Jenni Dawes

Jenni Dawes
Jenni Dawes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)
Publications: FILMINK (Australia)

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
36% Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) (2010) Falling short on charm and chuckles, audiences will be hard-pressed to care what happens to these contrived and largely unsympathetic characters. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2011
48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) [Cassavetes] refuses to let the material speak for itself, putting a famous-for-making-women-cry song behind almost every scene, and lingering on every sentimental moment. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2009
92% Every Little Step (2009) Just as powerful as the original musical -- keeps you glued to the fascinating and heartbreaking audition process. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2009
74% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) It's not that Sunshine Cleaning is a bad film, more that it uses the gnarly cleaning matter as bait, and then fails to deliver the goods. What remains is enjoyable, but not so much that you'd want to go back for seconds. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2009
74% Elegy (2008) An intelligent tale of aging, beauty, love and loss. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2009
32% Good (2008) It inevitably leaves a mark upon you, but with a more considered portrayal, it could have permeated the viewer like an indelible stain. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2009
85% Ghost Town (2008) In different hands, this could have been forgettably saccharine fare, but Gervais' genius and an excellent cast of bit players turn it into solidly acerbic entertainment. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2009
84% Rachel Getting Married (2008) The film's only drawback is that, like Kym, it doesn't know when to stop. The intimate feel of a home movie is uniformly matched by an over-indulgent running time. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2009
96% The Class (2008) It's a remarkably intelligent film, which adroitly portrays a microcosm of society through a high school classroom. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2009
88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) Viewers will likely guess Juliette's secret, but the strength of the film is that, despite its bleakness, you want to stay with Juliette to the very end to hear it from her mouth. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2008
45% Sex Drive (2008) Sex Drive starts off well, but quickly deteriorates into a compilation of rehashed jokes that go for the lowest common denominator every time. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2008