John Higgins

John Higgins
John Higgins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

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T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 90% A Clockwork Orange (1971) From the opening stare through to the climax, McDowell owns the screen throughout and interprets Burgess' words with enthusiastic vigour. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
7/10 12% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Ultimately, the film rises and falls on the strength of a strong central performance from Duff amidst some jarring moments of horror and violence. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
7/10 88% Rust Creek (2019) There's a touch of film noir within the story which lends itself more to the likes of classic Coen Brothers offerings... - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
6/10 60% Devil's Path (2019) Devil's Path doesn't have the delicious double twist of What Keeps You Alive, and in terms of pacing it does take a little too much time to get to where the audience would like it to be as a bonafide shocker - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
6/10 33% The Unholy (1988) After a bright and bloody opening, the film settles into a more mystical story before building to an atmospheric, if silly, climax. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Mystic Demon Killer (2017) It's a cheap and cheerful affair at times, but as a low budget film it does have a lot to offer, reminiscent of some of Charles Band's offerings mixed with more recent British cult favourites. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
7/10 18% Distorted (2018) Thanks to Ricci's excellent performance as Lauren and Cusack's balanced supporting role, Disjointed will certainly find favour with fans of classic Canadian cult offerings. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
7/10 87% The Dark (2018) An atmospheric film at times and has some interest, but fans expecting a few more shocks throughout will feel short-changed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
7/10 25% All the Devil's Men (2018) It is refreshing to see a British-set thriller, albeit a little old-hat by today's standards that can provide the sort of visual stimulant that the examples stateside have done for decades. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
8/10 38% Silencio (2018) It's an interesting effort and Villareal has much to be pleased with, as does the target audience after they watch this. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
7/10 100% The Book of Birdie (2017) Fans expecting jump moments and leaps out of the closet will not be satisfied by this. However, if you are looking for a more compassionate analysis of how people see the world, then there is something of appeal in the film. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
6/10 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) There is a nice virtual-reality gag that is well worth the price of entry and the film sells well on the strength of Atkinson, who is at his level best here. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Blood Child (2018) A gem of a genre piece. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
8/10 97% Lucky (2017) A worthy coda to a great career. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
7/10 88% Diane (2018) Stylistically dark and broody at times, Diane is a contrast from other films in the genre... Good performances from Smith and Avers heighten the film. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Frightmare (1983) Stylistically, it is reminiscent of some of those classic Hammer House of Horrors and Phantasm, and it does retain some good old cultish charm throughout. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
8/10 82% What Keeps You Alive (2018) It holds your attention for much of its ninety-nine minutes duration and the performances from Allen and Anderson make this a highly-effective two-hander. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
9/10 86% Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires (2018) The plot and idea are simple and predictable and if - like this writer - you have seen any number of those classic Joel Silver and Steven Seagal flicks, then this is right up your dark alley. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
7/10 60% Rokuroku: The Promise of the Witch (2017) If you buy into the cross-cutting of the various tales, then this is quite an effectively creepy yarn. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
8/10 90% What Still Remains (2018) Josh Mendoza's post-apocalyptic drama What Still Remains taps into the same dystopian elements that helped to heighten the likes of The Hunger Games franchise and The Road. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
7/10 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) Its key strength is to take the zombie genre and tip it on its side. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
7/10 100% The Nightshifter (Morto nâo fala) (2018) It is the skill of the film-makers and the style of this Brazilian gem that should enable it to find an audience out of the festival and domestic circuit. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
7/10 80% St. Bernard Syndicate (2019) St. Bernard Syndicate is an adequate film for what it is. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
8/10 78% Rondo (2018) A cult classic in the making. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
7/10 76% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) Five Fingers For Marseilles is well worth the ride for the visual landscape as well as its music and sound, and is a worthy addition to Southern Hemisphere film-making. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
9/10 50% Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) Fans of Draculas and Twilights past are going to have an absolute ball, as this writer did, watching Sion Sono's new film Tokyo Vampire Hotel. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
7/10 81% Knuckleball (2018) This is a slow-burner that will draw you in, with an eerie sense of atmosphere and style coupled with some excellent cinematography by Jon Thomas. One to be applauded for trying something different with conventional horror themes. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
6/10 64% Dolemite (1975) To concentrate on the negatives would be going against what makes this film so special. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
7/10 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) A fun and mildly diverting film. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet The Brink (2017) The film is elevated thanks to some well-choreographed action fights and sequences which progress towards a climax that wouldn't look out of place in The Perfect Storm. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
7/10 100% The Outlaws (2017) The Outlaws is a taut and tight piece of police drama, as bloody, brutal, profane and violent as anything to have emerged in the last ten years. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Black Magic II (1976) Black Magic 2 is a delight for the majority of its ninety-one-minute running time. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet The Axiom (2018) The overall idea behind the film does border on the far-fetched, but works fair enough as a hook on which to base the effective gore and shocks. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
8/10 97% Yellow Submarine (1968) This remains as it has done for the last five decades a hugely enjoyable experience, with an innovative animation style that is in turn both unique and strikingly realised. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
7/10 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Overall, this is more in keeping with more mainstream high school dramas, but doesn't have the vicious comic tone of films like Heathers and Mean Girls, both of which hit the mark in their respective ways. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Jake Speed (1986) As such, it is a movie that takes a little too long to get going, before the real nitty-gritty of the action arrives in an admittedly pacey climax. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/10 14% The Little Vampire 3D (2017) It's a limp affair throughout, drained of any substance. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
8/10 65% Downrange (2017) Downrange certainly delivers and holds the attention, especially when the film moves into the second half towards a climactic and satisfying pay-off. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
6/10 44% Grizzly (1976) Marked as a rip-off of Spielberg's classic Jaws, Grizzly certainly and desperately fails in its intent and overall, you can spot the similarities throughout. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
7/10 62% Every Day (2018) If you enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, you will find much to focus and appreciate here. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
7/10 100% Infra-Man (Zhong guo chao ren) (1975) If you see the film cold without reading the booklet, be prepared for one of the wackiest, spectacularly silly and cheerfully tongue-in-cheek films to come out of the Shaw Brothers studio. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
9/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A winner in every way. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet The Man Who Was Thursday (2016) Newcomers to the source will certainly enjoy this one, as I did. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
5/10 59% Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) A lot of the scenes are stylishly spot-on but don't appear to have the same comedic impact as they did back in the day. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Dogs (1975) Dogs suffers from sloppy editing and expectation which renders the key moments more silly than shocking. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
7/10 48% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) As it stands, this is a pretty bog-standard animation adventure, with a tradition well rooted in classic Disney fare like 101 Dalmations and The Rescuers. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
9/10 96% November (2018) November is a multi-faceted genre masterpiece, taking a stylish blend of classic supernatural horror and blending it with a tender tragedy to create a superior work of Eastern European Cinema. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Scars of Xavier (2017) The film certainly whets the appetite at the outset. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet The Ninth Cloud (2014) The Ninth Cloud is a watchable piece that will provoke constructive conversation amongst British indie film fans. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
7/10 25% Inoperable (2017) Much of the appeal of the film is down to horror fan favourite Harris, who continues to impress in a genre that has defined her career - after her early childhood acting work in films with Bruce Willis and Steven Seagal. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018