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 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jay Carr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A Time for Drunken Horses
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 752
752 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The kind of film that could easily be undone by its own high-minded ambitions and dissolve in a pall of uplift. But it stays the course and gives the season two of its notable performances.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Everything you could want in a sequel. It satisfyingly regenerates the characters and qualities that made the first film so popular. And then it moves them forward into newer, fresher, more elaborate, more involving territory.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A clever, affectionate, and entertaining holiday snack for sci-fi fans. Falling somewhere between slick and cheesy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The same underdog formulas and sunny disposition that turned it into an unexpected Thai box-office hit should win it friends here, too.
    • Boston Globe
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Both a lovingly crafted remembrance of things past and a deliberate broadening and darkening of the canvas Levinson previously filled in "Diner," "Tin Men," and "Avalon."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The film not only works better than expected but gets the important things right, starting, of course, with Zellweger's Bridget and Bridget's mind-set.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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
    It has a few laughs, but it also has a lot of dead air, and barely any plot at all. In sporting terms, it's no home run.
    • Boston Globe
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Ali
    Ali, in short, is far from a seamless success, but it does get the big things right and it respects a subject who commands respect.
    • Boston Globe
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A gritty, immediate, down-and-dirty satire with a down-and-dirty look.
    • Boston Globe
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The reason Bread and Roses works as well as it does is that as didactic as it sometimes gets, its heart is always bigger than its ideology.
    • Boston Globe
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A Knight's Tale, will either repel you or win you over. It won me over.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Gives three first-rate actors a chance to stretch, and they do.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The film is almost as shaky as the science, but Nichols knows how to get the most out of what amounts to a one-joke comedy, and Bening works virtual miracles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Charming and, compared with most Hollywood films like it, refreshing.
    • Boston Globe
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    In style and story line, the film is daring in its simplicity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    As luminous as the star presence at its center. It's at once a touching teacher movie and an even more touching love story.
    • Boston Globe
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Spielberg has said that in their collaboration, cut short by Kubrick's death, Kubrick had opened his heart as never before. Although the fingerprint of each is upon A.I, there are times when the prints are blurred and merged. And this film will blur the hitherto distinctive profiles of each.
    • Boston Globe
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Cruise will never be a master thespian, but there's no one better at putting across the charisma of control, and the opening sequence of ''Report'' is an astonishingly fluid demonstration of his gifts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Titanic is a big-budget spectacle and director Cameron brings it off with high-tech bravura, placing us aboard the ship in real time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Begins with that invigoratingly nervy and imaginative buzz. But its chic indictment of empty materialist values fizzles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Distress of Parents is a real pleasure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    May not be deep, but it certainly is lip-smacking.
    • Boston Globe
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The coolest animation in town.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's flawed, but it's also rich. And how many films make you feel that you and the filmmaker are following the course of a dream?
    • Boston Globe
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The film never quite hits a sure-footed stride. The fictional love story stays fictional. But ''Pearl Harbor'' delivers the main event.
    • Boston Globe
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    In a dismal summer for movies, Osmosis Jones is a fresh breath of foul air.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Washington and the others score in this predictable but rousing film where the big victory is over attitudes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    You won't see a more humane and delicately moving riff this year on the theme of getting clean.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The gusto in the flying bullets, the fleeing lovers, and the flowing music will make you want to hang around until the party is over.

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