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Dan Jackson

Dan Jackson
Dan Jackson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Thrillist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% 7500 (2020) 7500 skillfully squeezes its protagonist, and Gordon-Levitt proves compelling enough in the more demanding moments, but to what end? Sometimes when you hit the bottle of mustard enough times, you just discover that it's empty.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
0% The Last Days of American Crime (2020) Given how bare-bones the plan is, it's reasonable to wonder how the movie fills its excessive two-and-a-half-hour runtime, which typically signals at least some misjudged form of ambition or indulgence. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
36% The Wrong Missy (2020) Like in the Farley movies that made him a household name in the '90s, Spade's character learns to love the oddball he's been teamed up with. You just might not have the patience to watch him arrive at that realization.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
41% Capone (2020) It doesn't necessarily dig deep, and it never quite locates the treasure hinted at in its best moments, but there are bizarre joys to be found on the surface.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
26% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) The fact that some of the pieces simply don't click together shouldn't be too surprising. After all, you're watching a movie called Dangerous Lies. At least the movie lives up to the blandness of its title. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
68% Extraction (2020) Hemsworth might just be better at playing characters that share his natural droll charm and smirking sense of mischief. In Extraction, he often looks like he's the one who wants to be rescued.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) It's mostly just tiring. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
83% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) Even as The Platform addresses a number of loaded issues -- race, sexuality, religion, solidarity, class mobility, the ethics of pet ownership -- it does so in a way that can come off as perfunctory. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
93% Possessor (2020) Possessor, rife with haunting images and weary performances, does an effective job of wearing the skin of its midnight movie forebears.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
89% Zola (2020) As intense as it gets, you're happy to be trapped in the car for the ride.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
64% Spree (2020) Keery nails the sweaty desperation of a wannabe influencer, delivering a performance that's like Rupert Pupkin meets Logan Paul...‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
100% Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) It lacks the outrageous flash of its subject -- how do you compete with all those jewel-covered capes? -- but the filmmakers make up for it with a curious, empathetic touch.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
80% The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me (2020) Personally, I found it transfixing.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bay gets relegated to a cameo in this long-in-development threequel, but the movie still has the thing that makes the Bad Boys universe worth spending time in: a very, very funny performance from Martin Lawrence. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) As a filmmaker, Scorsese isn't content with finding the legend; instead, he creates it right in front of your eyes.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) The term "fan service" is often used as a cudgel against artists who may or may not be pandering to their loyal audiences, but the Deadwood movie feels like an ideal version of that concept. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
61% Fractured (2019) Sadly, Worthington remains trapped in Netflix genre movie purgatory, unable to escape the streaming waiting room he's found himself in. Luckily, you have other options.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) Simply aiming high isn't always enough. If the execution isn't there, a movie like In the Shadow of the Moon ends up living in the shadow of the more adventurous, less derivative films that inspired it.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
96% American Factory (2019) Unsurprisingly, the story soon takes a harsher turn, which Ohio-based filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert capture with nuance, compassion, and a finely tuned sense of irony. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
29% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) The problem... is that it doesn't feel particularly interested in the political intricacies of the situation and it's definitely not interested in presenting the perspective of the Ethiopian refugees with any psychological subtlety. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% Anima (2019) [Anima's] an often exhilarating combination of physical comedy, dystopian paranoia, and tender romance.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) The movie wants to take aim at corporate consumer culture, offering up a sly critique of our tech-obsessed times, but it ends up feeling like yet another defective product.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
18% Hellboy (2019) The bad jokes would be more tolerable if they weren't surrounded by such relentless carnage.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
76% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Similarly, the often gripping, but frustrating, Dragged Across Concrete fails to completely get under your skin because it's content with poking you in the eye.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen doesn't belong on the road. It's a clunker in need of too many repairs.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier works as a hybrid of a quasi-journalistic high-brow military drama and a low-brow men-on-a-mission film.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
69% Cold Pursuit (2019) The weary resignation that Neeson brings to the role imbues the story with a melancholy quality, but there's also a sense that this road has been travelled too many times before. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
84% The Hole in the Ground (2019) The Hole in the Ground takes a more head-down, meat-and-potatoes approach to the genre. It might not linger in the imagination as long, but it delivers effective scares throughout and -- most importantly -- never lets up. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
31% Io (2019) Despite some lofty ideas and two talented lead actors, IO is more of the same: uninspired storytelling that feels designed to feed the algorithm more than it nourishes your brain.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) A movie where budding romance, rising palace intrigue, and swash-buckling adventure take a back seat to the quiet glee of watching a team of gifted visual effects artists recreate the aesthetic of a Lisa Frank trapper keeper on a giant IMAX screen.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
61% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King could be considered a part of a larger Braveheart Cinematic Universe, picking up after most of the action in that film and showing Robert's rise to power.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
93% CAM (2018) It has the same pluck and formal dexterity as Steven Soderbergh's pharmacological mental health thriller Unsane or Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's online gaming parable Nerve.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
90% The Night Comes For Us (2018) Instead of feeling like the action organically emerges from the situational demands of the narrative, it often feels like the story was reverse engineered to center around the often stunning physical feats.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
80% Apostle (2018) A grimy period piece that puts lofty, unresolvable questions about fanaticism through a creaky, hand-operated torture device.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) In its commitment to documenting the specificities of its characters' lives and their ongoing struggles, the film takes on a sprawling quality. If you follow the movements and digressions over a long period of time, you'll be rewarded.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
82% Quincy (2018) Quincy offers access and intimacy, but occasionally skimps on psychological nuance or insight into the work itself.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
0% The After Party (2018) The soundtrack might feel sourced from Rap Caviar, but the narrative structure is lifted from the '80s and the early '90s.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) Wahlberg has created a star vehicle for himself that lets him shoot people, save lives, and yell his head off. But by mixing his chatty energy and his man of action schtick, he's shot himself in the foot with his own comically large tactical rifle.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
42% The Package (2018) An underwhelming entry in this esteemed tradition of penis-centric punchlines.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
73% Christopher Robin (2018) A sentimental movie that probably doesn't need to exist but still works hard to keep you entertained.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
39% Extinction (2018) Extinction is overcooked on a conceptual level and undercooked in terms of execution. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
95% Calibre (2018) This is a work of stomach-churning suspense worthy of King's praise. It's also a bright spot in Netflix's recent batch of underwhelming thriller offerings.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
85% Win It All (2017) In Johnson, an endearing wiseass, Swanberg has found his ideal muse.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
48% Skyscraper (2018) In the unlikely event there's a sequel, the movie should only be screened on a Jumbotron. It's where the magic happens.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
27% The Week Of (2018) Rock often struggles in comedies he didn't have a hand in writing, but he looks comfortable trading sentimental confessions with Sandler, who channels some of the same paternal sadness he so gently played in Meyerowitz. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
56% The First Purge (2018) Depending on your tolerance for ham-fisted social commentary, The First Purge could feel as urgent -- or as tedious -- as a forcefully worded multi-tweet mega-thread. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
18% The Titan (2018) A drab, rudderless movie that calls on its star to splice some life into the reanimated DNA.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
97% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Won't You Be My Neighbor? argues that it's more challenging but ultimately more rewarding to believe in the fundamental goodness of Mr. Rogers and his work. It doesn't attempt to deify him. It only asks you to understand.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
73% The Ritual (2017) That understanding of how to scare an audience shouldn't be so rare. The tools of suspense on display here aren't exactly secrets. Still, it's surprising to see them used so effectively. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
60% The Outsider (2018) The Outsider is needlessly cruel, dour, and slow. No amount of brooding from a handsome leading man can save it.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018