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Kimberley Jones

Kimberley Jones

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Kimberley Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 60% Legend (2015) "Two Tom Hardys for the price of one certainly sounds like a steal of a deal. But if this movie makes it into his future highlight reel, it'll be for level of difficulty, not because the film itself has made much of a bid for posterity. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 25, 2015
2.5/5 65% The Night Before (2015) "Motoring affably along from one comic set-piece to the next - and a few are very, very funny - The Night Before never falls apart, but it never really comes together, either. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 71% Trumbo (2015) "In a movie explicitly about men stripped of their names, it seems exceptionally bad form to do the same in service of narrative expediency. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Barista (2015) "Baijnauth struck gold with his five baristas. Their collective passion steers the sometimes-unfocused narrative, and their perfectionist brushes with madness give this celebratory portrait a slight edge. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 66% Miss You Already (2015) "A heartfelt example of the cinematic tradition derivatively referred to as a "weepie," Miss You Already is, by design, about feelings. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/5 27% Burnt (2015) "There's never any doubt that redemption is the end-game for Jones, but the claim for his saving is weak sauce; the case against him has been too emphatically, if unintentionally, argued. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 84% Steve Jobs (2015) "Boyle's roaming camera and brisk staging injects a lot of energy into what is essentially two hours of walking and talking, while his habitual drift into too-slickness actually works here in complement with the script's theatricality. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/5 100% Peace Officer (2015) "Its most lasting impression is a haunted, human one: of Lawrence in the long hallways of the airplane hangar he converted, walls plastered with his obsessive work, this one-man CSI unit on a mission to expose the cracks in a foundation he himself laid. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 8, 2015
1.5/5 26% Pan (2015) "Ill-conceived from any number of angles. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/5 61% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Bidding and winning in first-time starring roles as romantic leads, Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie run the table as a new-gen Harry and Sally in this overt update of the Reiner/Ephron classic. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 70% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "It's Hollywood hokum hugged around a sour little arthouse movie trying to chew its way out. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/5 60% The Intern (2015) "It's all a well-dressed fantasy, sure, but at least the conversation is unique. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 24, 2015
1.5/5 49% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "This is supremely silly stuff, and overall a much lesser version of teens versus the titans of post-apocalypse industry -- a copy of a copy of a copy. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 74% Black Mass (2015) "Depp dials into the man's malevolent charisma and canniness. The connection is clear as a bell, and it's as good as anything he's done in a decade. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 66% Learning To Drive (2015) "I was moved. Not floored, but moved. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 9, 2015
3.5/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "Mistress America is maybe Baumbach's most probing consideration of the writer's process and development, a continuing point of interest in his filmography, from Kicking and Screaming to The Squid and the Whale and Margot at the Wedding. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/5 64% Digging For Fire (2015) "Digging for Fire fails its title's own promise: It has the capacity for startling insight and artistry, but mostly it's just a toe listlessly pushing dirt around. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2015
1.5/5 35% War Room (2015) "I lodge no complaint against the film's emphasis on prayer, even if, dramatically, it's not scintillating stuff to watch. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 76% People Places Things (2015) "Gently funny and admirably, even unfashionably humane. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "The music so wholly engulfs the second half of the film, there's no room left to expand on characters that feel less than lived-in or on the film's more ambitious ideas. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "If you ever thought Footloose might've been improved with an Irish brogue and a short pour of agitprop, then by all means look to this latest from Ken Loach, Britain's elder statesman of cinema and its evergreen champion of the working class. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 100% Twinsters (2015) "Even more extraordinary than the concept or its conceptualization is how intensely moving an experience it all amounts to. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2/5 51% Gemma Bovery (2015) "One wishes these modernized spins might include less leering at their heroine's rack. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Trainwreck can be furiously funny. It just goes down too easy. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 54% Minions (2015) "It's a slight, bright, bopping entertainment. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "It's an amusement-park ride. Fasten the safety belt, secure your purse, and get ready to scream. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/5 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Even with their disproportionate screen time, all three young performers give exceptional, rounded performances. We may not see the fullness of their lives, but they make them full-feeling anyway. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Pixar really swings for the brass ring of seemingly unmarketable concepts with its latest, Inside Out, which throws a couple hundred million dollars at a movie about the life of the mind. Its audacity is entirely matched by its artistry. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/5 51% Live From New York! (2015) "It's not uninteresting stuff. It's just not the whole story. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/5 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Danner's even better on her own, as she honestly, even angrily, wrangles with not a paradox, per se, just the raw rub of life: that it sucks to be alone, and it's scary to try not being alone. She's exquisite. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/5 82% Results (2015) "It took me two viewings to figure out how much I liked the movie. (Quite a lot, it turns out.) That might not sound like a full-bodied recommendation, but why not take a cue from the film's surprisingly lovable gym rats: Results don't happen overnight. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 52% Saint Laurent (2015) "The film is allergic to insight: It's as numbed-out as its hero addict. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 97% Iris (2015) "Iris is a potent argument against fast fashion, fast anything. And as a quiet cataloging of a couple slowing down and accessorized with wheelchairs, walking sticks, and hands tightly clasped, it becomes a poignant snatch of real-time aging. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 14, 2015
3.5/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "It's all a little dutiful-seeming, but the making of the movie is Carey Mulligan. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 100% Arlo and Julie (2015) "It's a likably misfit little movie, even if you can imagine it better suited as a lengthy short film or as a superior installment on one of those midcentury television playhouse series. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/5 82% Dior and I (2015) "A piece of Dior haute couture to hang in the closet is probably not in most of our futures, but this enthralling documentary allows viewers to finger the hem, so to speak, of some grand designs indeed. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 30, 2015
0/5 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 doesn't believe in the worthiness of its own hero. Why should we? " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3.5/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "A rattling and ruminative piece of speculative fiction, Ex Machina is good enough to wish it were even better. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1.5/5 30% The Longest Ride (2015) "There's little here to convince the audience of boy and girl's special chemistry, and nothing to attach the audience to them, either. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/5 78% Queen and Country (2015) "I wasn't especially amused by the anecdotal plot. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 85% Ballet 422 (2015) "Anyone with a zest for dance will find plenty of interest here. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/5 56% Focus (2015) "Focus has some hard swallows, including a last-reel speech so inessential it's comical, but it's also got a unique syncopation about it that's admirable, if not entirely effective. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1/5 71% The DUFF (2015) "The DUFF is exponentially dumb. For starters, Mae Whitman isn't fat or ugly. Point of fact, she's wildly charismatic. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 19, 2015
1/5 12% Mortdecai (2015) "This one's dead on arrival. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "It's kind of a thriller, but any genre expectations will be thwarted by writer/director J.C. Chandor's almost-perverse pleasure in stopping shy of the boiling point. A Most Violent Year is all about the simmer. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "[Benedict Cumberbatch] has had a meteoric rise, and for good reason -- he's really good at what he does. Here, he does a lot with a little. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 4, 2015
2.5/5 27% Annie (2014) "Gluck's remake isn't the train wreck that the first trailer portended. A train wreck would be more interesting. Annie is more like a placid drive through flatland, with the occasional cow spotting to break up the scenery. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3.5/5 90% Wild (2014) "Wild is the rare film to catch the interior life by its wriggling tail. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "The film moves so fast, failed jokes are forgotten easily, and its commitment to daffiness strikes the right chord. And, oh yes: Even computer-generated penguins really are just the cutest. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 26, 2014
2.5/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Audiences have a long year to wait for Part 2. Would it not have been better to leave them breathless than heaving a sigh? " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 20, 2014
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