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Oliver Jones

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 79% 22 July (2018) It gives this evil man the spotlight and platform he so clearly craves. And as much as Greengrass is aware of this conundrum, he never quite figures out a solution.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) It tells a young woman's powerful coming-of-age story at a time when that process involves code-switching and discovering political agency as much as it does finding the right dress to wear to prom.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/4 94% Private Life (2018) The film gets a lot of mileage out of the quotidian parts of New York City life, from the Wild Nova at Russ and Daughters to opposite side of the street parking.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
1/4 74% Smallfoot (2018) Hollywood animation, your rut is showing.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
1.5/4 81% Quincy (2018) The film not only reveals little about its subject that wasn't already readily known, but also provides minimal perspective or analysis of why and how he was able to develop his talent.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/4 85% A Simple Favor (2018) With its saucy French pop music and pastel Saul Bass-inspired credits, this film is so hungry to seem like a classic thriller that you come away charmed by its pure-hearted ambition.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/4 64% Lizzie (2018) While you wish the characters were a little more fleshed out, the light effectively traps you within that airless era.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/4 99% Blaze (2018) Every one of the relationships depicted crackles with history, tension and love. This a film about how we tell stories about the dead, and who gets to craft these legends.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/4 93% What They Had (2018) A family drama that seems so real you leave the theater feeling like you just flew back from seeing your parents, even if they're nothing like the parents portrayed in the film.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2.5/4 55% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) Unfortunately, Izzy fritters away much of its early promise and energy on a will-they-or-won't-they romantic plot that the film simultaneously indulges in and treats with contempt.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) If the previous film was a bubbly champagne cocktail of a superhero movie, its sequel is something flatter and more concussive-akin to a series of vodka shots. Bottom line though, as long Paul Rudd is invited, it's still a party.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
1.5/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Every moment of Sicario: Day of the Soldado is soaked in an unilluminating and easy cynicism.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/4 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) This bold new film not only shatters comedy's cold streak, but also serves as a powerful reminder of the vitality of the genre as both social commentary and shared experience.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
1/4 26% The Nun (2018) Do any of these various jump scares ever register? Not really. For that to happen, the movie would have to have built up tension and suspense, which I guess it figures it isn't required to do.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
1.5/4 25% Mile 22 (2018) A confused film that, for all of its macho bluster and propulsive forward motion, doesn't really know where it's going.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
2.5/4 80% Alpha (2018) It is difficult not to be impressed by much of what does arrive on screen.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
2.5/4 45% The Meg (2018) Asks little more of you than to strap in, put away your phone and enjoy watching a freakishly huge prehistoric eating machine terrorize some scientists before it turns its appetite to a beach full of frolickers on floaties.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A kitchen sink and kaleidoscopic study of cultural and institutional racism in America.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
1/4 72% Christopher Robin (2018) A better title for this entry, the first of the Disney Poohs to be live action (although neither word in that phrase is an apt descriptor), would be Winnie the Pooh and the Unfilled Zoloft Prescription.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
1/4 49% Like Father (2018) Bell and Grammer's characters are so fuzzily rendered that they create no sparks when they butt heads in close quarters.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The Bourne Identity becomes somewhat essential late summer viewing for one reason and one reason alone: Kate McKinnon.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
2.5/4 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Washington is a pleasure to watch on the screen. The two-time Oscar winner is able to tap into his own surplus of moral righteousness even when the script is pulling the carpet out from under him.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
1/4 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Fatally confuses crassness with subversion.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3.5/4 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A movie about that most essential thing in life: finding your people, even when you don't know who you are yourself.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2.5/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) Along with Johnson's rippling physique and heroic fingertips, the film's chief asset is the creatively conceived title object-the very tall building.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2.5/4 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Delivers reliably on the series' humble promise of sugared-up monster slapstick. The film is pleasingly mild and distracting.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
1/4 55% Tag (2018) By clumsily melding heartwarming sentiment about the importance of playing games as adults with the take-no-prisoners R-rated shenanigans of the Hangover movies, Tag winds up not knowing what game it is trying to play.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2/4 49% Superfly (2018) The gold rings and watches, the champagne in the club under a falling rain of bills, the rich velvet of Priest's double-breasted evening jackets-this movie is all about beautiful, pricey surfaces.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
4/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) A film that so deeply embodies its subject that it almost transcends it.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
3.5/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 is a reminder of what a collective joy it can be when a filmmaker with a singular vision and purpose makes a film of boundless scope and budget.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
2.5/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) There is a rote quality to Solo: A Star Wars Story that not only undercuts many of these thrills, but runs directly counter to the spirit of Han Solo.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
1.5/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) Falcone and McCarthy seem so concerned with delivering on their audience's pratfall assumptions that they never allow McCarthy to expand her capabilities in any meaningful way.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/4 98% 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2.5/4 96% 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.‐ 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/4 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) There is an emptiness to Lady Macbeth, part of it on purpose and part of it not.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3.5/4 75% 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.‐ 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
0/4 16% 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2.5/4 74% 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.‐ 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/4 87% 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.‐ 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3.5/4 66% 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/4 97% 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.‐ 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
3/4 78% 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
2.5/4 91% Southside With You (2016) For a film with relatively modest intentions, Southside With You can stir up some epic and opposing waves of emotion.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
2.5/4 83% Imperium (2016) More entertaining than it ought to be ...‐ 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.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2016