Kimberley Jones

Kimberley Jones

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

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
3.5/5 85% 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 71% 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 No Score Yet 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 75% People Places Things (2015) "Gently funny and admirably, even unfashionably humane. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 62% 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 52% 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 65% 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 49% 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 94% 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 81% 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 51% 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 84% 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 81% 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 31% 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 81% Queen and Country (2015) "I wasn't especially amused by the anecdotal plot. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 84% Ballet 422 (2015) "Anyone with a zest for dance will find plenty of interest here. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/5 57% 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
2/5 0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) "As a movie, Saving Christmas is not good. But as a teaching aid for congregants about having their fruitcake and eating it, too? Sure, why not. Go nuts, guys. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 13, 2014
4.5/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) "The film gets its biggest laughs -- and there truly are some grandly bleak belly-shakers here -- by upsetting the apple cart on traditional gender roles. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "Boldly swinging for the rafters and face-planting half the time, [Nolan is] uncharacteristically willing to embarrass himself here. There's a lot to admire in that. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/5 94% Whiplash (2014) "The leads' prolonged, puffed-feathers sparring is entertaining while it lasts, but the sensation of something sizable is only fleeting. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3.5/5 76% Harmontown (2014) "As much a portrait of a community as of its brilliant, de facto mayor, Harmontown is a stirring tribute to the restorative power of finding your people. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 23, 2014
4.5/5 92% Birdman (2014) "Iñárritu is a magician of transference; he strong-arms the audience into sharing Riggan's racing heart rate and roiling gut-feel. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 23, 2014
1/5 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "Not just narratively crude but aesthetically ugly. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 16, 2014
0.5/5 8% The Best Of Me (2014) "Already hobbled by an overwrought story that turns positively Hallmark-Movie-preposterous in its third act, journeyman director Michael Hoffman can't conceive of a single memorable set-piece or rouse his actors into action. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) "The finely calibrated performances of the three leading men pull the film through to its moving conclusion. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2.5/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "It's worth a watch to see these two reliably comic actors do some heavy dramatic lifting and tenderly spot for each other. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/5 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) "It's a keen, dual character study that goosed both hot tears and teeth-grinding from me. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Subtle it ain't, but there's an undercurrent of palpable rage that pokes through the (very funny) banter-banter gloss of the thing, and the actors rip into it with relish. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/5 68% God Help the Girl (2014) "Murdoch's film is sweet monument to that age, when life had the promise of a perfectly crafted pop song. God Help the Girl is not so perfectly crafted, but the promise -- oh, the promise is irresistible. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 92% Frank (2014) "A likable but ultimately slight arthouse comedy. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3.5/5 100% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) "Sure, you may come for the LSD antics, but you'll want to stay for the film's riveting lens on seismic changes in baseball and American culture at large. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 4, 2014
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