Jason Solomons

Jason Solomons
Jason Solomons's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian Daily Mail (UK) The Mail on Sunday (UK) Observer (UK) TheWrap

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T-Meter Title | Year
88% Sundown (2021) Franco lets his story unfold incrementally and mysteriously, like a fisherman slowly reeling his catch out of the water. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2021
73% Last Night in Soho (2021) While I was worried Wright might lose control of an excellent premise, this is by far the director's best film since his "Shaun of the Dead" debut... - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2021
91% Spencer (2021) Unfurls in a torrent of ideas and madness, some of it brilliant, some of it quite silly. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
100% Vortex (2021) With its uncommonly human touch and restless, unflinching visual aesthetic, Vortex might well be Noe's finest and most thoughtful work. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
94% Ali & Ava (2021) [Filmmaker Clio Barnard] draws her characters and their worlds like an expert storyteller. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
64% Paris, 13th District (Les Olympiades) (2021) The episodic nature means that, despite the frequent physical comings together on screen, it never quite comes together as a drama. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
92% Memoria (2021) It is cinema that, if you let it, can check our heartbeats, frustrate our minds and connect with our very souls. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
30% Three Floors (Tre piani) (2021) It's one of those films that badly tests the patience as each storyline waits to tie itself up neatly and resolve - after two bursts of "Five Years Later" captions - into a honey pot of Italian optimism. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
58% JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass (2021) A procession of white, male authors and experts in boring shirts hectoring you with their theories and old books. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
100% The Worst Person In The World (Verdens Verste Menneske) (2021) Renate Reinsve delivers a standout performance. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
81% Cow (2021) A piece of pure cinema that's also loaded with political meaning about our dominion over nature and what we do to, I don't know, get cheese. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
83% Jane by Charlotte (2021) Gently, smartly, Charlotte uses her mother's life to muse on mortality and the value of what we all amass, emotionally and physically. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
96% The Souvenir: Part II (2021) This second part is lighter, more playful, growing in confidence along with its protagonist, in a terrific performance from Byrne. But it's also full of gentle, cherished acts of memory... A memorable experience, indeed. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
73% Ahed's Knee (Le genou d'Ahed) (2021) Ahed's Knee is a radical film for an Israeli movie - or for any movie. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
95% Soul (2020) "Soul" is perhaps the most existentially ambitious film ever attempted by Disney and yet it pops with colorful visuals and gentle wisdom while the story clips along despite the dizzying height of the concept. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) The tone and the plot take some time to settle, but once director Thurop van Orman hits his fully frenetic stride (and adults decide to surrender their senses and go along for the ride), the bird and pig unit become almost affable in their daftness. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
33% In the Cut (2003) Campion excels in the erotic... She is, however, clearly useless at thrillers, and the final stages of this film fall just short of risible. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
41% But I'm a Cheerleader (2000) [But I'm a Cheerleader looks] like John Waters directing a hybrid of Private Benjamin and Girl Interrupted - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
55% Step Brothers (2008) With their curly perms, slogan T-shirts (Life's a Beach, Spring Break '84 etc), nudie mags and Chewbacca masks, the stepbrothers make a nice comic pairing. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) Moulin Rouge will not be surpassed this year for an enticing, innovative and joyous film-going experience. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
44% Mary Magdalene (2019) Other than to show that a woman called Mary who wasn't a prostitute was involved in the final weeks of the Jesus story, I have no idea what the filmmakers wanted for this project. I'm pretty sure they didn't achieve it. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
13% Winchester (2018) Mirren does her best to bring gravitas to the role, although I'm not sure that's what it needed. Nor does she give it Miss Havisham scary-spinster camp. It needed a bit more Bette Davis, a bit of sarcasm. Mirren just looks like she hates being here. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/5 95% White Elephant (2013) The cinematography recalls the ground-breaking City Of God, from Brazil, but Trapero's film has a more spiritual element, being about the work of two priests trying to broker peace between warring drug cartels. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 43% All Stars (2013) It has a sunny disposition, a decent soundtrack and sparkling London locations, despite stilted dialogue. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
4/5 91% Gimme The Loot (2013) Director Adam Leon probes the offbeat corners and rhythms of New York life. In doing so, he also subtly captures the textures of its society, language and hidden economies in a sweetly optimistic street romance. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
