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
4/5 98% Trophy (2017) If 'Blue Planet II' is a bit too touchy-feely for you, this hard-hitting doc should do the trick.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) You end up slightly awestruck at the imaginative confidence behind this film.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
No Score Yet Gudia (1997) This quietly subversive Indian drama in Bollywood garb, adapted from a novel by the Bengali writer Mahashweta Devi, does well by its central metaphor.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
No Score Yet Abhijan (1962) Not major Ray, but effective and accessible enough to register his greatest success at the Bengali box office.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/5 71% The Ritual (2017) If it lacks the originality and sheer muscle of the best horror fare, this does offer an astute take on fragile thirtysomething machismo.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2/5 38% Brimstone (2017) A classy cast give this the air of a prestige production, but it's a disreputable exploitation flick at heart.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) The facts are an awkward fit on screen, but we're definitely the richer for knowing them.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 64% Victoria & Abdul (2017) There's both pointed mischief and genuine emotion in abundance as this fascinating true story emerges from the shadows of history.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 99% God's Own Country (2017) You'll find yourself getting teary a week later - a potent, haunting meditation on the soul-stirring significance of being open to love.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) This classier-than-average shocker leaves you with renewed appreciation of east London as a historical melting-pot.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
4/5 83% Detroit (2017) An expansive, angry, somewhat ragged, but always engaging watch.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 100% Hotel Salvation (2017) A leisurely, wise and ultimately affecting meditation on the benefits of letting go‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 61% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) Surprisingly uninvolving overall.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 67% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (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 89% 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 70% 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 85% 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 81% 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 73% 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 20% 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 88% 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 91% Machines (2016) This major documentary gets up close and personal with globalisation. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4/5 93% 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 56% 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 93% 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 75% 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 62% 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 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) [A] probing, nervy and ultimately satisfying film ...‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/5 17% 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 43% 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 91% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2017) 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 13% 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 87% 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