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Jonathan Holland

Jonathan Holland
Jonathan Holland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Alpha, The Right to Kill (2018) High-impact but shallow.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
No Score Yet The Realm (El reino) (2018) Part thriller, part moral skewering and sadly part realistic portrayal, Kingdom is guided by a terrific performance from the reliable Antonio de la Torre at the center of some fine ensemble work.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
88% Quién te cantará (2018) A smart, moving homage to fandom.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
83% Belmonte (2018) Quiet, subtle and slightly exasperating.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
No Score Yet El pacto (2018) The Pact... is elegant, very atmospheric and cleverly worked out, but, given its subject, it surprisingly fails to deliver the emotional connections that could have taken it to the next level.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
No Score Yet Purgatory (Purgatorio) (2014) Chaplin is strong in a demanding role, but even she can find little to do during several of the film's overstretched sequences, with the creeps building up nicely around and inside her but too little of substance being built up.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
No Score Yet Joel (2018) Sorin's adoption drama is the latest in a long line of low-key, powerful and engaging items from the veteran Argentine director.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
100% Casi 40 (2018) Stripped back but very involving, deceptively simple, and bristling with sweet moments of recognition, Almost 40 is grown-up cinema that would slip nicely into edgier festival slots.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
100% Formentera Lady (2018) Warmhearted and refreshingly unpretentious.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
No Score Yet Petitet (2017) As bouncy and engaging as its protagonist.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
100% The Little Match Girl (La vendedora de fósforos) (2017) The script is full of pleasurable little twists and turns, handled with an agility and freshness that prevent proceedings from ever feeling contrived.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
No Score Yet Walking Distance (Distancias cortas) (2015) The issue of how Fede actually got this way is never broached by a script which seems over-determined to keep it simple all round, but which is nonetheless often effective and unfailingly respectful of its unusual hero and his special problems.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet Camarón: Flamenco y Revolución (2018) Flawed but fascinating.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Divide (La grieta) (2017) A punchy, touching protest.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
100% Another Day of Life (2017) A punchy, spectacular hagiographic hybrid.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
92% Petra (2018) An intense, cunningly structured and rewarding item about a woman's search for her father that should keep both the Rosales faithful happy and more general audiences (should it get the chance) intrigued.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
80% Sergio and Sergei (2017) The film's noble satirical intentions and upbeat air are able to carry it through its wobblier sections, which are probably intrinsic to an outre, ambitious project like this.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
100% My Own Place (Casa propia) (2018) A deceptively simple contempo tale.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
100% Champions (Campeones) (2018) A comedic slam dunk.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
56% The Warning (El aviso) (2018) Slickly packaged but unsatisfying.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
100% One Hundred Days of Solitude (2018) Aims at reconsideration of our relationship with nature and our place in it and, despite going overboard on the grandiose drone images, mainly does so in a winningly down-to-earth, unpretentious way.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
45% The Laws of Thermodynamics (Las Leyes de la Termodinámica) (2018) Despite its initial promise, Laws fails to take imaginative flight.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
63% The Skin of the Wolf (Bajo la piel de lobo) (2017) Skin plays out with the clarity, simplicity, rawness and grim poetry of a folk tale, tackling on the way some pretty elemental themes, but it's a tale as told by a very dull speaker.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
94% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) Slow but never ponderous, clear in its outlines but never simplistic, and elegantly crafted without being stifling.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
No Score Yet Thirty Souls (Trinta Lumes) (2017) Fascinating but diffuse.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
71% Handia (2017) Technically superb, Giant is hobbled by a script that plods earnestly along like the giant at its center, and like him it starts to limp soon after mid-point.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
88% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) [Antonio Mendez] Esparza has done terrific work with his cast of non-pros, and several exchanges - particularly those between Regina and Robert - drip with an engaging realism that can only have been the result of guided improvisation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
No Score Yet Amazonas (2016) Packing enough material into its 78 minutes for several soap operas, Amazona leaves you eager to know more.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
No Score Yet Holy Camp! (La llamada) (2017) On paper, it all sounds awful, but the whole project breathes an air of sincerity and vitality that renders large sections of it instantly likable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
No Score Yet Los Sentidos (2016) A quiet, touching film about unrewarded heroism in adverse conditions, shot through with an attractive mix of celebration and melancholy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
92% Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo) (2017) A celebration of the life of an extraordinary woman with whom most viewers will probably also have fallen in love by the time the credits roll.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
No Score Yet Pikadero (2015) A deft balance of the pessimistic and the playful‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
86% Perfectos desconocidos (2017) Although it's enjoyable to make the acquaintance of the well-played, crowd-pleasing Strangers, the encounter is quickly forgotten.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
40% Gold (Oro) (2017) You wonder how it's possible to extract so little adventure from such a rich mine of raw material.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
54% The Bookshop (2018) Its subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
86% Santa & Andrés (2017) Santa is particularly strong on the way that politics gets into people's heads and damages the relationships between them, even when they are far away from the political center.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
No Score Yet Dhogs (2017) Dhogs manages to achieve an interestingly twisted perspective of its own, and is thick with the kind of memorable atmospherics and visuals to suggest that Goteira will soon have more to show.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
100% The Gold Seekers (Los Buscadores) (2017) Although it's entertaining and lively enough, Gold Seekers does lose out by not feeling as focused or as rooted.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Another Story of the World (Otra historia del mundo) (2017) This is one comedy that deserves to resonate beyond its country of origin.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
No Score Yet The Charmer (Charmoren) (2017) A carefully assembled, perceptive slow-burner.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
91% Killing Jesus (Matar a Jesús) (2017) Simmering with controlled bitterness, Jesus has an intensity and rawness that more than make up for its flaws.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
100% Alanis (2017) A punchy and entirely unsentimental study of a few days in the life of a young Buenos Aires sex worker that's as defiantly non-miserabilist as its heroine.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
63% The Motive (El autor) (2018) A high-risk shot at a screen adaptation of a novel within a novel, The Motive is entertaining and buzzes with fun ideas, but as an involving drama, it never gets past the first chapter.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
75% Invisible (2017) A compassionate, critical study of teenage loneliness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
88% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) Aided by some great child performances, plenty of stylistic chutzpah and a strong sense of place, [Plaza] makes it work, despite the project's overall lack of finesse.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
71% Kill Me Please (Mate-me por favor) (2017) Anita Rocha da Silveira's debut is free of most of the moral nuances that might make it interesting to an adult viewer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
100% Abracadabra (2017) A brightly colored, eye-catching dark comedy that's inevitably hit-or-miss but never, ever dull ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
29% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) Queen is the sort of project which marketing teams like to talk about as "classic" while secretly knowing that it's just old-fashioned.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
No Score Yet Selfie (2016) Small in scale but big in ambition, Victor Garcia Leon's study of the wanderings of a rich kid fallen on hard times is part comedy, part X-ray of post-crisis Spain and part moral yarn about empathy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
87% Nobody's Watching (Nadie nos mira) (2017) Pfening delivers a masterful, low-key performance that subtly unpacks the psychology of how immigration can turn lives into lies.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017