Outtake Mag

Outtake Mag is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): James Hanton
Rating Title/Year Author
3 / 5 The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) James Hanton A fairly average winter escapade lifted by Russell's performance and an impressive level of detail. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
4 / 5 African Apocalypse (2020) James Hanton With powerful, unsettling imagery and a dedication to hearing those voices which white history has tried to drown out, African Apocalypse is compelling, essential viewing. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2020
3 / 5 Wildfire (2020) James Hanton Brady has managed to make a film that, while not as moving as it perhaps could be, is nonetheless a powerful and at times shocking statement about the strength of family ties. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2020
5 / 5 Wolfwalkers (2020) James Hanton This sensational story of freedom and belief makes for not only a phenomenal family film or animation, but one of 2020's finest cinematic achievements. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2020
4 / 5 The Painter and the Thief (2020) James Hanton A portrait of empathy, forgiveness and the potential rewards of letting yourself take a risk you would ordinarily never consider. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
3 / 5 The Roads Not Taken (2020) James Hanton At its worst it can feel like a tolling, laboured and sometimes directionless trope through memory lane EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
4 / 5 Away (2019) James Hanton It feels like the strangest of dreams, nothing quite looking how it should, and yet you would hesitate to change a single thing. This is art blessed with the miracle of movement. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4 / 5 Dumbo (2019) James Hanton A cocktail of Burton's delirious vision and the joy-filled ride that is a Disney movie. Dumbo is a truly rare beast indeed. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4 / 5 Yes, God, Yes (2019) James Hanton A heavenly blend of labour and love... a personalised, candid confrontation of youth complete with a great sense of humour and important underlying message. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3 / 5 In Bright Axiom (2019) James Hanton A tasty subject matter is addressed with panache and a deep dedication to accounts of lived experience, with bonus points if you're a fan of purple neon lights. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
1 / 5 The Last Days of American Crime (2020) James Hanton Out of touch, brainless and with no idea of how to shoot a good action film, Megaton's film takes a criminal two and a half hours to reach the highlight... the end credits. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2019) James Hanton This is not simply another expose on a figure of near-myth, but a surprisingly affecting and insightful story of symbiosis and collaboration. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 Extraction (2020) James Hanton Hemsworth's leading charisma is enough to keep you glued to this (occasionally magnetic) thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 Astronaut (2019) James Hanton Astronaut is a reflective and heartwarming tale of ageing that is let down simply by not settling comfortably on the story it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 Tigertail (2020) James Hanton Yang's exploration of the past just about remembers to include the present day, and the end result is a movie that pays homage to how memories shape your present. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story (2020) James Hanton Despite some clear flaws, Macri's film is still a fascinating chronicle of one of the most talented drivers to ever sit behind the wheel of a car. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 Onward (2020) James Hanton A truly magical end product. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 The Call of the Wild (2020) James Hanton Though it's true the visuals are a distraction, the story is strong enough to almost make up for it. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 Queen & Slim (2019) James Hanton Amidst a politically aggravated backdrop, Queen & Slim takes time to consider both the brutal and the beautiful. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 1917 (2019) James Hanton The single take is no gimmick, but a way of forcing you to sit through every minute of wartime, with all of its horror and false hope. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
2 / 5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) James Hanton It leaves many questions unanswered, a feeling of dissatisfaction deep in your stomach, and a strange sense of paralysing disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 Gorillaz: Reject False Icons (2019) James Hanton Reject False Icons makes its point through wild celebrations and beautiful noise, as Gorillaz play out their experimental swansong on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) James Hanton The plot seriously needs more focus, but this is still a level up from Welcome to the Jungle and again makes the right call in letting the cast do the hard work. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 Citizen K (2019) James Hanton It never bores, never ceases to impress, and in the current political climate demonstrates that demands for transparency and trust are more pressing than ever. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 Judy & Punch (2019) James Hanton Judy and Punch feels like it has one too many strings attached to grow into the enthralling and thought-provoking story that it needs to be. