Jack Bottomley

Jack Bottomley
Jack Bottomley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 55% Come Play (2020) Come Play is well worth switching on, offering a story that has both a light-hopping creature using our technology-driven isolated times to stretch out its claws but also a fully charged heart beneath the phone screen. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
5/5 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) A satirical masterwork, which grafts the real life madness and shock of the world, with a narrative of warmth, depth and wit, creating a rib-tickling tour de force, that must be called one of the greatest comedy sequels ever made. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
1/5 13% Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! (2020) Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! often unfortunately reminds you, exactly why it is a film that you had no idea was even being made. Still, the animals are absolutely lovely! - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
9/10 71% Wrinkles the Clown (2019) A timely documentary about modern folklore, coulrophobia's origin, viral influence and the dark side of child psychology... - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
5/5 97% La Llorona (2020) La Llorona is a twist on the legendary tale and figure, one which haunts viewers not with blood, guts and jump scares but with the omnipotence of history and the pain of its many victims. Incredible. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
5/5 91% Relic (2020) Relic is a tormentingly emotional experience but come the gruesomely unexpected, unusual and shattering conclusion, you're left reeling by an ending that will stay with you long after and perhaps forever more. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 64% Animal Crackers (2017) Animal Crackers is not perfect but it's a good directorial debut for Sava that is ultimately fun and offers families a wacky afternoon's viewing, with an uplifting final note and, in these tough times, that's a good thing to strive for and achieve. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
4/5 76% The Rental (2020) Franco and Joe Swanberg's screenplay is a beautifully shot, Vacancy-like voyeurism thriller which drips into a tech-savvy slasher, and Franco's direction allows much of the drama to initially stem from real life tensions and friction among friends. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/5 69% Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) Great fun and infinitely superior to even some cinema-released shark flicks. Bonus points too, for co-starring a heroic shark called Sally! - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/5 69% Amulet (2020) Amulet is a bold and impressive directorial debut. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/10 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Artemis Fowl and its rollerball lottery of fantasy elements has some diverting moments for younger viewers but taken as an adaptation of its source material it's a disappointingly severed limb of Colfer's story. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
9/10 95% Sweetheart (2019) A beautifully shot and made aquatic monster horror that is short yet taut and achieves that ultimate accolade all films of this kind hope for, having a fantastic character facing an amazing monster. A future classic of its kind. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
8/10 47% Underwater (2020) Underwater is an enjoyably delivered, well made, moist monster melee that is perfectly equipped to offer a submerged cinematic wave of entertainment. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
2/10 No Score Yet The Gallows Act II (2019) You just cannot help but think that they thought it was a good idea at the time, started rolling and realised it was too late to rethink - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
8/10 52% The Lion King (2019) It may not a problem-free philosophy but it won't stop you from feeling the love tonight for this spectacle a quarter of a century on. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
9/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, like Mad Max Fury Road, is an innovative display of action but also a story filled with ambition. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
9/10 89% Missing Link (2019) Sometimes the most important adventure one can take, is finding someone to join you on your future ones and this funny, frolicking, crusade from Laika is a trip worth taking for all ages. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
8/10 93% Us (2019) This film well and truly sees Peele expand his reach in terms of ideas, scale and bizarreness and even if some aspects don't quite click, far more works than doesn't and the aspirations are nobly built on subtle detail and themes. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/10 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) Holmes & Watson is head-scratchingly unfunny. Filled to busting with talent and potential that, say in the hands of Aardman animation, might flourish as well as it should, but here it all falls disappointingly flat. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/10 8% Slender Man (2018) The sad fact is that Slender Man has lots of potential and the character is undeniably chilling but this film fails to muster anything as frightening as the true events that have surrounded the characters pop cultural impact since 2009. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
2/10 8% Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) Escape Plan knew what it was, Escape Plan 2 is the exact opposite and it makes you appreciate the first movie even more. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
10/10 96% Andre the Giant (2018) It is constantly moving, often fun, and at points incredibly humorous, as it tells the story of the man who was nicknamed "the eighth wonder of the world" and from this documentary, he was just that. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
9/10 69% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) This is a lively affair with treats for fans and a barrage of entertainment for all. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
8/10 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage is no doubt one of the most enjoyable movies ever based on a game but it's also a great big dollop of monstertertainment with a heart, morals, action scenes and well-designed creature roster as huge as its lead man's arms and charm. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
