For 770 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 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jay Carr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Chuck & Buck
Lowest review score: 0 The Skulls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 770
770 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The kind of film that could easily be undone by its own high-minded ambitions and dissolve in a pall of uplift. But it stays the course and gives the season two of its notable performances.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    In style and story line, the film is daring in its simplicity.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Plays like a college version of ''When Harry Met Sally.''
    • Boston Globe
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    As each scientist chronicles his or her story, one is impressed by the place that unswerving motivation and determination has assumed in the work.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A zestful genre outing, and then some, right up its final overkill.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A little Hitchcock and some good Psycho fun at the beach.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Although there's a certain connect-the-dots quality to the storytelling, there's no denying the care and craftsmanship that Gardos has brought to her debut film.
    • Boston Globe
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It isn't afraid to genuflect to heroes and heroism and has everything it needs to connect with the resurgence of patriotism after Sept. 11.
    • Boston Globe
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The sweetly enticing Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire repays the bit of patience it asks.
    • Boston Globe
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Structural shortcomings and all -- gives a neglected giant of African independence his due.
    • Boston Globe
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Puts the fun back into going to Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. He said he'd be back, and he is.
    • Boston Globe
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    [Verhoeven's] cold, slick, funny, high-powered movie is informed by a humanism this genre almost always abandons in its chase after vigilante splat. [17 Jul 1987]
    • Boston Globe
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Suggests a summit meeting between ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' it has a decided charm of its own.
    • Boston Globe
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Titanic is a big-budget spectacle and director Cameron brings it off with high-tech bravura, placing us aboard the ship in real time.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It is Close's performance that gives the movie its oomph and will leave adults with smiles as wide as the kids'.
    • Boston Globe
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Give your brain the night off, and Myers will make you smile too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It plays like Scorsese's ``After Hours,'' but for higher stakes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's a surprisingly sweet underdog immigrant coming-of-age story set in 1961. [24 Oct 1997]
    • Boston Globe
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The triumph of La Cienaga lies in Martel's way of fashioning the kind of ensemble performance that draws us in by convincing us we're watching behavior, not acting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Black comedy and film noir are around one another smartly and wickedly in Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave, a tense, twisty Scottish-made thriller that's going to break out of Glasgow in a big way. [24 Feb 1995]
    • Boston Globe
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    There are three main reasons for seeing Someone Like You - Ashley Judd, Ashley Judd, and Ashley Judd.
    • Boston Globe
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Somewhat sanitized but gorgeous Americana, with another impressive turn by McTeer.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Washington and the others score in this predictable but rousing film where the big victory is over attitudes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Charming and, compared with most Hollywood films like it, refreshing.
    • Boston Globe
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The Lost Boys is schlock, but it's juicy schlock. [31 Jul 1987, p.34]
    • Boston Globe
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Miller is going to take some heat for making this new film inhabit a cruel world. But better that than sugarcoating the story. He's found a way to recycle a popular film - choppily perhaps, episodically perhaps, but provocatively. [25 Nov 1998, p.C1]
    • Boston Globe
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A solidly crafted, suspensefully written, powerfully acted little juggernaut.
    • Boston Globe

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