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James Luxford

James Luxford
James Luxford's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times, The National (UAE)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Nothing in the story really takes precedence over the action, but this is about the ride, which for the most part is enjoyable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Brainless, broad, and a little bit crude, Baywatch nevertheless succeeds by putting its tongue firmly in its cheek and charming its way through.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2/5 8% The Last Face (2017) This drama seems more like a statement than a story.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 83% Lost In London Live (2017) The on-the-hoof pace ... glosses over certain weaknesses in the story and production values that are forgivable in the context of shooting in real time.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 21% Sleepless (2017) Unlikeable characters make bizarre decisions, often motivated by reasons that aren't exactly clear.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 66% The Journey (2017) At times, the prolonged bickering can wear a bit thin, but strong, ebullient performances mean The Journey is definitely worth taking.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 10% I.T. (2016) Intriguing in parts, but mostly daft and sombre, I.T. is a very average thriller that fizzles out long before the predictable final act.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 98% The Fits (2016) Holmer finds beauty in the little details, from complex dance moves to a simple stare.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 84% The Founder (2017) You may never look at your local fast-food joint the same way again.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) An action film that shows the genre at its gruesome, graceful best.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) A galactic level of schmaltz is poured into this fish-out-of-water story, spelling out how we're meant to feel in a way that becomes irritating long before the predictable ending. Touching at times, but ultimately a bit vapid.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) These types of films are genetically engineered for sequels, but it's hard to think of anyone who would want to see more of this tosh.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 100% The Pass (2016) Thoughtfully written and terrifically acted, The Pass is an insightful and brutally honest look at the price of "making it".‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The film is superbly directed, with dim lighting and dark tones illustrating the drudgery of the characters' everyday lives.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) While it is definitely geared more towards the social media generation, anyone with bittersweet memories of school life will laugh and wince in equal measure.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 49% Almost Christmas (2016) Maybe not a Christmas cracker, but it's warming festive fun, nonetheless.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013) If you can forgive the narrative scenes, there is plenty here for fans of old fashioned, one-man-army action movies.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/5 50% Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2017) This low-budget spoof will appeal to devotees of the zombie genre, but ultimately it's too amateurish to stand out from the staggering crowd.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 99% Under The Shadow (2016) A real treat for those who love horror with a brain, this proves there's a lot more to say in such an often overcrowded genre.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 67% The Killing$ of Tony Blair (2016) The case against Tony Blair is valid, it's just a shame it was made with so much vitriol.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Of Hart's many action comedies, Central Intelligence is one of the more enjoyable thanks to this entertaining collaboration and a heartfelt anti-bullying message.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) While not introducing anything new, Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie takes advantage of the bigger scope in order to create the film fans have been waiting for.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
1/5 15% Gods Of Egypt (2016) An Egyptian tale with no Egyptian actors or accents, this is a textbook big-budget turkey full of pointless noise and extravagance.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) In the end, this unbearably sentimental film offers a rare chance to see several romantic comedy queens share the screen, but very little else.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/5 28% Warcraft (2016) It's not often that a film suffers from taking too little time to tell its story, but two hours just doesn't seem enough to establish the vastness of Jones's vision and still deliver something with an emotional impact.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 67% Kill Command (2016) This low-budget robot war has a lot more going for it than many bloated Hollywood studio equivalents.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
1/5 0% Cabin Fever (2016) A spectacular misfire, even in the less-than-glorious history of horror remakes.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 44% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) While it's maybe more fun for spring chickens, The Angry Birds Movie does a lot with a flimsy premise.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 86% The Peanuts Movie (2015) Sure, it's less contemplative and less melancholy than the old strips, but there's more than enough nostalgia here to keep Peanuts nuts happy as well as younger viewers.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) This is one of those rare moments when a remake can be called a complete success.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 27% The Boy (2016) While perfectly serviceable as an hour-and-a-half of shocks and scares, there's substance missing to The Boy that prevents it from truly coming to life.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
1/5 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) The laziest visual gags are accompanied by a cavalcade of insensitive, vulgar jokes that never work no matter how many silly faces are pulled.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) While the amped-up visuals and new cast members are fun (Jeff Daniels is a particular highlight), ultimately this is a confusing addition to a muddled saga.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 86% Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) (2015) Tugging at the heartstrings from the first scene, this adorable family adventure mirrors its canine hero - overcoming any flaws by being utterly charming.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/5 9% Point Break (2015) Whereas the original was filled with humour and gung-ho machismo, this Fast and Furious-style update is a joyless experience.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Could have been a mess of crass gags if not for the chemistry of the cast, particularly the two leads who have a rapport that wins you back even when the jokes inevitably stray over the line.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) All but the most devoted Kevin Hart fans will feel slightly cheated by a lazy film from returning director Tim Story who seems happy to deliver another in a lengthy list of disappointing buddy cop sequels.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 65% The Night Before (2015) The Night Before stops short of being a holiday classic, but like its three charismatic stars you'll enjoy the ride while it lasts.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/5 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) Much like the murmuring creature of Shelley's novels, Victor Frankenstein is a lot of ideas sewn together, that emerges without ever really knowing what it is.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) While the storytelling is strong, the animation has to be seen to be believed.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2015
2/5 28% Fathers And Daughters (2016) Both leads give committed performances, but soon drown in overdramatic subplots and platitudes about love.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 43% A Christmas Star (2015) Good humour and a sincere message cut through the treacle to make an infectiously festive family movie, which wears its tinsel-covered heart on its sleeve.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 86% SuperBob (2015) A light but effective comedy that offers something new in a genre where almost everything has been explored.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) It may lack any real reason to be made, but this sequel has enough about it to raise a few laughs and make the return worthwhile, if not memorable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 43% American Ultra (2015) A fast, amiable comedy that never outstays its welcome, and will be great fun for fans of films such as 2008's Pineapple Express.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) A shallow cavalcade of action scenes that will probably leave you as cold as 47's expressionless gaze.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 26% Vacation (2015) A drab, juvenile misfire.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 18% Absolutely Anything (2017) Animated segments should offer some nostalgic interest to Python fans, but it's scant reward for a wish-fulfilment comedy that doesn't fulfil anyone's wishes.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
2/5 19% Self/less (2015) A film that, while watchable, makes little use of its stars or premise.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 29% Everly (2015) Lynch revels in showing woundings and torture, to the point where even the most hardened action fans may find themselves wincing.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015