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 1.6 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Relentless, thorough and devastating.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    What makes The Grand a memorable comedy is that the main stories are really about families – how they screw you up and how they save you. And you don't have to understand poker to know the rules of that game.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    A late summer treat. And in case you are wondering, yes, there is mumbling.
    • 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 .
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    It's a film that will both captivate and divide audiences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Riveting and courageous documentary.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    The beautifully photographed film is quite stylized at times...But it manages to steer clear of the stereotypes one might expect of a movie set in this time and place, thanks in part to the underlying and, mostly, underplayed themes of spirituality and the search for identity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    While Mesrine: Killer Instinct certainly deserves a place among memorable French gangster films, Richet never delivers a clear theme here, let alone a plot.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    A creepy, smartly written and very entertaining low-budget chiller.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    With its comic-book hues, crime-caper score, overly serious narrator, interior monologues and surreal touches, Wild Grass proves Resnais is still having fun with cinematic language.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Jam-packed but never disorienting, Cool It will definitely get your head spinning.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    A taut, gorgeously filmed and enjoyably wicked cinematic treat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    While the visuals aren't nearly as eye-popping as those of the underwater movies, the film is more inspiring thanks to its human heroines.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Puss in Boots is essentially non-stop dazzling action scenes loosely connected by a thin, predictable story of greed versus good.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Propelled by a perfectly cast trio of stars whose eccentricities shine in singular character roles, Bernie is a charmer.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Glodell never lets his creation spin out of control. Bellflower revs the engine of an exciting new maverick.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Speaking of moves, A Better Life is an interesting one for Weitz, who produced "American Pie" and directed "The Golden Compass" and, ahem, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." Whatever the reason (his grandmother was a Mexican movie actress), this film feels more personal that just a gig.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    For the most part he (Haney) lets the people and images of Coal River Valley speak for themselves – and that's what gives The Last Mountain its eloquent power.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.