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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 33% I Am Number Four (2011) An enjoyable teen rom-thriller that never swerves off the beaten path but always keeps its footing. Expect a franchise, and career boosts for Pettyfer and Agron.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2011
4/5 98% Inside Job (2010) Despite leaving you flailing at times with its sheer weight of detail, this superior documentary is packed to the gills with enraging, depressing answers as to what ignited the 2008 recession.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2011
3/5 52% The Mechanic (2011) Engineered to do exactly what you want: smash, crash and gurn. Another B-movie franchise for The Stath? Quite possibly.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2011
4/5 89% Tangled (2010) Not quite Disney at its very best, but a fast-moving, witty, heartfelt animated CG 'toon that sees the Mouse House leaping into the new era of animation with some style.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2011
3/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) A film that awes and bores in frustratingly equal measure. Visually and musically, it's a triumph. Dramatically, it needs some re-wiring.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2010
4/5 92% Another Year (2010) The film this year you'll want to miss but mustn't. See it. Thank us later.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2010
4/5 88% Let Me In (2010) If we hadn't already seen it in Swedish, we'd probably be talking up Reeves' dark, gripping vampire remake -- and its two lead performances -- as something rather special. Actually, we're going to do that anyway.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2010
4/5 79% Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2011) A strange, fascinating vision of art consuming its maker that lodges in the mind.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 14, 2010
3/5 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Stone swaps fury for fun. But it sure beats another Fidel Castro interview.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 7, 2010
4/5 95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) Another quality Bong hit.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 20, 2010
4/5 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Adapted from Brian O'Malley's comic-book saga with breakneck stylistic verve by Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is the ultimate geek wish-fulfilment flick.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2010
3/5 64% Predators (2010) Better than Predator 2, not a patch of the original. A throwback game-of-death, Rodriguez and Antal's sequel hurls out plenty of gore but few surprises. Left wide open for unlimited sequels, could this be a vehicle for RR to blood new directors?‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 7, 2010
4/5 75% Greenberg (2010) Everybody hurts, all the time, as Ben Stiller aces his dramatic turn in another witty, discomforting comedy drama from Baumbach. No happy endings here, but a climactic note of hope feels hard-earned.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2010
3/5 71% [Rec] 2 (2010) Every empty corridor is full of unease. The carnage is frantic, bloody, relentless. The drama comes veined with black humour. And when the jolting finale hits, you realise this could easily be horror's next big franchise.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 27, 2010
3/5 48% The Losers (2010) Powering forward on a punky soundtrack and a don't-give-a-damn grin, this comic-book actioner never stops moving long enough for you to think about how little sense it makes.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 27, 2010
3/5 67% Date Night (2010) Date Night is held together by a terrific cast that make a little go a long, long way. Somewhere in all of this there was a seriously good movie. As it is, we have a seriously weird one.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2010
3/5 75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) Still fighting the good fight for the working man, Capitalism is entertaining but conspicuously bankrupt of fresh ideas and insights. By now, Moore is starting to feel like less.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2010
3/5 35% The Wolfman (2010) An enjoyably bloody homage to Universal's classic hair 'em, scare 'em monster. There's plenty of gore and guts to cheer; it just needed more of everything else: heart, horror, affection and artistry.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2010
2/5 26% Ninja Assassin (2009) As it geysers forward from that claret-soaked opening scene, V For Vendetta director James McTeigue's mega-violent B-movie packs shock and gore and, to be frank, not much else.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2010
4/5 80% Humpday (2009) Fresh, funny and subtly insightful, this daring little indie bromance feels like the movie Hollywood wouldn't have the balls to make.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2009
2/5 21% Planet 51 (2009) A jumble of kiddie slapstick and pointless chases.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) Soderbergh's ultra-indie isn't about feelings - business and pleasure don't mix. But this intriguing, cerebral, beautiful little movie rings with cold, hard, ugly truths.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 94% The Cove (2009) If The Cove isn't in the running for next year's Best Doc Oscar, there's something terribly wrong with this world. Gripping exposé, harrowing horror-thriller and devastating agitprop, it takes us to "a little town with a big secret".‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2009
82% Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009) Red blood and black humour spurt hard as Thirst reveals itself to be one of the most deliciously skewed incisions into the vampire romance subgenre.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 16, 2009
3/5 49% Ong Bak 2 (2009) Some new moves and old tricks from Tony Jaa, still packing a wallop but in need of a truly knockout narrative. Then again, when have you ever seen two men fighting on top of an elephant?‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2009
