Dan Jolin Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dan Jolin

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 49% Marrowbone (2018) A solid rather than spectacular creepshow thriller that would have benefited from Sánchez employing a few more original ideas.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
2/5 51% Skyscraper (2018) The building may be taller than The Towering Inferno and the stakes may be higher than those faced by John McClane in Die Hard, but in comparison to both, Skyscraper is little more than a cinematic bungalow.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/5 37% Mary Shelley (2018) A disappointingly straightforward, romance-driven take on a fascinating story of creation, but one that's lifted by a superb central performance by Elle Fanning.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4.5 100% Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) 'Fantasy' often conjures visions of a Tolkien-esque mix of dragons, elves, quests and big blokes with axes, but Japanese writer-director Mari Okada's animated epic has done something impressively new with the genre.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 86% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) There's no getting away from the fact that Ant-Man And The Wasp, as fun as it is, lacks the sheer, mind-blowing heft of Infinity War... In this new era of Marvel over-achievement, it really does feel like a lesser work.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) A raw horror masterpiece from a first-time director that deserves to be mentioned in the same frantic breath as the genre's greats.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
4/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A slick, swift-footed adventure which plays like a planet-hopping heist movie.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 87% Tully (2018) Sharply observed but tenderly realised, Tully brings back the Reitman we knew and loved, represents Cody's finest work since Juno, and reminds us why Theron deserved that 2004 Oscar.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) A strong debut from director Michael Pearce, with a gripping performance by newcomer Jessie Buckley. So much more than just another serial-killer movie.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
4/5 77% Funny Cow (2017) A fractured jumble of a fictional rise-to-fame (sort of) story that's held together by a powerhouse performance from Maxine Peake.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
2/5 17% The Titan (2018) Low budgets are no excuse for aiming so low when it comes to your concepts and characterisation.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
2/5 17% Midnight Sun (2018) A soapy YA romance that'll have you yearning for gritty edge of Twilight.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) An interesting new take on a very well-known tale and a praiseworthy act of revisionism, but one which doesn't ultimately deliver on its early promise.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
4/5 80% Unsane (2018) A raw, lean and abrasively effective thriller from Steven Soderbergh, which features Claire Foy as we've never seen her before.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2/5 15% Mute (2018) Fans of Moon and Source Code be warned: Mute is sadly, almost tragically, not worth the wait.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Paul Thomas Anderson does gothic romance in prestige Brit picture style, eliciting a worthy final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis that's admirably matched by newcomer Vicky Krieps.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
3/5 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) "I know it's hard, but act like you've seen it before," one character says to gawking young hero Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) on arrival. Not hard at all.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/5 73% Hostiles (2018) A finely crafted Western which doesn't flinch from portraying the horrors inflicted during that violent era, and which boasts an astounding performance from Christian Bale.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) By turns amusing and harrowing, and with a compelling figure at its heart, The Prince Of Nothingwood proves how the show really can go on, no matter how terrible the circumstances.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) A lightweight, tinselly film with some nice touches and appealing performances, though it never lands its darker moments.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
4/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Churchill's darkest hour is Gary Oldman's finest. Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening, his performance is the prime reason this film must be seen - but not the only one.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) It dives headlong into a scrappy, Swiss-cheese plot which, while true to DC Comics' mix-and-match mythology, clumsily slaps together its disparate elements.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
4/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) Psycho's accepted greatness means we can leave it on the shelf as we look for newer sensations. This prompts an urgent desire to revisit it.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Visually immaculate, swirling with themes as heart-rending as they are mind-twisting, 2049 is, without doubt, a good year. And one of 2017's best.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 100% Pecking Order (2017) A sufficiently engaging delve into a niche interest and those who feel defined by it. But one which, narratively at least, backs the wrong gamecock.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) As ultraviolent as the first film, and as ultrasmutty, The Golden Circle will leave the Kingsfans grinning, even if its characters have less growing to do this time around.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) A sorta-sequel to Mrs Brown deals effectively with another of Queen Victoria's unconventional friendships and reprises Judi Dench's powerful and unparalleled portrayal.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 69% mother! (2017) Like all our most vivid bad dreams, it snags the mind. With barbs.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 93% Williams (2017) An affectionate but unflinching portrait of a family consumed by its dedication to Formula 1, thanks in main to its seemingly unstoppable patriarch, Sir Frank Williams.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) A fiendishly effective holiday-gone-wrong thriller that's better at cranking up the agoraphobic action than fleshing out its characters.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
2/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) A wildly ambitious space opera, but also a self-indulgent narrative morass. Sometimes, it seems, creativity can benefit from a few limitations.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
4/5 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) A gorgeously rendered and deeply personal portrayal of a young woman's life in the part of the world where history's greatest conflict reached a devastating conclusion.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/5 15% The Mummy (2017) An odd but frothily entertaining genre cocktail, which coasts on the charisma of its two biggest names and keeps things just fun enough to forgive its considerable lapses in narrative.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) A lush and luminous visual symphony, which celebrates nature as both a furious, deadly force and a soothing source of love, this arthouse animation deserves to draw a big crowd.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Not the return to form you might have been hoping for. Its story might cover all the same beats as the 2003 original, but there's little of that film's spark or spirit.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 53% Spaceship (2016) For all its verve and creative enthusiasm, Spaceship's oblique and flighty nature leaves it feeling decidedly niche.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) So heavily derivative it doesn't feel like anything new, and there's little depth beneath that slick surface. But it's solid and attractive, at least, with a retro appeal to its cyberpunk stylings.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Solid and stately, a '70s-feeling jungle adventure film that's more of a thought-provoker than an excitement-inducer. But there's nothing wrong with that.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
4/5 56% Trespass Against Us (2017) A family/crime drama with shades of Shane Meadows' early work and a satisfying double act in Fassbender and Gleeson.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) When it comes to playing a properly magnetic anti-hero with a gruff '70s-cinema exterior and a dark reservoir of inner depth, Jackman really is the best at what he does.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) A genre-defying film. Its visual splendour belies its tough, surface-level subject matter, while the performances pull us deep below that surface with their soulful naturalism.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
4/5 90% Loving (2016) Loving soars thanks to its narrative approach and career-best performances from Negga and Edgerton.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) We've seen all these stunts pulled before, and seen them done better, but there's some pleasure to be had here -- even if it's of the extremely guilty kind.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
4/5 79% Magnus (2016) An engaging study of a beautiful but mysterious mind, which also reveals the stressful nature of world-class chess tournaments and raises the deep question of where intelligence actually comes from.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
4/5 86% Lion (2016) An astonishing true story that's treated with an admirably light and artistic touch, rather than an overly dramatic heavy hand.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
2/5 35% Live By Night (2017) A handsome period drama with the occasional impressive flourish, but despite its rich subject matter, it's Affleck's weakest film yet as a director.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) Part fairy tale/creature feature/domestic melodrama, this adds up to far more than a 'one boy and his monster' story - and is a tougher emotional journey as a result.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
4/5 70% Bleed For This (2016) It may be predictable, but Bleed For This still grabs with its astonishing against-all-odds true story, and its belter of a central performance from Miles Teller.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
5/5 97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Part body-swap comedy, part long-distance romance, part... something else. If you only see one Japanese animated feature this year, see this one, and see it more than once.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) A lesser Werner, but still worth dipping your brain into.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016