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

Janice Page's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 88 Grisbi (re-release)
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
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As full of joy as pain, it's a perspective we need to see more often.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    One of the most compelling films the Holocaust has yet produced.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Writer-director Im Sang Soo's coolly stylized political satire doesn't provide a lot of answers, unfortunately, but it does show how the future of a nation might turn on a few drunken insults thrown around at a high-level dinner party.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    One of the smartest things Kaplan does, besides getting talented Boston folk singer Catie Curtis to contribute to the soundtrack, is hang around long enough to see how this three-headed relationship plays out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    In Mongolian Ping Pong the point is to look under the majestic vistas and see value in ordinary things -- ping-pong balls included.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Combines an insider's perspective with what can only be described as gutsy cinematography.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    You buy "fair - trade" coffee; you assume you're being socially responsible. But now, along comes Black Gold to tell you that all fair-trade coffee is not created equal, and that Ethiopia, the "birthplace of coffee" and home of some of the world's best beans, may be getting the least fair shake of all.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    It takes a special first-time director to stick her neck out, personally as well as professionally. As much as anything else, The Cats of Mirikitani is a testament to good breeding.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    It's fair to say that a meaner documentary might have packed more punch. But it's hard to imagine Michael Moore turning out anything that feels as pleasantly nourishing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    This Earth doesn't really have anything new to say, but it does present some newly entertaining ways of saying it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    A movie that entertains and enlightens without being preachy - in fact, most of its beliefs are strenuously ambiguous; that’s a key part of the joke.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Maybe the redemptions offered are simplistic in the context of this place, but they make for a dramatic (if heavily foreshadowed) conclusion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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