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 I'm the One That I Want
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 752
752 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    (Washington's is) an astonishing performance, partly because it's so devoid of histrionics, and it has Oscar nomination written all over it.
    • Boston Globe
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Wrestling gets in America's face and Blaustein gets in wrestling's face. It's a fascinating tango.
    • Boston Globe
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Enough originality and emotional weight to keep you engrossed even when it lapses into some pretty standard moves at the end.
    • Boston Globe
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    One of the most warmly beguiling romantic comedies the Southern Hemisphere has sent our way in ages.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A big, handsome throwback to star-powered historical costume movies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The film's flaws seem unimportant, and it passes the big test, making you want to find out what happens to these characters, even when what does happen is predictable.
    • Boston Globe
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It offers pleasures of a kind that fewer and fewer films even seem to remember, much less aspire to.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A gritty, immediate, down-and-dirty satire with a down-and-dirty look.
    • Boston Globe
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A small film and, ultimately, a satisfying one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A sleek little poison pill of a movie.
    • Boston Globe
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Filled with affection and verve and will do very nicely until the next shipment of Latin jazz comes along.
    • Boston Globe
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's all glossy urban fairy-tale stuff, laid on with style to spare, given added resonance by a mini-pantheon of French movie goddesses.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Hurls its Holocaust at us in a series of justifiably horrific images.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A long, warm, satisfying farewell encounter.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Goes soft in the end, but not ruinously so. Meanwhile, its loose cannons bounce off one another deliciously.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's rare that a crime movie achieves such emotional complexity, but this one is smartly layered.
    • Boston Globe
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Mother's peace crusade ennobles Irish Town.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Gallo has delivered a clever suspense comedy that, thanks to a taut script, creative direction, and first-rate performances from its leads, gives Double Take more weight than one would expect from a genre crowd-pleaser.
    • Boston Globe
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's one of the few films that persuades you that it went out to meet the war and bring it to us with verisimilitude.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Intoxicating fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    I can't imagine anyone not feeling entertained by Happy, Texas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    I'd take a chance on it anyway, even if it stumbles and loses its way.
    • Boston Globe
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Branagh and Love's Labour's Lost all but will themselves into liftoff. They achieve it, and in doing so, they somehow make it right to our pleasure centers with their generous embrace of stardust and pizazz.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Is a chamber romance, in that there's nothing grand or sweeping about it, but it's got all the style it needs to go with those glorious Tuscan settings.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The performances are disarming and Mumford is the kind of comedy that grows on you if you give it a chance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A deft, elegant, melancholy tapestry of flawed outreach, and the big reason it succeeds is Podeswa's courage in dispensing with a lot of exposition and trusting the audience - and the faces of the actors - to fill a lot of what otherwise would be gaps.
    • Boston Globe
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A little Hitchcock and some good Psycho fun at the beach.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Give it a chance and you'll probably share the cast's collective impulse to dive in and embrace it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Avoids the potentially suffocating pall of uplift hovering over its quite exhilarating story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Movingly recounts a hitherto untold story in the voices of the people who lived it.
    • Boston Globe

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