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

Jay Carr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Being John Malkovich
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 749
749 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    What you're not prepared for in Marziyeh Meshkini's astonishing debut film is the way its central image instantly leaps into the pantheon of world cinema with a rightness and an urgency that glue your eyes to the screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    He's (Dafoe) the stuff bad dreams are made of. He's also the best movie vampire since Schreck's original. He deserves a bloody Oscar.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Plays like a dislocated version of ''Death in Venice,'' but in a dryer, higher climate that features exponentially more firepower.
    • Boston Globe
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    It's a meditation on life and death, but it's less somber and more light-handed, subtle, and mischievously funny.
    • Boston Globe
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    The film's triumph - and it is a triumph - in the end rests on the ability of Hrebejk and his actors to convince us that they never stop being normal people.
    • Boston Globe
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Such moral outrage, apart from the artistry in which it is embedded, tells us that the forces of change are stirring in Iran.
    • Boston Globe
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Richly compelling.
    • Boston Globe
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Richly textured, beautifully acted.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    A miracle of data retrieval as the grown schoolchildren are measured against their footage from the earlier films.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    As a flawed but lovably lionhearted woman, Barrymore triumphantly comes of age as an actress.
    • Boston Globe
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    As bloody as any recent film. But it's shot through with a harsh, stony humor that's invigorating enough to be regarded as a slap back at death.
    • Boston Globe
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Like its subject, Pollock is a messy creation, but one whose depth of commitment and high attack keeps it on track.
    • Boston Globe
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    The film is rightfully carried by Nico and Dani and under Gay's artful helmsmanship it's carried with remarkable sympathy and believability.
    • Boston Globe
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Warm, smart, and funny!
    • Boston Globe
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    An upsetting landmark. Don't take the children.
    • Boston Globe
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    The kind of richly layered film that Hollywood seldom attempts, much less brings off. But it's more than brought off here in grand, solid style and beautifully crafted detail.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Delightful and original, the film conjures up a corner of Paris distinct and specific, yet fairy-tale fanciful.
    • Boston Globe
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    There's nothing paltry about its poultry.
    • Boston Globe
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Souffle-light and airily playful.
    • Boston Globe
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Nicholson, Hunt, and Kinnear will win you over as they turn the film into a valentine to New York's walking wounded.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    From start to finish there's a shimmer of discovery about it - our discovery of it, Coppola's discovery of how much she can do.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Hollywood filmmaking at its best, brimming over with feeling, texture, spirit, and several kinds of keenness that transmute experience into big pop myth.
    • Boston Globe
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    As savage and as epic as film gets.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    It's the kind of romantic comedy that doesn't cheapen the word ''heartwarming.''
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    You walk out amazed and refreshed by the way it kicks the assumptions out from under the genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    Smart, unpredictable, and alive with the energies of actors who clearly are enjoying being stretched by their material.
    • Boston Globe
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    A tender genuflection to the women's energies that keep that spinning world from keeling over.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    It's lively, edgy, full of zigs and zags, juicy performances, and offbeat fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    If you thought ''Moulin Rouge,'' or, for that matter, ''Tommy,'' was trippy, Hedwig, with its glorious convergence of material and performer, will show you what you've been missing.
    • Boston Globe
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jay Carr
    It's slick, sleek, and stylish, and if it doesn't quite redefine cool, it certainly offers a snazzy update.
    • Boston Globe