James O'Brien

James O'Brien

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mail [UK]
Total Reviews:
18

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Showing 1 - 18 of 18
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 96% Back to the Future (1985) " The humour, the pathos, the tension - even the blooming soundtrack - all conspire to ensure that the tale of a teenager traveling back 30 years to ensure his parents meet and ultimately mate can, given its vintage, now be fairly described as a classic." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2013
4/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " Visually striking and boasting beautifully measured central performances, this tale of love, redemption and dissipating innocence should delight viewers of every age." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 24, 2012
3/5 70% Men in Black III (2012) " This is far from [Smith's] finest hour but, rather like the film itself, he ticks all the right boxes, does more than enough to justify the price of a ticket and delivers more than a few genuine laughs." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 24, 2012
2/5 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) " All the leads are ultimately betrayed by a script almost as silly as the idea of building a romcom around a pregnancy guide." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 24, 2012
4/5 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) " I absolutely loved it." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 17, 2012
2/5 29% The Vow (2012) " Neither as formulaic nor as predictable as its constituent parts may suggest." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 16, 2012
3/5 63% The Woman in the Fifth (2012) " Hawke is splendid in this psychological thriller with supernatural nuances." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 16, 2012
3/5 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) " While Ghost Rider 2 is about as subtle as a sledgehammer and positively drenched in pyrotechnics and car chases, it's also rather fun and, like all the best comic books, a little cleverer than first impressions suggest." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 16, 2012
2/5 10% Honey 2 (2012) " It does at least deliver decent dancing. But so do many music videos, and they struggle to sustain interest over four minutes, let alone the 112 that this will steal from you." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 9, 2011
4/5 91% Point Blank (2011) " It is ... hard not to cheer when a doe-eyed, flabby French nursing assistant stumbles into the implausible universe of the crime thriller." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 9, 2011
4/5 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) " A knowing script, beautifully bright animation and a truly towering effort from Black combine to create a cracker of a family film." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 9, 2011
2/5 10% Grown Ups (2010) " If you thought writer-producer-actor Adam Sandler would never stoop lower than Little Nicky, here's the unwelcome proof that you were wrong." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 26, 2010
1/5 78% Bluebeard (2010) " Taking itself too seriously is just the first of many grave offences committed by the wretched Bluebeard." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 15, 2010
1/5 8% Mega Piranha (2010) " Incredibly for a film which presumably intends to at least alarm an audience, the budget seems to have been spent entirely on set-piece explosions with no money remaining for the actual fish." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 15, 2010
4/5 86% Inception (2010) " The first of many major achievements in this memorable and haunting film is to render other people's dreams - not the most interesting of topics normally - absolutely riveting." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 15, 2010
2/5 64% Predators (2010) " Brody has the makings of a first-class action hero. Unfortunately, he is strutting his stuff in a third-rate action movie." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2010
4/5 75% Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2010) " Ultimately, like all the best gangster films, it is a story of people, not principles. Actions, not ideas. And it is very nearly a masterpiece." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2010
4/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) " It is a surprise to discover that the same territory here provides some serious entertainment." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2010
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