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 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 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 749
749 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Turbo-charged wallbanger with the IQ of a tire iron. But it jumps off the screen with the mindless panache of a good bad movie.
    • Boston Globe
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    May not be deep, but it certainly is lip-smacking.
    • Boston Globe
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Magnolia is "Short Cuts" with hope. It's my kind of mess.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    ''The Silence of the Lambs'' was a classic; Hannibal is only a good movie of its type.
    • Boston Globe
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A powerful and surehandedly crafted depth charge of a movie.
    • Boston Globe
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It hasn't got a brain in its body, but it's fun to watch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A zestful genre outing, and then some, right up its final overkill.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's a sunny, funny, fittingly cartoony blend of computer-generated 3-D representations of the flying squirrel and his pal the moose with actors.
    • Boston Globe
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Suggests a summit meeting between ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' it has a decided charm of its own.
    • Boston Globe
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Risks seeming too earnestly therapeutic for its own good. But what makes My First Mister a successful feature directing debut for Lahti is the emotional veracity it summons.
    • Boston Globe
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Boldly goes where Hollywood rarely treads: into the passionate, intense, and complex world of girls at the point in their lives when self-discovery is combined with enormous vulnerability.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A clever, affectionate, and entertaining holiday snack for sci-fi fans. Falling somewhere between slick and cheesy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Not only reminds us that there's a little larceny in all of us, it reminds us how much fun it can be to commune with our inner thieves.
    • Boston Globe
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Good clean dirty fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Begins with that invigoratingly nervy and imaginative buzz. But its chic indictment of empty materialist values fizzles.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The kind of film you've got to admire simply for the way it squares its shoulders and plunges into a message of unfashionable idealism.
    • Boston Globe
    • 29 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Plays like a college version of ''When Harry Met Sally.''
    • Boston Globe
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The coolest animation in town.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The last word in good-time mayhem.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's often corny, but it's never boring, and it'll sweep you up in its momentum if you give it a chance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The film never drags, but one of the enjoyable things about it is its way of taking its time letting us get to know and savor the characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    This engaging ensemble comedy that could have been called ''Father Doesn't Know Best.''
    • Boston Globe
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A smartly crafted throwback to the gritty Manhattan crime melodramas of the '40s .
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A Knight's Tale, will either repel you or win you over. It won me over.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    There's nothing major here, certainly nothing on the order of my favorite among Allen's retro workouts of the past decade, ''Bullets Over Broadway.'' But it's entertaining all the same.
    • Boston Globe
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A surprisingly warm and engaging entertainment - brassy, schmaltzy, funny.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A solidly crafted, suspensefully written, powerfully acted little juggernaut.
    • Boston Globe
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Shadow Magic isn't interested in psychology or character study. It's a series of tableaux and on that level succeeds admirably.
    • Boston Globe
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    This is a sizzling, invigorating Hamlet.
    • Boston Globe
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Just what Gooding needed to restart his stalled career.