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James Croot

James Croot
James Croot's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Stuff.co.nz, Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 58% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) An entertaining slice of Disney Channel-esque subversive comedy that will appeal to both tweens and adults.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2.5/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Despite the depressingly episodic nature, predictable plotting and clunky dialogue, there are some bright spots to behold.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Filled with dramatic tension, complex characters, rich, memorable dialogue and uncomfortable reflections of the plight of many modern day Americans, David Mackenzie's contemporary western is a compelling watch from go to whoa.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4.5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Perfect school holiday entertainment for the whole family.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4.5/5 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Elegant, intelligent, evocative and emotion-inducing cinema.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Miss Peregrine is a breathless, rollercoaster ride of an action adventure that makes full use of today's special effects wizardry and the costuming genius of Colleen Atwood.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
2/5 25% Suicide Squad (2016) An over-caffeinated, underwhelming succession of skirmishes and squabbles with plot borrowed from X-Men: Apocalypse and lessons not learned from Batman and Robin.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3.5/5 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Despite boasting plenty of cast and crew from the most recent Bond films, this feels more like a throwback to the Hitchcock tales of the 1950s and 60s.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 100% Sour Grapes (2016) A fascinating, if not whole satisfying forensic examination of a seemingly unbelievable fraud.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 100% Embrace (2016) For many, she won't be saying or offering up anything new, but what Brumfitt is doing, without the gimmickry of say That Sugar Film or Super Size Me, is highlighting how global the problem of body shaming and self-loathing has become. ‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) An oddly joyous celebration of the power of friendship and the importance of being open to human connection.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) Bad Moms' joie de vivre founders on a predictable plot that somehow contrives to become a hybrid of virtually every female-orientated comedy produced in the past year.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Matthew McConaughey is at his charismatic and compelling best‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 97% Theeb (2015) A beautifully crafted coming-of-age drama that also doubles as a 'Bedouin Western'.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) The dark-tinged, dreamlike Kubo is a welcome antidote to the usual brash and sometimes brusque traditional Hollywood animated fare.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) So good together in 2010's action-spoof The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell's second comedic marriage never truly gels.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/5 27% Jobs (2013) Forget by the numbers, this biopic is practically binary in its formulaic creation.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) Aniston provides the showstopping highlight as she homages Flashdance in an Aerosmith-scored sexy strip "clearly essential to the plot" of this edgier, adult version of RV.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) Even those who think Adamantium is a fan of 1980s New Romanticism will be swept along by the thrills, spills and meaty drama on offer.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) A reminder of Bullock's comedic talents and one of the best female comedic pairings since Tina Fey met Amy Poehler.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2013
3/5 64% Epic (2013) Boasts plenty of thrills, good humour and an empowering, tall and angular female protagonist - even if things sometimes feel a little rushed and aren't always in balance.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2013
2/5 11% After Earth (2013) It makes Oblivion look like 2001 in comparison.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2013
4/5 85% Kon Tiki (2013) This is not simply a faithful recreation or hagiographic biopic, but rather widens the focus to include the toll Heyerdahl's obsession.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 16, 2013
3/5 17% Gambit (2016) The right level of farce, tasteful nudity and general shenanigans for the film to not outstay its welcome, while admittedly not lingering long in the memory.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 95% War Witch (2013) This year's City of God.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 9, 2013
3/5 68% Haute Cuisine (2013) Feels slightly over-egged is with the script's repeated mantra of the importance of farm fresh ingredients.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
1/5 8% The Host (2013) Come back Bella and Edward - all is forgiven.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2013
3/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) Liberal laughs are guaranteed but memorable it ain't.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 64% Great Expectations (2013) Hits all the themes, twists and turns without ever really providing anything memorable.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2013
3/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Great and powerful? More like merely good and enjoyable.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2013
4/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) Another excellent, less-than-flattering biopic of a Hollywood icon.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2013
4/5 71% Barrymore (2012) As an acting masterclass, it's educational and entertaining.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
4/5 51% Where Do We Go Now? (2012) Drugs, exotic dancers, dodgy deities. This certainly isn't your usual po-faced, worthy Middle Eastern tale.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/5 67% Ted (2012) Surprisingly sentimental, superior stoner comedy.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2012
1/5 20% The Lucky One (2012) The lucky ones will be those who give this a wide berth.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2012
4/5 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) Pirates' attention to detail and determination to give the audience a rollicking good time is worthy of acclaim.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2012
2/5 53% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) There's just something missing in translation from that most powerful book.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2012
4/5 90% Attack the Block (2011) Fish Tank meets Skyline in this hilarious and arresting British sci-fi comedy.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2012
2/5 70% The Hunter (2012) Dafoe is at his inscrutable best, giving his gun-for-hire a sense of character via obsessions with opera and baths.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2012
3/5 46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) Veering from Amelie-esque whimsy to The Hours-like maudlin.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
2/5 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Those expecting something more cerebral will be deeply disappointed.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2012
1/5 7% New Year's Eve (2011) A joyless, overstuffed confection that seems designed more to maximise product placement.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2011
4/5 83% Gianni e le donne (The Salt of Life) (2012) Swingers for sexagenarians, Salt is perfect for older audiences who like a little spice in their cinematic offerings.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2011
3/5 98% Project Nim (2011) Writer-director James Marsh mines yet another long-forgotten slice of '70s madness.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2011
4/5 92% Arthur Christmas (2011) A thoroughly entertaining movie that deserves to sleigh audiences both young and old this Yuletide.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2011
2/5 36% One Day (2011) ...you can't help feeling this dreary tale could have done with a bit of fancy editing or narrative reconstruction.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2011
1/5 23% What's Your Number? (2011) A prime example of romantic-comedy by the numbers.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2011
4/5 100% Upside Down: The Creation Records Story (2010) Debutant director O'Connor's lively documentary goes some way to capturing the eclectic and eccentric nature of the label's management and recording artists.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2011
2/5 25% The Change-Up (2011) Even the most ardent 'adult' comedy fans will emerge feeling slightly dirty and more than just vaguely disappointed.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2011
4/5 83% Potiche (2011) ...rose-tinted, sun-dappled flashbacks and clever use of split-screens and slow-zoom dramatic reveals add to the fromage and homage factor to '70s TV.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2011