Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Biography:
Jason Clark is a regular contributor to Entertainment Weekly and Slant Magazine. He also has written for Premiere, HX and All-Movie Guide. He was co-founder of webzine Matinee Magazine, which ran from 1999-2002.
Publications:
Entertainment Weekly , Matinee Magazine , Premiere Magazine , Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
211
Total QuickRatings:
21
Location:
Astoria, NY

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C 37% The November Man (2014) " The utter lack of originality eventually sinks the movie, and the climax has more howlers than a wolf convention." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 27, 2014
B 75% A Master Builder (2014) " It doesn't attain the highs of Shawn and Gregory's My Dinner With Andre, but the movie has a jittery intimacy that is appealing." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2014
C 41% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Braff's wholehearted embrace of weepie clichés - deathbed confessionals pop up as often as the indie tunes - clashes with the movie's more side-eyed and profane observations." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2014
1/4 40% Who Do You Love? (2010) " Ambles along poorly from one ill-conceived, brutally edited vignette to another." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2010
0/4 21% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) " The story is so paper-thin one surmises it was scrawled on soggy toilet paper somewhere" — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2009
1/4 15% Spinning Into Butter (2009) " Any movie that chooses to open a credits sequence with a Maya Angelou quote and blackface cartoons screams desperation." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2009
2/4 34% The Edge of Love (2008) " The film is on far less ground when it eventually becomes yet another wartime domestic tale, with Maybury's semi-kicky style draining out slowly until mediocrity settles in." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2009
2/4 13% The Caller (2008) " Sadly, The Caller, the second feature from director Richard Ledes, doesn't allow its leading men the luxury of their legacies, instead forcing a wan quasi-thriller in the space where a laidback character study should be." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2009
1.5/4 86% Starting Out in the Evening (2007) " Self-contained and silly." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2007
2/4 72% Darfur Now (2007) " Its 99 minutes could have easily been about 65 if you removed all of the celebrity do-gooder filler." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2007
1.5/4 36% Reservation Road (2007) " Such TV-movie style set-ups may have worked better in the original novel, but on the silver screen play as an eye-rolling chore." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2007
2/4 53% Across the Universe (2007) " Taymor's signatures are visible throughout, but she is clearly trying hard to gussy up a screenplay that plays more like The Wonder Years without the cultural insight." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2007
A- 80% Nip/Tuck: Season 4 (TV, 2006) " A tantalizingly addictive season 4. " — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 7, 2007
3.5/4 96% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) " The subtitle of the film is actually an unneeded addition since what the film highlights with piercing exactitude are the lengths grown men won't go to in the long run to prove themselves." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2007
1.5/4 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " Not to put too fine a point on it, but this movie throws like a girl." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2007
3/4 91% Hairspray (2007) " In doing some constructive nip/tuck and staging the musical numbers in splashy old-musical style, Shankman has put some of the bang back into the genre." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2007
1.5/4 52% Introducing the Dwights (2007) " Shrieking like a banshee has unfortunately become Brenda Blethyn's stock in trade ever since her remarkable breakout performance in Mike Leigh's Secrets & Lies." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2007
1/4 75% Lady Chatterley (2007) " A turgid, droopy bore." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 19, 2007
2.5/4 64% Broken English (2007) " Basically a hipster's pastiche of every chick flick you've ever seen except with expert breeding, but it doesn't completely erase the feeling of déjà vu." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2007
1.5/4 56% Charlie Bartlett (2007) " A feeble entry into the teen-movie lexicon." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 23, 2007
3/4 78% You Kill Me (2007) " Even when he's worked with escalated budgets, John Dahl has retained his playful noir side." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 19, 2007
3/4 88% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007) " A notable addition to highly under-populated field of documentaries about the inner mechanics of putting on a great big show." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 2, 2007
1.5/4 67% Everything's Gone Green (2007) " Everything's Gone Green just barely hangs there in that low-watt Canadian film world deadpan." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2007
3/4 90% Stephanie Daley (2006) " Tells a distinctly (sometimes wrenching) feminine tale without making it only relative to Oprah watchers and talk-show bingers." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2007
4/4 45% Fay Grim (2007) " Hartley miraculously manages to make a grandly entertaining (and relevant) movie that never seems as if it's being too cloying." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2007
