For 749 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jay Carr's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Driving Miss Daisy
Lowest review score: 0 The Skulls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 749
749 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Avalanches are nothing compared to the deadening touch of the stereotyping and audience-insulting simplicities in the scenic but brain-dead Vertical Limit.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Causes one to wish... that movies about the supernatural could make contact with supernatural script doctors.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Maudlin script mars teen love.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    A sodden-looking film.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Trips early and never gets up off the floor.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Mostly a screenful of nothingness.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Larceny at its most labored.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Awful in ways that are just clever enough often enough to make it intermittently watchable.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Stumbles over its own clumsiness until it goes down for the count.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    The images are pretty, and Gene Quintano's screenplay gets everybody from point A to point B, though with no discernible knack for wit or subtlety.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    The problem in The One isn't the black holes in the universe, to which the characters refer at periodic intervals, but the black hole on the screen. The One is a zero.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    It plays like a pilot for what I imagine will be network TV's first all-gay sitcom.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    A fatally insubstantial film.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    It seems endless. It's also unusually crude and stupid, even for an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Takes a vacation from quality.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    A lot of striking pictures in this would-be feminist "Braveheart," but a film that's pretty flat and earthbound because of the limitations of the figure at its center.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Writer and director Tim Disney raises a provocative point about how radical and inconvenient true faith can be.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    A lame little flat liner.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Even allowing for differences in national styles, Kikujiro sprawls and stumbles. It's a road movie that turns into its own detour.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Isn't going to be a contender
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Strenuously as it tries, and pulse-poundingly successful as the embassy rescue scene is, Rules of Engagement never engages us.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    What the Hughes brothers have come up with is, to borrow another phrase from that bygone age, a penny dreadful.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Such an utter piece of fluff so conceptually barren it might as well be a music video.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Blurs the line between black comedy and black hole.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    It's a lame and painfully overextended satire of homophobia.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Consumerism is running more amok than ever, but this satire of it isn't.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Sitting through it is like waking up on Christmas morning to find a stockingful of styrofoam.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    See Spot Run isn't solely responsible for the dumbing down of movies, but it's part of the dismal phenomenon.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Full of atmosphere and visuals, it's empty of anything that really matters.