James Walton

James Walton
James Walton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK) The Spectator

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
83% You Don't Know Jack (2010) Should make for a fascinating and nicely tangled story. The trouble was that the programme turned it into a straight fight between goodies and baddies. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
71% My Boy Jack (2007) Radcliffe created an entirely convincing sense of a young man trying unconvincingly not to be scared - and doing his unconvincing best to impersonate a grown-up. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
91% King Lear (2018) And naturally, with Hopkins on board, the rest of the cast was pretty terrific as well - to the point of unexpectedly turning King Lear into something of an ensemble piece. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Scandalous Lady W (2015) By sticking with the usual notion of a courageous, passionate woman triumphing over the forces of sexism, last night's programme proved that even the raciest costume drama can be psychologically bland. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet Small Island (2009) Yet, whenever another returns, it has such an instantly deadening effect that if there were a Bafta award for Biggest Miscalculation in an Otherwise Solid Drama, Small Island would surely be a shoo-in for this year's. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Mummy of Tutankhamun (2017) [Tutankhamun] is lavishly produced, but distinctly corny. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
100% Against the Law (2017) In the central role, Daniel Mays captured Wildeblood's reluctant journey into the spotlight perfectly. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
63% Naples '44 (2017) At first, this mosaic technique was a little distracting. But soon it started to create a hallucinatory quality that felt entirely appropriate for a city where humanity was reduced to something approaching the elemental. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Sex Robots Are Coming (2017) For all its eye-popping content, The Sex Robots Are Coming was at heart a conventional documentary. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
57% Crooked House (2017) Even so, after a while you can't help noticing that, rather unusually for a Christie adaptation, not a great deal is happening plot-wise, with the programme not so much gripping us as drifting pleasantly by. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Certainly, one reaction I had after seeing Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami was a strong desire to see a documentary about Grace Jones. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017