Jonathan Takiff

Jonathan Takiff

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Jonathan Takiff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Philadelphia Daily News

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 78%

Danny Collins (2015)

"[A] kindly parable from writer and first-time director Dan Fogelman." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Apr 9, 2015

Annie (2014)

"How rad and cool is the new "Annie"? Enough to hold the rapt attention of young tykes for two hours, while keeping their parental guardians "fully dressed" with smiles for almost as long." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Dec 18, 2014

Keep On Keepin' On (2014)

"You don't have to be a jazz-head to be drawn in and empathize with the documentary "Keep on Keepin' On."" ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Nov 20, 2014
3/4 80%

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

"Fans (O.K., MSTies) will find new and larger sets and slightly better special effects." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Sep 2, 2014
B 89%

Neil Young Trunk Show (2010)

"[A] stimulating, spontaneous mash-up of hot and cool, hits and obscurities. And it's made even more edgy by Demme's decision to reconfigure the set list for maximum contrast." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Mar 18, 2010
B 84%

Soul Power (2009)

"Ultimately it's the music that makes this film a cause for celebration -- especially the chance to see 'Soul Brother #1' James Brown and his blistering band perform at their absolute prime." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Jul 30, 2009
A 88%

Young@Heart (2007)

"Truth is, any heart that's open can connect with this vital, amusing, good rocking and very inspiring story." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Apr 18, 2008
A- 91%

Hairspray (2007)

"Hairspray is the perfect movie distraction for the summer -- frothy fun, kid-friendly and relevant." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Jul 20, 2007

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

"If you got a buzz from Beavis & Butthead and Bill & Ted, Dumb and Dumber and Spinal Tap, you'll probably get a bunch of chuckles out of Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Nov 23, 2006

American Hardcore (2006)

"If band names like Circle Jerks, D.O.A., Dead Kennedys and Minor Threat resonate with you, then this documentary celebrating their short-lived, pummeling breed of thrash-and-burn rock music will surely get your blood boiling all over again." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Nov 10, 2006

The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

"Officially endorsed by Lennon's widow, the film gains considerable credibility and flavor from her interviews, rare footage from the family archives (they documented everything), and especially the inclusion of more than three dozen Lennon songs." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Sep 29, 2006

The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006)

"Despite the overstating of his artistic case, I still found Jeff Feuerzeig's film account incredibly compelling, in a freaky, can't-help- but-stare-at-the- roadside-accident kind of way." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006

Last Days (2005)

"If you're looking for character insight, let alone plot exposition... forget about it." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Aug 12, 2005

Rock School (2005)

"Even a couple of Zappa's Mothers of Invention band alumni acknowledge the band done good -- not just as 'kids' but as musicians. And so will you." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Jun 10, 2005

Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

"A fast, sweet, cram course in the blues. And it does so in an extremely coherent, vital and entertaining fashion." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Dec 10, 2004

Masked and Anonymous (2003)

"As a lifelong devotee of Dylan's music, I found this far and away the best of the four movies he's made, in large measure because it's chock-full of his music and dramatically structured like one of his epic tirades." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Sep 5, 2003

A Walk to Remember (2002)

"Many a parent and their teen (or preteen) kid could bond while watching A Walk To Remember. So could young romantics out on a date." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Jan 24, 2002

On the Line (2001)

"The duo come off with an easy, natural charm." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Oct 25, 2001

Rock Star (2001)

"A sordid, stupid and amusing little saga, about as nourishing as a big bag of Cheez Doodles and equally addicting." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Sep 6, 2001

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

"Just sit back, grip your arm rest like it's a joystick, and enjoy the slam-bang ride through the future-shocked Earth of 2065." ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Jul 11, 2001