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Jimi Famurewa

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% 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
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
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 61% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
4/5 63% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 89% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
3/5 53% 12 Strong (2018) An effective - if overly simplistic - neo-Western that's eventually carried over the line by a sparky ensemble cast.‐ Empire Magazine
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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 18% 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
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
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
4/5 93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) A minor masterpiece of claustrophobia and expertly managed tension.‐ Empire Magazine
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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 61% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
2/5 60% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 54% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
3/5 68% 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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016