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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
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
1/4 23% Freedomland (2006) "A dour, humorless, clunky, reductive, insulting diatribe on race relations, masquerading as a kidnap melodrama. Or maybe it's the other way around. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 22, 2006
2/4 22% The Pink Panther (2006) "It's more than a little sad to see Steve Martin -- a talent who himself is incomparable -- attempt to imitate the inimitable Peter Sellers. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 22, 2006
3/4 69% Curious George (2006) "Cute but never cloying, uncomplicated but not simple-minded, 'Curious George' is as light, energetic and satisfying as a flip through one of the storybooks that bear his name. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 22, 2006
1.5/4 9% When a Stranger Calls (2006) "Since 'Scream' steered the horror film into post-modernism, something this anachronistically limiting, unaware -- and just plain dumb -- almost seems quaint. Almost. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 7, 2006
3.5/4 90% Capote (2005) "Hoffman is technically flawless in recreating the look, the voice and the mannerisms, but it's more than that. What he's doing approaches the supernatural. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 7, 2006
2.5/4 44% Casanova (2005) "Hallstrom reduces history's most notorious cad to a plot device, forced to jump through so many narrative hoops it's impossible to keep up -- and even harder to care. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 1, 2006
2/4 55% Glory Road (2006) "A great documentary could emerge from this story -- a film that deserves it. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 1, 2006
1/4 10% Annapolis (2006) "'Annapolis' is a neatly pressed, mirror-shine drone -- so impeccably mediocre we get the feeling somebody cheated on the entrance exam. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 1, 2006
3/4 73% Nanny McPhee (2006) "...Just the type of fun, thoughtful escapism that should enjoy a long shelf life on DVD. In one of the most dismal cinematic Januarys ever, 'Nanny McPhee' is a sly little gem. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 1, 2006
4/4 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) "Better films were made in 2005 -- but none with the raw, emotional immediacy of what Ang Lee has accomplished, or a more palpable sense of hope beneath a sadness that runs bone-deep. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 22, 2006
1/4 40% End of the Spear (2006) "No level of noble intent by the filmmakers can compel me to recommend a work of cinema that's this cheap, simplistic and sloppy." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 21, 2006
4/4 78% Munich (2005) "A difficult, disquieting story of violence, revenge and redemption that could have been shaped by no other hands but Spielberg's -- in the best film he has ever made. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 19, 2006
1.5/4 29% Fun With Dick and Jane (2005) "Sharp satire coexists uneasily with slapstick comedy... and unless you're Mel Brooks, any attempt to cram them into a blender and hit purée will produce something putrid. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 3, 2006
2.5/4 40% The Ringer (2005) "A director and cast who all seem to be in on the joke come as close to success as anyone could have with a premise that's finally just ... unfilmable. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 3, 2006
2.5/4 51% The Producers (2005) "A movie is in serious trouble when my pervading thought is how much I'd rather be watching the play. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 3, 2006
3/4 53% Wolf Creek (2005) "Inhumane? Yep. Sadistic? Sure. But it works where countless others of the genre have failed, by introducing people we get to know and care about before all hell breaks loose. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 3, 2006
4/4 84% King Kong (2005) "Exhausting, in the visceral, adrenal way a good adventure should be. Comparing 'War of the Worlds' and this particular 'Kong,' Peter Jackson out-Spielbergs Steven Spielberg. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Dec 15, 2005
3/4 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) "The obvious comparison is to 'Lord of the Rings' -- but when Peter Jackson creates the most awe-inspiring battle scene since Kurosawa, the bar is too high for Andrew Adamson. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Dec 9, 2005
2.5/4 61% Shopgirl (2005) "...More like a European film than Hollywood, but it's not a matter of transmitting on a frequency most Americans don't receive. It's a matter of information that's not there. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1.5/4 46% The Ice Harvest (2005) "Few cinematic experiences are more depressing than a black comedy that isn't funny. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 24, 2005
4/4 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) "We relied on Edward R. Murrow for his calm, his unflappable integrity, in times of both crisis and elation. 'Good Night, and Good Luck' reminds us why we need him now. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
3/4 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) "Stylistically, the most stylistically stunning film of the series ceases to be wondrous ... once its characters enter the painfully petty years of adolescence. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
2.5/4 20% Derailed (2005) "'Derailed' is an uncomfortably appropriate title for an intriguing look at consequences of adultery, hijacked by a crime thriller that's not as clever as it thinks it is. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
2.5/4 61% Jarhead (2005) "Few films have made military life, especially in wartime, seem so unappealing. But its achievement is also its detriment: soul-killing routine rarely translates to compelling art." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
2/4 36% Saw II (2005) "It's not slick, it's not empowering, and it's not pretty. But what it does -- efficiently exploiting our primal fears -- it does pretty well. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
