For 54 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jan Stuart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 80 The Warrior
Lowest review score: 10 Kangaroo Jack
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 54
  2. Negative: 15 out of 54
54 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jan Stuart
    It is chockablock with brutality, but the violence is of the high-minded, self-congratulatory sort that indicates without actually showing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jan Stuart
    Mortimer gives a terrifically keyed-up performance that is nicely complemented by the wholesomely chipper Harrelson, who seems to be drawing inspiration from Fred MacMurray's gallery of Disney dads.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jan Stuart
    If you let it be what it is, Donnie Darko will knock you flat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jan Stuart
    A funkadelic fun ride that shrewdly reinvigorates the eye-popping styles and pulpy veneer of '70s blaxploitation flicks.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    Exceptionally user-friendly for the technologically challenged among us and rides over its less inspired patches on a wave of cheeky humor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    This round-robin of marital malaise has a lot more integrity than one might anticipate from its meet-cute beginnings.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    Bracing and remarkably compact drama, which invests some standard movie tropes of rough-and-tumble urban life with deep feeling and urgency.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    If Lonesome Jim feels like it's perpetually on the verge of evaporating, Buscemi brings to the material the boundless empathy for misfits and screw-ups he displayed in "Trees Lounge."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    High-grade lampoon, at once more consistently on-the-money and less patronizing than anything off the Christopher Guest conveyor belt.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    Audiences who feel battered by Hollywood's usual hard-sell approach to farce may be disarmed by Koepp's soft touch and inclined to credit blandness as understatement.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    The Irish-pretty Cyrus exudes a goofball vitality and sunny work ethic that ultimately wins you over, despite the slickness of her vehicle. The 3-D camera throws drumsticks and confetti in our faces, but the technical effects seem superfluous to the star's bona-fide energy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    SomeBody reclaims well-trodden territory with an innovative hand that feels fresh as tomorrow.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    All of the actors convey the ebullience of old friends convening for an on-the-cheap reunion. The shared good spirits result in a diminutive comedy with a bounty of charm and shrewd humor.

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