Jonathan Crocker

Jonathan Crocker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
BBC.com , Film4 , Little White Lies , Rotten Tomatoes , thelondonpaper , Time Out , Total Film
Total Reviews:
128

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 68% Elysium (2013) " A confident sidestep from District 9 rather than an ambitious leap forward, Elysium confirms Blomkamp as an expert genre director. Question is now: can he become more?" — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 22, 2013
3/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Flying as high as an eagle or scampering across the tracks like a lizard, Verbinski's camerawork is off the-chain and the visual-effects are first class." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Man Of Steel just keeps bouncing from big scene to big scene. What's missing is the strong connective tissue inbetween them - the film doesn't earn its big moments and this highlight-reel cinema leaves little room for character development." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 11, 2013
3/5 68% Trance (2013) " Pulsing with loud style, it's a vibrant, vibey joyride." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 27, 2013
5/5 95% Gone With the Wind (1939) " Brimming with colour and passion, it pulls its emotional kick from tremendous performances, not least from Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable as the love-hate lovers." — Total Film
Posted Feb 24, 2013
4/5 91% The Last Emperor (1987) " [A] massive, magnificent historical biopic." — Total Film
Posted Feb 22, 2013
2/5 46% A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) " Fades in the mind all too quickly." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 78% Flight (2012) " Brace! Brace! Smart entertainment from Zemeckis, superior acting from DW." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 31, 2013
4/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " Not a masterpiece, but a funny, violent, very entertaining crowdpleaser." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 17, 2013
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " Surprise: Twilight has discovered a fresh sense of danger and energy." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 14, 2012
5/5 95% Suspiria (1977) " Argento's masterpiece is a movie in which nothing and nobody makes sense." — Total Film
Posted Oct 10, 2012
3/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " An amusing, thoughtful romcom about love, literature and coming of age. Whatever age." — Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3/5 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " It's this terrific ensemble that offers real bang for your buck here - Mendelsohn's skaghead Aussie is a brilliant creation - as Dominik builds a grimy world of bad men, brutal violence and stylish cinematics." — Total Film
Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 39% [REC] 3 Genesis (2012) " Oddball comedy instantly kills zombie scares - the neck-ripping is bloody but boring - leaving you clinging to the fun moments when director Paco Plaza nails it." — Total Film
Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 78% Dredd (2012) " Grungy, compact and delightfully violent, Dredd wants to hit you as hard as it can." — Total Film
Posted Aug 27, 2012
54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) " The Lorax is immensely colourful, catchy and cheery. Then again, it's also gaudy, bland and recycled. You can do better." — Total Film
Posted Jul 16, 2012
3/5 92% Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012) " Freestyle, funny but finally just too repetitive, Ice's affectionate home-movie needed someone to structure it into a deeper documentary." — Total Film
Posted Jul 9, 2012
3/5 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " An effortless, emotional, funny little indie that few people will see. Be one of them." — Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2012
3/5 67% Friends With Kids (2012) " Smart dialogue, a gifted ensemble and good intentions from Jennifer Westfeldt, but her grown-up romcom can't quite escape feeling like a sitcom on the big screen." — Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2012
3/5 58% Kosmos (2010) " The bleak, dramatic scenery and sheer oddness here just about keep up the intrigue." — Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2012
4/5 73% Prometheus (2012) " Not as frightening as Alien, not as thrilling as Aliens, but a 3D sci-fi blockbuster that's easily the saga's most spectacular entry." — Total Film
Posted May 30, 2012
3/5 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " It's a much better hitman movie than an economic critique. In fact, Dominik calls it a comedy." — Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2012
3/5 67% Lawless (2012) " You can't shake the feeling that Hillcoat just should have gone for broke with his florid, bloody drama." — Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2012
3/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " Anderson's film breezes irresistibly on style, charm, a lovely score by Alexandre Desplat and that winning indie ensemble." — Digital Spy
