John Hazelton

John Hazelton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

John Hazelton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Tangerine (2015) "Tangerine paints a portrait of transgender sex workers and their clients that pulses with raunchy energy and compassionate humour. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 2, 2015
38% Max (2015) "A genial if somewhat old-fashioned tale that's too clunky to transcend its genre(s) but effective enough within its own limited emotional range. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 25, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "A forced and often cloying romantic comedy-drama with a strong, Bradley Cooper-led cast and an enticing Hawaiian setting but a bewildering mishmash of plot threads and themes. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 28, 2015
50% San Andreas (2015) "The very earnest human drama fits awkwardly into the action and isn't helped by some unconvincing performances and weak dialogue. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 27, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "The script, by TV comedy writers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts, doesn't give the stars much to work with and their apparent improvisation is only fleetingly effective. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 17, 2015
30% Insurgent (2015) "Even if it doesn't earn the sci-fi adventure franchise many new converts, Insurgent should retain the fan base created by last year's Divergent and keep it primed for the series' two-part Allegiant finale. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 11, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "While the dramatic themes echo the great crime movies of the seventies, it's the modern flash and muscle that ultimately win out in this pacey yet less than satisfying action thriller. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2015
46% Home (2015) "The story has a pleasant warmth to it - together with a vague message about individuality and tolerance - and Parsons does a terrific job bringing the charmingly open-hearted Oh to life. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 9, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "The supporting cast takes some of the comic weight off the always likeable Vaughn's shoulders. But Wilkinson's character is too sad-sack to be really funny and Franco's verges on the mawkish. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 4, 2015
14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "Though some of it works, a lot of it feels rehashed from the first film. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 19, 2015
100% Humpback Whales "A mainstream-friendly mix of entertainment and education that, as nature docs go, feels more Disney than David Attenborough. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 9, 2015
78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "Preserves the sweet, surreal charm of the long-running Nickelodeon cartoon series and adds a bit of novelty by mixing some 3D live action in with its 3D animation. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 1, 2015
34% Project Almanac (2015) "Israelite goes all out with the found footage conceit, giving the proceedings a relentlessly shaky style and a breathless feel ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 28, 2015
10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Neither star is very physically believable in her/his role and neither manages to imbue his/her character with much in the way of credible emotion. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2015
84% Elf (2003) "Elf is a Christmas comedy that's as sweet-natured and goofily amusing as its title character. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 13, 2014
52% The Interview (2014) "A film that's funny in spots - with a few touches of mild political satire - but self-indulgent and one-note for long stretches. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 12, 2014
50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "A pretty scattershot family adventure that nevertheless delivers enough emotional warmth and impressive eye candy to justify its place in the holiday season line-up. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 12, 2014
99% Selma (2015) "A brief but crucial episode in the sixties civil rights movement gets strikingly dramatised in Selma, a historical drama that feels topical thanks to recent events in Ferguson and other US cities. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 10, 2014
85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) "An understated, touching and largely faithful version of Katherine Paterson's pre-teen novel. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 5, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "Jolie doesn't vary the pace or tone much during the raft and camp sequences and while she mostly avoids POW movie cliches she doesn't find much to put in their place to explain Zamperini's fortitude. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 1, 2014
9% Dying of the Light (2014) "It isn't hard to see the effect a tangled production history has had on Dying Of The Light, which arrives on screen as a mostly conventional - and mostly unexciting - spy thriller with an awkwardly bolted on existential/political subplot. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 1, 2014
72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "A lightweight 3D animated comedy-adventure that barely takes a breath during its ninety minutes of silly fun. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 12, 2014
7% Ouija (2014) "White produces some mildly creepy moments and images but nothing really original or startling. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 23, 2014
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "An animated comedy-adventure that cannily combines the emotion, humour and - courtesy of a cuddly inflatable robot - cuteness expected from Disney with a heavy dose of Marvel-style superhero action. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 23, 2014
