For 99 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dan Jolin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 King Kong
Lowest review score: 20 Perfect Stranger
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 99
  2. Negative: 1 out of 99
99 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    Admirably low-key, deeply compelling and their warmest movie since Fargo.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    A bravura documentary which balances the personal and the political as it peers into the First Lebanon War, its animated approach never feeling like a novelty. Astonishing, unforgettable: you have to see it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    An emotional smackdown. Rourke's never been better, and the change of pace and texture suits Aronofsky perfectly. "The Raging Bull" of wrestling movies? Oh, go on then.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    Impossible to recommend as a great Friday night out, yet agonisingly vital as thought-urging cinema.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    A complex, unique and engrossing journey into the murky recesses of an unhinged mind. It really needs to be seen to be believed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    Unlike its newly trim director, Kong does boast some flab around the middle but by the final reel there’s little doubt that what could have been Jackson’s folly is a triumph, the kind of romantic action spectacle that makes the big screen silver and provides box-office gold. Puts the prime in primate.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    Absurd, outrageous, gross, disturbing, insightful, and so funny it’ll burst half the blood vessels in your face.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    A kids’ movie for grown-ups. A grown-up movie for kids. Exactly what you’d expect -- and hope for -- from the latest, and we’re guessing final, Woody and Buzz adventure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    It hardly rewrites the rulebook, but Warrior is a powerful, moving and brilliant sports-pic-cum-family drama. Like "The Fighter," but with kicking.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    Inside Llewyn Davis throbs with melancholy, hunches under heavy skies, revels in music history's unsexiest scene and unapologetically leaves you dangling. It is also beautiful, heartfelt and utterly enthralling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    Both Greengrass and Hanks are on award-deserving form in a riveting, emotionally complex and hugely intelligent dramatisation of a real-life ordeal.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    Polley’s fearless personal journey is a huge achievement, a genuine revelation — but the less detail you know beforehand, the better. Go in cold, come out warmed.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    One of the most chillingly effective visions of the world’s end ever put on screen -- and a heart-rending study of parenthood, to boot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A film for anyone who’s ever climbed trees, grazed knees or basked in the comfort of a parent’s sympathy as they’ve pulled you off the ground crying. It’ll make your inner child run wild.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    The year’s most pleasant cinematic surprise. Once has enough heart, wit, verve and sheer songwriting genius to ensure you’ll see it far more times than its title suggests.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A sharper account of the Iwo Jima conflict than Flags, this balances its unflinching handling of the horrors of war with its touching portrayal of those who face them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Once you get over the unlikelihood of Affleck and Crowe as buddies, State Of Play stands as a sterling thriller, benefiting from admirable convictions and an arguable return to form by Russell Crowe.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    With the whole of America as his backdrop, Penn pulls off his most ambitious movie yet. The result is a beautiful and thought-provoking road movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    The odd conclusion renders it somewhat oblique, but Perfume is a feast for the senses.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Setting out more to challenge us with its ideas than make us whoop at the action, Vendetta can be clumsy, but there are enough impressive flourishes to make up for its stumblings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Without doubt, Jaa's a star — a man very possibly worthy of the 'new Bruce Lee' tag.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Mostly harmless. A very British, very funny sci-fi misadventure that's guaranteed to win converts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Brutal, bloody, terrifying, astonishing... And so tense it'll leave you aching. The most significant Brit chiller since "28 Days Later."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    The Prestige traces the course of their bitter feud, as their respective acts of sabotage become ever more deadly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A war film more of sober, grim reflection than balls-out escapades. Yet it grips consistently, its bursts of combat delivering gut-punches of veracity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    An engaging melodrama whose less convincing plot points are superseded by some astonishingly affecting performances from the mostly unknown cast.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Intelligent and uncompromising, with knock-out performances from Downey Jr. and Foxx .
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Grown-up but not too serious; action-packed but not juvenile… Not only is this the mullet-free Robin Hood movie we’ve been waiting decades for, it’s also Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe at their most entertaining since Gladiator.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A simple entertainment in a summer of overcomplicated disappointments. Also much harder-edged than you may have expected.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A starkly effective ensemble drama which could well do for the sniffles what Jaws did for great whites.