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Jane Crowther

Jane Crowther
Jane Crowther's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com, Total Film, Popcorn, ViewLondon, Heat Magazine, SFX Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) With lush visuals, intelligent performances and a lingering lyricism, this is an instant classic that cements Hunnam's star power.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Despite various beautifully orchestrated set-pieces, narratively the whole thing feels as oddly empty as a prohibition liquor bottle.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3/5 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) An amusing but slight snapshot of two men disconnected from their personas.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
3/5 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Entertaining but problematic, WTF almost hits the target but is scuppered by friendly fire.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 35% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) A diverting-enough romp that suffers from following The Jungle Book and never swings into full-throttle thrills.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 60% Allied (2016) Ravishing without being riveting, this is polished period entertainment in the traditional matinee sense. But Casablanca it ain't.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
3/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) What works on the page seems slight on screen. That's not to say it isn't life-affirming, it's just not quite the cat's pyjamas.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) A warm, witty and welcome return - intelligently evolved and an absolute hoot. As Bridget would say: 'v.good'.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 9% Point Break (2015) An enjoyably dopey actioner best viewed as a homage rather than a remake. Not a barrel ride, but no wipeout either.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/5 26% Vacation (2015) Kids of the '80s who grew up watching the original on a worn-out VHS during summer holidays will feel postmodern warm-fuzzies, but Vacation virgins shouldn't feel left out.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2015
4/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) The heart of the tale is driven by Sheen's delicately proud, pained performance as the third man. And it's in scenes with Sheen that Mulligan is at her sparkling and most seductive best.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
3/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) A faithful adap that walks the mawk line thanks to the Woodley's naturalistic charm consolidating her standing as a compelling actress who can lead a film.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 50% Maleficent (2014) Screenwriter Linda Woolverton gives both cast and audience something satisfying to chew on in re-vamping a traditionally misogynist fairytale that perpetuates fear of female puberty, sexual awakening and jealousy.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 28, 2014
4/5 86% Field of Dreams (1989) Rightfully a ballgame classic, this is sentimental nonsense, sure, but charmingly so.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014
2/5 27% The Love Punch (2014) Tonally wonky, comedically creaky and confuses light-as-a-soufflé with just plain silly.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2014
3/5 67% Elysium (2013) Slick and stylish, Elysium shines like the space station at its core - and feels as sterile and generic, too.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2013
3/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) Like Gatsby himself, the movie's a handsome attraction whose dizzying/vulgar wealth is unashamedly flaunted to court favour with bright young things.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 15, 2013
4/5 92% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Remains a masterclass in 'uglying up' and a relevant comment on the destructive nature of celebrity.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2012
3/5 67% Lawless (2012) Stylish and savage, but nothing you haven't seen before.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 41% Rock of Ages (2012) Disposable, overly long fun best enjoyed with BFFs and a bevvie.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2012
3/5 28% Bel Ami (2012) A good-looking yet curiously tame adaptation of a saucy classic that showcases Pattinson's ambition if not his full abilities.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2012
2/5 63% Blood Car (2007) A mumblecore mix of social commentary, black humour and fanboy salute that's either the Emperor's New Clothes or bonkers-brilliant.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2012
3/5 42% Silent House (2012) The cleverly and handsomely achieved gimmick compensates for troublesome motivation and suspension of disbelief issues to make this a genuinely fresh treat for horror fans.‐ SFX Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2012
75% The Help (2011) A faithful, heart-warming adaptation that will satisfy fans of the book, divert the uninitiated and tickle the Academy's fancy.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2011
4/5 33% The Hangover Part II (2011) Darker and meaner than the original but just as funny and horrifying.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 23, 2011
2/4 26% Arthur (2011) Back in 1981 Dudley Moore won an Oscar nod for Arthur. It's safe to say, Russell Brand will not.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2011
