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: 230 / 230

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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

Despite a magnetic Kristen Stewart, Seberg is only ever able to barely justify its existence. Review

6.0

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15 january

15 jan

My Spy is impossibly derivative, lethargically performed and remarkably poorly paced, but for those unused to ever seeing films, or those unfazed by quality, there's enough in the family dynamic here to justify an existence. Review

4.0

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10 january

10 jan

Waititi walks a fine line, but delivers a touching and impactful film full of laughs and light. Review

8.0

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9 january

9 jan

This second roll of the dice for the updated Jumanji franchise still hits all the same beats; just slightly less satisfyingly and surprisingly than before. Review

6.0

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9 january

9 jan

The insanity and wild entertainment factor of the central conceit at the heart of Spies in Disguise never truly overcomes a relatively rote story structure and predictable plotting. Review

6.0

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9 january

9 jan

A visceral, emotional, intense masterpiece that will have you on the edge of your seat with your eyes firmly glued to the screen. Review

10

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7 january

7 jan

A stacked ensemble and a barrel of laughs makes this more tame Guy Ritchie picture a whole lotta fun. Review

8.0

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20 december

20 dec

Existence is futile, and nothing makes sense, in a world where this movie exists. Book your therapist now; you’re going to need a LOT of emotional work to get rid of the trauma of watching Tom Hooper’s latest. Review

2.0

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19 december

19 dec

JJ Abrams returns to the helm for the ninth instalment in the Skywalker saga, and while he brings the action and fan service moments in spades, this feels tired, sluggish and overly contrived. Review

6.0

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19 december

19 dec

The Good Liar is fine. Mainly, that is down to Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren. But we’d be lying if we said we thought it was good. Review

6.0

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5 december

5 dec

Knives Out is just excellent filmmaking. Thoroughly enjoyable, and a throwback to murder mysteries of old, this is a must-see. Review

10

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2019.12.02

2019

A safe, paint by numbers action/thriller that gets a pass because of its superb cast, action direction and visual aesthete. Review

6.0

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2019.11.25

2019

The Report isn’t necessarily easy viewing, with dense subject matter and occassional torture scenes, but the performances and filmmaking expertise on display here make a complicated topic intriguing and compelling viewing. Review

8.0

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2019.11.13

2019

Last Christmas is unlikely to be a Christmas classic to last the ages, but it is extremely enjoyable and will light up your 2019 festive season. Review

6.0

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2019.11.07

2019

Undeniably odd and Amoldovar, but nevertheless an engaging foray into pain, death, addiction, love and loss in an artistically ambitious package. Review

8.0

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2019.11.07

2019

While Mistresses might redefine your expectations of Russian cinema, with its fun tone and upbeat nature, production quality issues hamper what this could have been. Review

6.0

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2019.11.05

2019

The action hits in all the right places and is incredibly well choreographed, but the plot around it is at times threadbare, and at others a rehash of what we have seen before. Review

6.0

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2019.11.01

2019

Official Secrets brings a little known, but important, story back into the limelight, and does so in a tense and engaging way. Review

8.0

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2019.11.01

2019

Brittany Runs A Marathon is frequently funny and affecting, but also makes too many missteps to be a must see. Part of that comes down to the pursuit of ‘realness’, while also maintaining a structure that forces typicality. Review

6.0

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2019.11.01

2019

A raucous, rambunctious, gory and gratuitous black comedy that will have you wincing and in stitches in equal measure. Review

8.0

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2019.11.01

2019

A funny, gory and entertaining return to the Zombieland world that never really achieves the same zeitgeist as the original. Review

6.0

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2019.10.28

2019

A perfectly serviceable documentary, that feels unadventurous in an age of non-standard documentaries. Review

6.0

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2019.10.27

2019

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