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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 77% The Shallows (2016) Collet-Serra knows his genre stuff and layers this basic girl-in-bikini v monster premise with shrewd tension and submerged suspense, finding inspired new ways to terrorise.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The thirteenth Star Trek movie adventure pleasingly and emphatically returns the latest reboot and its replacement cast to the vibe and spirit of the classic TV series.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) It boasts four comedy stars at the top of their game and a director fresh from revolutionising contemporary comedy, but this reboot of one of the biggest hits in the comedy fantasy arena is uninspired, bland and lame-brained.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 74% The BFG (2016) Twinkly-eyed, vulnerable and melancholic, Rylance exudes soulful warmth pours off the screen in a well-rounded, elegant characterisation -- even if the CGI does sometimes leave him looking like a Middle-earth Noel Edmonds.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
3/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) There's lots of furry fun to be had in this familiar canine caper, despite the overstretched plot being overpopulated with too many crazy characters.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 89% The World's End (2013) here's an engaging chemistry between the five boozers, while the surprise cameos, early 1990s indie soundtrack, zany violence and visual effects add to a self-aware, matey romp that slips down a treat.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
2/5 79% Evolution (2016) Hadzihalilovic's aquatic fairy tale feels like the bastard son of Jacques Cousteau and David Cronenberg.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
5/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) This compelling biopic is a hugely entertaining, compassionate and ultimately rather touching portrait of self-delusion and devotion.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
2/5 85% Sign o' the Times (1987) One for devoted fans only.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
1/5 33% Under the Cherry Moon (1986) The soundtrack - which is among the star's best work - is reduced to the level of background music. It's a vanity venture, not even worth watching for kitsch value.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) It builds slowly through wrenching family drama to imaginative sci-fi sustained as much by heart and emotion as thrilling special effects.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Effectively self-contained psychological horror bursts into full-blown science fiction in director Dan Trachtenberg's robust debut feature.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) The inventive visual side is stirring, dazzling and vibrant, an exemplar of creative grandeur and finesse.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 81% Southbound (2016) It's a solid shocker throughout, with horror icon Larry Fessenden as our radio DJ guide to the menacing morality lessons.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
3/5 39% The Other Side of the Door (2016) Its shortcomings are fairly easy to overlook.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 10% The Forest (2016) Zada keeps the tiresome terrors coming, though they're undermined by his consistently formulaic approach.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 33% The Green Inferno (2015) Roth's beautifully photographed, man's-inhumanity-to-man tract offers brutal thrills, grisly gore and bleak, thought-provoking horror, served up with the signature aplomb that his fans appreciate.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) It works like a charm, delivering furtive glances and fetid cadavers in equally absurd proportion to remain a commodious and dastardly fine pleasure throughout.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/5 25% Backtrack (2016) So tired and over-familiar, even the basic supernatural ingredients fail to cohere in the engaging and spine-chilling way that they should.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
3/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Aside from mawkish family flashbacks, this wonky tribute to heroic courage works best when being visually dynamic and brutally immersive in its sensational combat sequences.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
4/5 82% The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) This typically eccentric and multidimensional movie from director Nicolas Roeg transforms Walter Tevis's novel into an enigmatic and chilling mosaic of corporate satire and effective science fiction.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2016
4/5 74% The Hateful Eight (2015) You do have to dig a little deeper in more key areas to find the sly gold in them thar snow-crested hills. But it is there, if you come to this good, bad and ugly deconstruction well prepared.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2015
5/5 80% Audition (Ôdishon) (1999) If you can stomach it, this profoundly moving film will leave you dazed.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2015
3/5 100% Radiator (2015) This low-key saga rings true without resorting to melodrama.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2015
5/5 94% Carol (2015) A stunning masterpiece, front-loaded with atmospheric mood and poignant tenderness.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2015
4/5 28% Momentum (2015) Sure, it's a kick-ass Bourne on a budget, but it has a strikingly mature sense of style, slick wall-to-wall stunts, plus wit and suspense.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
5/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Expertly executed without a dull stretch, despite an elongated running time, the second instalment based on Suzanne Collins's bestselling dystopian fantasy trilogy is a top-flight escapist adventure.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
3/5 55% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Forget the overworked plot... Marvel instead at the state-of-the-art technical wizardry and fizzing action that's just enough to keep nostalgic wistfulness at bay.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 97% Tangerine (2015) Sometimes shocking, unexpectedly charming and ultimately rather moving.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) In a welcome return to the gritty glamour of such early outings as From Russia with Love, this 19th James Bond adventure effortlessly juggles a hard-hitting story with all the expected "super spy" embellishments.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 79% The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) This exceptional spy escapade is far-fetched mayhem of the highest order, with a welcome accent on character realism rather than just spectacular sets.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Diesel centres the magical mischief with his winning muscular charm, while priestly advisor Michael Caine adds a welcome touch of charismatic class.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/5 70% Howl (2015) Even those well-acquainted with the genre should find enough to enjoy in the stylish set-pieces that feature plenty of bloody action.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 27% Pan (2015) It never looks less than fabulous, even when director Joe Wright's high-flying ambitions overcrowd the senses and the sensational.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 75% Used Cars (1980) It's also one of the funniest ruminations on American values, as the car showroom becomes a warped microcosm of society.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
5/5 96% Dr. No (1962) The James Bond series started in great style with this cleverly conceived dose of sheer escapism that, unlike later episodes, remained true to the essence of Ian Fleming's super-spy novels.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
4/5 92% The Treatment (De Behandeling) (2014) A bleak, uncompromising look into the brutal death of innocence.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) The straining pop art production design and heavy-handed genre-blurring only results in a frantic, thrown-together mess.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Expertly building on the renewed energy injected into the Mission: Impossible franchise with 2011's Ghost Protocol, this fifth episode roars along like a sleek, well-oiled machine.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Once more the level of conceptual cleverness and ingenious visual design creates real magic.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/5 16% The Gallows (2015) Just horrible.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 57% Blade II (2002) It's a fabulous-looking package, elegantly orchestrated by del Toro, who has an unerring eye for undead iconography, which he takes to visually imaginative extremes.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) No target is safe and no shock too extreme in the mind-boggling climax to director Tom Six's contentious trilogy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) A tiresome shambles ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 34% Knock Knock (2015) Roth comes unstuck with this silly, unconvincing and repetitive home-invasion shocker.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 35% Earthquake (1974) Registers an eight on the entertainment Richter scale.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
1/5 13% The Swarm (1978) Quick, call on entomologist Michael Caine and a hive of Hollywood has-beens to out-ham each other while reciting terrible dialogue and getting stung by coloured Styrofoam pellets!‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 39% Rocky IV (1985) Though it's impossible not to get caught up in our hero's Russian training programme, or to root for his climactic victory, the mawkish montages accompanied by blaring music are no substitute for plot shading.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
3/5 75% The Canal (2014) Making the most of its modest attributes and a wrenching central performance by TV regular and Hellboy veteran Rupert Evans, this Irish chiller lurches from unspoken eeriness to outright horror as it plots a familiar paranormal trajectory.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
3/5 77% Big Game (2015) Jalmari Helander's follow-up to the dark, cult Christmas thriller Rare Exports is a pleasing enough escapist diversion.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015