John Ferguson

John Ferguson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 92% of the time.

John Ferguson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 30% Hocus Pocus (1993) "This comedy is unusually dark for a Disney production and it makes for patchy entertainment. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 15, 2015
3/5 15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) "This bid by the National Lampoon team to cash in with some Naked Gun-style spoofery lacks the brainless invention of the latter films, but still manages to score quite a few laughs. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 27, 2015
3/5 82% Photographing Fairies (1998) "It's imaginatively shot and features some nifty special effects. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 3, 2015
3/5 61% Back to the Future Part II (1989) "The effects are even better than in the first film, and the actors certainly enjoy themselves in a baffling array of roles. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2/5 15% Another 48 Hrs. (1990) "Although original stars Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte are reunited with director Walter Hill, all three seem to be going through the motions here. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/5 7% Teen Wolf Too (1987) "Despite the presence of comic veterans such as John Astin, juvenile slapstick is the order of the day and Bateman shows little early sign of his now-proven comic timing. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/5 0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) "It's ironic that this sequel to the blockbuster that initiated the disaster movie cycle should effectively finish off the genre and the career of its king, Irwin Allen. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 25, 2015
3/5 81% Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) "The third in Mel Gibson's sci-fi series is the weakest, but it remains a hugely entertaining futuristic spectacular. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 13, 2015
4/5 98% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) "Miller doesn't take his foot off the accelerator for a second, and the ingeniously designed and staged road action is stunning. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 13, 2015
3/5 81% Jungle Fever (1991) "Lee's direction is wonderfully fluid and, as in most of his movies, he is superbly served by the striking cinematography of Ernest Dickerson and strong lead performances. However, there is a glibness to his script. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 21, 2015
4/5 69% Die Hard 2 (1990) "Bruce Willis wonders aloud how it could happen to him again, but dons the white singlet anyway for this second hugely entertaining slice of action hokum. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 100% The Dark Horse "Kiwi star Cliff Curtis makes a triumphant return to his homeland with this multi-award-winning true story after Whale Rider propelled him to a career in Hollywood in 2002. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/5 12% Seventh Son (2015) "A muddled mish-mash. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 97% The Crying Game (1992) "It's a beguiling, eccentric blend of romantic drama and political thriller, and at its centre is a charismatic performance from Stephen Rea. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 9, 2015
2/5 34% Two Night Stand (2014) "While there is plenty of rude banter and are a few good laughs, Mark Hammer's script is neither witty nor insightful enough to carry the load. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
4/5 86% The Hunt for Red October (1990) "The talented supporting cast gives a pleasing sheen to the material, while John McTiernan's no-frills direction ensures that the tension rarely slips below pressure-cooker level. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 11, 2015
5/5 93% Blue Velvet (1986) "Once experienced here, listening to Roy Orbison's In Dreams will never be the same again. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
5/5 85% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) "McNaughton's rough, non-judgemental direction gives the film a stylishly chilling documentary feel, while the killer's use of a camcorder asks some challengingly uncomfortable questions about voyeurism and the nature of screen violence. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 16, 2014
2/5 3% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) "There's only slightly more plot than appeared in the original computer game, and the result is undemanding fun. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/5 10% On Deadly Ground (1994) "Seagal the director shows that he has picked up the odd trick or two from the action specialists who made his name, but his impassioned green speeches will have viewers reaching for the remote control. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 5, 2014
2/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) "Writer/director Stuart Gillard tries to inject some life into the project by including some tongue-in-cheek scenes in 17th-century Japan, but it quickly degenerates into half-hearted cartoonish action. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 6, 2014
2/5 4% Material Girls (2006) "Even Anjelica Huston as a rival cosmetics magnate struggles to inject any venom into the proceedings. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/5 11% Club Paradise (1986) "Even Williams's quick-fire routines fail to raise many laughs. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 26, 2014
3/5 10% House Arrest (1996) "The performances of both adults and youngsters are uniformly strong and, despite the occasional invasion of sentimentality, this makes for thoughtful entertainment. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 26, 2014
