Jason Best

Jason Best

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Jason Best's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Showing 51 - 100 of 802
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Rob the Mob (2014) "Offbeat crime drama Rob the Mob hits just the right semi-comic tone to pull off its outlandish, stranger-than-fiction true story. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 24, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "There are only so many superhero smackdowns a body can take before it all becomes biff bam bore... the film is most entertaining when it finds the Avengers kicking back rather than kicking off, hanging around off duty and indulging in locker-room banter . " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 24, 2015
85% John Wick (2014) "Stahelski and co really show their mettle when it comes to the film's extravagant battles. Eschewing fast cuts in favour of long, beautifully choreographed takes, they give the fight scenes a clarity and grace that puts most other action movies to shame. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 11, 2015
72% The DUFF (2015) "The smartest, sweetest, wittiest high-school movie in years. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 9, 2015
84% Northern Soul "Brilliantly captures the amphetamine-fuelled energy and sweat-soaked fervour of 1970s northern England's soul music scene. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 3, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "The brashest, noisiest, most ludicrously outrageous in the series so far. No surprises there... What is unexpected is quite how tender and poignant the film should turn out to be, a touching farewell to departed star Paul Walker. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 3, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "Hollywood filmmakers are no slouches these days when it comes to subverting or sending-up fairy-tale conventions. But Kenneth Branagh does something much more daring. He plays things straight. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 29, 2015
100% Next Goal Wins (2014) "Even folk who don't give a hoot about football will find their hearts warmed by inspirational documentary Next Goal Wins. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 29, 2015
30% Girl In Progress (2012) "Teen comedy-drama Girl in Progress is too self-consciously quirky for its own good, but Cierra Ramirez brims with sparky charm. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 29, 2015
71% The Voices (2015) "A darkly funny, disarmingly weird horror-comedy. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 29, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) "Nicole Kidman's slinky, kinky, stiletto-heeled dominatrix is a villain to die for. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 29, 2015
74% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "Anger and anguish visible in her eyes and etched in the lines of her face, Juliette Binoche delivers a terrific performance. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 22, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) "Penn shows off his muscles as well as his social conscience (shirtless, his forearms look as brawny as Popeye's), but with Taken director Morel at the helm it's hardly surprising that the action sequences should be more persuasive than the soul searching. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 22, 2015
30% Insurgent (2015) "There's a tad more visual flair and a tad more violence in the second instalment of The Divergent Series, yet Insurgent still looks like an anaemic Hunger Games clone. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 22, 2015
19% The Big Bang (2011) "Raymond Chandler meets Stephen Hawking in flashy film noir thriller The Big Bang, a bizarre mash-up of private-eye sleuthing and subatomic physics. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 14, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "Liam Neeson was looking spent in the decidedly short-winded Taken 3, but the entertainingly brisk Run All Night happily shows that he still has the legs as cinema's ruggedly heroic action dad. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 14, 2015
76% Suite Française "Handsomely shot, sensitively acted and, in places, genuinely stirring. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 14, 2015
77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Jeremy Renner is on terrific form... but the rest of the movie doesn't quite live up to his impressively nuanced performance. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 7, 2015
89% Still Alice (2015) "We're all familiar with the Hollywood cliché that playing a character with a disease or disability is an attention-grabbing ploy for Oscar glory, but what is remarkable about Julianne Moore's performance is just how subtle and un-showy it is. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 7, 2015
55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) "Anyone familiar with Shailene Woodley from such wholesome cinematic fare as young-adult weepie The Fault in Our Stars will be in for a shock when they encounter her no-holds-barred, all-flesh-bared performance in White Bird in a Blizzard. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 7, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "A would-be comedy of embarrassment that is simply embarrassing. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 7, 2015
98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "Tall, dark and drily funny. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 7, 2015
88% Catch Me Daddy (2015) " Daniel Wolfe and his brother Matthew create an almost relentlessly grim mood, with the odd moments of tenderness and humour quickly cancelled out by bursts of sickening violence. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
51% The Calling (2014) "The outcome is shrug-worthy rather than shocking. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
58% Knights of Badassdom (2014) "Clumsily edited, the movie is very uneven in tone... but the spirited cast emerge from the jokey carnage with dignity, if not all their body parts, intact. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
