For 761 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 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 761
761 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Washington and the others score in this predictable but rousing film where the big victory is over attitudes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Everything you could want in a sequel. It satisfyingly regenerates the characters and qualities that made the first film so popular. And then it moves them forward into newer, fresher, more elaborate, more involving territory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The gusto in the flying bullets, the fleeing lovers, and the flowing music will make you want to hang around until the party is over.
    • 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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Sweetly macabre charmer.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Brightly sidesteps the cliches that cling to the genre like barnacles and reinvents a lot of the old moves.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Give your brain the night off, and Myers will make you smile too.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    In the end, it's simple warmth and sincerity that make this ensemble piece so disarming.
    • Boston Globe
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    As luminous as the star presence at its center. It's at once a touching teacher movie and an even more touching love story.
    • Boston Globe
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Even when it falls back excessively on coincidence and contrived set pieces, even when it gushes irretrievably over the top in its final act, Washington makes Training Day sizzle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Distress of Parents is a real pleasure.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Isn't always on the money, but when it is, it really is.
    • Boston Globe
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Charming and, compared with most Hollywood films like it, refreshing.
    • Boston Globe
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The reason Bread and Roses works as well as it does is that as didactic as it sometimes gets, its heart is always bigger than its ideology.
    • Boston Globe
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Slightly misshapen and unbalanced, with a few loose ends, a few extraneous dream sequences. But there's something going on all the time.
    • Boston Globe
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Wacky enough and gadget-driven enough to appeal to bored kids looking for fresh energies.
    • Boston Globe
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    They're as special as special effects get.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A babe-athon, pure and simple.
    • 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
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The film never quite hits a sure-footed stride. The fictional love story stays fictional. But ''Pearl Harbor'' delivers the main event.
    • Boston Globe
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Despite its conceptual shortfall, is worth seeing, if only to update yourself on what can emerge from a keyboard these days.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Sequels and fun don't often coincide, but this time they do.
    • Boston Globe
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It plays like Scorsese's ``After Hours,'' but for higher stakes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Frears makes every note count for a lot in this beautifully gauged microcosm of big emotions expressed in small gestures.
    • Boston Globe
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Could have been -- and should have been -- richer and more resonant. It's Hollywood Babylon Lite, only TV movie-deep. But at least it's tangy.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    There are three main reasons for seeing Someone Like You - Ashley Judd, Ashley Judd, and Ashley Judd.
    • Boston Globe
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It's flawed, but it's also rich. And how many films make you feel that you and the filmmaker are following the course of a dream?
    • Boston Globe
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Like a good supermarket tabloid, Time Code grabs - and keeps - our attention.

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