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James Marsh

James Marsh
James Marsh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International, South China Morning Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% A Taxi Driver (2017) Song's brilliantly layered performance embodies the emotions of an entire nation, and is almost certain to garner the actor serious awards attention.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Wright has affectionately lampooned the horror and action genres in the past, but Baby Driver proves he is now a legitimate action director in his own right.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Survival Family (Sabaibaru famirî) (2017) A scathing satire on the modern family, Survival Family also speculates humorously about our technological dependency and inability to fend for ourselves in the outside world.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) The film is frequently scary (especially for coulrophobics) and always absorbing, with a measured yet affectionate nostalgia for the period.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
1/5 0% Overdrive (2017) Diehard gear-heads may be appeased by the sight of beautifully restored Bugattis and Alfa Romeos, but those looking for genuine thrills should steer well clear of this under-cranked lemon.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Traces of Sin (2016) Kei Ishikawa's enthralling adaptation of Tokuro Nukui's notoriously complex novel is by turns a grisly whodunit and scathing takedown of the respectable middle-classes.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Midnight Runners (Cheong-nyeon-gyeong-chal) (2017) Kim transitions effortlessly between moments of slapstick comedy, bone-crunching action and genuinely upsetting drama with the sure hand of a seasoned veteran.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
2.5/5 60% Tokyo Ghoul (Tôkyô gûru) (2017) It is a pity that the director's vision often feels at odds with the film's more commercial obligations.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Gintama (2017) While this chaotic mash-up of sci-fi and period drama aesthetics triggers a relentless sugar rush of visual stimuli, Gintama proves an exhausting and alienating experience for the uninitiated.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Øvredal builds on a pair of strong performances to craft an unnerving chiller with a genuine sense of mystery.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
1/5 10% I.T. (2016) I.T. is a film to turn off - and never turn back on again.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet My Uncle (Boku No Ojisan) (2016) My Uncle is a typically heart-warming affair, anchored by strong performances from Ryuhei Matsuda and young Riku Ohnishi.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
2.5/5 50% The Battleship Island (2017) It's a pity that Ryoo insists on prioritising violence, melodrama and shameless jingoism to the point of exploitation, wringing this real-life tragedy for every tear - and dollar - he can.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
2.5/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Rather than exude a stylish swagger, the film reeks of a smug self-satisfaction that undermines Theron's considerable efforts and the genuinely impressive moments of orchestrated carnage.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) Mon Mon Mon Monsters offers plenty to delight horror fans, with a dazzling visual style, a number of standout set pieces and compelling performances from a mostly young cast.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
1.5/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Despicable Me 3 marks the low point of a series now in desperate need of new ideas.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/5 83% Una (2017) Una broaches the volatile subjects of paedophilia and the reintegration of sex offenders in compelling fashion, thanks to excellent performances from Mara and Mendelsohn.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/5 83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) After making waves with 2012's Confession of Murder, Jung Byung-gil's follow-up delivers some of the most kinetic action sequences ever witnessed in a South Korean film.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/5 13% A Family Man (2017) Gerard Butler is given a rare opportunity to show some dramatic range, but despite his best efforts, A Family Man remains a cliched and painfully by-the-numbers offering.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Let's Go JETS! (Chiadan: Joshi kousei ga chiadansu de zenbei seihashichatta honto no hanashi) (2017) Let's Go, Jets! tells its wholly predictable tale of teamwork and acceptance with dedication and undeniable charm, earning laughs - and even a few tears - along the way.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Who Killed Cock Robin (2017) Emulating such classic thrillers as Blow-Up and The Conversation, Who Killed Cock Robin soon becomes entangled in a web of contrived mysteries and implausible coincidences.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017) The film's stilted dialogue, relentless exposition and 'uncanny valley' animated performances prove far more unsettling than the virus-infected ghouls lurking in the shadows.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1/5 16% The Mummy (2017) Cruise runs and shouts his way through set pieces, while others mumble mythological explanations, and Ahmanet simply stands around showing off her hieroglyph tattoos.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3.5/5 84% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) Afterimage exudes an energy and clarity that elevate it above its familiar cold war setting, to serve as a worthy statement from a true master of the cinematic arts.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Beyond the sun burn and baby oil, the film's similarities with its source material can barely squeeze into its little red trunks.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A Man Called Ove is Sweden's answer to Frank Capra's Yuletide classic It's a Wonderful Life.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/5 83% Denial (2016) As Irving, Timothy Spall is wonderfully loathsome. What brings an emotional complexity to the story, however, is Rachel Weisz's bold characterisation of the unsympathetic Lipstadt.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
