For 1,352 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jack Mathews' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lowest review score: 0 Dischord
Score distribution:
1,352 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Passionate, enlightening and unabashedly one-sided, Abby Epstein's documentary is not for everyone. But at the very least, it should be seen by every pregnant woman in America.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    You have never seen a concert film like U2 3D, and it may change your expectations for the rest of your rocking years.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    More than the sum of its parts.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Thornton, directing his first film since the minimalist "Sling Blade" (1996), has a much better grip on the material when he's focused on the scruffy desert landscape and the adventures of the two Texans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A long sit for those unfamiliar with Proust's literary quest and output, but the view is sensational.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Both frustrating and instructive.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    The Specialist allows Eichmann to convict himself, not of complicity in the Holocaust -- to that he pleads guilty, by reason of nationalism -- but as a man unfazed by his own inhumanity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Could well end up on the coming Oscar ballot for best foreign language film.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    If it weren't based on a true story, you might suspect Sydney McCartney's A Love Divided was created by a panel of militant Irish Protestants.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Good music stands alone, and the documentary is jaunty fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A personal eulogy, from one artist to another, and an indictment of all systems of government that deny people the right to free expression and the full realization of their talent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Plumbs the issue of sibling love and family responsibility in quietly powerful ways, and the performances of the two stars surpass convincing to reach a level of biographical realism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Savvy, unflinching, often bloody documentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    By turns cheerful, funny and melancholy, and at all times honest, Nicole Holofcener's Lovely and Amazing stands out in the current run of ensemble women's films.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    I love this series; it's possibly the most exciting use of the documentary medium ever.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Fascinating and often very funny behind-the-scenes look at the tedium and hard work that go into making strangers laugh.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Blunt, alternately prurient, funny and depressing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    The story is fascinating for its simplicity and its inherent truths about the downside of progress.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Refreshingly nondogmatic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A mostly accomplished first film, with precise comic timing and some hilarious moments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    One of Rohmer's more engaging slices of life. The acting is impeccable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A slice of life in the most profound sense.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A fascinating story.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    It's a slight, old-fashioned B movie, the last thing you would expect from an actress coming off a breakout year, but it has a charm and freshness we don't see much these days.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    The greatest strength of this modest production is Jones. ZigZag's autism is mild, meaning his symptoms are subtle, and the 19-year-old novice is completely convincing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Offers nothing new to the long tradition of boxing films. But Hill's reverence for the classic form and the stone-cold performances of Rhames and Snipes propel the whole thing forward with a prefight buildup that's more fun -- and probably more honest -- than the awkward attempts at macho showmanship we get from real fighters these days.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Energetic, provocative.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Images wash over you like wind-blown rain, fierce and beautiful at the same time, largely shaped into themes by the haunting music of Philip Glass, who is here joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma.