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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
2/5 31% Venom (2018) The action is solid, and the character well realised. So why doesn't Venom work as it should? It's all down to balance.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 69% Wildling (2018) As a late-night scary movie, Wildling has enough to hold the attention for 90 minutes and is entertaining for the most part.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/5 16% The Titan (2018) The Titan raises some interesting questions about the world we live in. However, with no depth or spectacle, it fails to provide any answers.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/4 72% Ready Player One (2018) There's a lot to like about Ready Player One and, at times, it shows glimmers of the kind of fantasy adventure that made the words "A Steven Spielberg Film" so sacred to movie fans in the 80s. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
5/5 93% Journey's End (2018) Brittle, angry and disillusioned, it's a stunning portrayal of what Stanhope's experience has done to him. It's a revelation from an actor who is clearly capable of a lot more than what we have seen of him.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/5 33% Home Again (2017) It's pretty fluffy stuff, however the good-natured tone makes it all easy to swallow, as you begin to care about this unconventional family. Key to this empathy is Witherspoon.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 70% Happy Death Day (2017) Although it's gleefully superficial, Happy Death Day never removes its tongue from its cheek, and is all the better for it.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 13% Geostorm (2017) Don't be fooled by the title, this is a trashy popcorn movie dressed up as a climate-change fable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 90% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) If you have the stomach, there's a revelatory performance from Vaughn beneath all the bloodshed. A master class in controlled rage, he's the beating heart of the story and the reason it is so affecting.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) More vindication than revelation, Bloodlight and Bami is a feature-length display of artistry and a reminder of why Jones has been so enduring a figure for so long.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 28% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) A hollow film that feels rushed and insincere, A Bad Moms Christmas is far from the festive satire it purports to be.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) What happens on screen may never outlive what happened off it, but for around two hours Scott's thrilling ride will make you forget the headlines.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 91% Human Flow (2017) Beautifully filmed testimonies that tear at your soul.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/5 87% The Post (2018) While sentimental at times, The Post has something to say about the world, and just happens to do it beautifully.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
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 40% 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 69% 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 42% 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 52% 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 86% American Made (2017) A forgettable flight of fantasy.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
2/5 52% 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 66% 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 37% 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 17% 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 17% 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 75% 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 23% 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 69% 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 82% 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 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 52% Almost Christmas (2016) Maybe not a Christmas cracker, but it's warming festive fun, nonetheless.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/5 100% 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 55% 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 70% 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