Kimberley Jones

Kimberley Jones

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Anchorage Press , Austin Chronicle
Total Reviews:
682

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " A bright idea, disappointingly dulled in the execution." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/5 62% Draft Day (2014) " The promising-sounding football movie would turn out to be a movie about men talking on phones." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 90% Le Week-End (2014) " I won't spoil the ending, nor will I deny its playful charms." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/5 84% Teenage (2014) " The archival footage is mesmerizing stuff, articulately edited by Joe Beshenkovsky." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2.5/5 40% Divergent (2014) " Veronica Roth's Divergent is engrossing enough to devour overnight, and flimsy enough to forget by morning light. Neil Burger's film adaptation faithfully reproduces the same effect." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4.5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The Grand Budapest Hotel is a marvelous spectacle." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " Marshmallow nation, you may now exhale: Rob Thomas did ya right." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3.5/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Historians may blanch at the liberties taken here, but the spirit of the thing -- the way it champions intellectual curiosity and critical thinking -- warmed this nerd's heart tremendously." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2.5/5 45% In Secret (2014) " In Secret probes these troubled minds from an arm's-length remove." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3.5/5 69% About Last Night (2014) " It's the funniest, friskiest date movie in a good long while." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3.5/5 86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) " (500) Days is a funny, seductive, and surprisingly honest dramatization of the ways we snooker ourselves into incompatible love." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 10, 2014
1.5/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " The three leads' distinct storylines are metered choppily, there's an illogic to the scene sequence and plotting, and that initial pact, casually arrived at, is suddenly framed as a game-changing bet late in the film." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4.5/5 94% The Past (2013) " Think you've nailed down a character? Wait another five minutes. It's rare to see so many characters, including children, afforded so much nuance." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 30, 2014
1/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Branagh might as well have opened a can and dumped it on a plate, the ridges of a factory-line production still perfectly hatched on a gelatinous cylinder of crud." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 11% The Nut Job (2014) " How "Gangnam Style" fits into all of this is a mystery, but that doesn't stop the filmmakers from trotting out that stale K-pop ear-bleeder twice in a move as pandering as the film's multiple fart gags." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 16, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2014) " The brilliance of Her lies in how it uses a sci-fi concept to reconstruct the traditional arc of a romance, from getting-to-know-you to growing apart." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 9, 2014
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " 20 Feet From Stardom doesn't shy away from the harder truths of the industry, but it goes down easily, and is stylishly assembled, spryly executed, and satisfyingly arced to end in triumph." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 2013
2.5/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " The passion is there; it is only poured in the wrong places." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Forte is a surprising fount of melancholy and frustrated ambition, while Dern takes a tough part -- a man of few words who might not be all there -- and masterfully controls his body to convey Woody's inner depths." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 27, 2013
2.5/5 89% Frozen (2013) " Frozen can count in its favor visual grandeur, two energetic young women as co-leads, and a couple of plot twists that place the film a cut above your average princess fare." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " That this latest film leaves us hungering for more only means that it's working." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3.5/5 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " It's no mean feat, stitching together comic bonhomie and Kleenex-wadding melodrama, but Lee makes it look easy. And even, yes, a little sexy. Take that, middle age." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 15, 2013
4/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Five minutes alone with him in All Is Lost will make you feel like a chump for ever suspecting [Redford] was done for. The charisma never went away; it's only aged into a very fine vintage, indeed." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " The limited ambition of The Dark World's climax is a relief. It scuttles all term paper aspirations and instead humbly lobs a thesis statement-slash-open invitation: Let's have some fun, shall we? And so we did." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/5 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Blue Is the Warmest Color has its wobbles, but Exarchopoulos will knock you sideways." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 1, 2013
