Alan Jones

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 92% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2/5 25% Countdown (2019) Nothing really makes sense, even by the movie's own crazed rules with the uninspired ending adding further resignation. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/5 76% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 83% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
1/5 50% Little Monsters (1989) A dismal disaster. - Radio Times EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
2/5 80% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 45% The Way of the Gun (2000) Outrageous, unrelenting and blood-soaked. - Radio Times EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 54% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 56% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
3/5 87% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 51% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2/5 37% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 67% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 30% Red Joan (2019) Red Joan simply fails to grip. - Radio Times EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 47% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
3/5 56% Marie Antoinette (2006) The film is ravishing to look at, thanks to the production team's unprecedented access to Versailles, but its frothy charm eventually wears thin. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
2/5 20% Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984) The plot is as negligible as ever, the sex-obsessed teenagers interchangeable and the grisly murders all twists on the old favourites. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
2/5 41% Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) While as badly acted and technically inept as any Lewis drive-in exploiter, the cheaply graphic effects still carry a potent charge. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Burton synthesises his past pictorial flair to produce a mix of stunning spectacle and pure magic, enriched by Danny Elfman's best score since Edward Scissorhands. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) Anchored by Culkin and Cohen's terrific performances... this toxic trip through celebrity pressures at any risk is potently provocative. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 31% I Come in Peace (1990) Dolph Lundgren puts in a good performance here as a Houston detective on the trail of an intergalactic drug dealer in this smartly scripted and crisply directed science-fiction spin... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) The first sequel to the enormously successful Planet of the Apes is also the best. Less subtle and profound than its predecessor, it's still an exciting and colourful action adventure. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 42% The Wiz (1978) It's easy to see why director Sidney Lumet's clunker ranks as one of the most expensive movie flops of all time. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) While the socio-political allegory feels a little clunky this time... it's still a weird and wild ride down the rabbit hole, impressively juggling comedy and horror to hugely entertaining effect. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 28% The Amityville Horror (1979) Although bafflingly a box-office hit, director Stuart Rosenberg's tepid chiller never matches the flesh-crawling terror contained in Anson's book. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 36% The Trip (1967) Part exploitation flick, part non-preachy message picture, this fractured love-in, scripted by Jack Nicholson and told almost entirely through rapid-fire visuals, is a fascinating period piece. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 28% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) There are no real surprises, just plenty of methodical murders, with graphic impaling being the favourite. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 52% Only You (1994) Moonstruck director Norman Jewison successfully mines the same territory with this delicious "Cinderella Italian-style" romantic comedy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019