James White

James White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

James White's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Total Film, Empire Magazine Australasia, SFX Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 18%

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

"A rote run-and-scream wannabe scarefest that fails to deliver more than rudimentary chills." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/5 53%

Think Like a Man (2012)

"More certain of its tone than Tyler Perry's melodramatic rom-coms, it's a good-hearted comedy of modern manners that provides a chuckle or two." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 19, 2012
2/5 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"It's occasionally entertaining to have these characters back in our lives, but for the most part this fails to party like it's 1999." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2012
4/5 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"A joyous blend of heroism and humour that raises the stakes even as it maintains a firm grip on what makes the individual heroes tick." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2/5 6%

The Devil Inside (2012)

"While the Devil might have a claim to hold all the best tunes, on the evidence of this, he really needs a word with his film development department." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2012
2/5 12%

The Darkest Hour (2011)

"In what might prove to be one of the most egregious examples of concept far outstripping execution, The Darkest Hour ends up as this year's Skyline: aliens+paper-thin screenplay=cinematic snooze." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2012
3/5 68%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

"There are a lot of laughs lurking within the shiny 3D wrapping and snow-covered silliness." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2011
2/5 6%

Dream House (2011)

"This is one property you'd do well to stay away from." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2011
3/5 36%

In Time (2011)

"For all its flaws, this remains worth some of your hard-earned time." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2011
4/5 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Contagion's not the feel-good movie of the year, but it's effective, compelling and smart and will have you twitching at every cough you hear for days afterwards." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2011
2.5/5 35%

The Thing (2011)

"While it doesn't spoil the legacy of John Carpenter's film, it doesn't exactly add much to it either." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2011
3/5 59%

Real Steel (2011)

"It's not quite in Balboa's weight class, but Real Steel at least has some heft." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2011
3/5 69%

Footloose (2011)

"There have been far, far worse remakes out there. Harmless, feel-good fun." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2011
2.5/5 10%

Red Riding Hood (2011)

"it perfectly sums up the muddled feeling of a gothic horror romance that never feels all that romantic nor particularly scary." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2011
2.5/5 15%

Priest (2011)

"anyone who has seen the trailer has seen a good 80% of anything worth watching here" ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3.5/5 43%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"we get a standard story, some decent setpieces and only a few funny lines...Take the ride, but don't blame us if you end up saddle sore." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/5 48%

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

"Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2011
2/5 36%

Prom (2011)

"Not knowing enough for the Glee/Easy A generation and laden with enough Prom-movie clichés to have older viewing running for the exits, it's old hat." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 30, 2011
3/5 26%

Arthur (2011)

"Brand fan? You'll likely enjoy his antics. But Russellophobics would be better off seeking out the original." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2011
2/5 4%

The Roommate (2011)

"The clichés come thick and fast in this ponderous thriller." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2011
3/5 83%

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

"A solid thriller with McConaughey doing what he does best." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2011
2/5 43%

Faster (2010)

"As a violent but mediocre nod to '70s action thrillers, it's a curiously inert affair, leaving the one-time Rock to pass the time by shooting people in the head. Missable." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2011
3/5 34%

Hall Pass (2011)

"Not up there with the Farrelly brothers' classics, but still a worthwhile, farcical comedy." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2011
3/5 67%

The Company Men (2011)

"Wells knows how to extract the goods from a great cast, but it's in service of a somewhat mundane story." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2011
3/5 20%

The Rite (2011)

"Hopkins does his thing, and Hallestrom leaves him alone to do it well." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2011
3.5/5 89%

Tangled (2010)

"For the first time in a while, it looks like Disney's cracked the formula without needing to rely on Pixar to figure out the equations. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2011
2/5 17%

You Again (2010)

"By-the-numbers comedy with only the occasional giggle to recommend it." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2010
3/5 64%

Jackass 3 (2010)

"If you're ever considered whether a port-a-potty would make a good catapult, this is for you." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2010
1/5 4%

Vampires Suck (2010)

"A Twilight pastiche with all the wit you'd expect from the makers of Scary Movie and Meet The Spartans." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2010
2/5 23%

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

"Brash and bombastic this new entry might be, but it's also criminally boring." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2010
3/5 78%

The Other Guys (2010)

"Skewers the action genre while also finding room for sheer madness." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2010
2/5 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

"An object lesson in how not to adapt a comic book. A crushing disappointment." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2010
5/5 81%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Dazzling, energetic, sharp and endlessly engaging." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2010
5/5 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Even the hardest of hearts will have melted by the time the lights come back up." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 20, 2010
3/5 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"Smith might be the focus, but while he's got the charisma and the moves, it's Chan who makes it punch above its weight. Nice scenery too." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2010
4/5 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"DreamWorks could be entering a period of fresh creativity. With How To Train Your Dragon and a balanced, darker-hued and very funny Shrek finale, they've found the magic again." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2010
4/5 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"DreamWorks could be entering a period of fresh creativity. With How To Train Your Dragon and a balanced, darker-hued and very funny Shrek finale, they've found the magic again." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jun 16, 2010
3/5 49%

The Losers (2010)

"Lithe, bold, often funny and full of characters to cheer for, it never pretends to be anything more than a trigger-happy romp. If that's what you're after, The Losers offers plenty of explosive entertainment." ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
4/5 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"It's exactly the sort of film that the title would suggest, but it's also disarmingly fresh and very funny." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 6, 2010
3.5/5 22%

Repo Men (2010)

"It might not be the most original tale, but it's visceral, visual and vitriolic, with a line in sharp, dark humour." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2010
4/5 73%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"It's a divisive and sometimes difficult film, but if you let it into your heart, you'll end up grateful." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 21, 2009
2/5 28%

Gamer (2009)

"Edited with the finesse of a toddler on a sherbet dib-dab rush, the film dashes from one over-stylised battle sequence to the next." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2009
3/5 40%

Imagine That (2009)

"Murphy goes through the motions and no-one will be surprised at the outcome, but the journey is what matters in these movies and Imagine That makes it bearable for anyone over the age of 10." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2009
3.5/5 26%

Land of the Lost (2009)

"The insane comedy/action hybrid emerges as a nutty, funny, unashamedly weird action comedy hybrid that is more consistently laugh-grabbing than many of its contemporaries doing far better business at the box office." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/5 86%

Ghost Town (2008)

"Rises above expectations, even though it never quite shatters the genre mould." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 12, 2009
2.5/5 36%

Igor (2008)

"There's a lurking feeling that somewhere along the production line, nervous studio types ordered changes to make the movie more commercial." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 12, 2009
3/5 43%

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

"Race proves a fun, snappy update to a goofy kiddie cult film." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2009
2/5 10%

The Unborn (2009)

"Unsatisfying, hokey and never that scary (unless you're the type who jumps at every loud noise or sudden appearance in this sort of movie), The Unborn outstays even its brief lifespan." ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2009
1/5 1%

Daddy Day Camp (2007)

"Follow US audiences' lead - pitch your cinematic tent elsewhere." ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 18, 2007
2/5 14%

War (Rogue Assassin) (2007)

"Like its leading men, War's got a few handy moves up its sleeve, but when the dust-ups clear it emerges underwritten and over-cranked." ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2007