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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
2/5 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Fifty Shades Freed offers attractive leads in various states of undress, against picturesque locations, but precious little else to entertain or arouse us.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
2/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) Narratively uninspired and visually flat - no mean feat considering the beautiful mountain locations.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
4/5 100% The Outlaws (2017) A gritty police procedural that blends bloody gangland savagery with wicked gallows humour to thrilling effect.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
2.5/5 40% Jailbreak (2017) Whenever the dust is allowed to settle, Jailbreak's cracks and seams quickly become visible, but it does show undeniable promise for Cambodian action cinema.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 71% The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo) (2017) The assured, at times bombastic direction, as well as the passionate performances, help distract from the more implausible aspects of the plot.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) [This] montage of America's explosive history of racial intolerance makes for compelling, if at times uncomfortable viewing.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Namiya (2018) The enigmatic poetry of the [Japanese] original has been lost in this clumsy reworking.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
1/5 0% The Crucifixion (2017) Gens repeatedly commits the ultimate horror-film crime, supplanting genuine fear and dread with cheap and loud jump scares.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet I Can Speak (Ai Kaen Seupikeu) (2017) Na gives a wonderful performance, revelling in the opportunity to play such a despised yet complicated individual.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A story of desperation and revenge as darkly funny as it is tragically bleak, Three Billboards expertly undermines expectations, pushing characters far beyond their traditional archetypes.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
2/5 38% Kidnap (2017) Unfortunately, the creative team behind Kidnap appear more interested in staging traffic pile-ups than giving their Oscar-winning lead something substantial to chase after.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist is a comedy that is frequently laugh-out-loud funny. But it is also sympathetic towards Wiseau's insatiable desire to create, to find fame.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
3/5 50% Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) Inevitably, Along with the Gods is engulfed by melodrama towards the end, but along the way there is fun to be had.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
2.5/5 33% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The computer-generated demons ... prove no match for the tangible reality of an abusive father with a murderous temper.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Ajin: Demi-Human (Ajin) (2017) Dramatic tension can swiftly be undermined when you're watching invincible characters battle it out. In Motohiro's less accomplished hands, Ajin: Demi-Human just feels repetitive and unfocused.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
0.5/5 29% Bleeding Steel (2017) The quality of Chan's recent films has varied wildly, and with this one he hits a new low in terms of the nonsensical garbage he is willing to put his name to.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Old Beast (2017) Zhou's screenplay perfectly captures the frustrations of the new generation, but fails to make them any more sympathetic than their transparently detestable father.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) As singalong hagiographies go, Oasis: Supersonic is rock solid.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2.5/5 84% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Sadly, this film struggles to escape the long shadow of Ghibli's past achievements, not least Kiki's Delivery Service - also about a young witch in training - as well as that of Harry Potter.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (Yozora wa itsudemo saikô mitsudo no aoiro da) (2017) An adolescent love story tangled in angst and raw emotion.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2.5/5 9% Tulip Fever (2017) The film is populated with so many ancillary characters, which are far more engaging than the central lovers, that their antics too often distract from the central plot.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/5 66% Breathe (2017) While at times heavy-handed, Serkis' first swing at directing is efficient and effective.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3.5/5 55% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) Hazanavicius beautifully recaptures the anarchic energy of Godard's iconic early works.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
4.5/5 88% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017) Koreeda's deliberate pacing proves both challenging and meticulous, but patient and committed audiences will be richly rewarded.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
1/5 85% Wonder (2017) Wonder's rose-tinted version of the world ... ultimately paints a naive world view in danger of doing more harm than good to anyone who suffers the misfortune of watching it.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
2.5/5 55% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) While Ayame Misaki and Masatoshi Nagase deliver sympathetic performances, they can't compete with Kawase's overbearing sense of self-importance.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4.5/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) The best superhero origin story yet to be put on film.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2/5 34% Jigsaw (2017) The Spierigs give us gore aplenty, but nothing that can compare to a pit of hypodermic needles or the unflinching brutality of hacking off one's own foot.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
3.5/5 87% Wind River (2017) Sheridan succeeds in delivering both an expose on the struggles of contemporary reservation life and a tautly executed procedural set against an epic backdrop of hostile beauty.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
1.5/5 0% Sky Hunter (2017) While it mixes red-blooded jingoism with romance and playful camaraderie in the hope of recapturing Wolf Warrior 2's recent success, the film struggles to take flight.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (2017) Some of the film's emotional effectiveness is lost in a tangle of timelines, but those familiar with the source material may find their way to the film's admittedly super-sized heart.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
1.5/5 0% Renegades (2017) Save for some impressive underwater photography and a scene-stealing cameo from J.K. Simmons, Renegades proves less enjoyable than a week at boot camp.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/5 80% Colossal (2017) Colossal presents a wildly original concept that tethers absurd science fiction to very real social problems, all within the guise of an offbeat romantic comedy.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 92% Good Time (2017) Often challenging and uncomfortable to watch, the ironically titled Good Time is a feverish head trip that seizes you by the throat and refuses to let go.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
4/5 95% 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 17% 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 83% 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 (2018) 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 86% 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 55% 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 77% 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 83% 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 60% 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