost like sweethearts, has to be seen to be believed -- yet somehow Sheen and Spall manage to pull it off." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 16, 2009
3.5/5 79% Flow: For Love of Water (2008) " One thing is for sure: after you watch Flow, you'll think about that next glass of water you drink or that next shower or bath you have and not take either of them for granted." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 17, 2008
1.5/5 16% Max Payne (2008) " Let's hope next time they get a literate script, an engaging plot, a better-suited supporting cast and a more restrained director." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 17, 2008
3.5/5 65% Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) " Dream of Life takes a while to find its rhythm but once it does, it's riveting stuff." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2008
4/5 72% Under the Same Moon (2008) " The power of the mother-son bond is given tender-hearted treatment in Under The Same Moon, an impressive first feature from Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 4, 2008
3/5 83% The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias) (2006) " A gentle coming-of-age film set in 1970 Brazil." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 28, 2008
1/5 13% College Road Trip (2008) " What could have been a fun, lightweight family flick -- this is from Disney after all -- turns out to be a hammy, not-very-clever waste of time." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 7, 2008
2.5/5 22% Mad Money (2008) " Mad Money is ultimately more frustrating than infuriating. Call it Maddening Money." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 18, 2008
1.5/5 37% August Rush (2007) " The fairy-tale-like family film is one slow, saccharine ride." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2007
2/5 37% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) " Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory this ain't." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 16, 2007
3.5/5 81% Lars and the Real Girl (2007) " The clever, ultimately moving script overall delicate, sweet tone, and uniformly fine performances lift the movie above what could have been a creepy premise." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 2, 2007
4/5 53% The Hunting Party (2007) " All you need to know about The Hunting Party is the film's opening disclaimer: "Only the most ridiculous parts of this story are true."" — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 14, 2007
2.5/5 52% Introducing the Dwights (2007) " Unfortunately, by making the movie both a comedic coming of age story and a family drama, [screenwriter] Thompson ultimately weakens the end result." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2007
1/5 62% Joshua (2007) " Fails miserably." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2007
3.5/5 67% Everything's Gone Green (2007) " Everything's Gone Green, the first feature script from noted Canadian author Douglas Coupland, is the ultimate love letter to his native, beloved Vancouver." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 27, 2007
2.5/5 33% Breaking and Entering (2007) " With all these unbelievable situations, the too-articulate-for-its-own-good dialogue, the dragging pace and the lack of chemistry between Law and Binoche, a viewer doesn't care how this mess all turns out." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 16, 2007
4.5/5 89% Venus (2006) " Peter O'Toole delivers an Oscar-worthy performance that is alternately hilarious and poignant." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 19, 2007
2.5/5 47% The Holiday (2006) " Way too much cute." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 8, 2006
3/5 25% A Good Year (2006) " Ridley Scott's obvious love affair with sunny and sensual Provence ultimately makes A Good Year worth watching." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2006
4/5 65% Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006) " A large part of the movie's appeal is Page's ability to make both the entire story believable and her character entirely sympathetic, while Goldthwait muses on the price of absolute honesty with your mate." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 3, 2006
4/5 88% Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006) " Freedom of speech, and so much more, drives the Dixie Chicks' riveting, often startling documentary Shut Up & Sing." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 27, 2006
2.5/5 71% Dreamland (2006) " The awe-inspiring New Mexico scenery and light and the performance of lead actress Agnes Bruckner lift this teen drama above the usual fare." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 7, 2006
3.5/5 92% The Departed (2006) " With a dream cast, master director and intriguing story brimming with violence and sex, The Departed really should be better than it is." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 6, 2006
2.5/5 73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) " A rather hokey script weighs down Jet Li's final Wushu (martial arts) movie." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 22, 2006
1.5/5 46% The Last Kiss (2006) " If hysterical women is your idea of a good time, then you'll love The Last Kiss." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 15, 2006
3/5 69% Hollywoodland (2006) " This is an interesting story with talented actors and slick set pieces, yet somehow it winds up being less than the sum of its dazzling parts." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 8, 2006
3.5/5 61% Crank (2006) " If there's any justice, British actor Jason Statham will be Hollywood's next action hero." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 1, 2006
1/5 18% Shadowboxer (2005) " It's all so cliched in terms of personalities and full of such unbelievable situations that it's often downright laughable. And not in a good way." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 25, 2006
2.5/5 67% Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) " It's all a bit hackneyed and cliched." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 18, 2006
4/5 78% House of Sand (Casa de Areia) (2006) " Remarkable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it marks the first time that the acting mother and daughter team of Montenegro and Torres have appeared in a movie together." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 18, 2006
3.5/5 74% The Illusionist (2006) " A smart, sophisticated, well-acted film -- for the most part -- set in turn-of-the-century Vienna involving magic, mystery, power and privilege." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 18, 2006
2/5 36% Accepted (2006) " Strictly for teens." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 18, 2006
3.5/5 74% Conversations With Other Women (2006) " The chemistry between Bonham Carter and Eckhart is wonderful to watch." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 14, 2006
0.5/5 10% Pulse (2006) " Hollywood's slick-looking but dumbed-down remake, directed by first-time feature filmmaker and commercial veteran Jim Sonzero, hits a new low." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 14, 2006
3/5 86% Quinceañera (Echo Park, L.A.) (2006) " While Rios, Garcia and Gonzalez are all good in their roles, more time should have been spent on the story and script, which was written in a paltry three weeks and it shows." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 12, 2006
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