Jarrod Walker

Jarrod Walker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 52% of the time.

Biography:
New Zealand born and Australian raised, Jarrod Walker’s 34 years on this planet have consisted of many hours spent in darkened theatres and many wasted evenings duelling wits with video store clerks. He’s put his obsession to work and has been known to write and direct short films as well as unjustifiably critiquing his betters in his capacity as contributor for FILMINK magazine. He abhors all forms of film snobbery (except his own) and feels at ease with his penchant for Michael Bay films and his predilection for Werner Herzog documentaries, Stanley Kubrick and anything directed by Sergio Leone. He wrestles with the meaning of David Lynch’s fascination for doppelgangers and often ponders the potential of a big screen version of MacGyver. He has recently made a foray into writing comic books and resides in Sydney with his girlfriend and an attitudinal cockatiel named Spike.
Publications:
FilmFocus , FILMINK (Australia)
Total Reviews:
23
Location:
Sydney, Australia

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 23 of 23
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
23% Need For Speed (2014) " Does high octane Grand Theft Auto-style racing carnage and leeringly pornographic shots of exotic sports cars screaming along at top speed really make up for a poorly written script? Why, yes...yes it does" — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 11, 2014
30% Grudge Match (2013) " It's wise not to underestimate the sheer guilt-plated fun of watching these two old pros from different sides of the acting spectrum verbally and physically spar with one another while hauling their geriatric carcasses around a ring." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
13% 47 Ronin (2013) " Ignore the poor reviews. The story's a cracker, the action is deftly executed and it's largely, a fun ride. " — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 15, 2014
57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) " The under-utilised 3D adds little to this prequel, which only serves as a sore reminder of the brilliance of the original films." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 6, 2012
0% Big Mamma's Boy " While director Franco Di Chiera seems desperate to make the comedy work, it never does due to a derivative script and stilted performances." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 25, 2011
57% The Lost Bladesman (Guan yun chang) " While the action is impressive, the human drama and characterisation of the potentially fascinating warrior General Guan Yu is sadly one-dimensional." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2011
30% Sanctum (2011) " At times Sanctum is surprisingly ambitious and refreshingly smart and despite all its flaws, an entertaining yarn." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 31, 2011
11% Killers (2010) " The script is ludicrously overcooked, with too much unnecessary exposition at the expense of laughs, while Heigl's habitual decision to play each role as a nostril-flaring, wild-eyed, squealing shrew is growing tiresome." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 27, 2010
64% Harry Brown (2010) " While Michael Caine delivers a terrific performance, the film's predictable script and poorly developed characters result in an unengaging work" — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2010
58% She's Out of My League (2010) " An enjoyable ride with a cheerfully funny and realistic edge." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 1, 2010
33% Knowing (2009) " Despite burning his credibility card with a chorus line of cinematic crap, Cage seems to have (finally) picked decent material, and he turns in a solid performance here." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 27, 2009
100% Two Fists, One Heart (2009) " Two Fists, One Heart is an audacious, big-hearted genre piece; it punches above its weight at times, but by the final rounds of its inevitable denouement, it's firing on all cylinders." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 20, 2009
25% Friday the 13th (2009) " It's almost pantomime in its "He's behind you!" stupidity, but for all its goofiness, there's still an all-encompassing enjoyment in watching a bunch of reckless, hedonistic morons being axed to death." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 13, 2009
59% The International (2009) " The tepid script doesn't quite live up to Tykwer's taut direction." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 20, 2009
35% Pride and Glory (2008) " As a drama, Pride and Glory is too glum, and worse, it doesn't convince." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 5, 2009
11% Big Stan (2009) " If you're not a fan, then this won't do much to convert you, unless you, like Schneider, have a dubious obsession with anal rape jokes." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 1, 2008
43% Death Race (2008) " While not being the most awful filmic experience available, it's certainly one of the dumbest." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 31, 2008
36% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) " No bad thing, really, but a fair distance from the barbed humour of Young's book." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
4/5 78% Overnight (2004) FilmFocus
Posted Oct 18, 2008
16% Max Payne (2008) " There simply has yet to be a decent film adapted from a video game. Why studios persist is a testament to the lobotomised throngs who encourage them by paying to see this type of gleet." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 17, 2008
61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) " It's all curiously uninvolving, and it's only Fraser's goofy grin and slapstick physicality that hold any character interest whatsoever." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 26, 2008
53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) " Just make sure that you're really stoned when you see it." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 5, 2008
87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " At times the creaky dialogue can be cliched, but it can't change the fact that Hellboy II is a hoot, aided considerably by star Ron Perlman's wisecracks and laconic surliness, and Del Toro's imaginative storytelling and intricate Faberge-egg visuals." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 28, 2008
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