For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

James White's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 80 Smashed
Lowest review score: 20 Vampires Suck
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 James White
    The sharp ends in Smashed are here for all to see, and Ponsoldt never shies away from their spiky, thought-provoking effect. Yet he also finds grace and warmth in the story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 James White
    The Avengers have been assembled and, for the most part, they fit together superbly. A joyous blend of heroism and humour that raises the stakes even as it maintains a firm grip on what makes the individual heroes tick.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    Wells knows how to extract the goods from a great cast, but it's in service of a somewhat mundane story. Still, it'll make you think about the imbalance in the business world, even if the arguments and consequences are nothing all that revolutionary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    Skewers the action genre while also finding room for sheer madness. We've still yet to see the equal of Ron Burgundy, but this latest offering is a wonky yet worthy addition to the McKay/Ferrell pantheon.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 James White
    A solid thriller with McConaughey doing what he does best.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    Smith might be the focus, but while he’s got the charisma and the moves, it’s Chan who makes it punch above its weight. Nice scenery too.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    There have been far, far worse remakes out there. Harmless, feel-good fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 James White
    DreamWorks could be entering a period of fresh creativity. With How To Train Your Dragon and a balanced, darker-hued and very funny Shrek finale, they’ve found the magic again.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    Rocky with robots? It's not quite in Balboa's weight class, but Real Steel at least has some heft. There's barely a story beat among the beat-downs that you won't expect, and sometimes the saccharine gets in the way of the spectacle, but on the whole this is enjoyable family entertainment.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    Gonzo freakiness in such doses that cult status is practically ensured.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    While not the balls-out action movie the marketing suggests, this Rock-powered family drama is not with its moments.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 James White
    The first couple of servings back in the day were fresh and fruity, but the franchise has been left on the shelf a little too long. It's occasionally entertaining to have these characters back in our lives, but for the most part this fails to party like it's 1999.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 James White
    Despite the odd rip-roaring tune and some sturdy performances, this yuletide tale is as memorable as last year's sprouts.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 James White
    Occasionally charming but mostly bland fare from Weitz, despite the reliable cast. About A Boy remains the best showcase of his talents.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    Not up there with the Farrelly brothers' classics, but still a worthwhile, farcical comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    A Dame To Kill For shares some of the downsides of the first, particularly dubious female characterisation. But this retains the gritty, gruelling vice-grip on graphic-novel noir that made Sin City so enjoyable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    Lithe, bold, often funny and full of characters to cheer for, it never pretends to be anything more than a trigger-happy romp. If that’s what you’re after, The Losers offers plenty of explosive entertainment.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 James White
    Brand fan? You'll likely enjoy his antics. But Russellophobics would be better off seeking out the original.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 James White
    Clever premise, witless execution.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 James White
    A stylistic departure from the shaky aesthetic of the first film. Sadly, most of its nervy shocks and creeping sense of unease go the same way.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 James White
    Isn't one "Wild Wild West" enough? Okay, so Jonah Hex didn't come with the same expectations, but it's still an object lesson in how not to adapt a comic book. A crushing disappointment.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 James White
    A Twilight pastiche with all the wit you'd expect from the makers of "Scary Movie" and "Meet The Spartans."