Rob James

Rob James

Agrees with the Tomatometer 54% of the time.

Publications:
Total Film
Total Reviews:
26

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 26 of 26
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " The cast of unknowns are charismatic enough ... and the glitzy FX are surprisingly impressive." — Total Film
Posted Jul 21, 2014
3/5 26% Walking on Sunshine " Hard to hate anything this self-consciously silly." — Total Film
Posted Jul 6, 2014
2/5 33% The Hooligan Factory " It's an affectionate piss-take that clearly knows its source material inside-out; trouble is, it relies too often on lifting other movies' dialogue verbatim, as if the mere act of referencing were innately hysterical." — Total Film
Posted Jun 9, 2014
5/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " An epic, boldly broad screwball comedy about the state of America, then and now." — Total Film
Posted Dec 17, 2013
3/5 18% Vendetta (2014) " Surprisingly decent." — Total Film
Posted Nov 18, 2013
3/5 41% Parker (2013) " He might have lost his edge, but Parker hasn't mellowed in his old age. A sunny, silly, violent revenger that puts Statham in good company." — Total Film
Posted Feb 4, 2013
3/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " As its nutty lovebirds, Cooper and Lawrence save Playbook from the director's surprisingly mundane impulses." — Total Film
Posted Oct 29, 2012
3/5 64% Cosmopolis (2012) " It might just be the weirdest movie of the year." — Total Film
Posted Jun 11, 2012
3/5 58% Red State (2011) " A brave attempt from Smith to break away from dialogue-heavy comedy, Red State doesn't lack for ideas. What it does lack is an ability to execute them sharply." — Total Film
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/5 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " It's not as dark as you imagine, but it will get you grinning." — Total Film
Posted Jul 12, 2011
3/5 67% Honeymooner " The script is drab and aimless, but like its moping hero, Honeymooner has a certain shaggy charm and doesn't wear out its welcome." — Total Film
Posted Jan 27, 2011
4/4 85% Down Terrace (2010) " Down Terrace is a Brit-gangster film that rarely feels like one - and is much the better for it." — Total Film
Posted Jul 29, 2010
1/5 0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010) " The CGI is beyond ropey (we're talking 1995 computer game levels); the script reads as though it was half-heartedly written during a hangover and every single main character is obnoxious." — Total Film
Posted Jun 8, 2010
3/5 34% 4.3.2.1 (2012) " Lacking the polish of the Tarantino frescoes he's striving to emulate, Clarke's multistrander still packs enough infectious gusto, humour and surprising detours to paper its obvious cracks. He's still on the way up, but the future is bright." — Total Film
Posted May 28, 2010
3/5 20% Legion (2010) " First-time feature director Scott Stewart is a former ILM special effects wizard who's been given the keys to the store and it shows. There's little sense of narrative cohesion - or any explanation for the moments of madness." — Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2010
1/5 7% All About Steve (2009) " Romcom? Send-up? Romcom send-up? No one seems to know, least of all director Phil Traill, whose failure to deliver a consistent tone - or, y'know, any laughs - leaves his capable cast hung out to dry." — Total Film
Posted Jan 15, 2010
3/5 45% The Box (2009) " Richard Kelly returns with a tense, unnerving and jumpy thriller. It loses focus towards the end, but Donnie Darko has just entered The Twilight Zone." — Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2009
3/5 50% Jetsam (2007) " Jetsam's saddled with a score that's as subtle as a pneumatic drill at 6am on a Sunday morning, but there's enough here to ensure Welsford should get noticed." — Total Film
Posted Aug 29, 2009
4/5 68% Public Enemies (2009) " This superstar crime thriller emerges as something surprising, fascinating and technically dazzling. Don't expect a Hollywood movie. Expect a Michael Mann movie." — Total Film
Posted Jul 3, 2009
3/5 88% Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008) " A well-meaning and inadvertently timely attempt to tackle the Troubles, whose thriller-toned accessibility occasionally trips over cine-clichés. Meanwhile, a confident, complex Sturgess makes his strongest impression yet." — Total Film
Posted Apr 9, 2009
2/5 24% The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) " Part Elephant, part Jacob's Ladder, moments of bruising power are dulled by overwrought symbolism and a baffling wrap-up." — Total Film
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/5 76% The Young Victoria (2009) " Rose-tinted it may be, but this portrait of Britain's longest-serving monarch never drags. Blunt and Friend secure your sympathy as the mutually adoring V&A, while Vallée sleekly braids the personal with the parliamentary." — Total Film
Posted Mar 6, 2009
4/5 87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " A baby-step backwards after Pan's Labyrinth, but a rung up from the original Hellboy: more laid-back, even more out-there. Ignore the shaky plot and gorge on the grand design as del Toro lets his imagination - and some classic creatures - off the leash." — Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/5 52% Leatherheads (2008) " Is it a romantic comedy? A sporting history lesson? A homage to Howard Hawks? It's all three. Not the touchdown we expected after Good Night, And Good Luck, but still enough style, sophistication and movie-love to save Clooney from a kicking." — Total Film
Posted Apr 11, 2008
3/5 37% August Rush (2007) " Packing every cliché, coincidence and contrivance known to man (well, Hollywood screenwriters) into one glossy, saccharine, syrupy package takes some doing; but Highmore's open-faced charm makes Evan's sappy story tolerable." — Total Film
Posted Nov 23, 2007
2/5 81% Taxidermia (2006) " Curiosity seekers won't be disappointed... just sickened." — Total Film
Posted Jul 13, 2007
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