Jason McBride

Jason McBride

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
CBC.ca Arts , Globe and Mail
Total Reviews:
44

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 44 of 44
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 17% Restless (2009) Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 28, 2008
2/4 65% Made in Jamaica (2006) " An affectionate if largely unsatisfying exploration of the musical genre's evolution." — Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 31, 2008
3.5/4 87% Meduzot (Jellyfish) (2008) " Thematically, it's extremely precise, and one of its most compelling themes is the failure, or uselessness, of language." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2/4 48% Bottle Shock (2008) " For all of its intermittent, crowd-pleasing charm, oenophiles (and cinephiles, for that matter) might be better off putting their money toward a good bottle of Robert Mondavi." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 6, 2008
2.5/4 64% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) " Their tear-jerking adventures [are] appealing to even the staunchest chick-lit antagonist." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 6, 2008
2.5/4 60% Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) " With a Buffy-like title and a poster that recalls Bruce Campbell at his buffest, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer should have horror fans eager for a little low-budget monster mash chomping at the bit. They won't be disappointed." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 25, 2008
1/4 34% Space Chimps (2008) " Worse are the chimps themselves. Their bodies are realistic in all the wrong ways, with grotesque appendages and unpleasantly textured fur, while the expressions on their unadorable mugs are entirely devoid of humanity." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 18, 2008
2.5/4 86% Mongol (2008) " As an epic action movie, Mongol is satisfying enough. Think Braveheart. Think 300. Just don't think too much." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 6, 2008
67% Redbelt (2008) CBC.ca Arts
Posted May 20, 2008
85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) CBC.ca Arts
Posted May 20, 2008
30% Chaos Theory (2008) CBC.ca Arts
Posted May 20, 2008
2/4 37% Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) " Where in the world is Morgan Spurlock's head? Occasionally, during this exasperating and goofy documentary, it seems squarely on his shoulders. Most of the time, however, it's firmly lodged up another part of his anatomy." — Globe and Mail
Posted May 16, 2008
1/4 —— Prom Wars (2008) " Michael Cera, please give your old cast mate Shawkat a call. Save her." — Globe and Mail
Posted May 9, 2008
62% Iron Will (1994) CBC.ca Arts
Posted May 5, 2008
2.5/4 89% The Visitor (2008) " The film becomes less about the suffering of immigrants who have never enjoyed the embrace of Ellis Island than the righteous indignation of a liberal intelligentsia raging against its own powerlessness." — Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 25, 2008
1.5/4 22% Never Back Down (2008) " Mr. Miyagi would not be pleased." — Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 14, 2008
2.5/4 65% How She Move (2008) " You might see the ending of How She Move coming from the first frame, but you'll tap your toes the entire way." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 25, 2008
1.5/4 35% National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) " Tepid and predictable though the action largely is, Bartha provides intermittent comic relief and Mirren is her usual droll self." — Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 21, 2007
3.5/4 86% L' Avocat de la Terreur (Terror's Advocate) (2007) " The lawyer's intense isolation, his solitary, perverse rage against the world, against France, against conventional opinion, is felt most deeply." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 16, 2007
1/4 34% P2 (2007) " The majority of [director Khalfoun's] chase and fight scenes are so artlessly staged that they render suspense moot." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 9, 2007
2.5/4 51% The Bubble (Ha Buah) (2007) " It's as if Fox sets out to punish his characters for their ignorance, abandoning a sensitive and occasionally surprising love story in favour of political cliché." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 2, 2007
67% Dead Reckoning (1947) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Aug 31, 2007
1/4 14% War (Rogue Assassin) (2007) " An irrelevant, joyless bore." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 24, 2007
1.5/4 —— Bride of Silence " So much is told -- and even if it's in deliberate conflict with what is shown, the film bogs down in often unnecessary information and superfluous dialogue." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 6, 2007
67% The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (2007) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/4 50% Fast Food Nation (2006) " A frustratingly toothless film whose heart is in the right place even if its head isn't." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 17, 2006
89% Cache (Hidden) (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 11, 2006
57% Last Days (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
72% Syriana (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
13% The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
68% North Country (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
46% The Ice Harvest (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
92% Saraband (2003) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
84% King Kong (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
78% Why We Fight (2006) " For [director Eugene] Jarecki, it's easier, both cinematically and intellectually, to take refuge in the notion of an American empire. But such abstractions obscure the fact that there are real people losing lives -- and real people who want to take them." — CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
41% American Dreamz (2006) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
86% L'Enfant (The Child) (2006) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
91% Ballets Russes (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
61% Jarhead (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
66% Pride and Prejudice (2003) CBC.ca Arts
Posted Nov 4, 2006
2.5/4 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) " [Gondry] understands the bittersweet pleasures of unrequited love, how love unattained is always love untainted. Possibility perpetually exists. Dream logic? Perhaps." — Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 22, 2006
2.5/4 84% Black Gold (2006) " Black Gold, a compelling documentary about the international coffee industry, might discourage you from ever drinking a cup of joe again. At the very least, it'll make you think deeply about what's going into that cup." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 4, 2006
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