Jayne Nelson

Jayne Nelson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Publications:
SFX Magazine , Total Film
Total Reviews:
30

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 30 of 30
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 54% The Zero Theorem " With a lesser actor in the lead, The Zero Theorem would probably have you looking at your watch within the first half hour. With Christoph Waltz, you want to know what happens to his character." — SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3.5/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " There are jokes for both young and old, it really is educational, and if you don't smile every time Mr Peabody's little tail starts wagging, then... well, there's no hope for you as a human being." — SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2.5/5 8% Justin and the Knights of Valour " The action is clunky, the jokes fall flat time and again, and the script tries so hard to get off the ground that you can almost feel the wind hitting you in the kisser from its frantic wing-flaps." — SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3/5 69% About Time (2013) " If you've been infuriated by Curtis's soppy scriptwriting before, it's probably best to stay away. If Notting Hill warmed your cockles, though, this is miles better." — SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 5, 2013
4.5/5 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " Doesn't quite reach the lunatic levels of the first film's moon-stealing scheme, but despite its smaller scale it does manage to venture even further into daftness." — SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2013
4.5/5 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " A startlingly original indie production that will stay with you for years, a film so intense you can almost feel the heat of the swamp in which it was filmed." — SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2012
3.5/5 87% ParaNorman (2012) " It's probably a tad too scary for really small humans, but anyone from seven upwards will find ParaNorman's adventures firmly stick in their braaaiiinnns." — SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
3/5 87% ParaNorman (2012) " Gorgeous animation and inspired set design help patch over a lacklustre script." — Total Film
Posted Sep 3, 2012
2.5/5 31% The Dinosaur Project (2012) " Reeks of a low budget and a poor script but has just enough charm to be worth a look - particularly if you have kids who like watching giant reptiles eating people." — SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2012
4/5 54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) " Musical numbers, gorgeous design and a brilliant motorbike chase through the deliciously surreal Thneedville lift this from being a preachy, eco-friendly plod to a witty and comical adventure. " — SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 27, 2012
2.5/5 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) " So desperate to play it safe that it actually becomes drab. " — SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2012
3.5/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) " If you make it through to the end, it's almost worth the wait." — SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2012
2.5/5 25% Hop (2011) " It's not brilliant, but you probably already guessed that; this is a film about a mythical rabbit who poops jellybeans, after all... " — SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2011
3/5 24% Conan the Barbarian (2011) " As a fantasy movie it hits all the right notes, dripping with guts, gore and familiar tropes; it's certainly not a film you have to concentrate on following. If that's your thing, you'll love it." — SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2011
2.5/5 33% I Am Number Four (2011) " A superpowered kid hiding out at a school? We've seen it in Smallville, Roswell, Twilight and a million other stories. There's nothing new to say here, and I Am Number Four proves it in spades. " — SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2011
1.5/5 46% Hereafter (2010) " Hereafter tries to do what Crash did but without the superficial gloss, the charm or actors who can actually act. The result is desperately, eye-achingly drab. " — SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2011
4.5/5 82% Panique au village (A Town Called Panic) (2009) " Chaotic, warped and impervious to logic – a total treasure just waiting to be discovered." — SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2010
1/5 0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010) " Features clunky, outdated CGI, a script so flat it's practically Holland and rubbish character design." — SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2010
2/5 18% The Tooth Fairy (2010) " Family-friendly schmaltz-by-numbers." — SFX Magazine
Posted May 28, 2010
3/5 76% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) " Despite its predictability, it's still a rather lovely, gentle kiddie romp." — SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2010
3.5/5 49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) " It's all jolly good fun, rattling along at a perfect pace with enough action setpieces and spectacle to keep both youngsters and adults happy." — SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 32% The Lovely Bones (2009) " "Somehow the depth of the novel has become nothing more than an exercise in producing a polished, beautiful-looking fantasy."" — SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2010
2.5/5 21% Planet 51 (2009) " When a film's best characters are rip-offs from other movies. you know you're in trouble." — SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2009
4.5/5 87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) " It's rare to find an animated film that hasn't come out of Pixar's talented hands which contains so much to gush over, but Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is something you won't regret sinking your teeth into." — SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 31% Aliens in the Attic (2009) " There's nothing really new here: it's all sub-Home Alone nonsense." — SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2009
2.5/5 39% Inkheart (2009) " As far as movies based on books about books go, it's anything but a pageturner." — SFX Magazine
Posted May 12, 2009
4/5 72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) " The film lacks the soft, friendly edge of something like Monsters, Inc and sags a little after the first big fight, but it's gigantic fun nevertheless." — SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2009
3/5 70% I Am Legend (2007) " Though it fails to do justice to Matheson's novel, /I Am Legend/ isn't without merit, particularly in its stately, moody build-up. Unfortunately, the final act squanders the tension in favour of daft religious symbolism and silly CG zombies. Shame." — Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2007
4/5 94% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) " A bunch of old guys talking about the old days - but what old days. An absorbing doc from a filmmaker who knows a good story, and a handful of men who've lived the best story of all." — Total Film
Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 64% Day Watch (2007) " A disappointing follow-up to Timur Bekmambetov's ground-cracking debut that still holds just enough explosiveness to blow a few fuses in your brain. Watch for the set-pieces (killer balls, car chases, power lines used as whips) and ignore the rest." — Total Film
Posted Oct 5, 2007
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