Jonathan Pile

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For 25 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Pile's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Annihilation
Lowest review score: 40 The Dinner
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
25 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Pile
    Entertaining, and occasionally inspired, but Ralph Breaks The Internet is too often content to achieve a quick laugh, rather than exploring the themes its set-up suggests.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Pile
    An emotionally rich documentary that wows both as a technical achievement and an unforgettable portrait of a terrible period of 20th century history.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Pile
    A nice idea, and the setting makes it instantly more interesting to a UK audience, but it’s let down by lapses into cliché and by simply not being audacious enough with its action set-pieces.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Pile
    Stylishly realised against a backdrop of violence and faded Hollywood glamour, Drew Pearce’s vision of the near-future is laced with intrigue and dark humour.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Pile
    Hampered by a script that fails to make the central love affair work and few new ideas while they’re stranded at sea, even the best efforts of its talented lead pair can’t keep this afloat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Pile
    Spielberg has seemingly done the impossible: balancing sugar-rush nostalgia with an involving story to create a pure, uncynical, cinematic ride that recaptures the magic of his early films.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Pile
    Drawing on mythology and body horror, Annihilation is an intelligent film that asks big questions and refuses to provide easy answers. Sci-fi at its best.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Pile
    An often amusing reimagining of Bronze Age history 
that, while it doesn’t quite match the best of Aardman, is still solid family entertainment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Pile
    Complex, poised and beguilingly earthy. Stephane Brizé’s decade-spanning epic is a sensitively performed, memorably fragmentary look at one woman undone by the feckless men in her life.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Pile
    What promised so much, delivers so little thanks to a script that too often veers from the point. A missed opportunity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Pile
    It has a decent story, Hanks and Streep are two compelling leads, and Spielberg is laughably over-qualified to direct it, but it’s neither as thrilling as All The President’s Men, nor does it have the emotional heft of Spotlight. But there’s no shame coming second best to those two titans of the genre. On its own considerable merits, The Post is first class.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Pile
    With great performances across the board and a socially relevant story, Mudbound will resonate long after the credits roll.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Pile
    Brawl In Cell Block 99 takes its time with its set-up, but that only makes the action that follows all the more effective. And Vaughn as an action hero works surprisingly well.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Pile
    A case of a missed opportunity. It references all the right films, but The Snowman comes off as a pale imitation.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Pile
    Two compelling leads and a mix of adventure and romance. It’s a pleasant experience, if not one that will linger long in the memory.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Pile
    A witty and touching father-son tale. And at its centre: a startling debut from Will Tilston, whose compelling performance ensures its emotional moments land successfully.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Pile
    Brutal in its depictions of violence, Brimstone is tough to watch at times, but never less than gripping, even as the clock creeps up to the 150-minute mark.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Pile
    An uneven thriller that would have been better served aiming for a lighter tone.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Pile
    A great cast is let down by a script that fails to provide a compelling mystery to solve. Never mind as a big-screen production, this would be disappointing as a BBC mini-series.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Pile
    The third Despicable Me film chronologically is also the third-best in terms of quality. But it has just enough energy and flashes of inspiration to suggest it’s a franchise that could run and run.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Pile
    A fascinating but flawed portrait of a fascinating but flawed man. However, with Cox so good, it’s a surprise Churchill isn’t being held back until awards season.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Pile
    Scuppered by a lazy script that fails to effectively build tension, Unforgettable lives up to its name, but not for the right reasons.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Pile
    There is fun to be had.... But it essentially feels like an overlong, mega-budgeted episode of a Saturday-morning serial.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Pile
    Part Alien, part Gravity, just not as good as either of them. But Life whips along at a decent pace and deploys enough engaging action sequences to make it work.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Pile
    A sports film with an arthouse sensibility. It benefits greatly from its chosen subject matter — two of the most remarkable characters in sporting history — but only manages to truly get under the skin of one of them.

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