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 Supercross
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 166
  2. Negative: 31 out of 166
166 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Riveting and courageous documentary.
    • 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
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Relentless, thorough and devastating.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Presented the usual way, the film would be enchanting. In 3-D, however, Coraline is completely engrossing. Selick uses the technique brilliantly to enhance the comedy and horror that mingle in his more "family-friendly" version of Gaiman's dark story.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    At two hours, After the Wedding stretches out family flux too thinly and waits too long to reveal the final, devastating secret that we already know.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    Thrilling and beautifully crafted.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    An unabashed crowd-pleaser.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Ever so subtly, Schock gradually transports us beyond the exotic and into gripping universal storytelling, aided all the way by the evocative music of Tucson songsmiths Calexico.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    A combination of timing, access, a visual aesthetic that reflects ATCQ's Afrocentric "surface philosophy" (as the crew's look is described) and, most importantly, story-conscious editing elevates the doc above the norm.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    One of the most irresistible films of the year so far.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Stacked against this summer's CGI-driven blockbusters, Attack the Block is definitely the fastest action ride (clocking under 90 minutes), and quite possibly the most fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Propelled by a perfectly cast trio of stars whose eccentricities shine in singular character roles, Bernie is a charmer.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Humpday is mostly foreplay. But isn't that usually the most fun anyway? It certainly is in this film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Unfortunately, despite a committed and lively performance, McAvoy's Scottish doctor is fictional, an amalgam of Amin's "white monkeys."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    It may be a slim story, but its gentle humour, natural rhythm and above all authentic performances make Tomboy beautiful, intimate cinema.
    • 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."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Both a cathartic and a creative family entertainment.
    • 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)

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