James Mottram
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For 71 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

James Mottram's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Rush
Lowest review score: 40 The Croods
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
71 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 James Mottram
    The home stretch is drenched in sticky-sweet sentiment, but Murray’s fans will rejoice at the chance to see their idol in full-on grouch mode.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    You'd think Greta Gerwig's bones were hurting, so achingly hip is this irritating New York indie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    But for the most part it’s Neanderthal compared to the Pixar stable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    Most of the gags fall flatter than a Knoxville belly-flop.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    Flu
    The result? Not so much "World War Z" as World War Zzzz.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    Mostly, this is empty, ugly and pretentious.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    A nifty lift-off and a tense first hour lead us, disappointingly, to a very bumpy landing. While Neeson and co. do their best, the script just doesn’t deliver where it really matters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    The cars are hot, the action is decent, but the characters and plot need a serious tune-up.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    A few lowbrow laughs… but far too many one-note characters, performances, and plot points to make them worth showing up for.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 James Mottram
    Disappointingly limp, with precious few belly laughs, despite a try-hard attitude.

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