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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Given Paine's penchant for B-movie-sounding titles, let's hope he gets to make it a trilogy that concludes with The Electric Car Lives!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    An unabashed crowd-pleaser.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    More heart-breaking and action-packed than one imagines from a monastery travelogue film.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    An entertaining family comedy full of both tricks and trickery.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    A revealing portrait of outsider music nerds.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Jennie Punter
    Creepy, cool and loaded with style.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Orphan descends into a formulaic bloodbath that barely registers a pulse.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While Mindhunters aspires to be a psychological thriller, it's really just mindless entertainment.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While not as edgy or funny as "The Mask," the popular 1994 "original" starring Jim Carrey, the movie offers eye-popping animation high-jinks and a warm-and-fuzzy story that reinforces what some would call family values.
    • 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."
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    But for a lightweight summer romantic comedy, The Perfect Man delivers the goods and includes a couple of scenes that are, surprisingly, fresh and quite funny, both of which, incidentally, involve the music of Styx.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Certainly not a stinker. Yet despite its squeaky-clean appearance, this family flick has a pervasive and decidedly stale aroma.

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