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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
2.5/5 50% Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) (2017) There is no escaping the silliness and derivative nature of this film, which could as easily be retitled Based on a Number of my Favourite Movies.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet 50 First Kisses (2017) The flimsiness of Fukuda's effort is leaving us in the troubling situation of desperately seeking Sandler.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2/5 18% Death Wish (2018) Willis once epitomised the ordinary Joe pushed to extraordinary lengths, but has become such a hardened action veteran that his casting here misses the point entirely.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Bolstered by intelligent writing and polished, energetic direction, The Insult makes for stimulating viewing.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
3/5 77% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) Kurosawa tackles some pretty big ideas about the human condition, again in his signature style of deliberate, understated precision.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet On Happiness Road (2017) [Sung's] film is both heart-warming and educational, and may well cause a few tears to be shed.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
3/5 66% The Wall (2017) It is no small feat to create an unbearable sense of tension and claustrophobia in an endless expanse of windswept desert. The Wall, however, does so brilliantly.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
3/5 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) As Grahame, Bening is boldly unglamorous, unravelling from insecurity and illness.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
1/5 0% Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018) Day of the Dead: Bloodline is dead on arrival, with no hope of reanimation.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Walking Past the Future (2017) Walking Past the Future moves at a glacial pace, and lacks any bold, stylistic flourishes.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Birds Without Names (2017) The film presents a boldly nihilistic world view without anyone to root for, yet it does so with impressive craft and commitment.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 50% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) While certainly not for all tastes, Mundruczó's provocative and hugely ambitious head-trip proves both ravishing and rewarding to those who yield to its powers.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 60% Outrage Coda (2017) Whatever his future holds, Outrage Coda reassures audiences that Kitano's cinema remains as delightfully scabrous and cold-blooded as ever.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 ... comes equipped with enough laugh-out-loud gags, wince-inducing kills and surprising cameos to delight diehard fans and casual viewers alike.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) A heart-warming examination of communication and movie magic.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Incident In a Ghost Land (Ghostland) (2018) Misogynistic, transphobic and persistently mean-spirited, Ghostland is an exhausting and unrewarding watch.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 71% The Mercy (2017) While The Mercy highlights the manipulative power of "alternative facts", Firth ensures we hold nothing but pity and compassion for this flawed, unhinged mariner.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) A charming, witty and wholly generic high school romcom, the film succeeds thanks to its smart script and sympathetic performances.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) Gonjiam is almost completely devoid of violence or gore, earning its chills from impressively creepy locations and convincing performances of a largely unknown cast.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
4/5 92% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda serves as a respectful and sincere portrait of this provocative yet tender artist, who remains as experimental and innovative as ever.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Muse (2017) Balaguero's efforts feel like a poor man's The Da Vinci Code.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4.5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) It is the remarkable performance from the little Prince that propels the film forward.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben (2017) Were it not based on a true story, My Blind Date with Life could be written off as wholly implausible.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Satan's Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) (2017) Satan's Slaves confirms Anwar as one of the region's best genre filmmakers.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Golden Slumber (2018) As a straight-up conspiracy thriller, Golden Slumber is best described as slickly and efficiently executed, rather than genuinely entertaining.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2/5 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Haynes' fastidious cinematic diorama of New York emerges as a tedious and self-indulgent folly.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
1/5 45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) To call The Hurricane Heist a disaster seems unfair to inclement weather. It just blows.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Neither a rousing military showcase nor a barbed commentary on the Middle East, 7 Days in Entebbe is both safe and unsatisfying.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 54% Detective Chinatown 2 (2018) Detective Chinatown 2 paints a wildly reductive picture of contemporary America, which it populates entirely with gun-toting gang bangers, Trump lookalikes and closeted bikers.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/5 48% Tomb Raider (2018) The action is edited to ribbons, and an over-reliance on CG augmentation starves the more ambitious set pieces of any sense of threat or physicality.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 86% Tramontane (2016) The barren yet tranquil countryside conceals the bloodshed that once ravaged it, but Boulghourjian is careful to omit politics or religion from his film as much as possible. ‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/5 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Any effort to compare scandals past and present fly by in this wastefully curtailed re-enactment of an impactful historical moment.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Despite a ludicrous accent and implausible central premise, Lawrence's star presence ensures Red Sparrow is never less than entertaining.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/5 88% 1987: When the Day Comes (2017) Slick and accomplished, 1987 is also single-minded and forthright in its intentions, propelled by an exasperated nation which demanded more of its public officials.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
5/5 84% The Square (2017) The Square is satire at its finest and a hilarious takedown of snobbery and elitism.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4/5 100% Salyut-7 (2017) Shipenko has created a claustrophobic and unrelentingly tense experience, further heightened by gorgeous cinematography, strong effects work, and a stirring score.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
2/5 13% 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 50% 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 63% 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 37% 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 32% 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