For 741 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 7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jay Carr's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A Hard Day's Night (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 The Skulls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 95 out of 741
741 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Likable, go-with-the-flow comedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Turbo-charged wallbanger with the IQ of a tire iron. But it jumps off the screen with the mindless panache of a good bad movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A seductively corrosive horror story that also potently suggests the ways war can shatter childhood.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Executed on a pretty broad level, but if characterization is slighted, the ensemble is so rich, with such depth, that every few minutes another juicy turn keeps coming our way to divert us.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Boldly goes where Hollywood rarely treads: into the passionate, intense, and complex world of girls at the point in their lives when self-discovery is combined with enormous vulnerability.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    From beginning to end, it bristles with ironies in classic Eastern European absurdist style.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Part of the reason for the comic surehandedness is the obvious chemistry between Shannon, Ferrell, and director Bruce McCulloch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    What Merchant, Ivory and Co. arrive at is a sort of handsomely illustrated Cliffs Notes version of the novel.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Brightly sidesteps the cliches that cling to the genre like barnacles and reinvents a lot of the old moves.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    While no individual plot strand is vividly compelling, their interplay makes for a hearty and humanistic mix, carried by the performances.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A big, handsome throwback to star-powered historical costume movies.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A clever and satisfyingly abundant entertainment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    There's something elegiac in Redford's spy who knows he's a dinosaur but still has a few moves left.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Starts out as a somewhat weary farce of infidelity, but turns into something a lot more gratifying, namely a comedy of mercy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The kind of film you've got to admire simply for the way it squares its shoulders and plunges into a message of unfashionable idealism.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Has that rarest of qualities in movies that think of themselves as religious. I'm talking about the vision thing. And the ability to make morality entertaining.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Sequels and fun don't often coincide, but this time they do.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    A solid, not to say ironclad, winner in the less than overcrowded family animation arena.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    Magnolia is "Short Cuts" with hope. It's my kind of mess.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    The film's most remarkable achievement, in this culture of clamor, simply may be its decision to keep the volume down, drawing us in as opposed to pummeling us, as most films do.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jay Carr
    It hasn't got a brain in its body, but it's fun to watch.
    • 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.
    • 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.