For 30 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

J. Rentilly's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 90 An Affair of Love
Lowest review score: 0 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 12 out of 30
30 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 J. Rentilly
    A brilliant, haunting film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 J. Rentilly
    Simply, one of the year's best films.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 J. Rentilly
    Confirms its place as one of the best first films in recent memory, and one of this year's very best films.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 J. Rentilly
    Crowe has never been better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 J. Rentilly
    One of this year's most dazzling entertainments, not to mention one of the best comic-book movies ever made.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 J. Rentilly
    The journey -- long, dark, pungent, and twisted as it is -- is well worth the taking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 J. Rentilly
    What elevates Gladiator to the near-greatness it occasionally achieves is the performance of Russell Crowe as Maximus.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 J. Rentilly
    It is ultimately the film's reliance on this thumping action assault that keeps it from true summer-movie greatness.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 J. Rentilly
    Murphy still knows how to please a crowd.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 J. Rentilly
    Only so much (pop)cornball tubthumping, a sweeping, occasionally stirring, always gorgeous bit of action-figure history.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 J. Rentilly
    An enormously satisfying corndog of a movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 J. Rentilly
    The Big Kahuna -- for its superb performances -- wants to be too much, but is about too little, working better as a series of fine monologues than as a cohesive story, the film's makers trapped somewhere between potential and reality, deal unclosed.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 60 J. Rentilly
    The film becomes so much urgent nonsense, its killing spree neither cheaply thrilling nor even more cheaply cathartic. It's only gory.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 J. Rentilly
    Chilling and technically proficient and, also, fairly hollow.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 J. Rentilly
    Offers, on a drop-by-drop basis, more semen than a Ron Jeremy flick.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 J. Rentilly
    What distinguishes The Watcher from all the films it consciously or unconsciously emulates is the intermittently witty, offbeat writing of debuting screenwriter David Elliot.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 J. Rentilly
    A must-see movie, simply for its awe-inspiring production values, but you'll feel nothing but punished by Tarsem's ghoulish parade of images.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 40 J. Rentilly
    Pop junk, an airport paperback, literally, turned into a mid-budget devil thriller.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 J. Rentilly
    Although Steal This Movie isn't worth the price of admission, it is worth sneaking in to see D'Onofrio and Garofalo's splendid performances.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 J. Rentilly
    Does boast, as a major plot point, a dog's bowel movement. And things do go 'boom!' quite spectacularly and frequently enough to distract from the truth that there is virtually nothing going on in this whole movie that Nintendo hasn't done better.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 J. Rentilly
    Reddin's script lacks the sophistication that might make the film's message about guns more than a 90-minute public service announcement with a good cast.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 J. Rentilly
    The saddest part about 28 Days is it's more fun when it's drunk.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 J. Rentilly
    Mind-achingly mediocre in every regard.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 15 J. Rentilly
    A frenetic, aggressively unfunny one-joke merging of "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Tootsie."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 J. Rentilly
    A James Bond crib, minus the exotic locales, hot chicks, and finesse.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 10 J. Rentilly
    The only danger in seeing this film is in busting a gut at its unintentional hilarity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 5 J. Rentilly
    A cinematic lowpoint, even within its decidedly lowbrow genre, the teen gross-out sex romp.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 J. Rentilly
    Endgame has become a nincompoop's travelogue, drenched in stage blood, fake beards, and crappy special effects.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 0 J. Rentilly
    Its film school aesthetics and sophomoric storytelling are sense-deadening.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 0 J. Rentilly
    Rocky & Bullwinkle is the new millennium's "Howard the Duck."