Jennifer Tate

Jennifer Tate

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Jennifer Tate's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ViewLondon

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 83%

Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014)

"The slow burning, coming-of-age tale lacks momentum and struggles to engage with the audience on an emotional level." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4/5 68%

Afternoon Delight (2013)

"An enjoyable romantic drama with refreshingly interesting female characters and a duo of impressive performances from Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 26, 2014
3/5 85%

We Are What We Are (2013)

"An atmospheric cannibalism horror featuring an impressive performance by Julia Garner, but it's let down by a slow first act, weak dialogue and an unsuitable score." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 25, 2014
4/5 79%

Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014)

"An entertaining and insightful rockumentary that quickly turns into a nail-biting legal thriller after the lead vocalist is arrested and accused of manslaughter during filming." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 25, 2014
3/5 67%

Love Is In The Air (2014)

"Love is in the Air is a likeable and uplifting romantic comedy with charming and convincing performances at its heart, but the central story is somewhat predictable and rather implausible." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
3/5 99%

The Missing Picture (2014)

"The Missing Picture is a unique documentary that poignantly tells a harrowing account of life under Pol Pot's dictatorship, but it lacks essential structure and visual magnetism, making it feel as if its running time is much longer than 92 minutes." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 2, 2014
5/5 81%

This Ain't California (2013)

"A moving and energetic portrait, cushioned by a punching soundtrack, that poignantly tells the story of a carefree period in three teenage skateboarders' lives growing up in the German Democratic Republic." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Dec 5, 2013
4/5 84%

Dirty Wars (2013)

"A fearless and passionately directed documentary, Dirty Wars is a gripping and thought-provoking film fuelling the heated debate about the ethics of the US government and military." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 27, 2013
2/5 60%

N.F.A. (No Fixed Abode) (2012)

"Compassionately directed by Steve Rainbow, No Fixed Abode is an intriguing and thought-provoking film, but it's unfortunately held back by substandard performances and weak dialogue." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 27, 2013
2/5 20%

Saving Santa (2013)

"Voiced by a recognisable cast, Saving Santa is a pleasant and well-timed festive animation, but its unsophisticated storyline, general lack of humour and substandard soundtrack ultimately let it down." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 27, 2013
2/5 20%

Who Needs Enemies (2013)

"First-time writer and director Peter Stylianou demonstrates future potential with Who Needs Enemies, but his debut feature fails to entice thanks to weak dialogue and stereotypical characters." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3/5 77%

Cupcakes (2015)

"Charming, cheerful and plain good fun, Cupcakes is an uplifting and visually arresting musical comedy, but the performances are stiff and the final build-up is disappointingly underwhelming." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 100%

Utopia (2013)

"John Pilger's compassionate direction and diligent investigations deserve enormous credit as his poignant and detailed documentary exposes the harrowing treatment of Australian's black natives." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/5 64%

Pandora's Promise (2013)

"Thoroughly engaging thanks to its strong editing and startling facts, but the film feels a little conceited thanks to its one-sided argument." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 67%

Future My Love (2012)

"Future My Love is a thought provoking and visually arresting film, beautifully documenting society's worrying relationship with consumption and hailing Maja Borg as a documentary filmmaker to watch." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet

Regina (2013)

"Passionately directed and beautifully narrated, this poetic black and white film about the world's first female rabbi is wholly inspiring but in terms of cinematography, it lacks a certain spark." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 93%

Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2012)

"An engaging and visually arresting Japanese anime that carefully tackles an original storyline with confident sophistication." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Oct 24, 2013
4/5 80%

Project Wild Thing (2013)

"An engaging, persuasive and often funny film, strategically highlighting the worrying truth about how little time British children spend outdoors." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Oct 24, 2013
2/5 67%

A Magnificent Haunting (Magnifica presenza)(Magnificent Presence) (2012)

"Fails to enchant thanks to an uneven tone, underdeveloped characters and a laboured final act." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Oct 23, 2013
3/5 67%

Turbo (2013)

"A perfectly enjoyable and often funny animation film with a stellar cast behind it, but the predictable storyline and underwhelming 3D effects are a little disappointing." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 91%

Suzanne (2013)

"A visually arresting and emotionally engaging coming-of-age drama with an intelligently written script and compelling performances at its heart." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 82%

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)

"Filled with heartfelt performances and the underlying Americana theme works beautifully." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Oct 17, 2013
1/5 14%

Baggage Claim (2013)

"Sloppy and predictable, Baggage Claim is a clichéd and unoriginal rom-com, thanks to some mediocre performances and an unimaginative script ..." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Oct 10, 2013
5/5 94%

Metro Manila (2014)

"Metro Manila is an intense and emotionally gripping crime drama with a powerful narrative, arresting cinematography and some truly impressive performances from its cast, and Jake Macapagal in particular." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Sep 19, 2013
4/5 63%

My Father and the Man in Black (2013)

