Jonathan Crocker

Jonathan Crocker
Jonathan Crocker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Total Film, Film4, Time Out, thelondonpaper, Little White Lies

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100%

The Mirror (1975)

"Yes, it sounds like hard work. But Tarkovsky gets away with the doleful pace and elusiveness thanks to one thing -- his breathtaking eye for simple, stunning beauty." ‐
Posted Aug 4, 2015
3/5 67%

Elysium (2013)

"A confident sidestep from District 9 rather than an ambitious leap forward, Elysium confirms Blomkamp as an expert genre director. Question is now: can he become more?" ‐Little White Lies
Posted Aug 22, 2013
3/5 31%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"Flying as high as an eagle or scampering across the tracks like a lizard, Verbinski's camerawork is off the-chain and the visual-effects are first class." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Man Of Steel just keeps bouncing from big scene to big scene. What's missing is the strong connective tissue inbetween them - the film doesn't earn its big moments and this highlight-reel cinema leaves little room for character development." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jun 10, 2013
3/5 68%

Trance (2013)

"Pulsing with loud style, it's a vibrant, vibey joyride." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Mar 27, 2013
5/5 94%

Gone With the Wind (1939)

"Brimming with colour and passion, it pulls its emotional kick from tremendous performances, not least from Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable as the love-hate lovers." ‐Total Film
Posted Feb 24, 2013
4/5 92%

The Last Emperor (1987)

"[A] massive, magnificent historical biopic." ‐Total Film
Posted Feb 22, 2013
2/5 46%

A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

"Fades in the mind all too quickly." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 78%

Flight (2012)

"Brace! Brace! Smart entertainment from Zemeckis, superior acting from DW." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jan 30, 2013
4/5 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Not a masterpiece, but a funny, violent, very entertaining crowdpleaser." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jan 17, 2013
3/5 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Surprise: Twilight has discovered a fresh sense of danger and energy." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Nov 14, 2012
5/5 93%

Suspiria (1977)

"Argento's masterpiece is a movie in which nothing and nobody makes sense." ‐Total Film
Posted Oct 10, 2012
3/5 71%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"An amusing, thoughtful romcom about love, literature and coming of age. Whatever age." ‐Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3/5 74%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"It's this terrific ensemble that offers real bang for your buck here - Mendelsohn's skaghead Aussie is a brilliant creation - as Dominik builds a grimy world of bad men, brutal violence and stylish cinematics." ‐Total Film
Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 39%

[REC] 3 Genesis (2012)

"Oddball comedy instantly kills zombie scares - the neck-ripping is bloody but boring - leaving you clinging to the fun moments when director Paco Plaza nails it." ‐Total Film
Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 78%

Dredd (2012)

"Grungy, compact and delightfully violent, Dredd wants to hit you as hard as it can." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 26, 2012

Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

"The Lorax is immensely colourful, catchy and cheery. Then again, it's also gaudy, bland and recycled. You can do better." ‐Total Film
Posted Jul 15, 2012
3/5 89%

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

"Freestyle, funny but finally just too repetitive, Ice's affectionate home-movie needed someone to structure it into a deeper documentary." ‐Total Film
Posted Jul 8, 2012
3/5 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"An effortless, emotional, funny little indie that few people will see. Be one of them." ‐Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2012
3/5 66%

Friends With Kids (2012)

"Smart dialogue, a gifted ensemble and good intentions from Jennifer Westfeldt, but her grown-up romcom can't quite escape feeling like a sitcom on the big screen." ‐Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2012
3/5 71%

Kosmos (2010)

"The bleak, dramatic scenery and sheer oddness here just about keep up the intrigue." ‐Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2012
4/5 73%

Prometheus (2012)

"Not as frightening as Alien, not as thrilling as Aliens, but a 3D sci-fi blockbuster that's easily the saga's most spectacular entry." ‐Total Film
Posted May 30, 2012
3/5 74%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"It's a much better hitman movie than an economic critique. In fact, Dominik calls it a comedy." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2012
3/5 67%

Lawless (2012)

"You can't shake the feeling that Hillcoat just should have gone for broke with his florid, bloody drama." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2012
3/5 94%

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

"Anderson's film breezes irresistibly on style, charm, a lovely score by Alexandre Desplat and that winning indie ensemble." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 16, 2012
3/5 42%

Silent House (2012)

