Trevor Johnston

Trevor Johnston

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Biography:
Time Out film critic.
Publications:
Film4 , Radio Times , Time Out , Time Out New York , Times [UK]
Total Reviews:
630

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 630
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 73% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " The Butler proves a decent, significant, but slightly stodgy affair. Its dignified restraint stifles its anger." — Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2013
3/5 75% La religieuse (The Nun) " It's a generally classy yet dramatically underpowered affair traversing a steady path between respectable costume drama and habit-lifting exploitation." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/5 93% Child's Pose (2014) " Plays its thematic cards far too early, but it's sustained by Gheorghiu's compelling central turn as the endlessly self-deluding grande dame." — Time Out
Posted Oct 29, 2013
2/5 93% Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2013) " The detailed Ghibli-esque visuals are decent enough, but this is disappointingly bland." — Time Out
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 80% Project Wild Thing " It always feels like we're watching a campaign video, so the preaching-to-the converted vibe is inescapable." — Time Out
Posted Oct 22, 2013
4/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " Occasionally baggy, always sincere, this is an essential document of a defining era when 'soul' really meant something." — Time Out
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 67% Lebanese Rocket Society " This amazing true story has so much resonance in terms of turbulent Middle East history and the recent reawakening of idealism that it remains a worthwhile watch." — Time Out
Posted Oct 15, 2013
1/5 36% Not Another Happy Ending " This Scottish romcom is a great advert for Glasgow, but it delivers an awful warning to filmmakers about shooting a script that's seriously unready." — Time Out
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " Much as we want to relish the shameless parade of cartoon violence ... the soggy plotting and slack comic timing are downers." — Time Out
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 93% Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Haewon (Nobody's Daughter Hae-Won) " Couched in a lackadaisical storytelling style which masks an underlying fascination with the moral whys and wherefores of Korean society." — Time Out
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 31% Emperor (2013) " It's all done with care and authentic Japanese locations ... But there's scant drama." — Time Out
Posted Oct 1, 2013
4/5 96% The Crash Reel (2013) " Lucy Walker has assembled one of the great sporting docs - partly because its scope extends beyond the slopes." — Time Out
Posted Oct 1, 2013
3/5 100% Metro Manila (2013) " It's pacy, engrossing, and Jake Macapagal's turn as the plucky schmuck protagonist is stellar" — Time Out
Posted Sep 17, 2013
2/5 43% The Call (2013) " Just when the movie has us in its grasp, the script falls to pieces and turns into a crass female-in-peril button-pusher." — Time Out
Posted Sep 17, 2013
3/5 100% The Big Risk (Classe tous risques) (1960) " Sautet's characteristic restraint lacks the killer snap of Melville at his best, and the impetus rather flags as events proceed." — Time Out
Posted Sep 10, 2013
3/5 73% Borrowed Time " A sweet-natured character study that's altogether charming, if not exactly hard-edged." — Time Out
Posted Sep 10, 2013
2/5 68% El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model) (2013) " That old arthouse chestnut, about the restorative power of naked young women, gets another outing in this pretty but superficial musing on the creative process." — Time Out
Posted Sep 10, 2013
4/5 94% Museum Hours (2013) " Its encouragement to let ourselves be captivated by everyday humanity as well as the old masters is both richly illuminating and quirkily endearing." — Time Out
Posted Sep 4, 2013
2/5 50% Jadoo " No shortage of appetising ingredients here, yet the execution sadly fails to make the most of them." — Time Out
Posted Sep 4, 2013
5/5 84% Upstream Color (2013) " The most visually imaginative American film since David Lynch's Eraserhead." — Time Out
Posted Aug 27, 2013
3/5 50% When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (2012) " A lengthy, demanding but worthwhile film ... admirably clear-headed about the deep splits within the Tibetan opposition." — Time Out
Posted Aug 13, 2013
3/5 93% Kuma " The true-life subject matter makes for chewy drama while also exploring the issue of women's rights." — Time Out
Posted Aug 13, 2013
2/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " In this star vehicle for Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, the headlights are on full beam but the engine is struggling in second gear." — Time Out
Posted Aug 13, 2013
3/5 90% Paradise: Hope (2013) " Seidl gestures towards understanding rather than confrontation - turning in a slighter, softer-grained film than its predecessors, but no worse for it." — Time Out
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/5 93% Frances Ha (2013) " A film that's well aware of its own hipness, but never too cool to laugh and cry." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 26, 2013
100% Törst (Thirst) (Three Strange Loves) (1949) " On balance, his strongest offering of the 1940s. " — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2013
