Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Liverpool Echo
Total Reviews:
125

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) " Lasse Hallstrom's beautifully-shot but at times cloyingly sentimental rom-com." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 20, 2012
77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " An artfully composed portrait of intellectual one-upmanship." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Feb 17, 2012
46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) " Daldry draws a memorable and believable performance from the youngster, who had never acted before but who has to carry the bulk of the film's narrative on his slender shoulders." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Feb 17, 2012
39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) " After this second assignment, Johnny's licence to thrill has been revoked." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Oct 7, 2011
77% The Debt (2011) " The Debt cranks up the tension and elegantly conceals plot twists by cutting back and forth between events in 1966 and 1997." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Sep 30, 2011
93% Drive (2011) " The tension is agonising... then rubber burns, the engine revs and we hold on tight. For the next 90 minutes, we don't let go." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Sep 23, 2011
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " A sophisticated romantic comedy boasting pithy dialogue and exemplary performances from a cast which explores the many winding paths to true love." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Sep 23, 2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) " Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is intelligent filmmaking of the highest calibre, distinguished by tour de force performances from the predominantly British cast." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Sep 16, 2011
17% I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) " The plot glides effortlessly from conflict to resolution, convincing us you can have your cake and eat it." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Sep 16, 2011
70% Friends With Benefits (2011) " Friends With Benefits almost gets away with the double standards because Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are such an attractive pairing." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Sep 9, 2011
84% Jane Eyre (2011) " Elegantly adapted for the screen by Moira Buffini, Jane Eyre condenses the source novel into two hours of yearning and regret." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Sep 9, 2011
36% One Day (2011) " Despite everything, it's an able adaptation capturing the spirit of the original novel, which fans will still enjoy." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Aug 26, 2011
61% Final Destination 5 (2011) " Approached for what it is - a series of over-the-top gruesome death scenes pieced together by an implausible plot - this might be the best Final Destination yet." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Aug 26, 2011
54% The Inbetweeners (2012) " If you're a fan of the show then you're going to find a lot to enjoy on their overseas adventure." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Aug 19, 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " It does actually seem to work, giving audiences a healthy number of action pieces and a solid storyline that isn't as bonkers as it looks on paper - if you're willing to suspend a massive dollop of belief that is." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Aug 19, 2011
22% The Smurfs (2011) " Recycles the fish-out-of-water plot of Alvin and the Chipmunks and doesn't have any original ideas about what to do with the tiny characters once they are at large among us." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Aug 12, 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " Takes advantage of the latest technological wizardry to deliver a thrilling action adventure that doesn't skimp on heartbreaking emotion." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Aug 12, 2011
82% Super 8 (2011) " Super 8 is a delightful nostalgia trip, recalling a bygone era when young protagonists embarked on amazing journeys and emerged from the melee with barely a scratch or bruise." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Aug 5, 2011
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) " A saccharine family-oriented comedy, which hammers home the central message about parental responsibility and love triumphing over adversity with all the tenderness of a nasty case of frostbite." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Aug 5, 2011
79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " The movie proves a solid if not superb opening salvo for the weakling-turned-super soldier." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 28, 2011
14% Zookeeper (2011) " Though Zookeeper doesn't really cast any lingering animal magic, it has enough laughs to keep family audiences engaged during the summer holidays." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 28, 2011
10% Horrid Henry: The Movie (2013) " Oh dear, oh dear. Rarely has a film title been more fitting than this disappointing cinematic outing based on the mischievous character created by author Francesca Simon." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 28, 2011
39% Cars 2 (2011) " Visuals look spectacular and action sequences take full advantage of the 3D format so you feel like you are burning rubber down winding roads at dizzying speed." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 22, 2011
69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " The plot is ... flimsy and the three screenwriters struggle to bring the murderous mayhem to a satisfying conclusion." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 22, 2011
