Jim Hall

Jim Hall

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
FilmFour movie critic.
Publications:
Film4
Total Reviews:
30

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 30 of 30
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
72% Fracture (2007) " The villain is more interesting than the hero, but Fracture functions well enough as a fun piece of puzzle-solving." — Film4
Posted Oct 19, 2012
3.5/5 82% Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (L'ennemi public n1) (2010) " While Killer Instinct is certainly worth checking out, this is far more satisfying than its predecessor, working as a self-contained satire on crime, media and celebrity." — Film4
Posted Aug 29, 2009
2.5/5 96% Mesrine: Part 1 (Killer Instinct) and Part 2 (Public Enemy #1) " A film that doesn't necessarily glamorise its subject, though it does seems worryingly enamoured by his achievements. This is ultimately closer to a slice of over-board entertainment than an insight into a despicable, if extraordinary man." — Film4
Posted Aug 7, 2009
1/5 25% Bedtime Stories (2008) " Appalling, hypocritical and dull. Imagine not watching this movie, then make that wish come true." — Film4
Posted Jan 5, 2009
3.5/5 29% Trade (2007) " Such difficult subject matter requires a harder-edged delivery, but hopefully this accessible drama will therefore get its message across to a wider audience." — Film4
Posted Dec 12, 2008
4.5/5 93% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) " While some of the dialogue and acting may now seem arch, this remains a standout take on the classic novel, visually inventive and often surprisingly strong given the era in which it was made." — Film4
Posted Dec 12, 2008
3/5 71% The Midnight Meat Train (2008) " Unfairly buried by its distributors in the US, this film takes what could have been a drab set-up and gives it some real bravado, energy and creativity." — Film4
Posted Oct 30, 2008
2.5/5 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " A good thriller but the whole package is underwhelming, and no matter what changes are introduced to the franchise, underwhelming is something a Bond movie should never be." — Film4
Posted Oct 30, 2008
2.5/5 38% Swing Vote (2008) " Jolly enough but far, far too nice. A satire with no bite that seems much more like a chance to preach at an apathetic electorate." — Film4
Posted Sep 26, 2008
1/5 37% You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) " There's a broad theory that no matter how funny the comedy, 90 minutes is the point at which audiences have had enough. You Don't Mess With The Zohan trundles on for 113 minutes, none of them funny." — Film4
Posted Aug 15, 2008
2.5/5 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) " There's still plenty of fun to be had with this addition to the saga, though it never escapes its origins in kids' TV. So long as you don't approach it expecting a traditional Star Wars movie, you'll stand a better chance of enjoying it." — Film4
Posted Aug 15, 2008
1.5/5 8% Prom Night (2008) " A caffeine-free horror that's just as dull, disappointing and dispiriting as attending a real high school prom." — Film4
Posted Jun 6, 2008
3/5 93% Iron Man (2008) " It's fantastic to see a superhero movie getting away from the navel-gazing to serve up overboard action with a knowing sense of humour." — Film4
Posted May 1, 2008
3.5/5 100% Bandit Queen (1995) " In comparison with most of the Indian cinema that breaks through to the Western mainstream, Bandit Queen stands out for its political attitude and willingness to take on Hollywood sensibilities in its storytelling." — Film4
Posted Apr 25, 2008
2.5/5 92% Children of Glory (Szabadság, szerelem) (2006) " A worthy subject and some impressive sequences, but Children Of Glory is a would-be epic emerging as a clumsy culture clash." — Film4
Posted Mar 14, 2008
3/5 21% Semi-Pro (2008) " Well worth a look but this isn't trying hard enough to be as dumb as it needs to be. Next time, Ferrell, less ambition please." — Film4
Posted Feb 29, 2008
2.5/5 16% Untraceable (2008) " Very enjoyable as a 'race against time' thriller and Lane is great as the weary but determined lead. It's just a shame that Untraceable's message is delivered in such a ham-fisted, hypocritical way." — Film4
Posted Feb 29, 2008
4/5 79% The Bank Job (2008) " Modern, engaging and smarter than most contemporary heist movies." — Film4
Posted Feb 29, 2008
2.5/5 31% Closing the Ring (2007) " Accomplished filmmaking used to tell a story that doesn't really need such a big canvas." — Film4
Posted Dec 28, 2007
1.5/5 23% Balls of Fury (2007) " Cut a ping-pong ball in half, draw a large black dot in the centre of each then carefully insert around your eye-sockets- you'll raise more laughs than this film manages." — Film4
Posted Dec 28, 2007
4/5 78% You Kill Me (2007) " A great cast and a great script make this a surprising recommendation as a first date movie." — Film4
Posted Dec 7, 2007
1/5 21% Fred Claus (2007) " You'll have a better time if you spend Christmas wedged up a chimney." — Film4
Posted Nov 30, 2007
94% Full Metal Jacket (1987) " As taut and disciplined as its characters, Full Metal Jacket ranks with Dr Strangelove as one of Kubrick's very best." — Film4
Posted Oct 2, 2007
3/5 89% Waitress (2007) " Sweet-tasting without being too sickly, though at 104 minutes, a smaller portion might have gone down better." — Film4
Posted Aug 10, 2007
2/5 40% Gandhi, My Father (2007) " A worthy subject and a great looking film, tragically let down by a major lack of pacing and focus." — Film4
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3.5/5 48% Wind Chill (2007) " Spooky, smart and subtle." — Film4
Posted Aug 3, 2007
1/5 0% Messages (2007) " If it's spine-chilling horror you're after, move along, but if you're looking for unintentional laughs then this'll take some beating." — Film4
Posted Jun 15, 2007
2.5/5 86% The Quiller Memorandum (1966) " A great cast put to poor use in an espionage film so determined to avoid spy movie cliches that it fails to remember what makes them enjoyable in the first place." — Film4
Posted May 24, 2003
83% What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) " A curio for major Allen fans. In an ideal world it would probably work best as an DVD extra on Take The Money And Run." — Film4
Posted May 24, 2003
4/5 92% Things to Come (1936) " At once dated and weirdly modern, this may not be the film Wells wanted it to be, but it's still more ambitious and impressive than most fantasy cinema of the past 30 years." — Film4
Posted May 24, 2003
Showing 1 - 30 of 30
  • Sort by Rating:

    Sort results by this critic's rating. This option is only available for critics with a rating system (4 star, letter grade, 1-10, etc.)

  • Sort by T-meter:

    Sort results by the Tomatometer (percentage of critics recommending a certain movie)

Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile