Jason Solomons

Jason Solomons

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Jason Solomons's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mail [UK], Guardian, Observer [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Eraserhead (1977) "David Lynch's Eraserhead must stand as a pinnacle of screen surrealism to rival Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Oct 14, 2014
69% The Hunter (2012) "It is dank and clammy, with ice in its heart, but it is also beautiful and painful, its emotional climaxes hitting home like precision bullets. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
95% Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012) "An exhilarating, elegantly executed film that holds a mirror up to the art world, its protagonists and its devotees, forcing us to question the whole circus. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
33% The Players (2014) "I was forced to wonder: were the talkies really invented so we could listen to Dujardin beating off in a lonely motel room? " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
43% 7 Days in Havana "The faded grandeur of the Hotel Nacional features prominently and cliches of ladyboys, cigars, daiquiris and rafts to Miami abound. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
67% God Bless America (2012) "Somehow the shoddiness of the film-making and the flatness of the writing dilute the anger and inspire a numbing tedium. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
56% Strawberry Fields "I liked this modest film, its unusual setting, its new-folk music (by Troubadour Rose) and its conscious echoes of A Streetcar Named Desire. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
84% Total Recall (1990) "It's a blockbuster from another era, when a big idea, rather than a pair of 3D goggles, gave the film its extra dimension. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
66% The Women on the 6th Floor (2011) "Warm-hearted but silly French comedy, set in 1960 and starring the excellent Fabrice Luchini as a stockbroker in the stuffy world of the Parisian haute bourgeoisie. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
83% You've Been Trumped (2012) "It could also be a terrific feature, a John Sayles movie maybe, although it's possible no one would believe a character as odious as the villain of this piece. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
95% Ping Pong (2013) "Strong characters, great access and a firm grip on story arc. Smashing, indeed. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 8, 2012
78% Killer Joe (2012) "It revels in evil and lacks any sprightliness that might have redeemed its twisted characters, all of whom are loathsome and stupid. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "For all its action sequences and swoops and swings, I found it hard to get remotely excited by The Amazing Spider-Man. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) "Although she would probably have liked a little more plot and polish, Nora Ephron would, I think, have approved. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
66% Friends With Kids (2012) "Friends with Kids is funny and likable and while the dialogue is often bawdy and sexually frank, its elements are completely fairytale, including a climax involving a cross-town dash. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
70% Dark Horse (2012) "In his bitter humour I always find a twitch on the moral compass. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
90% The Fairy (2012) "The best that can be said for The Fairy is that it certainly creates its own world. However, it's one I wanted to get out of almost as soon as it began. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
29% Atletu (The Athlete) "Told through reconstruction and archive footage, the story of Ethiopian marathon legend Abebe Bikila can't muster the drama it deserves. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
93% King of Devil's Island (2011) "There's an impressive force to the performances and, amid the ice and snow, the film burns with a sense of injustice that deservedly made it a hit in Norway. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
41% Lovely Molly (2012) "Silly Molly. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 1, 2012
5/5 98% Mud (2013) "An atmospheric thriller and coming-of-age tale set on a slow bend in the Mississippi river, Mud has the look and feel of an American indie classic. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 26, 2012
2/5 67% Lawless (2012) "Star-studded and violent yet empty as a broken whisky bottle. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 20, 2012
3/5 84% Contagion (2011) "I was shuffling nervously in my seat, edging away from the sniffling man next to me. Nobody shook hands or embraced after this screening. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 5, 2011
84% The Princess Of Montpensier (2011) "It clips along with splendid locations and well-observed costumes and customs, displaying a sensibility and wit that never feel stuffy. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) "Within its ambition to convey the meaning of life, The Tree of Life is also boring, cliched and banal. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
78% Trust (2011) "Schwimmer directs with intelligence and a minimum of hysteria, deftly handling the shifts in atmosphere this creepy story requires. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
14% Huge "Miller catches the dinge of the pub stand-up circuit nicely and certainly nails the desperation. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
51% Holy Rollers (2010) "It's a surprisingly cool little film, not funny at all but rather seriously torn between the secular and the sacred, a conflict Eisenberg expresses with a neurotic intensity. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
48% Super (2011) "This disastrously unfunny superhero spoof features a grating performance from Juno star Ellen Page, a vapid leading man in Rainn Wilson and an idiotic mix of humour and violence. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
95% L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) (1961) "I've always found it romantic and sexy, full of yearning and mystery. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
58% Film socialisme (2011) "The cumulative effect of this plotless collage is bizarrely comforting and I totally know what JLG is on about (something to do with ownership, sovereignty and old Europe), not that he'd care if I didn't. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2011
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) "Are there any ideas here? Other than to make more than $1.5bn, what is the point of a Michael Bay movie? " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
55% The Conspirator (2011) "It unfurls as a stodgy courtroom drama, in which everyone looks like an early photograph. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
36% Larry Crowne (2011) "Larry Crowne has the air of a project locked in a drawer since 1993. They should have thrown away the key. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
99% A Separation (2011) "A remarkably poised marital thriller from Iran, full of surprise developments and suppressed volatility. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
92% As If I Am Not There (2010) "In her unblinking recounting of the story, director Wilson displays admirable restraint in the face of horror. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
91% Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (2009) "[A] surprisingly delightful little film... " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) "Bridesmaids achieves, through the laughs, a kind of poignancy and empathy. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
59% The First Grader (2011) "Wholesome and uplifting in the classic carpe diem manner and Harris is a lot more attractive than Robin Williams. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
81% Countdown to Zero (2010) "Skilfully crafted and smoothly assembled... " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
40% Ghosted "Muddled and sentimental, it is an unilluminating experience. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
92% Incendies (2011) "Incendies is muscular, emotional film-making of the highest order, self-confident in its delivery yet always respectful of its characters' plight. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
19% Love's Kitchen (2011) "Worth a detour to avoid. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
86% Viva Riva! (2011) "Brutal and simplistic, the film nevertheless delivers rough excitement with a certain rude style. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 26, 2011
44% Bad Teacher (2011) "Bad Teacher delivers a watchable comic performance from Diaz - including a charity school car wash in denim hot pants - and some real laughs. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
75% Putty Hill (2011) "American indie film has been lost in the murk of the mumblecore student scene recently but with Putty Hill, I felt a real thrill that something new is stirring. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
90% The Messenger (2009) "The Messenger takes on a warmth and plangency that rewards viewing. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
61% The Beaver (2011) "It is the very essence of a misfire, a film so out of step with the times that I'm tempted to say Dick Cheney on a hunting trip couldn't have misfired more. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
83% Potiche (2011) "A blend of boulevard farce, 1970s sex comedy and political satire. Deneuve responds to the challenge magnificently and with a glint of mischief. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
26% Green Lantern (2011) "The latest movie scraped from the barrel where studio execs store their childhood comic collections. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2011
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