Ben Rawson-Jones Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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 61%

Maps to the Stars (2015)

"Full of intrigue and well-orchestrated twists, it's a brutal yet funny viewing experience." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/5 69%

They Came Together (2014)

"The end result finds you abruptly flitting between laughter and disinterest, but is ultimately a rewarding enough experience." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 90%

The Guest (2014)

"The Guest is assured of cult classic status in years to come, but will hopefully entertain the masses with its winning blend of crowd-pleasing humour and suspense." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 43%

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"The class of the impressive cast and the immersive film noir atmosphere just about sustains our interest in a film that's most striking visual effect is the hair on Bruce Willis's head." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 19, 2014
4/5 69%

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 (2014)

"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it's time to strap on your wellies and plunge into the hilarity." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 6, 2014
2/5 32%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"If it wasn't for a nostalgic affection for the cast and their previous endeavours, The Expendables 3 would be borderline unreleasable." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 5, 2014
3/5 56%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"The Purge: Anarchy is that rare beast - a sequel infinitely better than its predecessor." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 25, 2014
5/5 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"The beauty of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes lies in how we don't root for either species to win. We treat each individual, whether human or ape, on his or her own merits. This is the way it should be." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/5 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"The urine you discharge during the inevitable p*ss-break is guaranteed to flow better than any dialogue in this near three-hour movie." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 87%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"The tragic loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman resonates through Anton Corbijn's challenging but ultimately rewarding thriller." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/5 67%

Castles In The Sky (2014)

"Izzard deftly brings out layers to the character, ensuring that no airbrushed idealisation takes place. There's an underlying sadness in his soul that emerges." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jun 24, 2014
2/5 56%

Set Fire To The Stars (2015)

"Andy Goddard's stylishly shot movie doesn't succeed in forming a sustained emotional connection with the viewer." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jun 23, 2014
5/5 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Echoing the dystopian brilliance of Blade Runner and Brazil and beset by remarkably similar studio wrangling over the final cut, Snowpiercer is an audacious, immersive and nightmarish masterpiece." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jun 21, 2014
2/5 24%

Devil's Knot (2014)

"Dramatisation or reconstruction? Devil's Knot fails on both fronts given its inadequate and dissonant treatment of real events..." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jun 14, 2014
4/5 89%

Venus in Fur (2014)

"A fascinating study of power games, sexual manipulation and textual interpretation, driven by dazzling performances from Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 30, 2014
3/5 50%

Maleficent (2014)

"Much like the character of Maleficent veers between hero and villain during the story, the film straddles the line between magnificence and misery." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 27, 2014
2/5 23%

The Canyons (2013)

"The group sex sessions are briefly interesting, not for their titillation value but the shifting powerplays that emerge between the main characters." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 9, 2014
2/5 27%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"An abject lack of creativity to the writing and cohesion to the direction scupper any chance of the movie transcending its mundane status." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 2, 2014
4/5 91%

Frank (2014)

"Taking us beneath the prop mask, in psychological rather than physical terms, Fassbender astounds with how much he's able to convey through movement and tone of voice, capitalising on dialogue that's extremely effective in its minimalism." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Apr 26, 2014
2/5 20%

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

"Consistently solid acting, smart direction and striking imagery cannot overcome a hackneyed storyline that cobbles together stale ideas and scenarios to a fittingly alienating effect." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Apr 12, 2014
4/5 79%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Such is the ferocity of the action, The Raid 2's 150-minute running time breezes past, with only the occasional brief lull caused by convoluted plot exposition." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Apr 8, 2014
4/5 82%

The Double (2014)

"If Richard Ayoade continues in this vein, we could be looking at a director to rival David Cronenberg and David Lynch during their prime..." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 46%

Honour (2014)

"While it fails to reach its potential due to its identity issues, abandoning veracity in favour of thrills, Honour deserves credit for broaching such tricky subject matter..." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2/5 36%

The Quiet Ones (2014)

"A lack of engaging ideas and mediocre execution ensures that The Quiet Ones makes little noise beyond a faint whimper." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Apr 2, 2014
4/5 76%

Noah (2014)

"Noah is not Aronofsky's best work, but the auteur delves deep into the convoluted psyche of the central character much as he did with his masterpieces Black Swan and The Wrestler." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
1/5 3%

