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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): Little White Lies, Metro (UK), Radio Times, The National (UAE)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Too many times, a franchise has almost been taken by surprise at its success and produced a follow-up that is rushed and soulless. This film happily avoids that trap, but also might be one of the best movies of the year.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) The film belongs to [Ryan] Gosling. He evokes the classic detective heroes of cinema, hiding his need for connection just beneath a hard surface.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/5 38% Brimstone (2017) There are many positive points to Brimstone, a brutal Western with a point to make about female subjugation. Unfortunately, that point gets lost due to an unnecessarily long running time... ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 68% mother! (2017) It's a film maker seeing how far he can push you, not realising that the line was passed about half an hour in. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 43% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) If you're looking for innovation you've come to the wrong arena. What Last of the Enforcers is about is taking likeable characters and creating an enjoyable excuse to spend more time with them.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 50% England Is Mine (2017) Given the man himself is so interesting, it's frustrating that his portrayal is so bland.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) As a film... The Dark Tower is a messy affair that lets fans, newcomers, and its own star down.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 99% God's Own Country (2017) Combine that with superb direction, and it will be a must see for Art-House fans who need an intelligent antidote to Hollywood's drab summer offerings.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 87% American Made (2017) A forgettable flight of fantasy.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
2/5 50% England Is Mine (2017) While it's passably interesting, England Is Mine leaves the impression that a true Morrissey biopic would have to have some input from the man himself.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 67% The Wall (2017) The thin story isn't quite enough to stretch over an hour and a half, but The Wall has enough to make the majority of the experience nail-biting.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2/5 38% The Last Word (2017) The Last Word certainly has good intentions, but can't prevent its spiky lead character going too far with her acid tongue, or her unrealistic plans.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
3/5 60% Alone in Berlin (2017) Be sure to have a hanky to hand for a tale that tugs at the heartstrings in its own understated way.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) More a list of bullet points than a life story, All Eyez on Me has its moments but fails to do its subject justice.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
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 5% The Last Face (2017) This drama seems more like a statement than a story.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 71% 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 22% 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 68% 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 83% 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 90% 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 16% 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 45% 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 93% 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 51% 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 70% 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 6% 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 87% 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 28% 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 13% 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 10% 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