Posted May 16, 2012
3/5 41% Silent House (2012) " Shredding while it lasts, Silent House is really just a fun campfire horror tale." — Total Film
Posted May 1, 2012
3/5 10% Piggy " Fluidly lensed and unsettling for an hour, writer/director Kieron Hawkes' debut thins out badly in the final third, leaving the charismatic Anderson to prop it up." — Total Film
Posted May 1, 2012
3/5 43% American Reunion (2012) " American Pie's characters have grown up and settled down. Don't worry, the franchise hasn't. More than a decade on, Reunion opens with two wank jokes and never looks back." — Total Film
Posted Apr 26, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Big, brash and very funny, Joss Whedon's Avengers is equal to the sum of its parts - and for once, that's no faint praise. Suit up." — Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2012
3/5 51% John Carter (2012) " A handsome new sci-fi adventure that feels rather familiar. Enjoyable enough while it lasts, John Carter is big on ambition and disappointingly short on action." — Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2012
3/5 86% Carancho (2011) " Scenes spark then fade, until the sinuous climax arrives with collision force." — Total Film
Posted Feb 20, 2012
4/5 86% Khodorkovsky (2011) " Edged with cynicism and wit, Tuschi's film can't hide its admiration - but real answers lurk tantalisingly out of reach." — Total Film
Posted Feb 20, 2012
3/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " Infinitely assured moviemaking." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 9, 2012
3/5 80% Young Adult (2011) " Daring and different but just way too dark." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 3, 2012
4/5 93% Girl Model (2012) " The filmmakers stay back, observing, for a restrained, intimate and poignant result." — Total Film
Posted Jan 30, 2012
3/5 41% Straw Dogs (2011) " Marsden, Bosworth and Skarsgård are superb. But what was the point?" — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 3, 2011
4/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) " A dark drama that gleams with pure quality." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 27, 2011
3/5 78% Melancholia (2011) " Melancholia is incredibly eerie, and is lent an exciting frisson by the authenticity of an actress and filmmaker with first-hand experiences of psychological trauma." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 29, 2011
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " Crazy Stupid Love is funnier, smarter and more touching than your average cut-out-andkeep Hollywood relationship flick." — Total Film
Posted Sep 12, 2011
2/5 0% Powder " This indie drama puts its best foot forward, only to strut face-first through every cliché in the genre." — Total Film
Posted Aug 11, 2011
4/5 98% Project Nim (2011) " Marsh's sensitive doc is a light look at some dark clues to the kind of creatures we really are." — Total Film
Posted Aug 3, 2011
5/5 84% The Tree of Life (2011) " Malick's spiritual odyssey is baffling, unique and overspilling with wonder." — Total Film
Posted Jul 5, 2011
3/5 81% Countdown to Zero (2010) " A worthy, important effort - but not a great one." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 23, 2011
3/5 81% Countdown to Zero (2010) " Sobering stuff, especially when smart talkingheads - including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and ex-US Secretary Of Defence Robert McNamara - confirm it's a matter of "when" not "if". Eek." — Total Film
Posted Jun 15, 2011
3/5 85% Viva Riva! (2011) " There's just enough sexy sex (gratuitous lesbians for good measure) and violent violence (too nasty at times) to keep this bumpy ride on track." — Total Film
Posted Jun 9, 2011
100% Rio Breaks (2010) " Gentle, touching and beautifully captured, this is the best surfing documentary since Riding Giants and a personal, genuinely painful true-life drama set on the brink of childhood's end. Discover it." — Total Film
Posted May 25, 2011
3/5 37% Mars Needs Moms (2011) " Don't be put off by the title. Wells harnesses 3D mo-cap wizardry for a children's adventure that balances storytelling and sci-fi." — Total Film
Posted Mar 23, 2011
1/5 74% Route Irish " Crushingly bleak anti-drama erodes your interest with every scene." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 17, 2011
2/5 35% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) " Really need to watch District 9 again. Immediately." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3/5 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " Despite wobbling under the weight of some hefty ideas while straddling two genres, this sci-fi mystery surprises by emerging as a sweet, star-powered romance." — Total Film
Posted Feb 24, 2011
3/5 33% I Am Number Four (2011) " An enjoyable teen rom-thriller that never swerves off the beaten path but always keeps its footing. Expect a franchise, and career boosts for Pettyfer and Agron." — Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2011
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