"Incredibly eye-opening and extraordinary thanks to endearingly personal accounts and strong archival footage." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3/5 100%

Les Invisibles (2012)

"An engaging and endearing documentary that successfully and intimately communicates the pioneering lives and personalities of eleven very likeable individuals ..." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jul 10, 2013
4/5 43%

Paris Manhattan (2013)

"This beautifully shot French romantic comedy about a Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist struggling to find love in Paris is passionately directed, emotionally engaging and absolutely charming." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jul 4, 2013
3/5 75%

Out in the Dark (2013)

"An intimate and affecting drama that slowly turns suspenseful, but the second act lacks focus and the chemistry between the two main actors just isn't strong enough." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jul 4, 2013
3/5 27%

Bula Quo! (2013)

"Fairly entertaining and features an upbeat and recognisable soundtrack, but the lack of comic value and some dreadful performances ultimately let it down." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jul 4, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet

Confine (2012)

"Confine makes clever use of its single-location shots, but the flawed script and a weak and inexperienced performance by Daisy Lowe means it ultimately falls flat." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jul 4, 2013
4/5 100%

Lal gece (Night of Silence) (2013)

"Intensely gripping, unpredictable and emotionally engaging, thanks to an intelligent script, striking cinematography and terrifically convincing performances from its two main leads." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3/5 70%

I Want Your Love (2013)

"An enjoyable and controversial drama with impressively naturalistic performances and a strong soundtrack, but the graphic gay sex scenes feel too overdone." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 27, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet

Mon Ami (2013)

"This dark Canadian comedy about two guys who kidnap their boss' daughter in a bid to seek revenge is side-splittingly funny and thoroughly entertaining." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 20, 2013
4/5 94%

Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) (2013)

"Enjoyable and uplifting, Shun Li and the Poet is an engaging and heart-warming study of an unlikely friendship ..." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 19, 2013
1/5 21%

The Seasoning House (2013)

"A soulless horror thriller that fails to captivate thanks to a poor script and some terribly unconvincing performances from certain cast members." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3/5 82%

Like Someone in Love (2013)

"A tender and touching drama about a young high-class escort who forms a connection with an elderly widower, but certain scenes in this quiet slow-burner feel overstretched and arguably unnecessary." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 19, 2013
2/5 10%

A Haunted House (2013)

"This send up of the Paranormal Activity films provides a few laughs here and there, but for the most part its crude and clichéd script is ridiculously stupid, embarrassingly over the top and occasionally offensive." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3/5 57%

I Am Nasrine (2013)

"A tender and touching Iranian drama by Tina Gharavi that's fully engaging throughout thanks to an impressive script, strong score and a terrific central performance from rising star, Micsha Sadeghi." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3/5 48%

Spike Island (2015)

"Stylishly shot and features an expectedly strong soundtrack, but the script feels contrived and the clichéd voiceover is rather annoying." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 19, 2013
5/5 72%

Blood Brother (2013)

"The incredibly emotional footage shot over a five year period is by turns shocking, moving and heartbreaking." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 6, 2013
2/5 25%

009 Re: Cyborg (2013)

"The cyborgs' epic search for 'His Voice' quickly becomes a little tenuous and ridiculous, pushing the film into maddening and tedious territory." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 5, 2013
4/5 91%

12 O'clock Boys (2014)

"A captivating and nail-bitingly tense documentary that provides a stellar account of Baltimore's urban dirt-bike gang ..." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jun 5, 2013
3/5 53%

The Comedian (2013)

"This improvised drama comedy is charming, poignant and watchable thanks to some exceptionally talented actors, but certain scenes feel a little bloated and contrived." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted May 29, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet

Man to Man (2005)

"Tilda Swinton is fantastic in this one-woman performance in which she portrays over a dozen characters, but unfortunately, John Maybury's experimental and pretentious film fails to translate." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted May 29, 2013
2/5 33%

Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict (2013)

"Successful in its elucidation of the composer's music style and personal politics, but the tone fluctuates far too often and some of the actors aren't quite up to scratch." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted May 23, 2013
4/5 95%

A Hijacking (2013)

"Nail-bitingly intense, thanks to some powerful performances and Tobias Lindholm's strong direction and fantastic script." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 81%

The Moo Man (2013)

"An uplifting and refreshing documentary about one farmer's dedication to his 55 cows, The Moo Man is an entertaining and sometimes emotional film that underlines a worrying issue about family farms in Britain." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 36%

The Truth About Emanuel (2014)

"This dark and occasionally suspenseful drama is an enjoyable watch thanks to some strong performances and Francesca Gregorini's sharp script ..." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 74%

Chimpanzee (2012)

"The chimpanzees play to their stereotype in this charming documentary that's beautiful to watch and often funny, however Tim Allen's jovial voiceover can be rather irritating after a while." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 100%

It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)

"An original and amusing animation that demonstrates the undeniable talent of Don Hertzfeldt." ‐ ViewLondon
Posted May 2, 2013
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