Elinor Jones

Elinor Jones
Elinor Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
52% The Best of Enemies (2019) Ugh, this movie is such a f---ing mess. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Is the movie perfect? Almost! My biggest issue-this is true-is an improper application of No Doubt. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) The film mocks every cliché of the romcom while simultaneously delivering a flawless execution of the genre, something that's both brilliant and entertaining. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Ginsburg is framed in the same manner as Hawking was-with a plucky, wide-eyed enthusiasm that makes everyone else in the movie smirk at her, until they are won over by the sheer force of her brilliance. In other words, it's patronizing. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) This all sounds sad, I know, but there's warmth underneath, thanks to Israel's friendship with the charming, equally self-destructive Jack Hock (Richard E. Grant). - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The whole experience is all over the place. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
98% Pick of the Litter (2018) Pick of the Litter isn't all roly-polies and snuggles and yips: The star dogs of the film work their tails off as they are trained to become service animals, and their journey is emotional, tense, inspiring. (And yes, cute as hell.) - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) It's charming, funny, and very smart. And this might sound crazy, but I've never liked Ethan Hawke more than in this film, where he pokes fun at his own status as an aging '90s icon. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians is romantic-comedy gold that should be celebrated not only for its cast but also for its perfect execution of light, breezy escapism. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
10% Krystal (2018) This sounds bad, right? But it's wonderful. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) I want to reconsider my stance on marriage so that I can marry Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
85% The Gospel According to André (2018) While no feature-length film could fully capture his big, fascinating life, The Gospel According to André gives us some good glimpses. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
67% On Chesil Beach (2018) Instead, it's its own type of doomed romance, with twists and intrigue and a quick pace that manages to still leave room for humanity. There were highs, lows, and parts I sincerely hated-just like any real, human, non-rom-com relationship. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) I'm delighted to share that Anne Hathaway is the most delightful part of a very delightful movie! - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) Life of the Party is terribly named, because jerks like me are gonna make incorrect assumptions about what the movie's deal is, but we shouldn't, because it's just a joy - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
94% RBG (2018) We learn that Ruth Bader Ginsburg the Human, while immensely awesome, and yes, very petite, is not a cute or silly person. She's f***ing smart. Like, I'm-embarrassed-that-this-idiot-brain-is-the-one-I-have-to-use-to-write-about-her smart. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
35% I Feel Pretty (2018) To be clear, my criticism here is not "[Amy] Schumer isn't fat enough for I [Feel] Pretty's premise to work." It's that I don't want to laugh at this premise at all. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
84% Blockers (2018) There are some lessons learned and fun to be had throughout Blockers' high jinks, misunderstandings, wieners, and kids having access to far doper prom partying than I ever did, but none of it really lands. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
46% Red Sparrow (2018) And J. Law, who I like, was way too J. Law to work in this. I couldn't fall into the movie enough to ignore her hair and accent, and I just kept thinking about how women shouldn't have to be raked over coals to be found compelling. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle isn't half-bad, but it isn't for me. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
30% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Pitch Perfect 3 trusts that its audience has seen the first two movies and banks on the characters' established charm. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
84% Wonder (2017) Wonder defaults to kindness in a manner that feels both totally inspiring and completely organic. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
30% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) And what the hell is this phenomenal cast doing in a movie that encourages such self-loathing in women? - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
80% Marshall (2017) Marshall proves, a movie can be entertaining AND complicated. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It's fun and suspenseful, and rounded out by a delightful supporting cast, including Sarah Silverman and Alan Cummings. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
78% The Tiger Hunter (2017) The Tiger Hunter is like if a Bollywood romance and a Wes Anderson movie had a baby, then that baby grew up and had its own baby with My Big Fat Greek Wedding. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
90% Stronger (2017) What makes Stronger different from other schmaltzy, rah-rah Americana movies is that while it's about the marathon bombing, it's not really about the marathon bombing. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
28% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) It sneaks up on you, and even the most hardened among us can root for this secretly delightful movie. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Studio Executive 1: I want more money. Let's make an unnecessary sequel. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
36% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Alas, from the lame premise to the dumb execution, [Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates] ends up feeling super dated. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Bridget Jones is a figurehead for the romantic comedy genre-a genre oft-reviled for letting a plot device as simple as finding love carry a film. But come on: This is something that people, both men and women, want in our lives. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) What I liked about Queen of Katwe is something mainstream American audiences rarely see: an inspiring family film that doesn't try to gloss up the protagonist's impoverished backstory. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
18% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Keeping Up with the Joneses is not a good movie-it's dumb, boring, and predictable-but it's stacked with an excellent cast, dozens of chuckles, and a handful of legitimately brilliant LOLs. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
12% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) If this is what us gals are supposed to salivate over on Valentine's Day, I remain disappointed in Hollywood's expectations of women. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
73% Gifted (2017) Despite the fact that [Chris] Evans, [Jenny] Slate, [Mckenna] Grace, and the one-eyed cat are all so charming and watchable that you almost forget how much math is on-screen, Gifted is the kind of movie most people will never hear about. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
50% The Promise (2017) We don't need a bright, fake romance to make us care about massacred civilians. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
36% Snatched (2017) It's a mother/daughter movie that you can take your mother to and not have to avoid eye contact after. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Am I obligated to mention that this action film is excellent on its own merits and not because of, or in spite of, a woman being the lead? How exhausting. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017