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 Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?
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
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As full of joy as pain, it's a perspective we need to see more often.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As funny as it is sharp.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    fully devotes itself to painting a family portrait seldom allowed such rich cinematic detail.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Where Wiseman excelled in respecting the broad rhythms and pure storytelling of the ring, Chang's new documentary focuses on the stories of three boxers and weaves them into a compelling narrative that rivals anything Hollywood could script.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Ride it out, and you will find the rewards modest but meaningful.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    One of the most compelling films the Holocaust has yet produced.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    A rousing, sometimes funny, frequently depressing documentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    A poignant, all-too-common tale of casual abuse in a workplace that is candidly labeled "better than most."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Miller is certainly faithful to the spirit of Rendell's psychologically probing, class-dissecting novels, even if his probing doesn't go nearly as deep and his storytelling isn't as compelling.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    A semiserious documentary about a cult of performance art that until recently was never meant to be taken seriously.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Serves up enough action and passion to stay afloat, but at the end of the day it's just not the perfect ride those earlier films were.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    An invitation to see something a little less pretty, and potentially more enduring.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    At the very least, some of the answers and observations offered up in this hybrid documentary/drama/thesis project will surprise you.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    Even when its wires are showing, the movie's soul is always evident.
    • 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.

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