Patty Jones

Patty Jones
Patty Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Georgia Straight
Publications: Georgia Straight

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% Skyfall (2012) Everything is heavy and dark, but Bond plus terrorists is damn entertaining. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
1% Disaster Movie (2008) Disaster Movie is one doo-doo that can't be undid, homeskillet. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2013
66% The Campaign (2012) Really stupid, funny things happen that'll make you laugh when you're thinking about them later, alone and scared in the world. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
28% Project X (2012) We wonder how they and the movie can possibly pull off a party so deranged we'll totally wish we were there, taking our clothes off. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2012
12% W.E. (2012) Considering that W.E.'s dialogue is self-conscious, frothy snippets rather than real conversation attached to real drama, Riseborough is rather excellent. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2012
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) This show, in all its surprisingly moving gravity and beauty, belongs to the three young actors at its centre who've held their own since it all began. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2011
73% African Cats (2011) The filmmakers play us fragile types by alternating "awww" moments of adorable cubs with menace that is, yes, sometimes deadly (generally off-screen). - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2011
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) It's a deeply heart-busting story about finding self-realization. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2011
40% The Eagle (2011) Luckily, director Kevin Macdonald quickly distracts with a little of the old ultraviolence when longhaired locals attack the fort and the Romans go into those cool fighting formations that are always so transfixing. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2011
11% Season of the Witch (2011) Seriously, don't you always think that the powerful demon or witch or whatever could really just zap the humans immediately and go have lunch? - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2011
99% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Most magical is the funny, tender bond between the uncool teen and the wildly cool, beguiling black dragon, Toothless. News bulletin: we don't have to kill everything we're scared of! And we might just get the thrill ride of our geekiest dreams. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2011
22% Sucker Punch (2011) The sucker punch is to our retinas, eardrums, and tiny, tender brain cells. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2011
65% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) This surprisingly captivating documentary about the floppy-haired one just might convert the Biebz haters. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2011
9% Bratz: The Movie (2007) It spouts mush about being true to your friends and to yourself but admits you also need awesome clothes. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) The fantastical, messy, noisy, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink result might be a tad crazy-making for some, but fans of Brazil, Time Bandits, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen can step right up. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
16% Max Payne (2008) Some of these slow-mo-shooter moments, however, veer toward parody. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
63% Brothers (2009) Brothers has painful things on the brain, but it's the intimate moments that hit deepest in a story that shifts between the war in Afghanistan and pent-up family angst back in the good old U.S. of A. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
94% The Dark Knight (2008) With his sliced visage, enough knives to supply a steak-house chain, and makeup that makes Courtney Love's bad days look pretty, this Joker is the picture of pure evil. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
65% Duplicity (2009) A brain-bending, sleekly twisted puzzle. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
9% My Life in Ruins (2009) A less than Homeric odyssey. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
29% Vice (2008) A muddled, murky film by writer-director Raul Inglis that can't blame its consistent incomprehensibility on the rain. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
18% The Fourth Kind (2009) The eerie-jumpy bits simply don't pan out satisfyingly or convincingly. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) Yes, unabashed weeper My Sister's Keeper has that Hollywood sheen -- but it's the unexpectedly piercing realness of this family's anguish that's going to get you. Just try to hold back the waterworks. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
26% The Legend of Zorro (2005) The two stars exert remarkable energy, but they're undermined by a convoluted story that doesn't really matter. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2005
24% Mindhunters (2005) The best thing that can be said about losing 106 minutes to the brain-numbing Mindhunters is that you have a really stellar excuse to grab the nearest bottle of Finlandia afterwards to forget it all. You may need more than a twenty-sixer, though. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2005