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Ben Rawson-Jones

Ben Rawson-Jones
Ben Rawson-Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sky Movies, Digital Spy

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) It gives a newfound appreciation of what [Edwards] achieved and turns his struggles into an amiable and enjoyable adventure. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 18, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) All you need to know is that you should see it as soon as you can. It's fantastic. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 11, 2016
5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Using the animal kingdom as a means to convey so much sense about our own contemporary world is a masterstroke which owes a debt to George Orwell. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 11, 2016
5/5 95% Creed (2015) Simply put, Creed is a total triumph. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) Grimsby is unashamedly crude and vulgar -- seriously, don't go expecting highbrow LOLs -- but outrageously funny as a result. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/5 53% The Dressmaker (2016) It's a vibrant, dangerous tale of revenge dominated by a stunning, multi-layered performance from Kate Winslet. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 21, 2015
2/5 71% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) A script lacking in fresh ideas proves to be an insurmountable obstacle. For a film revolving around trees, The Hallow is sadly nowhere near barking enough. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4/5 94% Sicario (2015) Smart enough to challenge your views, yet not too cerebral to alienate the mainstream, Sicario is a thoroughly engrossing watch that dazzles visually and connects emotionally. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 9, 2015
5/5 80% Macbeth (2015) Spearheaded by Michael Fassbender's mesmerising lead performance, this tragic tale grips your senses from the beginning and never lets go. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2/5 64% The Visit (2015) The Visit doesn't contain enough mystery or thrills to be deemed a success... ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 45% No Escape (2015) For the bulk of No Escape's running time, there's every chance you'll yearn to escape the popcorn-encrusted cinema seat you're in. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 5, 2015
2/5 16% Pixels (2015) At many times throughout this film, you'd rather be watching someone play a 106-minute game of Pong. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/5 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) Boasting powerful performances from its lead stars, wonderfully creative direction and a story that will have you howling with laughter and recoiling with horror, it's a film that really resonates. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 7, 2015
1/5 16% The Gallows (2015) The Gallows is a terrible film. That is all you need to know. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Let's just hope it generates a strong buzz, makes people realize that Heaven is a place on Firth and leads to audiences leaving the cinema beaming. It's that kind of movie. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 13, 2015
1/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Even McBain would turn this down. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) Bring me Louis Theroux! There are many moments during this disappointing depiction of Scientology where you may be crying out that very same plea. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/5 38% The Messenger (2014) Only a partially successful venture due to a script lacking invention and narrative hooks, The Messenger is nonetheless a showcase for homegrown talent and particularly Robert Sheehan. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Full of smiles and tears, much like childhood itself, Inside Out ticks so many boxes without ever feeling contrived. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) Beyond showcasing Pacino's enduring skills and exploiting our weakness for injured animals, Manglehorn doesn't seem to have a purpose. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 24, 2015
5/5 95% Amy (2015) An utterly heartbreaking and compelling experience... ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 22, 2015
3/5 58% Maggie (2015) A worthwhile stab at approaching the zombie subgenre in a character-driven, personal manner, Maggie lacks the substance to soar and occasionally plods along like a lethargic zombie. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 21, 2015
2/5 6% Accidental Love (2015) It's so irredeemably bad that even Alan Smithee wouldn't touch it. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/5 7% Survivor (2015) There's little to enjoy about this daft spy thriller beyond the sight of Pierce Brosnan looking vaguely like a Spanish pimp when he wears a pencil-thin moustache as a disguise. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 58% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) A fresh premise and shrewd direction breathed new life into the Insidious franchise, delivering the most terrifying chapter yet. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Unrestrained and uncompromising, this hugely enjoyable blockbuster provides a mad and memorable ride. More please! ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 62% Unfriended (2015) It does for Skype what The Blair Witch Project did for forests. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) A reasonably engaging thriller, Son of a Gun is most notable for reminding us of that Ewan McGregor still possesses that irresistibly dangerous and edgy quality that propelled him to stardom in Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) John Wick is exactly what you'd hope for from a modern action movie - laced with tension, loaded with thrills and not afraid to unleash a few well-timed laughs. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
2/5 32% Wild Card (2015) Wild Card clearly has aspirations beyond the beat-em-up genre. But it sorely lacks any connection between the characters and the viewer, failing to establish and relatable moments to rouse our interest. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 60% Run All Night (2015) This pedestrian thriller plonks poor Liam Neeson back in a leather jacket and armed with a gun for another one of those 'Taken Lite' outings. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 11, 2015
5/5 97% It Follows (2015) It won't let you go and you can't shake it off. Whether you like it or not. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 84% Predestination (2015) ... packs a powerful emotional punch thanks to its sensitive treatment of emotive themes and an incredible, multi-layered performance from Sarah Snook. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 23, 2015
2/5 29% The Wedding Ringer (2015) The Wedding Ringer simply doesn't seem to know what it is - a trashy flick designed to shock or a high-concept comedy about the value of real friendship. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 95% Love Is Strange (2014) "... a film laden with dignity and restraint that never needs to resort to melodrama or contrivance." ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 74% Inherent Vice (2015) It's a noble failure, felt all the more because Anderson's films are usually so aesthetically and thematically rich and rewarding... ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) Boasting brilliant performances from the two leads, it will be the cause of many a nightmare. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 3, 2015
2/5 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) The Woman in Black: Angel of Death reeks of a film that was hastily cobbled together in order to capitalise on the original film's success. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 3, 2015
2/5 9% Dying of the Light (2014) What is ultimately being released reeks of the studio's contempt towards modern audiences... ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 31, 2014
4/5 85% Kon Tiki (2013) Kon-Tiki is a film that inspires awe and wonder with almost every wave... ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/5 10% No Good Deed (2014) Sometimes you fancy the finest caviar known to humanity. Other times you fancy some greasy fish and chips. No Good Deed belongs in the latter category. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 20, 2014
2/5 24% Third Person (2014) Third Person suffers from a script that fails to hook you in during its opening section and drags on without sufficient emotional connection for 137 minutes. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 16, 2014
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) Carell delivers a commanding, unnerving portrayal of a man with cold, dead eyes and a matching heart who watches over his underlings with the predatory gaze of an eagle. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 20, 2014
5/5 94% Whiplash (2014) Uplifting, heartbreaking, electrifying and terrifying, it's a highly personal film but one with universal themes that we can all connect to. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 89% The Drop (2014) The Drop sees our hopes plummet to the ground with a resounding thud, squandering the brilliant Tom Hardy and much-missed James Gandolfini with a poorly contrived tale that's often alienating to watch. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 15, 2014
2/5 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) It should have been renamed TMNT: The Secret of the Snooze. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2014
5/5 96% '71 (2015) It's an extraordinary cinematic debut for director Yann Demange, whose unflinching lens quickly establishes an environment that seethes with danger and menace... ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 75% Camp X-Ray (2014) Lead actors Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi deliver highly convincing portrayals as camp guard Amy and 'detainee' Ali... ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 9, 2014
1/5 29% Annabelle (2014) Want to know what's really scary about Annabelle? Its staggering lack of imagination. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 7, 2014
4/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) The market has been saturated with vampires in recent years, but fortunately Dracula Untold - an origins story that will hopefully lead to future outings - doesn't feel stale. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 3, 2014