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Alan Jones

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 62% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 34% Gummo (1997) Korine penetrates the heart and sears the intellect, leaving behind a very potent mark indeed.‐ Radio Times
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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3/5 53% 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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 45% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 54% 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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
2/5 45% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 38% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) An enormously satisfying and well-tuned blockbuster gala musical; a vibrant, up-to-date Supertrouper crackling with happiness and heartbreak, sprinkled with stardust and star-maker gumption.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 32% The Predator (2018) Just like the original Predator in 1987, co-writer/director Shane Black's franchise reboot succeeds on the slam-bang visceral level thanks to lashings of tough-guy machismo, spectacular stunts and gory dismemberment.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/5 45% The Meg (2018) The Meg should have been a zippy, bloody 85-minute B movie, not the bloated behemoth it has been puffed up into with all the intelligence of a sea cucumber.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A refreshingly different and delightful spectacle that also excels as a rip-roaring, fast-paced and engaging diversion.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Look, if you love Abba, spandex, glitter dust, 70s kitsch and holiday romances, Here We Go Again is worth taking a chance on as it fits the candyfloss bill to the letter despite the flaws.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) More like Mission: Impressive.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/5 45% Deep Impact (1998) A huge comet is on a collision course with Earth in director Mimi Leder's science-fiction disaster movie, which gains a certain amount of credibility by highlighting the human side of the impending catastrophe.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Whether shooting down TIE fighters or squeezing through constricted black holes, the action is relentless and top notch while hewing to the George Lucas formula of old.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 67% Wonderstruck (2017) [An] immaculate magical mystery tour through the hyper-sensitive observations of the deaf.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Completely unnerving and unforgettable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Roth's contemporary riff on the notorious 1974 thriller reaffirms its pulp fiction origins and puts the hardcore entertainment value back into the controversy of public paranoia over crime.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 84% Beetlejuice (1988) [Tim] Burton's marvellously imaginative view of the afterlife as a ghoulish extension of mundane earthbound problems is a visionary masterstroke crammed with wit and invention.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 81% Journeyman (2017) It's the two remarkable main leads who shine, punching over the profound intensity of their downward-spiralling situation with such believability and compassion it brings tears to the eyes.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
2/5 75% The Cat from Outer Space (1978) Apart from the cat's "wonder collar" that levitates people and places them in suspended animation, plus some climactic daredevil stuntwork, it's a pretty uninspired juvenile romp.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) What you see is definitely what you get with this one. Many might just find that more than enough.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 75% Killing Ground (2017) Playing with genre expectations as much as jumping around in time to instil dread and disquiet, it's a very compelling and skilfully well-made chiller, but a brutally violent watch many may find cruelly uncomfortable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 80% Double Date (2017) More spoofy than spooky -- although the nod to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is fan-boy gold -- this flippant frightener is agreeably lowbrow B-movie fun.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) A joyously uplifting potpourii of visual resplendence, stylish choreography and solid gold magic, one engineered to approximate the lavish spectacle the movie musical once offered ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 35% Jigsaw (2017) Dementedly twisted, like one of Jigsaw's fiendishly constructed torture traps, the Saw franchise screams back to life with the Spierig Brothers' ace eighth episode in the fun fear franchise.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) This mid-section marker in the current trilogy simply doesn't disappoint, realising the courage of its convictions with an intelligent story and a heart-swelling emotional resonance.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Injecting fresh energy into Chris Van Allsburg's hugely successful 1981 book, director Jake Kasdan's rollicking mix of It's a Wonderful Life and Tomb Raider finds comfortable humour and heart at the soft centre of its dog-eared source material.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 72% The Ritual (2017) [David] Bruckner pulls off merciless tension between the well-played-out bickering to get up an uncommonly spooky head of scream. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) Proving just what can be done with a now familiar concept if lavished with care, attention and craft, It really is one of the most gripping and glowing Stephen King movie adaptations.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
1/5 25% Eat Locals (2016) Nothing works in the directing debut of noted character actor Jason Flemyng.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) At best it's a sexy gut-punch of grisly gunfire and A-list gorgeousness, one that will make you wish for secret agent Lorraine Broughton's rapid return in something a bit more substantial.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/5 15% Stephen King's 'Thinner' (1996) Director Tom Holland's totally banal and pedestrian horror movie is the "thinner" end of the wedge as far as awful adaptations of King's books go. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
2/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) In comparison to the moody tragedy of the Don Siegel cult original, feels so blandly inconsequential.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) It may not be an easy watch, but the awesome visual benefits will keep you in your seat.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4/5 49% Churchill (2017) The film showcases a fantastic array of top-notch acting, spearheaded by force-of-nature Brian Cox, who gives a tremendous performance as the charismatic politician who inspired Great Britain to resist Adolf Hitler.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 37% Snatched (2017) Schumer's mix of brutal honesty and brilliant timing ekes every last titter out of Katie Dippold's solidly witty, sometimes hilarious script, and Hawn is an endearing if occasionally passive-aggressive foil ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
5/5 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Ritchie's tale of warlocks, Londinium docks and 2000 smoking arrows is undoubtedly his finest and most commanding movie to date.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) With no supernatural elements, only the barest neo-realist approach to the horror, this nihilistic meditation on teenage angst and the defence mechanisms needed to protect the vulnerable spirit will disappoint genre lovers.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
5/5 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) With a sensational performance by Watts, it's a triple-strength masterpiece that will more than satisfy the die-hard Lynch mob and may even gain a receptive new audience for the Sultan of Strange.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Probably the best and most complete thrill-ride since Mad Max: Fury Road.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017