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

Janice Page's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 88 The Nazi Officer's Wife
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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    It is at least an "experience" that has to be labeled exhilarating.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Actually an above-average farce, at least as featherweight chick flicks go.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Ride it out, and you will find the rewards modest but meaningful.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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
    A poignant, all-too-common tale of casual abuse in a workplace that is candidly labeled "better than most."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    It needs only to entertain. And that it does thoroughly, leaving us both charmed and enriched without feeling very preached at. Praise be.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    The cast is up to the challenges of that arc, but the plot doesn't always keep them afloat.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    With more character development this might have been an eerie thriller; with better payoffs, it could have been a thinking man's monster movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.''
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    The most disturbing thing about this grass-roots-inspired extreme-wrestling documentary by Paul Hough is how much worse you expect the violence to be.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Though it never rises to its full potential as a film, still offers a great deal of insight into the female condition and the timeless danger of emotions repressed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    The movie's heart is in the right place, but all its messages of tolerance might resonate better if the Spanish-accented pirate didn't get drawn with a gold tooth and the turban-wearing Khalil wasn't an opportunistic rug merchant.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Would have benefited from putting a wider lens on the man and his detractors.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    No sophisticated dance, but it moves about with an open heart. And hey, it's at least as funny as that Greek thing.
    • 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.