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
4/5 94% The Suicide Squad (2021) The amazing thing is just how much Gunn can make you care about these killers... You might even feel something for the starfish. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
2.5/5 40% Jolt (2021) Jolt is a low-budget B-movie that could have been more. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
2/5 63% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise does evoke classic adventure films, but only in that you would rather be watching them than drifting along with this. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
2/5 52% The Tomorrow War (2021) In the end, The Tomorrow War turns the end of the world into a damp squib. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
3.5/5 91% No Sudden Move (2020) Other than crime, Soderbergh touches on race, industry and corruption, and like many noir flicks, you may not like where the story leaves you but it will stay with you. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
3.5/5 80% Black Widow (2021) If Black Widow is truly the final goodbye for Johansson as Natasha (well, you never know), this is a decent exit. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 90% Luca (2021) While the big theme is not as in-your-face compared with other recent Pixar films, Luca still packs in the right amount of charm, character and heart for this fish-out-of-water tale of friendship and finding your path. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
1.5/5 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) The Devil Made Me Do It is so close to a parody, it could be entertaining to watch at home with friends. But paying to watch in a cinema - as this reviewer did - feels like an evening wasted. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
3/5 66% Friends: The Reunion (2021) For the most part, it is a nice trip down memory lane. But there are also so many sections to this sitcom Franken-tribute, and at over 160 minutes, even the best of Friends can overstay a welcome. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
3.5/5 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Daft fun with a touch of heart and a bucket of gore. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
4.5/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) The exuberance and passion the team put in really comes off the screen, from the extra flourishes of Katie's "doodle emojis" to the amazing world design. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
3.5/5 84% Nobody (2021) The brilliant casting of unassuming comedian Bob Odenkirk... makes his character Hutch Mansell believable. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
1.5/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) It is angling for a sequel, but it may be better suited for a do-over - again. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
3.5/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) It's the big ape versus the radioactive lizard done right. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
2.5/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Zack Snyder's Justice League is aiming to be epic, and there's clearly effort put in, but it lacks the heart needed for impact. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
2.5/5 49% Coming 2 America (2021) Coming 2 America is already a hit for Amazon, but something was clearly lost in the mix and one can't help but feel it could have been much more. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
4/5 73% Palmer (2021) It's unlikely to bother the Oscars, but this really is the most heartwarming film of the past year and it's well worth 110 minutes of your time. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
3/5 72% An American Pickle (2020) Rogen's excellent performances make An American Pickle worth spending time with. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
2/5 42% Locked Down (2021) There is over an hour of interminable soul(less)-searching before the film suddenly remembers there is a diamond heist to pull off. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) The moment the musicians enter the changing room, the origins entrap the film and it is thanks to Davis and Boseman's gilt-edged portrayals that the staging is not a bigger issue. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
2/5 58% The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020) It should have been more of a fun romp, but the plot of kidnap and usurpation gets going only halfway in and fizzles soon after. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
3.5/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) [An] excellent and fearless Maria Bakalova. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The Trial Of The Chicago is an entertaining and gripping drama, but should not be taken as the whole truth. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2.5/5 53% Hubie Halloween (2020) Not great but not as terrible as Sandler could be. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
3.5/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) It's an ambitious, strange project that takes some big chances while knowing it will probably leave plenty wondering what they've just seen. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
1.5/5 35% The New Mutants (2020) The New Mutants is a mess, never quite sure what it wants to do or who it wants to focus on. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
2.5/5 61% Project Power (2020) All three subjects would be a worthy main plot, but non are afforded that level of focus. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
3/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) It's sweet, and in this reviewer's case, better the second time round. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
2.5/5 71% 7500 (2020) The real problem comes when things move from questionable cliche to questionable taste. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) This is one of [Lee's] most striking films, with a standout performance from Delroy Lindo. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3.5/5 67% Extraction (2020) From the moment Hemsworth takes out a room of short-if-cocky kidnappers - he is at least a foot taller than most of them - in the most brutal style, it grabs and does not let go. Visceral, breathless, wince-worthy. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
4/5 93% Bad Education (2019) Bad Education is Hugh Jackman at his best. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
2/5 35% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) Unfortunately, most of the characters just aren't funny enough to captivate, often annoying or just too broad to be believable, like rejects from one of Richard Curtis' more recent comedies. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
2/5 37% Spenser Confidential (2020) It would have been better if Berg did not give it such a "TV movie" feel. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
2/5 51% Guns Akimbo (2020) If Guns Akimbo is meant to be a satire of gamer culture and cesspit comments sections, Black Mirror has done it more often and to much greater effect. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
2/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) Bloodshot is based on a comic that was big in the 90s, and fittingly it feels out of date and too dull to spend much time on. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
4/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds Of Prey is a huge, neon-tinged, nihilistic pack of fun - for those of the right age. Those films about boys in capes could learn a lot from this. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
2.5/5 47% Underwater (2020) Eubank manages to keep the tension up, but it is a shame that it does not quite come together, even at just 95 minutes. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Overall, Bad Boys For Life does what it needs to - be fun, funny (the montage mirroring Mike and Marcus' lifestyle is a highlight) and non-committal, non-offensive nonsense. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
4.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) This is a different kind of coming-of-age film that mixes the laughs with the occasional gut punch and yet is still utterly uplifting. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
1.5/5 19% Cats (2019) And that is Cats' main failing - the hubris that assumes what works on stage works just as well on screen. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
1.5/5 36% 6 Underground (2019) Maybe you need to have some level of intoxication to truly enjoy this. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) This saga has been told and as a long-time fan, I'm very happy with the result. The circle is now complete. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) But most of the time you are simply in awe of the leads laying it all out there. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3.5/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) [O]nce returning director Jake Kasdan gets us into the action, it is a fun fantasy romp that matches the thrills with the laughs - and the perfect antidote for those feeling Frozen out. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 95% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman sees everyone bringing their A game. The way the cast interacts is like music. Each seasoned player riffing off the other but never grandstanding. It is an acting masterclass. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) This is nothing but fun from start to finish. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) While it does not quite hit top gear, it is still a rare treat in modern cinema. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/5 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) While Doctor Sleep is not very scary - and frankly not all of it makes sense - it is entertaining and does not feel like its 152-minute running time. It's fun. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
1.5/5 41% Midway (2019) Midway stacks its cliches high, creating a rickety tower of Hollywood nonsense. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019