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 4.5 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Designed to please all generations of irreverent humour-lovers, The Pirates! Band of Misfits may not be heart-warming (it is about nasty, scurvy pirates!) but it's breezy rollicking fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    The summer's most lip-smacking movie treat.

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