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 You Can Count on Me
Lowest review score: 0 The Skulls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 752
752 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    The B-movie is still very much with us.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    It's too psychically flat and dramatically inert. Instead of reinvigorating a Hollywood classic, Burton only takes it to camp.
    • Boston Globe
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    More machine than mean, although it's anything but a smoothly running operation.
    • Boston Globe
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    She's (Dunst) the big reason the film rises above instantly rejectable formula to campy pop.
    • Boston Globe
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Conspicuously short on the kind of texture that makes us feel we're watching real people living real lives.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    A flimsy sister act.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    'Trainspotting'' Lite.
    • Boston Globe
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Any ESPN commercial at all leaves it in the dust when it comes to imaginative firepower.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    You'll laugh at Bones a lot more often than you'll be scared by it, assuming you'll be scared at all.
    • Boston Globe
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Dramatically speaking, The Caveman's Valentine is a dead end.
    • Boston Globe
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Blew its chance to be an epic drug opera. It's only nostril-deep.
    • Boston Globe
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    There's a whole lotta latex goin' on. The trouble is that not enough else is going on.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Supposed to be a cheeky little lark but instead runs a narrow gamut from labored to aimless.
    • Boston Globe
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    About everything is big in The 13th Warrior except the writing, which is microscopic.
    • Boston Globe
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Has more ambition than the usual serial killer film, but curiously less urgency.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Although dated, it's not a bad musical.
    • Boston Globe
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    What saves it is that it's lighter than mousse and is animated by a handful of engaging performers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    There's nothing really wrong with Agnes Browne, except a tendency to take a few easy, convenient outs.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Efficient, but in the end quite pedestrian.
    • Boston Globe
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    It's too fragmented and diffuse to ever bring its parts together in any really satisfying manner.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    The characters, in short, are never given enough dimension, enough chance to develop the individual tics and eccentricities on which this kind of comedy thrives.
    • Boston Globe
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    In the end, it's much ado about not very much, certainly not enough to catapult Bass into a film career, but probably enough to satisfy 'N Sync fans.
    • Boston Globe
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    As it is, Behind Enemy Lines will satisfy only those in search of a rousingly, if simplistically, patriotic bloodbath.
    • Boston Globe
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Disappoints.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Takes on provocative and stimulating subject matter, but can't bring it into satisfying dramatic focus, stranding three strong actors who are superior to their material.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Lots of sex, but little joy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Seems embalmed in its own time, an earnest and handsomely crafted museum piece, not an urgent transposition of Miller's moral outrage to the new century.
    • Boston Globe
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    This good-hearted but undersupplied ensemble piece is only appetizer-deep.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Despite a few tangy black comic moments, Lucky Numbers' is bummer theater.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Rich as it looks, it lacks the feverishness of Goya's art.

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