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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
1.5/5 69% 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 90% Una (2016) 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 80% The Villainess (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 20% 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 15% 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 19% 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 77% 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) (2016) 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 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 85% 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 35% 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 88% 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 36% 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 87% 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
0.5/5 No Score Yet Fallen (2016) In its strongest moments, the film plays like ill-conceived fan fiction, but for the most part is wafer-thin, nonsensical and laborious to watch.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet If Cats Disappeared from the World (Sekai kara neko ga kietanara) (2016) It is well crafted, ably performed and even strikes the occasional chord of emotional resonance, but my inner science-fiction nerd was unable to let go of its illogical central conceit.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Anthem of the Heart (Kokoro ga sakebitagatterunda) (2015) There are hidden references sure to delight Anohana fans along the way, but otherwise this is a run-of-the-mill anime romance, hobbled by an unnecessarily contrived denouement.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Her Love Boils Bathwater (Yu Wo Wakasuhodo No Atsui Ai) (2016) Rie Miyazawa gives a heart-wrenching performance ... as a terminally ill matriarch determined to reconcile her splintered family in her last remaining weeks.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3.5/5 82% We Are X (2016) A heart-wrenching portrait of a physically and emotionally fragile artist, and the band of equally vulnerable, tormented misfits he assembled around him.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
3.5/5 86% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) [The film is] a victory that transcends its formulaic shackles in powerful, life-affirming fashion.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
2.5/5 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) The action uses plenty of martial arts and swordplay between the shoot-outs and fang fights, but characterisation barely expands beyond wardrobe or relationship status.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Gibson has clearly lost none of his talent for cinematic spectacle, and Hacksaw Ridge invariably looks incredible.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
2.5/5 34% Masterminds (2016) Galifianakis and McKinnon are genuinely entertaining, especially together, but when taken as a whole, Masterminds squanders its potential all too frivolously.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 91% Southside With You (2016) The film turns a potentially grating one-trick pony into a fascinating snapshot of America, the black experience and two future leaders in the throes of some kind of awakening.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Jean-Christophe Castelli's screenplay feels stilted and contrived, desperate to check off as many political points as possible, but without earning them dramatically.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
4/5 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) A joyous, intelligent and moving journey, but above all else it's a celebration of music and its unique power to transcend boundaries and unite us all.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
4.5/5 83% I Am a Hero (2015) As the hapless loser transforms into the gun-toting hero of his fantasies, we are treated to one of the most joyfully entertaining horror movies in recent memory.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Tsukiji Wonderland (2016) Tsukiji Wonderland ventures deep into the bowels of the culinary Mecca, to study not only the Japanese love of all things fish, but also their exemplary work ethic and pride in fair trade.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Inerasable (Zan'e: Sunde wa ikenai heya) (2015) Yoshihiro Nakamura's first foray into horror in more than a decade proves a cracking return to form, both for the director and the J-horror genre.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016