Jim Lane

Jim Lane

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Sacramento News & Review
Total Reviews:
1756

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2/5 5% The Identical (2014) " As both Drexel and Ryan, Blake Rayne (once an Elvis impersonator in real life) is earnest and appealing, but it takes more than just looking and singing like Elvis. There was only one Elvis." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 20% Into The Storm (2014) " As for the storm itself -- or storms, really -- well, you've seen the trailer, haven't you?" — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1/5 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " Directing once again is schlock auteur Dennis Dugan, and the result is an $80 million YouTube video." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 28, 2014
5/5 79% 42 (2013) " Boseman gives a potentially star-making performance, while Ford, at 70, segues smoothly from firm-jawed action hero to elder-statesman character actor." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 7, 2014
3/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " As weakling-turned-super-soldier Steve Rogers, Evans remains the best reason to see any movie with Captain America in it." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/5 91% The Sapphires (2013) " The clichés are rendered painless by excellent performances from the five principles, with O'Dowd and Mailman particularly standing out." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/5 98% Mud (2013) " Despite an almost sluggish pace, Nichols nevertheless finds the rhythm of Southern rural village life with its wary think-hard-before-you-speak watchfulness." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jan 1, 2014
2/5 74% The East (2013) " The total effect is affected, annoying and off-putting." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/5 89% Rush (2013) " Morgan's talent for dramatizing recent history remains unimpaired, the race scenes are harrowingly exciting, and Howard gets fine performances from all, especially Brühl in a showcase breakout role." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 31, 2013
2/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " The biggest laugh, though, comes at the end, with a prim, don't-try-this-at-home disclaimer." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 31, 2013
5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " These people are presented as they must have seemed at the time, even to themselves; there's no sense of a 21st-century actor sending out subtle I'm-not-really-like-this signals." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 31, 2013
3/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " What makes it watchable is Kosinski's (and cinematographer Claudio Miranda's) gift for breathtaking pictorial images -- plus, of course, Cruise's undiluted star power." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 31, 2013
3/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " Warm Bodies goes straight on to my guilty-pleasures list." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 31, 2013
3/5 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Dallas Buyers Club belongs pretty firmly to McConaughey and Leto. Their prickly relationship is at the wounded heart of the movie, and it's their performances you'll remember." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 31, 2013
3/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Michael Bay has made three Transformers movies, and he hasn't done one yet that was as much fun as this." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 30, 2013
1/5 74% You're Next (2013) " Tthis run-of-the-mill slash-'em-up flick has been floating around for two years looking for a distributor. Unfortunately, it found one." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 30, 2013
3/5 89% The World's End (2013) " It's high old fun, though it plays as a bit too much of a rehash of Pegg and Wright's Shaun of the Dead." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 30, 2013
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Bob Nelson's script is a mine of mordant humor and wry insight, and director Alexander Payne carefully brings out the best in the script and his actors." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 30, 2013
1/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Like the man with a hammer to whom every problem looks like a nail, to Nolan and Goyer, every superhero universe apparently looks like Gotham City." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 21, 2013
3/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " The whole is less than the sum of its parts, though some parts (especially Blanchett's performance) are well worth watching." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 17, 2013
3/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " The movie works mainly due to its acting." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " It's not as tense as Gravity, but just as suspenseful, and almost as exhilarating." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 99% Wadjda (2013) " The movie ends on a highly emotional note that might easily have tipped over into bathos. But Al-Mansour knows her stuff -- she earns her emotion honestly. " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 10, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Like the movie itself, Bullock is brilliant, taking us inch by inch through Stone's alternating panic, despair, hope and hopelessness in the chaotic struggle to survive." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2/5 56% Instructions Not Included (2013) " A sloppy melange of unpersuasive melodrama, amateurish mugging, unfunny comedy and mawkish sentimentality." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Call it The Not-Half-Bad Gatsby. Or rather, it is half-bad, but the not-bad half turned out better than expected." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 10, 2013
2/5 23% Ready to Rumble (2000) Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " ... parodies, by faithful imitation, the silly adolescent soap opera of Glee ..." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 85% End of Watch (2012) " ... breathes new life into the conventions of the cop-buddy movie ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2/5 78% Dredd (2012) " ... suitably grimy and relentlessly violent." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 33% Won't Back Down (2012) " ... Gyllenhaal and Davis make a powerhouse team ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 93% Looper (2012) " ... has an irresistible energy and a don't-give-a-damn unpredictability ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2/5 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) " ... another empty-calorie animated feature ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " If your cringe threshold is high enough, this is one of the funniest comedies of the year." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2/5 38% Here Comes the Boom (2012) " ... a bizarre hybrid of Rocky, Warrior and Mr. Holland's Opus ..." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " ... feels like exactly what it is: a padded-out short." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 96% Argo (2012) " ... a crackling good suspense thriller ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
1/5 63% Sinister (2012) " Writer-director Scott Derrickson does absolutely nothing right." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " ... likeable in its unambitious way." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 5% Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012) " Rand's detractors will hate the movie as much as they do her, but her fans will be satisfied ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 84% Detropia (2012) " ... will do little for Motor City tourism." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2/5 21% Taken 2 (2012) " ... less credible, less suspenseful and less satisfying than it was before." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 17% The Watch (2012) " ... one of the funniest movies of the year." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 26, 2012
3/5 33% The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) " ... rather solemn whimsy, but hard to dislike ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 26, 2012
2/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " ... all middle with no beginning -- and, of course, no end, so the franchise can go on." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 26, 2012
3/5 95% The Imposter (2012) " ... both interesting and repellent." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 26, 2012
3/5 57% Sparkle (2012) " ... transfers the 1976 cult hit from 1950s Harlem to '60s Detroit with faults and virtues intact." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 26, 2012
3/5 76% Premium Rush (2012) " ... a lightning-paced, hyper-adrenalized entertainment." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 26, 2012
2/5 87% ParaNorman (2012) " ... not so much creepy as simply unpleasant ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 25, 2012
3/5 49% Hit & Run (2012) " ... a wacky trailer-trash farce ..." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 25, 2012
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