For 150 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 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Janice Page's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 88 Shaolin Soccer
Lowest review score: 12 Alone in the Dark
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 150
  2. Negative: 32 out of 150
150 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Kings of Pastry, goes inside an intense event that few Americans know much about - a kind of tradesmen's Olympics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Has a sultry and complex psychological intent all its own, yet it's reminiscent of some earlier Denis works, including ''Nenette and Boni.''
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    The film is at its best in Utah, both because in David Gribble's exhilarating cinematography we finally get to feel the full power and intoxication of the sport.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    There's an honest, unfiltered quality to what you see and hear.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Meier’s soft touch with the offbeat material is surprisingly mature, to the point of maybe being a bit too reserved.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Janice Page
    A so-so documentary about another fascinating, underreported piece of Harlem history.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Janice Page
    To those filmgoers who wouldn't know Rat Fink from Barton Fink, this reviewer's advice is: Pass. The latest counterculture tribute by Mann, director of 1988's "Comic Book Confidential" and 1999's "Grass," is as proudly silly as it is informative, and it can't help that a critical amount of brand coolness gets lost in the translation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    It's still Black's franchise, though. And part of the problem with this sequel is how little it lets its star just riff with silly abandon, as he did throughout the original.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Whatever blend of fact and fiction is really at work in this latest offering from ''Dog Days" director Ulrich Seidl -- known, by the way, for playing fast and loose with the documentary format -- the irony-laced ''Jesus, You Know" does persuade viewers to sit up and take notice of its inspired conceit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Knowlton has landed on four stories that deserve to be told, and she's told them in a straightforward way that gets the job done, with obvious dedication and love.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    This is just humble, heartwarming storytelling with good acting and lush visuals.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Janice Page
    No one in the film offers a shred of real proof that IBM cheated.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Ironically, Born to Be Wild banks solely on its tameness to captivate and inspire, aided by an upbeat, sometimes incongruous soundtrack.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    What results is both real and surreal, giving and self indulgent. That’s the country we all live in.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Maybe Tattoo is creepy and stylized enough to pull you along anyway, but if you like your thrillers to dig below the familiar epidermis, look elsewhere.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Unusually compelling, even if it's treacly enough to be "The Chorus" in goose step.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Lively and beautiful filmmaking. It may leave you scratching your head, but it shouldn't leave you cold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    What really makes 'The Warrior worthwhile is its indomitable soul.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Inspirational.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    The debut live-action feature of Australian animator Sarah Watt has several other things to recommend it as well, including a black-humored screenplay, realistic performances, eye-catching artwork, and a few creative turns on some well-worn themes.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    If ''Sean" was about conviction and revolution, Following Sean is about ambivalence and resignation. In either case it's pretty easy for a funny-provocative kid to stand out.

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