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

Jay Carr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Good Will Hunting
Lowest review score: 0 The Skulls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 749
749 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The last word in good-time mayhem.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Intoxicating fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A powerful and surehandedly crafted depth charge of a movie.
    • Boston Globe
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It plays like Scorsese's ``After Hours,'' but for higher stakes.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    As generic as its title, but two things enable it to land: the basic likability of Mark Wahlberg as the wannabe protagonist, and the contagious energies in the rock concert sequences.
    • Boston Globe
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Too quick to uncritically and unthinkingly accept its subject's rollickingly self-mythologizing take on himself.
    • Boston Globe
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A little Hitchcock and some good Psycho fun at the beach.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Give your brain the night off, and Myers will make you smile too.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    ''The Silence of the Lambs'' was a classic; Hannibal is only a good movie of its type.
    • Boston Globe
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Somewhat sanitized but gorgeous Americana, with another impressive turn by McTeer.
    • Boston Globe
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's a charmer.
    • Boston Globe
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's the kind of movie you can settle into, secure in the expectation that you can steal from it more than a little vintage Allen fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A sleek little poison pill of a movie.
    • Boston Globe
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    I'd take a chance on it anyway, even if it stumbles and loses its way.
    • Boston Globe
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Isn't always on the money, but when it is, it really is.
    • Boston Globe
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Whaley's self-effacing but strongly etched and wrenchingly effective film.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Made of a serene dynamite that's all but unknown to American film audiences.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's a snazzy, smartly made, and even hip little scarefest. As a jump-start to Halloween, it's all you could hope for.
    • Boston Globe
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    There's almost too much there, but the three-hour-plus film permits the kind of detailing that not only brings the storytelling to life, but sometimes persuades us we're breathing to its rhythms.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Risks seeming too earnestly therapeutic for its own good. But what makes My First Mister a successful feature directing debut for Lahti is the emotional veracity it summons.
    • Boston Globe
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    They're as special as special effects get.
    • Boston Globe
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Shadow Magic isn't interested in psychology or character study. It's a series of tableaux and on that level succeeds admirably.
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    You can't help cheering on Shallow Hal. That and the fact that it's not at all politically correct. It's something better. It's big-hearted, and it's funny.
    • Boston Globe
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Go
    "Pulp Fiction" wannabes don't get much slicker or edgier than Go.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    There's nothing major here, certainly nothing on the order of my favorite among Allen's retro workouts of the past decade, ''Bullets Over Broadway.'' But it's entertaining all the same.
    • Boston Globe
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Good clean dirty fun.
    • 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