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Jonathan Pile

Jonathan Pile
Jonathan Pile's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 85% The Post (2017) Set nearly half a century ago, but remarkably prescient in these "fake news" times, The Post is an engaging and masterfully acted tale sure to be in the running come the Oscars.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 97% Mudbound (2017) With great performances across the board and a socially relevant story, Mudbound will resonate long after the credits roll.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
4/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl In Cell Block 99 takes its time with its set-up, but that only makes the action that follows all the more effective. And Vaughn as an action hero works surprisingly well.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) A case of a missed opportunity. It references all the right films, but The Snowman comes off as a pale imitation.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Two compelling leads and a mix of adventure and romance. It's a pleasant experience, if not one that will linger long in the memory.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
4/5 38% Brimstone (2017) Brutal in its depictions of violence, Brimstone is tough to watch at times, but never less than gripping, even as the clock creeps up to the 150-minute mark.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) A witty and touching father-son tale. And at its centre: a startling debut from Will Tilston, whose compelling performance ensures its emotional moments land successfully.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 78% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) A sports film with an arthouse sensibility. It benefits greatly from its chosen subject matter - two of the most remarkable characters in sporting history - but only manages to truly get under the skin of one of them.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2/5 34% American Assassin (2017) There are 15 more Mitch Rapp books, but a sequel feels unlikely.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2/5 75% The Limehouse Golem (2017) A great cast is let down by a script that fails to provide a compelling mystery to solve. Never mind as a big-screen production, this would be disappointing as a BBC mini-series.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The third Despicable Me film chronologically is also the third-best in terms of quality. But it has just enough energy and flashes of inspiration to suggest it's a franchise that could run and run.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 49% Churchill (2017) A fascinating but flawed portrait of a fascinating but flawed man. However, with Cox so good, it's a surprise Churchill isn't being held back until awards season.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 52% War Machine (2017) A confused comedy that wastes the promise of its premise. And Brad Pitt's performance, sadly, belongs in a different film entirely.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
2/5 25% Unforgettable (2017) Scuppered by a lazy script that fails to effectively build tension, Unforgettable lives up to its name, but not for the right reasons.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Fails to capitalise on its good intentions to subvert and modernise the franchise.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 67% Life (2017) Part Alien, part Gravity, just not as good as either of them. But Life whips along at a decent pace and deploys enough engaging action sequences to make it work.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) This is an uneven adventure that's saved by the spectacle of its towering title character and the various beasts with whom he shares his island home.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
16% The Space Between Us (2017) An interesting premise fails to ignite amid an underwritten central romance and some clichéd plotting. An often eye-rolling ride.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A highly quotable, visual treat that's packed with in-jokes but is entertaining enough on its own terms to work for fans and non-fans alike. The best Batman film in years.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
4/5 38% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Overall, a superior sequel.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 85% Amanda Knox (2016) An interesting introduction to (or reminder of) Amanda Knox's story following the murder of her flatmate Meredith Kercher, but it doesn't have the depth of other recent true-crime investigations.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) The story of Britpop's iconic band at its peak is told with wit, honesty and swagger. Which, given its two leads, is entirely fitting.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
2/5 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) When location scouting is the most striking aspect of a film, something's awry. And sadly this mystery fails to intrigue.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
3/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) Effectively scary and occasionally inventive, Blair Witch is a solid genre film both helped and hindered by its franchise's place in cinematic history.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Passable for the most part, but laughably inept in places, Ben-Hur 2016 relies on its overly CG action to pull it through. But in the end it can only stagger, bruised and bloodied, across the finish line.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Yet another success for stop-motion giants Laika, Kubo boasts big laughs and effective scares in a typically gorgeous animated tale.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
3/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) An effectively spooky opening gives way to a film that's fun, funny and full of energy.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
3/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) An affable adventure with a strong voice cast. What it lacks in originality, it claws back with strong visual gags and a witty script.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 81% Adult Life Skills (2016) Witty and moving, this is a low-budget Brit triumph that marks its director as a talent to watch.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 73% A Hologram for the King (2016) An adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel that struggles to make itself stand out, content instead to coast by on gentle comedy and Hanks' charm. Pleasant but ultimately forgettable.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) A perfectly pitched blast of nostalgia, which will transport you to that time in life when the future stretched before you and anything seemed possible.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
1/5 50% Hardcore Henry (2016) Light on plot, high on braindead action, it turns out there's a reason hardly any films are shot in first-person view - it's just not a very good idea.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/5 52% Risen (2016) It has its moments, but it blows the interesting premise - the resurrection of Jesus told as a mystery - too early for an overlong, overly religious finale.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A thriller that winds you tighter and tighter before its secrets come tumbling out in a cathartic finale.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 83% Deadpool (2016) A fun, if patchy, alternative to the glut of 'the world is about to end unless we do something' comic-book films.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2016