For 38 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jay Boyar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 25 The Net
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
38 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 37 Jay Boyar
    It's a fairly intriguing (and, surprisingly non-exploitative) premise, but director/co-writer Ernest R. Dickerson is lost when it comes to devising situations that would suggest what goes on inside his characters' heads. These people are all exactly what they appear to be on the surface, which isn't very involving. [17 Jan 1992, p.20]
    • Orlando Sentinel
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Jay Boyar
    The problem is that producer-turned-director Irwin Winkler (Night and the City, Guilty by Suspicion) simply has no idea what he's doing. I take that back. He knows what a producer ought to know: how to latch onto a hot topic and a hot star. Winkler also appears to have picked up enough from the directors he has worked with to give his film a certain second-hand slickness.

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