Trevor Johnston Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Trevor Johnston

Trevor Johnston
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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 54% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) Surprisingly uninvolving overall.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 67% Napping Princess (2017) It's hard to resist a movie which packs in battling giant robots, a perky schoolgirl protagonist, self-driving cars, Japan's bullet-train and even the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 88% Maudie (2017) The true-life origins are underplayed, which allows the emotions to speak for themselves and it's hard to fault either of the leads, though it's fair to say we're always aware how hard they're working to realise these unusual, ultimately worthwhile roles.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 100% Cardboard Gangsters (2017) It manages the trick of respecting the aspirations of those left behind by the Celtic Tiger economy while handing out a few tough lessons on the cost of responsibility.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 88% Girls Trip (2017) A trip well worth taking, though you may never look at a grapefruit quite the same way again.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 99% City of Ghosts (2017) A clearly significant document, bringing compassionate immediacy and personalised humanity to an unfolding catastrophe.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 78% Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life (2016) Put together with affection and intelligence, this documentary portrait of Italian cameraman Carlo Di Palma gives us a handle on what made him a great cinematographer. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
3/5 50% Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) (2017) A hard-up ex-accountant gets a mysterious new job transcribing taped phone conversations in this French political thriller. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) Time and gangrene wait for no man, even if he is the eighteenth century's most powerful ruler.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
4/5 82% Risk (2017) An uneasy film for our uneasy times.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) Offers an initially gentle take on the lot of a young housewife living in a Japanese naval town in the 1930s, but does so with the hindsight that future events in nearby Hiroshima will greatly impact on her life.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 76% Ballerina (2016) The soaring dance choreography may not satisfy purists, but presents a joyously liberating take on the ballet that is sure to thrill youngsters.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 21% The Shack (2017) It's a film that asks the right questions, but the answers aren't really dramatically persuasive.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Aside from Gere's mesmerisingly spot-on performance, there's also splendid work from Michael Sheen as his long-suffering lawyer nephew and Charlotte Gainsbourg's canny Israeli bureaucrat.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 0% It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond (2017) There isn't a single note of the actual album to be heard, nor any images of the record itself and its famed cover art.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) All in all this is quite something, gradually building to a jawdropping final scene. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
86% Okja (2017) A movie that showcases Bong's admirable flair for artfully unhinged spectacle, deftly undercut by a chastening reality check that never allows us to enjoy ourselves too much.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 100% Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017) Like Asghar Farhadi's acclaimed recent movies, this is a story about middle-class Tehran and the layers of conflict that evolve out of seemingly ordinary circumstances. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4/5 90% Machines (2016) This major documentary gets up close and personal with globalisation. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4/5 92% The Levelling (2017) Kendrick, uptight to the point of rage, really lives it, while first-time writer-director Hope Dickson Leach ensures we get the wider picture. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3/5 83% Handsome Devil (2017) The central duo are funny, sensitive, likeable and troubled as and when required, with Sherlock's Andrew Scott doing sterling work ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2/5 14% Finding Fatimah (2017) While refreshing to see the British Muslim community represented in everyday life, ultimately a comedic love story with low-wattage romance and few chuckles has limited appeal.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) With all the will in the world, Beatty just hasn't been able to match his previous achievements here.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 97% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) The film's sheer bravura is breathtaking.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) An unexpectedly lyrical drama about life's innocent pleasures.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
4/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) A film that's a contemplative reflection on our emotional lives rather than an emotional experience in itself.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2/5 60% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) A somewhat bland portrait of rebel creative spirits who both ran against the grain of their day.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) [A] probing, nervy and ultimately satisfying film ...‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/5 14% Man Down (2016) Montiel's movie gambles everything on an ambitious plot device that doesn't quite come off, but LaBeouf's vulnerability offers an effective portrait of masculinity in crisis.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 42% Another Mother's Son (2017) This is a story absolutely worth telling, the closing captions leaving us in no doubt about the heroism of average Channel Islanders during those darkest of hours.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 94% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016) The confrontational subject matter is one thing, but what really makes the film stand out is female director Naoko Yamada's direction, full of unexpected turns and images, which genuinely suggests a fresh way of looking at the world.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 95% Gleason (2016) A truly humbling portrayal of human courage in the most testing of circumstances, Gleason delivers a seriously potent combination of heartbreak and inspiration.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Is it too early to call this a modern genre classic?‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 95% The Creeping Garden (2015) This neatly shot oddball film may not have wide appeal, but its quirky humour and abiding sense of wonder will undoubtedly connect with those intrigued by the subject matter.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/5 9% Bitter Harvest (2017) Hard to sit through, but sadly for the wrong reasons.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 60% iBoy (2017) Even if this were the place to discuss such matters, director Adam Randall (adapting Kevin Brooks's novel) has little new to say.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 88% Christine (2016) Campos's good intentions notwithstanding, there's still something uncomfortable - perhaps even exploitative - here, yet an absolutely mesmerising Rebecca Hall is clearly, deeply invested in the role.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 73% Sing (2016) Its upbeat mood and ample laughter lend this appeal across the generations, but when it sings, it really soars.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 83% Denial (2016) The courtroom finale is so tautly assembled and performed it allows the film a final-reel rally, which signals the cast-iron potency of unarguable truth to some effect.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
4/5 91% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) A low key slice-of-life that becomes more powerful as it goes along.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
84% Silence (2017) That a film this daringly austere exists in the marketplace is almost miraculous in itself.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 96% 13th (2016) A partisan view, perhaps, but the film's argument is strong, articulately expressed, and backed up by truly disturbing images of injustices past and present.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 92% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) Green channels his historical and theological obsessions into a modern comedy of manners.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 88% The Coming War On China (2016) A typically combative crowd-funded feature documentary tracing America's post-Second World War military build-up in the Asia-Pacific sphere ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 97% Krisha (2016) Are we watching the emergence of America's next great filmmaker?‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
3/5 66% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) Has its moments, but this time the magic doesn't quite happen.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 96% Moana (2016) With a captivating heroine, a startling array of gods and monsters, as well as a simply storming set of tunes, this brings together the best of Disney past and present in one knockout entertainment.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 71% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) It's a cool, compelling and profoundly unsettling piece of film-making.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 40% 100 Streets (2017) The film makes an effort to put a positive spin on familiar urban problems, while the action and the generally adept performances are varied enough to maintain interest.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 70% The Darkest Universe (2016) The script seriously miscalculates that we'll all be interested enough in its protagonist's frazzled detective quest to wait for answers to the film's central mystery.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016