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Jonathan Romney

Jonathan Romney

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Jonathan Romney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Independent (UK), Independent on Sunday, Screen International, Sight and Sound, Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% The Treasure (2016) "Minimalism of the sort that Porumboiu specializes in is an extremely hard register to maintain, and in this film, it involves the viewer walking a tightrope as much as the director does. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Headland's script sometimes feel more like a 2015 zeitgeist-capsule than an organic piece of comedy, but the mix of sophistication and unabashed raunch has a definite light charm. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/5 61% Joy (2015) "You won't be bored - but Russell never convinces you that this mop-maker's story is worth getting in a lather about. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/5 52% At Any Price (2013) "It's an honest, grown-up, slightly earnest slice of rolled-sleeves Americana - something like the cinematic equivalent of a Steve Earle album. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 3, 2016
5/5 94% Contempt (1964) "Steeped in melancholy and a sense of mourning. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 3, 2016
2/5 68% The Danish Girl (2015) "It's a laboured, glossy affair in which the complexity and challenge of Lili's process of becoming are buried under a glaze of sumptuous design and arch acting. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 3, 2016
61% Joy (2015) "Joy is for the most part a bewildering mess-possibly because its four credited editors are a sign of structural problems, possibly just because Russell throws too much directorial dash at us when he should be making things simple. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) "In the current climate of UK cinema, 45 Years is a striking anomaly, and a rigorously executed one. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2015
95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "The contributions are generally illuminating; it's always fun hearing Scorsese warm to a topic (you really feel Hitchcock is an element he swims in like a seal). " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2015
77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "Written by Meg LeFauve, with her, Sohn, and others credited on story, The Good Dinosaur features the most mundane narrative of any Pixar film-mundane because it so blatantly aspires to mythic resonance. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2015
100% Out 1, Noli Me Tangere "The contingent, the unforeseeable and uncontrollable, is a privileged element in much 20th-century experimental art-in music and painting as much as in film and literature-and Out 1 honors it to the maximum. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
65% Spectre (2015) "The problem may be that Mendes is trying to offset the inherent pulpiness of the series by playing up the class. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2015
5/5 95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "Panahi has made a work of invention and brio that remains visually lively throughout, despite its formal restrictions. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2015
2/5 19% The Vatican Tapes (2015) "A routine regurgitation of demonology's familiar myths and legends: needless to say, possession is nine tenths of the lore. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2015
3/5 89% Fresh Dressed (2015) "The film offers a scholarly commentary on aspiration, self-projection and the street-level appropriation of couture exclusivity ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2015
3/5 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "A cheerful, highly personal investigation into queer cultural identity ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2015
2/5 29% Under Milk Wood "Relentlessly hearty and doggedly committed to Rabelaisian rumpy pumpy, the film feels at times like an anarchic, over-vitaminised community project. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2015
4/5 94% Black Souls (2015) "This is a dynastic tale that gets more claustrophobic as it develops, as its web of vendetta-style recriminations closes in on the Carbone clan, goat farmers who have diversified into riskier and more profitable businesses. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2015
92% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "Dealing with horrors of this intensity and scale, Guzmán can be forgiven a slight penchant for the galactically vaporous. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2015
95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "Taxi may feel slight and loose, but it exudes joy and wit, its vivacity making the film a much more eloquent act of protest than the solemn, introverted Closed Curtain. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2015
84% Victoria (2015) "It's the ultimate tribute to Victoria to say that, even if you watch it at night, you'll emerge from the cinema feeling ready for a hearty breakfast. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2015
93% Skyfall (2012) "Mendes's breezily, imaginatively directed film shows faith in the thrill of the real -- not the weightless dazzle of CGI but the feeling of actual objects (bikes, cars, Tube trains) crashing and colliding in a solid world. " ‐ Independent on Sunday
Posted Oct 5, 2015
89% Mississippi Grind (2015) "As you'd imagine with a Southern road movie, Mississippi Grind is steeped in atmosphere-both visual and musical, with much ripe barroom blues on the soundtrack and played live. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2015
