Jason Di Rosso

Jason Di Rosso

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Publications:
MovieTime, ABC Radio National , The Age (Australia)
Total Reviews:
229

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " It doesn't always hit its marks, and its extensive, accomplished cast doesn't gel seamlessly, but Brad Pitt's Jackie is a well conceived centre to the drama, because he remains a riddle." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 12, 2012
64% The Campaign (2012) " As the plot crescendos it loses its comic edge, looking to make a point of its own about how career politics tarnishes all who come near it, and trying to score a redemptive finale." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 10, 2012
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " Here, the slapstick with a dash of Homer (we even get a sequence with sirens), should work a treat for adults too." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 29, 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Whedon is on to a winning formula." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 27, 2012
34% Battleship (2012) " The ridiculousness of it all is either sheer joy or pure hell -- depending on how seriously you take it." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 13, 2012
84% The Hunger Games (2012) " The Hunger Games lacks a compelling raison d'être -- it's not much of a class critique, and even less successful as an inter-generational study of how the young struggle against the old." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 23, 2012
51% John Carter (2012) " At times the spectacle is captivating, but it's always just a bit too silly." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 9, 2012
74% Burning Man (2012) " The emotional payoff is undermined by the structural play -- a strategy that distracts rather than enhances." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 18, 2011
93% Drive (2011) " Drive works if you succumb to its broad brush strokes of emotion, the plot propelled by vague ambition and greed, the lush cinematography and the dreamy 80s inspired synthesiser soundtrack." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 28, 2011
100% Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard " If you know nothing about any of this, you'll come out of Autoluminescent with an appreciation and a sense of wonder." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 28, 2011
36% In Time (2011) " It brims with the energy of unrepentant rebellion, in other words, the consequences of which are politically radical (in a cartoon-like way). A cathartic experience for anyone bored with the usual Hollywood subtext." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 28, 2011
26% The Cup (2012) " The hybrid feel of it all works, and the inevitable uneven moments didn't bother me, nor did the odd story cliché. " — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 14, 2011
60% Real Steel (2011) " Real Steel is a very strange spectacle, but only sometimes as fun as it sounds." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 7, 2011
71% Footloose (2011) " It feels like a film walking in the shoes of its predecessor with a slightly sassier spring in its step. But at a certain point in the final act, this remake seems to forget why we're all watching." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 7, 2011
27% The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2013) " It's a sometimes charming film from the veteran action filmmaker, but remains a curiosity, lacking comic sharpness and romantic intensity." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 30, 2011
72% Fright Night (2011) " Takes inspiration from the 1985 film but runs its own race with a few nice tweaks." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 16, 2011
14% Zookeeper (2011) " It isn't terrible, it's just dull." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 9, 2011
96% 13 Assassins (2011) " It doesn't feel like the tour de force it should be." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 9, 2011
61% Final Destination 5 (2011) " It's a spectacle that requires a certain detachment and a strong stomach, but it's highly recommended." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 2, 2011
36% One Day (2011) " A frothy cappuccino of a film with lots of tears, quivering lips and cathartic embraces and little substance." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 2, 2011
24% Conan the Barbarian (2011) " Simply put, this is a disappointment, whether you're looking for grandeur, trash or something in between." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 19, 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " I can't think of another premise this year that promised so many schlocky high concept thrills but delivered so little." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 19, 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " These scenes of mayhem leave you looking forward to the next film more than savouring this one." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 5, 2011
64% Love Crime (2011) " Unfortunately, Alain Corneau's film lacks the camera movements and swelling soundtrack to make this classic melodrama in the grand tradition. It's more akin to TV soap opera." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 5, 2011
0% Big Mamma's Boy " This is the stuff of classic comedy (of a certain type), but the film completely fails in its attempt to make anyone endearing or remotely likable." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 29, 2011
33% 5 Days Of War (2011) " It masquerades as an underdog story about journalists who cut through the fog of war, but it's patronising enough to think we won't notice the cliches and simplifications." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 22, 2011