82% The Book of Life (2014) "A 3D animated fantasy-adventure with wildly imaginative visuals but an overstuffed story that never quite develops the requisite emotional pull. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 11, 2014
40% You're Not You (2014) "The often moving, sometimes funny, occasionally predictable story of a Lou Gehrig's Disease sufferer and her feisty companion. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 6, 2014
2% Left Behind (2014) "[A] clumsy religious thriller, clearly intended to introduce the material to a more mainstream crowd. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 2, 2014
67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) "This pleasantly old-fashioned family drama... [feels] a bit less winning and a bit more educational than its predecessor. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 10, 2014
63% The Maze Runner (2014) "A dystopian sci-fi thriller whose fast pace and appealing cast just about make up for a lack of really engaging drama. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 10, 2014
41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "There are enough mildly raunchy moments to string together into a fun trailer, but for the most part This is Where I Leave You is a bland dramatic comedy that makes limited use of the combined talents of Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2014
27% As Above, So Below (2014) "The tone moves quickly from breathless to hysterical, with a few moments teetering on snigger-inducing silliness. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 29, 2014
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) "An expertly crafted mix of drama, romance, humour and action that outdoes its more conventionally generic predecessor. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 24, 2014
36% If I Stay (2014) "A deft and nicely packaged mix of romance, music and tragedy. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 19, 2014
18% Let's Be Cops (2014) "The film doesn't provide [Wayans and Johnson] with the sort of over-the-top set pieces that usually produce the biggest laughs in this genre. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 14, 2014
6% Paranoia (2013) "A far-fetched thriller that manages to feel generic in spite of its fairly novel setting in the world of high tech corporate espionage. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 23, 2014
17% Sex Tape (2014) "An entertainingly racy farce whose affable talent carries the film through some comedic weak spots. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 16, 2014
28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "[A] serviceably scary horror outing ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 2, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "None of the characters are very memorable and the allusions to issues such as ecology and racism are too vague to have much impact. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 28, 2014
48% Earth to Echo (2014) "While the plot leads to a few moments that briefly test the bonds between the three friends there isn't enough real peril to produce a significant dramatic arc. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 6, 2014
14% Blended (2014) "A more sentimental and less funny outing than the on-screen couple's previous hits The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 22, 2014
88% The Discoverers (2014) "A ragtag re-enactment of the Lewis and Clark expedition is the backdrop for The Discoverers, the sweetly amusing tale of a dysfunctional modern family trying to work out its issues. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 12, 2014
18% Moms' Night Out (2014) "A frenetic but none too original comedy with a vaguely religious theme and a cast of mostly TV names. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 4, 2014
12% Walk Of Shame (2014) "[Brill] gets a few enjoyable sequences out of the unlikely culture clashes and a couple of the supporting performances produce funny moments. But it's mostly Banks who keeps the film going ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 4, 2014
9% Catwoman (2004) "A flashy but uninvolving Batman spin-off (of sorts) with Halle Berry starring andone-named French talent Pitof directing. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 2, 2014
46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) "Heaven Is For Real uses the likability of lead Greg Kinnear to spin out some well crafted if sentimental family drama about the good Christian folks of a small Nebraska town. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 16, 2014
20% Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) "Even the primary characters - Rockwell and Wilde get most of the screen time - are pretty two-dimensional and the film itself never finds another dramatic or comedic gear to get into for its second half. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2014
28% Pompeii (2014) "The eruption itself makes for some pyrotechnic thrills but the action and romance don't produce many sparks ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 20, 2014
23% That Awkward Moment (2014) "Though he tries to avoid romcom cliches, Gormican doesn't find much to replace them with and the film ends up with only its three-stranded story distinguishing it from standard examples of the genre. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 29, 2014
10% The Nut Job (2014) "There are plenty of fairly amusing characters on offer and lots of undemanding incidental comedy that should work for kids if not adults. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 12, 2014
3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) "The look and feel of a B-movie with none of the edge that sometimes makes that genre more fun than the pricey studio alternatives. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 10, 2014
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