Diana Abu-Jaber
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For 46 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diana Abu-Jaber's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Sugar Town
Lowest review score: 0 Keeping the Faith
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 46
  2. Negative: 10 out of 46
46 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Abu-Jaber
    All the up-from-under satisfaction of an underdog getting over, with the added oomph of the truth.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The moments of accidental sweetness that emerge from these odd, ultra-lives are meltingly funny and touching.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Searing, intense and unrelenting, Affliction moves to the deepest centers of experience and desire and brings its characters to unflinching life.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Abu-Jaber
    An all-hell-breaks-loose, panicky fever of a story, all of it drenched in grainy, color-saturated cinematography.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Diana Abu-Jaber
    This multistoried historical plot is packed with almost three hours of nuances and hidden meanings, and the slippery smiles and sly innuendoes often seem lost in translation.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    If dissonance is your dish, you'll find Beautiful People tempting indeed.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The Legend of 1900 is still fresh; like the dawning of a new age, it feels like an awakening.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Piquant, playful, and, in many ways, just as appealing as blockbusters such as "Pride and Prejudice."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    In this film, shadowy seams of brutality, loss and grief are traced beneath bright layers of tree boughs, children's laughter and high, empty windows.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    A smart study of the identity-shredding inherent in so much dissatisfaction and relocation.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    A treat for the eyes and the heart.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Possesses the open-ended, continual off-kilterness of Shepard theater.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The humor sizzles.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The two lead actresses are exquisite in their divergent ways.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Director Stephen Elliott has acquitted himself admirably in creating this serious thriller.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    With its fiery tone and fierce intensity, East-West offers a profile of a country suspended in fear as well as of one woman's indomitable passion for freedom.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Offers a charming reinterpretation of what it means to look for happiness and all the unexpected places that it may be found.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    More of a bunt than a home run.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The atmosphere of the movie is dense and unrelieved; it's a heavy role for such a little boy, and some people won't want to watch such a bleak, monster world.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    American teens will respond to the directness of the issues here, as well as the film's brisk and risky tone.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Sometimes verges on silliness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Diana Abu-Jaber
    There's enough caustic wit, romance and dizzy whimsy to make The Last September, if not deep, at least diverting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Has many affecting moments, but you may tire of the tugging on your heart strings.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Viewers looking for a big, political potboiler will be disappointed: Check your cloak and dagger at the door. But the film does have emotional fire.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 67 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Soggy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Some might call this cheap, formulaic and manipulative, but then again, it still might make you cry.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Diana Abu-Jaber
    This is a semi-mean-spirited movie; had it remained that way, it could have redeemed itself.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Takes a look at the bumpy path to self-discovery.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Foley is an actors' directors stuck here with a genre piece, and it shows: The action (save a killer car chase) is clumsily staged. Still, the story about corrupt police in New York's Chinatown has occasional moments of depth. [12 Mar 1999]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Leaves an unpleasant aftertaste: viewers will find that a musical can indeed help the medicine go down
    • Portland Oregonian