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Jordan Farley

Jordan Farley
Jordan Farley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, SFX Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) It's dour, but never oppressively so, punctuated by humour and cathartic injections of hope. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 6, 2017
2/5 17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) The humour hasn't translated well and the cheapo music seems to have been ripped straight from a pS2 disc. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) Ultimately a flat, ineffectual affair that goes off with a whimper rather than a bang. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 47% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) The ever-watchable Idris Elba and a handful of muscular action sequences are scuppered by a flaky-pastry plot which badly misjudges subject matter warranting more considered exploration. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 76% Chronic (2016) A problematic ending leaves a sour taste, but Roths subtle and brilliant performance is not to be missed. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) A suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse develops where a creaky floorboard is the difference between life and death. Lang makes an intimidating antagonist, but a silly final act ends things on a sour note. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Visually astonishing and touchingly told, Kubo is utterly wonderful. If there's any justice, it'll be a monster hit. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 100% My Feral Heart (2016) A moving, sincere British indie that finishes just as it's getting started. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Leagues ahead of Legacy but the weakest of the Matt Damon movies, Bourne still has the power to thrill. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 26, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) If you're looking for a breezy evening's entertainment with a surprisingly satisfying comic edge, Money Monster is a sound investment. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 16, 2016
5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) If there's a risk of the Marvel 'formula' becoming stale, there isn't any evidence of that here. Civil War isn't just a damn-near-perfect popcorn crowd-pleaser; it doesn't offer any easy answers for its combatants, or the world going forward. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3.5/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) Everything you could want from a Purge sequel - absurd, yes, but significantly more ambitious and a lot of fun. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) A rare example of filmmaking with unwavering vision, and one that will burrow its way under your skin for quite some time. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4.5/5 95% Her (2013) As touching as it is funny, as profound as it is absurd, Her is a true 21st century love story. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2014
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Catching Fire may be missing the surprises and shocks of the first chapter, but it moves the characters and the world forward in a way that hints at greatness for the two-film finale. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2013
5/5 96% Gravity (2013) An awe-inspiring achievement, a towering slice of cinematic splendour that astounds and terrifies in equal measure. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3.5/5 58% Riddick (2013) While this third chapter borrows a little too liberally from Pitch Black to surprise in the same way, it's a step up from The Chronicles Of Riddick. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2013
4/5 89% The World's End (2013) Though it doesn't have the smarts of Shaun Of The Dead or the outlandish humour of Hot Fuzz, The World's End provides an explosive climax to the loosely-linked 'Three Flavours Cornetto' series. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2013
3/5 65% Mama (2013) Mama plays its hand curiously early and suffers for it. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2013
3.5/5 67% World War Z (2013) The film captures little of the chilling plausibility present in the original book. Adjust your expectations, however, and there's a surprisingly fun ride to be had. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2013
2.5/5 11% After Earth (2013) The critical problem with After Earth is that Smith Jr's whiny character has all the likeability of an anal fissure. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2013
2.5/5 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Retaliation isn't hatefully dumb - it's entertainingly dumb. But even after the umpteen millions it cost to make, it never comes close to capturing the imagination like three 3/4" action figures can. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2013
1.5/5 8% The Host (2013) It's a reasonably intriguing premise, but the alien invasion soon takes a back seat to the kind of tiresome teen angst where crucial plot points hinge on a kiss. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2013
3.5/5 61% Evil Dead (2013) Unlike Raimi's classic original, it won't be remembered in 30 years time, but it is amongst the best horror remakes of the last decade. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2013
2/5 5% Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) It's in too much of a rush, and tries to cram in so much plot that unless you're familiar with the game it's closely adapted from, chances are it will leave you baffled. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2012
3/5 24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) More so than previous entries in the series, Paranormal Activity 4 plays a great deal of its runtime for laughs. As a result it's not half as scary as you might hope. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2012
