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 Godzilla

Godzilla

10

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

2014.06.21

2014

Poster for The Borderlands

The Borderlands

8

A brilliant British found-footage horror...

2014.04.09

2014

Poster for The Lebanese Rocket Society

The Lebanese Rocket Society

6

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

2014

Poster for The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

8

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

2014.03.09

2014

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

Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals

8

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

2014.01.31

2014

Poster for The Frozen Ground

The Frozen Ground

8

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

2014.01.13

2014

Poster for How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

8

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

2013

Poster for Gravity

Gravity

10

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

2013.11.07

2013

Poster for Lil Bub & Friendz

Lil Bub & Friendz

6

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

2013.10.24

2013

Poster for Diana

Diana

2

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

2013.09.29

2013

Poster for The Great Hip Hop Hoax

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

7

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

2013

Poster for The Call

The Call

6

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

2013.09.21

2013

Poster for The Hidden Face

The Hidden Face

8

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

2013.09.09

2013

Poster for Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain

5

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

2013

Poster for You're Next

You're Next

8

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

2013.08.28

2013

Poster for Get Lucky

Get Lucky

6

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

2013.08.14

2013

Poster for The Conjuring

The Conjuring

8

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

2013.08.07

2013

Poster for The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

6

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

2013.08.04

2013

Poster for World War Z

World War Z

8

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

2013.07.16

2013

Poster for Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

10

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

2013.07.14

2013

Poster for Village at the End of the World

Village at the End of the World

8

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

2013.07.14

2013

Poster for 616: Paranormal Incident

616: Paranormal Incident

2

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

2013.07.08

2013

Poster for Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

7

Expands on the first film by upping the silliness, energy and warmth, it is a bona fide family hit.

2013.06.29

2013

Poster for The Internship

The Internship

6

Charming and funny enough to enjoy.

2013.06.29

2013

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