For 8 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 13.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jack Kroll's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Marquise of O
Lowest review score: 40 Rocky IV
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jack Kroll
    Rohmer, whose films ("Claire's Knee," "My Night at Maud's") are all about desire chilled in the icebox of custom, has brilliantly reproduced the impact of this rationally irrational story: he captures Kleist's almost surreal effect of a grenade whose exploding fragments somehow arrange themselves into a classically formal pattern. [1 Nov 1976, p.83]
    • Newsweek
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Jack Kroll
    Junky, freaky, sadistic, masochistic, Mad Max has a perverse intelligence revving inside its pop exterior. It's a crazy collide-o-scope, a gear-stripping vision of human destiny careening toward a cosmic junkyard. [21 July 1980, p.71]
    • Newsweek
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jack Kroll
    Slacker is a very funny, oddly touching, weirdly appealing look at the young (and not so young) people who live (sort of) in the nooks and crannies of this college town. [22 July 1991, p.57]
    • Newsweek
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Jack Kroll
    Superman turns out to be a surprisingly infectious entertainment, nicely balanced between warmth and wit, intimacy and impressive special effects, comic-strip fantasy and several elements that make the movie eminently eligible for Deep Thinking about rescue fantasies, cherubic messiahs and other pieces of popcorn metaphysics. [1 Jan 1979, p.46]
    • Newsweek
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Jack Kroll
    A genuine work of the popular imagination. It's the first true populist science-fiction film, a blend of the most startling, far-out special effects with the most ordinary human material of the American Heartland. [21 Nov 1977, p.88]
    • Newsweek
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jack Kroll
    Kansas City can be regarded as a jazz tone poem on themes of race, politics, money and the movies themselves.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Kroll
    Spielberg has gone to such lengths to avoid boredom that he has leaped squarely into the opposite trap: this movie has such unrelenting action that it jackhammers you into a punch-drunk stupor. This may be the first movie whose audience O.D.'s on action. [4 June 1984, p.78]
    • Newsweek
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Jack Kroll
    In this tetralogical effort, writer-director-star Stallone has succumbed to the old one-two of silliness and cynicism. [9 Dec 1985, p.92]
    • Newsweek

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