4/5 69% About Time (2013) " The movie moves episodically, leisurely, through roughly a decade, and that feels like a gift: to nestle in with these extraordinary, ordinary people and get to know them." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 1, 2013
67% Mood Indigo (2014) " As a straightforward narrative with conventional satisfactions, Mood Indigo misses the mark, but as an evoker of so many moods, it's transportive." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 29, 2013
0.5/5 6% I'm In Love With A Church Girl (2013) " To call the acting amateurish does a disservice to hard-working amateurs everywhere." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 25, 2013
1.5/5 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " I know this thing's been kicking almost half a millennium, but is it too much to ask for a little invention?" — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 94% After Tiller (2013) " After Tiller movingly dramatizes another side effect of the job: how difficult it can be for the doctors to not internalize the sadness of the women who walk through their doors." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2/5 9% Runner Runner (2013) " Director Furman and cinematographer Mauro Fiore make lovely work of the tropical light, but the film has none of the loose-limbed energy of Furman's stealth hit, The Lincoln Lawyer." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/5 86% The Patience Stone (2013) " There isn't a false step from the quietly devastating Farahani; her tour-de-force performance carries the film through its rocky stretches." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3.5/5 96% Enough Said (2013) " It's a funny, tender, impactful story of two divorcées, authentically in their early 50s, struggling to trust and love again." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3/5 89% Rush (2013) " Rush may begin as a two-man race, but Brühl's Lauda wins by a landslide." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 27, 2013
53% The Muslims Are Coming (2013) " Supporting commentary comes from the likes of Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, and Rachel Maddow, but the real stars, rightly so, are Farsad and Obeidallah." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/5 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " Despite making sex addiction its topic, Thanks for Sharing isn't interested in exploring those idiosyncratic erotic preferences that sometimes explode into obsessions." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 20, 2013
3.5/5 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " If you're going to build an entire film on microexpressions, then a certain innate magnetism is required. Swanberg gets it in spades from his top-shelf cast." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 13, 2013
2/5 30% Austenland (2013) " Sincere Austen devotees -- or Janeites, if you want to get bubblegum about it -- won't find much in common with this modern-day Jane." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/5 75% The Grandmaster (2013) " He's typically more show than tell, but The Grandmaster -- charting a largely chronological course and plodgy with pedantic title cards that rehash what the attentive viewer has already gleaned -- is heavy with the telling." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 30, 2013
3.5/5 92% In a World... (2013) " In a world in which cookie-cutter, unchallenging movie heroines are assembled according to Hollywood's cynical assumption that Jane Q. Public is a flaming idiot, Bell's breath-of-fresh-air creation definitely has something interesting to say." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3.5/5 89% The World's End (2013) " Wright isn't a subtle filmmaker -- but he is a joyful one. Who wouldn't drink to that?" — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 23, 2013
1/5 26% Planes (2013) " What a clunker." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 9, 2013
3.5/5 52% The To Do List (2013) " Maybe someday there will be a better commercial comedy about a girl taking charge of her sexual education, but for now, this is the only one we've got, and it's a filthy-fun charmer." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 25, 2013
2.5/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " This is Jackman's show entirely, and he's as forceful and charismatic as ever as the walking, talking hurt that is Wolverine. If only he had something more interesting to do here." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 25, 2013
2/5 20% Girl Most Likely (2013) " Tiny and well-intentioned but dramatically inert and sham-kooky." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 19, 2013
2.5/5 42% Red 2 (2013) " It's all supremely silly stuff, and amusingly so, as long as you don't stop to think about all those blameless officers and agents cut down in the line of mindless entertainment." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3.5/5 87% What Maisie Knew (2013) " The film begins ham-handedly and ends in a puddle of mawkishness, but most everything in between is sharply observed and wounding to watch." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 12, 2013
1.5/5 63% Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013) " I so wanted to be moved to genuine laughter, but it came in only fits and starts." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3/5 77% Somm (2013) " Somm is studded with tiny, often amusing observations and insights into the highly specialized profession/obsession of sommelier." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 28, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) " More often than not The Heat is just stupid-funny, which circles us back to McCarthy, motor-mouthing four-letter fury like an operatic aria." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 27, 2013
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