Jennie Punter
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For 166 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jennie Punter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Monsieur Lazhar
Lowest review score: 0 Alone in the Dark
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 166
  2. Negative: 31 out of 166
166 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    An unforgettable portrayal of the unglamorous gangster life, which is often short and never sweet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    Turns out to be one of the most compelling, finely orchestrated and oddly enchanting films of the year so far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    Thrilling and beautifully crafted.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    Even in a season of apocalyptic films, these facts are really, really scary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    They really pulled out all the stops on this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    One of the most irresistible films of the year so far.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    What elevates Foy's impressive first feature (he also served as editor and composer of the dark, whimsical score) above, say, your average "unsolved mystery" TV episode, is the emotional connection he gradually builds between Duerr and the elusive creator of the Toynbee tiles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    It's an exquisite, humanistic and subtly topical work of cinema art that manages to keep the intimate, revelatory sensibility of a one-man play intact while fleshing out the characters and creating a very realistic and richly detailed school community.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jennie Punter
    My Summer of Love may sound like the title of a hot teen flick, but it is a truly refreshing grown-up big-screen film, a rare gem in this summer of duds.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jennie Punter
    Authentic, fresh and utterly relevant.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Jennie Punter
    The movies have given us plenty of loquacious teenagers – from such fast-talking truants as Ferris Bueller to such overachieving political animals as Tracy Flick ( Election). Hal Hefner is not one of these kids.
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jennie Punter
    With Monsters, Edwards transcends the special-effects auteur label, creating a memorable sci-fi story in which the hero and heroine are true equals in the adventure. How's that for an alien concept?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Jennie Punter
    Lanthumos's accomplished and fascinating Dogtooth pushes the notion of parents screwing up their kids into seriously disturbing and darkly comic terrain.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    In the midst of this emotional train wreck in motion, with angry outbursts and accusations, there are moments of levity, jokes and even a song or two. Strangely, it does not seem irreverent or bizarre but, rather, an expression of affection, as if love is tearing them apart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Riveting and courageous documentary.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    The beautifully photographed film is quite stylized at times...But it manages to steer clear of the stereotypes one might expect of a movie set in this time and place, thanks in part to the underlying and, mostly, underplayed themes of spirituality and the search for identity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    It may not be a pretty picture, but A Tale of Two Sisters is definitely a satisfying piece of less-is-more cinematic horror.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    A sprawling personal journey, filled with an array of fascinating characters, through the world of wine.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Certainly a bizarre kind of virtuoso filmmaking, but it does not feel precocious or burdened with too many ideas.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    The documentary My Date with Drew is "Don Quixote" meets "Bowfinger" meets "Swingers" for the reality-TV generation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    As confusing, horrific and unsettling as a nightmare can be, at least you wake up and the memory fades. Darwin's Nightmare, tragically, is not a dream, but rather a haunting, beautifully made reality check well worth waking up to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Gets under your skin as another thought-provoking wake-up call about the power of studios and the corporations that back them.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Mann (Comic Book Confidential) plays with archive, animation and music (hot soundtrack by the Sadies), illuminating another worthy counter-culture corner. Pure fun, fun, fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Its rhythm is deliberate and unhurried, yet the film is rich with detail and with small, meaningful character revelations -- the running time of more than two hours feels just right.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Both a cathartic and a creative family entertainment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Everything's Gone Green is the second feature directed by Paul Fox (The Dark Hours), who maintains an energetic, lighthearted tone throughout the film, even when the story loses focus at its not-quite-satisfying ending.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    While the newer version's darker ending lends a more contemporary twist, overall 3:10 to Yuma is reverent to the original – a few more bullets and more spilled blood notwithstanding.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    This film offers a child's perspective on the ravages and complexity of war and is also a convincing testament to the healing power of creative expression.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Relentless, thorough and devastating.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    What makes The Grand a memorable comedy is that the main stories are really about families – how they screw you up and how they save you. And you don't have to understand poker to know the rules of that game.