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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), Observer (UK), TheWrap

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% 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
43% 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
73% 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
21% 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
67% 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
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)
Read More | 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)
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
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)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2012
42% Lovely Molly (2012) Silly Molly.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 26, 2012
2/5 67% Lawless (2012) Star-studded and violent yet empty as a broken whisky bottle.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2011
85% La princesse de Montpensier (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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2011
14% Huge (2011) Miller catches the dinge of the pub stand-up circuit nicely and certainly nails the desperation.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2011
52% 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2011
49% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2011
59% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
35% 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
99% A Separation (2011) A remarkably poised marital thriller from Iran, full of surprise developments and suppressed volatility.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
91% Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (2009) [A] surprisingly delightful little film...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) Bridesmaids achieves, through the laughs, a kind of poignancy and empathy.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2011
61% 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)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2011
80% Countdown to Zero (2010) Skilfully crafted and smoothly assembled...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2011