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Alan Jones

Alan Jones
Alan Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times, Starburst

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 98% Paris Is Burning (1991) Livingston provides an eye-opening, moving and revealing ode to desperate self re-invention, achieved through the tarnished glamour of an extended disco family.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
3/5 71% Child's Play (1988) A steady stream of standard scares is dragged from a thinly stretched, formula slasher plot, thanks to panache beyond the call of duty from director Tom Holland.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 85% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) Greenaway's stunning "designer dream" is sick, sexy and rude in about equal provocative proportions and totally unforgettable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
76% Basket Case (1982) It shouldn't work at all, but amazingly it does and exceptionally well too.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
71% The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) The Sword and the Sorcerer has everything anyone could wish for.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
3/5 51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) While the cloned package does elicit a nagging sense of déjà vu, such feelings never get in the way of the overpowering excitement and spectacular special effects, which are served up in deliciously scary dollops.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
1/5 17% The Beast in the Cellar (1971) Quite what induced Beryl Reid and Flora Robson to get involved in such a pointless exercise is a mystery, but they are the only reason for watching this forgettable nonsense.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
4/5 85% Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) [G]round-breaking exploration of heterosexual and homosexual relationships.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
4/5 74% Candyman (1992) Madsen is absolutely terrific, giving a thoughtful and well-shaded performance as the emotionally abandoned heroine, and Rose's bold direction milks every terrifying moment of this compelling and atmospheric movie.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
1/5 10% Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999) Director Turi Meyer attempts to disguise the film's numerous shortcomings by overdoing the gore to a laughable degree, but it still remains yawningly predictable and unrelentingly stupid.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
2/5 29% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1994) Eschews the spooky scares of Candyman for pure gruesome schlock as Condon tragically waters down the original's supernatural strength.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 74% The Fog (1980) Carpenter also relies heavily on cheap scare tactics (supernatural mists and people jumping out of the dark) rather than subtle suspense, but some sequences do turn the tension dial up quite high.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
2/5 41% The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) No Three Coins in the Fountain cliché is left unused in this inane confection that is sugar-coated blandness personified and not remotely funny.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Strong support from parents Nick Frost and Lena Headey add to the slick package of killer one-liners, ace fight fiction and emotional poignancy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 84% Emma (1996) This bright and breezy drama weaves a magical spell, with Paltrow at its charming centre.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 70% Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) Jones is astonishing as the anguished victim of the transplant, whose wife fails to recognise him and rejects him, prompting his revenge plan.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
5/5 94% Young Frankenstein (1974) This loopy send-up of classic chiller clichés from Universal's monster heyday is one of director Mel Brooks's best comedies, and it's also one of the genre's most thorough and successful fright film parodies.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
1/5 13% Christmas Carol - The Movie (2001) Charles Dickens's oft-filmed classic ghost story here suffers the final indignity of being turned into a sentimental and unimaginatively drawn cartoon.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2/5 26% Countdown (2019) Nothing really makes sense, even by the movie's own crazed rules with the uninspired ending adding further resignation.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Flanagan brings masterly touches to key moments of pure horror, like True Knot victim Bradley "Baseball Boy" Trevor's death, for a remarkably sinister and eerily on-target adaptation.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
2/5 59% Tales from the Lodge (2019) Neither funny nor scary enough, this over-stretched anthology is no match for the likes of its clear inspirations, 1945's Dead of Night and 1972's Tales from the Crypt.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3/5 94% The Dead Center (2019) [Billy Senese's] second feature feels exceptionally authentic - no trace of medical soap operatics here - and is well played by a roster of newcomers, allowing it to build to a genuinely impressive clinical crescendo.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 82% Judy (2019) Zellweger sings the classic Garland songbook with such astounding accuracy there won't be a dry eye in the house come the sensational Over the Rainbow finale.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) New Scream Queen on the chopping block Samara Weaving (niece of Hugo) holds the murderous aristocratic mayhem together, while Andie MacDowell and company prove good sports by entering into the filthy-rich and gory spirit of the rigorous gross-outs.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
