Jason Solomons

Jason Solomons

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mail [UK] , Guardian [UK] , Observer [UK]
Total Reviews:
92

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
69% The Hunter (2012) " It is dank and clammy, with ice in its heart, but it is also beautiful and painful, its emotional climaxes hitting home like precision bullets." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
95% Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012) " An exhilarating, elegantly executed film that holds a mirror up to the art world, its protagonists and its devotees, forcing us to question the whole circus." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
33% The Players (2014) " I was forced to wonder: were the talkies really invented so we could listen to Dujardin beating off in a lonely motel room?" — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
43% 7 Days in Havana " The faded grandeur of the Hotel Nacional features prominently and cliches of ladyboys, cigars, daiquiris and rafts to Miami abound." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
68% God Bless America (2012) " Somehow the shoddiness of the film-making and the flatness of the writing dilute the anger and inspire a numbing tedium." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
56% Strawberry Fields " I liked this modest film, its unusual setting, its new-folk music (by Troubadour Rose) and its conscious echoes of A Streetcar Named Desire." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
84% Total Recall (1990) " It's a blockbuster from another era, when a big idea, rather than a pair of 3D goggles, gave the film its extra dimension." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
66% The Women on the 6th Floor (2011) " Warm-hearted but silly French comedy, set in 1960 and starring the excellent Fabrice Luchini as a stockbroker in the stuffy world of the Parisian haute bourgeoisie." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
83% You've Been Trumped (2012) " It could also be a terrific feature, a John Sayles movie maybe, although it's possible no one would believe a character as odious as the villain of this piece." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
95% Ping Pong (2013) " Strong characters, great access and a firm grip on story arc. Smashing, indeed." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
78% Killer Joe (2012) " It revels in evil and lacks any sprightliness that might have redeemed its twisted characters, all of whom are loathsome and stupid." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " For all its action sequences and swoops and swings, I found it hard to get remotely excited by The Amazing Spider-Man." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " Although she would probably have liked a little more plot and polish, Nora Ephron would, I think, have approved." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
67% Friends With Kids (2012) " Friends with Kids is funny and likable and while the dialogue is often bawdy and sexually frank, its elements are completely fairytale, including a climax involving a cross-town dash." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
70% Dark Horse (2012) " In his bitter humour I always find a twitch on the moral compass." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
90% The Fairy (2012) " The best that can be said for The Fairy is that it certainly creates its own world. However, it's one I wanted to get out of almost as soon as it began." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
29% Atletu (The Athlete) " Told through reconstruction and archive footage, the story of Ethiopian marathon legend Abebe Bikila can't muster the drama it deserves." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
93% King of Devil's Island (2011) " There's an impressive force to the performances and, amid the ice and snow, the film burns with a sense of injustice that deservedly made it a hit in Norway." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
41% Lovely Molly (2012) " Silly Molly." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
5/5 98% Mud (2013) " An atmospheric thriller and coming-of-age tale set on a slow bend in the Mississippi river, Mud has the look and feel of an American indie classic." — Guardian [UK]
Posted May 26, 2012
2/5 67% Lawless (2012) " Star-studded and violent yet empty as a broken whisky bottle." — Guardian [UK]
Posted May 20, 2012
3/5 84% Contagion (2011) " I was shuffling nervously in my seat, edging away from the sniffling man next to me. Nobody shook hands or embraced after this screening." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Sep 5, 2011
84% The Princess Of Montpensier (2011) " It clips along with splendid locations and well-observed costumes and customs, displaying a sensibility and wit that never feel stuffy." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) " Within its ambition to convey the meaning of life, The Tree of Life is also boring, cliched and banal." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
78% Trust (2011) " Schwimmer directs with intelligence and a minimum of hysteria, deftly handling the shifts in atmosphere this creepy story requires." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
14% Huge " Miller catches the dinge of the pub stand-up circuit nicely and certainly nails the desperation." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
51% Holy Rollers (2010) " It's a surprisingly cool little film, not funny at all but rather seriously torn between the secular and the sacred, a conflict Eisenberg expresses with a neurotic intensity." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
49% Super (2011) " This disastrously unfunny superhero spoof features a grating performance from Juno star Ellen Page, a vapid leading man in Rainn Wilson and an idiotic mix of humour and violence." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
95% L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) (1961) " I've always found it romantic and sexy, full of yearning and mystery." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
58% Film socialisme (2011) " The cumulative effect of this plotless collage is bizarrely comforting and I totally know what JLG is on about (something to do with ownership, sovereignty and old Europe), not that he'd care if I didn't." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " Are there any ideas here? Other than to make more than $1.5bn, what is the point of a Michael Bay movie?" — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
55% The Conspirator (2011) " It unfurls as a stodgy courtroom drama, in which everyone looks like an early photograph." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
35% Larry Crowne (2011) " Larry Crowne has the air of a project locked in a drawer since 1993. They should have thrown away the key." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
99% A Separation (2011) " A remarkably poised marital thriller from Iran, full of surprise developments and suppressed volatility." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
92% As If I Am Not There (2010) " In her unblinking recounting of the story, director Wilson displays admirable restraint in the face of horror." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
91% Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (2009) " [A] surprisingly delightful little film..." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) " Bridesmaids achieves, through the laughs, a kind of poignancy and empathy." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
59% The First Grader (2011) " Wholesome and uplifting in the classic carpe diem manner and Harris is a lot more attractive than Robin Williams." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
81% Countdown to Zero (2010) " Skilfully crafted and smoothly assembled..." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
40% Ghosted " Muddled and sentimental, it is an unilluminating experience." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
92% Incendies (2011) " Incendies is muscular, emotional film-making of the highest order, self-confident in its delivery yet always respectful of its characters' plight." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
19% Love's Kitchen (2011) " Worth a detour to avoid." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
85% Viva Riva! (2011) " Brutal and simplistic, the film nevertheless delivers rough excitement with a certain rude style." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
44% Bad Teacher (2011) " Bad Teacher delivers a watchable comic performance from Diaz - including a charity school car wash in denim hot pants - and some real laughs." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
75% Putty Hill (2011) " American indie film has been lost in the murk of the mumblecore student scene recently but with Putty Hill, I felt a real thrill that something new is stirring." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
90% The Messenger (2009) " The Messenger takes on a warmth and plangency that rewards viewing." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
60% The Beaver (2011) " It is the very essence of a misfire, a film so out of step with the times that I'm tempted to say Dick Cheney on a hunting trip couldn't have misfired more." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
83% Potiche (2011) " A blend of boulevard farce, 1970s sex comedy and political satire. Deneuve responds to the challenge magnificently and with a glint of mischief." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
26% Green Lantern (2011) " The latest movie scraped from the barrel where studio execs store their childhood comic collections." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
59% La Rafle (2012) " There is no denying the power of the events, the importance of them now being told in movie form, nor the clear-eyed way that Bosch dramatises previously dry historical facts - in order to leave us misty-eyed." — Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
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