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James Croot

James Croot
James Croot's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Stuff.co.nz, Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 57% My Spy (2020) Former wrestler Bautista is adept at both physical and verbal humour and, teamed with former Flight of the Concords' co-star Schaal, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments for viewers of all ages.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Roxane (2019) A bittersweet, charming tale which feels like an Ealing comedy-meets-Ken-Loach-lite.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 98% Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) As perhaps expected, the true delights of Aardman's latest effort are in the details.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) A war film that will take you on both a physical and emotional journey, 1917 is likely to be remembered as one of the great movies of 2020.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
37% 6 Underground (2019) Reynolds has clearly been hired to deliver Deadpool-esque deadpan, which he does with aplomb.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3.5/5 91% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) The ensemble cast tackle [Ben] Wheatley's memorable dialogue with aplomb, while also selling the increasingly chaotic scenarios.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 86% Only Cloud Knows (2019) Director Feng Xiaogang and screenwriter Zhang Ling have crafted a bittersweet love story that might be overly sentimental for some, but certainly packs an emotional punch.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 84% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Gritty and raw, only the hardest of hearts won't feel for the Turners and the plight as they try to balance securing their financial future with keeping their family intact.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/5 98% The Farewell (2019) It's a redefining role that hopefully should be richly rewarded in the upcoming awards season.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) An engrossing movie filled with memorable incident, colourful characters and heartwarming and wrenching drama, Little Women is a reminder of the transportative and allegorical powers of cinema.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Penty of humour and a couple of terrific callbacks to the previous two movies. And yet, things just aren't quite as engaging or entertaining this time around.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Happy Ending (2018) Happy Ending explores interesting ideas about finding independence late in life and discovering romance in unexpected places - as well as a touch of intergenerational conflict - but never truly convinces with either its characters or scenarios.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2.5/5 0% The Queen's Corgi (2019) It already feels dated and is unlikely to age well.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/5 43% The Addams Family (2019) Throw in a fantastic vocal cast... and the result is a terrific way to temporarily escape festive season madness.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) I'm glad to report that, while it doesn't quite reach the heights of the first tale, Frozen 2 is a fabulous follow-up that both children and their caregivers should warmly embrace.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 44% After the Wedding (2019) File under decent, but disappointing and start seeking out the excellent Danish original.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.5/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) Although punctuated with some engaging and clever two-dimensional animation, the joy of Biggest Little Farm comes from its warts-and-all chronicle.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 39% Vita & Virginia (2019) For those who remember The Hours or Sally Potter's Orlando, this is a terrific companion piece.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
81% The Report (2019) A fascinating companion piece and flip-side to Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-winning 2012 movie Zero Dark Thirty.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
69% The Command (Kursk) (2019) A solid, serviceable action-drama, even if it plays somewhat fast and loose with the truth.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) That this works so magnificently and gut-punchingly is down to Baumbach's slow-burning narrative (we're given time to really get to know these characters) and some truly fabulous performances.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a film for lovers of murder mysteries, fans of dysfunctional family dramedies and everyone who just loves great movies.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 53% Farming (2019) Although there are certainly some surprises in the narrative, one can't help but notice some stylistic and thematic similarities between this and Shane Meadows' superb 2006 skinhead drama This is England.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4.5/5 83% Official Secrets (2019) If you're a fan of well-made, investigative thrillers, then you should catch this while, when and where you can.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) If De Niro, delivering his best performance in more than a decade, is the heart and soul of The Irishman, then Pacino is the undoubted scene-stealer.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/5 59% Fisherman's Friends (2019) A welcome throwback to those who yearn for the British comedies of decades past.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) With it's giddy action sequences, expertly choreographed fight scenes and frank dialogue about the place of women (and men) in 2019, director Elizabeth Banks' (Pitch Perfect 2) tale is clearly designed to capture millennials' attention.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 83% A Reindeer's Journey (2019) Throw in a Game of Thrones-esque soundtrack, a menacing Wolverine and some chilling climate change exemplars and the result is a surprisingly captivating watch.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/5 56% The Beach Bum (2019) This wannabe Big Lebowski seems more concerned about shock value than telling anything like a compelling story.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
100% Bros: After the Screaming Stops (2018) I've found my new favourite music documentary of the decade.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3.5/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) The script certainly wears its heart and its politics on its sleeve and Feig takes every opportunity he can to showcase Michael's more heartfelt tunes.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) It's hard not to like this transformative tale of self-empowerment.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 13% Arctic Dogs (2019) The dialogue also bangs on relentlessly about not putting on a false front for people, something which culminates in what surely must be the clunkiest closing line in animated voiceover history.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit shines with its combination of understated laughs and, sometimes haunting, visual flourishes.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 71% The King (2019) This is [David] Michod's finest film since his outstanding Animal Kingdom debut.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 79% Photograph (2019) A charming and delightful romantic drama.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3.5/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Double Tap is a solid, satisfying sequel especially for the army of fans of the original.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
100% I Am Patrick Swayze (2019) An engaging and enlightening mix of archival footage, film clips and modern day interviews.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/5 87% Hustlers (2019) On the plus side, [Writer-director Lorene Scafaria] isn't afraid to throw the cinematic kitchen sink into proceedings, with clever use of film speed, composition and songs.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Mosley (2019) If nothing else, Mosley offers more hope for a future generation of aspiring Kiwi animators that they might not need to travel offshore to pursue a career.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Central to the Soul (2019) There are no recriminations, only celebrations of the people who have fought to keep community spirit and their halls alive.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 86% Animals (2019) Animals is also further proof of the filmmaking talents of Australian director Sophie Hyde.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Almost 20 years after the much-loved animated series Dora the Explorer debuted, this live-action update does a terrific job of at being once a homage and a parody.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
2/5 27% UglyDolls (2019) Sadly, the Ugly Dolls animated feature is anything but plush, a combination of dog-eared, deja-vu moments and care-worn plotting that will leave even the most upbeat young moviegoer a little disappointed.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4.5/5 98% Maiden (2019) Forget tales of drug-addled footballers and former All Black first five-eighths, this is the sporting documentary you need to see right now.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) One of the most visceral and memorable dramas you'll see on the big screen this year.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 81% Abominable (2019) The girl and her yeti relationship is rather heartwarming and delightful, while also offering plenty of comedic moments.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) As its name suggests, Ad Astra reaches for the stars, but ends up enhancing just one.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) If you're after undemanding fare for primary schoolers in the next few weeks that you might also get a chuckle or two from, then Birds is the word.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Perhaps only slightly let down by a certain inevitability about the character's fates... Midsommar is nonetheless proof of the emotional and visceral power of a well-made horror movie.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019