Jason McKiernan

Jason McKiernan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Jason McKiernan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmcritic.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "There's so much good, in fact, that it's all the more depressing when the screenplay occasionally delivers a sequence of such crippling awfulness that the film feels as haplessly shallow as its trailers initially indicate. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3.5/5 47% American Ultra (2015) "It's a great concept, if for no other reason than the notion of Jesse Eisenberg as indestructible action hero is my kind of quirky " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "a tempestuous clash of fire and ice, ratcheted to a fever pitch " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 26% Vacation (2015) " a worthy entry into a canon that hasn't delivered a film this funny in nearly two decades " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jul 28, 2015
3/5 17% Pixels (2015) "It's silly and ever imperfect, but it's basically a '80s retro store turned into an event movie, and that's okay with me. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "playfulness - and the residual respect for Wright's ideas and artistry - help carry Ant-Man to a perch aside Guardians of the Galaxy as a semi-punk pillar of the Marvel cinematic domain " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/5 58% Felt (2015) "an intriguing thematic exploration that finds its halted, lumbering execution leading to its ultimate downfall. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) "For all its attempts to heavily overcomplicate both its narrative and its aesthetic, Manglehorn sure is simplistic and bland " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "what a ride! " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "A Jurassic template that is populated with broad caricatures, bad CG, and dinosaurs that don't look or feel as legitimately awe-inspiring as they did in 1993. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jun 11, 2015
1.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "collapses in a deluge of imitations of other clich├ęd disasters. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "leaves blisters on the cinema screen " ‐ Film Racket
Posted May 14, 2015
1.5/5 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "For the bulk of the film's running time, these talented actresses are made to shriek and bellow at one another as they amble from one lazy episode to another. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "well-mounted and fun. The product of a machine, yes, but a well-oiled one " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Apr 30, 2015
1.5/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "gleefully racist and moderately homophobic " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "our cultural cynicism has outgrown the bland innocence and simple moralizing " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5/5 29% Everly (2015) "a mopey soap opera with guns and blood. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) "For Rob Marshall, this film represents a career renaissance. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Dec 24, 2014
2/5 27% Annie (2014) "In its current form, it'll be forgotten after the families leave the theater, walk back to the minivan, and turn back on the Frozen soundtrack. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Wades through completely-invented, yawn-inducing, geek emo-drama before once again settling in for the stuff with which Jackson feels at home - epic CGI battles. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Dec 16, 2014
2/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "There is no consistent creative voice at work in Horrible Bosses 2, nor any rhythm or comedic pace - only puerile, one-note gags strung together by a copycat plot " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 25, 2014
4.5/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) "The LEGO Movie blasts off the screen to set a very high standard for studio animation in 2014 " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/5 29% Grudge Match (2013) "the latest example of the crap these actors seem content to settle with " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Dec 24, 2013
2.5/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "once the charm of the premise wears thin, we're left with sequences that alternate between repetitive pre-production meetings between the gung-ho creative types and a sneering Travers, and increasingly glum flashbacks centered on coughing and tears " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) "filled with such a sizable amount of unnecessary bloat and inconsequential filler material that it feels as though the film is spinning its epic wheels in preparation for a dazzling finale " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4.5/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "The long-suffering themes are elegant and subtle, every bit as beautifully realized as the film's delicate visual palette. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) "brutal but important " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "we can hardly pay attention to the dense exposition because we're too busy thinking of ways to make fun of it on Twitter later " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/5 56% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) "will be revered as a trailblazing legend for quite some time, even if that legend has nothing to do with the content of the film " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) "neither as incendiary nor as revelatory as WikiLeaks itself. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/5 21% Paradise (2013) "takes the form of a simple "One Crazy Night of Deep Revelations" story, except the night isn't that crazy and the revelations aren't that deep " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3.5/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) "a solid thriller... no more, no less. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/5 80% Don Jon (2013) "like Step 1 of a richer, more nuanced, 12-step movie. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 30, 2013
4/5 68% Elysium (2013) "the best straight action epic of 2013 thus far " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Aug 9, 2013
1.5/5 79% Jug Face (2013) "a B-grade experiment " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3.5/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) "We're the Millers, though familiar in its setup and old-fashioned in its emotion, is still a fun and rollicking lark " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Aug 6, 2013
1.5/5 23% The Canyons (2013) "If Schrader is right and cinema is dying, The Canyons functions as one of the nails in the coffin. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3.5/5 52% The To Do List (2013) "That the movie not only refuses to apologize for its frankness, but rather seems to revel in it with defiance, turns this rollicking comedy into a screw-loose, cock-eyed feminist mini-gem. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jul 25, 2013
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "A slam-bang comics-inspired blast where the superhero collective fuses seamlessly and works marvelously. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 74% Chimpanzee (2012) "Like all Disneynature films, Chimpanzee is a mixed bag, but it fulfills its role in the natural selection of the Hollywood box-office. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 20, 2012
2.5/5 20% The Lucky One (2012) "The film is at least good-natured and occasionally charming, less flagrantly offensive than many recent tear-jerkers. Yes, I am damning with faint praise. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 20, 2012
3/5 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) "It's a good thing 21 Jump Street is funny, because in terms of pure filmmaking, it is a near-embarrassment. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 15, 2012
3.5/5 50% Wanderlust (2001) Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 24, 2012
3.5/5 59% Wanderlust (2012) "pure comedy, populated with one inspired comic performance after another " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 23, 2012
3.5/5 95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) "another wonderful Studio Ghibli film, distributed by Disney but refreshingly not Disney-fied. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 16, 2012
90/100 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) "...Spielberg's dazzling return to peak action form, an action-packed spectacle that leaves us breathless and smiling. " ‐ Next Projection
Posted Dec 27, 2011
85/100 97% The Artist (2011) "...a gem of post-modern significance, celebrating a bygone era by commenting on it, fleshing it out with broad universality. " ‐ Next Projection
Posted Dec 27, 2011
90/100 80% Young Adult (2011) "...flirts with conventional expectations before ripping them out from under us. " ‐ Next Projection
Posted Dec 27, 2011
99/100 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) "...cinema at its most vivid, wrenching, and revelatory - an abstract masterpiece about the withering fragility of the human soul. " ‐ Next Projection
Posted Dec 27, 2011
65/100 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) "...a meticulous slow burn of visual suggestion, dripping in atmosphere and loaded with evocative subtext in nearly every shot. " ‐ Next Projection
Posted Dec 27, 2011
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