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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
2.5/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) By the end you'll be cheering for the surprisingly under-utilised sharks and marvel even more at just how good The Shallows really was in comparison.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 68% The Journey (2017) A very entertaining, enjoyable and engrossing journey.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/5 80% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) Diverting, but not essential viewing.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/5 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) While some of set-pieces feel awfully familiar, there's enough memorable moments to keep audiences and in particular primary-aged kids entertained and enthralled.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 96% The Love Witch (2016) Anna Biller's bravura slice of burlesque cinema is at once deliciously innovative and delectably old school.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
5/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Read all the allegories and allusions you want into it, at its heart though War is innovative, intelligent and indelible cinema.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
2/5 18% The House (2017) It's not without its charms... But, in the end, there's not enough bring-the-house-down moments to warrant gambling 90 minutes of your time by seeing this.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 23% The Time of Their Lives (2017) A tale of revelations, rejections and recriminations, Time of their Lives is packed to the gunwales with EastEnders-esque narrative "twists" and now predictable cinematic "senior moments".‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Throw in an impressive, imposing Cornish setting, sumptuous costuming and Rael Jones' atmospheric score and the result is a dark thriller that will haunt you for days.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4.5/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) I think the genius of these scripts has always been that while they look like candy-coloured explosions of inventiveness and cartoon villainy, they are actually founded on a rock solid core of emotional truth.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) While it might be a little too serious for some youngsters, there's plenty of action and adventure to keep them entertained.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 91% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) They all paint a portrait of a young man who aimed to live every moment to the fullest, but who didn't always have confidence in his own abilities.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2.5/5 15% The Mummy (2017) While it is a nice twist to make The Mummy a princess, Sofia Boutella's bringer of destruction feels like a sideshow in her own story.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 71% This Beautiful Fantastic (2017) Finlay reminds one of a young Winona Ryder as she winsomely juggles learning to garden with letting her guard down, while the always watchable Andrew Scott once again proves to be a scene-stealer with his kindly cook.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/5 92% Hotel Coolgardie (2016) A cross between Kiwi rugby documentary The Ground We Won and an Aussie outback horror film, Hotel Coolgardie is a compelling yet chilling watch.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) This overlong, overwrought and once-over-lightly dramatisation of the life and death of US rapper Tupac Shakur feels like something cut-and-pasted from biopic-making 101.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 21% The Shack (2017) Despite the coolest deity casting since Dogma's Alanis Morrisette, this faith-based fantasy won't win over many non-believers or cinematic admirers.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/5 81% Adult Life Skills (2016) Surrounded by a solid supporting cast and making the most of a few memorable lines, Whittaker's skills help lift what would otherwise be just a solid, unspectacular drama.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/5 82% Handsome Devil (2017) A charming and charismatic coming-of-age story that's part Dead Poets Society, part Sing Street.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2.5/5 17% Absolutely Anything (2017) [It] should have been a lot for fun, [but] sadly it's almost "absolutely anything" but.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
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 10% 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 97% 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 63% 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 84% 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