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: 228 / 228

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An amiable and ambling film, that wears its heart on its sleeve. Review

6.0

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19 august

19 aug

Like watching six movies in one, but all of them done poorly. Review

2.0

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18 august

18 aug

Unhinged isn’t a good film, but for a schmaltzy and poorly written farce, it is bloody entertaining. Review

6.0

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18 august

18 aug

A middling adaptation that never truly reaches the fantastical nature of its source material. Review

6.0

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16 july

16 jul

Funny and poignant, The King of Staten Island impresses. Review

8.0

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16 july

16 jul

With a populist modern soundtrack, a penchant for colour-filled cinematography, and a story that subverts expectations to constantly surprise, Waves is a burning treatise on the ripple effects of decisions. Review

10

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14 july

14 jul

Serviceable and at times surprising, but satirically on the nose and frequently too expected. Review

6.0

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15 april

15 apr

This is one movie you won’t want to repeat. Review

2.0

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13 april

13 apr

A stacked cast seems appropriate for this turn of the century battle of industrial titans. Review

6.0

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19 march

19 mar

The Way Back doesn’t really break any new ground. But it does tread that old ground with aplomb, and features a terrifically grounded, compelling performance from Affleck. Review

8.0

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11 march

11 mar

This mystical, magical Bonnie and Clyde story will shock, surprise and stay with you. Review

10

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11 march

11 mar

Dark Waters is perfectly serviceable, but largely uninspired. Review

6.0

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1 march

1 mar

Beautiful costuming can not an interesting film make. Review

4.0

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1 march

1 mar

A creatively void, decrepit piece of cinema that features a cast intent on doing the absolute least they can. Review

2.0

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1 march

1 mar

Terrible CGI and a propensity for the saccharine means this adaptation falls flat. Review

4.0

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24 february

24 feb

Emma is a funny, engaging and entertaining Austen adaptation. Review

8.0

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13 february

13 feb

Undeniably confronting, strange and unpredictable, ultimately The Lighthouse will stay with you for days, weeks, and potentially longer - worming its way into your brain. Review

8.0

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8 february

8 feb

Margot Robbie shines in an at times obnoxiously non-standard, but frequently fun, anti-hero tale. Review

6.0

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8 february

8 feb

A remarkable oddity of a biopic, whose somewhat despondent undercurrent is ultimately swallowed whole by the irrepressible optimism of Tom Hanks’ Mr. Rogers. Review

8.0

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24 january

24 jan

Messy and unkempt, this underwater thriller mixes flashes of brilliance with broadly ineffective storytelling for a distinctly mixed, but never unenjoyable, time at the cinema. Review

6.0

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23 january

23 jan

Solid performances and a remarkable true life story can’t elevate this paceless film from the depths of mediocrity. Review

6.0

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22 january

22 jan

Bad Boys For Life won’t win a shiny Oscar, but it will get you cheering in your seat and loving every second of screentime. Review

10

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16 january

16 jan

Against all the odds, after a troubled production and a bevvy of rumors, Dolittle makes it to the screen not only in one piece, but as a fairly enjoyable, perfectly OK piece at that. Review

6.0

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16 january

16 jan

A modern horror story told effectively, innovatively and compellingly. Review

8.0

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15 january

15 jan

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