Alan Jones

Alan Jones
Alan Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times
Publications: Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It may be absurd but John Wick director David Leitch still manages to serve up extravagant and astonishing entertainment par excellence. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
2/5 81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) However, once the amateur sleuthing starts, leading to ever more ridiculous clues, the sleazy campness loses all sense of style, pace and meaning. A shame. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/5 39% Scream 3 (2000) The Scream franchise falters with this unconvincing wrap-up to the original trilogy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 45% The Way of the Gun (2000) Outrageous, unrelenting and blood-soaked. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 64% Child's Play (2019) It's great fun, right up to the final megastore massacre that caps the film's novelty-value cool. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) With a flat familiarity, this listless rehash of outrageously disguised ETs and secret office entrances barely fills the gaps between the CGI-heavy skirmishes. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 54% Ma (2019) Ma is a slick enough package from Blumhouse Productions, with Spencer's sudden lethal mood-swings generating the chills more than director Tate Taylor's awkward tonal shifts in atmosphere. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Return of Godzilla (1984) Business as usual -- thin plot, inane dialogue, daft dubbing and cheap, but fun, special effects. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The third in the endearingly violent thriller series that reinvented Keanu Reeves as a stoic hitman on a perpetual mission is easily the best. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 56% Alien Resurrection (1997) It's tense, mordantly funny, very graphic and bloody, while Weaver is on great form as the clone with some interesting alien influences on her personality. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
2/5 60% Son of Godzilla (1967) The eighth in the Toho monster series is an inept juvenile adventure with comical episodes spliced into the miniature special effects mayhem. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
3/5 87% Diamantino (2019) But through it all, Cotta as the dimwit Cristiano Ronaldo replica remains an endearingly innocent force of nature even if the movie often reflects his deliberate empty-headedness. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) In the same vein as Finding Neverland and especially Goodbye Christopher Robin, this formula look at the life of the Hobbit author loses its reasonably compelling story in a welter of safe biopic contrivances. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2/5 37% Poetic Justice (1993) After making a big splash with his first film, Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton lost his way somewhat with this twee, right-on drama. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
1/5 11% Street Fighter (1994) There's very little to get excited about in this laughably bad action adventure. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 67% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) It's nonetheless a messy concoction where too many characters indulge in ludicrously gory spectacle with little logic. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 31% Red Joan (2019) Red Joan simply fails to grip. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 17% Hellboy (2019) Marshall's hefty genre background means there's no stinting on gore, but the constantly shifting tone between serio-comic and bloated bombast means this satanic panic is just tragic. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
2/5 3% House of the Dead (2003) George A Romero's original template has now worn pretty thin so you'll either love this repetitive gore-fest for its unpretentious dumbness or hate it for being nothing more than a shameless plug for the game. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 47% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993) Your reaction to this fast and furious farce will largely depend on whether you find Carrey's distinctive style of extremely physical comedy -- often compared to that of Jerry Lewis -- stupidly hilarious or downright annoying. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
3/5 56% Marie Antoinette (2006) The film is ravishing to look at, thanks to the production team's unprecedented access to Versailles, but its frothy charm eventually wears thin. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
2/5 20% Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984) The plot is as negligible as ever, the sex-obsessed teenagers interchangeable and the grisly murders all twists on the old favourites. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
2/5 41% Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) While as badly acted and technically inept as any Lewis drive-in exploiter, the cheaply graphic effects still carry a potent charge. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Burton synthesises his past pictorial flair to produce a mix of stunning spectacle and pure magic, enriched by Danny Elfman's best score since Edward Scissorhands. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) Anchored by Culkin and Cohen's terrific performances... this toxic trip through celebrity pressures at any risk is potently provocative. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 31% I Come in Peace (1990) Dolph Lundgren puts in a good performance here as a Houston detective on the trail of an intergalactic drug dealer in this smartly scripted and crisply directed science-fiction spin... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) The first sequel to the enormously successful Planet of the Apes is also the best. Less subtle and profound than its predecessor, it's still an exciting and colourful action adventure. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 42% The Wiz (1978) It's easy to see why director Sidney Lumet's clunker ranks as one of the most expensive movie flops of all time. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) While the socio-political allegory feels a little clunky this time... it's still a weird and wild ride down the rabbit hole, impressively juggling comedy and horror to hugely entertaining effect. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 28% The Amityville Horror (1979) Although bafflingly a box-office hit, director Stuart Rosenberg's tepid chiller never matches the flesh-crawling terror contained in Anson's book. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 36% The Trip (1967) Part exploitation flick, part non-preachy message picture, this fractured love-in, scripted by Jack Nicholson and told almost entirely through rapid-fire visuals, is a fascinating period piece. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 29% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) There are no real surprises, just plenty of methodical murders, with graphic impaling being the favourite. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 52% Only You (1994) Moonstruck director Norman Jewison successfully mines the same territory with this delicious "Cinderella Italian-style" romantic comedy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
3/5 81% Overlord (2018) This super-gory Nazi-zombie horror is great fun and unrelenting throughout its violent twists and atmospheric turns. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) This tale of divided loyalties and duelling rulers feels like a quaint museum piece, and one that struggles to maintain the interest. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
3/5 59% Deep Blue Sea (1999) A gory, trashy blockbuster that succeeds despite its waterlogged script. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 35% Gummo (1997) Korine penetrates the heart and sears the intellect, leaving behind a very potent mark indeed. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
3/5 55% Dracula's Daughter (1936) Moody, beautifully shot and saturated in an atmosphere of bleak hopelessness. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3/5 52% Return to Oz (1985) Disney recaptures the dark side of L Frank Baum's Oz stories in this exciting sequel to the 1939 classic. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 53% The Cable Guy (1996) Director Ben Stiller effectively lines up his targets and Carrey effortlessly hits them, and, though this suffers at times from dull patches, it's much better than you may have heard. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 46% Miami Vice (2006) The film will have Mann fans applauding his decision to axe the pastels and neon of the TV series for a harder attitude and updated style, though others may not be so forgiving of the unintelligible dialogue and lack of ending. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 53% Mars Attacks! (1996) Among an amazing roster of stars, Pierce Brosnan is hilarious as a presidential adviser and Lisa Marie is weirdly creepy as a disguised alien temptress. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
1/5 17% Dr. Giggles (1992) From the "practical joke that goes wrong" to the final line-up of disembowelled victims in the sadistic surgeon's waiting room, there isn't one iota of originality on display in this comatose collection of "Dr Kill-Dare" cliché casualties. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
2/5 48% The Watcher in the Woods (1981) The psychic alien time-warp plot is too silly for adults and not daft enough to make it a proper children's treat. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/5 47% Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) However, despite the many faults, it's still a fun ride for both the uninitiated and die-hard fans alike. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 80% Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Through all the mindless mayhem roll the ever-impressive Daleks, truly one of science fiction's greatest alien creations. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) A sumptuous and absorbing spectacle, this second episode in the five-film Fantastic Beasts franchise is an absolute wonder and a joy to behold. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The stylish and wintry Swedish locations give the movie seriously stunning looks, but the psychological shadings are dutiful rather than providing anything substantial to match that icy backdrop. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 80% Dominick and Eugene (1988) Overly sentimental perhaps, but grippingly compassionate and superbly played by the two leads. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 89% Tales From the Crypt (1972) This excellent anthology of horror tales drawn from EC comics features Ralph Richardson as the crypt keeper who reveals a quintet of fearsome futures to a veteran British cast of terror troupers. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018