For 1,370 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jack Mathews' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Superman Returns
Lowest review score: 0 Carpool
Score distribution:
1370 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    For a much better film about a similar story, rent "The World's Fastest Indian," with Anthony Hopkins on a motorcycle.
    • New York Daily News
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Larry offers enough scatological humor to fertilize the wheat fields in the star's home state of Nebraska.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    A record number of movie cliches are strung together for the otherwise forgettable boot-camp drama Annapolis.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Possibly the worst idea for a movie this century.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    September Dawn, written by an evangelical Christian, may be the worst historical drama ever made.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    More than a bad movie, it's an anti-movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    This is a "What were they thinking?"-size disaster, with the wrong actors in the wrong roles in a project that had no reason to be remade in the USA.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    A ponderously slow experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Typical of road comedies, it's a pastiche of sketches.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The result, at best, is a sweet failure.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Eric Steel's documentary has more than a whiff of exploitation about it.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Fonda's performance is a perfect storm of histrionics, and she leaves nothing and no one standing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Frankly, after watching writer-director Timur Bekmambetov's grim fantasy - the first leg of a trilogy adapted from the sci-fi novels of Sergei Lukyanenko - I'm still a little confused.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The worst performance in a film that diminishes even the talented Stockard Channing is given by Allen. He's never written a more unpleasant, vapid or irredeemable character for himself, and he makes it worse by overplaying.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Wells' vision of the distant future is cartoonishly simplistic without the subtext of British class consciousness that informed the novel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The second half of Antoine de Caunes' Monsieur N., about the post-exile life and death of Napoleon, plays less like a movie than a suggestion for one. This is a great disappointment because the first half is very cinematic and very compelling.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The result is a performance that is neither funny nor empathetic, and the romance that develops between the dentist and the junkie patient is not strong enough to support the mystery.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Having these characters interact is both the joke and raison d'etre of "League." Its story is beyond banal.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Drifts from goofy situation comedy to pop culture parody to a last-act load of sentiment that would sink a trash barge.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Surely, Vinterberg was high on some inert gas when he embarked on it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    It doesn't strike a single note of authentic emotion.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    If there is a casting agent in hell, ­Martin Lawrence and Tyler Perry will soon put on their fat suits as Big Momma and Madea Simmons and show up as a tag team in a big-screen ­Wrestlemania.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Neither can I imagine many sane adults wanting to put themselves through this movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    May be free of gay stereotypes, but it's absolutely riddled with romantic cliches. It's hard to see the progress in that.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Campion has made something that's almost unbearably pretentious.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Frenzied, gothic nonsense.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    If "The Sixth Sense" was a bad movie redeemed by its surprise ending, Marc Forster's Stay is a seemingly good movie leading to a devastating letdown.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Jovovich, Besson's 24-year-old ex-wife, hasn't a clue how to project shadings, interior emotions, character or personality. Everything's in a full screech.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    So riddled with plot holes and implausible actions, you can't help feeling insulted by it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.

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