For 69 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jen Chaney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 88 Zootopia
Lowest review score: 0 Love the Coopers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 69
  2. Negative: 19 out of 69
69 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 37 Jen Chaney
    After paying good money to take your family to see this film, you may be dealing with some anger-management issues of your own.
    • Washington Post
    • 39 Metascore
    • 37 Jen Chaney
    Need for Speed is a piece of auto-collision pornography that weighs down its car-flip-and-massive-fireball money shots with a preposterous plot involving vehicular manslaughter vengeance.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 37 Jen Chaney
    Even McAvoy’s reincarnation-obsessed Frankenstein can’t breathe vitality into this shallow adaptation, which careens from moments of horror to serious drama to attempts at comedy that don’t quite land.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 37 Jen Chaney
    What’s truly regrettable about The Wedding Ringer is that, at certain moments, it almost succeeds as a heartfelt comedy about male friendship in which its two stars, Josh Gad and Kevin Hart, get to demonstrate that they can act.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Jen Chaney
    The faux-doc foundation simply doesn’t work here.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Jen Chaney
    The movie plays out like an improbably plotted work of overly aggressive schmaltz.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Jen Chaney
    Momoa does capture some scenes of genuine warmth and beauty that suggest he has the potential to develop a filmmaker’s eye for visual poetry.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Jen Chaney
    The prevailing tone throughout Innocence is as somber as the onset-of-twilight blues and grays that dominate the movie’s color palette. All that seriousness ultimately doesn’t blend well with a narrative that marinates in the preposterous.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Jen Chaney
    Even likable actors can’t obscure the fact that, holy gods on Mount Olympus, this thing is a slog, a movie that dutifully hits its plot points involving prophecies and fleeces without evoking a whiff of spirit or imagination.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Jen Chaney
    Animated in form but completely listless in content.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Jen Chaney
    Paquet-Brenner has assembled a talented cast.... Yet he elicits mostly unmemorable performances from just about everyone involved.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Jen Chaney
    Despite an army of appealing actors in its large ensemble cast, the rom-com Mother’s Day is startlingly unappealing. Clumsily edited and culturally tone deaf, it’s more obsessed with the titular holiday than even most mothers would find reasonable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Jen Chaney
    It’s an air-kiss of a movie, one that places a non-contact peck on either side of its subject’s mouth, then breezes off before a serious conversation can begin.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Jen Chaney
    You and your kids could probably craft a richer, more exciting polar bear adventure using nothing but Klondike bar wrappers and the power of the imagination.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Jen Chaney
    Plush fails to be a turn-on: It’s all surface and zero substance, with limp attempts at shock value.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Jen Chaney
    Under the direction of Susan Seidelman—who first focused on a lost woman with identity issues in 1985’s Desperately Seeking Susan—the leads in The Hot Flashes come across as one-dimensional, pseudo-feminist clichés whose conversations seem contrived and whose jokes land with the thud of airballs clunking on hardwood.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Jen Chaney
    Nearly every one of the film’s attempts at comedy is clichéd, tasteless, or forced—sometimes all three at once.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Jen Chaney
    As directed by Perry, The Single Moms Club goes for a mix of escapism and reality-based drama and winds up with a movie that can only be enjoyed via the running, snarky commentary that will inevitably scroll through most audience members’ heads as they watch.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Jen Chaney
    Love the Coopers is one of the most jumbled, tonally misguided holiday movies in recent memory. It is an insult to tidings of comfort as well as joy, and a complete waste of the time and talents of its ensemble cast.

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