Jonathan R. Perry

Jonathan R. Perry
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here -- this is the War Room!" -- Peter Sellers, "Dr. Strangelove" "I don't need this working-class hero crap." -- Richard Dreyfuss, "Jaws" "That's unfortunate, because it sucks ***." -- Jack Black, "High Fidelity"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Jonathan R. Perry'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
2.5/4 29% Smokin' Aces (2007) "It's instantly engrossing, stays great for about 45 minutes and good for another 20, then begins collapsing under the oppressive weight of taking itself very, very seriously. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/4 92% Volver (2006) "Hollywood, take notice: If you hand Penelope Cruz a role with more depth than the paper it's printed on, this is what you'll get. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/4 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) "I saw better films in 2006 -- but none more imaginative than Guillermo del Toro's communal masterpiece. Bring a friend, and you'll have plenty to talk about. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 27, 2007
0.5/4 19% Primeval (2007) "It's rough going when our heroes have us longing for the complexity of the riverboat crew from 'Anaconda.' " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 27, 2007
3.5/4 97% The Queen (2006) "The remarkable achievement is not just in Helen Mirren's performance -- but in the sly, often almost imperceptible observations of how violently worlds can collide with a fleeting word, a subtle gesture. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 27, 2007
1.5/4 5% Three (2007) "I've seen films that said nothing in entertaining, even compelling ways. 'Thr3e' is not one of them. At least it's not wholesome too. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2.5/4 44% Night at the Museum (2006) "An inquisitive mind's thirst for understanding runs counter to your enjoyment, when a film's heart is usually in the right place but its brain is on permanent vacation. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 5, 2007
3.5/4 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) "Don't be put off by the G rating. I know a lot of adults who could learn from a talking pig. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2/4 62% Blood Diamond (2006) "If ever there were a film that shouldn't end on a note of rhythmic clapping, this is it. What a mess. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2/4 16% Turistas (Paradise Lost) (2006) "Don't stay home out of fear of imagined atrocities in another country. Stay home from this movie instead. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2.5/4 55% Déjà Vu (2006) "A stylish, engrossing popcorn thriller with a few unexpected rewards -- as long as you don't think about it too hard. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 24, 2006
3.5/4 95% Casino Royale (2006) "Is this the best Bond ever? No. But it is the most confident, expertly crafted and simply exhilarating since For Your Eyes Only. The reason for that is Daniel Craig. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 24, 2006
2.5/4 25% A Good Year (2006) "'Look Homeward, Gladiator' hints at new dimensions of warmth and heart in Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott. They're not there yet, but they're headed in the right direction. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 24, 2006
2/4 15% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) "Cinema is far too powerful a medium to be graded on a curve-- even when Tim Allen is involved. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 24, 2006
2/4 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) "Films like 'Marie Antoinette' foster serious discussion about cinema for all the wrong reasons. Just what the hell is this supposed to be? " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 24, 2006
2.5/4 21% Man of the Year (2006) "Barry Levinson is a case study in narrative schizophrenia, with no idea what he wants his film to be. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Oct 23, 2006
4/4 91% The Departed (2006) "Stacked up against Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, sure ... this is lesser Scorsese. And 'lesser' Scorsese is still better than almost anything else around. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Oct 13, 2006
.5/4 63% Jackass: Number Two (2006) "The title tells all. To hell with it. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Oct 13, 2006
2/4 11% All The King's Men (2006) "What's worse -- a bad remake of a classic film, or just a bad literary adaptation with delusions of grandeur? " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Oct 13, 2006
3/4 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) "After two hours of meandering, convoluted indulgences and loose ends, 'The Black Dahlia' reveals a kinder, gentler Brian De Palma. He should be a good guy to have around. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Oct 13, 2006
3/4 15% The Wicker Man (2006) "LaBute's remake could be an atonement, a perversely clever way of turning the gun on himself... or a conspiracy theorist's invective against a gender he fears and loathes. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Oct 13, 2006
2/4 68% Snakes on a Plane (2006) "!@#&*! Sam Arkoff must be screaming 'I told you so' from a !@#&*!mountaintop -- because it took Hollywood 35 !@#&*! years to discover what he knew all along. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 20, 2006
4/4 69% A Scanner Darkly (2006) "Linklater has a determined method in making sense of the madness -- framing Dick's political paranoia as a plea for mankind to reverse the course of its self-destruction. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 15, 2006
1.5/4 3% Zoom (2006) "Dulled down into a mayo-and-bologna on white by a succession of dependably bland post-'Home Improvement' trifles, the light is gone from the eyes of Tim Allen. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 15, 2006
2.5/4 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) "There's the lovable, semi-literate stupidity of Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman' ... and then there's just plain stupid. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 10, 2006
