James Dyer Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

James Dyer

James Dyer
James Dyer'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
3/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Often confusing and far too po-faced, Kurzel's stabby period piece is redeemed by its sumptuous vistas and top-notch fight work.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/5 31% Passengers (2016) This is a touching, heartfelt tale of loss and love for the Gravity generation.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The ultimate Star Wars fan film, it's short on whimsy but when it gets going there's enough risk-taking and spectacle to bode well for future standalones.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) A bizarre and beautiful detour on the Marvel journey, which culminates in a mind-bending, expectation-inverting final act.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
3/5 41% 100 Streets (2017) None of the tales have meat enough to satisfy alone. Together, though, they form a varied backdrop to showcase some respectable character work.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Instead of bringing much-needed clarity, Allegiant piles on yet more bamboozling mythology to flummox and confound.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Diesel is comfortably watchable as the unstoppable immortal (when not chewing on hand-me-down Wookiee chin fuzz) but even his rumbling charms can't save this, nor justify its sequel-bait sign off.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 33% Entourage (2015) Neither a Medellin-style disaster nor an Aquaman-sized hit, this pays decent fan service but an Ari-centric spinoff might have been the smarter move.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) Slightly overlong and glosses over certain aspects but a profound examination of a tortured artist.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2015
4/5 79% Furious 7 (2015) A group more bulletproof than The Avengers, causing more mayhem than General Zod. Think Universal doesn't have a superhero franchise? Think again.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2015
3/5 17% The Gunman (2015) For a film with such a thinly worked conspiracy, The Gunman is inexplicably hard to follow, relying on lack of clarity to disguise by-the-numbers plotting. Still, if you're in the market for some well-wrought mayhem, you could certainly do a lot worse.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2015
3/5 34% Blackhat (2015) A competent procedural rather than the ground-breaking cybersaga we'd hoped for. But as with Miami Vice, Mann's boundless style does a remarkable job of disguising the lack of substance.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) A fitting conclusion to Jackson's prequel trilogy and a triumphant adieu to Middle-earth.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2014
5/5 71% Interstellar (2014) Brainy, barmy and beautiful to behold, this is Stephen Hawking's Star Trek: a mind-bending opera of space and time with a soul wrapped up in all the science. ‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2014
2/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) Less a three-lane pile-up than a minor traffic violation in a residential area. Three points for Waugh, then, and a 60 fine.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/5 79% Veronica Mars (2014) A big-screen outing for the small screen Nancy Drew-alike that puts the 'fun' into 'crowdfunding'.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) A severe portrait of fortitude under extreme pressure, somewhat marred by blinkered politics.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2014
3/5 45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) It's a pacey, enjoyable yarn for the most part, but the franchise's key strength is its characters and the relationships, tired by part two, are seriously running out of steam.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2009
2/5 6% Babylon A.D. (2008) Brawny but brainless techno-twaddle.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2008
3/5 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) An enjoyable escapade and a great introduction to the forthcoming series -- just not the seventh Star Wars film fans were hoping for.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2008
4/5 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) An engrossing story that plucks at the heartstrings just as hard as it pummels the fire buttons.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2008
1/5 23% Awake (2007) Less painful than having your chest cut open, but a disagreeable experience just the same.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2008
4/5 51% 30 Days of Night (2007) This slick and sticky horror is the most accomplished treatment of vampire lore since Near Dark.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 85% Le Serpent (The Snake) (2006) An appropriately serpentine plot makes for an engaging thriller. It's a shame then that the final showdown is so daft.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
5/5 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) The payoff Bourne fans have been waiting for.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2007
2/5 16% The Return (2006) A large step backwards for a promising director and far from the return we'd been hoping for.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2007
3/5 75% Zathura (2005) Charming children's adventure with some superb performances from the young cast.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
1/5 9% Stay Alive (2006) A cool idea rapidly falls apart. A completely missed opportunity.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2006
1/5 9% Ultraviolet (2006) Unengaging, uninspired and unwatchable. A criminal waste of time and talent.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
4/5 86% Slither (2006) Undeniably funny and gooey to boot, Slither may not be groundbreaking but it is a rarity: a horror-comedy that does both its genre-parents proud.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
3/5 30% Silent Hill (2006) It's this unwavering fidelity to the source material that is also the film's biggest problem.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2006
1/5 16% Underworld: Evolution (2006) Evolution's action sequences are as horribly bungled as its plot, resulting in a string of repetitive confrontations that feel toothless even by the last movie's standards.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2006