Jon Frosch

Jon Frosch

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Jon Frosch'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
42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Your response may be directly determined by your tolerance for the music, as well as your willingness to spend time with a bunch of likeable but not very bright dudes smoking spliffs and trying to hustle up some cash. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 25, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) "Joel Edgerton's feature-length directorial debut is a pleasant -- or pleasantly unpleasant -- surprise, hitting its genre marks in brisk, unfussy fashion and raising a few hairs on the back of your neck along the way. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 22, 2015
15% Jenny's Wedding (2015) "There's a fine, fierce film somewhere in Jenny's Wedding, trying to claw its way out from under all the clichés, speechifying and sappy pop music. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 12, 2015
47% Ride (2015) "If the film wins you over, it's in large part thanks to Hunt, a force to be reckoned with in front of the camera, if less so behind it. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Lively is an odd screen presence - somehow both warm and cold, accessible and recessive. She's long been ripe for a breakthrough lead role that allows her to stretch and surprise. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 21, 2015
5% Home Sweet Hell (2015) "The kind of blithely confident, creatively impoverished dud that leaves you slightly stunned someone greenlit it, the movie has the distinction of feeling like a bad idea from its very first frames ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 9, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "Unfinished Business will seem woefully familiar to most anyone who's been to a movie theater - or taken a long plane ride - over the past 10 years. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 4, 2015
No Score Yet Cronies "None of the three main characters come alive as particularly rich or compelling either in their machismo-fueled banter or their confessional moments, and the dynamics of jealousy and affection between them register mostly as half-baked. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2015
27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "The whiff of stale leftovers ... hangs over the movie from start to finish. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 15, 2015
30% Elsa & Fred (2014) "This misfire of a cornball romance is so tone-deaf, so utterly lacking in screwball snap and visual punch, that viewers will find it hard to care whether or not the aging lovebirds end up in each other's arms. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 5, 2014
86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "Goodbye to Language is far more stimulating visually and aurally than it is intellectually, but at 83, Godard is still pushing the form. I'll take it. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Oct 27, 2014
82% Eden (2015) "Eden is indeed as low-key as anything Hansen-Løve has done, though it conveys a sense of risk that feels new for her -- both in the scope of the story and in specific choices she makes. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 24, 2014
34% Beyond The Reach (2015) "Not even a gleeful Michael Douglas can make this a cat-and-mouse game worth playing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
36% If I Stay (2014) "[Moretz is] a rapidly rising star and the role is her first full-fledged romantic lead. But a few minutes into the drippy teen love-and-death story, you'll likely wish she hadn't. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) "If this restrained '80s-set drama largely works despite pacing problems and all-too-readable thematic and psychological arcs, it's thanks to the superb trio of actors. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 27, 2014
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
10% Grace Of Monaco "Uninspiring from its first frame to its last, Grace of Monaco is a piece of hagiographic fluff that cobbles together tropes from other recent biopics of famous women. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Affecting and expertly made as it is, the movie's tight focus and streamlined quality left me wanting more. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
82% The Homesman (2014) "Jones continues to craft evocative, painterly images, and he takes real risks with tone, shifting from tragic to comic without the usual cues or transitions. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
60% Maps to the Stars (2015) "So crisply directed, furiously paced and gleefully performed that you go along for the ride. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
65% The French Minister (2014) "Much of "The French Minister" is enjoyably brisk, Tavernier moving his camera and actors around the ministry's cramped offices and corridors with speed and grace. " ‐ France24
Posted Mar 18, 2014
96% The Lunchbox (2014) "A slow-building, pleasingly low-key romantic dramedy set in Mumbai. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 25, 2014
78% Butter On The Latch (2014) "One of the pleasures of this intoxicating, at times terrifying 65-minute film is the director's refusal to spell out where she's going and what it all means. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
