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 12.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jan Stuart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 80 Undercover Brother
Lowest review score: 10 Kangaroo Jack
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 54
  2. Negative: 15 out of 54
54 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    The impulse to shtick it up to burlesque-level inanity is encouraged at every turn.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    CQ
    The result is stylish but awfully slim.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    Trashily in-your-face thriller, which leans heavily for its effects on intense sympathy pain, improbable reversals and the mystifying star appeal of Jessica Alba.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    The whole trippy experience is like being held at gunpoint by a Jehovah's Witness at the front door while George Gobel holds forth in the living room on Nickelodeon.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    Lacks any sort of urgency or inner propulsion; the actors do their little goofs, then hand them off to the next, lending the jest the frolicking but ultimately monotonous quality of a game of tag.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    Screenwriter Dan Schneider and director Shawn Levy substitute volume and primary colors for humor and bite. Granted, it's a kids' flick, but kids today have enough savvy about the movie industry to report for Variety.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    The film's sunniest moments occur whenever song preempts all the fighting and smirking. Myers leads the cast in sitar-accompanied covers of such Bollywood favorites as "9 to 5" and Steve Miller's "The Joker," revealing a glimmer of the cross-cultural romp that could have been.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    This new romantic comedy from the U.K. lands on an emotional gold mine only to spin it into synthetic straw.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    Sydney White is a carnival of ethnic and social stereotypes that are rising up against the lily-white status quo. In Hollywood, blond princesses and fairy tales die hard.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    A tedious experience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    a freefall into urban hell that doesn't give us The impetus to jump or the awful gratification of the ride.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    Li's far too unthreatening a presence to cause much of a stir amid the din of hard rock music and the pall left by fight choreography that has had every last bit of life digitally drained away.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    Isn't it amazing to see just how low some people will stoop if you pay them enough?
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    Droopy remake.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    There is even less going on between Ricci and Depp here than there was in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," mostly because Potter gives them nothing to play.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    Even at its stride, "The X-Files" was a load of malarkey. But it was thoughtful malarkey and compulsively watchable. One could say the same about the first two-thirds of The X-Files: I Want to Believe before it spins out of control and into a delirious plane of awfulness.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Jan Stuart
    Fat, homely men who feel they have been wrongly underrepresented in underwear ads should flock to The Last Man.
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Jan Stuart
    The rest of Seven Pounds feels like a half-hour "Twilight Zone" script that has been pressed onto a gob of Silly Putty and stretched to the sinking point.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Jan Stuart
    Where there was a modicum of charm to Mick Dundee's earliest exploits in New York City, the joke has withered as markedly as Hogan's face.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Jan Stuart
    A ditsy and dizzying spook-house thriller in high-tech, high-hemline gear.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Jan Stuart
    It's not awful, but the high cost of a movie ticket these days seems like a steep price to pay for 90 minutes of air conditioning and production design.
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Jan Stuart
    It's the perfect image for a smelly and instantly flushable comedy that telegraphs punch lines in advance like a boorish dinner party guest.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Jan Stuart
    Lacking a real actress, director Michael Apted is called upon to fudge the facts and make Slim's ordeal as taut as possible. He gets the job done, but the suspense scenes have a generic fright-by-numbers feel that tell us he's wearing his professional hat and knows it.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Jan Stuart
    88 minutes of desperate gyrations intended to simulate humor.

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