Jay Weissberg
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For 42 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 68% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jay Weissberg's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Timbuktu
Lowest review score: 10 Another Me
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
42 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Jay Weissberg
    The script, co-written by vet Mardik Martin, is pedestrian, and the mise-en-scene, striving hard for a classic Hollywood look, lacks grandeur, notwithstanding impressive location work.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Jay Weissberg
    Sure, some of these dames and geezers are fun, and it’s heartening to see them pushing themselves for what’s likely their last expedition, yet Gaynes forgets that even schmaltz needs salt and pepper.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jay Weissberg
    Only a curmudgeon would deny the pic its moments of clean, wholly predictable fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Jay Weissberg
    The adaptation lacks a strong enough sense of modulated construction, making for a tedious sit. One of the biggest problems, though, is the performances.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jay Weissberg
    It’s as if the director can’t decide what he wants: to chronicle the disintegration of a family, or to take a magnifying glass to a woman whose mania overwhelms all rational thought.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Jay Weissberg
    Curry’s interest is in obsession, not Libya, yet surely a corrective is needed, and dressing up a nation’s collapse as if it were an American triumph smacks of the same willful delusion as George W. Bush’s “mission accomplished.”
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jay Weissberg
    Assaults are filmed in ubiquitous slow-mo to better register the way bodies are thrown into the air. It’s all rather confusing, actually, since the monochromatic tonalities and weak script, lacking in any comprehensible battle strategy, tend to meld the two sides together.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Jay Weissberg
    When does an exercise in style become a wearying ADD slog through blood-splattered pseudo-Freudian nonsense? When it’s The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Jay Weissberg
    Even for sci-fi, some logic has to enter the plot, which also needs to be devoid of major holes if it’s not to fall into ridiculousness, and that, unfortunately, is where Automata lies.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Jay Weissberg
    A low-budget potboiler with an overblown score not loud enough to drown out the hackneyed dialogue.

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