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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 83% Eden (2015) Partly the story of a music scene, but mostly the story of a man who realises that living the dream isn't always the best thing for your life. Vivid, immersive and blessed with a perfectly nostalgic soundtrack.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 76% The Connection (2015) For all the charisma of its hero and villain, it falls down on its failure to resist cliché.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
1/5 13% Sword Of Vengeance (2015) Glum, dumb and (even at 87 minutes) bum-numbing.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 50% San Andreas (2015) If you crave Emmerich-esque disaster-porn with a mega body count, there's plenty here to OMG at. But when it comes to character depth or plotting, San Andreas is a sadly familiar wasteland.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 33% The Informant (Gibraltar) (2014) Sadly underpowered by the standards of Dafri's previous scripts and unconvincingly plotted, this thriller goes down as a disappointing misfire.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) For a movie whose premise depends on the mockery of someone who offensively stereotypes (Ferrell's character assumes that Hart's has been to prison), it deals heavily in stereotypes itself, wanting its cake and eating it too.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2015
4/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) Unique, beautiful and endlessly fascinating. It really is a work of art.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) The Scooby-Doo-ish central plot is forgivable in a movie with so much visual verve, energetic action and a character so wondrously designed as Baymax.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) Stylish, elegant, tense, cerebral, satirical and creepy. Garland's directorial debut is his best work yet, while Vikander's bold performance will short your circuits.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 87% Foxcatcher (2014) Another dramatic triumph for Bennett Miller, though it is his toughest and least glamorous outing yet. A sad and horrible story, expertly and compellingly told.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2015
4/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Here it is at long last: a truly great vampire comedy. And also the funniest horror film to come out of New Zealand since Braindead.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
4/5 80% Get On Up (2014) Energising, stylish and engrossing, although its scattershot chronology and egocentric approach might not be to everyone;s taste.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
4/5 91% The Imitation Game (2014) A superb thriller and a worthy biopic of a real hero.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2014
5/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) Sharp, dark, satirical and bone-rattlingly thrilling, with a career-peak turn from Jake Gyllenhaal.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2014
4/5 66% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) Like a good butcher's cleaver, it's weighty, solid and sharp - an effective matching of director and star in what is hopefully the first of a new film series.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2014
3/5 72% What If (2014) Formulaic, familiar and predictable, but also likable and well-cast, with enough verve to keep it out of the rom-com bargain bucket.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 74% The Congress (2014) A fascinating and visually impressive intellectual helter-skelter ride, but the lack of narrative coherence lets down its promising sci-fi concepts and satire.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Colourful, tongue-in-cheek fun, purpose-built for grown-up lovers of kitsch '80s science-fiction.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 60% Hercules (2014) With Hercules, Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson are out to entertain you - no more, no less. And that is just what they do.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) A playful and frantic science-fiction twister which mimics the best (Aliens, The Matrix, Groundhog Day) while offering something fresh and - most importantly - thrilling.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 26, 2014
4/5 89% The Wind Rises (2014) While Miyazaki's two-hour-long, historical-melodrama swansong is destined to be his most divisive film yet, it is also his most adult and interesting, and never less than visually breathtaking throughout.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) It may climax with an overly formulaic splurge, but The Winter Soldier benefits from an old-school-thriller tone that, for its first half at least, distinguishes it from its more obviously superheroic Marvel cousins.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2014
4/5 76% Noah (2014) Inventive, ambitious, brutal and beautiful: a potent mythological epic. But also willfully challenging, as likely to infuriate as inspire.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014
4/5 35% Labor Day (2014) A tender, nostalgic and warm 'family' drama which also quietly seethes with the threat and tension of imminent danger. Labor Day shows a new side to Jason Reitman as a filmmaker, and we like it.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2014
5/5 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Beautiful, heartfelt and utterly enthralling.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2013
4/5 87% Alan Partridge (2014) Ruddy hilarious. Just what big-screen comedy needed.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Kormákur has made a suitably dramatic recreation of a remarkable episode.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2013
3/5 46% Spike Island (2015) Following Made Of Stone, this is another slice of nostalgia for baggies of a certain age.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2013
5/5 94% My Neighbor Totoro (1988) An otherworldly tale of childhood and a definitive work of imagination.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 20, 2013
4/5 98% Mud (2013) A bold, intelligent, 21st century take on Mark Twain - with added occult tendencies.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2013
4/5 49% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2013
2/5 14% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) A lurching misstep from the Dead Snow director.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2013
4/5 87% Django Unchained (2012) Another strong, sparky and bloody entry in the QT canon.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2012