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Jasper Rees

Jasper Rees
Jasper Rees's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK), The Spectator, The Arts Desk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) Though the pieces of The Limehouse Golem don't quite fit together, Jane Goldman's proto-feminist script saves the best with a splendidly clever twist that rewards your patience.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 88% American Made (2017) Cruise has more fun than he's had in years twitting his image as an ethical action hero.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is an enchanting film with a terrible title. Don't be put off by it.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Anyone hoping to be guided through all this morass of detonations and drownings by the handrail of dialogue, the nuance and shade of human drama, will have to go whistle. Dunkirk is not about characters but character.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 85% Okja (2017) In short, Okja is a wrong-footing mash-up that delivers a sharp jolt to the meat-eater's conscience.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3/5 48% Churchill (2017) It's perfectly entertaining, but this Winston has had smallness thrust upon him.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 92% The Shepherd (El pastor) (2016) This is a quietly stirring film with its heart in the right place, and a finale that delivers. Miguel Martín is never less than watchable as the taciturn, oblivious presence on the fringes of a sinister, squabbling melodrama.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur is basically Lock, Stock and One Stonking Sword, in which Ritchie filters national myth through the only aesthetic he knows: the stop-start gor-blimey rock video in which everyone channels their inner Winstone.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) This Miss deserves to be a hit.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
5/5 100% King Charles III on Masterpiece (2017) Perhaps this majestic, unmissable drama will send new audiences back to the source for meaningful encounters with Lear, Lady M, Brutus, Prince Hal and other forebears.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
92% The Levelling (2017) Such films must be made. Otherwise ambitious, original young British filmmakers won't get a start and the only stories to make it to the screen will be the same old ones about aliens and boxers.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/5 90% Mindhorn (2016) It won't win many awards or break many box office records, but Mindhorn doesn't outstay its welcome and approaches the important business of spoofery with a practically academic attention to ridiculous detail. A hoot.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
1/5 27% The Hatton Garden Job (2017) Thompson has managed to lure a cast who can relied upon to say the lines and not bump into the furniture, but his script somehow contrives to stumble into every British gangster cliché while syringing the last ounce of life out of every scene.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City of Z doesn't quite unearth a transporting truth about Percy Fawcett.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) There is plenty of infantilising fun to be had.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
70% Viceroy's House (2017) [It's] a perfectly decent primer, and it's high time this geopolitical powderkeg had its resonant moment in the multiplex. But a bit like India and the putative Pakistan, it doesn't quite know if its many moving parts all belong under the same roof.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Berg licks the story along at an efficient pace, imparts a powerful sense of a city under siege in the overhead camerawork, and wrings tears in a final reveal involving the actual participants. Dramatically, though... not quite enough is at stake.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
2/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) An all-clanking schlockbuster.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
5/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) For all Lonergan's storytelling skills, Manchester by the Sea stands or falls on its central performance. Casey Affleck, outstandingly skilful at keeping his cards close to his chest, packs immense power into a study of incurable grief and guilt.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
81% Chi-Raq (2015) Lee has much fun toying with the fixtures and fittings of the source material.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Treadaway is always watchable, and turns out to be quite a good busker. Bob portrays himself with commitment and conviction. But you get most of what you need to know in the trailer of the curious incident of the cat in the day-time.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/5 20% Inferno (2016) On the plus side there's no putting up with Brown's infernal prose.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/5 68% Swiss Army Man (2016) There's plenty of energy on offer and some visual flair, and everyone's heart seems to be in the right place. But it's pretty clear why Dano threw his hat in.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Ben-Hur, the remake of the remake, is an epic misfire starring no one you've ever heard of apart from, inevitably, Morgan Freeman.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
82% Julieta (2016) The film's signature colour is red, which pulses on the screen like a hazard light... It's the colour of everything in this heartbreaking but hopeful film: rage, blood, heat, passion, danger, love.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
74% The BFG (2016) The film is held aloft by the loamy charm of Mark Rylance. ‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 82% Chevalier (2016) The film is at its most persuasive as a goofy comedy, personified in the pathetic Dimitris fighting for approval by any means.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) Although it doesn't quite know how to round off its triptych of narratives, the film leaves you almost entirely sated, and invigorated by fresh and fantastical vistas too rarely visited by cinema outside the mind of Tim Burton.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) Its over-exuberance is entirely forgivable.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/5 72% A Hologram for the King (2016) What's left is the pleasure of Hanks, the same as he ever was, in an inconsequential shaggy dog tale.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) The spycraft elements make for some nailbiting sequences... Despite an impressive cast on reliably good form, there's no one really to root for.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
89% Dheepan (2016) In the end Audiard is as big a softie as any cornball salesman in Tinseltown. It's just that his redemptions are bitterly earned and bring sweet relief.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 52% Risen (2016) The problem is the drama. As in the entire lack of it.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
75% Chronic (2016) Cinema needs films like Chronic. Just not a lot of them.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is almost a lot of fun. It works best as a girl power fantasy, and really flies when it finds the courage to flout literary precedent.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) Jurassic World is intensely conscious of its Spielbergian forebear, doffing its cap in multiple nods and winks.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) This is a wannabe tragedy (with whips) about the knightly failure to commit to the maiden's romantic narrative.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) Don't watch it alone, because this is a film whose plains and glaciers merit further exploration long after the credits have rolled. One thing seems certain: smoke will get in your eyes.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
81% Sunset Song (2016) Sunset Song falls short of outright masterliness, but Davies's lyricism, achieved on a tiny budget, is unlike the work of any other British director and worth celebrating.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Bridge of Spies really is the spy game as just that: a game whose horrors Spielberg has thrillingly sanitised.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Steve Jobs puffs out its chest and valiantly adrenalises design concepts and balance sheets... It sure as hell talks the talk. As a portrait of an imperfect perfectionist, it doesn't quite walk the walk.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
80% Macbeth (2015) The film is far too enthralled by Fassbender's animal magnetism to make any profound enquiry into what oils Macbeth's cogs. Alas, what's done cannot be undone.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
92% The Gift (2015) Even before it hurtles off the rails, the plot has enough holes to fill the Albert Hall.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
75% We Are Many (2015) Why rake over old coals now other than to issue a gigantic 'I told you so'?‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) This is entertainment to the maddest max. Every inner 12-year-old will think he -- or perhaps even she -- has died and gone to a heaven that looks just like hell.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
86% Top Five (2014) As a satirical attack on the inanities of the entertainment industry, Rock's flamethrower is set to no higher than gentle singeing.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 71% Before the Winter Chill (2014) It's only towards the end that you discover that Before the Winter Chill could have been a gripping thriller. Instead it's a mildly haunting disquisition on the peril of the midlife crisis.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015