Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson
Travis Johnson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian FILMINK (Australia) Empire Magazine Australasia sbs.com.au

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 91% I Am Mother (2019) When you get down to it, I Am Mother's ambitions aren't in its ideas, but in its craft, and this is an extraordinarily well-made SF thriller. - Empire Magazine Australasia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
16.5/20 93% Revenge (2018) ...packs more of an impact than any 10 random 'straight-to-disc' titillating terrors. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
32% The Predator (2018) If it actually were a relic of the late 80s sci-fi actioner direct-to-video boom, it'd be regarded as an absolute cult classic... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
16/20 87% Ladies in Black (2018) ...not so much a journey to be taken as an experience to luxuriate in... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) For a film about toys coming to life, Christopher Robin is surprisingly lifeless. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) ...an astute, occasionally trenchant drama... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
89% Wayne (2018) ...a pretty straightforward, rather hagiographic biography that'll please fans but won't do much for newcomers. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
33% Kin (2018) ...a lo-fi character-driven crime drama with just a hint of science fiction... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) ...to decry it because it's just a fairy tale is to miss the point entirely. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
100% Working Class Boy (2018) ...rips the top off the myth of the hard-boozing Aussie rocker to show the pain and trauma underneath. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
85% West of Sunshine (2017) Small scale, big-hearted, thematically ambitious and formally deft... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
No Score Yet Midnight Runners (Cheong-nyeon-gyeong-chal) (2017) ...the strong chemistry between the two leads means it's always entertaining... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
17% The Darkest Minds (2018) ...unlikely to win over any converts outside its target demographic, but its a solid effort nonetheless. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
52% 24 Hours to Live (2017) ...pretty perfect beer and pizza action fodder. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) ...a straight up, fierce, political polemical from an acknowledged master of the form, who has not and will not run out of reasons to be justifiably angry. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) ...the kind of arrogant, ostentatious laziness that only a very specific stripe of nine figure film can aspire to... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
No Score Yet Lost Gully Road (2018) ...as an exercise in sustained mood and exploration of theme, it's a remarkable achievement. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) There are moments of mad genius here, and a warrior-poet's heart beats under the film's tarnished armour... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Essentially, if your idea of a good night out is watching Denzel Washington hang tough and destroy deserving scumbags, there's something for you here. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
47% Occupation (2018) Approached from the right angle, and with the correct appreciation for the Ozploitation genre, it's a bloody good time. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
94% See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) (2017) ...for sheer, gutsy, shoot-for-the-stars artistry and verve, there's nothing quite like it... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
39% Mary Shelley (2018) Mary Shelley isn't a disaster, but it is a disappointment. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
89% American Animals (2018) ...we know these guys are doomed to failure, we just don't know exactly how or how much collateral damage they'll do in the process. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp is so breezy and charming that what would be defects in a more self-serious film are assets here. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) ...never less than utterly arresting. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
80% More Human Than Human (2018) ...a kind high tech overview of the current state of droid affairs... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Sheridan's wisely cynical take on the narco war holds all up for judgement, and the fact that so many villains on either side of the conflict reach the end credits unpunished is perhaps the whole point... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) In the end, Fallen Kingdom is a pretty unnecessary movie, but it's a mostly enjoyable one. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) ...while briskly and breezily enjoyable, The Incredibles 2 lacks the poppy freshness of its predecessor. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) ...takes the skeleton of an action movie and uses it as a scaffold on which to build a bleak and confronting portrait of trauma and loss. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) ...an easy film to recommend to adventurous genre lovers. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
77% Genesis 2.0 (2019) ...refuses to reduce its complexities down to a snappy conclusion, preferring instead to present its observations and let us do the work for ourselves. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018
91% A Vigilante (2019) A bleak, challenging, and angry piece of cinema, A Vigilante uses familiar genre tropes to explore uncomfortable truths. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018
100% Cold November (2018) ...a quiet, meditative film that gently but deliberately upends many of the accepted narrative conventions about gender, nature, life and death. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
87% Upgrade (2018) ...the wild, anarchic creativity of DTV SF permeates Upgrade, only it's sheathed in the concerns of today, not mired in the cultural extrapolations of a few decades back. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
92% Brothers' Nest (2018) ...if you're open to its acidic charms, Brothers' Nest is one for the books. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) ...the Old West with the serial numbers filed off and a light dusting of spaceships, droids, and Wookiees. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
63% The Gateway (2018) ...a solid effort that traffics in ideas and emotion rather than pixels and explosions... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) ...an epic romp across the breadth if the Marvel Cinematic Universe with all the action, comedy, pageantry, and sturm und drangyou could hope for. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
87% Cargo (2018) Who'd have thought that the secret to new life would be to inject a little humanity into the old shambling corpse? - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
79% Breath (2018) ...an excellent, thematically complex, emotionally truthful coming of age story, and a truly impressive directorial debut... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
76% M.F.A. (2017) ...as an angry as hell piece of pulpy and politicised pop cinema, it's the business. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) While still enjoyable, Isle of Dogs is very much a lesser Wes Anderson effort. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
90% Walking Out (2017) Walking Out is a perfectly serviceable, somewhat old-fashioned, robust drama, but not much more. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) While the use of sound here is the hook, the success of the film rests almost purely on simple, old-fashioned filmmaking skill, and that's a trick Krasinksi has down cold. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
19% The Titan (2018) Possibly worth a Sunday afternoon couch date when you've exhausted the more interesting options out there, but don't go in expecting anything transcendent. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
84% Blockers (2018) ...Blockers falls short of being modern comedy classic, but it's still a good time. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) ...Uprising fulfills the "bigger, louder, more" remit of the blockbuster sequel... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) This may be the worst film of Spielberg's career... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
17% The Outsider (2018) ...a solid crime movie, elevated by a keen sense of place and some fine performances. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018