8/10 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " Love, loss, courage, hope and humour -- Deathly Hallows offers them all in what proves a worthy finale to the Potter saga." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 8, 2011
14% Huge " Sadly, despite all those comedians the movie falls short on laughs." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 8, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) " We're very happy to fall in love with Malick's opus." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 8, 2011
35% Larry Crowne (2011) " Larry Crowne is an uplifting cinematic trifle garnished with an unwavering belief that it's never too late to embrace life." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 1, 2011
36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " A ridiculously entertaining thrill-ride that jettisons dialogue and characterisation to deliver two-and-a-half hours of testosterone-fuelled carnage." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jul 1, 2011
60% The Beaver (2011) " The Beaver sensitively deals with themes of mental illness, suicide and self-belief, plumbing some very dark nooks of the human psyche." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jun 24, 2011
45% Bad Teacher (2011) " A nice idea poorly executed, underpinned by a script with too few laughs and an unsympathetic heroine." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Jun 17, 2011
48% Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (2011) " More entertaining than its lacklustre predecessor but has the feel of a straight-to-DVD film." — Liverpool Echo
Posted May 27, 2011
34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " A tasteless, preposterous and ultimately pointless tale of east meets west which lurches from one improbable set piece to the next including the bizarre concealment of a dead body and a high-speed car chase." — Liverpool Echo
Posted May 27, 2011
46% Blitz (2011) " The denouement strains credibility, relying on a character showing restraint when they've merrily pulled the trigger for the rest of the film." — Liverpool Echo
Posted May 20, 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " The film runs aground courtesy of Marshall's plodding direction and a lifeless script." — Liverpool Echo
Posted May 20, 2011
90% Attack the Block (2011) " Cornish plays loose and fast with conventions of the genre and he doesn't think twice about sacrificing some of his young protagonists to the creatures to underline the clear and present danger." — Liverpool Echo
Posted May 13, 2011
82% The Way (2011) " Sheen internalises his character's anguish and we see sadness welling up in Tom's eyes, underscored with occasional moments of humour." — Liverpool Echo
Posted May 13, 2011
60% Water for Elephants (2011) " Water For Elephants casts a spell with its arresting visuals and the cast looks ravishing through a soft-focus lens." — Liverpool Echo
Posted May 6, 2011
72% Hanna (2011) " Hanna sits between two audiences - arthouse and multiplex - and will disappoint both." — Liverpool Echo
Posted May 6, 2011
77% Thor (2011) " Thor's digital trickery and pyrotechnics doesn't appear to faze Branagh, who balances the thrills of a summer blockbuster with tender romance and broad comedy." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 29, 2011
85% Cedar Rapids (2011) " Admittedly, some episodes strain credibility, but we are resolutely behind the morally flawed protagonists every stumble of the way." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 29, 2011
21% Beastly (2011) " Undermines its central message about substance over style by sacrificing characterisation for glossy visuals." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 22, 2011
26% Arthur (2011) " Arthur boasts some nice moments, most of them involving Mirren and Brand whose on screen rapport sustains interest through the 110 minute running time." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 22, 2011
90% Winnie the Pooh (2011) " Our affection for Winnie The Pooh hasn't diminished with time and this delightful animated feature ensures the residents of Hundred Acre Wood will continue to enchant." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 15, 2011
10% Red Riding Hood (2011) " Every time Hardwicke's film threatens to veer into dark, unsettling territory, it's sweetened with sickly sweet romance." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 15, 2011
37% Mars Needs Moms (2011) " Wells's fast-paced film mixes action, comedy and some heart-tugging emotion, delivering out of this world thrills to audiences of all ages." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 8, 2011
92% Source Code (2011) " Source Code doesn't become too bogged down in the science behind the thrills, and while Colter is destined to repeat the same journey down the line, each visit is sufficiently different to hold our attention." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 1, 2011
23% Sucker Punch (2011) " Snyder and co-writer Steve Shibuya present fire-breathing dragons, samurais and zombie soldiers, but they also starve our brains with a flimsy, nonsensical tale of reality versus fantasy." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Apr 1, 2011
74% Route Irish " An at times gripping, at times bludgeoning tale of one man's search for truth and retribution." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Mar 18, 2011
79% Chalet Girl (2011) " Felicity Jones confirms her reputation as one of our brightest talents in this comedy about a young woman's struggle to vanquish her inner demons." — Liverpool Echo
Posted Mar 18, 2011
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