Dan Jackson

Dan Jackson
Dan Jackson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Thrillist
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T-Meter Title | Year
52% The Midnight Sky (2020) The conventions of the space genre leave Clooney adrift here, floating from one scene to the next in search of signs of life. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
10% Songbird (2020) Honestly, Songbird could stand to be more paranoid-or at least angrier. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
17% Ava (2020) There's too much going on, almost like the movie thinks an abundance of psychobabble can paper over a lack of character development, and most of it is uninteresting. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
91% The Mystery Of DB Cooper (2020) With so much material, it's hard to steer the narrative... The Mystery of D.B. Cooper skillfully sketches out the details of the crime without fully capturing what makes the case so appealing to obsessives. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
30% Jiu Jitsu (2020) Jiu Jitsu gets the most important aspects of a junky movie like this right. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
85% American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020) The film can't help but reflect the brutality and coldness of Chris's crimes. With studied precision, the movie embodies the type of emptiness it also seeks to document. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
61% Project Power (2020) While the plot is predictable, the actors find fun moments to play in the margins. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
19% The Tax Collector (2020) With a movie like The Tax Collector, the levels are simply way off, and that leaves the talented cast -- including Soto, LaBeouf, and an underused George Lopez -- grasping for something to hold onto amidst all the pseudo-profundities and carnage. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
70% 7500 (2020) 7500 skillfully squeezes its protagonist, and Gordon-Levitt proves compelling enough in the more demanding moments, but to what end? Sometimes when you hit the bottle of mustard enough times, you just discover that it's empty. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet The Last Days of American Crime (2020) Given how bare-bones the plan is, it's reasonable to wonder how the movie fills its excessive two-and-a-half-hour runtime, which typically signals at least some misjudged form of ambition or indulgence. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
33% The Wrong Missy (2020) Like in the Farley movies that made him a household name in the '90s, Spade's character learns to love the oddball he's been teamed up with. You just might not have the patience to watch him arrive at that realization. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
40% Capone (2020) It doesn't necessarily dig deep, and it never quite locates the treasure hinted at in its best moments, but there are bizarre joys to be found on the surface. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
25% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) The fact that some of the pieces simply don't click together shouldn't be too surprising. After all, you're watching a movie called Dangerous Lies. At least the movie lives up to the blandness of its title. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
67% Extraction (2020) Hemsworth might just be better at playing characters that share his natural droll charm and smirking sense of mischief. In Extraction, he often looks like he's the one who wants to be rescued. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) It's mostly just tiring. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
79% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2020) Even as The Platform addresses a number of loaded issues -- race, sexuality, religion, solidarity, class mobility, the ethics of pet ownership -- it does so in a way that can come off as perfunctory. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Possessor, rife with haunting images and weary performances, does an effective job of wearing the skin of its midnight movie forebears. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
89% Zola (2020) As intense as it gets, you're happy to be trapped in the car for the ride. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
65% Spree (2020) Keery nails the sweaty desperation of a wannabe influencer, delivering a performance that's like Rupert Pupkin meets Logan Paul... - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
100% Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) It lacks the outrageous flash of its subject -- how do you compete with all those jewel-covered capes? -- but the filmmakers make up for it with a curious, empathetic touch. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
80% The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me (2020) Personally, I found it transfixing. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bay gets relegated to a cameo in this long-in-development threequel, but the movie still has the thing that makes the Bad Boys universe worth spending time in: a very, very funny performance from Martin Lawrence. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) As a filmmaker, Scorsese isn't content with finding the legend; instead, he creates it right in front of your eyes. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) The term "fan service" is often used as a cudgel against artists who may or may not be pandering to their loyal audiences, but the Deadwood movie feels like an ideal version of that concept. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
59% Fractured (2019) Sadly, Worthington remains trapped in Netflix genre movie purgatory, unable to escape the streaming waiting room he's found himself in. Luckily, you have other options. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
58% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) Simply aiming high isn't always enough. If the execution isn't there, a movie like In the Shadow of the Moon ends up living in the shadow of the more adventurous, less derivative films that inspired it. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
96% American Factory (2019) Unsurprisingly, the story soon takes a harsher turn, which Ohio-based filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert capture with nuance, compassion, and a finely tuned sense of irony. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
29% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) The problem... is that it doesn't feel particularly interested in the political intricacies of the situation and it's definitely not interested in presenting the perspective of the Ethiopian refugees with any psychological subtlety. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% Anima (2019) [Anima's] an often exhilarating combination of physical comedy, dystopian paranoia, and tender romance. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
64% Child's Play (2019) The movie wants to take aim at corporate consumer culture, offering up a sly critique of our tech-obsessed times, but it ends up feeling like yet another defective product. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
18% 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
76% 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
58% 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
71% 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
83% 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
31% 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
61% 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
93% 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
91% 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
78% 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
82% 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
23% 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
42% The Package (2018) An underwhelming entry in this esteemed tradition of penis-centric punchlines. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
72% 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
32% Extinction (2018) Extinction is overcooked on a conceptual level and undercooked in terms of execution. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
95% 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