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 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diana Abu-Jaber's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Three Kings
Lowest review score: 0 Keeping the Faith
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 46
  2. Negative: 10 out of 46
46 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Basinger herself doesn't have the vibrancy of a female hero.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The movie's atmosphere is moody and intense, bubbling like a caldron. Unfortunately, the broth turns out to be stone soup.
    • 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
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Diana Abu-Jaber
    There's not much of a spell to The Loss of Sexual Innocence, which is a shame, because anything this moody and pretty ought to be spellbinding. [16 Jul 1999]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Terrible, unnamable enemies turn out to be uncompelling indeed.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The tone of the film malingers somewhere between hyper-real comedy and thriller, but neither element really shines through.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 42 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Conveys an almost pulseless Nora Ephron style of homespun wisdom.

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