1/4 30% The Hawk Is Dying (2006) " It's awfully hard to review a movie called The Hawk is Dying without avoiding bird synonyms and metaphors." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2007
1/4 66% Miss Potter (2007) " Zellweger's face has utterly frozen into a human version of a scrunchie, and appears as if it will shatter into 1,000 pieces if an honest smile were to break out." — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 26, 2006
2.5/4 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) " If only the movie's early momentum were kept intact." — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 26, 2006
2/4 74% The Painted Veil (2006) " The Painted Veil is more or less from the school of motion picture that Pauline Kael used to say "reeks of quality."" — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2006
2.5/4 65% The History Boys (2006) " The heavy lifting is left mainly to the performers, who virtually all make the grade. It's the director that could use a little detention." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2006
2/4 51% For Your Consideration (2006) " This overcrowded and under-funny assault on Hollywood and the Academy Awards is the latest in Guest's comedy factory of diminishing returns, and there is very little here you haven't seen before." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2006
1/4 46% Bobby (2006) " The movie has no real story to speak of, just a series of barely connected vignettes over the 24-hour period before RFK's demise, only some of which have anything to do with the ever-changing political climate of the early 1960s." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2006
.5/4 48% Driving Lessons (2006) " Driving Lessons is the type of movie that makes you want to single-handedly dismantle the British film industry." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2006
1.5/4 28% Copying Beethoven, (Klang der Stille) (2006) " Will there ever be a decent movie made about any part of Ludwig van Beethoven's life?" — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2006
2/4 75% Sherrybaby (2006) " Sherrybaby is never really convincing outside of Gyllenhaal's portrayal." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2006
3/4 74% Conversations With Other Women (2006) " It's hard to think of a recent movie that nails the circular games of adults trying to get laid and then talking their way out of it." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2006
2/4 60% Lonesome Jim (2006) " Another product of the woefully inadequate InDigEnt company, who have almost never turned out an agreeable movie, Lonesome Jim feels as if it's from an earlier time and not in a good way." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 1, 2006
2.5/4 46% Rent (2005) " One would have to be made of stone not to respond to at least something in this vivid score, and it sounds marvelous." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2005
2/4 85% Pride and Prejudice (2005) " Writer Deborah Moggach's adaptation is sleek but lacks the judiciousness Emma Thompson brought to her terrific screenplay for Ang Lee's Sense & Sensibility." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2005
2/4 75% In Her Shoes (2005) " MacLaine's are the only shoes anyone could ever truly want to be in here. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2005
2/4 57% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) " A rather schizo piece of filmmaking that is too busy to ever be dull, but the only Prize in the foreseen future for it might be the boob tube. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2005
1.5/4 62% Proof (2005) " Just as he kept Shakespeare in Love years ago from leaping into greatness with his banal direction, Madden similarly keeps things stately and sleepy here." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2005
2/4 69% The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei) (2005) " A well-meaning but direly protracted German/Austrian trifle." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2005
2.5/4 89% Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok) (2003) " For a film about women getting brutally attacked and dispatched, the movie has no sense of urgency or underlying dread." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2005
40% The Jimmy Show (2001) " It may be a somewhat backhanded compliment to say that the film makes the viewer feel like the movie's various victimized audience members after a while, but it also happens to be the movie's most admirable quality" — Premiere Magazine
Posted Dec 12, 2002
21% Empire (2002) " directed in a flashy, empty sub-music video style by a director so self-possessed he actually adds a period to his first name" — Premiere Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2002
40% Dead or Alive: Final (2002) " The film seems all but destined to pop up on a television screen in the background of a scene in a future Quentin Tarantino picture" — Premiere Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2002
77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) " Even though it is infused with the sensibility of a video director, it doesn't make for completely empty entertainment" — Matinee Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2002
89% Spider-Man (2002) " All the dough in the world doesn't disguise hollow, simplistic storytelling" — Matinee Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2002
91% Y Tu Mamá También (2001) " Oft-described as the antidote to American Pie-type sex comedies, it actually has a bundle in common with them, as the film diffuses every opportunity for a breakthrough" — Matinee Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2002
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