2/5 0% Staying Alive (1983) "Not quite a career low for John Travolta -- Two of a Kind was still to come -- but one he nevertheless would probably love to forget. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 6% Kazaam (1996) "Ultimately this is a kids-only affair. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 22, 2014
2/5 8% Almost Heroes (1998) "Farley is as energetically crude as ever, but both Perry and director Christopher Guest, who was behind the classic This Is Spinal Tap, seem uncomfortable with the material. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
2/5 15% Dead Man on Campus (1998) "It's amiably played, but Alan Cohn's direction lacks bite. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/5 19% Navy Seals (1990) "Director Lewis Teague lets off the requisite number of explosions, but the script is riddled with clich├ęs and Sheen is hardly a charismatic lead. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/5 28% 3 Days To Kill (2014) "On paper, this genre flick looks like an attempt to do for Kevin Costner what Taken did for Liam Neeson. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Taken's pace and energy, despite the writing presence of Luc Besson in both movies. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 11% Batman & Robin (1997) "Schumacher piles on the action, but this is still the least satisfying entry in the series. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/5 34% Tango & Cash (1989) "The result is great, brainless fun. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 11, 2014
2/5 36% Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) "An intriguing, if not completely successful, spin on the rock movie. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 91% Diner (1982) "This gentle, warm-hearted comedy drama about a group of young men in 1950s Baltimore was director Barry Levinson's debut feature and it remains among his finest work. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 66% The Rock (1996) "Neither as cartoonish as Con Air, nor as sentimental as Armageddon, this most satisfying of blockbuster movies deserves further kudos for establishing Nicolas Cage as one of Hollywood's unlikeliest action heroes. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 27, 2014
5/5 86% The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) "The determinedly juvenile gags never stop flowing. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 6, 2014
2/5 12% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) "Tthe enthusiastic hamming can't hide the clunking direction by Sidney J Furie and the sub-standard special effects. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 5, 2014
2/5 4% Cool World (1992) "Director Ralph Bakshi looked set to produce an adult version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit with this mix of animation and live action, but somewhere down the line it ran out of steam. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 4, 2014
4/5 90% Blazing Saddles (1974) "This all-singing, all-belching western spoof remains one of Mel Brooks's finest creations. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 1, 2014
1/5 7% Ghost Dad (1990) "Cosby mugs away for all he's worth, but good gags are few and far between. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2014
1/5 0% Jaws: The Revenge (1987) "This is the one where the big rubber shark gets to attack an aircraft, but that's far from being the only silly thing about this preposterous fourth entry in the series. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2014
4/5 81% A Few Good Men (1992) "The ultimate rebel Jack Nicholson has a ball playing the ultimate establishment figure in this star-laden, rather old-fashioned courtroom drama. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2014
4/5 80% Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) "Broderick is remarkably likeable as the arrogant, spoilt brat, Ruck is excellent as his melancholy friend and Jones almost steals the show. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2014
5/5 90% The Elephant Man (1980) "This stylish, poignant drama is probably the closest director David Lynch has got to the mainstream outside of the disastrous Dune. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 22, 2014
4/5 56% Legends of the Fall (1994) "The real star, however, is John Toll's Oscar-winning cinematography, which is equally at home with the stunning beauty of the mountainous terrain and the killing fields of war-torn France. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
4/5 76% White Men Can't Jump (1992) "Writer/director Ron Shelton is that rare beast: someone who can make movies with wit, warmth and perception about American sports. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
3/5 81% Flight of the Navigator (1986) "This appealing children's adventure has just enough quirky touches to keep adults involved as well. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 1, 2014
4/5 85% Bottle Rocket (1996) "[An] agreeably eccentric comedy crime drama. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 4, 2014
2/5 25% Endless Love (2014) "Vaguely interesting for causing controversy at the time, this tacky tale of illicit teenage romance hasn't aged particularly well. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2014
93% The Sting (1973) "The sting itself is as audacious as it is elaborate, but the real pleasure comes from the chemistry between the two leads, the lovingly created 1930s settings and Marvin Hamlisch's inspired reworking of Scott Joplin's music. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2014
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