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

Jennie Punter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
Lowest review score: 0 Supercross
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 166
  2. Negative: 31 out of 166
166 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    A revealing portrait of outsider music nerds.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Rodriguez, is a hack in the best sense of the term, often serving as producer, director, writer, shooter and composer – all of which come into play for Shorts .
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Accepting the final twist of The Girl From Monaco depends on whether you're in the mood.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    A pleasant flick, more suitable for families than football fans.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    The documentary My Date with Drew is "Don Quixote" meets "Bowfinger" meets "Swingers" for the reality-TV generation.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Predators never gives us the satisfaction of knowing what motivates the alien hunters to use humans for sport, but at least it has fun showing us that humans can, indeed, be the most dangerous game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Pitt and Damon deliver the best lines (wisecracks about the food chain, predators and evolution, etc.) but their characters also represent most of us.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Running more than two hours – a very long time for an adaptation of a book without a plot – Eat Pray Love is like an overstuffed lightweight suitcase, with little room for us to feel the emotional connections Liz makes with new friends along the way.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Entertaining, if highly predictable, escapist ensemble comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    All of the participating directors – save Balsmeyer and actor Natalie Portman – are known for features. So part of the interest is seeing how the short form puts their strengths, weaknesses, thematic interests or styles into sharp focus.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Lola Versus is all Greta all the time, a bonanza for fans and proof that Gerwig's easy offbeat charm, obvious smarts and physical comedy gifts can carry a film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    After seven trips made over four years, the production was about to wrap when the crew, aboard an icebreaker, encountered a polar bear mom and twin cubs that decided to hang around for a week – offering a rare opportunity to film the daily life of these notoriously camera-shy creatures.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    The creative and experimental use of sound and photography are a big part of what makes November an intriguing film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    So it's puffed up with lots of extraneous stuff – Super fun for the kids but for grown-ups? Just fluff.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    The lively verbal sparring between the good and evil sorcerer-apprentice pairs sustains the movie, but, with a predictable plot, by-the-numbers action-movie jolts and no real sense of wonder, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is really just a pumpkin.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jennie Punter
    Beerfest is safety-by-numbers comedy. A troupe, as opposed to a single comic star like Adam Sandler, shares the comic load and, well, at least the film is funnier than "Click."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    The third instalment of the Step Up dance-romance franchise shifts the action from Baltimore to New York, adds a D to the 3 and invades your space with bubbles, balloons and a whole lotta breakin'.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Jennie Punter
    What ends up on screen is confused storytelling that tries to solve too many social and family problems, sends mixed messages and, even worse, makes you laugh during parts when it's trying to be dead serious.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Jennie Punter
    An unholy mess.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Jennie Punter
    Okay, it's just a movie, but his "reward" just doesn't cut it, even on a basic storytelling level. A crooked casino and a nephew's experiment with drugs are not enough justification for the hero's violent acts of vengeance.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Jennie Punter
    The Game Plan, created as a vehicle for Johnson, is a family comedy heavy on syrup and low on laughs.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    An entertaining family comedy full of both tricks and trickery.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jennie Punter
    Dance gets political in Step Up Revolution, the fourth installation of the popular movie franchise, which delivers plenty of spectacular fancy footwork in what is otherwise a flat-footed fantasy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jennie Punter
    Despite their hackneyed characters, Smith and Lewis create a tiny spark and add a little humour. Without them, Catch and Release would be totally dead in the water.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While The Vow will give heart palpitations to fans of its charming co-stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, this amnesia-themed romance is the kind of featherweight fare that is enjoyed in the moment and forgotten soon after the end credits roll.

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