For 53 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jen Chaney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 80 I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
Lowest review score: 12 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 53
  2. Negative: 13 out of 53
53 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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