Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Jason Anderson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 64% New World (2013) "However familiar its moves may sometimes be, New World continually punches above its weight and that's true even when the screen isn't filled with black-suited extras assaulting each other with knives and baseball bats. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 21, 2013
6/10 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) "Olympus Has Fallen comes off like an entirely unironic attempt to revive the '80s cycle of let's-restart-the-Vietnam-War movies and home-turf variants like Invasion U.S.A. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 21, 2013
9/10 93% No (2013) "No continually impresses for its slyness and savvy -- rarely has such an eyesore been so worth watching. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 15, 2013
8/10 No Score Yet Blood Pressure "Director Sean Garrity fashions something tense, steely, and affecting out of a premise that might've yielded an erotic fantasy if the events here weren't so rooted in its suburbanite heroine's mid-life malaise. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 15, 2013
5/10 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) "Though the best stretches flirt with the mix of cruel-edged comedy and abject despair that was once the forte of the Farrelly brothers, it soon settles for being a rote redemption tale. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 15, 2013
5/10 38% Dead Man Down (2013) "Dead Man Down's script falls prey to its own downward trajectory, its unwieldy array of cheap contrivances and half-witted switcheroos amounting to little more than a cut-rate riff on The Departed. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 8, 2013
6/10 56% Snitch (2013) "Snitch's storyline has distinct echoes of Breaking Bad but it's hard to say where to place it on the proverbial TV dial due to its sometimes clumsy shifts between Lifetime-style earnestness and a tougher sensibility better suited to FX. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 6, 2013
8/10 80% Tower "A confident statement of purpose by one of Toronto's most gifted young filmmakers " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 6, 2013
9/10 92% O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012) "Neighbouring Sounds might be considered something of a horror movie for Brazil's urban bourgeoisie. One of Filho's most audacious tactics is to package what might've otherwise been an Altmanesque ensemble drama as a sort of existential thriller. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 6, 2013
5/10 19% Identity Thief (2013) "Hollywood's most skilled and fearless physical comedian since Jim Carrey in his '90s heyday, Melissa McCarthy is so dogged in her efforts to eke out a laugh that it's depressing to see a movie treat her as shabbily as this one does. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Mar 6, 2013
8/10 83% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) "That keen awareness of aural matters also allows director Peter Strickland to convey the engineer's deteriorating hold on reality with genuine subtlety. " ‐ The Grid
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 65% Daydream Nation (2011) "An alternately heady and queasy portrait of a small town slipping into madness. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted May 11, 2011
3/5 77% Thor (2011) "Thor's level of visual opulence is one sure indication that director Kenneth Branagh is unafraid of embracing the potential for camp inherent in any superhero blockbuster but generally avoided amid the current vogue for Dark Knight-style solemnity. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted May 6, 2011
3/5 73% POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) "The director finds time in between making cold calls, creating spoof ads and having some fun at the expense of Mane 'n Tail horse shampoo to provide a few valuable insights about the rampant commercialization of nearly every corner of our culture. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted May 5, 2011
2/5 61% The Beaver (2011) "Jodie Foster's drama The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson as a depressed man who communicates via a hand puppet, is many things: admirably sincere, occasionally poignant, often trite and perversely wrong-headed. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted May 5, 2011
5/5 90% Chungking Express (1996) "Quentin Tarantino and Xavier Dolan are just two of the directors who've worshipped at the altar of Wong Kar-wai. Chungking Express remains the best reason why. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 20, 2011
2/5 58% La Rafle (2012) "In her efforts to compel French viewers to confront a very ugly moment in their history, Bosch doesn't leave time to develop her characters or their individual stories beyond the most cursory strokes. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 20, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Mulroney: The Opera "If you're going to write an opera about Brian Mulroney, there can be no rhyming lyric more inevitable than this one: "I have the chin / I'm going to win!" " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 15, 2011
4/5 74% Beeswax (2009) "Andrew Bujalski ought to be more than a critical darling by this point. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 6, 2011
3/5 59% Kaboom (2011) "Any aging hipster harbouring feelings of nostalgia for the scrappy movies Gregg Araki made before the relative maturity of his 2004 molestation drama Mysterious Skin will be thrilled by the American director's latest salacious story of youth gone wild. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 6, 2011
4/5 68% Rubber (2011) "Dupieux's third feature (and first in English) is a surrealist comedy with a singular sensibility. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 6, 2011
3/5 80% Littlerock (2011) "Ott's knack for telling observations and beguiling ambiguities make him a director to watch. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 6, 2011
3/5 72% Winter in Wartime (2011) "An adaptation of a well-loved Dutch young-adult novel by Jan Terlouw, Winter in Wartime embodies both a traditional style for WWII dramas and a more troubling contemporary strain. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2/5 46% Monogamy (2011) "Jones has little to do besides look fed up, and justifiably so. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2/5 92% Source Code (2011) "One of the problems is Gyllenhaal's inability to make his character seem coherent, sympathetic or particularly interesting. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 1, 2011