5/5 93% Looper (2012) The most ambitious, inventive, downright invigorating film you're likely to see all year. Original science fiction film-making at its very finest. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2012
3.5/5 42% Storage 24 (2013) Never quite scary enough to be a horror, nowhere near funny enough to be a comedy and not exciting enough to be an action movie, but stitches all three elements together into a satisfying whole. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2012
2/5 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) The giddy fun implied by that preposterous moniker is missing in this almost entirely humourless affair. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/5 68% Men in Black III (2012) Few things in life are worth waiting a decade for, and this isn't one of them, but after witnessing so many big-screen sci-fi comebacks go so hideously wrong in recent years, Men In Black 3 emerges as something of a triumph. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 17, 2012
3/5 38% Lockout (2012) James Mather and Stephen St Leger's debut feature isn't smart, it doesn't have anything to say about the human condition and it never takes itself remotely seriously, but none of that matters with a film this much fun. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2012
2/5 17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) Spirit Of Vengeance is madder than a line of designer guinea pig pyjamas and possesses the energy of a pre-schooler on a diet of candy floss and insulin shots. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2012
2/5 26% Underworld: Awakening (2012) It's not awful, merely functional and lacking an identity now that the lore of previous entries has been abandoned. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
2/5 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) It's essentially one insufferably long pregnancy sequence sandwiched between a sweet wedding and gruesome birth ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 59% Kaboom (2011) there's no method to Kaboom's utter-insanity; it crumbles badly in the final minutes and reveals its central mystery as little more than a meaningless whimsy. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2011
4/5 49% Super (2011) Super is the sudden kick in the crotch this summer of square-jawed superheroes never knew it needed. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2011
3.5/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) There are plot holes to contend with and a handful of potential jump-the-shark moments, but the smart ending and stunning Golden Gate Bridge stand-off ensure you leave on a high. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2011
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) Set pieces so spectacular you'll sit in awe at what the British film industry can achieve these days ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2011
2.5/5 35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) A series far from its Prime ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2011
5/5 90% Attack the Block (2011) Attack The Block is a mini marvel, and the most promising sci-fi debut since Moon. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 13, 2011
4/5 92% Source Code (2011) A movie with an indie spirit and blockbuster sensibilities, Source Code is popcorn entertainment with genuine heft, and proof that the move to Tinseltown doesn't always mean having to sell your soul to the suits. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2011
2.5/5 46% Drive Angry (2011) Drive Angry is such an outrageously overblown experience that it almost feels redundant to flag up its obvious shortcomings in the most basic areas: a hopeless lack of logic, dismal dialogue, characters with less personality than the average roadkill. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2011
4/5 71% Paul (2011) That rarest of specimens: a genuinely funny geek-friendly comedy. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2011
3/5 81% The Hole (2012) Hits all the right notes for its target demographic, and Dante still has the chops to make it visually compelling for the rest. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2010
3/5 22% Repo Men (2010) Repo Men never quite finds its own identity, abandoning any attempt at serious comment early on in favour of ludicrous levels of lopped limbs, cartilage and claret. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2010
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) David Slade infuses this third entry with the kind of visceral set-pieces, knowing humour and more measured melodrama that the saga has been sorely lacking. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2010
3.5/5 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) A perfectly enjoyable, albeit flawed, popcorn-friendly blockbuster, it just about takes the crown as the best videogame adaptation to date ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 20, 2010
2/5 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Unadventurous, devoid of personality and completely lacking any semblance of imagination, Samuel Bayer's new Nightmare is a textbook exercise straight out of generic horror remakes 101. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 7, 2010
2/5 71% Valhalla Rising (2010) Bonus points for taking a wide berth around all familiar Viking stereotypes, but since the rest of the film is so alienating, dull and generally unpleasant, it's not just the characters suffering through a hellish experience. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2010
5/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) Quite simply the most successful comic adaptation to date, a flawless take on the rebellious punk sensibilities of the source. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2010