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 The Report (2019) James Hanton It is a valuable lesson in failings at both the levels of the state and of human beings, but it could have done with feeling like a lot more than... well, a report. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 Sorry We Missed You (2019) James Hanton Sorry We Missed You is perfectly happy highlighting an uncomfortable reality in a very comfortable way. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 Abominable (2019) James Hanton Dreamworks have delivered a film that has lighthearted and feelgood written all over it. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4.5 / 5 Joker (2019) James Hanton The curveballs that Joker will throw at you stay in your head for hours afterwards, as does the haunting collapse of its protagonist. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 The Little Girl Who Sold The Sun (1999) James Hanton Mambéty's final film is brimming with colour and optimism, carried through by a central character blessed with ferocious resilience and executed with a glorious eye for detail. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 The Riot Act (2018) James Hanton It tries too hard, but Parks' design props the film up just enough to make it worth sitting through until an expertly staged conclusion. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
1 / 5 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) James Hanton After years of ridiculous sequels, Last Blood proves that Rambo has been reduced to Hollywood cannon fodder. More than disappointing, it is outright dreadful. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
5 / 5 The Farewell (2019) James Hanton Wang has produced an utter marvel of a film. The Farewell is a beautiful, resonating gem, fuelled by some standout performances and told with touches of pure grace. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) James Hanton David Leitch lets his action movie skills do the talking to deliver a summer blockbuster with old-fashioned thrills and spills. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 Eaten by Lions (2018) James Hanton It brings out the human side of whoever is watching and leaves you in a good place by the time the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
2 / 5 Stuber (2019) James Hanton A waste of a strong central pairing and a twist on a classic storyline, this is an overwhelmingly weak stab at a meaningful comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
2 / 5 Anna (2019) James Hanton Any sense of empowerment in this female-led spy thriller is lost amidst a hanging fog of poor decisions and cardboard characters. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) James Hanton A joyous trek through Europe after the gloom of Thanos and Endgame is exactly what the doctor ordered. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 Apollo 11 (2019) James Hanton The technical remastering of some of the footage is alarmingly incredible. Some shots are so clear they could have been filmed yesterday. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3 / 5 She's Missing (2019) James Hanton She's Missing lacks the drive and intrigue that the plot needs to make it more than an interesting, well-performed indie film. But interesting and well-performed it remains, EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4 / 5 Robert the Bruce (2019) James Hanton It is not quite as stirring as it wants to be, but Gray's picture brims with passion and is still as accomplished as any historical drama worth watching. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
5 / 5 Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) James Hanton Memory tasks itself with exploring in all the messy details exactly what makes Alien so special. It does so with incredible minuteness and style. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
4 / 5 Toy Story 4 (2019) James Hanton Josh Cooley's feature debut is yet another showcase of heartfelt entertainment, alive with energy and delivering yet another tear-jerking roundhouse of a finale. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
2 / 5 Holy Lands (2018) James Hanton Caan and Hollander's chemistry cannot redeem this flawed foray into family love and trigger testing. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
2 / 5 The Outsider (2019) James Hanton The story lacks anything new, the filming choices are weird, and the characters fall short. Best advice is to ride out of town before the final shot. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3 / 5 Dark Phoenix (2019) James Hanton All in all, the franchise has petered out with a film that is neither its best nor worst entry. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3 / 5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) James Hanton Don't let naysayers put you off - Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a lot of fun and a bombastic salute to the franchise's history. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3 / 5 After We Leave (2019) James Hanton After We Leave does manage to elicit reactions, but not often enough, and this inconsistency is glaring. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
4 / 5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) James Hanton This is full-blooded cinema realising its full potential, with an entertaining internal logic, stunning setting and set pieces to die for. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3 / 5 Tolkien (2019) James Hanton Tolkien gets certain parts of the story spot on, and does so with a visceral style that makes for compelling viewing. Where it bogs down is everywhere else. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020