For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Caryn James' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 90 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 10 Problem Child
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Caryn James
    Hoop Dreams affirms the role of film as a medium for exploring social issues. And like any important documentary, this one raises crucial questions beyond what is on screen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Caryn James
    Throughout, White is filled with exquisite scenes that don't press too hard...and those moments are all the richer for their understatement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Caryn James
    [A] delicate, lovingly photographed, strongly acted coming-of-age story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Caryn James
    It is a dark, lurid revenge fantasy and not the breakthrough, star-making movie some people have claimed. But it is a genre film of a high order, stylish and smooth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Caryn James
    The director, Joe Johnston, paces this adventure to suit the film's tone. It is swift and smooth, never wild or raucous.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Caryn James
    This paranoid fantasy is so resonant that it makes The Net an enjoyably creepy thriller, even though Irwin Winkler belongs to the nothing-is-too-obvious school of directing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Caryn James
    Stargate is a clever adventure that should find its audience.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Caryn James
    Would have been better if it had been sleeker and shorter. After all, this film isn't aiming for high-toned drama, just high-energy entertainment, which is what it delivers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Caryn James
    Darkman sustains mild interest throughout, but it never takes off, partly because a real-estate scam, gangland shootouts, city corruption and a love story clutter up the sad story of Westlake's strange mutation.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Caryn James
    In this film, suspense and psychological horror have given way to superhuman strength and resilience...The one effectively handled scene is the last, which promises a sequel with a feminist twist.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Caryn James
    Captain Kirk and his crew go where too many film makers have too often gone before.
    • 8 Metascore
    • 20 Caryn James
    No one expects realism from a movie called Teen Wolf Too... still, the film makers could pretend to know what college is like, might try to liven up the kindly werewolf formula.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Caryn James
    As directed by the actor Dennis Dugan, everyone seems to be yelling their lines and making huge hand gestures instead of acting.

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