8/10 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ultimately Ready Player One is like being in a movie-themed pinball machine, as Spielberg delivers an optimistic human story with effects heavy nostalgic referential spectacle on top. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
8/10 56% The Commuter (2018) The Commuter is a '90s high concept action thriller that is well worth the fare and is another brilliant entry in the Neeson season collection! - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/10 30% Leatherface (2017) Leatherface bares little resemblance to what inspired it and while the intention to be different was certainly there, the story was not and fans will likely forget it as soon as the credits roll. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
9/10 97% Coco (2017) Coco is just a beautiful film that presents death as an adventure that is as big as life. We dare you not to cry, laugh or furiously tap that foot to "Un Poco Loco"! - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
8/10 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a surprisingly fun romp that wisely seeks its thrills a mostly different way than the original did. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
7/10 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) All in all, this is certainly not the lamentable, offensive, bag of crap some of the clever clog reviewing community is making it out to be, it's just too cluttered really but at least it has a go. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
8/10 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) The Limehouse Golem is an odd little Gothic Victorian murder mystery and a stirring cocktail of period chills, modern anxieties and gruesome cruelty. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
1/10 7% The Emoji Movie (2017) This is ... a horrible intention hidden (badly) behind a piece of entertainment, a corporate meeting translated into a film, only it isn't a film, it's an advert, a gathering of flies feasting on the wounded corpse of art and culture. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
10/10 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is a journey that must be seen in cinemas and a finale to one of the greatest contemporary trilogies in recent memory. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
8/10 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) From the fantastic opening to a climatic finale and returning characters (one temporarily written out in a slyly apt way) to new all singing all dancing creations (literally), Despicable Me 3 is a heck of a lot of family (and fan) pleasing fun. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/10 17% Baywatch (2017) Overall Baywatch has a committed, beautiful and charming cast but fails to give them a fun story to work with, instead we are left with something that is not offensively bad just intermittently daft. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
8/10 47% Rock Dog (2017) Who doesn't love seeing an underdog succeed, especially one this kind hearted and fun. A welcome surprise. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
7/10 16% The Mummy (2017) Not terribly terrible or terribly good, it is a terribly all over the place start to the Dark Universe but the ideas were there, they just needed coherently forming and not throwing together. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
10/10 93% Wonder Woman (2017) A[n] armoured shoe-in for the most pleasantly stunning feature of the summer (or year for that matter), Wonder Woman is everything you could have ever expected from a Wonder Woman movie. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
8/10 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Fast and Furious 8 is ridiculously large and largely ridiculous and it sure as hell knows it and it's to this series' credit that it continues to successfully exceed the boundaries of its own preposterous enjoyment. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
77% Split (2017) Split is a true return to form for Shyamalan, who delivers the kind of film here, we craved from him the last few years. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
8/10 72% Sing (2016) Sing is a thoroughly enjoyable animated movie that uses its concept to far greater effect than Illumination Entertainment's The Secret Life Of Pets did last year, as it zips along with giddy energy and crowd pleasing warmth throughout. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
9/10 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One sure pulls no punches and it is a gritty war picture that perfectly captures a galaxy ruled and impoverished by the tyranny of the cold and clinical Empire. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
8/10 95% Moana (2016) Moana is a gorgeous offering by Disney that uses the magnificence of our planet to tell a simple but effective girl meets demigod sea-set story. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
10/10 94% Arrival (2016) Works like this are why we love going to the movies. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
6/10 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) As clichéd as it often is, Never Look Back is a watchable sequel that ought to pass the time, if not linger strong in the memory. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
8/10 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Rest easy fans, Marvel have delivered... again. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
6/10 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) It's no Gone Girl but Blunt keeps this train on the tracks. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
7/10 66% Storks (2016) A surprisingly enjoyable and inoffensive offering that ought to fit the family-viewing bill. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
10/10 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Practically faultless and utterly magical, you owe it to your heart and soul to witness what just might be the greatest film released this year. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be amazed, a masterpiece. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/10 25% Ben-Hur (2016) This is an unevenly assembled would-be epic that does not really do enough to justify a new take on this story. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016