John Nugent

John Nugent

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Publications:
The Skinny
Total Reviews:
21

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Showing 1 - 21 of 21
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 100% Boyhood (2014) " A unique and quite wonderful cinematic experiment which somehow manages to capture the intangible essence of life, in all its sound and fury, perhaps better than any film in recent memory." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 89% Locke (2014) " Lean, engrossing, and entirely unique - you'll never look at junction 5 of the M1 in the same way again." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 17, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " It boasts the best of Marvel's knowing wit and and one-liners, the grandest flex of its big-dollar action muscle, and crucially, some of the boldest plot developments yet seen in its cinematic canon." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2/5 54% The Zero Theorem (2014) " There's a confused mess of a plot which goes unresolved and lacks clarity in the extreme." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " The sci-fi action is surprisingly satirical - and surprisingly entertaining." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Luttrell's remarkable story of survival is worth telling. Inevitably, the temptation to depict US military as consummate heroes creeps through. Yet it's a more balanced account than you might expect." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 30, 2014
5/5 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " DiCaprio's a marvellous fit for the role, and his slimy charisma could charm even the steeliest of souls." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 16, 2014
2/5 12% 47 Ronin (2013) " Ultimately, this vision of feudal Japan seems to fall somewhere between a graphic novel and computer game. But even comics and games are less witless and tedious than this." — Sky Movies
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " At a time when filmmakers are desperately throwing everything at the screen and seeing what sticks, it's refreshing to see a film like All Is Lost come along and turn the more-is-more formula on its head." — Sky Movies
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Anchorman 2 is bloated, overlong, and sometimes just downright odd. But as both a hymn to the original, and a bruising comic contender in in its own right, this is sequel that manages, against the odds, to stay classy." — Sky Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 89% Frozen (2013) " Disney are riding a new, confident wave at the moment, and Frozen is a new height." — Sky Movies
Posted Dec 5, 2013
5/5 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " A beautifully crafted romantic drama, and greater than the sum of its parts." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2/5 29% The Family (2013) " Besson strikes a jarring tone between crime and comedy; a soundtrack of irritatingly 'wacky' accordion music prescribes a comic mood rarely met by laughter." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 73% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " Daniels' depiction of this era is well-balanced, gripping, and often electrifying. Occasional snippets of real-life media solidify the significance of the movement." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 14, 2013
5/5 92% Philomena (2013) " Stephen Frears' unfussy direction - and Coogan's splendid script - maintains a confident balance across many potential conflicts: between humour and pathos, religion and atheism, revenge and forgiveness." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/5 63% Filth (2014) " For the most part, Filth is savagely entertaining: a cathartic, darkly funny portrait of self-destruction." — The Skinny
Posted Sep 27, 2013
4/5 —— Ikarie XB1 (Icarus XB 1) (1964) " A classic of Eastern Bloc filmmaking, it vividly summons that early thrill of discovery - and dread of the unknown - that the space programme once invoked." — The Skinny
Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/5 41% Spike Island " Christopher Ross's bold cinematography, in particular, helps capture the potent exuberance of the era." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 19, 2013
4/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) " It remains as engaging, illuminating, honest and funny as its predecessor; here's hoping we revisit Jesse and CĂ©line in another decade or so." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 19, 2013
2/5 12% Red Dawn (2012) " The enemy may have changed, but the same fatuous paranoia, flag-fluttering patriotism, and flimsy grip on international politics remains." — The Skinny
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 43% The Paperboy (2012) " The Paperboy hints at something great, but squint past the trickles of perspiration and you're left wanting." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
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