For 752 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jay Carr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Apocalypse Now
Lowest review score: 0 The Skulls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 752
752 movie reviews
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    The tame, confused script eventually sinks the film, although Field shows skill directing actors.
    • Boston Globe
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Isn't even worth a glance.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Trips early and never gets up off the floor.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Never having decided whether it wants to be comedy or a sentimental hand-wringer, it tries to be both and winds up being neither.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Stumbles over its own clumsiness until it goes down for the count.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Full of atmosphere and visuals, it's empty of anything that really matters.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Consumerism is running more amok than ever, but this satire of it isn't.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    A fatally insubstantial film.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Hits mostly flat notes, then a few really sour ones.
    • Boston Globe
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    It plays like a pilot for what I imagine will be network TV's first all-gay sitcom.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Isn't going to be a contender
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Blurs the line between black comedy and black hole.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • Boston Globe
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    The screenplay, with its relentlessly schematic characters saying relentlessly schematic things, is so moronic that it makes you long for a documentary on the real Cape League.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Meretricious without being entertaining, it's an easy game -- and an easier film -- to sit out.
    • Boston Globe
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Offers little in the way of pleasure, even to its target audience -- the easily pleased and undemanding.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Takes a vacation from quality.
    • 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.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Berlinger has approached Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 with intelligence and even a bit of thematic heft. But, frankly, the cheap thrill is gone.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Sadly unworthy of Douglas.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Awful in ways that are just clever enough often enough to make it intermittently watchable.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Mostly a screenful of nothingness.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Maudlin script mars teen love.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • Boston Globe
    • 15 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Isn't as funny as it is crude, and isn't as crude as it is labored.
    • Boston Globe
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    It seems endless. It's also unusually crude and stupid, even for an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Jay Carr
    Causes one to wish... that movies about the supernatural could make contact with supernatural script doctors.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • Boston Globe

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