For 1,366 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jack Mathews' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 King Kong
Lowest review score: 0 Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler
Score distribution:
1366 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    The first must-see adult film of the young fall.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    It is certainly the feel-good movie of the season.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    One of Rohmer's more engaging slices of life. The acting is impeccable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Jack Mathews
    By turns brilliant and tedious, imaginative and mundane.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Jack Mathews
    A meticulous, elaborate stunt, a movie two degrees of separation from its source, and maybe another degree from viewers' hearts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    There is no turning back; the biggest project in China since the Great Wall and the Grand Canal has claimed its human cost and now must prove its own worth. -
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Clever as it is, Blood Simple is derivative and self-consciously stylized.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jack Mathews
    A great big sloppy kiss of entertainment for audiences weary of explosions, CGI effects and sequels, sequels, sequels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jack Mathews
    What a movie! This is how the medium seduced us originally.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    The World has a pokey pace, but it presents a uniquely powerful look at the new big kid in the global economy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Other than a tortured apology from Bill Clinton for having misunderstood the gravity of the situation, there isn't a peep of remorse heard from the normally sanctimonious West. And Dellaire's final bit of self-abuse is to blame himself for his failure to shame the world to action.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jack Mathews
    It is a devastating indictment of the ruling class of Money, Miss.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jack Mathews
    Clever, compelling, funny and unpredictable, and it has a lollapa-looza of an ending.
    • New York Daily News
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jack Mathews
    Fans of anyone other than Sean Connery who has played James Bond may want to look away, because admirers of Ian Fleming's 007 novels are almost bound to agree that Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Sean.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    This is as bitter and despairing an exploration of the human spirit as any of Bergman's films, and it is just as vibrantly written and directed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A couple of the stories don't quite accomplish what Rodrigo intends, but most are poignant, disturbing, and superbly acted.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    It will make you laugh, and feel like crying.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A breathtaking visual history of big wave surfing. This is vicarious daredevilry at its best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    It captures the animal attraction we call lust and carefully tracks its evolution to true love. For all its faults, this beautifully shot, sexually graphic film is a gem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jack Mathews
    More fun than a company picnic - and a lot more fun than the classic 18th century novel that inspired it - Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story is the first good comedy of 2006.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jack Mathews
    The biggest little movie of the year - and one of the best ever about the news media.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    This fine documentary mixes archival footage, interviews with the sailor's family and sponsors, and - most amazingly - excerpts from the film and audiotape diary kept by Crowhurst.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jack Mathews
    One of the most original and ultimately confounding mind games to reach the screen since "The Usual Suspects."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A charmer, a comedy with drama -- or vice versa.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A slice of life in the most profound sense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Looks a lot like 1950s American gangster films -- particularly, John Huston's "The Asphalt Jungle" -- but it's decidedly French in its sexual candor and moral laissez-faire.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Meticulously researched documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    As tension mounts through the evening, Giraldi cleverly sweeps in and out of conversations -- and brings it all together in a climax that is as hard to see coming as it is to resist.
    • New York Daily News
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    For those who didn't get enough violence from Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," welcome to City of God.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    In condensing Rusesabagina's story, George has undoubtedly overstated the specific dramatic moments; the movie has more cliff-hangers than the "Indiana Jones" series.

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