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 Born on the Fourth of July
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 752
752 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Efficient, but in the end quite pedestrian.
    • Boston Globe
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    If you liked the earlier ''Mummy,'' you'll probably like this one. In fact, at many points you'll probably think you are watching the earlier one.
    • Boston Globe
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    This good-hearted but undersupplied ensemble piece is only appetizer-deep.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    A sweet, visually handsome sermon, but it's too dramatically bland to convert even the converted.
    • Boston Globe
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Disappoints.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    It seems more a geek show than a slab of marketing wizardry.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    This one is nearly as bad as it gets, suggesting that all the wrong people were wielding the sledgehammers here.
    • Boston Globe
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Intermittently engaging but inescapably overextended.
    • Boston Globe
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Seems to be going through a series of motions so obviously virtual that it makes you wish that the filmmakers had stayed away from the computer keyboards entirely and stuck with the rotting tape look.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    A climactic explosion is too obviously a rigged gunpowder charge, and it becomes a metaphor for the film's mistake of diminishing the frantic motion that kept things fizzy and fun.
    • Boston Globe
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Cries out for the brisk pacing of a Sturges or a Wilder. As is, it's too lumpish, languid, and lukewarm to hit even the guilty pleasure zone.
    • Boston Globe
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Doesn't so much strike a lot of sour notes as fail to strike the right ones.
    • Boston Globe
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    In both senses of the word, American Psycho wastes its women.
    • Boston Globe
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    A film that begins with a train wreck and then, figuratively speaking, becomes one.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Hell itself is going to hell in Sandler's new comedy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    About everything is big in The 13th Warrior except the writing, which is microscopic.
    • Boston Globe
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Don't Say a Word can be thought of as a case of Dial B for Boring.
    • Boston Globe
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Isolated offbeat moments aside, The Mexican mostly fires blanks.
    • Boston Globe
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    The film musical is at the moment an even more devitalized art form than the Broadway musical. But Moulin Rouge doesn't revive it. It only rearranges the bones.
    • Boston Globe
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    A high-impact, high-powered mess that raises the bar for over-the-topness.
    • Boston Globe
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    There are many things that Better Than Sex is better than, although sex is not among them. It is better than a root canal, an IRS audit, or a rained-out ballgame.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Beverly D'Angelo, Rufus Sewell, Georgina Cates, Leo Bassi - tumble with zest through a daisy chain of sexual capers. But while warmly energized, their carryings-on also seem a little generic.
    • Boston Globe
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    More machine than mean, although it's anything but a smoothly running operation.
    • Boston Globe
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Might give you a few decorating ideas if you happen to have been wondering about a home bomb shelter, but it's a thriller that doesn't thrill.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    The best thing about the new film of H.G. Wells's The Time Machine is the machine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Rich as it looks, it lacks the feverishness of Goya's art.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Lots of sex, but little joy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Jay Carr
    Bait ends up seeming pretty wormy.
    • Boston Globe

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