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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 No Score Yet Forever Young (2018) Despite an all-star Chinese cast, writer-director Li Fangfang's ode to Tsinghua University graduates is a lumbering and sluggish ordeal that yields little reward for audiences.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/5 34% The Predator (2018) The Predator is just too damn stupid to survive.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 69% The Children Act (2018) The impeccable performances ultimately steer The Children Act to a compelling climax.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
100% Everything or Nothing (2012) Accept no substitutes, Everything of Nothing is the only Bond documentary you will ever need.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary terrifies from its first unnerving moments to its bombastic, nerve-shredding finale. This is by far the most affecting and effective horror film of the year.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 80% Hidden Man (2018) Jiang's complex interweaving narratives recall the best Hollywood crime thrillers.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Spy Gone North (2018) Thankfully these moments are countered by some expertly executed sequences of high-stakes espionage, balancing the film's even-handed politics with similarly assured thrills.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 100% Hindi Medium (2017) The lively musical numbers, broad humour and playful performances ensure that the lecturing remains an extracurricular activity.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
3/5 75% Believer (2018) Lee's film is slickly executed and packed with larger-than-life performances that, together, conjure a lurid and gleefully amoral world of crime and corruption.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Sakura Guardian in the North (Kita no sakuramori) (2018) The film meanders through a lifetime of inconsequential vignettes, and much like its central character, grasps hopelessly at the fading memories of former glories.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/5 57% Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Singwa hamkke: Ingwa yeon) (2018) Whereas the original was magical and engrossing, its follow-up is at times a thunderous slog.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Lowlife (Saitei.) (2017) An empowering and absorbing, female-driven drama about women taking ownership of their bodies and their lives.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
5/5 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Phoenix can always be relied upon to go above and beyond the call of duty for a role, but as Joe, one wonders if he hasn't done lasting physical and emotional damage to himself.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2.5/5 86% Champion (2018) First-time director Kim Yong-wan lays the melodrama on thick, and his cliched script never threatens to surprise.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life (2018) Yamada's A-list ensemble makes light work of this material, effortlessly grounding the film while wringing such minor shenanigans for laughs. It's a breezy, entertaining formula.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 83% Beirut (2018) The film embraces a cold war spy thriller vibe, creating a vibrant and authentic sense of place, and populating it with engaging characters and an exciting, high-stakes plot.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
5/5 100% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Koreeda's quiet, angry masterpiece reaffirms once again that no other filmmaker working today has a better understanding of - or compassion for - families.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Some Like It Veiled (Cherchez la femme) (2017) [The film's female protagonist] isn't empowered to address her familial dispute; rather, it is ultimately left to the male, non-Muslims around her to fight her cause.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
1/5 10% Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) Stephen C. Miller can only cobble together a patchwork of half-realised ideas and poorly executed set pieces into a frenetic, largely indecipherable collage of shapes and sounds.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
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 17% 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 88% 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 78% 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 81% 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 49% 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 44% 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 97% 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 90% 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 66% 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 44% 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 51% 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