Movie reviews of Jacob Richardson

These are all the movies and series that Jacob has reviewed. Read more at: Film Focus.

Number of movie reviews: 235 / 235

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WW84 is pretty disappointing - a surface level plot, barely held together. For a character who was holding up the DCEU, one expected better. Instead, we’ll have to settle for yet another star turn from Pedro Pascal. Review

6.0

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1 january

1 jan

The Dry isn’t changing the face of cinema - it’s doing what we’ve seen before, just really, really well. For fans of the genre, or even for fans of big budget cinema in general, this is a must see. Review

10

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1 january

1 jan

Technically serviceable, but undeniably detestable. Review

4.0

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1 january

1 jan

The anti-Tenet, this plotless movie is aggressively dumb. Review

4.0

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1 january

1 jan

The Witches is a bit of a mess, but the bright spots are just enough to paper over the dull ones. Review

4.0

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14 december

14 dec

This is a worthy addition to the Christmas movie pantheon, but it’s ending rings hollow due to the subverted character arcs. Review

6.0

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26 november

26 nov

It stays with you long after you leave the cinema - that weirdly enjoyable, oddly engaging movie that dealt with grief, heartbreak, and loss, along with a healthy dose of gruff action and drama. Review

8.0

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25 november

25 nov

Fatman is a convoluted mess, and a disappointment in that it never reaches its true potential. At the same time, however, it would be a lie to say this wasn’t a fun and bonkers watch. Review

4.0

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20 november

20 nov

An Oscar-bait-y disappointment, elevated by fantastic performances. Review

6.0

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14 november

14 nov

Summerland isn’t breaking any boundaries, but it is a movie you can sink into with ease. Review

6.0

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14 november

14 nov

Freaky is a helluva lot of fun, and while it isn’t as scary as it could be, it is certainly funny as hell. Review

8.0

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12 november

12 nov

Radioactive is a strange, hard to pin down film, but the incredible true story of this historical pioneer and the performance from Rosamund Pike make this a worthy time at the cinema. Review

6.0

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9 november

9 nov

An interesting documentary that will introduce you to a New Zealand ban you’ve never heard of. Review

6.0

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2 november

2 nov

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a harrowing and unrelenting film that ultimately is a treatise on the ability of young women to overcome a system designed to keep them down. Review

8.0

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29 october

29 oct

Liam Neeson sleepwalks through this unsurprising actioner. Review

4.0

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19 october

19 oct

A quirky romantic comedy that draws you ever deeper into a complete adoration of its strange world. Review

8.0

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19 october

19 oct

A good, but not great, courtroom drama. Review

6.0

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19 october

19 oct

A weird and engaging film; tackling gentrification and the steady marginalisation of San Francisco’s minorities in an undeniably magical mood piece. Review

10

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19 october

19 oct

A compelling story with a good twist, that needed an extra script-pass and surer directorial hands to really pop. Review

6.0

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2 october

2 oct

The Secrets We Keep is well made and poses a tough moral conundrum at its heart. But you’ll be hard pressed getting through one viewing, let alone two. Review

6.0

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2 october

2 oct

Goddess of Fortune is an uneven film to be sure, with moments of levity that bring joy. Either way, this is a film with content unlikely to be seen in a mainstream American film, and tackling of that is worth a watch. Review

6.0

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2 october

2 oct

Despite the glory of the Western Australian landscape, Dirt Music is a basically unwatchable adaptation. Review

2.0

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2 october

2 oct

On The Rocks is a fizzy, funny and insightful caper. Anchored in an entrancing chemistry between Rashida Jones and Bill Murray, this delightful romp is supported by an effortlessly witty repartee. Review

8.0

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2 october

2 oct

A predictably generic sequel that is both a chore to watch, and a brightly-coloured effervescent pop that washes over you with little viewing effort required. Review

4.0

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8 september

8 sep

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