Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Jonathan W. Hickman'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
7/10 41% No Escape (2015) "With an intense momentum that combines with several well-executed, down-right harrowing action set-pieces, "No Escape" pulls off quite a coup. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 26, 2015
7/10 88% Fort Tilden (2015) "The leads, Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty, immediately bond on screen selling themselves credibly as best friends. And their amusing and telling banter contains a colorful shorthand that most anyone with a best friend will immediately pick up on. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 14, 2015
8/10 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "...the sharpest and most literate action film of the summer. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 14, 2015
7.5/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Don't try to make sense of it, the world of Ethan Hunt, just like the cartoonish society that the characters in the "Fast & Furious" franchise inhabit, is clearly not our own. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 7, 2015
8/10 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "The filmmakers SHOW US everything with a number of excellent slap-stick sequences that convey the message as well as one loaded with exposition. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 7, 2015
6.5/10 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Loach has a feel for the material and his sure-hand at the helm is solid in this somewhat muted narrative. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 30, 2015
9/10 92% Ex Machina (2015) "...a beautiful piece of science fiction on par with the best of the genre. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 24, 2015
6.5/10 79% Ant-Man (2015) "The best thing about "Ant-Man" is that is starts small and stays that way. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 17, 2015
5.5/10 54% Minions (2015) "The set-up sequence is the funniest thing in the film. And "Minions" certainly could have used more of that early promise, because it gets pretty silly fast. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 10, 2015
5.5/10 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "And as good as it is, it isn't anything more than what one would expect from a BBC television offering. We've seen this sort of thing before. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 9, 2015
6.5/10 50% Meet Me In Montenegro (2015) "...an anxiety-filled romance as Woody Allen might have made it. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 9, 2015
5.5/10 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Arnold is a joy to watch in this film. He's still physically impressive, knows how to move like a terminator, and has some nice comic moments. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 3, 2015
7/10 82% Eden (2015) ""Eden" is the kind of film that captures the beats that move us forward. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 2, 2015
7/10 82% The Overnight (2015) "Part titillation and part cautionary tale, "The Overnight" is biting and real. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 26, 2015
5.5/10 36% Max (2015) "A movie that would be perfectly at home on your television set, "Max" proves to be fine PG-rated family viewing but not a must-see theatrical outing. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 26, 2015
8.5/10 98% Inside Out (2015) ""Inside Out" deals maturely with depression and handles it in a complex and human manner. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 19, 2015
6/10 71% Jurassic World (2015) "The narrative is plot driven from the point "go" and aimed clearly at getting us quickly to the scares and the jumps, regardless whether anything in between makes sense. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/10 32% Entourage (2015) "...proves that what might work on the small screen over time, seems cheap and even desperate in a darkened theater. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 5, 2015
6/10 50% San Andreas (2015) "...a refreshing but cheesy take on the natural disaster genre. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 29, 2015
5/10 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "The tone is uneven as we get outlandish, winking, comic goofiness alongside epic conflagration packaged with saccharine sentiment. It is disappointing. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 22, 2015
91% Slow West (2015) "...almost perfect example of the modern Western, the kind of film I'd like to see more frequently. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 21, 2015
9/10 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "An electric monster of an action film! " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 17, 2015
6/10 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The story is wider to the point of becoming unwieldy. But there is fun to be had here, as the heroes kid around with one another against the backdrop of mass destruction and mayhem. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 1, 2015
7/10 98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The key to the success of DAREDEVIL has to be D'Onofrio's affected performance as Fisk, aka The Kingpin. He's downright terrifying... " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Apr 24, 2015
6/10 65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) "An tough to watch but entertaining inside look at the vulgar side of the posh life. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Apr 17, 2015
8/10 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "The fascinating part of this origin story is that one of history's best known bands found success not at the hands of a music producer but in the custody of two filmmakers. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Apr 17, 2015
5/10 81% Furious 7 (2015) "...lazy and annoying, devoid of any hint of what might have once made it interesting. But that is not to say that there aren't exciting moments, it's just that none of them add up to anything we care about. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Apr 3, 2015
6/10 64% A Girl Like Her (2015) "No doubt to be compared to movies like director Marisa Silver's 1988 film Permanent Record, A Girl Like Her is a fitting cautionary tale. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Mar 27, 2015
7.5/10 96% It Follows (2015) "...unique and arresting. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Mar 27, 2015
8/10 85% Cinderella (2015) "It is really lovely. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Mar 13, 2015
8/10 96% Red Army (2015) "Director Gabe Polsky's tremendous documentary is Fetisov's story, but it is also a penetrating indictment of the Cold War practices of the Soviet Union and its mistreatment of some of the greatest athletes in history. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Mar 13, 2015
5/10 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Maggie Smith, who is so sincere as Muriel, manages to make the film bearable as it comes to an emotional conclusion leaving you with a small, but definitely present, lump in your throat. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Mar 6, 2015
7/10 57% Focus (2015) "Getting the short con right is the charm of "Focus," and the goodwill generated by the setup carries the film even when the long con is, should I say, a bit too manipulated and contrived. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/10 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "Unlike the original film that contained a nostalgic 1980s romp held together by funny central performances, this second helping is like a confused collection of outtakes. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/10 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) ""50 Shades" has its sexy moments, but never attempts to be romantic, and isn't ambitious enough to deliver romance and sex appeal simultaneously. ...Jamie Dornan is given the thankless task of playing a monotone misogynist. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3.5/10 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Call it an epic, or an opus, even an opera, just don't call it good science fiction. ...a schlocky movie that has more in common with THE ICE PIRATES than 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Feb 6, 2015
8/10 99% Selma (2015) "...does not shy away from controversial elements of King's character. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 23, 2015
7.5/10 72% American Sniper (2015) "...reminds us of the emotional scars our soldiers carry long after the piercing sounds of rifle fire have faded into dull echo. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4.5/10 34% Blackhat (2015) "...a collection of B-movie action sequences involving fights and gunplay poorly shot on purpose. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 16, 2015
6.5/10 71% Into the Woods (2014) "...a superior example of adapting the stage to the screen. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 9, 2015
7.5/10 84% Predestination (2015) "The Spierig Brothers understand Heinlein and give us a rich science fiction film with standout performances. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 9, 2015
5/10 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "The narrative is routinely marred by schlocky comic relief... " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 19, 2014
4.5/10 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Moses is self-absorbed and arrogant, distant from the plagues, always busy trying to become Robin Hood (I'm not kidding) instead of peaceful messenger from God. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 12, 2014
8/10 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "While Cumberbatch will get all the accolades, his character's younger self is inhabited by actor Alex Lawther, whose performance matches and complements the lead marvelously. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 5, 2014
7/10 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Katniss proves she can handle the action as it spills out of the arena. Binge viewing is encouraged... " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 21, 2014
7/10 83% Listen Up Philip (2014) "Schwartzman is perfectly cast as self-absorbed novelist Phillip Lewis Friedman in this mumblecore infused talker. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 14, 2014
5.5/10 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "...will do more to broaden Jeff Daniels' appeal rather than relaunch Jim Carrey's comedy career. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 14, 2014
6.5/10 72% Interstellar (2014) "...a unique film to be sure, and one that is probably best experienced on the largest screen available. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 5, 2014
7.5/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "...cleverly always keeps fear somewhere in the frame. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 31, 2014
9.5/10 92% Birdman (2014) "The magic of Birdman is that it is utterly unique while never becoming completely alien. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 24, 2014
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