Jimi Famurewa

Jimi Famurewa
Jimi Famurewa's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine
Publications: Empire Magazine

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) A sophisticated adaptation of a hugely important book that adeptly handles its daunting themes, and provides a platform for a star-making performance from Amandla Stenberg. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) A minor-key coming-of-age triumph that manages to simultaneously be relatable and wildly distinctive. Will almost certainly have lapsed, adult skateboarders (unwisely) dusting down their decks. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 54% Yardie (2018) Neither a luridly enjoyable piece of Scarface-style pulp or a nuanced genre subversion, Idris Elba's directorial debut is a fitfully entertaining 1980s gangster thriller. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
4/5 62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Thrillingly paced, ravishingly shot and eerily topical, Sicario 2 retains much of its predecessor's dark charm despite its shuffled creative personnel. But a jarringly Hollywood ending dulls its overall impact. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 90% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) Necessary, deft and ultimately shocking. This is a beautifully hewn, brave piece of filmmaking that asks difficult, searching questions that will haunt you long after the credits roll. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
2/5 63% Every Day (2018) Not many teen romances use high-concept fantasy to probe the nature of self. But despite its fascinating conceit - and strong opening scenes - Every Day is undone by blandness. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) A giddily enjoyable, convention-bucking 134-minute epic that somehow manages to simultaneously be a comic-book blockbuster, a pulsating espionage thriller and an Afro-futurist family saga. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
3/5 51% 12 Strong (2018) An effective - if overly simplistic - neo-Western that's eventually carried over the line by a sparky ensemble cast. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Edgy and hilarious, Nanjiani and Gordon's true story of cross-cultural love is a Trump-baiting marvel that's worth the hype. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3/5 98% Kedi (2017) Part wildlife documentary, part urban love letter. Kedi may only be a slender 79 minutes long, but it's a lyrical and surprising philosophical tribute to the therapeutic power of pets. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 20% The House (2017) This Ferrell and Poehler-powered comedy blockbuster has big laughs, an enjoyably grisly streak, and a film-stealing turn from Jason Mantzoukas. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
2/5 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Ritchie's geezerfied King Arthur occasionally sparkles before being scuppered by generic effects, conflicting ideas and an embarrassing celebrity cameo for the ages. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
4/5 93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) A minor masterpiece of claustrophobia and expertly managed tension. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Peck's film may have been an Oscars bridesmaid but it turns Baldwin's prescient words into a staggering achievement. It's an exhilarating blast of focused fury. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 93% All This Panic (2017) Yes, the premise is a bit threadbare but this is an intimate, lyrical documentary that offers a subtly effective snapshot of life as a young woman on the threshold of adulthood. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 60% Snowden (2016) Aided by a dialled-down Gordon-Levitt, Stone skilfully demystifies one of the Obama era's most compelling stories. It's a welcome return to form for a cinematic sleeping giant. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
1/5 14% The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016) Puerile, inept and almost fascinatingly unfunny, this regrettable low-budget effort completely squanders a fertile premise and some big-name guest appearances. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) Taut, tense and burnished by Jeff Bridges at his best. This is a deceptively simple tale of Texan cops and robbers that drags the Old West into the modern age. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
2/5 58% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Ricky Gervais very much plays the hits in an undercooked but occasionally funny big screen revival that suffers from a crippling case of de ja vu. Brent's last goodbye? You'd hope so. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) Damon and Greengrass return to give the espionage genre another energising smack round the chops. A bold and eerily topical masterpiece of stuntcraft and bruising action. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
4/5 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) A perfectly cast comedy of manners that couches complex emotional questions in joyous farce and continues Gerwig's reign as the undisputed Queen Of Quirk. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Pixar sequel-phobes be damned - this is a dazzling and technically impressive return to form that delivers a similar high to Finding Nemo without feeling like a retread. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) A favourable but hugely illuminating portrait of a contradictory man - polite, principled, ruthless - who is still influencing cinema today. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
3/5 66% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Comedy for grown-ups that sometimes struggles with its ambitious brief, but always remembers that the best laughs contain the odd shard of shrapnel. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Visual inventiveness and spectacular casting can't quite salvage a muddled fantasy epic that, if it were a magic mirror, would be held together with gaffer tape. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016