93% Durak (2015) "The Fool (Durak) feels like a realist counterpart to Andrei Zvyagintsev's Leviathan, more accessible as mainstream drama, and more pragmatically critical of a tainted system. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2015
96% Son of Saul (2015) "Using techniques of distanciation that sometimes make it an alienating, even confusing experience, László Nemes's cogent, strikingly confident debut is harrowing, but cinematically rewarding. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 15, 2015
92% Anomalisa (2015) "[T]here's something genuinely uncanny about the puppets in this extraordinary feature...a film that manages at once to be moving, horribly funny and deeply disturbing. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2015
92% Queen of Earth (2015) "[Perry's] gracefully disturbing execution conveys a tangible sense of the emotional violence and attrition that can underlie seemingly placid social surfaces... " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2015
86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "[A]s long as it's holding back from the excess that eventually overpowers it, this is an intensely powerful film. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2015
71% Remember (2016) "A stripped-down drama built around a powerful and sometimes troubling performance by Christopher Plummer. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 11, 2015
95% De Palma (2016) "So revealing, and entertaining, that little is needed here other than the man, his opinions and some telling illustrations. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 68% The Danish Girl (2015) "A film that smacks more of the coffee table than the operating table. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 7, 2015
33% Equals (2016) "A science-fiction love story set in a world that is visually sheened to evocative perfection - but in which the central premise is creakingly old hat. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 4, 2015
4/5 83% Mistress America (2015) "Despite what they say, old-school sophistication is not dead in the movies. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2015
2/5 16% Pixels (2015) "Saving graces, almost: an insanely ripe performance by Peter Dinklage and a surreal moment involving Hall & Oates. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2015
3/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Enjoyable enough, and certainly not a trainwreck - it just doesn't quite clear the platform. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2015
4/5 85% The Seven Five (2015) "The talking heads approach gets a bit relentless, but it's hair-raising stuff. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2015
2/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Dressed up to the nines like an expensively retro aftershave ad, Ritchie's film is laboriously insouciant - and no amount of funky drumming and lounge Braziliana on the soundtrack can make it spark. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2015
3/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) "I found it quite charming - and I don't normally do charming. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2015
1/5 15% Absolutely Anything "Watch absolutely anything else. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2015
3/5 97% Theeb (2015) "Involving rather than totally gripping, but with an unimpeachable ring of authenticity. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2015
70% Prince (2015) "Its stylistic brio makes Prince enough of a live wire to bode well for de Jong's future. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 10, 2015
4/5 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Whatever the film's flaws - foremost being a surfeit of magic-realist animation inserts - you can't say it isn't the Real Thing. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 9, 2015
3/5 90% Marshland (La isla mínima) (2016) "Marshland is steeped in ominous atmosphere, but the intrigue packs few surprises - its murky political undertow never quite pays off. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 9, 2015
2/5 34% Max (2015) "A watchable but predictable family film drenched in stars-and-stripes piety - Lassie Come Home with combat stress. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 9, 2015
4/5 93% The Gift (2015) "Of all Blumhouse's productions, this is the one that really deserved to be called Insidious. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 9, 2015
3/5 87% 52 Tuesdays (2015) "There's a candid urgency to it, and an engaging, mercurial lead from Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Billie. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 9, 2015
5/5 94% Hard to be a God (2015) "The result may be an awe-inspiring folly rather than a fully realised masterpiece, but it's radically out of the ordinary. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 9, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "For anyone who remembers the strip as drawn by Jack Kirby in its wildly inventive 60s prime, this is beyond depressing. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 9, 2015
3/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) "It drifts at its own sweet pace, but eccentric, impressionistic editing muddies the water. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 9, 2015
96% The Look of Silence (2015) "In contrast to the sometimes lurid tenor of The Act of Killing, and despite the extremity of its own content, Oppenheimer's follow-up has a calm, contemplative tone. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2015
72% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "On an immediate level, the film is a commentary on what we do with other people's words when we quote them-and in so doing, deform them, customizing them to our own requirements. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2015
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