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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jennie Punter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Sin Nombre
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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Comes close to collapsing under the weight of drawn-out scenes and an earnest story that piles on minor themes and subplots, but the energy and visual kick of the band numbers saves the day.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While Mindhunters aspires to be a psychological thriller, it's really just mindless entertainment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Plays it a little too safe and hackneyed with the comedy, but the characters and the talented actors who play them are a refreshing change of pace that make the movie feel like a minor buddy-comedy revolution.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Like the first movie, Princess Diaries 2 relies primarily on the chemistry and screen appeal of Andrews and Hathaway to elevate the storytelling above the level of mush.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    As beautiful to look at and as emotionally disconnected as its central character.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While not as edgy or funny as "The Mask," the popular 1994 "original" starring Jim Carrey, the movie offers eye-popping animation high-jinks and a warm-and-fuzzy story that reinforces what some would call family values.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Unlike "Microcosmos" (all insects) and the acclaimed nature doc "Winged Migration" (all birds), Genesis is bogged down by its intentions and too vast a "cast."
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    But for a lightweight summer romantic comedy, The Perfect Man delivers the goods and includes a couple of scenes that are, surprisingly, fresh and quite funny, both of which, incidentally, involve the music of Styx.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    A fine, solid cast and fully exploited settings cannot make up for the by-the-numbers screenplay, which is filled with all-too-convenient plot points.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Certainly not a stinker. Yet despite its squeaky-clean appearance, this family flick has a pervasive and decidedly stale aroma.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While it's not exactly the kind of movie many will feel like catching during a holiday break, fans of the horror genre will appreciate the fresh take on a killer's hunt for fresh meat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    At two hours, Eight Below becomes rather repetitive and arduous in its final stretch, the rescue mission. But the canine cuteness, breathtaking action and acts of bravery are worth braving the Disney elements -- overpowering, poignant music, an unnecessary romantic subplot -- if you like your movies doggy-style.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    The unruly pack of subplots make The Shaggy Dog much more convoluted than it needs to be. But Allen's physical comedy as man-becoming-dog, and his non-stop monologue as man-dog, are definitely worth a trip to the matinee.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Essentially a journey from point A to point B, a simple classic plotline on which to hang a collection of set pieces -- some delightful, some wacky, some tediously hackneyed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Despite its title, the movie admirably sticks to its game plan of ennobling the everyman as opposed to turning Papale into some kind of Superman.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Tideland is the easiest of Gilliam's films to follow, yet the most disturbing to watch.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    The Santa Clause 3 is a colourful jumble. (But quite a bit better than Jungle 2 Jungle). Nevertheless, whether parent or elf, You might laugh when you watch it in spite of yourself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    In the end, F*CK is at most a compendium of opinions and examples, and never feels like a story. Still, great casting and inventive visuals make it an entertaining big-screen experience -- and don't expect to catch it later on network television (otherwise it would have to be retitled BL**P).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While Tom Tykwer's lavish and lively screen adaptation of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is certainly not a stinker, there is something decidedly off about it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Twitchy, messy and uneven, it's an action flick that just won't shut up. The movie is somewhat saved by a smattering of wacky minor characters and humorous bits of non-essential business, but they certainly don't add up to a satisfying experience.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    It's kind of fun but the twists and turns are all too familiar.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    A pleasant flick, more suitable for families than football fans.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Traitor becomes too busy, ultimately frustrating, and never delivers on its tantalizing promise of offering a little insight into terrorists' motives – and it's even got an inside man.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Although I haven't read Nights in Rodanthe, I have to assume there is material in the book that would have helped the movie make hearts thud instead of fingers tap.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Thanks to a tight script and brisk pacing from director Steve Carr (Daddy Day Care, Dr. Doolittle 2), there's little fat in Mall Cop, save the a yawn-inducing parade of fat-guy jokes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Astro Boy definitely sets himself up for a sequel, and the overall scenario is ripe to explore many current issues. But let's hope the creators trade in the well-used parts for some fresh material.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    An entertaining, moderately irreverent comedy that launches the silly movie season on a sure foot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Like its predecessors, Under the Sea is family-friendly viewing -- the great white shark swims by, as opposed to tearing prey to shreds. Its goal is to show biodiversity and offer information on how reefs grow, reminding us of threats to these environments.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Orphan descends into a formulaic bloodbath that barely registers a pulse.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Accepting the final twist of The Girl From Monaco depends on whether you're in the mood.

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