For 753 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jay Carr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Last September
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 753
753 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    It epitomizes the kind of high-profile bloodshed we now expect to herald the hazy, lazy, blockbuster-fixated days of summer.
    • Boston Globe
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    It's a ponderous but not unenjoyable comedy.
    • Boston Globe
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Isn't what you'd call a probing film, but it's a slick and savvy one.
    • Boston Globe
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    It's a small film, and a far from perfect one, but it allows her (Theron) to extend her range as no previous role has done.
    • Boston Globe
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    As cumbersome as most films in this subgenre, Angelina Jolie makes it watchable.
    • Boston Globe
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Could have been a classy thriller. But all the Aramaic in the world can't save it from its own pounding slickness.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    For all its handsomeness, the movie reveals a few cobwebs beginning to gather at the conceptual edges of the Disney animations.
    • Boston Globe
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    2000 isn't about nobility and humility; saving the planet from evil collectors is what sells video games.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Needs less down-to-earth flavor and more unearthly force.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    The film keeps being yanked back from nothingness by this or that clever sendup, delivered by a small army of invigorated performers who seem to push off from one another's energy levels.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Many of the film's images will prove more than some viewers can take.
    • Boston Globe
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Sweetly earnest little drama.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    At least Dragonfly isn't contemptible or altogether dismissible. But it doesn't use Costner well, and it even more unforgivably wastes Kathy Bates.
    • Boston Globe
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    The Shipping News is good news, but not as good as it could have been.
    • Boston Globe
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    What makes it worth sitting through is the chance it offers to catch up on the technical advances since the last installment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Has everything you want in a supernatural thriller except thrills.
    • Boston Globe
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    I'm not sure that I really want to see "Scream 3,'" but Craven, Williamson, and the screamers certainly bring this one off by not only slapping all their cards on the table, but insisting we admire the way they play them.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Sinks under the weight of its ever more inescapably apparent contrivance, and its forced parallels to ''Lear.''
    • Boston Globe
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Runs out of helium and lands pretty heavily after its airy beginning.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Agreeable eye candy and ear candy, but it's too slight to reach as deep as it thinks it wants to reach.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    While the appeal of Guinevere is decidedly intermittent, it's there, and the acting is right on the money.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Botches the chance to delve into the personality of a complex, alluring, and free-spirited woman.
    • Boston Globe
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    It's warmer and fuzzier than the first film, though every bit as tedious.
    • Boston Globe
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    A slight but diverting series of set pieces.
    • Boston Globe
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Isn't much more than ''Baise-Moi'' in business suits as they deconstruct sisterhood with an expense account, but their duets sizzle.
    • Boston Globe
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    It keeps its promise to throw an hour and a half of lively entertainment at audiences.
    • Boston Globe
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Alan Rudolph's beautifully burnished, heartache-filled evocation of Dorothy Parker and her Algonquin Round Tablemates bites off a bit more than it can spew. But a couple of things make it special. [23 Dec 1994, p.45]
    • Boston Globe
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    Flashdance makes liberal use of jump cuts, strobe lighting and hard-edged, post-punk chic in its dance sequences, it registers as the end product of energy being released by an essentially lyrical temperament. It charms us, makes us want to refrain from scrutinizing it too closely. [31 Jul 1983, p.1]
    • Boston Globe
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    It never really chills you, but then it never insults you, either, and it's more affecting than you expect any film based on a Stephen King novel to be. [22 Oct 1983]
    • Boston Globe
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Jay Carr
    The film is more interesting as a phenomenon than as a movie. [27 Feb 1981]
    • Boston Globe

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