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 90% Lincoln (2012) "Master shape-shifter Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a monumental portrayal of a man so firmly monumented in our nation's history. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2012
3.5/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) "Consistently funny and, as it builds to its conclusion, also very sweet fun. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2012
2.5/5 53% Simon and the Oaks (2012) "Significant enough to be name-checked in the title, the trees hang over the film, threatening to impose heavy metaphor on what is otherwise a straightforward family saga. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 9, 2012
3/5 92% Skyfall (2012) "Noted killjoy Sam Mendes might seem like a counterintuitive addition to the series, but it turns out he's aces with action staging and set-pieces soaked in local flavor. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/5 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) "There's a lot to like here, and if you're a traditionalist who hungers for a happy ending, you'll find it embedded in the opening credits. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3/5 94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) "The filmmakers have done a fine job corralling so many fantastic tales from Vreeland's life. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 26, 2012
2.5/5 25% Fun Size (2012) "Sometimes funny, often broad-stroked, ever sweet, and landing shy of its potential. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 25, 2012
2.5/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) "I never found a way in, and I couldn't wait for a way out. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 19, 2012
2/5 60% 10 Years (2012) "The ingredients are there, but not the follow-through: This resolutely niceness-first film just won't stir the pot. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 5, 2012
3.5/5 90% Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012) "These moments elevate Beauty Is Embarrassing beyond mere tribute to an undersung artist into a far rarer thing: a glimpse into the galvanizing effect art -- good art, bad art, fine art, folk art, or 5th-grader art -- can have. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 5, 2012
2.5/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Ripe dramatic material, but Chbosky surrounds his hurting characters with the cinematic equivalent of a hug circle -- which is sweet, but rather antithetical to tension-building. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 28, 2012
2/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) "The trouble with having so many hyphens appended to one man is that it reduces the number of people around with a little perspective and the nerve to point out that he's fashioned a whole movie around the least interesting person in the story. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3/5 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) "This slight but sunny entertainment is something of an idiot-grin-maker. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 27, 2012
4/5 93% Looper (2012) "With his third film, writer/director Rian Johnson has crafted his most mainstream picture to date, without sacrificing one whit of the dazzling inventiveness or finely detailed characterizations that distinguished his earlier pictures. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 27, 2012
4/5 85% The Master (2012) "The Master is nothing short of an alternate history to the bobby-socked, Panglossed Fifties, a bracing antidote to our rose-colored pictures of prosperity and suburban domesticity. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 21, 2012
4/5 65% 2 Days in New York (2012) "This ebullient domestic comedy fairly radiates with a runner's high. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 21, 2012
2.5/5 93% Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2012) "Frustrations abound with this limited film, but Wild Horse, Wild Ride does one thing exceptionally well, and that is convey the emotional bond between trainer and horse. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 14, 2012
2.5/5 89% OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie (2012) "At once a remarkable achievement, and a fatally compromised film. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 14, 2012
3.5/5 90% Portrait of Wally (2012) "For such a winding, research-heavy piece, Portrait of Wally moves at a brisk clip, with Gary Lionelli's agitated score lending the film the breathless quality of a police procedural. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 7, 2012
3.5/5 86% Robot & Frank (2012) "What a weird, winning little movie is Robot & Frank. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 31, 2012
3/5 83% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) "Sleepwalk With Me is never anything less than awfully likable. But I so wanted it to be more. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 31, 2012
4/5 70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) "Celeste & Jesse Forever is far funnier than you'd expect a film about a tortuous split to be -- and more deft and melancholy than any other comedy I can recall that co-stars a six-foot bong and a tub of Cheese Balls. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 24, 2012
2.5/5 57% Sparkle (2012) "Sparkle follows a music-industry hopeful getting her shine on, but there's a more interesting movie percolating along the edges of the frame. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 24, 2012
4/5 77% Take This Waltz (2012) "Polley is a subtle filmmaker, and a surprising one, too. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 17, 2012
3.5/5 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) "It isn't that Searching for Sugar Man's plot developments are gotcha!-like, but this documentary does boast some bowl-you-over reveals best experienced blind. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 17, 2012
