Jarrod Walker

Jarrod Walker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 62% of the time.

Jarrod Walker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia), FilmFocus

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Youth (2015)

"Youth functions effortlessly on a hypnotic ebb and flow, and climaxes in a final sequence that is resonant and moving. We watch films in the hope that we get to have experiences like this." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 1, 2016

Man Up (2015)

"On the face of it, it does seem like Man Up is going to be another banal rom-com that flaccidly meanders from trope to trope, but this low key charmer is a refreshing surprise." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2015

Legend (2015)

"It's undermined by an ill-fitting score and a puzzlingly structured third act, but there's real pleasure in Hardy's bold, intense, and utterly compelling lead performance. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 14, 2015

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"A fun time spent in the company of great characters." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 2, 2015

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015)

"Spinney is well-deserving of the attention, and from a standpoint of sheer curiosity and fascination, knowing more about this man who created a character that we loved as children and that our children now love, is a gently poignant experience." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 30, 2015

Amy (2015)

"Despite the bittersweet irony of the story of her life being constructed from the news media's and her acolytes' cataloging of her self-destructive nosedive, there's a heartbreaking immediacy and authenticity in its telling." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 2, 2015

Testament Of Youth (2015)

"Testament Of Youth is hampered by a failure to effectively convey exactly what made it such an important work for the post-war generation." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2015

Run All Night (2015)

"Brad Inglesby's script is serviceable but it's the casting that gives the whole exercise gravitas." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 26, 2015

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)

"A haunting meditation on love and loss." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 13, 2015
18/20 91%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"It's a beautifully executed jolt of darkly funny, smart-arsed sci-fi adventure. Welcome back Tom." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015

Interstellar (2014)

"Tthe film falters at minor points as the script creaks under the weight of its own ambitions but there are a great many moments in this film where it transcends its genre conventions and achieves a pure cinematic profundity and sense of overwhelming awe." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 30, 2014

Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014)

"Sea exploration is his passion, and Cameron's technical proficiency and deep sense of curiosity and adventure are profoundly impressive." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 21, 2014

Need For Speed (2014)

"Does high octane Grand Theft Auto-style racing carnage and leeringly pornographic shots of exotic sports cars screaming along at top speed really make up for a poorly written script? Why, yes...yes it does" ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 11, 2014

Grudge Match (2013)

"It's wise not to underestimate the sheer guilt-plated fun of watching these two old pros from different sides of the acting spectrum verbally and physically spar with one another while hauling their geriatric carcasses around a ring." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2014

47 Ronin (2013)

"Ignore the poor reviews. The story's a cracker, the action is deftly executed and it's largely, a fun ride. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 15, 2014

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

"The under-utilised 3D adds little to this prequel, which only serves as a sore reminder of the brilliance of the original films." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 6, 2012

Big Mamma's Boy (2011)

"While director Franco Di Chiera seems desperate to make the comedy work, it never does due to a derivative script and stilted performances." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 25, 2011

The Lost Bladesman (Guan yun chang) (2011)

"While the action is impressive, the human drama and characterisation of the potentially fascinating warrior General Guan Yu is sadly one-dimensional." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2011

Sanctum (2011)

"At times Sanctum is surprisingly ambitious and refreshingly smart and despite all its flaws, an entertaining yarn." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 31, 2011

Killers (2010)

"The script is ludicrously overcooked, with too much unnecessary exposition at the expense of laughs, while Heigl's habitual decision to play each role as a nostril-flaring, wild-eyed, squealing shrew is growing tiresome." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 27, 2010

Harry Brown (2010)

"While Michael Caine delivers a terrific performance, the film's predictable script and poorly developed characters result in an unengaging work" ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2010

She's Out of My League (2010)

"An enjoyable ride with a cheerfully funny and realistic edge." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 1, 2010

Knowing (2009)

"Despite burning his credibility card with a chorus line of cinematic crap, Cage seems to have (finally) picked decent material, and he turns in a solid performance here." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 26, 2009

Two Fists, One Heart (2009)

"Two Fists, One Heart is an audacious, big-hearted genre piece; it punches above its weight at times, but by the final rounds of its inevitable denouement, it's firing on all cylinders." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 19, 2009

Friday the 13th (2009)

"It's almost pantomime in its "He's behind you!" stupidity, but for all its goofiness, there's still an all-encompassing enjoyment in watching a bunch of reckless, hedonistic morons being axed to death." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2009

The International (2009)

"The tepid script doesn't quite live up to Tykwer's taut direction." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 19, 2009

Pride and Glory (2008)

"As a drama, Pride and Glory is too glum, and worse, it doesn't convince." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 5, 2009

Big Stan (2009)

"If you're not a fan, then this won't do much to convert you, unless you, like Schneider, have a dubious obsession with anal rape jokes." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2008

Death Race (2008)

"While not being the most awful filmic experience available, it's certainly one of the dumbest." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 31, 2008

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

"No bad thing, really, but a fair distance from the barbed humour of Young's book." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2008
4/5 78%

Overnight (2004)

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Posted Oct 17, 2008

Max Payne (2008)

"There simply has yet to be a decent film adapted from a video game. Why studios persist is a testament to the lobotomised throngs who encourage them by paying to see this type of gleet." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 17, 2008

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

"It's all curiously uninvolving, and it's only Fraser's goofy grin and slapstick physicality that hold any character interest whatsoever." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 25, 2008

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

"Just make sure that you're really stoned when you see it." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 4, 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"At times the creaky dialogue can be cliched, but it can't change the fact that Hellboy II is a hoot, aided considerably by star Ron Perlman's wisecracks and laconic surliness, and Del Toro's imaginative storytelling and intricate Faberge-egg visuals." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 28, 2008