3/4 85% The Descent (2006) "In a genre where misogyny runs as a matter of course, 'The Descent' is a true rarity: a feminist horror film. It's Ida Lupino kicking Brian De Palma right in the junk. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 10, 2006
3.5/4 68% World Trade Center (2006) "Truth is stranger than fiction -- even in Oliver Stone's hands. 'World Trade Center' is an honorable film. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 10, 2006
3/4 63% Clerks II (2006) "I can't say I've spent the last dozen years desperate to catch up with these guys. But it's nice to have them around again. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jul 26, 2006
2/4 21% You, Me and Dupree (2006) "This 'comedy' is so clumsily executed and wheezy it's a wonder anyone had the resolve to finish it. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jul 26, 2006
3.5/4 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) "... For those within its reach, 'An Inconvenient Truth' is a film we can ignore only at our own peril. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jul 11, 2006
2/4 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) "This time around, Captain Jack won't get you high tonight or take you to your special island. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jul 11, 2006
3.5/4 76% Superman Returns (2006) "With child's-eye exuberance, Bryan Singer brings an obvious respect, even reverence for the mythology of America's most enduring superhero and his cinematic legacy ... " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 29, 2006
1.5/4 32% Click (2006) "A few substantial laughs (with that patented Sandler undercurrent of cruelty) lead to one of the most depressing descents into mawkish sentiment I've ever seen in a 'comedy.' " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 27, 2006
1.5/4 35% The Lake House (2006) "'The Lake House' is one of those romances that strives for unconventionality at the expense of clear storytelling and good sense. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 20, 2006
3.5/4 81% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) "No American filmmaker other than Robert Altman could have been a better choice for Garrison Keillor's relentlessly quirky corner of an Americana that doesn't exist anymore. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 13, 2006
1.5/4 27% The Omen (2006) "'10 Things I Hate About the Apocalypse.' " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 13, 2006
2/4 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) "Fast food that doesn't taste fast. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted May 23, 2006
1/4 13% Just My Luck (2006) "Lohan can be good in characters endowed with a glimmer of intelligence. But too often she shoehorns herself into vehicles operating under the fallacy that stupidity is cute. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted May 17, 2006
3/4 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) "The small-screen sensibility of 'Alias' creator J.J. Abrams proves to be the adrenaline shot needed to finally get this franchise on its feet. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted May 17, 2006
3.5/4 84% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) "There's never a moment when we're not certain everything will turn out OK. But to suggest a film bursting with such heart and good cheer should be any other way is a crime. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted May 2, 2006
4/4 91% United 93 (2006) "If this were a work of complete fiction, it would be an absolutely riveting thriller. That it's based on actual events makes it all the more horrific, and heartbreaking. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted May 2, 2006
2/4 33% The Sentinel (2006) "Recommend this one to a friend with a bum ticker. Not a single moment in the 108-minute running time is sufficient to even quicken the pulse. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 23, 2006
1/4 37% Scary Movie 4 (2006) "David Zucker, who once had one of the most supple comic touches in the business, has turned into the chowderhead who keeps elbowing you in the ribs asking, 'Get it? Get it?' " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 23, 2006
2.5/4 51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) "I have to say this for 'Lucky Number Slevin': It accomplishes nothing with extraordinary aplomb. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 11, 2006
2/4 57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) "The periodic fits of inspiration -- most of them courtesy of Scrat -- are just welcome breaks from an onslaught of witless pratfalling and white noise. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 4, 2006
3/4 86% Inside Man (2006) "Everyone is acting in a different film, and not one of them is in a Spike Lee Joint. But it's such a consistent oddity that it's never fighting to hold our attention. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 4, 2006
3/4 82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) "Hopkins presides as such an engaging old coot, it seems criminal to point out flaws in the film -- which rarely tries to be more than a Kiwi version of 'The Straight Story.' " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 4, 2006
3/4 73% V for Vendetta (2006) "'V' screams loudly and long, with visceral, kinetic fury and with style to burn. It's so brazen, it's kind of brilliant. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 4, 2006
1.5/4 49% The Hills Have Eyes (2006) "Alexandre Aja's take on Wes Craven's cult classic is lurid grindhouse trash, posturing as a satirical screed about American Cold War jingoism and irresponsible nuclear policy. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 14, 2006
3.5/4 40% Running Scared (2006) "The action movie is the cheese sandwich of film genres, but efforts like 'Running Scared' remind us all too rarely that they don't have to be Kraft Singles on Wonder Bread. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 25, 2006
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