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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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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
11% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/5 100% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 56% All Stars (2013) It has a sunny disposition, a decent soundtrack and sparkling London locations, despite stilted dialogue.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
1/5 25% 21 And Over (2013) A few laughs pepper the general idiocy and occasional vileness.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
4/5 95% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2/5 32% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 53% Blood (2013) Some details jar but this is an atmospheric film with ambition and power.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2/5 49% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 75% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 48% 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)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 9% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 60% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
No Score Yet 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
90% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
83% 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)
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
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
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
45% Hampstead (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
79% 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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
22% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
77% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
59% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) While it would be foolish to say Independence Day: Resurgence lacks spectacle, scene after scene of the stuff becomes repetitive due to its victimless violence. It feels like no one ever gets hurt, despite the destruction of half the planet.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) There's a deceptively masterful simplicity to Frears' direction. In this age of blockbusters and superhero face-off mayhem, it reminds us that unfussiness is a virtue.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) All fairly silly, but unfortunately the filmmakers don't quite realize it - along with banning love, decent gags seem to have been outlawed, too.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
91% Eraserhead (1977) David Lynch's Eraserhead must stand as a pinnacle of screen surrealism to rival Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2014
70% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2012
43% 7 Days in Havana (2012) The faded grandeur of the Hotel Nacional features prominently and cliches of ladyboys, cigars, daiquiris and rafts to Miami abound.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2012
56% Strawberry Fields (2012) 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2012
82% 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2012
68% Les femmes du 6e étage (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)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2012
84% 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2012
95% Ping Pong (2012) Strong characters, great access and a firm grip on story arc. Smashing, indeed.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2012
79% 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2012
73% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2012
71% Dark Horse (2012) In his bitter humour I always find a twitch on the moral compass.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2012
90% La fée (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)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2012
29% Atletu (The Athlete) (2009) Told through reconstruction and archive footage, the story of Ethiopian marathon legend Abebe Bikila can't muster the drama it deserves.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2012