1/5 27% 21 And Over (2013) A few laughs pepper the general idiocy and occasional vileness. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 100% Village At The End Of The World (2012) What makes their film so beautiful and refreshing is the way it touches on themes of climate and cultural change without any hectoring or guilt trips, using humour and humanity to make its gentle points. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
4/5 96% A Hijacking (2013) The atmospheres of both boardroom and ship are superbly captured. In that thrilling Nordic style, everything feels chillingly real and grips you like ice. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
1/5 50% The Comedian (2013) London-set low-budget The Comedian is baffling. The questions it poses are not flattering: How did it get made? Who on earth would want to watch it? - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2/5 34% Everybody Has a Plan (2013) Directed by Ana Piterbarg, the film is moody and often beautiful, entering an almost lost world. However, it is also beset with pomposity and heaviness that make it as sluggish as the muddy delta where much of it is set. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 55% Blood (2013) Some details jar but this is an atmospheric film with ambition and power. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2/5 52% Thérèse (2013) Audrey Tautou's gamine charms fail to lift Therese Desqueyroux, a handsome but dreary adaptation of Francois Mauriac's stifling novel of Catholic guilt. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 77% The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) There's a marvellous little film lurking inside Shane Meadows's loving documentary The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone but you have to get through some slush to find it. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
4/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) It's a meditation on individualism and poetry; the power of image to remind and exorcise; the ruthless zeal of revolution; the endurance of memory and family, and the human will to survive. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 47% Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2014) We might laugh, but Mikkelsen is so moody and magnificent we take him very seriously. That's part of the problem. Mikkelsen is too cool, too brooding and we never get behind his icy mask. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 87% Winter Sleep (2014) It's a claustrophobic, bitter, terribly long movie that doesn't reward the viewer's heart or patience. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) I can't remember when I laughed... no... I really can't remember. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 12% No Good Deed (2014) Although this must be one of the first movies in which an African American character goes golfing, aside from that cultural milestone it is notable for little else. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 62% My Old Lady (2014) Smith and Scott Thomas fare better than Kline, who is too eager to force his own rubbery comic personality through his character's considerable flaws. He's also terrible at drunk acting. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
80% A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (Bushi no Kondate) (2014) The clothes are beautiful and the set design exquisite in their Japanese minimalism but, despite the sweet-natured tale and attractive performances, it's the grub that wins out. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
91% Guys and Dolls (1955) The script is perhaps even better than most of the musical numbers, crackling with the Damon Runyon-style dialogue and with the colour of the stories on which Ben Hecht based his screenplay. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
81% Kon Tiki (2013) Amid all the fun, shark fights and unquestionable natural beauty, ultimately this is a film about self-belief and a yearning to get back to basics, so its message still rings true, and chimes with inspiration. - The Mail on Sunday (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
7% The Snowman (2017) Jo Nesbø's best-selling serial-killer mystery becomes all coal and no carrot, despite a sterling cast and crew. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
86% American Made (2017) The problem is that Cruise, even when trying to cut loose, is always so tightly controlled that we never truly feel the reptilian survivalism of Barry Seal. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
43% Hampstead (2019) Keaton's terrific, and it's sweet and airy and so unhurried you really feel like you've had a nice afternoon in the long grasses and cool breezes on the edge of the city. You wouldn't want to live there, though. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
81% T2 Trainspotting (2017) In places, it's terrific, but it too often drags in a pool of its own despondency, a miserable and melancholy movie that almost looks a bit embarrassed to be so. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Has all the makings of a huge family blockbuster, but all the bloated traps of those, too. It hasn't quite got the balance right, but, like the title hints, surely knows where to find the magic formula over the ensuing movies. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
23% Inferno (2016) I kept hoping a Wayans brother would pop in and signal it was all one big genre parody, and when you're fervently wishing for a Wayans, you know you're in trouble. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Some very British and very funny high jinks ensue, with key ingredients from the Working Title British Rom Com Handbook all whizzed up in a nutri-bullet of a script. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
58% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley give their all and drag the film bitching and boozing over the fine line between ropey TV transfer and riotous night out. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016