Jason Ferguson

Jason Ferguson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Publications:
Orlando Weekly
Total Reviews:
91

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 86% The Namesake (2006) " A rewarding adaptation of a well-regarded book. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 29, 2007
3.5/5 53% The Last Mimzy (2007) " A likable cast of adults displays the right amount of disbelief to make the kids' stiff acting easily ignored, and the occasional lapses into illogical hokiness are made up for by the imaginative spirit at the heart of the movie. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 23, 2007
2/5 8% Premonition (2007) " The scene in front of the funeral home where Bullock goes over the edge is inappropriately hilarious. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 15, 2007
84% 13 Tzameti (2005) Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 1, 2007
2/5 35% Reno 911!: Miami (2007) " Overlong and unimaginative, this inflammation of the usually hilarious Comedy Central show goes to great lengths to justify its extended running time, but winds up repeating its jokes before the first act is over. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 22, 2007
4/5 84% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) " The third act goes necessarily dark, maybe a little too much so for the youngest of viewers, but the sense of loss that it conveys ensures that Terabithia is that much more compelling. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 15, 2007
1/5 19% The Last Sin Eater (2007) " It's stunning how flat and lifeless this film is, and we won't even talk about the chintzy special effects. Another cynical God-market outing from the folks at Fox Faith. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 8, 2007
85% La Moustache (2005) Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2007
2/5 21% The Hitcher (2007) " This one gets most of its thrills via flashy car wrecks and some spectacularly stupid one-liners. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2007
4/5 66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) " Zhang does a marvelous job at contrasting the tactile sumptuousness of the sets with the venomous, venal brutality that occurs within their walls. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 11, 2007
3/5 26% Stomp the Yard (2007) " While it doesn't reach School Daze heights of greatness, Stomp the Yard evinces enough heart to elevate it quite a bit past most collegiate dramas. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 11, 2007
1.5/5 5% THR3E (2007) " Perfect for that good Christian family who's aching to see a neutered, unoriginal crime thriller that clumsily coughs up its 'spiritual' theme only in the last line. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 4, 2007
No Score Yet Maxx (2006) Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4.5/5 78% Dreamgirls (2006) " This story blazes through the Detroit sound, the '60s and '70s, discrimination, betrayal, greed, pride, loyalty and redemption and so much more. It does it with songs and it does it exactly right. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 21, 2006
3.5/5 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) " Smartly, Rocky Balboa not only acknowledges how ridiculous and unseemly it is to resubmit the Italian Stallion into the pop-culture fray of 2006, but wraps the entire movie around that premise. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2/5 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) " Though illuminating as a history primer on the CIA, The Good Shepherd has the spark of an 8 a.m. college lecture. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2.5/5 16% Eragon (2006) " [Contains] a plotline that's a pastiche of tired fate-demands-you-take-this-journey tropes. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2006
3/5 67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) " The Pursuit of Happyness -- as over-the-top as it seems conceptually -- actually deals out its heartstring cards subtly and never comes off as too cloying. It's the sort of feel-good film that doesn't make your teeth hurt. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2006
4/5 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) " Walden Media should be applauded for continuing on their mission to bring high-quality family-centric fare to audiences without infusing every scene with an ironic wink. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2006
3/5 69% Cocaine Cowboys (2006) " Cocaine Cowboys is a fascinating look at a time when Miami was so flush with cash from cocaine deals that it was completely buffered from a nationwide recession. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 7, 2006
3.5/5 No Score Yet Freedom's Fury " Far from a straight sports documentary, Freedom's Fury is uplifting and bittersweet, framing the drama of an athletic afternoon within the global political picture. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 23, 2006
4/5 95% Casino Royale (2006) " There's little to link this thrilling action flick with the clichéd redundancy that the 007 movies had become. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 16, 2006
3/5 72% Flushed Away (2006) " Flushed Away suffers from a sense of one-upmanship that ultimately detracts from its best moments by making them confusing for the youngest viewers. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 2, 2006
5/5 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) " Face it, Borat is the funniest movie ever made. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 2, 2006
0.5/5 7% Conversations With God (2006) " A hackneyed, melodramatic travesty is certainly to be expected from the cinematic rendering of Neale Donald Walsch's simplistic, best-selling self-help tomes. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 26, 2006
100% The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena) (2006) Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2006
4.5/5 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) " Thanks to an excellent script by Paul Haggis (based on the book by William Broyles Jr.), the characters are rendered richly and honestly, further emphasizing the film's powerful impact. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2006
2.5/5 76% The Prestige (2006) " The Prestige winds up a mediocre muddle. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2006
83% Roadside Prophets (2006) Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2006
4/5 78% House of Sand (Casa de Areia) (2006) " The dramatic and often sad lives led by the women yield surprisingly intimate dramas considering such limitless surroundings, a contrast that's played up by the excellent cinematography. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2006
2.5/5 48% Open Season (2006) " The domesticated-bear-in-the-wild plot is predictable, thin and oversweet. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2006
2/5 13% Haven (2006) " A film that tries to be sordidly humid, but winds up frustratingly dull. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3/5 57% Confetti (2006) " The TV-flat production makes it easier to laugh at the obvious jokes, while the cast's spot-on timing makes the subtler humor shine even brighter. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3.5/5 73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) " Touted as his last foray into martial-arts movies, Fearless finds Jet Li bowing out with a stunner. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2006
2.5/4 46% The Last Kiss (2006) " ... a patently offensive love story, where you root for the guy not to end up with the girl. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2006
2/5 5% Broken Bridges (2006) " The most uncritical, red-state fans of the ridiculously imposing country star will get exactly the sort of thinly plotted, poorly dialogued, feel-good flick they expect, while anyone else will wonder why this film deserved a green light. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 7, 2006
51% The Family Stone (2005) " In the aggregate, though, it's a fractious Christmas spent with unpleasant relatives you'd rather avoid. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2005
73% Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela (2004) " As entertaining as it is illuminating. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 20, 2005
89% We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005) " Even now, there's no group out there like The Minutemen. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2005
94% The Nomi Song (2005) " This film expertly captures the scenesters' singular, blinding devotion to art at all costs, as well as their playful and communal attitudes. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 26, 2005
3/5 71% Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) (2003) " It's unflinchingly horrible, but it's also incredibly funny. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 9, 2004
3.5/5 40% Bollywood Hollywood (2003) " It's clear that Mehta simply wanted to update her beloved genre for the thousands of Indians who fancy themselves too sophisticated for the cheese-laced spectacles that pack 'em in on the subcontinent. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 11, 2003
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