Jim Lane

Jim Lane

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Sacramento News & Review
Total Reviews:
1754

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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 55% 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
3/5 59% Red Hook Summer (2012) " ... shimmers with unfocused energy." — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 25, 2012
1/5 40% The Possession (2012) " ... a stale and shameless rip-off of The Exorcist ... " — Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 25, 2012
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