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Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Observer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 97% Columbus (2017) As much as it is about architecture, the film is also a love letter to movies themselves: the sense of majesty they can capture and the strange little worlds they allow us to discover.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2.5/4 97% Menashe (2017) The film ends up getting stuck in a no man's land between fiction and documentary, never quite coming together as a complete narrative.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It is a subversively thrilling treat to see the masterworks of art and cinema given the monkey business so expertly, the process enriching rather than lessening the stature of those works.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/4 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) There is an emptiness to Lady Macbeth, part of it on purpose and part of it not.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3.5/4 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) 13 Minutes is proof that a hero isn't about having success against impossible odds; it's about doing the right thing when everyone else on the planet is doing something else.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) As long as the kids stay in the picture -- thankfully, that's most of the movie -- Spider-Man: Homecoming is the fun playdate most of us have been looking forward to since the character stole Cap's shield last spring in Captain America: Civil War.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
0/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) I am not going to try to explain the story- after watching this movie I may never try to explain another story ever again.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2.5/4 75% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Both Beatriz and Strutt would be cartoons in the hands of other actors, but Hayek and Lithgow give a master class in building characters from the inside out.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
1.5/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Unfortunately, both the film and the chemistry generated between Weisz and Claflin feel about as smoldering and lustful as a tub of margarine.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/4 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) While the movie is solidly and unapologetically pitched towards kids, it has a subversive streak that is as genuine and sharp as anything whipped up by Roald Dahl.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 81% Risk (2017) We may not get a perfect documentary with Risk, but at least we get a very real and truthful sense of just how hard these kinds of movies are to make.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3.5/4 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) If anyone here is having more fun than either Theron or Statham, it's their Italian Job director, F. Gary Gray.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/4 96% 13th (2016) Manages to capture the depth and insidiousness of more than a century of cultural, societal and economic oppression along racial lines and then condenses it into a brisk 100-minute package that could literally slip right into your pocket.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
0.5/4 77% Goat (2016) By the end, you feel like one of the pledges disappointed by the outcome of all that humiliation: Why did we even bother? Dude, I have no idea. I have no idea, bro.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
3/4 79% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) The film effectively explores nature of identity, celebrity, and the creative process in a way that is satisfying, even if many of the questions it raises don't go entirely answered.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
2.5/4 92% Southside With You (2016) For a film with relatively modest intentions, Southside With You can stir up some epic and opposing waves of emotion.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
2.5/4 83% Imperium (2016) More entertaining than it ought to be ...‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2016
1.5/4 60% War Dogs (2016) Instead of outrage or any sense of shock and surprise, all the film has on offer is mild entertainment. Given the company, that feels like a bit of a miss.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Arguably one of the most creative and visionary films of its kind, dating back perhaps to Disney in the late 30s and Pixar in the mid-90s.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) A comic lark that packs a satisfying emotional wallop and continues the balls-to-the-wall career victory lap Meryl Streep has been on since turning 60 years old seven years ago ...‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/4 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon is one of those movies that talks a lot about magic-Robert Redford, the grandfatherly narrator whose "by and by" bookends the film, says the word at least seven times-rather than effectively presenting it on screen.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/4 78% Into The Forest (2016) One of the more intimate and thoughtful takes on the post-apocalypse in cinematic memory.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 82% Indignation (2016) Finally, a Phillip Roth book has been properly adapted into a movie!‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
1/4 43% Mr. Right (2016) Mr. Right isn't a bad movie as much as it is two-and-a-half, maybe three bad movies playing all at the same time.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
4/4 73% Louder Than Bombs (2016) There are moments of almost unspeakable beauty in the film, not the least of which are Isabelle's war zone photographs. Like the movie itself, they dare you to look away but award you deeply for baring witness.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016