Steve Tilley

Steve Tilley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Edmonton Sun , Jam! Movies , Toronto Sun
Total Reviews:
103

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Need for Speed is not Fast & Furious. For better or for worse. Mostly for worse." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 48% RoboCop (2014) " What we have here is a competent if not exactly memorable sci-fi action movie. A movie that is RoboCop in name only." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " The Lego Movie is the kind of fine-tuned family-friendly flick that serves two audiences simultaneously, with a non-stop firehose of eye candy for the kids and lots of sharp wit and subtle parody for the grownups." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " Fans know exactly what they're in for when going to a Paranormal Activity movie, and in that respect The Marked Ones delivers." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2014
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " It's too self-aware, and doesn't back up this winky-winky-hey-look-we're-back-again with enough genuine laughs." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 17, 2013
3.5/5 68% Elysium (2013) " Despite a fertile premise about the 1% of the 1% living on a pristine space station orbiting above earth's teeming and impoverished masses, this movie has far more brawn than smarts." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3.5/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " It's been a while since we've seen anyone attempt to riff on/rip off Quentin Tarantino, which is why Seven Psychopaths feels fresher than it might have, say, a decade ago or two." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 11, 2012
4/5 78% Dredd (2012) " It feels like a throwback to a time when action movies were simply movies with action in them, and didn't have to rely on relentless CGI setpieces to hold viewers' attention." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 21, 2012
1.5/5 17% The Watch (2012) " All traces of fun are sucked into a black hole of dense, inescapable comedic mediocrity." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2012
3.5/5 83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope (2012) " A Fan's Hope is (appropriately) hopeful, likening the attendees whose stories it follows to comic book heroes seeking their own type of redemption." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 20, 2012
2.5/5 51% The Fountain (2006) " Chances are you will love The Fountain. Or, you will absolutely hate it." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 22, 2006
28% Saw III (2006) " Saw III is gross and squirmy, but it's got a lot of brains and heart to go along with its guts. Better than Saw and Saw II combined." — Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 27, 2006
3.5/5 28% Saw III (2006) " Saw III isn't just by far the best film of the series, it's one of the better horror movies of the year." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 27, 2006
2/5 3% Zoom (2006) " When the lights come up after a mercifully short 88 minutes, you'll want to bolt for the exit. Faster than a speeding bullet." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 12, 2006
3/5 22% Barnyard (2006) " What starts out as a strained, silly and strictly-for-the-chitlins collection of talking animal shenanigans redeems itself through sheer force of personality." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 4, 2006
4/5 85% The Descent (2006) " It's weirdly fitting that a movie about going down into the inky depths to face monsters both physical and psychological has actually raised the horror genre to a bright new height." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 4, 2006
3/5 36% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) " Shifting the action to Japan makes this third movie in the over-the-top street racing series a lot fresher, but you'll still need to shift your brain into neutral to keep your suspension of disbelief from bottoming out." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2006
2/5 29% Silent Hill (2006) " Silent Hill starts out promisingly -- atmospheric and creepy -- but degenerates into a muddle of nonsensical plotting, dull characters and unintentional hilarity." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2006
2/5 41% American Dreamz (2006) " American Dreamz puts reality TV and U.S. politics in its crosshairs, then fails to pull the trigger. It's less entertaining than an average episode of American Idol. And that's saying something." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2006
4/5 57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) " It might not be a classic for the eons, but Ice Age: The Meltdown is so delightfully fun, funny and action-packed that it's hard to find cracks in its slick surface." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 31, 2006
3.5/5 86% Inside Man (2006) " A throwback to the classic heist flicks of the '70s but with a 21st-century sensibility, Inside Man is the kind of twisty, cerebral thriller that they don't make any more." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/5 55% 16 Blocks (2006) " Sadly, it's not human and gritty enough that we'll take anything away from it after the neatly tied-up climax and epilogue play themselves out and the credits roll." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 3, 2006
3/5 69% Curious George (2006) " Younger kids will probably love George's slapstick antics, but adults hoping for wink-wink jokes working on another level may well be bored into oblivion." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 10, 2006
