For 149 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Janice Page's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 88 In the Mirror of Maya Deren
Lowest review score: 12 Alone in the Dark
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 149
  2. Negative: 32 out of 149
149 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    Roughly translated, Touchez pas au Grisbi means ''don't touch the loot.'' But in literal terms, this film version of Albert Simonin's blockbuster really couldn't care less who ends up with the cash.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    Intimidated by the words "avant-garde film"? Then hand yourself over, without reservation, to the skills of documentarian Martina Kudlacek and her astonishingly accessible primer, In the Mirror of Maya Deren.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    One of the most compelling films the Holocaust has yet produced.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As full of joy as pain, it's a perspective we need to see more often.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As casually insensitive and careless as you might expect from a film of this era, but it's also surprisingly crafty about finding ways to incite discussion
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    A definitive, low-tech stomping of every sci-fi clone that has sprung up in the original's wake.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    Adults should find its simmering drama at least as compelling as teens will, even if parental figures are only slightly more present here than in a " Peanuts" comic strip.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    It's practically a primer on how to rework a literary classic into an impressively restrained movie with something fresh and intelligent to say.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    A rousing, sometimes funny, frequently depressing documentary.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    Even when its wires are showing, the movie's soul is always evident.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As funny as it is sharp.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    Tamblyn's surprisingly measured performance commands attention.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    A well-crafted, bravely revealing little film that could be considered essential education for baseball fans. It's just a bonus that the documentary is so entertaining.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    What’s on camera is both damning and expertly assembled, a filmmaking effort worthy of standing with 2009’s Oscar-winning documentary about dolphin abuse, “The Cove.”
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    An invitation to see something a little less pretty, and potentially more enduring.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    fully devotes itself to painting a family portrait seldom allowed such rich cinematic detail.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Maybe the redemptions offered are simplistic in the context of this place, but they make for a dramatic (if heavily foreshadowed) conclusion.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    If there's one image that sums up the filmmaking style of Takashi Miike, it's the close-up of a bubbling hot pot on the family dinner table.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Isn't just a feel-good movie; it's a feel-good-and-righteous movie. And audiences will forgive its flaws.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    May not be as dramatic as Roman Polanski's ''The Pianist,'' but its compassionate spirit soars every bit as high.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    The film's unhurried pace is actually one of its strengths. Entirely appropriately, the tale unfolds like a lazy summer afternoon and concludes with the crisp clarity of a fall dawn. That's not just a farm movie, that's life.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    This is a ride, a video game, a soundtrack -- unapologetic and clearly labeled as such. It has no middle speed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    The film means to provoke a closer look at the faces of good and evil. It questions whether we really live in a world that can be divided neatly into black hats and white hats.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    The best that can be said of the men in Coline Serreau's Chaos is that some of them are pimps.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    These children are indeed the faces of war. It's just harder to recognize them because they're the ones someone cared enough to save.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Because Manito is really just an opera without the violins or Viking hats, you probably don't need to have everything spelled out. Its Spanish-English script is secondary to the universal language and timeless drama of family, community, dreams made and dreams dashed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    As rich and literary a work as you might expect.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Lively and beautiful filmmaking. It may leave you scratching your head, but it shouldn't leave you cold.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    What's unique about this documentary is that it grips history with both hands, shakes it, examines it, and exits with the entire wrinkled contents bravely in tow.