49% Sleeping Beauty (2011) " I have nothing against such cliches and the critique of patriarchy they invoke, but you need to breathe new life into them." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 24, 2011
34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " It's all very close to being offensive, but as the joke's on the Americans, the film gets away with it." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 27, 2011
84% Angel & Tony (Angèle et Tony) " Delaporte's skill is to show how very different chapters of our lives intersect in mysterious, unexpected ways, sometimes affording us insight and sometimes even grace. Like a healing poetry." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 20, 2011
15% Something Borrowed (2011) " There's a moment in the third act when the emotional tangles feel dangerous and exciting... But the rest of the film is not as good as these brief few minutes, and cruises in a lower gear" — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 6, 2011
59% La Rafle (2012) " A good film, this, that doesn't flinch in its portrayal of brutal history, with a solid cast including Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 6, 2011
86% Rabbit Hole (2010) " Quality drama, sure, but it doesn't go anywhere unexpected. For a film whose title evokes Alice's mysterious journey through Wonderland, it might have amounted to a little more." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 18, 2011
56% Unknown (2011) " What I most enjoyed was Collet-Serra's eye for detail and small gestures: the way he shoots a hand stretching towards something just out of reach in a key dramatic moment, or the way he shoots reflections in windows and doors." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 18, 2011
52% The Next Three Days (2010) " The film lacks a sense of inquiry, whether it's into the psychology of the characters or into the nature of the society that's wrongfully judged this woman." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 4, 2011
93% Another Year (2010) " Another Year isn't light viewing and Leigh's depiction of loneliness and desperation borders on being a cruel spectacle, but it serves to illustrate his notion that we are sometimes the cause of our own afflictions." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 28, 2011
91% The Fighter (2010) " Putting aside the characters who get unfair treatment, and the one too many segues which work clumsily to keep pace with the demands of story arc, such touches make The Fighter a better than average boxing movie." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 21, 2011
43% The Green Hornet (2011) " Michel Gondry's frivolous, exuberant film is a hard one to embrace." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 21, 2011
13% Yogi Bear (2010) " When Yogi hams it up, it's a bit like watching an old vaudeville performer whose time has passed." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 14, 2011
21% Gulliver's Travels (2010) " Even with Black's charisma, and a talented support cast, this is dull stuff." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 23, 2010
73% Sarah's Key (2011) " Scott Thomas is watchable, but her character's storyline, involving large doses of soul searching and self-discovery, isn't much better than a run-of-the-mill airport novel." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 23, 2010
49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " The romance works, and the film's multifaceted, sprawling story produces dissonances which are often fascinating." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 17, 2010
73% Megamind (2010) " Megamind is more like a comedy for adults that children will feel comfortable tagging along to." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 10, 2010
52% Devil (2010) " It's voyeuristic and compelling." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 3, 2010
49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) " It won't cross over to an adult audience, but it should divert children with some prior knowledge of the books." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 3, 2010
83% Copacabana (2010) " An emotionally intelligent film this, with a keen sense of rhythm and balance from writer director Marc Fitoussi, who draws his characters with affection but never sentimentality." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 26, 2010
40% Due Date (2010) " Phillips squeezes a lot of comedy juice from the odd couple pairing and, even with a few flat moments, the film shows a remarkable ability to keep hitting its sweet spot." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 26, 2010
72% The Last Exorcism (2010) " Unfortunately the predictable and unoriginal finale undermines the overall impact." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 26, 2010
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) " There's a potent, dreamy allure throughout much of this that will affect even those outside the core audience." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 18, 2010
57% Summer Coda " If you can forgive its clumsy moments, the film exudes a considerable sensual power. Perhaps it's not enough, but it makes me look forward to Gray's next film." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 22, 2010
58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) " The expectation builds and builds, sometimes without release, sometimes with a loud sudden noise, or the glimpse of something unexpected. While some horror fans will undoubtedly find the slow pacing dull rather than tense, I find it a breath of fresh air." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 22, 2010
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