Trevor Johnston

Trevor Johnston

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Trevor Johnston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Film4, Time Out, Little White Lies, Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 73%

He Named Me Malala (2015)

"A communicative, accessible and ultimately inspiring picture of a young woman who's an unlikely icon of hope for our times." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)

"As unassuming as it is inspirational." ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/5 82%

Paper Planes (2015)

"Kudos to this bright and breezy half-term Aussie kids flick for realising that competitive paper plane flying can unleash young imaginations. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"Appreciation for the sheer conceptual confidence of the film gathers momentum once you think back over it." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 94%

Palio (2015)

"If the film is understandably intoxicated by the multi-coloured spectacle on offer, it's under no illusions as to the insidious corruption and insane brutality unleashed on the path to the prize." ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 29, 2015
3/5 80%

Letters To Max (2014)

"The dreamlike visuals cast a spell." ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 28, 2015
4/5 80%

Fidelio, Alice's Journey (2015)

"A remarkably assured first feature." ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 28, 2015
4/5 100%

A Syrian Love Story (2015)

"This intimate, essential doc captures the experiences of a single family battered by truly daunting circumstances." ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/5 45%

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"A pleasant-enough account of two shambling old geezers taking on the grandeur of nature." ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 16, 2015
4/5 85%

The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier) (2014)

"It's a real family crowd-pleaser that's well worth seeking out." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 15%

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

"While Skrein has the physical attributes to carry off the hand-to-hand confrontations, he does rather lack the latent sense of threat and deft comic timing exhibited by his predecessor." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 63%

Buttercup Bill (2015)

"Blows its chances by keeping us waiting way too long for revelations." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 31, 2015
4/5 83%

The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)

"The resolution proves heartfelt and touching, and if the script sometimes waxes too mystical for its own good, the film's ultimately so genuine it's hard to resist." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 16%

Strange Magic (2015)

"Ultimately, the impressively ornate visuals don't make up for a lack of genuine emotional impact." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 10%

Good People (2014)

"A fairly standard white-people-in-peril thriller." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 17, 2015
4/5 83%

Mistress America (2015)

"Both hilarious and poignant, this is a richly rewarding treat from a film-maker and his muse at the top of their game." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/5 56%

Paper Towns (2015)

"There are some useful insights into the downside of youthful romantic obsession." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2 No Score Yet

Captain Webb (2015)

"Some feats of courage and endurance don't necessarily translate well to the big screen." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 10, 2015
4/5 97%

Theeb (2015)

"A truly memorable first feature." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 10, 2015
4/5 94%

Hard to be a God (2015)

"If you're a fan of 'Andrei Rublev' and 'Stalker', don't miss this monumental film." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 2, 2015
4/5 87%

52 Tuesdays (2015)

"Brings deft emotional nuance to the seemingly inexhaustibly complex relationship between individual identity and family ties." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 2, 2015
5/5 97%

Man With a Movie Camera (1929)

"Fascinating enough as a social document, but genuinely thrilling in how its multifarious technical trickery whips up an ecstatically cinematic delirium." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2/5 51%

5 Flights Up (2015)

"Typically amenable performances from the leads make all this watchable up to a point, but the material is decidedly stretched out over feature length." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet

The Last Sparks of Sundown (2014)

"Celluloid purgatory somewhere between seriously uneventful and utterly pointless." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 100%

Li'l Quinquin (2015)

"Heavyweight French auteur Bruno Dumont demonstrates his gift for deadpan comedy." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 5, 2015
3/5 94%

The Wrecking Crew (2015)

"The fact it's directed by the son of guitar ace Tommy Tedesco adds a defining sense of purpose, and a bit more heart." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 35%

Ardor (2015)

"Fendrik conjures startling images from the local flora and fauna, and carries off the climactic Sergio Leone-inspired stand-off with some aplomb." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 6%

Accidental Love (2015)

"Catherine Keener's Machiavellian senator is a comic standout, otherwise the film is strained and messy - but bonkers enough to keep you watching." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 86%

Natural Resistance (2015)

"Nossiter luxuriates in his film's casual construction, as unkempt and unruly as the old vines on the hillsides." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 83%

Lagerfeuer (West) (2014)

"Historically illuminating, if a notch below the likes of 'The Lives of Others'." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 7, 2015
1/5 0%

Age Of Kill (2015)

"An ineffectual muddle of would-be ticking-clock suspense and blustery, ill-focused comment." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 7, 2015
4/5 82%

Second Coming (2014)

"Overall this is a British film of rare ambition and imagination, which builds to a final image of heart-stopping grace." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 83%

Results (2015)

"Its charm is a matter of getting to know and understand the marvellous key cast, Corrigan's self-styled "podgy and mellow" vibe playing adeptly against the hints of vulnerability displayed by the buffed-up Pearce and Smulders." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 52%

Tokyo Tribe (2015)

"Sono's hyper-kinetic high jinks will not be to all tastes, but this promises and delivers a quintessentially Japanese level of insanity." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 90%

Spring (2015)

"A cousin to Richard Linklater's 'Before Sunrise' trilogy, with little hints of Lynchian unease along the way." ‐ Time Out
Posted May 18, 2015
3/5 100%

The Supreme Price (2014)

"This doc weaves interview and archive, making it a valuable beginner's guide to Nigeria's problems." ‐ Time Out
Posted May 18, 2015
2/5 50%

The Beat Beneath My Feet (2016)

"The highlights of the entire movie are the imaginative pop-video-style sequences, which make clever use of stop-frame animation to bring the duo's songs to life. If only there was the same vim and vigour elsewhere in this otherwise plodding tale." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
3/5 62%

The Little Death (2015)

"A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
2/5 58%

Still (2015)

"A film which is desperate to make a grand statement about the awful toll of isolation but falls short of its ambitions." ‐ Time Out
Posted May 4, 2015
2/5 69%

Futuro Beach (2015)

"Exquisitely lovely, confoundingly dreary." ‐ Time Out
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"Harrison Ford's performance is the big surprise in this otherwise wonky, frequently shambling tall tale." ‐ Time Out
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 62%

MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015)

"Even if the film can't match Hollywood for spectacle, there's a sobering sense of the painful sacrifices facing those who toil to keep us safe from harm." ‐ Time Out
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 86%

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

"Mulligan is spot-on, the rest hovers between solid and forgettable." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 43%

Young Ones (2014)

"It's intermittently arresting but ultimately exasperating." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
1/5 64%

We Are Monster (2015)

"Inexperienced filmmakers bite off more than they can chew with this well-intentioned but shockingly clumsy dramatisation of a true-life tragedy." ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 28, 2015
3/5 60%

Samba (2015)

"Slightly superficial, not quite convincing, but always entertaining." ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 28, 2015
2/5 20%

Tea & Sangria (2014)

"Writer/producer/director Peter Domankiewicz shot this semi-autobiographical tale on a tiny budget, and also takes the central role, where his lack of leading-man charisma rather scuppers the film's chances." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 88%

The Good Lie (2014)

"Reece Witherspoon's presence as an indomitable Kansas City charity worker may be its main selling point, but the heart of this fact-based drama is the long journey taken by a group of refugees from the Sudanese civil war." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 72%

The Falling (2015)

"Carol Morley shows startling versatility and ambition with this jawdropping mash-up of 'If' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'." ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 19, 2015

Glassland (2016)

"The best Irish film in years." ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Apr 17, 2015