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Jason Ferguson

Jason Ferguson
Jason Ferguson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Orlando Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) Although diehard fans of the original should stay far, far away from it, the new Pelham provides a level of engagement that puts it a notch or two above today's standard action-movie fare. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2009
80% The End of America (2008) Attempting to transform this kind of polemic into an engaging piece of cinema might seem the height of folly. However, filmmakers Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern are more than up to the task. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 12, 2009
93% This Is England (2007) Riveting. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 29, 2007
4/5 73% Om Shanti Om (2007) While Om Shanti Om loses steam by its last act, the stylish, smart, hilarious ride to that point is rewarding enough. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 15, 2007
3.5/5 33% Martian Child (2007) Director Menno Meyjes pulls an engaging film out of the potential claptrap, while also putting across a message about the beauty of nonconformism. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 1, 2007
3.5/5 96% Deep Water (2006) Deeply researched and compellingly presented, Deep Water is as much about one man's misadventures on the ocean as it is about loneliness, desperation and the danger of dreams. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 25, 2007
3.5/5 47% Rendition (2007) By crafting an intricate and engaging story out of this country's most despicable 'weapon' in the war on terror, it's possible that its message may be more well-received than the dozens of damning documentaries that have preceded it. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2007
3.5/5 69% Ira and Abby (2006) The group-therapy scene that wraps it up brings those substantial themes together in a way that's uproariously funny. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 11, 2007
3/5 No Score Yet Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (2007) While Kaur expends entirely too much of Divided We Fall's energy in expounding upon her feelings and her journey and her questions, when she does manage to make it about someone besides herself or her cousin, she emerges with riveting film. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 27, 2007
4/5 85% Vanaja (2006) Written and directed by Rajnesh Domalpalli as his graduate thesis at Columbia University, Vanaja is an engaging and shocking look at class, gender roles and sexuality in rural India. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 27, 2007
3.5/5 76% Outsourced (2007) Despite its direct, documentary-style title, Outsourced is a fluffy comedy that never sacrifices its lightness for its message. Even more notably, the reverse never happens, either. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 27, 2007
3/5 66% Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (2007) Elegant, gentle and often quite hilarious. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 30, 2007
51% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) A painfully unfunny series of redundant and half-measured physical gags are strung together like distracting lights along an ugly clothesline of a 'plot' that really is hardly worth repeating. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2007
3.5/5 37% The Ten (2007) As ridiculous as it is uproariously funny. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2007
3/5 65% Snow Cake (2006) Snow Cake never entertains too much pathos nor does it become overly concerned with making Weaver's character even slightly sympathetic; her uncensored forthrightness is as refreshingly humane as it is hilarious. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2007
3/5 57% Interview (2007) Buscemi and Miller should be roundly praised for the acting chops they display in this thriller. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2007
1/5 62% Arctic Tale (2007) Child-pandering and overly anthropomorphized, Arctic Tale is a blatant cash-grab by National Geographic Films. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2007
2.5/5 16% The Last Legion (2007) The many faults of The Last Legion give way to guilt-free popcorn thrills. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2007
2/5 19% The Invasion (2007) Heartless, predictable and well worth avoiding. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 16, 2007
2.5/5 84% Paprika (2006) Visually fantastic, logically flawed and incredibly dull. Just like your friend's dreams. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 13, 2007
3.5/5 78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Engaging and beautiful. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 12, 2007
2.5/5 62% Joshua (2007) The 'horror' here is dosed with humor and false starts that keep it remarkably and deceptively light. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 12, 2007
2.5/4 78% You Kill Me (2007) [Leoni's] collaboration with Kingsley does provide moments of comedic excellence. Too bad those moments donâ(TM)t add up to enough to save the film from its ponderous messaging. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 12, 2007
2.5/5 96% Ratatouille (2007) Beyond the stunning animation (they finally got hair right!), there's little to recommend besides the fact that it's a touch better than Shrek the Third. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 28, 2007
4.5/5 27% Evening (2007) A substantial and engrossing film. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 28, 2007
2.5/5 67% Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) Jhoom is an empty, frivolous and thoroughly calculating bit of fluff; it's also ridiculously enjoyable. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 21, 2007