3.5/5 60% Manners of Dying " Allen's capable direction makes the most of the film's tiny $1-million budget, and Dupuis' performance is a revelation." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2/5 36% Saw II (2005) " If you can sit through Saw II without gagging, gasping or covering your eyes, you are made of stern stuff indeed. And you should seek psychiatric help, since you might be a closet sociopath." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2.5/5 28% Elizabethtown (2005) " [A] sometimes engaging but often meandering mishmash of a movie." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2005
4/5 85% Batman Begins (2005) " Could be called Batman is Back, And it's About Time, Too." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2005
2.5/5 10% Elektra (2005) " Better than you might expect. But given the ultimate source material (Frank Miller's moody and moving Daredevil comics from the mid-'80s), it's a squandering of character and story that would make Comic Book Guy weep." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 14, 2005
—— The Bird People in China (1999) Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 23, 2004
—— Oriundi Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 7, 2004
2/5 13% Lost and Found (1999) " It's only intermittently funny." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 19, 2004
4/5 94% Spider-Man 2 (2004) " The return of Spidey marks what could end up being the best action film of the summer, and quite possibly the best superhero movie ever made." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3.5/5 96% Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) " The soundtrack, by well-known African composer Youssou N'Dour, using only traditional instruments, lends to the film's timeless feel, like an age-old fable come to life." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 4, 2004
4/5 83% Free Enterprise (1999) " The movie is so crammed full of lethally funny science fiction references that even hard-core Trekkers might miss some, and many regular folk will only hear them go whizzing overhead." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 29, 2003
88% The Animatrix (2003) Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 6, 2003
2/5 35% The Real Cancun (2003) " Whether you see it as a more-raunchy The Real World or a toned-down Girls Gone Wild, the reality of this reality movie is it's nothing we haven't seen before." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 9, 2003
4/5 87% X2: X-Men United (2003) " Singer has made a fast, furious and sometimes funny superhero flick that should appeal to most anyone." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 2, 2003
60% Tales of Erotica Jam! Movies
Posted May 2, 2003
2.5/5 24% A Guy Thing (2003) " The occasional good moments -- and there are some, let's be fair -- get lost in a crowd of cliches and forced comedy." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 17, 2003
2/5 8% Extreme Ops (2002) " Anyway, you should totally only see this if you want to check out the Angelina chick and stuff, because all the good stuff is in the preview thingy?" — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 29, 2002
3/5 61% American Pie (1999) " The four male leads are so engaging, and their exploits laced with such slices of real life, that anyone who has been there, done that won't be able to help but have twinges of real feeling for the fresh-faced lads." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 16, 2002
3.5/5 81% Kippur (2000) " As bloody or breathtaking or heroic as these gussied-up Hollywood depictions of armed human conflict might try to be, none of them capture the true hellacious chaos of war like Israeli director Amos Gitai's Kippur." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 30, 2002
3/5 48% Undisputed (2002) " Undisputed is the kind of flick that could put hair on your chest and a swagger in your stride, assuming you don't actually drown in the testosterone that pours off the screen like the sweat flying from Ving Rhames's bald head." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 6, 2002
4/5 96% Promises (2002) " It deserves to be seen by anyone with even a passing interest in the events shaping the world beyond their own horizons." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 12, 2002
3.5/5 71% Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) (2000) " This French-language film is fiercely intellectual and thoughtful." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 9, 2002
3/5 71% Gangster No. 1 (2000) " Great performances, stylish cinematography and a gritty feel help make Gangster No. 1 a worthwhile moviegoing experience." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 5, 2002
3.5/5 67% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002) " I'm all over the action in the movie, and the last half hour alone is literally worth the price of admission." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 16, 2002
3.5/5 89% Spider-Man (2002) " An easy, breezy and pleasantly uncheesy spin through the universe of Marvel Comics' beloved wall-crawling web-head." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 3, 2002
4/5 55% Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha (1999) " The less you know about a Takashi Miike film before you see it, the better the experience will be." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 5, 2002
2.5/5 29% Clockstoppers (2002) " Gets bogged down by an overly sillified plot and stop-and-start pacing." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 29, 2002
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