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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jean Oppenheimer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Good Night, and Good Luck.
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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jean Oppenheimer
    Most of it is decidedly lame. The actors, however, are ingratiating.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Jean Oppenheimer
    The film is smart enough to aim for farce rather than whimsy or reality. The songs are still bland--"I hid the alarm clock," "too much lipstick"--but at least the characters are somewhat entertaining.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    A gentle, beautifully realized tale of love and intimacy...It moved me to tears.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jean Oppenheimer
    Oddly, the film's strengths -- its quiet, understated manner; its non-plot; the awkward speech patterns and uncomfortable pauses that suggest emotional isolation -- are also its weaknesses.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jean Oppenheimer
    As good as all the actors are, the scuzzy characters are so one-dimensional that the film falls flat.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Jean Oppenheimer
    Doesn't come close to matching the emotional depth and power of Frank Perry's 1962 "David and Lisa," the most involving and affecting film I've ever seen about teenagers and mental illness.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jean Oppenheimer
    Overly broad and silly at times, the film also has an "important" message to pass along to its young viewers.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    A genuinely affecting movie that approaches its adult themes with intelligence, maturity, and rare authenticity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jean Oppenheimer
    Worth the price of admission if only to see the slinky Thurman decked out in a form-fitting, sequined pre-flapper era outfit. The word stunning hardly does her justice.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Jean Oppenheimer
    A spare film, with little dialogue but a lot to say.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Jean Oppenheimer
    The two lead performances are so good it contains more emotional depth than it probably has a right to.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jean Oppenheimer
    If only good intentions were enough to redeem a picture, perhaps ABCD would be worth a look.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Jean Oppenheimer
    Yes, the movie is obvious at time, banging you over the head with its message, and the use of shadows on a wall can seem overly broad. But these are small complaints when compared to the film's many strengths.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Jean Oppenheimer
    There is something distinctly self-satisfied about Amy's Orgasm that rubs the viewer the wrong way. The film should come with a warning label: Vanity project ahead!
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jean Oppenheimer
    A modest, uneventful film, buoyed by fine, albeit low-key, performances and the ring of truth.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jean Oppenheimer
    Last Days shouldn't be half as engrossing as it turns out to be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    Pure joy to watch -- and an invaluable documentary record of a bygone era.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Though we know the story's final outcome, the trial scene and its aftermath are no less shocking and affecting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Both actors are marvelous, and the film, low-key but heartfelt, is a gem.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Jean Oppenheimer
    It is that rare find: a film that is as emotionally truthful as it is satisfying.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jean Oppenheimer
    This latest adventure proves to be a suitably sweet addition to Pooh's cinematic canon.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Combines strong feminist sensibilities with surprisingly old-fashioned melodrama.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Cheadle, always a fine actor, is outstanding here--an almost willfully naive yet uncommonly decent man who sees civilization crashing and burning around him yet who, almost against his own better judgment, refuses to give in to it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Alternately heartrending and buoyant, tragic and sweetly humorous, the film leaves an indelible impression on the heart and mind. It's among the best of the year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Jean Oppenheimer
    Viewers expecting another enchanting, whimsical tale of high energy and mischievous spirits will be sorely disappointed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jean Oppenheimer
    Fascinating and engrossing on every conceivable level
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jean Oppenheimer
    A riveting movie that's as entertaining as it is socially and politically important.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Jean Oppenheimer
    Shot in black and white by the renowned Raoul Coutard, and with a score by Michel Legrand, the film represents an idealized view of reality that will strike some viewers (including this one) as overly sentimental.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Jean Oppenheimer
    Everything that happens proves just as predictable as before.

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