For 104 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jean Oppenheimer's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Beauty and the Beast (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 104
  2. Negative: 11 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jean Oppenheimer
    Turns out to be more than simply a near-miracle of filmmaking, however; it is also an astonishing work of art, a historical epic that drifts through one's consciousness like a reverie.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jean Oppenheimer
    So enchanting it takes your breath away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jean Oppenheimer
    A riveting movie that's as entertaining as it is socially and politically important.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    While Sollett provided cast members with a detailed breakdown of the story--a kind of narrative guide--he wanted them to improvise their own dialogue based on how they would react to a similar situation in their own lives....The result is quite extraordinary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    So inventive, confident, and accomplished is the production that it's a shock to learn Sliding Doors is the work of a first-time director-screenwriter.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    A gentle, beautifully realized tale of love and intimacy...It moved me to tears.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    Emotionally gripping from start to finish, the movie presents an electrifying and unforgettable look at life in a place that God has all but forgotten.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    This engaging film proves a total pleasure, suitable for moviegoers who like their films a bit old-fashioned but still mainstream.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    A delicious little thriller about an uptight, ill-humored English mystery writer who becomes enmeshed in murder, Swimming Pool is at once comical, contrary, resourceful and ambiguous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    It is that rare find: a film that is as emotionally truthful as it is satisfying.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    Pure joy to watch -- and an invaluable documentary record of a bygone era.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    The acting is remarkable across the board, undoubtedly a combination of a strong script, gifted actors and exceptional direction.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    It's the best thing Wong has done in years--perhaps ever.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    On one level it is highly intimate, yet it is also universal, a modern metaphor for the human condition and the precariousness of life itself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Rich in story, character, and design, The Cider House Rules is obviously a collaborative effort, but above all it is a triumph for director Hallström.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    A beautiful film from Iran explores beauty both physical and spiritual.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Far more than a mere visual feast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Fascinating and engrossing on every conceivable level
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    A disarmingly funny, clear-eyed, and affectionate memory piece.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Audiences will leave the theater ready to sign up for some dance classes themselves.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    An engaging, family-oriented romantic comedy that should appeal as much to fans of the original movie as to viewers unfamiliar with the 1961 Hayley Mills version.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    In her first major role, Ferrera is amazing -- It is a wonderfully natural performance. To top it all off, she and Ontiveros are completely believable as mother and daughter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    No matter how restrained the direction or unsentimental the performances -- and White Oleander scores points for both -- there is no escaping the semi-trashy but oh-so-life-affirming ring of the plot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Sly and corrosively funny political black comedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Viewers with a low tolerance for sentiment may balk, but the emotions are so true and the characters so appealing that the film should completely win you over.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Both actors are marvelous, and the film, low-key but heartfelt, is a gem.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    The charismatic Jamal has the spirit of a young Antoine Doinel, and Winterbottom shoots him to evoke the memory of Truffaut's young hero.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Thanks to the performances and McCarthy's understated script and direction, the film walked off with both the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    It's a melodrama more than a drama, a light thriller –- which is not to say that it is not wonderfully entertaining and satisfying. In fact, it is both.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    This brutal film borders on the brilliant. Beautifully structured and edited, with a chilling central performance by Ian McKellen and an exceptional score by John Ottman, who also edited the picture, it churns up emotions and leaves the viewer feeling stunned and depleted.