Shelby J. Jones

Shelby J. Jones

Agrees with the Tomatometer 57% of the time.

Shelby J. Jones's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 57%

Sparkle (2012)

"SPARKLE fills this wall to wall void in filmmaking where characters are wholesome with realistic goals that everyone can relate to. " ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Aug 18, 2012
3/5 29%

Smokin' Aces (2007)

"Ever since its bloody, foot massaging inception, Pulp Fiction has been one of the most poorly and stylistically imitated movies in modern memory." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Jul 24, 2012
4/5 68%

Men in Black III (2012)

"...sci-fi fans owe a huge thank you to the writer Etan Cohen. And no, this is not Ethan Cohen from the famed creative team of Joel and Ethan Cohen. This scribe is Etan Cohen." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Jul 1, 2012
3/5 21%

Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

"I didn't know Perry could be so goofy and funny at the same time...there are no breaks. There are a few life moments but for the most part, it's all about making you laugh." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Jul 1, 2012
5/5 53%

Think Like a Man (2012)

"A return to simple, good ole' storytelling. Think Like A Man is excellent. No flaws. Just a solid, good film." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Apr 23, 2012
3.5/5 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The film provides a nice rush on how to make it in a world hell-bent on your demise. Some major life questions are addressed. Do you have someone that loves you? Do you have the physical and mental ability to make it past home-base? " ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 25, 2012
2.5/5 51%

Being Flynn (2012)

"His hubris matches that of the biggest jerk you know and his attitude never allows you to like him for one minute. " ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 11, 2012
4/5 25%

Act of Valor (2012)

"Although not trained actors, the NAVY SEALs portray their characters perfectly in many ways. When they are discussing weapons, tactics and protocol, actually seems far more real than Matt Damon or Bruce Willis. Sorry dudes, they just do." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Feb 29, 2012
4/5 53%

Safe House (2012)

"Filled with expert killers, untrustworthy CIA Agents, political operators, and traitors sharing coffee with you, the film will definitely make you think, who is safe? " ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Feb 11, 2012
5/5 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"Kinda like a sports team in need of their ace to come through in the end, Hollywood should be kissing the feet of David Fincher." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Feb 1, 2012
5/5 41%

Red Tails (2012)

"Fresh from start to finish,Red Tails flys high, sophisticated, and with purpose. Solid cast, solid director, and a great executive producer. Bravo." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Jan 21, 2012
6/10 45%

Just Wright (2010)

"Queen Latifah and Common have been inspiring forces in hip-hop since they first touched down on planet hip-hop." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Jan 5, 2012
7/10 28%

Takers (2010)

"Will Packer decided to create a thoughtful arrangement on a simple gangster theory; why steal $100 and look a fool when you can try to steal $100,000,000 while wearing Brooks Brothers and Armani? Of course this is also the theory of Wall Street. " ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Jan 5, 2012
5/10 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"Whenever there are lots of talented people to manage, the job of any leader can be tough. Think Philadelphia Eagles this year; stars everywhere and nothing to show for it. " ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Jan 5, 2012
5/10 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

Posted Jan 5, 2012
2.5/4.0 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"Somehow the filmmakers seemed to forget they were charged with telling literally one of the greatest stories ever. Maybe the film should have been slower, faster, something but it wasn't. The audience deserved way more depth than visual 3D." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Apr 3, 2010
2.5/4.0 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

""...with the overused starting point of bored dudes with nothing to do and lives to solve, the film made me laugh often but somehow I felt as if the film wanted to be, could have been but just missed its mark. But damn it was a funny miss."" ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 27, 2010
3/4 43%

Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

"Crafted well, acted well, not a hard sell, Brooklyn's Finest is a solid, pretty damn good flick with real world authenticity that is hard to match. Think Training Day with way more characters that Fuqua delivers with aplomb, feeling, grit, and Brooklyn b" ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 23, 2010
5/5 80%

21 Grams (2003)

"with an unflinching, gripping, mind-altering exploration of faith, God, revenge, relationships, fear, anger, love and ultimately redemption" ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 13, 2009
4/5 78%

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

"I took another look and noticed the young man was dressed in all black, a vest which was heavily insulated, a black hat and dark was Tupac. I was like damn, that's Pac. But DC cats, we don't sweat real G's..." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 13, 2009
2.5/5 58%

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

"On their journey the two are lucky enough to find Queen Latifah and her sisters (Keys & Okonedo) sittin on a nice piece of land with a beautiful home where they massage the honey from a million bees." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 13, 2009
3/5 25%

Never Die Alone (2004)

"Hollywood has always grabbed musicians and made them movie stars - Will Smith, Elvis Presley, Sinatra, LL and now DMX. So don't hate the playa's, hate the game." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 13, 2009
2/5 13%

First Sunday (2008)

"The Rastas remind him every chance they get, "tick-tock, tick-tock, Gun-Shot." He owes them major bucks. Now the two are desperate." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 13, 2009
1/5 25%

Blade: Trinity (2004)

"C'mon...vampire movies have absolutely no need for cuteness, IPOD's, one-liners, wrestlers, navel shots, dogs, the word Iraq, and a host of other bad-script ideas." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 13, 2009
2.5/5 21%

The Hitcher (2007)

"Not only does this hitchhiker have issues, he is also a thinking lunatic, as he kills and kills yet manages to convince law enforcement that the couple is more dangerous than Bonnie & Clyde." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
2/5 66%

Black Snake Moan (2007)

"The blues was born outta old, plain, stubborn heartache and misfortune that the great musicians know how to deliver to mortals with a flip of their lips and a pluck..." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
4/5 60%

300 (2007)

"They stood and fought to the death for freedom - nothing more, nothing less. And that is why Leonidas' decision to stand and fight means something today." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
3/5 30%

My Brother (2006)

"Isaiah (Nashawn Kearse) is tired. He is tired of being broke. His part-time pursuit at being a stand-up comic is making audiences tired. He is tired of the pep-talk speeches and to a certain extent, he is definitely tired of caring for his developmentall" ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
3/5 36%

Street Kings (2008)

"Mix in gangsters, snitches, graves in the hills, Jay Mohr's silly mustache and we have a strange brew crime film that makes you wonder, are gangsters and cops..." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
2/5 46%

Yes Man (2008)

"Why say no to loan applicants when you can say no to your best friend, no to your weird boss, no to the local promoter guy, no to everything except the couch? Why not?" ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
3.5/5 79%

Gran Torino (2009)

"Walt hates everyone, including his kids, in-laws, grandkids, his Priest, Hmong neighbors, Slim Shady wannabes, brothers on the block and..." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
4/5 59%

The International (2009)

"In one of his films he shot his gun so many times that I can't remember the name of the film." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
4/5 26%

Stomp the Yard (2007)

"The current title holders are the Mu Gammas but Theta Nu Thetas bring live snakes to the yard and they want the title right now. If you have ever been on "the yard" at an HBCU" ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
4/5 51%

Notorious (2009)

"Although he tries to stay on the right path, Biggie is forced into many situations either by choice, bad luck, dumb luck or his naiveté. Prison or do right? Stay faithful..." ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
3/5 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"In his world, the word super-hero means by one degree or less, all of the Watchmen could be sinister. Yet, if someone killed your super-hero pal, what would you do?" ‐ urbanfilmpremiere
Posted Mar 12, 2009
3/5 20%

Next Friday (2000)

"Jacob Vargas as Joker - absolutely great as a Mexican thug with plenty of humor. Provides a great assist in filling the void left by characters Big Worm, Hector and Ezell from the original Friday." ‐
Posted May 14, 2003
4/5 82%

Love and Basketball (2000)

"On playgrounds throughout the world, little boys, and girls dream of being the next Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson or Chamique Holdsclaw. A few dream of being like Dennis Rodman but we will put that thought on hold for now." ‐
Posted May 14, 2003
5/5 82%

Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai (2000)

"Get at me Dawg! Whassup Dawg? Deputy Dawg! It seems the terms dog, dawg and dogg are tossed around like the Washington Wizards." ‐
Posted May 14, 2003
4/4 61%

The Wood (1999)

"The under-exposed middle class black teenager was finally given a chance to dance across the silver screen without owing money to Big Worm, making a booty call or pouring anything out for his homies." ‐
Posted May 14, 2003
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