Dan Jackson

Dan Jackson
Dan Jackson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Thrillist
Publications: Thrillist

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
17% Hellboy (2019) The bad jokes would be more tolerable if they weren't surrounded by such relentless carnage. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Similarly, the often gripping, but frustrating, Dragged Across Concrete fails to completely get under your skin because it's content with poking you in the eye. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen doesn't belong on the road. It's a clunker in need of too many repairs. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier works as a hybrid of a quasi-journalistic high-brow military drama and a low-brow men-on-a-mission film. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
69% Cold Pursuit (2019) The weary resignation that Neeson brings to the role imbues the story with a melancholy quality, but there's also a sense that this road has been travelled too many times before. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
88% The Hole in the Ground (2019) The Hole in the Ground takes a more head-down, meat-and-potatoes approach to the genre. It might not linger in the imagination as long, but it delivers effective scares throughout and -- most importantly -- never lets up. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
32% Io (2019) Despite some lofty ideas and two talented lead actors, IO is more of the same: uninspired storytelling that feels designed to feed the algorithm more than it nourishes your brain. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) A movie where budding romance, rising palace intrigue, and swash-buckling adventure take a back seat to the quiet glee of watching a team of gifted visual effects artists recreate the aesthetic of a Lisa Frank trapper keeper on a giant IMAX screen. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King could be considered a part of a larger Braveheart Cinematic Universe, picking up after most of the action in that film and showing Robert's rise to power. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
94% CAM (2018) It has the same pluck and formal dexterity as Steven Soderbergh's pharmacological mental health thriller Unsane or Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's online gaming parable Nerve. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
88% The Night Comes For Us (2018) Instead of feeling like the action organically emerges from the situational demands of the narrative, it often feels like the story was reverse engineered to center around the often stunning physical feats. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
80% Apostle (2018) A grimy period piece that puts lofty, unresolvable questions about fanaticism through a creaky, hand-operated torture device. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) In its commitment to documenting the specificities of its characters' lives and their ongoing struggles, the film takes on a sprawling quality. If you follow the movements and digressions over a long period of time, you'll be rewarded. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
81% Quincy (2018) Quincy offers access and intimacy, but occasionally skimps on psychological nuance or insight into the work itself. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
No Score Yet The After Party (2018) The soundtrack might feel sourced from Rap Caviar, but the narrative structure is lifted from the '80s and the early '90s. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
22% Mile 22 (2018) Wahlberg has created a star vehicle for himself that lets him shoot people, save lives, and yell his head off. But by mixing his chatty energy and his man of action schtick, he's shot himself in the foot with his own comically large tactical rifle. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
47% The Package (2018) An underwhelming entry in this esteemed tradition of penis-centric punchlines. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
73% Christopher Robin (2018) A sentimental movie that probably doesn't need to exist but still works hard to keep you entertained. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
41% Extinction (2018) Extinction is overcooked on a conceptual level and undercooked in terms of execution. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
94% Calibre (2018) This is a work of stomach-churning suspense worthy of King's praise. It's also a bright spot in Netflix's recent batch of underwhelming thriller offerings. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
84% Win It All (2017) In Johnson, an endearing wiseass, Swanberg has found his ideal muse. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
47% Skyscraper (2018) In the unlikely event there's a sequel, the movie should only be screened on a Jumbotron. It's where the magic happens. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
27% The Week Of (2018) Rock often struggles in comedies he didn't have a hand in writing, but he looks comfortable trading sentimental confessions with Sandler, who channels some of the same paternal sadness he so gently played in Meyerowitz. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
54% The First Purge (2018) Depending on your tolerance for ham-fisted social commentary, The First Purge could feel as urgent -- or as tedious -- as a forcefully worded multi-tweet mega-thread. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
19% The Titan (2018) A drab, rudderless movie that calls on its star to splice some life into the reanimated DNA. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Won't You Be My Neighbor? argues that it's more challenging but ultimately more rewarding to believe in the fundamental goodness of Mr. Rogers and his work. It doesn't attempt to deify him. It only asks you to understand. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
73% The Ritual (2017) That understanding of how to scare an audience shouldn't be so rare. The tools of suspense on display here aren't exactly secrets. Still, it's surprising to see them used so effectively. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
60% The Outsider (2018) The Outsider is needlessly cruel, dour, and slow. No amount of brooding from a handsome leading man can save it. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
26% Bright (2017) If the movie had simply aimed it a little lower, it wouldn't have missed so many shots. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet Gotti (2018) Gotti might be exactly the mob movie we deserve. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) After years in the wilderness, Nicolas Cage has his swagger back. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Even if the details are askew and presented from an arch comedic angle, it's rare to see a contemporary movie so fully engage with the mundane ways technology affects behavior. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
67% Orbiter 9 (Órbita 9) (2018) These stories skimp on breathless adventure and cosmic detours; instead, they're all about surviving. Orbiter 9 suggests if you have to rough it out in space, do it with someone you love. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
87% Cargo (2018) As it closes in on an unavoidably bleak ending, Cargo fails to generate much suspense, choosing mood and ambiance over bullet-ridden shootouts and violent beheadings. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary seeks to confound by swinging between moments of controlled Kubrick-ian terror and unhinged emotional hysteria. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
67% Verónica (2017) By playing the real off the surreal, Veronica finds an often chilling middle ground. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
43% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Weaponizes the book's terminology to keep the gears of the plot moving all the way to its teary finale. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
46% Red Sparrow (2018) Unsure of how trashy or high-minded the movie should be, the director is content to watch you squirm. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018