3/5 No Score Yet Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) As troubling as it is surprising. [It's also] one of the most realistic representations of the dangerous lawlessness that plagued the city in the early '90s. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2007
30% The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003) Recklessly fun, explosively colorful and intensely, abusively edited. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2007
3.5/5 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) From the stunning visual effects and well-paced action sequences to the smartly written story, Pirates closes the book on its trilogy (and opens the book on the next batch) far more elegantly and enjoyably than Spider-Man. Who'da thunk? ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 24, 2007
4/5 94% Away From Her (2007) The delicate and dignified way that director Sarah Polley treats Munro's story is worthy of high praise. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 17, 2007
3.5/5 19% The Ex (2007) The Ex not only surprises in the consistency and effectiveness of its dark wit, but, more importantly, lets Jason Bateman do most of the comedic heavy lifting. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 10, 2007
3/5 64% The TV Set (2007) David Duchovny, Justine Bateman, Ioan Gruffudd and Sigourney Weaver star in this biting look at the creatively draining world of TV sitcom production. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 10, 2007
3.5/5 85% Air Guitar Nation (2006) That the event is not only taken seriously by its contestants, but is also surprisingly devoid of irony, makes Air Guitar Nation excellently enjoyable. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 3, 2007
2.5/5 74% Avenue Montaigne (2006) Director Danièle Thompson tries vainly to make a larger point, but the thin effervescence of the film bubbles away any such attempts. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 19, 2007
3/5 48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) If it's possible for a movie to be almost unwatchable yet completely hilarious, Aqua Teen Hunger Force comes close to realizing that dream. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2007
2/5 66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) Despite the occasional winning laugh line and beautiful animation, Meet the Robinsons is a disappointing outing for the Disney animation studios. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 29, 2007
4.5/5 87% The Namesake (2006) A rewarding adaptation of a well-regarded book. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 29, 2007
3.5/5 53% The Last Mimzy (2007) A likable cast of adults displays the right amount of disbelief to make the kids' stiff acting easily ignored, and the occasional lapses into illogical hokiness are made up for by the imaginative spirit at the heart of the movie. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 23, 2007
2/5 8% Premonition (2007) The scene in front of the funeral home where Bullock goes over the edge is inappropriately hilarious. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 15, 2007
2/5 34% Reno 911!: Miami (2007) Overlong and unimaginative, this inflammation of the usually hilarious Comedy Central show goes to great lengths to justify its extended running time, but winds up repeating its jokes before the first act is over. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 22, 2007
4/5 85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) The third act goes necessarily dark, maybe a little too much so for the youngest of viewers, but the sense of loss that it conveys ensures that Terabithia is that much more compelling. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 15, 2007
1/5 19% The Last Sin Eater (2007) It's stunning how flat and lifeless this film is, and we won't even talk about the chintzy special effects. Another cynical God-market outing from the folks at Fox Faith. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 8, 2007
2/5 21% The Hitcher (2007) This one gets most of its thrills via flashy car wrecks and some spectacularly stupid one-liners. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2007
4/5 66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) Zhang does a marvelous job at contrasting the tactile sumptuousness of the sets with the venomous, venal brutality that occurs within their walls. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 11, 2007
3/5 26% Stomp the Yard (2007) While it doesn't reach School Daze heights of greatness, Stomp the Yard evinces enough heart to elevate it quite a bit past most collegiate dramas. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 11, 2007
1.5/5 5% Three (2007) Perfect for that good Christian family who's aching to see a neutered, unoriginal crime thriller that clumsily coughs up its 'spiritual' theme only in the last line. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 4, 2007
4.5/5 78% Dreamgirls (2006) This story blazes through the Detroit sound, the '60s and '70s, discrimination, betrayal, greed, pride, loyalty and redemption and so much more. It does it with songs and it does it exactly right. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 21, 2006
3.5/5 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) Smartly, Rocky Balboa not only acknowledges how ridiculous and unseemly it is to resubmit the Italian Stallion into the pop-culture fray of 2006, but wraps the entire movie around that premise. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2/5 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) Though illuminating as a history primer on the CIA, The Good Shepherd has the spark of an 8 a.m. college lecture. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2.5/5 16% Eragon (2006) [Contains] a plotline that's a pastiche of tired fate-demands-you-take-this-journey tropes. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2006