Trevor Johnston

Trevor Johnston

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Trevor Johnston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Radio Times, Time Out, Times [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "The fact it's directed by the son of guitar ace Tommy Tedesco adds a defining sense of purpose, and a bit more heart. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 50% The Ardor (2015) "Fendrik conjures startling images from the local flora and fauna, and carries off the climactic Sergio Leone-inspired stand-off with some aplomb. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 7% Accidental Love (2015) "Catherine Keener's Machiavellian senator is a comic standout, otherwise the film is strained and messy - but bonkers enough to keep you watching. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 86% Natural Resistance (2015) "Nossiter luxuriates in his film's casual construction, as unkempt and unruly as the old vines on the hillsides. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 82% West (2014) "Historically illuminating, if a notch below the likes of 'The Lives of Others'. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 8, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Age Of Kill "An ineffectual muddle of would-be ticking-clock suspense and blustery, ill-focused comment. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 8, 2015
4/5 81% Second Coming "Overall this is a British film of rare ambition and imagination, which builds to a final image of heart-stopping grace. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 81% Results (2015) "Its charm is a matter of getting to know and understand the marvellous key cast, Corrigan's self-styled "podgy and mellow" vibe playing adeptly against the hints of vulnerability displayed by the buffed-up Pearce and Smulders. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 59% Tokyo Tribe "Sono's hyper-kinetic high jinks will not be to all tastes, but this promises and delivers a quintessentially Japanese level of insanity. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 89% Spring (2015) "A cousin to Richard Linklater's 'Before Sunrise' trilogy, with little hints of Lynchian unease along the way. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2015
3/5 100% The Supreme Price (2014) "This doc weaves interview and archive, making it a valuable beginner's guide to Nigeria's problems. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet The Beat Beneath My Feet "The highlights of the entire movie are the imaginative pop-video-style sequences, which make clever use of stop-frame animation to bring the duo's songs to life. If only there was the same vim and vigour elsewhere in this otherwise plodding tale. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
3/5 58% The Little Death (2015) "A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
2/5 44% Still "A film which is desperate to make a grand statement about the awful toll of isolation but falls short of its ambitions. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 5, 2015
2/5 69% Futuro Beach (2015) "Exquisitely lovely, confoundingly dreary. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 5, 2015
3/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Harrison Ford's performance is the big surprise in this otherwise wonky, frequently shambling tall tale. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 5, 2015
3/5 59% Spooks: The Greater Good "Even if the film can't match Hollywood for spectacle, there's a sobering sense of the painful sacrifices facing those who toil to keep us safe from harm. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 5, 2015
3/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Mulligan is spot-on, the rest hovers between solid and forgettable. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2015
2/5 41% Young Ones (2014) "It's intermittently arresting but ultimately exasperating. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
1/5 64% We Are Monster "Inexperienced filmmakers bite off more than they can chew with this well-intentioned but shockingly clumsy dramatisation of a true-life tragedy. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 29, 2015
3/5 63% Samba (2015) "Slightly superficial, not quite convincing, but always entertaining. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2/5 20% Tea & Sangria "Writer/producer/director Peter Domankiewicz shot this semi-autobiographical tale on a tiny budget, and also takes the central role, where his lack of leading-man charisma rather scuppers the film's chances. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) "Reece Witherspoon's presence as an indomitable Kansas City charity worker may be its main selling point, but the heart of this fact-based drama is the long journey taken by a group of refugees from the Sudanese civil war. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 79% The Falling (2015) "Carol Morley shows startling versatility and ambition with this jawdropping mash-up of 'If' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 20, 2015
89% Glassland "The best Irish film in years. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurôni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen) "A disappointing conclusion to a series which, at its best, has dashingly revived the samurai genre. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 100% Gente de bien "Director Franco Lolli shows us rounded, complex characters rather than convenient heroes and villains. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
5/5 100% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) (2015) "A magnificent, career-capping achievement from one of the great storytellers of our era. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 69% The Salvation (2015) "Lacks enough complexity to hold cliché at bay, and the CGI-heavy visuals are distracting. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
1/5 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "The result is 93 minutes of your life you'll never wish to revisit. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 76% Good Kill (2015) "Hawke's effectively simmering performance helps create a potent and provocative report on how combat is mutating into a real-life video-game. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 89% Nånting måste gå sönder (Something Must Break) "Becker delivers a performance striking enough to warrant all the time the camera spends with him. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 53% Woman in Gold (2015) "It's potent material that becomes the stuff of a workmanlike true-life drama, spoon-feeding its audience a steady diet of speeches and schmaltz. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 31, 2015
2/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "One capably staged chase sequence apart, it's not one to set the pulse racing. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 100% Blind (2004) "This is ambitious filmmaking. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 24, 2015
2/5 32% Dark Summer (2015) "Offers fairly meagre chills. Still, the script has a few inventive (if not necessarily credible) moves up its sleeve. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 17, 2015
4/5 76% Suite Française "A gripping slice of history and an intoxicating love story in the classic mould. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 74% TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015) "It's expertly crafted for very young kids, and the snappy length (67 minutes!) makes it a useful option for parents seeking a U-certificate family diversion over the holidays. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 6, 2015
95% Amadeus (1984) "Sheer craftsmanship is the film's key strength. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 3, 2015
3/5 83% Difret "An important story, told with commitment. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 3, 2015
4/5 76% Hyena (2015) "The most powerful British crime flick since 'Sexy Beast'. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 3, 2015
3/5 95% Catch Me Daddy (2015) "Works first and foremost as a nightmarish visual experience, the darkness of the moors at night suggesting the depths of inhumanity as the pursuit unfolds. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 88% The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) "A worthwhile component of Powell and Pressburger's inestimable legacy. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2/5 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Hart works hard to keep the energy levels high, but though there are intermittent guffaws, charm is in short supply. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 84% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) "A charming, revealing and ultimately hopeful snapshot of change in action. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 89% Amour Fou (2015) "This is a fascinating look at a world about to be swept away by social change, and though not all viewers will be attuned to its urbane wit, the film's poise and intelligence are undeniable. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 92% Shot in Bombay (2008) "Though lacking genuine investigative heft and with obviously limited access to Dutt himself, the result is an absolutely fascinating survey. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 4, 2015
4/5 94% Bad Hair (2014) "[An] engrossing portrait of life in Chavez's crumbling social experiment. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 100% I am Yours "How to be a mother, a lover and an aspiring actress all at once? " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "It's all put together with a crisp confidence that suggests its writer-director will swiftly move on to bigger things. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2015
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