2/4 68% North Country (2005) "So melodramatically one-sided and shamelessly in search of Oscar nominations that it accomplishes the colossal rarity of insulting both genders equally." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
2.5/4 64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) "Sure, it's as goopy as Kris Kristofferson is grizzled, but families might find a genuinely warm experience in the simple story of a child following her heart %u2014 especially in the rare moments when we're not told how to feel." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
2/4 63% The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) "The Longest Movie Ever Made." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
2.5/4 88% Broken Flowers (2005) "As Bill Murray tells a young drifter after buying the kid a sandwich, 'All there is, is this. The present. That's it.' If Jim Jarmusch knows what that is, he's not telling." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
3/4 83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) "Nothing more than an 81-minute in-joke only two people in the world %u2014 Tim Burton and Danny Elfman %u2014 think is funny. But sometimes self-indulgence is the very thing that makes a filmmaker worth watching." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2005
1.5/4 45% The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) "These filmmakers, and this film, simply have not earned the right to take on the fundamental question of God vs. man." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 18, 2005
4/4 61% Lord of War (2005) "Niccol and Cage make the downward spiral an entertaining journey - so fiercely entertaining that it takes an eternity to realize how just how hard we've been sucker-punched." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 18, 2005
3/4 22% Cry Wolf (2005) "A stylish, frequently charming throwback to a time when horror films were essentially psychological thrillers with a higher body count." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 18, 2005
3/4 52% Transporter 2 (2005) "How well does the film succeed in what it seeks to accomplish? Well enough that I probably won't mind a 'Transporter 3.' " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 8, 2005
3/4 84% The Constant Gardener (2005) "Meirelles paints the squalor and misery of rural East Africa on a striking canvas - sometimes to the disservice of what he wants his film to tell us." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 8, 2005
1/4 8% Undiscovered (2005) "Not one character has the emotional maturity of an English muffin. If we could harness the intellectual energy of everyone involved in this, we could toast one. Lightly. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 30, 2005
3.5/4 79% Red Eye (2005) "A lean, no-nonsense thriller that depends on fully realized characters, drum-tight pacing and effective storytelling to deliver the goods." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 30, 2005
1/4 5% Supercross (2005) "I've made bologna sandwiches that inspired more enthusiasm." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 30, 2005
.5/4 13% Boogeyman (2005) "So boring, derivative and patently inane that hate is entirely too strong an emotion to attribute to it. You're either in the target demographic or you're not." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 16, 2005
3.5/4 87% Millions (2005) "In sly, sweet and frequently funny terms, Danny Boyle pleads a compelling case for the fundamental goodness of mankind." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 16, 2005
3/4 53% Four Brothers (2005) "John Singelton proves the Western mythos can work just as effectively in an urban setting - that those hoary old cliches can find new life in the hands of a capable filmmaker." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 16, 2005
2.5/4 38% The Skeleton Key (2005) "One of those thrillers that constantly has us shouting advice at the screen - until the heartening realization sinks in that it's not quite as dopey as we think." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 16, 2005
1.5/4 13% The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) "Satire by satirists who just don't get it -- approaching the silly outlaw charm (which satirized itself in the TV show) with the subtlety of an F5 tornado in a trailer park." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 16, 2005
1.5/4 13% Stealth (2005) "Witless but marginally watchable for almost 70 minutes of its bloated 120-minute length - until it begins to take itself entirely too seriously. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Aug 3, 2005
2/4 27% Fantastic Four (2005) "Entertainment as junk food: enjoyable as it goes down, if not particularly good for us, and it doesn't stand a Yugo's chance in the Indy 500 of lingering in our memories." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/4 48% Bad News Bears (2005) "As Tanner observes about the non-alcoholic beer Buttermaker passes out after the big game, what's the point?" ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jul 24, 2005
0/4 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) "The only conceivable way this toxic heap could benefit mankind is if every print were melted down and had its celluloid content rendered into guitar picks." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jul 24, 2005
3.5/4 83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) "Not a remake, but a bold, genuinely delightful new interpretation of a classic children's story. With intoxicating color, sound and fury, and heart, Tim Burton pulls it off." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jul 24, 2005
3/4 25% Bewitched (2005) "If a studio absolutely cannot avoid raiding its vaults for a popular TV show to pillage for an extra $1.98 decades later, this is the way to do it." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 26, 2005
3/4 85% Batman Begins (2005) "A defiantly adult film that succeeds where four predecessors have failed: Remaining true to the mythology it creates without enslaving itself in comic-book silliness." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 26, 2005
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