Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts
Jonathan Roberts's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New Paper (Singapore)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) Watching this makes one wish the once-proposed 21 Jump Street crossover happened instead. At least that would have had some bite. Some much needed irreverence. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 91% Always Be My Maybe (2019) While the finale is a tad too cheese-tinged, overall this is warm, funny and hits the note every Netflix film should strive for: Why didn't this get a theatrical release? - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) While you get a lot more monster action than before, the key lesson from five years ago has yet to sink in: We do not care about the human drama. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) While there are issues, Dark Phoenix provides a more than decent farewell to a series that was always a mixed bag. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 56% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn has a horror tinge -- there are some gory scenes and real wincing moments (glass in the eye, anyone?) -- but otherwise it feels airless and repetitive. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The longer and clearer the fight scenes are, the more daylight is let in on the magic. That said, it is still fun. Reeves does his thing, Ian McShane works his roguish charm at an Olympic standard and we get more Lance Reddick. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) This is a heart-warmer that, just like WWE, looks cheesy but soon sweeps you up in its energy until you are cheering along with everyone else. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) If you leave this film not once having felt your eyes heat up, or having your vision distort as a tear wells in your eye, you might just be Thanos. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
2/5 17% Hellboy (2019) When you find yourself glazing over during the on-screen carnage and thinking more about how both Milla Jovovich and Kim have barely aged in over a decade, you know that film has gone wrong. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2.5/5 91% Shazam! (2019) If you left the cinema feeling meh, don't worry. There are a few of us for whom Shazam! did not spark or take off, which is ironic for a lightning-powered superhero. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 94% Us (2019) For a second film, Us has a Spielberg-like confidence. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Even without the wow moments, The Lego Movie is still good enough. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/5 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Why bother? It makes the end product neither here nor there. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) On top of the visuals and action, it is also laugh-out-loud funny, thanks no doubt to the Lord-Miller influence. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 27% Mortal Engines (2018) While the visuals are stunning, they aren't enough to stop you from checking your watch. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) This is a haunting experience, seeing these men staring back at you from history, some playing up for the camera... - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/5 91% Widows (2018) This is a smarter breed of a crime movie. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3.5/5 84% Creed II (2018) The fight choreography is on point and the sound editing of punches makes it feel like you are the one who has been hit. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/5 81% Overlord (2018) It's lightweight fun, the gore isn't too sickening and there are some unexpected laughs. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
1.5/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Most of the non-music segments feel contrived and soap-like. There is barely a believable conversation in the entire film. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) This should not work... And yet, Halloween is so good - even brilliant in parts. Smart, funny when it needs to be and, of course, it brings the horror. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3.5/5 87% First Man (2018) Even with historical fact telling you otherwise, you will still find yourself wondering if the crew survives the blast-off. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom chops and changes genres like a game in Whose Line Is It Anyway?. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3.5/5 91% Searching (2018) Searching has added a very special ingredient - good acting. John Cho is utterly convincing in the role of harrowed dad and widower. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/5 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) This third Johnny English film comes seven years after the last one. It is clear that time was not spent honing the jokes. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/5 50% Equalizer 2 (2018) A disjointed plot, cliched characters, casting that pretty much works as a spoiler, and the clunkiest of visual metaphors - it is a mess, and a dull one at that. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 46% The Meg (2018) It came to a point where I could barely stop laughing at it. Key phrasing there, "laughing at", not "with." - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) It is not the worst movie this year, and it does get better towards the end. But a few smiles do not make up for the fails. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Taika Waititi brings to the Thor table is an ability to match laughs with some genuine heart. The film is different, it is weird, there is a lot going on, but there is also a galactic portion of fun. This could be Marvel's first cult classic. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Everything is at full strength, and while it is by no means an action film, it is thrilling. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The new cast is brilliant. I still want to see where Episode VIII goes. But I'm in no rush to see it again as a standalone film. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Only the Russo brothers have knocked it out of the park twice. This is the film with everything. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/5 42% Ghost in the Shell (2017) In the 22 years of build-up, everything revolutionary about the original has been covered by other films - leaving this, at times, looking like a dodgy cover-version. And too often it fails to recognise how far behind it is. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
0/5 33% Entourage (2015) This film feels incredibly fake - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Go for the Affleck, stay for the Gadot. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 28% Warcraft (2016) The quality of the motion capture makes you glad that this was made now and not 10 years ago. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Add some pitch black humour, a great supporting cast, nods to 60s super spies and a psychedelic mirror-walled showdown, and it is all great. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/5 80% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Choose to forego a definite plot for what feels like a bunch of sketches thrown together. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This is old-school Hollywood lavish. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
1.5/5 50% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) It really should not be that hard to inject life into a story about five high school kids with superpowers. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/5 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) There's some irony in an amazing story lost in a film about an amazing city lost in the jungle. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
1.5/5 25% Unlocked (2017) Great lead. Great premise. Utterly stupid. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
4/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) A huge improvement on the often ridiculous Prometheus. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
1/5 16% The Mummy (2017) The gaps in logic are more like crevasses and they occur right up to the credits. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/5 64% The Wall (2017) While The Wall hits the right notes with action, the dialogue is weak and gets trite very quickly. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) While it is dark in places, War rounds out one of the best trilogies out there. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Hands down, the most thrilling, exhilarating, charming and original thing to hit screens in an age. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/5 86% American Made (2017) It just hits you. "Are we going anywhere with this?" - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017