"Shredding while it lasts, Silent House is really just a fun campfire horror tale." ‐Total Film
Posted May 1, 2012
3/5 10%

Piggy (2012)

"Fluidly lensed and unsettling for an hour, writer/director Kieron Hawkes' debut thins out badly in the final third, leaving the charismatic Anderson to prop it up." ‐Total Film
Posted May 1, 2012
3/5 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"American Pie's characters have grown up and settled down. Don't worry, the franchise hasn't. More than a decade on, Reunion opens with two wank jokes and never looks back." ‐Total Film
Posted Apr 26, 2012
4/5 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Big, brash and very funny, Joss Whedon's Avengers is equal to the sum of its parts - and for once, that's no faint praise. Suit up." ‐Total Film
Posted Apr 19, 2012
3/5 51%

John Carter (2012)

"A handsome new sci-fi adventure that feels rather familiar. Enjoyable enough while it lasts, John Carter is big on ambition and disappointingly short on action." ‐Total Film
Posted Mar 1, 2012
3/5 87%

Carancho (2011)

"Scenes spark then fade, until the sinuous climax arrives with collision force." ‐Total Film
Posted Feb 19, 2012
4/5 86%

Khodorkovsky (2011)

"Edged with cynicism and wit, Tuschi's film can't hide its admiration - but real answers lurk tantalisingly out of reach." ‐Total Film
Posted Feb 19, 2012
3/5 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"Infinitely assured moviemaking." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Feb 8, 2012
3/5 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Daring and different but just way too dark." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Feb 2, 2012
4/5 93%

Girl Model (2012)

"The filmmakers stay back, observing, for a restrained, intimate and poignant result." ‐Total Film
Posted Jan 29, 2012
3/5 40%

Straw Dogs (2011)

"Marsden, Bosworth and Skarsgård are superb. But what was the point?" ‐Little White Lies
Posted Nov 2, 2011
4/5 84%

The Ides of March (2011)

"A dark drama that gleams with pure quality." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Oct 27, 2011
3/5 79%

Melancholia (2011)

"Melancholia is incredibly eerie, and is lent an exciting frisson by the authenticity of an actress and filmmaker with first-hand experiences of psychological trauma." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Sep 29, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"Crazy Stupid Love is funnier, smarter and more touching than your average cut-out-andkeep Hollywood relationship flick." ‐Total Film
Posted Sep 12, 2011
2/5 0%

Powder (2011)

"This indie drama puts its best foot forward, only to strut face-first through every cliché in the genre." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 11, 2011
4/5 98%

Project Nim (2011)

"Marsh's sensitive doc is a light look at some dark clues to the kind of creatures we really are." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 3, 2011
5/5 84%

The Tree of Life (2011)

"Malick's spiritual odyssey is baffling, unique and overspilling with wonder." ‐Total Film
Posted Jul 5, 2011
3/5 80%

Countdown to Zero (2010)

"A worthy, important effort - but not a great one." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jun 22, 2011
3/5 80%

Countdown to Zero (2010)

"Sobering stuff, especially when smart talkingheads - including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and ex-US Secretary Of Defence Robert McNamara - confirm it's a matter of "when" not "if". Eek." ‐Total Film
Posted Jun 15, 2011
3/5 86%

Viva Riva! (2011)

"There's just enough sexy sex (gratuitous lesbians for good measure) and violent violence (too nasty at times) to keep this bumpy ride on track." ‐Total Film
Posted Jun 8, 2011

Rio Breaks (2011)

"Gentle, touching and beautifully captured, this is the best surfing documentary since Riding Giants and a personal, genuinely painful true-life drama set on the brink of childhood's end. Discover it." ‐Total Film
Posted May 25, 2011
3/5 37%

Mars Needs Moms (2011)

"Don't be put off by the title. Wells harnesses 3D mo-cap wizardry for a children's adventure that balances storytelling and sci-fi." ‐Total Film
Posted Mar 23, 2011
1/5 74%

Route Irish (2010)

"Crushingly bleak anti-drama erodes your interest with every scene." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Mar 17, 2011
2/5 35%

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

"Really need to watch District 9 again. Immediately." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3/5 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"Despite wobbling under the weight of some hefty ideas while straddling two genres, this sci-fi mystery surprises by emerging as a sweet, star-powered romance." ‐Total Film
Posted Feb 24, 2011
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