89% Test (2014) "A sly, vibrant, shoestring-budget indie about bodies in glorious motion - and about dance as a revolt against the creeping threat of mortality. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
31% The Monuments Men (2014) "The scattered nature of the narrative and the sentimentality inherent in tales of real-life heroism get the better of Clooney. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "It's Anderson's darkest work yet - and, despite its far-off setting, one of his most hauntingly personal. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) "Volume 2 foresakes stylistic playfulness and sensitivity to character in favour of contrived plot mechanics, two-bit provocations and the director's compulsive need to punish. " ‐ France24
Posted Jan 23, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "Frequently witty and often strikingly beautiful, Volume 1 envelops us in Joe's discovery of her fierce sexual appetite, and in her feverish pursuit of its satisfaction. " ‐ France24
Posted Jan 23, 2014
81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) "The Broken Circle Breakdown holds you even as it flies off the tracks. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 29, 2013
55% Capital (2013) "A tacky corporate noir that makes you long for the leanness of Margin Call, or even the clumsy theatrics of Arbitrage ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 15, 2013
8% Diana (2013) "A visually glossy, dramatically limp big-screen puff piece, fashioned with bland professionalism and utterly lacking in texture or insight. " ‐ France24
Posted Sep 30, 2013
38% Child Of God (2014) "Child of God is shot with rough, raw energy and steeped in a suitably barren Southern atmosphere. It's also a chore to sit through. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 13, 2013
78% Moebius (2014) "Moebius is sordid, yet-need I say it?-never dull. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 8, 2013
73% Palo Alto (2014) "An example of how to turn been-there-done-that material into something luminous. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 6, 2013
82% The Unknown Known (2014) "Though it doesn't go very far or deep, Morris has crafted "The Unknown Known" expertly. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) "Gibney's own conflicted feelings toward Armstrong -- awe and admiration mingled with a true fan's fury at being duped -- make for a compellingly nuanced depiction. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
85% Under the Skin (2014) "A sometimes hypnotically beautiful, sometimes monotonous sci-fi experiment. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
75% Populaire (2013) "Roinsard's feature-length debut is visually sharp, with period design that's eye-catching without being fussy or fetishistic. Too bad there's not much going on beneath the surface. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2013
49% Parkland (2013) "Once Kennedy is pronounced dead, "Parkland" goes downhill fast, with a tone of TV-movie solemnity, epitomized by James Newton Howard's heavy-handed score, taking over. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) "Frears gives the story a slick makeover, blending melodrama and comedy with brisk professionalism and a hearty helping of schmaltz. But Dench and Coogan sell it well. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
86% Night Moves (2014) "A disquietingly beautiful, deeply intelligent thriller about radical activism and its consequences - both material and moral - in 21st century America. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
81% Tracks (2014) "The film is lovely to look at, with cleanly framed, golden-hued widescreen images of desert scenery so evocative you practically taste the dust. It's also a bit dull. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 30, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) "A master class in fluid camerawork, bold, unfussy imagery and special effects that put most recent Hollywood blockbusters to shame. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 28, 2013
64% Bastards (2013) "A mesmerising, deeply disturbing thriller. " ‐ France24
Posted Jul 26, 2013
93% The Hunt (2013) "There's nothing worthy of love or hate in this capably made but underwhelming movie. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 10, 2013
95% A Hijacking (2013) "More than a meticulously detailed, convincing re-staging of a crisis, the film is also the portrait of two men doing their best amid dire circumstances. " ‐ France24
Posted Jun 19, 2013
93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) "A slow-building, meticulously crafted, engrossing thriller as provocative for its ideas about desire, transgression and narcissism as for its scenes of man-on-man coupling. " ‐ France24
Posted Jun 11, 2013
91% Omar (2014) "Despite a conventional narrative arc and lulls in the rhythm, the film is a powerfully directed look at hopes and relationships ravaged by the world's most intractable conflict. " ‐ France24
Posted May 29, 2013
96% Blue Ruin (2014) "A taut, atmospheric and darkly comic revenge thriller. " ‐ France24
Posted May 29, 2013
52% Jimmy P. (2014) "Rather than suggesting a director trying something new, Desplechin's first outing in the US seems to have robbed him of his personality. " ‐ France24
Posted May 29, 2013
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