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 1.8 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    They really pulled out all the stops on this one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    Even in a season of apocalyptic films, these facts are really, really scary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    One of the most irresistible films of the year so far.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    Thrilling and beautifully crafted.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    An unforgettable portrayal of the unglamorous gangster life, which is often short and never sweet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jennie Punter
    Authentic, fresh and utterly relevant.
    • 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.
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    A taut, gorgeously filmed and enjoyably wicked cinematic treat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    With young audiences definitely in mind, the film puts a fresh spin on the issues and struggles of the civil-rights movement.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Both Speedman and Tyler deliver solid, nuanced performances as a couple caught at the most fragile moment in their relationship.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Humpday is mostly foreplay. But isn't that usually the most fun anyway? It certainly is in this film.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    More heart-breaking and action-packed than one imagines from a monastery travelogue film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Swords cross, blood spurts and bosoms heave in The Princess of Montpensier, French director Bertrand Tavernier's thoroughly ravishing drama.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    The documentary My Date with Drew is "Don Quixote" meets "Bowfinger" meets "Swingers" for the reality-TV generation.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Given Paine's penchant for B-movie-sounding titles, let's hope he gets to make it a trilogy that concludes with The Electric Car Lives!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    A sprawling personal journey, filled with an array of fascinating characters, through the world of wine.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Both a cathartic and a creative family entertainment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    There is also a parallel subplot following the fate of two Ukrainian girls caught in the sex-slave ring Kathy targets. This storyline isn't dramatically satisfying, but it does provide context and ensures the victims in this story are not portrayed simply as faces in the dark.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    A late summer treat. And in case you are wondering, yes, there is mumbling.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    New Zealand-born director Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors, Die Another Day) avoids biopic tropes, filling the screen with the jolts of a violent thriller and exploiting the few comic possibilities.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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