Jon Strickland

Jon Strickland

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
L.A. Weekly
Total Reviews:
38

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 38 of 38
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
80% Lost (2005) " An assured first film." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 12, 2005
92% Up for Grabs (2005) " If Wranovics is somewhat too noncommittal in his presentation, he still shows a great eye for detail." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 12, 2005
63% Fighting Tommy Riley (2005) " Anchored by Eddie Jones' passionate performance as the trainer dragged from mysterious retirement, the film also benefits from its convincing milieu." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 5, 2005
15% Smile (2005) " All the shallow, self-absorbed denizens of Malibu seem relieved." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2005
31% The Forgotten (2004) " A pleasantly nonsensical roller-coaster ride." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 22, 2004
48% Silver City (2004) " Fails to allow the talented ensemble ... time to develop Sunshine State's fine, Altmanesque ensemble feel, again and again missing the human and leaving cartoons that satisfy only as agitprop." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 15, 2004
60% Vlad (2004) " It all adds up to pleasantly nonsensical mayhem." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 9, 2004
94% Imelda (2009) " Diaz's portrait of Imelda Marcos attempts to get beyond the shoe thing, into the gothic heart of 40 years of Philippine politics." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 19, 2004
19% She Hate Me (2004) " Targets 'the decline of ethics ... from the boardroom to the bedroom,' and misses on both fronts." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2004
7% Kaena - The Prophecy (Kaena: La prophétie) (2004) " If Kaena's alternate universe isn't nearly as fully realized as Fantastic Planet's, the 3-D imagery is often gloriously turbocharged." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 8, 2004
50% America's Heart and Soul (2004) " Louis Schwartzberg both surprises and frustrates with this schizophrenic feature debut." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2004
—— Bought & Sold " Charms with its scruffy characters and nuanced multiculturalism." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2004
—— After Freedom (2006) " Where so many Scorsese wannabes jettison sociology in favor of mayhem, Babaian burrows into the hearts of these first- and second-generation immigrants." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 12, 2004
25% Off the Lip (2004) " Surfer farce that chafes like sand in a wetsuit." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 6, 2004
22% Lana's Rain (2004) " The titular precipitation in Lana's Rain is a manifestation of the badness in the world -- but here, badness is pure Lifetime Channel." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 15, 2004
31% Mil Nubes de Paz Cercan el Cielo, Amor, Jamás Acabarás de ser Amor (A Thousand Clouds of Peace) (2004) " If first-time writer-director Julian Hernandez lets his knotted narrative get away from him too often, he nevertheless shows a miraculous sense of style for a 31-year-old." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 15, 2004
46% Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2003) " Japanese art collective t.o.L. (Tree of Life) have taken the hipster kitsch of Hello Kitty to a delirious extreme." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 31, 2004
87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2004) " Hickenlooper can't contain Bingenheimer's incredibly generous spirit -- so generous that, while obviously uncomfortable, he lets the director into his most private moments." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2004
21% Scooby-Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed (2004) " The filmmakers are once again able to attract comic talent to languish in underwritten villain roles (Peter Boyle), and Scooby Doo still looks more like a bobble-head doll in the rear window of a Gremlin than a dog or a cartoon." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2004
47% Everybody Says I'm Fine! (2007) " Bose deserves credit for the wide-eyed verve of his highly original, if over-the-top, storyline." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 19, 2004
52% Gatekeeper (2001) " This earnest, shoestring indie that makes use of some sharp location shooting and sympathetic performances to rise above its often awkward staging and writing." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 18, 2004
13% Agent Cody Banks 2 - Destination London (2004) " The first Cody Banks worked by playing on the immense gap between secret-agent sophistication and hormonal teenage awkwardness; volume 2 never finds a similar conceit to milk." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 11, 2004
—— Tube (2004) " Some critics are touting Korea as the new Hong Kong, but Baek never gets out from under his H.K. precedents." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2004
33% La Mentale: The Code (2004) " If the plot comes off more like a reworking of Scorsese's tales of Italian-American mobsters, Boursinhac nevertheless shows a sure hand with his story." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 11, 2004
12% Catch That Kid (2004) " A parade of missed opportunities." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2004
27% Paycheck (2003) " Too smart for a mindless actioneer, and too slick to capture the full moral weight of Dick's dystopia." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 23, 2003
23% Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) " Nobody here, especially Martin, looks as if he's having much fun, apart from a dizzy cameo by Ashton Kutcher." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 23, 2003
95% Suddenly (2003) " The 26-year-old Argentine director Diego Lerman shows a sure hand in his debut, from his contrasty black-and-white compositions to his sly, jumpy edits, reminiscent of Godard." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2003
—— Bluehill Avenue (2001) " The film is naive in its glorification of violence and vengeance." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 24, 2003
8% The Order (The Sin Eater) (2003) " All the fine cinematography can't hide the sad fact that the second half of the film delivers none of the shocks and starts required of atmospheric horror." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 11, 2003
100% Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) (1954) " A meditation on what we are left with when life has let us down, played out in the haunted eyes of Jean Gabin." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 4, 2003
94% Manito (2003) " Eric Eason's assured debut succeeds in the way Larry Clark's Kids succeeded -- through a feel for the rhythms of street life, and some extraordinary casting." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 12, 2003
28% Daddy Day Care (2003) " Daddy Day Care feels like a movie cribbed together from outtakes of other hapless Hollywood comedies." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 8, 2003
8% Kangaroo Jack (2003) " Camel-fart jokes, 'local color' dialogue from those Paul Hogan Qantas ads, computer-generated flora and fauna, and a criminal waste of the talented Anderson." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 16, 2003
61% The Bank (2002) " Never amounts to more than a glossy comic book." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 3, 2003
68% Treasure Planet (2002) " It's doubtful the 'tweens' they're aiming at here still embrace Disney, and little kids don't care about back story." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2002
55% Ararat (2002) " If all this sounds impossibly turgid, it is." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 14, 2002
55% The Santa Clause 2 - The Mrs. Clause (2002) " While the film is not entirely successful, it still manages to string together enough charming moments to work." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 31, 2002
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