8% The Best Of Me (2014) "You know what to expect: a star-crossed romance for lovers from different worlds, kisses in the rain, moonlight swims, fateful separations and the tragic death of at least one leading character. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
70% What If (2014) "Rafe Spall makes an enjoyably obnoxious fall guy - literally so, in one farcical, very funny scene. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
42% Effie Gray (2015) "Compared with the daring vision of Mike Leigh's Mr Turner, Effie Gray is a disappointingly safe and dull affair. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Sometimes gently funny, sometimes piercingly sad, ultimately uplifting. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "The actors are so assured that they supply the nuances the script neglects and give even the lamest lines a comic zing. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
56% Focus (2015) "When a character refers early on to a manoeuvre called the 'Toledo panic button', anyone familiar with Chekhov's loaded rifle just knows it's going to be pushed before the movie's end. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
96% It Follows (2015) "The remorseless antagonist is genuinely horrifying, all the more so because its malignity is seemingly motiveless. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 28, 2015
10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Putting her best pout forward, Jennifer Lopez throws herself into hilariously bad psychological thriller The Boy Next Door, possibly in a wilful bid to make a cinematic stinker that would obliterate memories of her 2003 folly Gigli. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 25, 2015
5/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) "If you have been with Jesse and Celine through the twists and turns, slips and stumbles of their romantic journey then their long, flowing, deceptively gripping conversations ripple with the realities of life. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2/5 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "A cosmic misfire: spectacular to look at but spectacularly silly... Mila Kunis goes from scrubbing toilets in Chicago to being hailed queen of the universe but the movie goes right down the pan. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 7, 2015
5/5 99% Selma (2015) "Oyewolo brilliantly conveys [King's] incandescent gifts ... his shrewd tactical intelligence, blazing moral conviction and spellbinding rhetorical power. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 7, 2015
75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "Stuffed full of quirky details, bizarre characters and cockeyed humour. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 1, 2015
61% Draft Day (2014) "It all gets rather corny, but Costner's charisma will keep you watching until the final whistle. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 1, 2015
46% Wish I Was Here (2014) "Braff clearly wants us to find his hapless hero's travails funny and affecting. Instead, they come across as self-indulgent navel-gazing. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 1, 2015
66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) "André Benjamin does a fair job of conveying Hendrix's languid charisma and grace... But the soapy drama remains about as convincing as the troop of rock lookalikes who file past at intervals. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 1, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "A cheeky James Bond pastiche that fizzes with tongue-in-cheek humour and larky ultra-violence. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 1, 2015
63% Son of a Gun (2015) "Part gritty prison drama, part hard-boiled gangster thriller and part crafty heist caper, Son of a Gun switches genres with profligate ease. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 1, 2015
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Looking like a walking marshmallow and moving with a dainty waddle, loveable robot Baymax... gives the film its heart and humour. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 1, 2015
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "A period film shot in the present, Boyhood also provides us with vivid cultural snapshots from the recent past - including queuing in robes for the latest Harry Potter novel and Obama's 2008 election campaign. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 25, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "The film touches an exposed nerve: the nagging fear that sometime in the not-too-distant future computers will outstrip and outsmart their creators. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 25, 2015
12% Mortdecai (2015) "Even devoted fans who stuck with Depp's Jack Sparrow shtick through thick and thin will find his supposedly madcap adventures in Mortdecai buttock-clenchingly bad. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 23, 2015
90% Wild (2014) "Witherspoon admirably captures Cheryl's volatile mix of naivety and stubbornness, vulnerability and resilience. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 19, 2015
73% American Sniper (2015) "Eastwood doesn't simply circle the flames but gets right into the heat of combat. And he is as unerring as his sharp-shooting protagonist. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 19, 2015
94% Whiplash (2014) "Miles Teller's Andrew pounds the drum skins as if his life depended on it. With J K Simmons' chair chucker Fletcher around, it very nearly might. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 19, 2015
36% The Giver (2014) "Brenton Thwaites' maverick teenager rebels but this bland sci-fi adventure conforms to type. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 19, 2015
71% Into the Woods (2014) "Sondheim's contrapuntal harmonies and intricate wordplay may not leave you humming but they are full of beauty and rueful wisdom. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 19, 2015
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