4/5 68% Away We Go (2009) A rewarding change of pace for Sam Mendes, Away We Go is a small, lovely film that gently sneaks up on you with unexpected depth and feeling. Let it.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 78% Bustin' Down the Door (2008) The vintage surf footage packs some thumping wipeouts and there's fresh relish in the sidestory of local Hawaiian surfers handing out beatings to their gnarly foreign invaders.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2009
3/5 88% Inglourious Basterds (2009) QT has let loose completely: flashes of cine-genius curdle with crude, crazy juvenility, although it doesn't stop this being his most purely enjoyable film since Kill Bill: Vol. 1.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 24, 2009
3/5 79% Afterschool (2008) Gripped with an unnerving iciness, Afterschool has style and smarts, but Campos never really manages to slice cleanly into his mega-relevant themes of voyeurism and violence, isolation and info-culture.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2009
3/5 50% Antichrist (2009) It's thrilling to see that von Trier's vicious sense of mischief, his moviemaking skill and his desire to smash limits and expectations all remain undimmed. However you swallow it, this bizarre, hysterical melodrama is impossible to ignore.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2009
3/5 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) One of the Potter franchise's breeziest entries yet offers flashes of darkness but lashings of teen tension. Less a movie than a set-up for next year's epic conclusion. Bring on V-day.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2009
83% Bright Star (2009) For all the exquisite cinematography and fine performances, Bright Star remains curiously unaffecting.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 18, 2009
70% Tetro (2009) Coppola's self-involved family drama Tetro feels like an attempt by the filmmaker to recapture his youthful for appetite for moviemaking and art. Which makes Tetro sound a lot better than it is.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 18, 2009
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) Boasting strong performances and lightened by a few flashes of much-needed easy humour, Precious is let down by Daniels' ropey direction - which leaves you feeling like it could/should have been a much better film.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 18, 2009
91% Fish Tank (2010) Through it all, Park's film never loses its big, bloody-fanged grin. Expect sex (weird), blood-drinking (through a straw), stabby-bitey violence (lots) and laughs (even more).‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 18, 2009
98% Up (2009) Gorgeously rendered in subtly immersive 3D and full of organic cinematic nods, this is a rare, wondrous story of true love and dream-catching. Of holding on and letting go. You will believe a house can fly.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 18, 2009
4/5 90% Coraline (2009) Rich, ingenious and frighteningly close to home, Selick's new nightmare puts him nearer to Guillermo del Toro and David Lynch than Tim Burton. See it in 3D. Then sleep with the light on.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 8, 2009
4/5 94% Encounters at the End of the World (2007) Too loose and aimless to sit with Herzog's best, Encounters drifts along on its filmmaker's frostbitten humour and his ever-searching eye for weirdness and wonder.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2009
4/5 56% Waveriders (2009) The footage of the tiny figures riding these ferocious 50ft monsters goes past awe-inspiring into something almost indefinable.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2009
4/5 85% Tyson (2009) Not the full story - not even close - but this is 'Iron' Mike Tyson as you've never seen him before. One of the most devastatingly personal on-camera confessionals ever put on screen.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
4/5 82% Two Lovers (2008) A small, dark, simple love story with big, burning, complex emotions. If this really is Phoenix's final performance, it's one hell of a way to go.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
4/5 65% Watchmen (2009) There's a saying that a masterpiece has already found its perfect medium. Snyder has done as good a job as anyone could have done. That's a loaded compliment. But as compliments go, it's a huge one.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2009
3/5 87% Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon) (2008) The moral horror and charismatic performances leave a deep impression.‐ thelondonpaper
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2009
4/5 69% American Teen (2008) This absorbing doc is a funny, heartbreaking reminder that we're all wounded survivors of the original war zone.‐ thelondonpaper
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2009
3/5 55% Surveillance (2009) Twisted with black comedy, off-kilter performances, unsettling sound design and jolts of violence, Jennifer Lynch's eminently Lynchian psycho-thriller is far better than its fairly predictable final rug-pull.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2009
10% The Unborn (2009) The Unborn becomes rapidly tedious even as the body count racks up.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 27, 2009
1/5 29% New In Town (2009) Zellweger's face looks stuck in a permanent wince. Oh wait, it's the clunking script about a spike-heeled career girl forced to move from Miami to Minnesota.‐ thelondonpaper
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2009
3/5 59% Franklyn (2008) Not a lot of it adds up, but you can't say this dark Brit mystery isn't interesting.‐ thelondonpaper
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2009
2/5 10% The Unborn (2009) Think of every scary-kid horror you've seen - this was how The Unborn was made.‐ thelondonpaper
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2009
3/5 59% The International (2009) Overlong and underwritten, this corporate-noir thriller is propelled by its gleaming good looks.‐ thelondonpaper
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2009