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Jeremy Aspinall

Jeremy Aspinall
Jeremy Aspinall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 80% Panic (2014) Spencer's feature debut is never less than intriguing, and it's anchored by an incisive soundtrack and Gyasi's magnetic central performance as the haunted hero, who's compelled to do the right thing but is patently ill equipped to do so. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) A rambling, meandering experience ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet NG83 When We Were B Boys (2016) It may seem like parochial stuff and the archive footage is on the rough-and-ready side, but the reunion to commemorate the passing of one local legend is a moving climax to a vibrant snapshot of English urban life. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) Teeth-grindingly terrifying though the film is, it's no out-and-out gorefest. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 50% The Guv'nor (2016) A colourful and revealing portrait of bare-knuckle fighter and bona fide hardman Lenny The Guv'nor McLean presented by his son, Jamie. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Fuqua's rendition delivers plenty of quick-draw action and is respectful to the source material; it just can't challenge the epic romanticism or magnificence of the 60s classic. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) No one can deny the commitment of the cast, but the law of diminishing returns dictates that it's time for the Purge to go. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 28, 2016
4/5 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) Throws up Poseidon Adventure-like life-or-death situations that will leave you gasping for air as much as the imperilled survivors. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 14, 2016
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) I'm no Marvel acolyte keen to dump on the DC movie universe, but, with a heavy heart, this wobbly walk on the wild side is not going to challenge Marvel's way with a comic-book blockbuster. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Founders (2016) If sporting excellence in the face of establishment resistance deserves admiration, then these doughty, pioneering ladies had it in clubs. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/5 50% Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) The confrontation between the comic world's ultimate hero and villain is well worth the wait, though first there's the Dark Knight's mentoring of the young Batgirl to get through. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 82% Les Cowboys (2016) A contemporary interpretation of John Ford's western masterpiece The Searchers. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) If you thought Days of Future Past was as epic and nightmarish as it could get for Marvel's mutant superheroes, then think again. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) The contrast between the pastoral setting and shocking blood-letting creates lots of breathless tension, putting Green Room in good company with down-and-dirty siege flicks like Assault on Precinct 13 and especially Straw Dogs. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The Russos deliver the goods once again and prove to have a safe pair of hands when it comes to pacey, well-choreographed action and accommodating a large starry cast. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Despite the avalanche of set pieces and nods to upcoming Justice League movies, it must be said that Affleck is the class act - he fits his bat suit well and also nails Bruce Wayne, whether as ageing roué or haunted hero. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
4/5 91% The Witch (2016) Spellbinding horror that drips with dread. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) A disturbingly compelling watch. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 24% The Benefactor (2016) Fanning (criminally underused) and James have so little meat to their roles, they end up as ciphers while Gere has a ball as a drug-addicted tycoon on the verge of a nervous breakdown. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 11% Breakdown (2016) It's not the most original of premises, but Fairbrass proves a rugged presence and Cosmo is a terrifying villain. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 15, 2016
5/5 81% The Revenant (2015) Here's a movie where the elements ooze from the screen, and DiCaprio matches the experience by baring his wounds and his soul in a performance of agonising honesty and emotion. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/5 89% What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015) A valuable examination of personal responsibility v familial loyalty set against events that should never be taken for granted. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/5 81% Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) [A] watchable documentary ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 82% On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) The sixth outing for 007 is a magnificently memorable adventure that sees Bond out to stop the dispersal of a killer virus by a bevy of beauties brainwashed by Telly Savalas's villainous Blofeld. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 2, 2015
2/5 19% The Vatican Tapes (2015) Devilish fare like The Exorcist and The Omen that rush to mind. Those classics had thrills and gore galore. This is just too tame to terrify. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) Riley does a fabulous job here but it's no hagiography; this is Brando in the raw. Here, Marlon is just Marlon. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/5 84% The Walk (2015) Zemeckis has aimed high but on this occasion the documentary reality of Man on Wire trumps the wonder of Hollywood artifice. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet The Taking (2013) Slinger creates one of British cinema's vilest villains, excruciatingly smug but menacing and deadly to boot. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 95% The Dance of Reality (2014) It won't be to all tastes (graphic nudity, full-frontal urination) and is more hallucinatory memory book than straight autobiography, but what a journey it is. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 22% Pressure (2015) It's perfectly watchable, if not quite on a nerve-shredding par with lung-busting thrillers like The Poseidon Adventure, The Abyss or Black Sea. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Captain Webb (2015) It's no big-budget extravaganza but anything that celebrates such historic British endeavour deserves a pat on the back. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Some may argue outside events - antiwar protests, civil unrest - are pushed to the background, but this is a documentary about hugely erudite, larger-than-life personalities. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) In the end, it may be more comedy than grand superhero epic, but Marvel and Disney should still be laughing all the way to the bank. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 75% We Are Many (2015) A valuable tribute to protest, it's a film that should be seen by the many. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) It's as beautiful and hypnotic as its enigmatic heroine. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 79% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) Inventive DIY horror that harks back to Ozploitation's golden era. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Although there are some longeurs when Whedon feels bound to plot a pathway to Marvel's next tranche of potential blockbusters, the witty repartee between stars at ease in their superhero skin leavens the odd lull. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 70% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) A straightforward, slickly edited psycho-killer flick with moments of razor-sharp tension and a welcome appearance from Alien star Veronica Cartwright as Timlin's granny. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Sixteen (2013) An excellent showcase for bright, young talent like Nsengiyumva and Rosie Day, who plays the girlfriend painfully trying to understand what makes her brooding beau tick. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) Utterly engrossing. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Light-hearted, fast-moving entertainment is the name of the game, with Firth a quite excellent action hero. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) It's a tense, subtly evocative Big Apple tale that could crown Chandor as a worthy successor to quintessential New York director Sidney Lumet. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
83% In Fear (2014) It's nicely constructed, with a cloying atmosphere of ever-increasing dread as darkness and torrential rain begin to fall. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) Understated, atmospheric and compelling, Blue Ruin has an art house indie aesthetic reminiscent of the Coen brothers' debut Blood Simple, and that's high praise, indeed. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 71% Interstellar (2014) This majestic film retains a human heart. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 88% Filmed In Supermarionation (2014) Fans couldn't ask for anything more. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 85% Tony Benn: Will and Testament (2014) Highly personal and poignant, it's a fabulous tribute to a formidable political personality. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 60% Draft Day (2014) In the Costner sporting canon, it's no Bull Durham, Field of Dreams or Tin Cup, but the star is a rock-solid presence and is well supported by a cast chock-full of recognisable faces. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 96% Ida (2014) Stark but beautiful, understated but hauntingly entrancing, this sublime drama confirms Pawlikowski's place among the best of modern Polish directors. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/5 60% The Equalizer (2014) Washington has the stellar charisma and mobility (unlike the portlier Woodward) to keep total disbelief from the door. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014