Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman
Jonathan W. Hickman's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Showing 51 - 100 of 501
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5.5/10 8%

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016)

"Sincerely written and well acted "Papa Hemingway in Cuba" is a micro-budgeted film that will play well for students of the famous author. " ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2016
4/10 16%

Ratchet & Clank (2016)

"...this uninspired and sadly dated animated adventure is out-classed by most of the family films released over the last few years." ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/10 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"...a forced theatrical concoction relying on a formula whose time has long since passed." ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2016
6.5/10 72%

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

""Louder than Bombs" hefts the weight of its serious material in a mature and literate fashion. " ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2016
9/10 95%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"...a movie that families can enjoy and cherish." ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
6.5/10 87%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"We don't get an unhinged conclusion like "Animal House," but, at the same time, there is very little edge to the movie." ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
7.5/10 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"There is a quiet, simmering intensity at the center of director Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special." Call it the "nerdy kid-brother" of the brainless Hollywood blockbuster. " ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Mar 31, 2016
4.5/10 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"How do you solve the problem of Superman? It's a hurdle that not even the producers of "Batman v Superman" can leap in a single bound. " ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Mar 25, 2016
7/10 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"...a refreshing alternative to normal overblown blockbuster offerings." ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2016
5.5/10 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Given the theme, the unfocused, scattershot narrative of "WTF" is understandable. While this may frustrate some viewers, the film works largely through an endearing performance by Tina Fey." ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Mar 3, 2016
5.5/10 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"Atlanta finally gets to play itself in a movie, but no one, not even "The Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus, who appears way too briefly in the movie, exhibits any sense of their Southern fried environment." ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Feb 25, 2016
7/10 52%

Risen (2016)

"What could have been a hammy, square affair quickly settles into an impressive political thriller/crime procedural that manages to respectfully present Jesus without becoming too preachy." ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Feb 18, 2016
6.5/10 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"Sharing more in common with "Kick-Ass 2" than "Kick-Ass," the long gestating "Deadpool" comic adaptation pulls no punches. " ‐The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2016
7/10 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

""Hail, Caesar!" is utterly delightful entertainment, eschewing dark moments while teasing big picture ideas. " ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Feb 4, 2016
7/10 94%

Carol (2015)

"Exquisite and touching, "Carol" examines the high price of true love..." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Feb 4, 2016
6.5/10 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

" might find some utility at a cocktail party discussing the finer points of puppet eroticism." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/10 11%

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

"...the Plaza/De Niro pairing that works far better than the Efron/De Niro one. " ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 21, 2016
6/10 51%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"This exciting siege film, pitched in the opening credits as a "true story," plays out more like "Assault on Precinct 13" than "Black Hawk Down."" ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 14, 2016
7/10 82%

The Revenant (2015)

"The pairing of DiCaprio and Hardy, two of the most intense actors working today, is entertaining mainly on a visceral level-bleeding, spitting, chewing, screaming, crying, snorting, and always suffering, quite a human range is on display." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 7, 2016
6.5/10 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"...undeniably entertaining, if also universally insulting." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 7, 2016
8/10 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew, playing Han Solo and Chewbacca, are flat out terrific delivering one-liners, slap-stick, and heart, which transcends mere nostalgia." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 15, 2015
8.5/10 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"The journalistic process has never seemed more interesting nor more important." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 10, 2015
8/10 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

""Brooklyn" is a wonderful romance, a nice change of pace in which people are permitted to act like real people instead of caricatures that serve as manipulative plot devices. " ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 3, 2015
8/10 94%

Creed (2015)

"By taking all the good will that was originally generated when "Rocky" won the Oscar for best picture and combining that with what little credibility remains in the character, Coogler packages together a tender, exciting and respectful film." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 26, 2015
5/10 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"The surprise is that after generating so much good will in the prior installments this emotionally cold concluding chapter fails to make us feel anything significant." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 19, 2015
6/10 65%

Spectre (2015)

