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Dan Jolin

Dan Jolin
Dan Jolin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Beautiful, heartfelt and utterly enthralling. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2014
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Patchy and in need of a rigorous edit, but amid all the weeds there is some ripe comedy - satire, even - for the plucking. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3/5 87% Computer Chess (2013) It's fashionable to dismiss mumblecore as prone to obtuseness, but Bujalski offers a wryly funny slice of nerd-vana. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2013
2/5 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) Bitty and frustrating, its bigger laughs are set against some off-balance storytelling and crude comedy. Not one to take your nan to. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2013
5/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) Both Greengrass and Hanks are on award-deserving form in a riveting, emotionally complex and hugely intelligent dramatisation of a real-life ordeal. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 89% Le Week-End (2014) Writer / director team Kureishi and Michell add to their partnership with an insightful look at a life-long commitment. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2013
2/5 28% Machete Kills (2013) Violent, silly, embarrassing, clumsy, confusing, juvenile, occasionally offensive, occasionally a little bit fun. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2013
3/5 81% Prisoners (2013) A decent, cogent, greyly atmospheric thriller with something to say about War-On-Terror America. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2013
4/5 87% Alan Partridge (2014) Ruddy hilarious. Just what big-screen comedy needed. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Kormákur has made a suitably dramatic recreation of a remarkable episode. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2013
3/5 96% The Deep (2013) Back on home turf, Contraband director Kormákur has made a suitably dramatic recreation of a remarkable episode. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2013
5/5 94% Stories We Tell (2013) Polley's fearless personal journey is a huge achievement, a genuine revelation - but the less detail you know beforehand, the better. Go in cold, come out warmed. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2013
3/5 48% Spike Island (2015) Following Made Of Stone, this is another slice of nostalgia for baggies of a certain age. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2013
4/5 55% Man of Steel (2013) It feels the right Superman origin story for our era, and teases what would be a welcome new superfranchise. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2013
4/5 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) Who'd have thought Michael Douglas and Matt Damon would make such an astonishing, convincing on-screen couple? Steven Soderbergh, that's who... ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2013
5/5 93% My Neighbor Totoro (1988) An otherworldly tale of childhood and a definitive work of imagination. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2013
4/5 98% Mud (2013) A bold, intelligent, 21st century take on Mark Twain - with added occult tendencies. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 5, 2013
3/5 54% The Look of Love (2013) A solid, straightforward biopic about a fascinating individual and his destructive relationships, with strong performances and a healthy sense of naffness. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2013
4/5 50% Welcome to the Punch (2013) A confident, ambitious and action-rich Brit thriller, albeit one whose characters and clarity suffer from the frantic intensity of its pacing. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) A lurching misstep from the Dead Snow director. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2013
4/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) Another strong, sparky and bloody entry in the QT canon. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2013
4/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) The Hobbit plays younger and lighter than Fellowship and its follow-ups, but does right by the faithful and has a strength in Martin Freeman's Bilbo that may yet see this trilogy measure up to the last one. There is treasure here. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2012
4/5 86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) An honest, affection-hooking, coming-of-age drama which proves that there is life beyond Hogwarts for Emma Watson. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2012
3/5 88% Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012) A great concert movie framed around a substantially less enthralling interview. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2012
4/5 82% Shadow Dancer (2013) As beige as an old PC, but beneath the surface the blood pumps bright scarlet. An intelligent and emotionally charged spy drama. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2012
2/5 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) The grave tone makes it stiff and leaden, the digi-saturated look is a turn-off. Damnable and disordered. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2012
3/5 49% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) A strong visual style tussles with flaccid storytelling in this ambitious retelling of Grimm. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 28, 2012
3/5 81% Get the Gringo (2012) The closest Mel Gibson's come to playing Martin Riggs since the last Lethal Weapon. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 6, 2012
3/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) For horror hounds who love a larf, and those of us who always wondered exactly what that dry-ice stuff that rises out of the forest-floor moss is. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2012
3/5 51% John Carter (2012) Just about every sci-fi/fantasy/superhero adventure you ever loved is in here somewhere. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2012
3/5 74% Rampart (2012) A familiar story oddly presented, but with a powerful central performance from Woody Harrelson. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 20, 2012
4/5 89% The Descendants (2011) A marvellous follow-up to 2004's Sideways - well worth the wait. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2012
3/5 51% The Iron Lady (2012) One of Streep's finest-ever performances. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2012
4/5 84% Contagion (2011) A starkly effective ensemble drama which could well do for the sniffles what Jaws did for great whites. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2011
3/5 24% The Three Musketeers (2011) Stupid, with three o's. But also fun, never boring, and never insulting (to anyone other than Dumas) - unlike certain of the summer's A-pics... ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2011
5/5 82% Warrior (2011) It hardly rewrites the rulebook, but Warrior is a powerful, moving and brilliant sports-pic-cum-family drama. Like The Fighter, but with kicking. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2011
4/5 43% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) A simple entertainment in a summer of overcomplicated disappointments. Also much harder-edged than you may have expected. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2011
4/5 98% Project Nim (2011) Gripping, heart-wrenching, powerful and a sad indictment of scientific practice, which shows that 'human' and 'humane' are all-too-often mutually exclusive. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2011
4/5 95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) A beautifully crafted, intimate adventure movie and - presented in hand-drawn 2D - one of the most visually arresting you'll enjoy all year. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 27, 2011
4/5 92% Senna (2011) A worthy paean to a true talent. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 30, 2011
3/5 86% X-Men: First Class (2011) All you'd expect from an X-Men film (or spin-off, or prequel), but not all you'd hope for. It smacks of rush and compromise, but there's thankfully enough to make you feel optimistic about the series' future once more. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 25, 2011
3/5 23% Sucker Punch (2011) Ambitious and visually impressive as a pop-video mash-up, but, lacking a strong emotional core, it doesn't quite cohere as a fully satisfying movie. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2011
4/5 86% Submarine (2011) A perfect blend of cool, quirky comedy and warm-hearted drama, crafted with such poise that it should see the transcendence of Ayoade from TV nerd-comic to true big-screen talent. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3/5 45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) Still no signs of the master re-living past glories, but more than worthwhile for Allen diehards. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2011
4/5 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) A beautifully realised adaptation of a profoundly affecting novel. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2011
4/5 87% Black Swan (2010) An extraordinary, intoxicating movie. Its hard, twisted edges may turn off some, but there's no faulting either Aronofsky's technical mastery or Portman's flawless performance. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2011
5/5 72% Monsters (2010) An amazing achievement for a 'first-time' filmmaker, which measures up to the finest indies for performance and character-work, and the biggest blockbusters for jaw-dropping effects. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2010
4/5 88% Let Me In (2010) Not as deep as the original, but certainly more of a crowdpleaser -- and it's hard to imagine a more intelligent and well-crafted American horror being released this year. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2010
5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) A kids' movie for grown-ups. A grown-up movie for kids. Exactly what you'd expect -- and hope for -- from the latest, and we're guessing final, Woody and Buzz adventure. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2010
3/5 50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) This is unlikely to win Kathryn Lansky's antipodean owl fantasy any new fans, but even the bemused (and confused) can luxuriate in some grand-scale visual storytelling. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2010