100% En Lektion i Kärlek (A Lesson in Love) (1954) " A minor but mostly agreeable picture, which finds Bergman gearing up for his altogether more resonant exercise in wise comedy, Smiles of a Summer Night." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2013
80% Hamnstad (Port of Call) (1948) " It's no less schematic than it sounds, but solid performances and straightforward handling make Bergman's fourth feature the most fully achieved, though hardly most characteristic, of his fledgling film career to that point." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2013
40% Kris (Crisis) (1946) " Don't just take our word for it. 'A bona fide fiasco,' was Bergman's own assessment of his directorial debut." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2013
3/5 58% Viramundo " 'Viramundo' makes up in sheer warmth what it lacks in incisiveness." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2013
3/5 69% Days Of Grace (Dias De Gracia) (2011) " The dizzying narrative pings hither and thither, with first-time director Gout confidently deploying different screen ratios and film stocks to remind the audience where they are in the timeline." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2013
4/5 85% Easy Money (2012) " It's gripping stuff - even if the original title 'Snabba Cash' is way cooler than the English one." — Time Out
Posted Jul 16, 2013
4/5 96% The Deep (2013) " A film as uplifting, dramatic and mysterious as the startling events on which it is based." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3/5 48% Cleopatra (1963) " It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, for good and ill. " — Time Out
Posted Jul 9, 2013
4/5 93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) " This thorough, engrossing film shows how idealistic Aussie hacker Julian Assange took on the might of the US, exposing their military and diplomatic misconduct, then allowed his own murky personal life to tarnish his credibility." — Time Out
Posted Jul 9, 2013
4/5 78% Monsters University (2013) " It has enough of the right stuff to haunt the imagination long after the immediate buzz of its fluffy-furred cuteness has melted away. For a mere prequel, that's a result. " — Time Out
Posted Jul 9, 2013
1/5 27% Bula Quo! " Not so much a movie, more a pub chat that got way out of hand, this ludicrous attempt to plonk veteran rockers Status Quo in an exotic international thriller is so laughably lame it verges on the surreal." — Time Out
Posted Jul 3, 2013
4/5 74% The Wall (2013) " This mesmerising, austere and contemplative film provides a rarefied yet utterly immersive viewing experience." — Time Out
Posted Jul 3, 2013
2/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " Bustling, glittery, uninvolving." — Time Out
Posted Jul 2, 2013
2/5 49% Redemption (2013) " Kudos to Statham for having a go, but this is fitfully successful at best." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 28, 2013
3/5 100% Lal gece (Night of Silence) " Humane empathy carries the story along, and occasional spectacular moments when the film steps out of the bedroom raise the hope that Çelik gets the chance to work on a wider scale soon." — Time Out
Posted Jun 25, 2013
3/5 69% Renoir (2013) " Thanks to ace Taiwanese cameraman Mark Ping Bing Lee, it conveys the inspirational qualities of sun-dappled light and rosy flesh." — Time Out
Posted Jun 25, 2013
4/5 94% Shun LI And The Poet (2013) " Segre's film captures the misty elision of land and sea in the Veneto lagoon and how it perfectly expresses the characters' yearning placelessness." — Time Out
Posted Jun 19, 2013
2/5 57% I Am Nasrine " Worthwhile ideas, but lax execution lets it down." — Time Out
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3/5 52% Thérèse (2013) " Tautou's central performance [is] utterly mesmerising as her implacable inner demons push her into conflict with everything around her." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 7, 2013
1/5 7% The Big Wedding (2013) " It's not the sheer predictability of the ensuing frolics that's hardest to take, or even the dismal attempts at humour ... but the sheer misery of watching actors you once respected demean themselves in such utterly worthless fodder." — Time Out
Posted May 29, 2013
2/5 33% Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict " Promising in theory, but clunky writing and direction in the boyhood flashbacks combines with seemingly arbitrary time-shifts to make this a turgid viewing experience." — Time Out
Posted May 21, 2013
4/5 98% Mud (2013) " This is a junior adventure story echoing Huckleberry Finn and Stand By Me, a tale which is in no hurry to unfold, but beautifully done, exquisitely performed, and filled with terror and wonder." — Radio Times
Posted May 16, 2013
4/5 95% A Hijacking (2013) " The results are gripping, with the action growing increasingly tense as gun-toting violence looms." — Radio Times
Posted May 16, 2013
5/5 95% Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) (1954) " Rossellini stealthily ushers us towards a sense of heady affirmation so primal that 'romance' isn't a strong enough word for it." — Time Out
Posted May 8, 2013
2/5 38% Dead Man Down (2013) " A way-too-leisurely thriller whose destination is fairly obvious from early on, but to which the talented cast apply themselves with effortful seriousness." — Time Out
Posted Apr 30, 2013
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