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 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 78% 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 70% 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 21% Girl Most Likely (2013) "Tiny and well-intentioned but dramatically inert and sham-kooky. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 19, 2013
2.5/5 43% 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
2.5/5 78% Monsters University (2013) "It's not like Monsters University is a bad movie. It's just not a terribly interesting one. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 21, 2013
3/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) "Snyder has cast Man of Steel with dramatic actors, not action stars, and it pays off. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 13, 2013
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) "The film offers a front-row seat to the marvelous, fifty-year-long piece of performance art that was Plimpton's public persona. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 11, 2013
2.5/5 34% The Internship (2013) "If you've ever thought to yourself, "Yeah, I use Google -- as a search engine, a map, a translator, a verb -- but I wish there was a way to get more Google in my life," then you're in luck. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4/5 93% Frances Ha (2013) "Funny and touching, Frances Ha may very well be the most eloquent take yet on a generation in flux. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 31, 2013
1/5 7% All About Steve (2009) "Kooky? Hardly. Cringing? Most assuredly. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 28, 2013
2.5/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "It is what is. We've had some good laughs. Let's part amicably. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 24, 2013
2.5/5 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "We've heard this song before -- catchy but banal, monotonous -- and it hasn't gotten any better with time. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 23, 2013
4/5 89% In the House (2013) "An almost perverse delight, an egghead thriller that slyly shell-games its truer purpose as an inquiry into the construction -- and deconstruction -- of fiction. Scratch deconstruction: Make that tear-the-house-down demolition. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 17, 2013
3/5 37% Peeples (2013) "[Writer/director Tina Gordon Chism is ] good at low-key, observational humor, and the all-around excellent cast swings with aplomb from silly to sweet. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 17, 2013
3.5/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) "Abrams' space isn't the final frontier: The landscape reads more like, "Haven't we been here before?" Well, yes, but a whirligig doesn't go anywhere, either, and it's still fun to watch it spin. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 16, 2013
2/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "Luhrmann works double-time to make the material fresh, and the strain shows. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 9, 2013
3.5/5 94% Blancanieves (2013) "Blancanieves holds to the structure, but not strictures, of the source fairy tale. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 3, 2013
1.5/5 7% The Big Wedding (2013) ""Big" is an awfully ambitious modifier to affix to this pale wisp of a film. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 3, 2013
4/5 98% Mud (2013) "Mud, from the Austin-based writer/director Jeff Nichols, is many things at once, and all enriched by David Wingo's double-stop, aching, stringed score. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 26, 2013
2.5/5 83% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) "From Up on Poppy Hill, Studio Ghibli's latest, is decidedly earthbound in comparison to those transportive earlier films, though it's not without its charms. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 19, 2013
3.5/5 77% It's a Disaster (2013) "Berger's one to watch. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 19, 2013
3/5 80% Ginger & Rosa (2013) "Fanning -- a startlingly alert and microemotive young actress -- breathes real feeling into the part, while the jazz soundtrack (John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sidney Bechet) rouses this sensitive film from its drowsier inclinations. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 12, 2013
2.5/5 68% Trance (2013) "By trying to be all things at once, Trance diffuses the potency of each of its disparate ambitions. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 12, 2013
2/5 8% The Host (2013) "Three bodies plus four minds is some fertile arithmetic, but The Host can't be bothered with the intellectual or kinky ramifications of its setup. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 5, 2013
2.5/5 93% Room 237 (2013) "I suspect that Ascher's intention was to dynamize an academic exercise, but these constant, sundry inserts render the tone as corny and glib as a VH1 special. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 5, 2013
1.5/5 31% Language of a Broken Heart (2013) "Language of a Broken Heart might have made a passable Hallmark or Lifetime TV movie, cushioned by the TV-movie context. But as a theatrical prospect, it's a fail. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 29, 2013
4/5 93% The Gatekeepers (2013) "The rule of surveillance is to keep quiet and let others do the talking. The Oscar-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers flips the script, to astonishing effect, giving voice to the retired directors of Shin Bet, Israel's domestic intelligence agency. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 22, 2013
2.5/5 69% Stoker (2013) "Stoker, rather improbably, manages to find the handshake place between predictable and confounding. And that's... an achievement? " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3.5/5 70% The Croods (2013) "Stoopid title. Sweet movie. And not the crack-your-teeth, cloying kind of sweet: DreamWorks Animation's The Croods is a spirited and eye-popping stealth charmer. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2/5 38% Dead Man Down (2013) "When an early shootout erupts with a reggae-beat score, it's clear this director sees carnage as nothing more than an opportunity for music-video production values. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 15, 2013
2.5/5 27% 21 And Over (2013) "Chon is a vibrant enough presence in the early scenes to invite our sympathy. But the filmmakers sweep all that aside for one more crazy-night escapade with white guys front and center and Chon practically comatose at the edge of the frame. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 8, 2013
3/5 89% Koch (2013) "The former mayor is an alert onscreen presence, but the film surrounding him is not always so lively. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 28, 2013
4/5 81% Only The Young (2012) "In a slim 72 minutes, it heart-tethers us to these teenagers, paying tribute to their unique and private selves while allowing the audience to see its own reflection in them. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 22, 2013
1.5/5 12% Safe Haven (2013) "Sure, Sparks is a known for recycling material, but Hallström and scripters Leslie Bohem and Dana Stevens really push the limit by poaching the iconic canoe-in-a-rainstorm scene from The Notebook. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3.5/5 95% The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013) "The five films the Academy anointed as nominees for this year's Best Animated Short category take to heart the old saw that a picture is worth a thousand words ... " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 7, 2013
0.5/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) "In his English-language debut, Wirkola dabbles in everything but commits to nothing, making for an unmemorable brew best left untasted. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 4, 2013
1.5/5 4% Movie 43 (2013) "It rather boggles the mind how so many micromanaging handlers allowed their A-list talent to participate in a production that looks funded from a frat-house's loose-couch-change collection. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 4, 2013
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