3/5 65% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) "Eisener displays considerable finesse as an action director. His movie's occasional moments of wit also take some of the edge off the otherwise assaultive nature of this exercise in scumbag cinema. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 25, 2011
2/5 44% White Irish Drinkers (2011) "White Irish Drinkers contains a cast of characters who are as loud, brash and pugnacious as that title would suggest. They also represent just about every Irish-American stereotype. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 25, 2011
2/5 40% The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2015) "Unfortunately, Johns' movie is less satisfying when it comes to matters not directly pertaining to Dolly Parton. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 18, 2011
3/5 71% Paul (2011) "In its efforts to please those nerds, Hollywood may actually be selling them short with films that have little of the ingenuity that used to be the lifeblood of genre moviemaking. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 17, 2011
4/5 89% A Screaming Man (2011) "A moving new film by one of Africa's best directors, A Screaming Man won the jury prize at Cannes last year and deserves a wider audience than the continent's great movies often achieve. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3/5 70% Limitless (2011) "[An] erratic but often wickedly sly thriller. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3/5 83% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) "Blessed with a character who loves to showboat, McConaughey is a pleasure to behold -- not since the actor was battling dragons in Reign of Fire has he been so much fun to watch. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3/5 79% Small Town Murder Songs (2011) "The force in Stormare's performance is enough to suggest we've witnessed only a fraction of the character's anguish. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Feb 18, 2011
4/5 97% Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2011) "Despite all the sadness and disappointment in his story, Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune is an invigorating survey of its subject's life and times. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Feb 18, 2011
3/5 64% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) "While viewers already afflicted with Bieber Fever get plenty of reasons to scream their heads off, even the haters may succumb to his charm attack. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Feb 10, 2011
2/4 21% From Prada to Nada (2011) "The broad humour and cultural caricatures in the film's opening moments will be especially dispiriting to any English literature professors in the audience. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 10, 2011
1/4 4% The Roommate (2011) "Unfortunately, The Roommate is too timid to make an impression of any kind. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 4, 2011
3/5 53% The Mechanic (2011) "That scowl on Jason Statham's face may not have budged a millimetre since Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but his latest action flick proves that his grim Cockney-lout routine can still be plenty effective. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 26, 2011
3/5 74% The Way Back (2011) "Just as admirable are the film's unsparing depiction of the hardships caused by terrain and temperature, its palpable sense of physicality and a lack of sentimentality compared to most of Hollywood's similarly inspirational profiles in courage. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 21, 2011
3.5/4 80% Attenberg (2012) "The film succeeds not only as an idiosyncratic spin on the coming-of-age story but a wider comment on what it means to be fully human and fully alive in an age of diminished expectations. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jan 20, 2011
4/5 100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011) "Guzmán's wise and lovely film maintains a careful balance between matters both macro and micro. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 14, 2011
3.5/4 84% Ddongpari (Breathless) (2009) "Breathless pummels viewers with nearly the same ferocity and frequency with which the characters assault each other. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jan 13, 2011
2/5 43% The Green Hornet (2011) "What opens as a 21st-century variation on Hudson Hawk (and I mean that as a compliment) soon trades in its gleeful weirdness for a Pineapple Express-style blend of rote action and abrasive, unfunny comedy. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 12, 2011
3/5 76% Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt And The Magnetic Fields (2010) "Merritt seems to loathe the very idea of being in a movie. That impression lends a weird tension to Fix and O'Hara's otherwise affectionate and conventional account of his career to date. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Dec 28, 2010
4/5 98% Marwencol (2010) "Enthralling and deeply strange. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Dec 28, 2010
3/5 80% Barney's Version (2011) "It is only by witnessing Barney's decline that we get a full measure of the man and the film's final scenes attain the degree of pathos they require. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Dec 25, 2010
3/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) "The computer world has rarely felt cosier. " ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Dec 17, 2010
3/4 88% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) "Rare Exports turns out to be as heart-warming as Miracle on 32nd Street, albeit in its own twisted little way. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 16, 2010
3/4 91% Kings of Pastry (2010) "What makes Kings of Pastry more than a sugar-coated showcase of culinary porn is its emphasis on the individual human dramas that exist behind all of these delicacies. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 2, 2010
1/4 15% Skyline (2010) "There's a kind of magic that happens when a movie inspires complete strangers to ridicule it to each other on the way out of the theatre. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 12, 2010
3/4 85% Down Terrace (2010) "A low-budget effort by British director Ben Wheatley, Down Terrace is an enjoyably nasty piece of business about a down-market sort of underworld clan. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 11, 2010
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