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Preston Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com, Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Diehard Stooges fans likely won't come away from Gimme Danger having learned anything particularly revelatory...but as a celebration of artistic tenacity, Jarmusch's appreciation for the band and its music serves as a handsomely made valentine." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 82%

Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

"The documentary is frustratingly incomplete...Where [it] excels is at placing viewers within the maelstrom of hype whipped up by the British press, as well as in the frenzied global push behind the band's 1994 debut." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"Relentlessly filthy and often jaw-droppingly funny, this creation bearing the prolific imprint of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is one of the most transgressive animated films to emerge from Hollywood in recent memory." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"Crammed full of sly jokes and pitch-perfect song parodies (not to mention a staggering roster of surprise cameos), Popstar careens along, delivering far less abstract laughs than the trio's previous cinematic venture, 2007's Hot Rod." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/5 76%

Keanu (2016)

"Pitched as a sort of film Hollywood struggles to make in an age of endless sequels and franchise-building, Keanu draws upon a deep well of satire and dry wit, exploring race and gender in ways most blockbusters avoid altogether. " Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/5 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"For those who go to the movies to see coherent narratives, [this] is Hollywood's latest exercise in fan service...taking the usual screenplay ingredients of logic, reason and character motivation, tossing it all in a blender and filming the scraps." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 23, 2016
2.5/5 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Fey and the cast try to anchor Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which was shot in New Mexico, a not-entirely convincing double for Afghanistan. Despite everyone's best efforts, the end result is a war in which everyone - and especially the audience - loses." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/5 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"As unnecessary sequels go, Zoolander 2 is relatively painless and generally amusing, and only occasionally strains for its punchlines - the climactic confrontation, in particular, tips from silliness into outright inanity." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Tinseltown may not make 'em like they used to, but fortunately for 21st-century audiences, the Coen brothers can still make an audience believe." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Whether Michael Stone has really turned a corner in his life, or merely enjoyed a brief distraction from all that troubles him, is left unresolved at Anomalisa's conclusion, but this much is certain: The audience won't soon forget what it has experienced." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 94%

Room (2015)

"It's a deeply satisfying, profoundly moving adaptation of a popular novel, an all-too-rare occurrence in modern Hollywood." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3.5/5 31%

Daddy's Home (2015)

"Mixing a message with mirth can be a recipe for trouble, but Daddy's Home manages to make some subtle points about the qualities of a good father, while also providing a deeply funny reunion between two of Hollywood's biggest stars." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/5 43%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"Although the film desperately strives to achieve the salt-stained realism of, say, Peter Weir's 2003 beautifully rough-hewn epic, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World, In the Heart of the Sea falls far short of such lofty goals." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"For all Spielberg, his star-packed cast, led by Tom Hanks, and his on-screen and off-screen team (Joel and Ethan Coen co-wrote the screenplay) bring to the table, Bridge of Spies is remarkable only for how stuffy and surprisingly inert the film becomes." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2/5 65%

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"The film roars to life too intermittently...but, sadly, too much of Ricki and the Flash is just the same old song. " Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Aug 5, 2015
4/5 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"Trainwreck is a tart blend of frank sexuality and domestic drama, giving audiences something they rarely see at the movies: a woman unapologetic about wanting sex." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 95%

Amy (2015)

"The ugly unraveling of Winehouse's life infuriates and saddens anew, as Kapadia's poignant documentary reminds viewers of what was and what might have been, but was ultimately, tragically never to be." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jul 8, 2015
1/5 63%

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

"Delivered with all the subtlety of a crotch to the face, Magic Mike XXL is one of the most cynical, shallow sequels in recent memory." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jun 30, 2015
1/5 19%

Aloha (2015)

"Now, Cameron Crowe's name above the title feels less like an invitation, and more like a warning." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 71%

Into the Woods (2014)

"The sly send-up of fantasy tropes and healthy doses of humor help Into the Woods feel very much like the books and films it gently satirizes, even as it stands on its own as a solid entry into the musical-fantasy genre." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 24, 2014
3/5 72%

American Sniper (2015)

"But the adrenaline can't replace perception, and despite Eastwood's deft staging of the Iraqi scenes, they don't bring viewers any closer to understanding why Kyle insists on repeatedly returning to the war zones. " Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 24, 2014
4/5 100%

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)

"A wrenching document, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me is a painful but necessary tribute to a singular talent." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 20, 2014
4/5 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

"Anchored by a pair of mesmerizing performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, the film almost functions as a more thoughtful companion piece to the blockbuster Interstellar, which also concerns itself with matters of the heart amid the cosmos. " Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 13, 2014
4/5 95%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"Nightcrawler serves as a phenomenal showcase for Gyllenhaal, who is never less than riveting . A full package of tics, tension and breathless patter, this self-taught entrepreneur stops at nothing, evoking a Taxi Driver for the TMZ age." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/5 32%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"the moments when Men, Women & Children transcends its limitations and offers a raw-nerved portrait of the Internet-infected suburbs are powerful - nearly enough to forgive the film's diffuse focus and flab." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/5 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"Rather than fine-tune the narrative engine, the filmmakers hit the gas with not much more in the tank than sumptuously photographed car porn, robbing what could have been a high-toned B-movie of any punch." Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 72%

Machete (2010)

"A loud, giddy, carnal blast from one of cinema's most relentless schlock auteurs." ‐Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 2, 2010
4/5 96%

Restrepo (2010)

"By keeping the focus solely upon the outpost and the soldiers who lived and fought there, the co-directors effectively seal the film off from any external influence." ‐Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 16, 2010
4/5 62%

When You're Strange (2010)

"Seeing Morrison blithely hang a lei over the neck of an obviously giddy young woman or watching as Manzarek patiently fields questions helps humanize a group of men all too often shrouded in the mists of legend." ‐Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 9, 2010
3/5 68%

The Runaways (2010)

"The band's few hits, like "Cherry Bomb" and "Queens of Noise," are all over the soundtrack, but the music, much like the people who made it, feels like an afterthought." ‐Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 19, 2010
2/5 47%

Taking Woodstock (2009)

"Taking Woodstock fails to achieve anything beyond a contact high because of Martin's listless performance as the central character." ‐Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 28, 2009
2/4 50%

Fast Food Nation (2006)

"There are plenty of blasé attitudes about the companies who provide our burgers and fries, and with Fast Food Nation, there's one more diffident voice to join the chorus." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2006
1/4 54%

Flicka (2006)

"A beautifully photographed slice of pony porn for the preteen set." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2006
1/4 5%

Broken Bridges (2006)

"Broken Bridges is wrapped tight in the cloak of good intentions, soft-pedaling tired tripe about redemption, reconciliation, and finding solace in the bottle." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2006
1/4 50%

The Dogwalker (2002)

"Broken Bridges is wrapped tight in the cloak of good intentions, soft-pedaling tired tripe about redemption, reconciliation, and finding solace in the bottle." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2006
4/5 93%

No Man's Land (2001)

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Posted Feb 24, 2002
3/5 7%

Dragonfly (2002)

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Posted Feb 24, 2002
4/5 23%

John Q (2002)

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Posted Feb 18, 2002
3/5 43%

Two Can Play That Game (2001)

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Posted Sep 10, 2001
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