Movie reviews of Jack Bottomley

These are all the movies and series that Jack has reviewed. Read more at: Roobla.

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Poster for Afflicted

Afflicted

7.8

2014, Horror, Suspense

A standout found footage offering, well made and gnarly.

2014.10.02

Poster for Leprechaun: Origins

Leprechaun: Origins

2.8

2014, Horror

May not be as bad as you thought but it commits a (in many ways) worse sin of being an utterly pointless reboot of a dried up series.

2014.10.01

Poster for Godzilla

Godzilla

9.6

2014, Drama, Action, Science fiction

An intelligent monster film that is thematically close to Ishirō Honda’s 1954 original Gojira,...

2014.06.21

Poster for The Borderlands

The Borderlands

8.0

2013, Horror

A brilliant British found-footage horror...

2014.04.09

Poster for The Lebanese Rocket Society

The Lebanese Rocket Society

6.3

2013, Documentary

Not always exciting but a constantly interesting look at a subject, which seems all but forgotten in the long history of the modern world.

2014.03.11

Poster for The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

8.4

2014, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Comedy

Stunningly animated, consistently funny and with a plot so generous your misgivings seem to melt away...

2014.03.09

Poster for Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals

Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals

8.0

2013, Documentary

A hugely entertaining TV documentary that makes a fine companion to Ron Howard’s Rush.

2014.01.31

Poster for The Frozen Ground

The Frozen Ground

7.8

2013, Suspense, Crime

An absorbing true-life thriller, well shot and featuring Nicolas Cage’s best performance in a while.

2014.01.13

Poster for How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

8.0

2012, Documentary

David France’s passionate documentary covers the era of aids-related mass death with care and looks at this activist effort with pride.

2013.11.10

Poster for Gravity

Gravity

10

2013, Drama, Suspense, Science fiction

Old school but groundbreaking, spectacular but deep and action-packed but tense.

2013.11.07

Poster for Lil Bub & Friendz

Lil Bub & Friendz

6.0

2013, Documentary

Gets by on goodwill and the undeniable draw of its headlining feline.

2013.10.24

Poster for Diana

Diana

2.4

2013, Drama, Love

An oddly unemotive bore that feels strangely worked and less a sweeping biopic, more like Bridget Jones’ Dianary.

2013.09.29

Poster for The Great Hip Hop Hoax

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

6.7

2013, Music, Comedy, Documentary

A particularly interesting story that has some biting things to say about modern music, even though it ends with a bit of a whimper.

2013.09.23

Poster for The Call

The Call

5.8

2013, Suspense, Crime

An enjoyable thriller that surpasses the lower expectations that surrounds it.

2013.09.21

Poster for The Hidden Face

The Hidden Face

8.0

2011, Suspense, Mystery

Offers lower ebb brilliance but still excellent value for its seemingly brief duration.

2013.09.09

Poster for Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain

4.6

2013, Action, Comedy, Suspense, Crime

A masturbatory celebration of muscles and drugs which might be hypnotic at times but the tone is as messed up as the central trio.

2013.09.05

Poster for You're Next

You're Next

8.4

2011, Horror, Suspense, Mystery

A smart, well-made, brutal night of gruesome enjoyment.

2013.08.28

Poster for Get Lucky

Get Lucky

5.8

2013, Action

A Brit thriller that is admirably older school in ambition, Get Lucky is disorderly but pacey enough to keep fans watching.

2013.08.14

Poster for The Conjuring

The Conjuring

8.2

2013, Horror, Suspense

Lacks the fully roundedness of his last film (Insidious) but delivers majorly on the scares, characters and atmospherics.

2013.08.07

Poster for The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

6.4

2013, Adventure, Action, Western

May be messy there is fun to be had with this rather different blockbuster.

2013.08.04

Poster for World War Z

World War Z

7.6

2013, Drama, Horror, Action, Suspense, Science fiction

A rush of pandemic entertainment, which makes an entertaining film in its own right.

2013.07.16

Poster for Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

9.6

2013, Adventure, Action, Science fiction

The blockbuster of the year, comes generously wrapped in nostalgia, fun and spectacle to define the genre for this decade.

2013.07.14

Poster for Village at the End of the World

Village at the End of the World

7.7

2012, Documentary

An insightful documentary about surviving traditions and cultures in the contemporary age.

2013.07.14

Poster for 616: Paranormal Incident

616: Paranormal Incident

2.2

2013, Horror

There are occasionally ideas that pop up in Paranormal Incident 2 but they are infrequent in this messy found footage film.

2013.07.08

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