James W.'s Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)
½

Featuring breathtaking visuals and a complex but epic plot, Princess Mononoke is an animated classic and a stand out film from the minds at Studio Ghibli.

Dumb and Dumber
½

Dumb and Dumber benefits from the performances of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and it's funny one liners throughout.

Risen
Risen(2016)
½

Risen offers a unique take on the story of the resurrection of Christ with a standout performance from Fiennes.

The Natural
The Natural(1984)

The Natural is a sweet and entertaining take on America's national pastime, with strong performances from its leads and an interesting fantasy side.

Deliver Us from Evil

Though it has its creepy moments, the acting power of Eric Bana is not enough to save Deliver Us From Evil from entering usual horror movie territory, nor does the unstable messy plot that will leave you questioning what you had just spent your time watching.

GoodFellas
GoodFellas(1990)

Filled with Oscar worthy performances and a plot that delivers, Goodfellas is a gangster classic and easily one of the best crime movies ever made.

Kiki's Delivery Service

A touching beautifully animated tale from the mind of Miyazaki.

The Ridiculous 6

Painfully unfunny to watch, not even worth 5 minutes of my time. A complete and utter waste.

BASEketball
BASEketball(1998)

Though the movie has an interesting concept, the comedic power of Parker and Stone isn't at the level it should be, but hey, neither is the movie.

Beauty Day
Beauty Day(2011)
½

Easily one of the most funniest and entertaining documentaries I have ever seen.

Room
Room(2015)
½

Room is an unbelievably moving masterpiece in the modern age of cinema, well worth the buzz it has been receiving.

Bowling for Columbine

Bowling For Columbine feels one sided at most and also feels like a big "fuck you" to America, but it's one of Moore's best and most thought provoking films, and really makes you think about the important questions it asks.

Grass
Grass(2000)

Grass traces the roots of marijuana back in dramatic fashion, but feels too one sided.

Shallow Hal
Shallow Hal(2001)
½

It is sweet and goodhearted, I will give it that, but in reality, thats all Shallow Hal really has going for it.

The Jerk
The Jerk(1979)

Steve Martin gives a memorable comedic performance in one of his first big leading roles.

American Muscle

Even if the movie is only 80 minutes long, it is 80 minutes of unbearable torture in the form of a film around an ex con who will do anything to exact revenge on everyone who put him there. Yawn, boring. Another one of your typical B movies, one that can easily be skipped too.

Rain Man
Rain Man(1988)
½

Though it runs slow at times, Rain Man is delightful wholesome entertainment with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman showcasing some of the best roles that the two have ever played.

Planet of the Apes

This franchise instalment has more of a B movie feel to it, and not in a good way. Planet Of The Apes boasts some strong visuals, but there's nothing in the plot scheme to help that out. The movie is more along the lines of silly rather than entertaining, and one of Tim Burtons worst.

If I Stay
If I Stay(2014)

Chloe Moretz performance is not enough for the shaky plot and teen drama cliches.

Everest
Everest(2015)

Though the cinematography is beautiful, Everest doesn't really event to much in the end.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen, Life Of Pi is an unforgettable treat that features breathtaking visual effects, beautiful colour as well as a strong ,often emotional, story line that will keep audiences in awe from start to finish. Life Of Pi is easily one of the best films of 2012, and one of the most beautiful pictures of the last decade.

The Mechanic
The Mechanic(2011)
½

The Mechanic is one action packed thrill after another, though it still touches up on the action movie genre cliches.

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Both chilling and thought provoking, Stanford Prison Experiment features stand out performances from all of it's young actors and a story that makes you almost feel as if you're not even watching a movie.

Vertigo
Vertigo(1958)

One of Hitchcock's best and most thrilling, Vertigo mixes all of the elements together for one unforgettable movie experience.

Dope
Dope(2015)
½

Dope features strong performances by its lead cast and an entertaining storyline.

The Gallows
The Gallows(2015)
½

Just your usual messy, measly acted found footage horror film, nothing to see here

Pixels
Pixels(2015)

This was a great concept and could've been made into a great movie, hadn't it fallen into the hands of the crew over at Happy Madison. Pixels is easily one of Sandler's worst written films as well as one of his worst acted. There is no physical support from the cast as well, with the performances of Monaghan, Cox, Dinklage and Kevin James, especially, in general being lackluster at best. Pixels feels like a made for dvd movie, or one of those movies you would find in the Netflix B movie section and you would probably skip over. Pixels is not worth your money, your time or, to be honest, anything. I felt like I was watching a movie that someone made for Youtube and nearly cried, no joke, at how horrifying these performances were. Who allows this garbage to be put into theatres? If I have one wish for Sandler, it would be for him to please stop making movies that will just waste my time. If you're thinking of watching Pixels I would suggest that you rather go outside and watch the grass grow, or stare at a wall for two hours, because that will have more entertainment value.

Pan
Pan(2015)

Found this one to be very dissapointing in itself. I wasn't expecting much coming into the film and didn't get much out of it in the end. It has a few thrills and gorgeous cinematography, but this can't save Pan, which fails to deliver any of the classic feel of the original Disney cartoon and feels too rushed to be true.

Furry Vengeance

Brendan Fraser tries his best, but it isnt enough for the bland unfunny plot that constantly falls off the rails

Bug
Bug(2006)

Bug is a rather disturbing movie with good intentions and great performances by its leads, but it's final minutes may have viewers puzzled and angry.

Minions
Minions(2015)
½

Funny at times, Minions is mostly predictable and just reminds us of how tired we are of these yellow things already.

Snow White and the Huntsman

An interesting turn on the Snow White franchise featuring noteworthy performances by Theron and Frost, but shoddy work by Stewart, who's uneven acting set the film of course at times.

The Revenant
The Revenant(2015)
½

Featuring absolutely amazing performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, The Revenent is a visually striking thrill that never loses pace, nor does it lose the focus of the viewer.

Trainwreck
Trainwreck(2015)

Great chemistry between the two lead actors makes Trainwreck one hilarious romcom

Concussion
Concussion(2015)
½

An insightful drama built by strong performances by its lead stars

Howl's Moving Castle
½

It may not be one of the studios best films, but it sure leaves its mark as delightful family entertainment

Something's Gotta Give

Though it has its funny moments and there are some great performances from Nicholson and Keaton, the movie ends up playing out like your average romantic comedy

Youth in Revolt

A so-so funny/so so predictable Michael Cera romcom.

Desserts
Desserts(1998)

One of the most gripping short films I had ever seen. Still has an impact on me these days.

Spirited Away

Sprited Away is a one of a kind absolute masterpeice. Boasting absolutely breathtaking hand drawn visuals and great plot depth, this film is a truly one of a kind experience that you will want to watch over and over again. If you are a fan of animation or not, this film has the ability to blow away any viewer that watches it. One of the best Studio Ghibli films ever released, and quite possibly one of the best animated movies I have seen of all time.

We Are Your Friends
½

Although it features a good amount of insight on the electronic music world and tons of upbeat dance songs, We Are Your Friends is still your typical forgettable teen drama

The Marine
The Marine(2006)
½

The Marine is full of hard hitting stunts and action, too bad there's no story to go along with it.

My Boss's Daughter

My Boss's Daughter is in every way a horribly acted, racist, unfunny load of the worst Hollywood has to offer.

Bonnie and Clyde
½

A classic film of American cinema, Bonnie and Clyde is led by strong performances from all of its main and supporting characters as well as a fairly accurate portrayal of the lives of the infamous criminals. Bonnie and Clyde is one film that you should for sure watch once in your lifetime

The Secret World of Arrietty
½

Though not one of the Studios best, Arrietty is still a joyous beautifully animated family fun

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
½

Although it's run time may be long and it wont appeal to the very young generation of filmgoers, the Tale of the Princess Kaguya boats enough depth in plot, character development and visuals making this one of the best Takahata/Ghibli films to date, as well as one of the most visually stunning movies of the past year.

Hubble 3D
Hubble 3D(2010)
½

A visually intriguing IMAX film

Hotel Transylvania 2

With dazzling animation and many numerous laughs, Hotel Transylvania 2 is in every way as thoroughly entertaining as the first film

The Peanuts Movie
½

Although short and predictable, like most animated films these days, Charlie Brown is able to deliver wholesome fun family entertainment and his good hearted message in just under 90 minutes

Arthur
Arthur(2011)

The worst movie I have ever seen

Nightingale
Nightingale(2015)

Incredible performance by David Oyelwo.

Lost River
Lost River(2015)
½

Although visually stunning and an overall trippy experience, Lost River is too full of itself

Guardians of the Galaxy

Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, thrilling fun for everyone