Jason Di Rosso Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jason Di Rosso

Jason Di Rosso
Jason Di Rosso's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): At the Movies (Australia), MovieTime, ABC Radio National, The Age (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"Director James Mangold... directs action with flair -- there's a fight scene atop a bullet train with a knife wielding Yakuza that's the most exhilarating sequence I've seen all year. " ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 66%

Reaching for the Moon (2013)

"Brazilian actress Gloria Pires is a real dynamo as the extroverted Lota, and yet she navigates through the darker, fragile moments well. Meanwhile, as the WASPish, reserved Elizabeth, Australian actress Miranda Otto is a standout." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 31, 2015
100%

Folies Bergère (2014)

"A refreshingly non-judgemental film devoid of melodramatic ideas of guilt and comeuppance that tries in earnest, but always with a light touch, to comprehend the troubled hearts of its middle aged characters." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 94%

Charlie's Country (2015)

"There's no denying the power behind this confronting story." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 64%

Still Life (2015)

"The art direction is really good in it. " ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 24, 2014
1/5 51%

Some Velvet Morning (2013)

"This cliché ridden film is a staggering disappointment: a morally offensive, done-on-the-cheap movie with a lifeless single location." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 100%

Once My Mother (2014)

"It moved me so emotionally." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"This is a beautifully made science fiction allegory about the perversions and arrogance of power." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 24%

Devil's Knot (2014)

"It's a pity to see [director Atom] Egoyan fumbling around here, unable to create anything great with the material - be it mood, drama or social critique. It's far from his best work." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"Somewhere in [its] moments of joy, lies the film's optimistic message about life, and how it should be lived. Which sounds syrupy, but it's far from it. It's magical." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 18, 2014
97%

Jaws (1975)

"It's just such a good film." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3.5/5 90%

Belle & Sebastian (2013)

"Look, I know it's full of clichés but it's such a delicate film. It won me over completely. It's so authentic. " ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 18, 2014
4/5 100%

All This Mayhem (2014)

"I didn't know this story and I found it compelling." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/5 46%

Rio 2 (2014)

"Rio 2 is fine for what it is, but it's yet another film filling the market with the same kind of movie." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/5 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"I didn't get into either set of characters in this... The apes or the humans. The script is straight from how to write a blockbuster screenwriting course, I thought." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 18, 2014
74%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"It doesn't always hit its marks, and its extensive, accomplished cast doesn't gel seamlessly, but Brad Pitt's Jackie is a well conceived centre to the drama, because he remains a riddle." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 12, 2012
64%

The Campaign (2012)

"As the plot crescendos it loses its comic edge, looking to make a point of its own about how career politics tarnishes all who come near it, and trying to score a redemptive finale." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 10, 2012
37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"Here, the slapstick with a dash of Homer (we even get a sequence with sirens), should work a treat for adults too." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 29, 2012
92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Whedon is on to a winning formula." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 27, 2012
34%

Battleship (2012)

"The ridiculousness of it all is either sheer joy or pure hell -- depending on how seriously you take it." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 13, 2012
84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The Hunger Games lacks a compelling raison d'être -- it's not much of a class critique, and even less successful as an inter-generational study of how the young struggle against the old." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 23, 2012
51%

John Carter (2012)

"At times the spectacle is captivating, but it's always just a bit too silly." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 9, 2012
74%

Burning Man (2012)

"The emotional payoff is undermined by the structural play -- a strategy that distracts rather than enhances." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 18, 2011
92%

Drive (2011)

"Drive works if you succumb to its broad brush strokes of emotion, the plot propelled by vague ambition and greed, the lush cinematography and the dreamy 80s inspired synthesiser soundtrack." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 28, 2011
100%

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard (2011)

"If you know nothing about any of this, you'll come out of Autoluminescent with an appreciation and a sense of wonder." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 28, 2011
36%

In Time (2011)

"It brims with the energy of unrepentant rebellion, in other words, the consequences of which are politically radical (in a cartoon-like way). A cathartic experience for anyone bored with the usual Hollywood subtext." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 28, 2011
29%

