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John Townsend

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 44% Acts of Vengeance (2017) Borrowing from all manner of similar films and television shows, Acts Of Vengeance fails to blend these elements into a cohesive narrative.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
6/10 35% Jigsaw (2017) While largely one for fans of the franchise there is more than enough here to appease genre fans of all opinion.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Vampariah (2016) Sadly, the flaws weigh too heavily on the film's efforts and sadly render Vampariah simply too messy for the casual viewer.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet Ritual (Modus Anomali) (2012) Indonesian cinema is without doubt on the rise, but as with all things, there will be good and bad. Ritual is one of the latter.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
7/10 97% Body Heat (1981) Despite being filmed in a cold snap, the heat the film generates will keep you warm on the chilly nights ahead. There has, and will rarely be, such a compatibly incompatible couple as Hurt and Turner.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet HALO Legends (2010) With every story comes a different style of animation, all beautifully created to best convey both the beauty and the horror of the universe.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
5/10 71% Cold Moon (2017) Frustrations aside, Cold Moon is worth watching. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
2/10 No Score Yet Watch Over Us (2015) It is a shame when ambition falls short of achieving the heights it strives for.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/10 0% Armed Response (2017) Armed Response has all the hallmarks of a film that was never fully thought through, and was made on a whim once some rogue investors misguidedly threw some money at the project. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
2/10 60% Métamorphoses (2014) As a work of art, Metamophoses carries many of the traits associated with highbrow French cinema, but never delivers on its ambitious premise. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
6/10 86% Population Zero (2016) Population Zero edges towards disappointing its audience, but is interesting enough in its early stages to make it a worthwhile watch, and certainly one of the better mock-documentaries you will come across.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Capture Kill Release (2016) Capture Kill Release is an interesting, often uncomfortable film that deserves to be seen, if only for that one stunning performance.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet WTF! (2016) For sober or otherwise, this is not a film to live long in the memory.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Infinity Chamber (Somnio) (2017) Wholly original it may not be, but this is a film that proves what can still be done when a good idea is implemented well.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Shadows of a Stranger (2014) Shadows Of A Stranger deserves an audience, not only for the ambition and skill demonstrated by the filmmakers, but also because, in the end, it's a pretty good film.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet The Domicile (2017) Ambiguity is wonderful if used well, but here there is too little exposition, leaving the viewing experience rather flat and confused.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet Alien: Reign of Man (2017) For now, this is a film that sadly crumbles under the weight of its own expectations.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
5/10 33% Blood Hunters (One Drop) (2016) Lee is a good director, and showcases her talent early on, but the script never lives up to her ability and as such remains a film destined for the darker recesses of Netflix and the like.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
7/10 100% Lake Bodom (Bodom) (2016) Without doubt Lake Bodom is one of the best entries from recent years into the canon.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet The Control Group (2014) So, a decent little horror ruined by an obsession with over-complication? Well, yes.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Clanker Man (2017) Clanker Man is Steiner simply having fun. If you hear a strange clanging noise on your lunch hour, or have a few minutes to wait for the next bus, seek out Clanker Man - you'll be very glad you did.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet Beacon Point (2016) In hindsight, Beacon Point feels more like a coming of age drama with a peripheral alien presence than an outright chiller. That being the case, much more character development was required to create those an audience might just care about.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/10 No Score Yet Asylum of Darkness (2017) It's possible that Asylum Of Darkness is actually a clever homage to cinema of a bygone age ... Possible, but very, very unlikely.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
7/10 91% A Dark Song (2017) A Dark Song is uncomfortably atmospheric, a film that sucks the warmth from a room leaving you chilled and on edge. It is a dark, artful film set against an even darker canvass, and one that is worth seeking out from a director to watch.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/10 33% VooDoo (2017) [It's] as if everything is too detached to be interesting. In truth, the film never recovers from Ron Jeremy dancing.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
8/10 69% My Father, Die (2017) A stylish, violent and engaging thriller that draws on the best of Tarantino, and with nods to Tony Scott's True Romance, My Father Die is one to seek out as soon as possible.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
8/10 44% Drifter (2017) While not necessarily a film you will revisit time and time again, Drifter is one you will certainly remember.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
5/10 50% Sadako Vs Kayako (2016) The film never rises above the average. And the finale is just a spooky step too far.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet RWD (2015) Too messy as a feature, it would possibly have worked better as a longer short. Everyone must start somewhere though.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Honeymoon (Luna de miel) (2015) Whether or not it works for you will be determined entirely by how much you buy into the character's relationship and motivations, as their actions are key to how the story ultimately unfolds.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
5/10 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) There isn't anything offensively wrong with Kickboxer: Vengeance, there's just not enough right for it to be more than a Friday night fix upon returning from the pub with a takeaway.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/10 No Score Yet The Evil Gene (2015) You just can't help thinking that slightly more tempered ambition would have resulted in a more successful result.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
6/10 88% Emelie (2016) A fun, darkly intelligent twist on a story you think you know well, but one that sadly, like so many others, loses its way in the final act.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Restoration (2016) Regular horror film viewers will spot many of the plot's twists and turns, but in this case that is not a negative. The film earns the right to delve deep into the well of familiar genre tropes for its finale and unlike many doesn't abuse that right. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
2/10 9% Exposed (2016) There is hardly anything in Exposed worthy of interest, and nothing that either warrants or deserves further discussion.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
6/10 6% Martyrs (2016) Martyrs 2016 is an entertaining, fun and at times brutal horror film that will probably delight the casual horror fan.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
5/10 No Score Yet El círculo de Raynard (2014) One focused style would have given El Circulo De Raynard a stronger central theme and premise, whereas instead the finale leaves you a little confused and disappointed.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
6/10 43% Forsaken (2016) Forsaken is still a film to be enjoyed. The performances themselves justify that.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
5/10 17% Durant's Never Closes (2016) For the majority of people, the name Jack Durant will be unfamiliar. Sadly, after Travis Mills' film Durant's Never Closes that will likely remain the case.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
7/10 89% Bill (2016) You'd have to be pretty grumpy not to enjoy it.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet Wind Walkers (2015) Ultimately nothing quite holds together cohesively.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015