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

"Even dental extraction is more enjoyable to endure than this artistically bankrupt misfire." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Mar 29, 2014
4/5 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Non-Stop keeps you too busy clinging to the edge of your seat to cynically probe for plot holes, providing relentless entertainment from take off to touchdown." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Feb 26, 2014
3/5 49%

Stalingrad (2014)

"War. What is it good for? IMAX 3D movies that wallow in the spectacle of horrific real-life battles, judging by Stalingrad." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/5 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"... a soulless metallic carcass designed by committee to amplify external gloss and maximise commercial profit." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Feb 5, 2014
4/5 56%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"Kenneth Branagh's reboot of Tom Clancy's courageous CIA agent is smart and thrilling enough to soar above most espionage movies while still retaining plenty of crowd-pleasing moments to set pulses racing." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 39%

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

"The found footage conceit - which once appeared so fresh in The Blair Witch Project and was rejuvenated by Paranormal Activity's use of static cameras - is now in dire need of a rest or reinvention." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 51%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"As Mitty explains, the purpose of life is to feel. This film certainly makes us do that." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Dec 23, 2013
1/5 14%

47 Ronin (2013)

"As the old adage goes, you can't polish a turd. But you can sprinkle plenty of CGI and countless close-ups of Keanu Reeves looking morose onto it." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/5 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"American Hustle confidently tackles this concept of transcending reality through deception, showcasing the versatility of its exceptional cast amidst a tale peppered with savage laughs and dark twists." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Dec 19, 2013
1/5 41%

Oldboy (2013)

"For those familiar with Chan-wook Park's mesmerising 2003 original, Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy is tantamount to cultural vandalism." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 71%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"The Butler provides a well-paced look at the fluctuating and often shocking socio-political landscape of the 20th Century..." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Nov 15, 2013
4/5 94%

Milius (2013)

"Structured to fine effect, Milius is both a celebration of one man's unique artistry and a cautionary tale about the propensity for self-destruction." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 30, 2013
2/5 86%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"The problem is that both lead characters are interminably dull, with the camera's gaze repeatedly dwelling on their mundane private moments and imploring us to be intrigued." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 20, 2013
4/5 49%

Escape Plan (2013)

"Manages to salvage the flagging 'geriaction' genre with plenty of old school laughs and thrills." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3/5 51%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"The Zero Theorem is an uneven endeavour that feels thematically outdated despite its futuristic setting." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2013
5/5 64%

Filth (2014)

"There are no babies crawling on ceilings like in Welsh's Trainspotting, but Filth bears the same subversion and euphoria that made that 1996 film so iconic." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 1, 2013
2/5 13%

R.I.P.D. (2013)

"A bloated blockbuster that squanders a promising premise in favour of soulless set-pieces and ejaculatory explosions of CGI." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Sep 18, 2013
2/5 39%

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

"James Wan's desultory sequel lazily trots out the same procession of scare techniques but with vastly diminished returns." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3/5 50%

White House Down (2013)

"Scheduling may make it a largely unwanted new release, but there is enough solid action and sturdy chemistry between the leads Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx to make this a reasonably enjoyable thriller." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 89%

Rush (2013)

"Sight, sound and story all fuse into an impressively cohesive whole that help the movie zoom past the finish line after shakier beginnings." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Sep 2, 2013
3/5 58%

Riddick (2013)

"Riddick manages to flit effortlessly between moments of humour and menace, with Vin Diesel at his best in the role that propelled him to stardom." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Sep 1, 2013
1/5 49%

Pain & Gain (2013)

"A movie in which women are either pouting, flesh-baring sluts or morbidly obese figures of mockery with terrible personal hygiene, where rampant homophobia is deemed funny and laddish, and where crude racial stereotyping is acceptable." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 30, 2013
2/5 75%

You're Next (2013)

"Too often, audience expectations are built up only for the payoff to fall short." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/5 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"Focusing on a movie's strengths can be tough for any sequel that fails to live up to the expectation and hype. Kick-Ass 2's idolisation of its predecessor merely compounds this problem." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 12, 2013
4/5 41%

Only God Forgives (2013)

"The pairing of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling again delivers a terrific fusion of star, subject matter and style." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 26, 2013
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