The Cup (2012)

"The hybrid feel of it all works, and the inevitable uneven moments didn't bother me, nor did the odd story cliché. " ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 14, 2011
59%

Real Steel (2011)

"Real Steel is a very strange spectacle, but only sometimes as fun as it sounds." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 7, 2011
69%

Footloose (2011)

"It feels like a film walking in the shoes of its predecessor with a slightly sassier spring in its step. But at a certain point in the final act, this remake seems to forget why we're all watching." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 7, 2011
31%

Bai she chuan shuo (The Sorcerer and the White Snake) (2013)

"It's a sometimes charming film from the veteran action filmmaker, but remains a curiosity, lacking comic sharpness and romantic intensity." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 30, 2011
72%

Fright Night (2011)

"Takes inspiration from the 1985 film but runs its own race with a few nice tweaks." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 16, 2011
14%

Zookeeper (2011)

"It isn't terrible, it's just dull." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 9, 2011
96%

13 Assassins (2011)

"It doesn't feel like the tour de force it should be." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 9, 2011
62%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"It's a spectacle that requires a certain detachment and a strong stomach, but it's highly recommended." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 2, 2011
36%

One Day (2011)

"A frothy cappuccino of a film with lots of tears, quivering lips and cathartic embraces and little substance." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 2, 2011
24%

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

"Simply put, this is a disappointment, whether you're looking for grandeur, trash or something in between." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 19, 2011
43%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"I can't think of another premise this year that promised so many schlocky high concept thrills but delivered so little." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 19, 2011
82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"These scenes of mayhem leave you looking forward to the next film more than savouring this one." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 5, 2011
64%

Love Crime (2011)

"Unfortunately, Alain Corneau's film lacks the camera movements and swelling soundtrack to make this classic melodrama in the grand tradition. It's more akin to TV soap opera." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 5, 2011
0%

Big Mamma's Boy (2011)

"This is the stuff of classic comedy (of a certain type), but the film completely fails in its attempt to make anyone endearing or remotely likable." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 29, 2011
33%

5 Days Of War (2011)

"It masquerades as an underdog story about journalists who cut through the fog of war, but it's patronising enough to think we won't notice the cliches and simplifications." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 22, 2011
49%

Sleeping Beauty (2011)

"I have nothing against such cliches and the critique of patriarchy they invoke, but you need to breathe new life into them." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 24, 2011
33%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"It's all very close to being offensive, but as the joke's on the Americans, the film gets away with it." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 27, 2011
84%

Angel & Tony (Angèle et Tony) (2010)

"Delaporte's skill is to show how very different chapters of our lives intersect in mysterious, unexpected ways, sometimes affording us insight and sometimes even grace. Like a healing poetry." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 20, 2011
15%

Something Borrowed (2011)

"There's a moment in the third act when the emotional tangles feel dangerous and exciting... But the rest of the film is not as good as these brief few minutes, and cruises in a lower gear" ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 6, 2011
56%

La Rafle (2012)

"A good film, this, that doesn't flinch in its portrayal of brutal history, with a solid cast including Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 6, 2011
86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"Quality drama, sure, but it doesn't go anywhere unexpected. For a film whose title evokes Alice's mysterious journey through Wonderland, it might have amounted to a little more." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 18, 2011
56%

Unknown (2011)

"What I most enjoyed was Collet-Serra's eye for detail and small gestures: the way he shoots a hand stretching towards something just out of reach in a key dramatic moment, or the way he shoots reflections in windows and doors." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 18, 2011
52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"The film lacks a sense of inquiry, whether it's into the psychology of the characters or into the nature of the society that's wrongfully judged this woman." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 4, 2011
92%

Another Year (2010)

"Another Year isn't light viewing and Leigh's depiction of loneliness and desperation borders on being a cruel spectacle, but it serves to illustrate his notion that we are sometimes the cause of our own afflictions." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 28, 2011
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