4/5 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) A riveting web of intrigue and suspense to rival any cold war thriller.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
2/5 60% Fabricated City (2017) For all its potential, Fabricated City remains a patchwork of half-realised, undercooked ideas crowbarred into a generic formula.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
4/5 94% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2017) A Silent Voice resonates as an authentic depiction of adolescent vulnerability and the uniquely cataclysmic perils of teenage life.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet THE GREAT DAY (Le Grand Jour) (2015) This spiritual sequel to Plisson's award-winning documentary On the Way to School proves to be a contrived, manipulative and wholly insincere exercise.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
2/5 20% The Wasted Times (Luomandike Xiaowang Shi) (2016) While The Wasted Times is not quite the ordeal its title may suggest, it nevertheless makes for convoluted, impenetrable viewing.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Anti-Porno (Anti-Porn) (2016) Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono takes encouraging strides towards a more feminist outlook in Antiporno, his entry in film company Nikkatsu's ongoing roman porno reboot project.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 100% Duckweed (2017) A sweet-natured tale of regret that yearns for simpler times in a country struggling to keep up with its own evolution.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3.5/5 84% Silence (2017) Silence is a sombre, introspective meditation on faith and resilience that often makes for demanding viewing.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/5 93% Logan (2017) Discarding the spandex and playful camaraderie of the X-Men for a grizzled, dustball future where mutants are all but extinct, it is also the series' most nihilistic chapter.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
3.5/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) The Girl with All the Gifts resists the temptation to become a young adult reimagining of 28 Days Later, instead emerging as an effectively atmospheric and often grisly horror film.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
2/5 67% Asura: The City of Madness (2016) A relentless 136-minute tirade of shouting, slapping, shooting and stabbing.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
1/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) The space between us and this excruciating nonsense isn't nearly far enough.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet News From Planet Mars (Des Nouvelles De La Planète Mars) (2016) While never allowing events to spiral into full-blown farce, the French comedy News from Planet Mars constantly tests the limits of its somewhat absurd reality, to mostly winning effect.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Rather than drawing from established classics to develop new ideas, A Cure for Wellness frustrates by offering little more than slightly quivering lip service.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Cook Up a Storm (2017) The culinary strengths of East and West go head-to-head in Raymond Yip's cheerfully frivolous new comedy.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
1.5/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) For anyone who has ever felt the touch of another, the series remains dull, cold and almost endearingly frigid.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2.5/5 34% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Loyal fans should find the conclusion of the Resident Evil series satisfactory, but audiences yet to be won over won't find anything new to sway them now.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2/5 43% Enter The Warriors Gate (Warrior's Gate) (2017) Director Matthias Hoene's The Warrior's Gate plays like a relic from a bygone era, when broad Asian stereotypes were commonplace and went largely unchecked.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
4/5 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Land of Mine carefully sidesteps the clunky pun of its title to tell a powerful, moving story of young men sacrifiiced to war and its equally violent aftermath.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
2.5/5 71% Master (ma-seu-teo) (2017) A high-octane action thriller [set in] the corrupt world of finance and big business. But beyond the glamour, action and exotic locations, it's a shallow, superficial endeavour.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
2.5/5 37% Railroad Tigers (2017) [Jackie] Chan's familiar blend of action comedy is undercut by a persistent line in wince-inducing pro-China rhetoric.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 88% A Monster Calls (2017) Solid performances, impressive effects work and the bruisingly heart-wrenching story at the film's centre ensure A Monster Calls will have viewers in pieces.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall, while big, brash, and achieving cross-cultural understanding on only the most basic level, shows the director's flair for visual grandeur.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016