3/5 74% Hope Springs (2012) "In a media landscape that only has eyes for the sex lives of nubile young things, Hope Springs' sincere, considered, and unembarrassed exploration of mature sexuality marks a welcome exception. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3.5/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) "The Bourne series hasn't been reinvented, only revived, and there's plenty of fuel still to burn. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/5 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) "The Queen of Versailles presents a fascinating case study of how the collapsing economy impacted the superrich. It will also likely drive anybody who isn't the superrich up the wall. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 3, 2012
2/5 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) "Tthe biggest disappointment may be that the filmmakers have found no new thematic ground to tread. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 13, 2012
2.5/5 44% To Rome with Love (2012) "Every storyline concludes in the same circular fizzle. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 6, 2012
2.5/5 35% Lola Versus (2012) "Versus what, precisely? Or is it whom? " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 22, 2012
2.5/5 57% Hysteria (2012) "It's as foregone as the extras hitting their marks with over-rehearsed precision and the filmmakers milking laughs from their comfortable perch in the 21st century. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 15, 2012
4/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) "When the storm arrives, it's a doozy, especially as it intensifies a final, thrilling chase sequence. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 8, 2012
3.5/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) "Snow White and the Huntsman, in its most illuminated stretches, finds the sweet spot between folklore's elemental urges and the hard-fought, pragmatic women-centrism of contemporary cinematic heroism. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2012
2.5/5 92% Headhunters (2012) "The film holds its twists too close to the chest, and there's little to chew on till the ambitiousness of its plotting is revealed late in the film. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2012
3/5 93% First Position (2012) "It's a wealth of material at odds with a scant running time and shallow focus. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 25, 2012
2.5/5 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) "I can't watch that many characters simultaneously push without feeling like I, too, have been put through the ringer. If only the filmmakers had themselves pushed harder for a more incisive and more daring depiction of 21st century new parenthood. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 18, 2012
3.5/5 96% Sleepless Night (2012) "Sleepless Night is lean to the edge of emaciated with logic wobbles best not lingered on, but Jardin's control of tempo and tone is crackerjack. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 11, 2012
3/5 63% Delicacy (2012) "Comedic actor Fran├žois Damiens mines but never mocks Markus' awkwardness, thereby creating a winning portrait in decency. His tracing, with the ever-luminous Tautou, of the slow bloom of new love is a thing of understated beauty. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 27, 2012
2/5 74% Chimpanzee (2012) "Don't be fooled: The humans are the only ones mugging here. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 27, 2012
3.5/5 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) "Stoller and Segel don't shy away from rational, relatable adults, which may be an unsexy selling point for a romantic comedy, but that attention to authenticity elevates the likable, low-stakes The Five-Year Engagement. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 26, 2012
3/5 38% Lockout (Unrated) (2012) "The space prison set-pieces get the job done; only in the film's terrestrial bookends does this nuts-and-bolts action film show its rust. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 20, 2012
4/5 84% Bully (2012) "Your heart hurts for these kids, and the blood boils, too, at irrefutable evidence that these children are not safe in their schools. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 13, 2012
2/5 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) "This umpteenth reiteration of the fairy tale has held fast to its most tiresome aspects: Snow White's dull sweetness and the evil Queen's one-track motivation. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 6, 2012
3/5 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) "Taken on its own terms, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen marks a sweet little ripple in restorative waters. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 30, 2012
2.5/5 13% W.E. (2012) "The coda plays like one long and petulant foot stomp about sacrifice and due recognition of said sacrifice, and in that, too, it's impossible not to tease the thread back to its maker, striking a pose as misunderstood icon. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 22, 2012
2/5 0% A Thousand Words (2012) "The idea of Murphy, that famously motormouthed actor, suddenly tongue-tied is not a punchy enough punch line to carry a whole film. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 16, 2012
2.5/5 78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) "There's something to be admired in this new interest in a macro lens on the universe's workings. If only it didn't take wading through so much drear to get to that divine. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 15, 2012
2.5/5 59% Wanderlust (2012) "Wanderlust is flawed, too, but for its exploration of financial ruin and alternative lifestyles, it shows once again that Aniston, at the very least, knows which way the wind is blowing. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 3, 2012
2/5 29% The Vow (2012) "An earnest and occasionally touching romantic drama that sweeps aside the devastating narrative potential of a traumatic brain injury to traffic in a more benign depiction of amnesia. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 17, 2012
4/5 95% Pina (2011) "[An] utterly transfixing, exhilarating spectacle of bodies in motion. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 10, 2012
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