Jean Oppenheimer
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For 144 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jean Oppenheimer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 No Man's Land
Lowest review score: 0 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 144
  2. Negative: 14 out of 144
144 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jean Oppenheimer
    Tanovic describes it as "a very serious film with a sense of humor." It is an apt description for a very remarkable film, one of the best of the year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jean Oppenheimer
    Like gathering storm clouds, Donnie Darko creates an atmosphere of eerie calm and mounting menace -- stands as one of the most exceptional movies of 2001.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    This terrific movie manages to invest kitchen-sink realism with the soul of a fairy tale.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    Does a masterful job of combining digital imagery and voice performance to create totally believable animal characters.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    A film of tremendous complexity and depth, a galvanic force that sends the mind reeling.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    A genuinely affecting movie that approaches its adult themes with intelligence, maturity, and rare authenticity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    But in a calculated move that pays off handsomely, the picture's remarkable power is reserved for the end, when the intertwining themes coalesce in an extraordinarily satisfying and stirring way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    Despite its two-and-a-half hour running time, the movie flies by, so absorbing are its story, songs and stars.

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