"Starting in Mexico City with an opening sequence that rates as one of the series best, "Spectre" works when the action sequences take their time. Unfortunately, the film's closing third is rushed and surprisingly dim-witted." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 5, 2015
5.5 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"The screenplay from Oscar nominated writer Peter Straughan (writer of last year's marvelous "Frank") just isn't dark enough and lacks the bite that would drive home the theme more powerfully. " ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 30, 2015
8.5/10 86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"Sorkin manages to top his fine Academy Award winning work in writing "The Social Network" by constructing a transformative framework beyond his typical assaultive and engaging dialogue." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 22, 2015
8.5/10 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"Both a careful history lesson and gripping spy thriller, "Bridge of Spies" is fascinating entertainment." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4.5/10 27%

Pan (2015)

"Its bizarre, carnival-style filmmaking approach isn't enough to launch a new franchise." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 8, 2015
9/10 92%

The Martian (2015)

"It's the hard science combined with a human story of one-man's rescue that makes "The Martian" fascinating and irresistible entertainment. " ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 1, 2015
7.5/10 63%

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

"Headland is attempting to transform the rom com genre while still working within many of its familiar conceits. The result is romantic sexual neo-noir classically cast with the theme of resistance to temptation but ultimately falling prey to it." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Sep 24, 2015
5/10 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"Ambitious but anti-climatic Black Mass is an interesting miss..." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Sep 17, 2015
6/10 64%

The Visit (2015)

"Shyamalan slums it with a film that feels like a found footage parody." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Sep 10, 2015
7/10 45%

No Escape (2015)

"With an intense momentum that combines with several well-executed, down-right harrowing action set-pieces, "No Escape" pulls off quite a coup." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 26, 2015
7/10 87%

Fort Tilden (2015)

"The leads, Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty, immediately bond on screen selling themselves credibly as best friends. And their amusing and telling banter contains a colorful shorthand that most anyone with a best friend will immediately pick up on. " ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 13, 2015
8/10 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"...the sharpest and most literate action film of the summer. " ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 13, 2015
7.5/10 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"Don't try to make sense of it, the world of Ethan Hunt, just like the cartoonish society that the characters in the "Fast & Furious" franchise inhabit, is clearly not our own." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 6, 2015
8/10 99%

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

"The filmmakers SHOW US everything with a number of excellent slap-stick sequences that convey the message as well as one loaded with exposition." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 6, 2015
6.5/10 77%

Jimmy's Hall (2015)

"Loach has a feel for the material and his sure-hand at the helm is solid in this somewhat muted narrative." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 30, 2015
9/10 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"...a beautiful piece of science fiction on par with the best of the genre." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 23, 2015
6.5/10 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"The best thing about "Ant-Man" is that is starts small and stays that way. " ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 16, 2015
5.5/10 56%

Minions (2015)

"The set-up sequence is the funniest thing in the film. And "Minions" certainly could have used more of that early promise, because it gets pretty silly fast." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 9, 2015
5.5/10 83%

Testament Of Youth (2015)

"And as good as it is, it isn't anything more than what one would expect from a BBC television offering. We've seen this sort of thing before." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 9, 2015
6.5/10 50%

Meet Me In Montenegro (2015)

" anxiety-filled romance as Woody Allen might have made it." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 8, 2015
5.5/10 25%

Terminator Genisys (2015)

"Arnold is a joy to watch in this film. He's still physically impressive, knows how to move like a terminator, and has some nice comic moments." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 2, 2015
7/10 83%

Eden (2015)

""Eden" is the kind of film that captures the beats that move us forward." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 2, 2015
7/10 82%

The Overnight (2015)

"Part titillation and part cautionary tale, "The Overnight" is biting and real." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 25, 2015
5.5/10 34%

Max (2015)

"A movie that would be perfectly at home on your television set, "Max" proves to be fine PG-rated family viewing but not a must-see theatrical outing." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 25, 2015
8.5/10 98%

Inside Out (2015)

""Inside Out" deals maturely with depression and handles it in a complex and human manner." ‐Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 18, 2015
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