3/5 34% Hall Pass (2011) If you're looking for an amiable giggle that both sexes will find horribly recognisable - plus poo and penis gags - Hall Pass is worth the babysitting money.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2011
2/5 32% How Do You Know (2010) How do you know you've got a dud? When a cast this talented and determined can't lift a soporific screenplay to entertaining heights.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2011
3/5 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) Sharp, softcore smutty, sweet and silly, Love & Other Drugs, like Viagra, provides an easy 'up' on a slow weekend.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2010
3/5 36% Burlesque (2010) Oh God, it's terrible ... but God, it's wonderful.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2010
4/5 71% Somewhere (2010) Self indulgent, repetitive, ambivalent. Loaded with long pauses and unblinking shots. Perhaps even pretentious. But it's also evocative, hypnotic, wry, moving and, like Lost In Translation, open to interpretation.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2010
3/5 68% The Runaways (2010) For the most part it works, thanks to painstaking recreations of hazy disco-era dive bars, faded roller rinks and seedy motels, plus a ballsy performance by Kristen Stewart.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2010
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Not as good as Twilight, not as bad as New Moon, Eclipse is decent teen cinema that will thrill fans and mollify their accompaniers. Can't wait for the caesarean-by- teeth in the next one...‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 7, 2010
3/5 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) Disposable, glitzy fun lacking depth or staying power, Sex And The City 2 is the cinematic version of karaoke: a giddy, silly hoot best enjoyed in tipsy groups.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 27, 2010
2/5 32% My Last Five Girlfriends (2009) Some flatly drawn characters, contrived sojourns from the story and a niggling sense of smugness make this a disappointing triumph of gimmickry over heart.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2010
2/5 18% Valentine's Day (2010) Ultra-sweet, safe and sporadically heartwarming, this never makes the most of its cast but will no doubt be bulletproof at the box office. Coal-black hearts, you've been warned...‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2010
3/5 65% Youth in Revolt (2010) Whimsical, saucy, funny and achingly embarrassing, this is a beguiling if derivative goodboy- spins-out farce. But Cera really should make this his dweeb swansong lest he outstay his welcome.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2010
2/5 0% Dogging: A Love Story (2009) Dogging limps along like a three-legged mutt, neither dirty enough to titillate smut-seekers nor sweet enough to coax rom-com lovers into overlooking the night-vision humping.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2010
3/5 55% The Descent 2 (2009) Clunky start apart, an efficient, grisly splatter sequel that's fine as far as it goes, but doesn't go far enough. For best results, engineer your own memory loss before going in.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2009
2/5 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) Depending on your gender, age and Twihard-ness, this good-looking angst party is either a solid Meyer adaptation with quiver-worthy moments of hotness; or a wet, ludicrous, unintentionally-funny pile of steaming bathos.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2009
3/5 43% Jennifer's Body (2009) Not likely to wow die-hard gore fans or anyone looking for the originality and wit of Juno, but it won't break your heart like, well, Jar Jar Binks. It's just hot, bloody, dirty, disposable fun for a Saturday night.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2009
2/5 59% The Vanishing of the Bees (2011) Well-intentioned but lacking filmic zip, it'd fly better on the box.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2009
3/5 58% The Invention of Lying (2009) Wittier than your average romcom, with a conceit that'll have you dreaming up your own comedic reality checks. A treat for fans - but torture for those who have tired of Gervais' naked ambition.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2009
2/5 76% Julie & Julia (2009) The pace is so slow-braised that the year of cooking seems to pass in real time, and Adams' usual charm is hindered by a bad wig and constant blubbing.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2009
3/5 13% The Ugly Truth (2009) Surprisingly sharp and sassy, this romcom for grown-ups is like many a romantic dalliance - the thrill of the chase is more fun than the catch.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/5 68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) A quirky look at women, family and Keanu's bod (still hot). Satisfyingly meatier than your standard chick flick.‐ Heat Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2009
3/5 48% Doghouse (2009) A sexist, unoriginal but entertaining bit of fun. And isnt that exactly what you want some Saturday nights?‐ Heat Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/5 48% Doghouse (2009) A brisk, lurid and funny bit of popcorn tat.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/5 24% Little Ashes (2009) Leaving questions dangling, this isn't the definitive take on Dalí art-lovers may crave. Still, shot on a shoestring, it's nevertheless a lush, involving period drama that proves there are other strings to Pattinson's bow.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 8, 2009
3/5 43% Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) Fans will love this bright if bland romp, but it lacks that crossover appeal to make it a guilty adult pleasure.‐ Heat Magazine
Posted May 1, 2009