Jonathan Hatfull

Jonathan Hatfull
Jonathan Hatfull's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): SciFiNow
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) The occasional lapse in dialogue and unnecessary lull aside, this is a strong adaptation. It's scary and affecting and it brings one of King's best modern villains to life beautifully. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
96% Harpoon (2019) Harpoon is dark, mean-spirited stuff but no one's getting punished for the sake of it, and there are moments of sublime silliness that keep it nimble and entertaining. Jump on board. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The whole thing is so lacklustre, an at-best amiable and entirely forgettable endeavour, that it's hard not to resent this missed opportunity. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have a lot of fun with the bloody set-pieces and moments of high tension and the cast is clearly having a brilliant time finding the humour and horror. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
84% Porno (2019) It's full credit to the filmmakers that it manages to deliver the fun you'd want from "succubus hunts teens in a movie theatre" while making a sincere, heartfelt and angry point at the same time. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) This is an improvement on the first film; darker, scarier and more heart-breaking as promised, and while the structure is clunky and the big CGI moments are still, well, big CGI moments, this is an ending die-hard King fans can be happy with. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 83% Crawl (2019) While the dialogue may clunk and there's somehow always time for a bit more daddy-daughter bonding, Crawl's claustrophobic thrills and steady stream of jump scares are right in his wheelhouse. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 71% Relaxer (2019) There's a lightness and absurdity to the whole film...Relaxer is a bold, surprisingly meditative and unforgettable midnight movie. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/5 27% Corporate Animals (2019) To call it blunt would be to do a disservice to a lot of the jokes and to the performances, but it's bitter, a bit scattershot and pretty angry, a hatchet rather than a hammer. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/5 54% Ma (2019) The script and some choppy editing ensure that this is never more than a fun Friday night horror flick, but it certainly is that and there's no question that Ma gives us a star turn to remember. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) When it comes down to it, the script is a delivery system for the set-pieces which are mostly pretty great. As much as Dougherty enjoys showing off the size of these creatures, he can also make them scary up close. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) For all the immediate fairground ride fun it offers, much of the real pleasure to be had with Us will come from the discussions you'll have afterwards and it certainly demands another viewing. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2/5 17% Hellboy (2019) It feels like what it really needed was a bit more patience, attention and TLC, but there are two Hellboy films like that already. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
5/5 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Rohrwacher is going for timeless and she might have made a new classic. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 89% Prospect (2018) Prospect deserves to find a cult audience and it's well worth taking a chance on. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) It's creepy in places, with striking cinematography, an excellent score and strong performances, but this is a promising debut rather than a home run. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Yes, it's big, silly and cheesy, but it's heartfelt and really quite loveable. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 81% Overlord (2018) It's great to see a genre movie on this scale that's so ambitious, and it's an intense, entertaining, if slightly wobbly, slice of gory Friday night fun. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Escape Room (2017) The performances are mostly fine but a couple of fun gory surprises can't get rid of the nasty taste Escape Room leaves in your mouth and there's really not enough here to recommend it. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2/5 40% The Super (2018) It's not without its charms and you could certainly do worse, but don't expect too much from The Super. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 80% Apostle (2018) For everything that works, Apostle never quite delivers on its promise. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 66% The Little Stranger (2018) While The Little Stranger may divide audiences, it's very sharp indeed. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
63% Dead Night (2018) With good performances, great atmosphere and plenty of gory surprises, horror fans should definitely give it a chance. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
2/5 32% The Predator (2018) The Predator feels like a haphazardly assembled and overflowing buffet plate, and how much you enjoy it will depend on your ability to deal with its whiplash-wild inconsistency in tone and missed opportunities. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 87% Upgrade (2018) A highly entertaining B-movie that's smarter than it looks, and there's a real sense of glee both from the writer-director and the star that makes it a lot of gruesome fun. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 16% The Darkest Minds (2018) It's visually and emotionally warm and it's refreshing to see a story that's both timely (children caged by their government and abandoned by their elders) and ultimately optimistic. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
76% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) This film proves to be something special. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 93% The Endless (2018) This is another hugely impressive effort from two of the most exciting filmmakers working in the genre right now. Take a chance and take the trip, you won't regret it. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Profoundly disturbing and absolutely terrifying, Hereditary will haunt you for days. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4/5 100% The Old Dark House (1932) The brilliant cast, excellent set design and camerawork makes for something that verges on horror comedy in an unexpectedly delightful way. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Incarnation (Inkarnacija) (2016) The revelation of who is doing this to our hero and why is genuinely surprising and there are some solid chase sequences and impressively muscular fight sequences. Incarnation will keep you guessing until its big reveal. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
5/5 100% Threads (1984) It's perfectly crafted, totally human and so completely harrowing you'll think that you'll probably never want to watch it again. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/5 39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) The pacing is a problem, it doesn't have the raw fear of its predecessor and some of the bigger choices may alienate that film's fans, but The Strangers: Prey At Night ends up being a satisfying slasher sequel that works best when it cuts loose. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's a little unwieldy, there are slow patches and the odd misstep, there are so many characters that your favourite might feel hard done by, and it is definitely Part 1... but the fact is that Infinity War is pretty damn thrilling. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 92% Cure (1998) There's no escape from something that's always there and the film's morbid, doom-laden atmosphere will envelop you. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/5 91% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) As heavy and occasionally confusing as things get, there are wonderful moments of levity and eccentricity. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
2/5 16% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) If you're looking for a disposable teen horror, Truth Or Dare could be the Friday night nonsense you're looking for, but you can absolutely do better. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage can't pull it off. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) You can't deny the film's effectiveness. Krasinski has crafted a very scary and surprisingly affecting horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
2/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) If it were a standalone film it would get that third star, but as a Pacific Rim sequel it's disappointing. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) This film clearly aims to be the first in a new franchise, and, on the strength of this, it will be - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 75% Mom and Dad (2018) Mom And Dad never quite crosses a line but it definitely enjoys getting close to it. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
5/5 88% Annihilation (2018) That verdant blend of Giger and Carpenter is fantastic, but what will really stay with you is the effect all this has on the characters. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
4/5 83% Mohawk (2018) It is a satisfying thriller but, for the most part, Mohawk wants to show us the hopelessness and cruelty of this conflict and this sorry chapter of American history. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Black Creek (2017) Horror fans have seen all of this before, and they've seen it done better. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Creating a convincing romance between a woman and a fishman is probably the film's biggest challenge, but sensitive performances ... make it not just believable but compelling. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
1/5 28% Bright (2017) Bright wants to say something about racial prejudice and it wants to be a badass R-rated genre movie. Those good intentions are evident but the end result is a two hour-long, tedious, uninspired slog. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The emotional pay-offs are huge, the visuals are stunning, the performances are brilliant and, even as it eagerly explores the darkness, The Last Jedi never loses sight of its heart. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 68% Amaurosis (The Unseen) (2019) The final act stumbles once or twice, but it's engaging, tense, the conclusion is earned and affecting, and [Jasmine] Hyde's superb performance carries it through any wobbles. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
4/5 93% Most Beautiful Island (2017) It's so exciting to see a film with such a firm grip on its audience's collective throat. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017