Jim Lane

Jim Lane

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Jim Lane's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "At times the movie plays like a sluggish road company of Entourage. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "The result is a stylishly pleasant surprise, a tongue-in-cheek pastiche of '60s spy movies just as the series itself was a pastiche of the Sean Connery James Bond movies. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/5 61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "What salvages the movie is the raw honesty of the acting, especially Streep and Gummer (mother-daughter in real life) -- that, and the fact that the music really is pretty cool. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "This one starts off better [than the previous films], with a reasonably intelligent script, sprightly direction by Trank, a great comic-book noir look, and pleasant rapport among the stars. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 21, 2015
5/5 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "This droll, sweetly hilarious movie plays like the triumphant return of the silent comedy of Buster Keaton. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 21, 2015
1/5 40% Irrational Man (2015) "Allen's never before had trouble letting us know when he was kidding; if this really is one of those times, the joke isn't funny, it's pompous and banal. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 55% Paper Towns (2015) "In the whole cast, only Halston Sage (as Delevigne's former best friend) makes much of an impression; this kid may actually be going places. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "Director Antoine Fuqua adorns the rampant clichés of Kurt Sutter's script with a fine veneer of gritty realism. The movie's biggest asset is Gyllenhaal's superb performance. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 17% Pixels (2015) "There are amusing touches too: some funny dialogue (especially in the early scenes), a wealth of retro-'80s musical nostalgia on the soundtrack and several amusing guest-star cameos. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Towering over all, predictably enough, is McKellen's textured, quietly stunning performance. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 20% Self/less (2015) "The movie is fun in spite of itself; Ryan is his usual sturdy self, and Matthew Goode is smoothly sinister as the presiding doctor. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Fans may convince themselves they've gotten their money's worth, but the movie doesn't make it easy. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Under Taylor's briskly over-the-top direction, the movie is good fun, albeit complicated and not always logical. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Without the first movie's element of surprise the joke goes stale fast, and laughs grow few. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "For the rest of its plodding length, the movie wallows in its rich costumes, sumptuous wigs and stately, dignified repartee. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 2, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "The result is joyously funny, as good as anything Pixar Studios has ever done. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 35% Max (2015) "If you're a sucker for a-boy-and-his-dog movies (and who isn't?), this one is a passable enough example of the genre. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 25, 2015
1/5 13% Aloft (2015) "It's turgid, inert, pretentious claptrap, so incoherent that you'll learn more from the studio's synopsis on IMDb than from actually seeing it. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 25% Beyond The Mask (2015) "laughable would-be epic is even more ridiculous than it sounds " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/5 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Sweet and carefully made. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/5 93% Spy (2015) "Paul Feig, who guided McCarthy to an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids, does her an even bigger favor here: He's given her the movie and the role for which she'll be remembered. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "Say what you will, the movie is critic-proof, and even the most cynical will have to admit it delivers what you bought your ticket to see. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 19% Aloha (2015) "A decent cast gamely goes along, but little rings true, and suddenly Jerry Maguire is looking like a very long time ago. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 4, 2015
1/5 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "This gender-switch on Fatal Attraction abandons logic early, lunging from borderline soft-core porn to flailing over-the-top melodrama and unintentional self-parody well before the halfway point in its modest 91-minute running time. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 88% Still Alice (2015) "It's a quietly harrowing portrait of a family losing the woman they know -- and a woman losing herself. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 1, 2015
2/5 45% Home (2015) "What might be mildly amusing for one minute doesn't become 94 times funnier just because you pad it out to 94 minutes. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 31, 2015
1/5 13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "An incoherent catalog of worn-out horror movie clichés with a story that makes no sense and goes nowhere. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 31, 2015
2/5 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "Robertson and Eastwood are appealing and photogenic, but their romance is callow and trivial compared to Huston and Chaplin's. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "The movie dissolves into a flaccid shaggy-dog tale shambling toward its foregone conclusion. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
4/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "In the title role, Lily James is a revelation: sweet without being sugary, simple without being simple-minded and beaming with what must be the most radiant smile in movie history. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Memo to Wachowskis: If you must load your script with bizarre names and concepts, don't let your actors mumble and whisper, and don't drown them out with music and explosions. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 12% Mortdecai (2015) "This mannered spoof of art-heist caper comedies is one layer of spoof too many, as precious and simpering as its antihero (where does Depp come up with these accents?). " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
4/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "Tibbitt and his crew cleverly blend ink-and-paint animation, CGI and live action, and the result is great fun, slyly calculated to convulse the kiddies and keep their parents alternately chuckling and laughing out loud. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
4/5 83% While We're Young (2015) "A warmly incisive comedy of urban manners and foibles, sharply observant yet wise and compassionate, satirical yet oddly sweet. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
4/5 52% Woman in Gold (2015) "It's an immensely satisfying David-and-Goliath story, showing that sometimes the good guys win -- even if it takes 70 years and the gumption of a Helen Mirren to do it. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "The most important unfinished business here is Steve Conrad's slapdash script, with its shifting tones, forced jokes and gaping plot holes. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
3/5 71% The DUFF (2015) "As in any romantic comedy, star chemistry is essential, and this movie's got it: Whitman and Amell have an easy rapport that probably makes Cagan's dialogue sound snappier than it is. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
1/5 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "The first movie was fun but instantly forgettable; the idea that we've spent five years wondering what happens next is downright insulting. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
4/5 39% Black or White (2015) "Writer-director Mike Binder, who drew one of Costner's best performances in The Upside of Anger, does it again here, and for good measure, he does the same for Spencer. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Jeremy Garelick has a clever title and an amusing premise, and the movie benefits from the teaming of Hart and Gad. But the picture suffers from Garelick's inept direction. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Brotherly Love (2015) "The movie has a gritty urban atmosphere and the performances are strong -- when writer/director Jamal Hill lets the actors get a word in edgewise. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
4/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "It's an old-fashioned movie in the best sense, beautifully photographed by Andrew Lesnie. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 38% Freetown (2015) "The inexperienced cast is earnest but wooden, easily upstaged by the stark beauty of the Ghanaian countryside where the movie was filmed. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
3/5 44% The D Train (2015) "It's a dual portrait of two different but equally unlikeable losers, so the movie is lucky to have Black and Marsden, whose basic likeability makes us wish them well if they can only learn their lesson. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
3/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "Penn's mumbling and the occasional thick British accent sometimes make the proceedings a little hard to follow, but director Pierre Morel knows how to stage his shoot-'em-ups with a potent visceral charge. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 18% Do You Believe? (2015) "The cast is a motley mix of the known and unknown, all doing their best to deliver Konzelman and Solomon's awkward sermon, under Jonathan M. Gunn's equally awkward direction. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Outlandish as it all is, the movie delivers the goods. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
1/5 20% Little Boy (2015) "The movie lumbers on for 100 minutes with hardly a believable frame to show for it. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
1/5 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "The result, under the arrhythmic direction of the otherwise talented Elizabeth Banks, is a near-disaster-a comedy that isn't funny and a musical that isn't tuneful (and once again, this supposed a capella group doesn't sing unaccompanied). " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "There are some good laughs here and there. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 30, 2015
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