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: 237 / 237

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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

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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

A serviceable documentary that struggles to find its voice. Review

4.0

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8 september

8 sep

Woah dude, a perfectly fun time to be had at the cinema approaches. Review

6.0

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8 september

8 sep

A visually spectacular remake that captures the heart of the original, without slavish recreationalism. Review

8.0

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8 september

8 sep

A powerful documentary that, despite its low budget feel, reaches the heart of the issue with compassion and intrigue. Review

8.0

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8 september

8 sep

A strong ending can't entirely replace the middling to poor early parts of the film. Review

6.0

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2 september

2 sep

A burning treatise on cyclical poverty, racism and police overreach in the streets of Paris. Review

8.0

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26 august

26 aug

A truly epic undertaking. A pure creative tour de force that needs to be seen to be believed. Review

10

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22 august

22 aug

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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2020-07-16

2020

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

8.0

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2020-07-16

2020

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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2020-07-14

2020

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

6.0

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2020-04-15

2020

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

2.0

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2020-04-13

2020

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

6.0

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2020-03-19

2020

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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2020-03-11

2020

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

10

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2020-03-11

2020

Dark Waters is perfectly serviceable, but largely uninspired. Review

6.0

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2020-03-01

2020

Beautiful costuming can not an interesting film make. Review

4.0

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2020-03-01

2020

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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2020-03-01

2020

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

4.0

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2020-02-24

2020

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