For 1,369 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 The Insider
Lowest review score: 0 Dischord
Score distribution:
1369 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    The island phase of Hanks' performance is simply amazing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    Billed as an action thriller, it plays out as an urban-fairy tale version of "Bonnie and Clyde," with an ending suitable for a Harlequin romance.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    A giddy black comedy about a homicidal housekeeper in rural England, is a hilarious reminder of that 1944 Frank Capra classic about two old maids whose cellar is cluttered with the bodies of would-be suitors.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    This epic tale of survival, love and adjustment covers a 59-year period - from 1910, when a band of urban émigrés arrives to start a settlement, to 1969, when only one of them remains.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Jack Mathews
    This year’s foreign language Oscar scandal – there is always at least one – is the snub of director Cristian Mungiu’s disturbing, masterful realist drama following two college roommates as they carry out plans for one’s black market abortion in Communist Romania.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Turner's guileless amateurism stands in refreshing contrast to the rest of the performances -- stilted, self-conscious and sleep-inducing -- that fill this tedious 3-1/2-hour marathon, the Civil War in real time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Jack Mathews
    The very thought of humanizing Hitler makes me queasy. If he had a good side, I don't want to know about it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    No actress of her generation inhabits characters as thoroughly and convincingly as she (Streep) does, and this performance carries the movie
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    We're left with virtually no insight into the appeal of a movement that lasted 30 years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jack Mathews
    In the year of the animated movie, this one soars above them all.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    There weren't enough good laughs for me to recommend it to anyone other than the most devoted Beanheads.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Jack Mathews
    I don't mean to demean it; it's smart, inventive and well-crafted. But as a feature film, it's a novelty item at best.
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jack Mathews
    A great big sloppy kiss of entertainment for audiences weary of explosions, CGI effects and sequels, sequels, sequels.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    Casting Williams in this thriller, adapted from Armistead Maupin's novel, was a bigger mistake than the actor's performance.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    Italian actress, writer and director Asia Argento's performance in the godawful Scarlet Diva is one of those bawl, spit, scream and vomit exhibitions that provoke admiring applause in acting classes and great gales of laughter in theaters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    The Coen brothers might have pulled this off, but it's out of Allen's faltering reach.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    Billed as the first film to go from conception to the big screen within the Sundance program, Dopamine is an amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    It takes a while to get used to the film's campy characters and its broad, "Ace Ventura" stylings. But Ferrell is the anti-Jim Carrey -- his deadpan comic mannerisms are infectiously funny, and his cluelessly narcissistic Burgundy is a joy to follow.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jack Mathews
    Left-wing flame-thrower Robert Greenwald (Uncovered: The War on Iraq) gets after the global giant anyway, and he may have you thinking twice before entering another Wal-Mart parking lot.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Larry offers enough scatological humor to fertilize the wheat fields in the star's home state of Nebraska.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    Might have worked as a sex comedy, certainly as porn. But as a suspense thriller, it's creepy for all the wrong reasons.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jack Mathews
    Clever, compelling, funny and unpredictable, and it has a lollapa-looza of an ending.
    • New York Daily News
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    A claustrophobic psychodrama.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    It's a good thing Jaume Serra's House of Wax wasn't shot in 3-D like the original 1953 horror classic - Paris Hilton is in it and she doesn't have a third dimension.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    Where's the levity, you ask? There is none, or rather, there is none that Manuel can perceive.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Jack Mathews
    Oddest-of-the-year romantic comedy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jack Mathews
    Tamahori attempts to cover the ludicrousness of the story with a wickedly fast pace and sensational action set pieces. And in a film more than an hour and half long, events do whiz by.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    A record number of movie cliches are strung together for the otherwise forgettable boot-camp drama Annapolis.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    This, the 10th and worst-written entry in the series, would have been better if it had followed Dreyfuss instead of Clouseau, or if Kline had been cast as Clouseau instead of Martin.

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