1/5 50% Little Monsters (1989) A dismal disaster.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 77% F (2010) The head-scratching climax aside, the shadowy settings, impeccably timed jolts and palpable sense of dread combine for a chilling, if bleak, experience.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
3/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) But for those who have loved the high-society soap tomfoolery and lowbrow kitchen-sink mischief... it's time to rejoice as Downton Abbey the movie is everything you want it to be and with a cocktail olive on top.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) As distinguished as it is disarming, IT Chapter Two could very well be the ultimate adaptation of a Stephen King novel.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
4/5 73% The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes Pailletées) (2019) Predictable though it may be, this exuberantly feel-good charmer from co-directors/writers Maxime Govare and Cédric Le Gallo is a non-stop blast of wild campery.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
4/5 83% Crawl (2019) Looters and would-be rescuers ensure the body count is kept buoyant with knockout 'gator attacks while the game cast energetically sink their teeth into the pacy, punchy concept.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It may be absurd but John Wick director David Leitch still manages to serve up extravagant and astonishing entertainment par excellence.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
2/5 81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) However, once the amateur sleuthing starts, leading to ever more ridiculous clues, the sleazy campness loses all sense of style, pace and meaning. A shame.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/5 39% Scream 3 (2000) The Scream franchise falters with this unconvincing wrap-up to the original trilogy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 45% The Way of the Gun (2000) Outrageous, unrelenting and blood-soaked.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 63% Child's Play (2019) It's great fun, right up to the final megastore massacre that caps the film's novelty-value cool.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) With a flat familiarity, this listless rehash of outrageously disguised ETs and secret office entrances barely fills the gaps between the CGI-heavy skirmishes.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 55% Ma (2019) Ma is a slick enough package from Blumhouse Productions, with Spencer's sudden lethal mood-swings generating the chills more than director Tate Taylor's awkward tonal shifts in atmosphere.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Return of Godzilla (1984) Business as usual -- thin plot, inane dialogue, daft dubbing and cheap, but fun, special effects.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The third in the endearingly violent thriller series that reinvented Keanu Reeves as a stoic hitman on a perpetual mission is easily the best.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 55% Alien Resurrection (1997) It's tense, mordantly funny, very graphic and bloody, while Weaver is on great form as the clone with some interesting alien influences on her personality.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
2/5 60% Son of Godzilla (1967) The eighth in the Toho monster series is an inept juvenile adventure with comical episodes spliced into the miniature special effects mayhem.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
3/5 86% Diamantino (2019) But through it all, Cotta as the dimwit Cristiano Ronaldo replica remains an endearingly innocent force of nature even if the movie often reflects his deliberate empty-headedness.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 50% Tolkien (2019) In the same vein as Finding Neverland and especially Goodbye Christopher Robin, this formula look at the life of the Hobbit author loses its reasonably compelling story in a welter of safe biopic contrivances.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2/5 34% Poetic Justice (1993) After making a big splash with his first film, Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton lost his way somewhat with this twee, right-on drama.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
1/5 11% Street Fighter (1994) There's very little to get excited about in this laughably bad action adventure.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 68% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) It's nonetheless a messy concoction where too many characters indulge in ludicrously gory spectacle with little logic.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 30% Red Joan (2019) Red Joan simply fails to grip.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 17% Hellboy (2019) Marshall's hefty genre background means there's no stinting on gore, but the constantly shifting tone between serio-comic and bloated bombast means this satanic panic is just tragic.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
2/5 3% House of the Dead (2003) George A Romero's original template has now worn pretty thin so you'll either love this repetitive gore-fest for its unpretentious dumbness or hate it for being nothing more than a shameless plug for the game.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 48% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993) Your reaction to this fast and furious farce will largely depend on whether you find Carrey's distinctive style of extremely physical comedy -- often compared to that of Jerry Lewis -- stupidly hilarious or downright annoying.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019