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 Review
1/5 23% Push (2009) " Totally watchable, totally forgettable. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 26, 2009
5/5 66% Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009) " One thing's for certain: whether it's a meditation on guerrilla warfare, on Che or on moviemaking itself, you've seen nothing like it and are unlikely to ever again. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 20, 2009
3/5 79% Gran Torino (2009) " It's a movie for Eastwood fans. Which should mean it's a movie for you. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 19, 2009
4/5 80% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008) " Gripping, elusive and something to be experienced, Che Part Two continues to offer up surprises, frustration and - above all - fascination. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 19, 2009
4/5 77% Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys) (2008) " Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's aching film is driven by complex, powerful performances. Too many angsty silences deflate the tension, but it's gripping while it lasts. " ‐ thelondonpaper
Posted Feb 13, 2009
3/5 86% El Rey de la montaña (King of the Hill) (2007) " Stylishly shot, this tense Spanish thriller sees the couple lost in a mountain wilderness while being hunted by an unseen sniper. " ‐ thelondonpaper
Posted Feb 13, 2009
3/5 81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) " No doubt about it, Allen's latest throwaway rom-com is utterly silly, forgettable and predictable. It's also his most purely entertaining film in years. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 6, 2009
83% JCVD (Van Dammage) (2008) " Jean-Claude Van Damme, B-movie megastar gone straight-to-video, is back with a career-best performance in one of the coolest indie movies of the year. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 30, 2009
5/5 98% Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (Bicycle Thieves) (1949) " The lasting soul of Thieves' pure cinema poverty-parable finally nestles in its deeply affecting father-son pairing in which seven-year-old Staiola dazzles as one of cinema's wonder-kids. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 19, 2008
53% Steep (2007) " Steep is more promo-reel than documentary. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/5 49% Before the Rains (2008) " Gorgeous but thuddingly obvious... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 22, 2008
4/5 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " Back, baby, back. An excellent police procedural and a personal triumph for Ben Affleck, steering his younger brother to a performance that deserved louder applause from gong juries. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 6, 2008
89% The Unforeseen (2008) " Even if the director eventually hard-pedals her pantheist imagery into cliché, this inconvenient truth is discreet, intimate and regularly surprising. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 2, 2008
90% Blazing Saddles (1974) " It's tough to beat as an outrageously phlegmy deposit in Hollywood's spittoon. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 2, 2008
2/6 57% We Own the Night (2007) " A desperate violence and urgency spills out in the film's flash-point set-pieces - not least a sensational car chase, shot through a windscreen, hammering rain and a blur of fear. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 13, 2007
2/6 75% Kilómetro 31 (Km 31) (2006) " This stunningly derivative Latin ghost chiller might have had audiences Jackson Pollocking their underwear 10 years ago. Now (unless you've spent the past decade down a well), only the sheer poverty of ideas is terrifying. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 7, 2007
2/6 36% Southland Tales (2007) " By the climax, his truly ambitious, truly flawed film finally disappears into the 'time-space rift' (or whatever) to achieve some sort of cosmic transcendence. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 7, 2007
3/6 21% Fred Claus (2007) " Dobkin's film is lit up by a couple of genius scenes: first, a siblings support-group attended by Frank Stallone, Stephen Baldwin and Roger Clinton; second, a superb in-joke triggering Spacey's redemptive thaw-out, stoking a festive glow against the odds. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 29, 2007
3/6 82% Talk to Me (2007) " Thanks to its two leads, the film remains vivid, honest and deeply felt. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 22, 2007
3/6 80% American Gangster (2007) " Like much of his oeuvre, Scott's scaled-up movie is bigger than life - and lesser for it. But while never digging deeply or darkly enough to match its own grand vision of itself, slick technique drives the story forward with pace and style. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 14, 2007
3/6 61% Death at a Funeral (2007) " Scatological grue, nudity, swearing, drug-taking and the chance to watch two grown men wrestle a midget... " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 1, 2007
2/6 16% The Last Legion (2007) " Crudely mangling Arthurian legend into Roman history, this creaky swords 'n' sandals romper trundles forward like a hurriedly upholstered TV movie. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 19, 2007
4/6 89% The Savages (2007) " Hoffman and Linney are wonderful -- underplaying so perfectly that crumpled, bittersweet truths continue to surface. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 11, 2007
5/5 94% The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) (1957) " Guaranteed to thunder on the big screen. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 20, 2007
4/5 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) " The Rocky Balboa you were hoping for, dreaming for, and an astonishing personal triumph for Stallone. Bring on Rambo IV? " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 15, 2007
54% Mr. 3000 (2004) " Deliberately Louisville-slugs its audience over the head. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
5/5 84% Performance (1970) " Mick Jagger? In a Brit gangster classic? Believe it. And believe that Performance is much, much more. " ‐ BBC.com
Posted May 11, 2004
2/5 22% Taking Lives (2004) " Dig deeper than the classy looks and the shovelful of psychological topsoil ... and there's nothing here that hasn't been done before -- and done better. " ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 20, 2004
2/5 33% The Butterfly Effect (2004) " Lobotomised entertainment that's dark, violent, and hilariously dumb. " ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 13, 2004
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