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

Jennie Punter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Collapse
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
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Mann (Comic Book Confidential) plays with archive, animation and music (hot soundtrack by the Sadies), illuminating another worthy counter-culture corner. Pure fun, fun, fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    There is nothing dry about Last Call at the Oasis, Jessica Yu's engaging, informative and fast-flowing documentary exploring the global water crisis.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    The stellar array of British talent (voicing the various farm animals) and Murray (whom one suspects has rewritten Garfield's lines to be Murray-esque) give Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties all its energy and make the human actors -- even comedian Connolly -- look and sound like square panels in a two-dimensional comic strip.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Paine does offer something of a heroine in Chelsea Sexton; the attractive EV1 sales specialist was laid off in 2001, became an EV1 activist and is now executive director of Plug In America.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Features an excellent cast, in particular the child actors. These elements, as well as the director's light unsentimental touch, make the struggles and triumphs in Small Voices ring truthful.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Isn't exactly what you'd call fresh. But although it borrows ingredients from many familiar Christmas flicks, it's got a sly twinkle of its own.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    A revealing portrait of outsider music nerds.
    • 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."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Delivered without irony or subtext but lots of gentle humour, a kind of family fare that is rare on the big screen these days.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Icy landscapes, the cozy tones of Queen Latifah and a walrus-farting scene that rivals the campfire bean-fuelled explosions of "Blazing Saddles" help make Arctic Tale, a new wildlife documentary, a fun family indoor excursion.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    The most endearing aspect of D.E.B.S., a sweet-spirited spoof, is that the lesbian romance is played for real, with no nudge-nudge wink-wink irony.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Although she lets her flair for creating funny, sharply written, quirky scenes consume her feature directorial debut, her use of family, friends and even an ex (Goldberg) in 2 Days In Paris, gives the film a wonderfully natural, comfy feel.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Writing, casting and pacing are vital. Scary Movie 4 doesn't let any gag get stale. It's rapid-fire, hit-and-miss and hit-and-strike comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    May be a slight film, but watching the Dames work in harmony in beautiful nuanced performances is a rich and fully satisfying reward.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    An entertaining family comedy full of both tricks and trickery.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Creepy, cool and loaded with style.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Remember Me could have been a decent family drama, especially considering its setting, but that was not to be. Too bad, because the romance is highly forgettable.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    An entertaining, moderately irreverent comedy that launches the silly movie season on a sure foot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    The unruly pack of subplots make The Shaggy Dog much more convoluted than it needs to be. But Allen's physical comedy as man-becoming-dog, and his non-stop monologue as man-dog, are definitely worth a trip to the matinee.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    The clever lines and themes of friendship and finding home are almost completely overwhelmed here by the breathless pace and sensory overload.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While the outdoor sequences were filmed in New Zealand's Woodhill State Forest – the movie's most stunning 3-D moments – Yogi Bear does feature notable "Canadian content" via two Ottawa-born thespians.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Comes close to collapsing under the weight of drawn-out scenes and an earnest story that piles on minor themes and subplots, but the energy and visual kick of the band numbers saves the day.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While Tom Tykwer's lavish and lively screen adaptation of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is certainly not a stinker, there is something decidedly off about it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    As beautiful to look at and as emotionally disconnected as its central character.

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