Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson
Kevin Jackson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Independent (UK) Sight and Sound Independent on Sunday

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
55% Immortal Beloved (1994) Kitsch, yes, but weirdly transporting. And the score is wonderful. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
No Score Yet Eden Valley (1996) The first half-hour or so is muddy going, but the humane interest of the narrative gradually comes into sync with the morose style. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
91% Little Women (1994) By and large it's immensely well done. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
44% I.Q. (1994) In the last analysis, it's just not clever enough. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
35% Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Though the idea of pitting ancient European evil against modern Californian idiocy at the script conferences must have screamed High Concept, the result is pitiful. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
43% Space Jam (1996) Space Jam is so obviously a work of the marketing/demographic-hunting mentality that it's rather surprising to find that the brazen creature gathers a certain charm as it rolls along. - Independent on Sunday EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
49% The First Wives Club (1996) [I]f you're expecting any savour of fin de siecle feminism more bracing than that peddled in, say, Nine to Five (which has much the same fundamental revenge premise), you'd be better off perusing the writings of Gloria Steinem. - Independent on Sunday EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
68% The Crucible (1996) A competent, uncontroversial, rather shouty version of a play which is now safely canonical and, if the philistinism may be forgiven, less remarkable than it once seemed, when dramas of the liberal conscience had an urgent edge. - Independent on Sunday EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
53% Mars Attacks! (1996) A giddy mixture of the gross and the trashily poetic, it's hopelessly undisciplined, and will plunder giggles wherever it can find them; at its best, it can make you yelp with laughter. - Independent on Sunday EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
88% Bound (1996) Brutal, flashily directed and pretty much meretricious. - Independent on Sunday EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
50% One From the Heart (1982) At times the project seems in danger of being scuppered by its own lavishness; the saving grace is a light heart. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
88% American Beauty (1999) Time and again, you fear Mendes won't be able to sustain such a confident shuffling of his pack, but somehow he does, and for once the result is a genuine surprise. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2002
72% Bringing Out the Dead (1999) A very different and, in many respects, very impressive film. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2002
77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Simply, O Brother, Where Art Thou? has one of the richest and most satisfying soundtracks I've heard in years. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2001
45% The Portrait of a Lady (1996) The Portrait of a Lady is a serious, not to say solemn piece of work by a director of uncommon talent, and it disappoints in the way that only such ambitious work can. - Independent on Sunday EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000