For 70 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jen Chaney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 88 Zootopia
Lowest review score: 0 Love the Coopers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 70
  2. Negative: 19 out of 70
70 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Jen Chaney
    Its ongoing reveal of interconnected, rough-edged characters, as well as a tone that’s a twangy, noirish brew of the Coen brothers, Alfred Hitchcock, and Winter’s Bone, are ultimately what make the movie unsettling and absorbing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jen Chaney
    This movie’s pleasures are less about its villains and more about the interplay between Pegg and Frost.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jen Chaney
    This is a film about people whose stories are still being written, and who, despite their palpable sense of exhaustion, are still seeking healing and hope. There are no Hollywood endings here. That’s just the truth, which Gurchiani has proved she’s committed to capturing.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Jen Chaney
    A derivative but nevertheless good-hearted movie that’s peppered with enough clever touches to engage adults as well as moviegoers of the smaller, squirmier variety.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jen Chaney
    The fact that this overlong, often preposterous comedy succeeds at all (which it does, only occasionally) proves that the Vaughn/Wilson charm can still work a measure of magic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Jen Chaney
    Like its predecessors, doesn’t need CGI, 3-D glasses or even praise from film critics. It just needs to please its audience with amped-up, old-school thrills that make its target demo whoop and holler with every zoom, smash and ka-BOOM. Consider this review a declaration that it does just that.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jen Chaney
    A film in search of a tighter edit and a stronger point of view. It meanders from scene to scene, calling to mind the images of leaking faucets and dribbling IV fluid that appear here in close-up.

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