Jessica Kiang
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For 104 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jessica Kiang's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 25 A Long Way Down
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 104
  2. Negative: 6 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Kiang
    There is beauty here, and exquisite craft in both the pictures and the minutely designed soundscape, and there are some truly chewy ideas thrown up about the porosity of the boundary between public and private that would have lent terrific, atmospheric texture to a film... But there is little connection to the characters.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Kiang
    Jackie & Ryan is supposedly all about learning how to git where ya gotta go, but none of the characters start or end in particularly interesting places.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Jessica Kiang
    It’s handsome, stately and deathly dull.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Jessica Kiang
    Over the twenty-odd years the film covers, Saint Laurent is scene-by-scene depicted as a genius, a manic-depressive, a polyamorist, a drug taker, a mercurial friend, a partier and a terribly, terribly sensitive soul. He undoubtedly was all of these things and more, it's just a pity he doesn't also come across as a person.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Jessica Kiang
    A missed opportunity that squanders the talents of a pretty stacked cast and jeopardizes the audience’s patience and care for its spoiled characters for too long.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Jessica Kiang
    The story is bloated and episodic (the film's 2h 18m length doesn't help the pacing), and remarkably unengaging for what should be emotionally epic.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 33 Jessica Kiang
    It only ever connects in the small moments that fall through the cracks of the supposed formal and thematic experimentation—when the fine actors are allowed to walk and talk like real human beings, rather than a collection of tropes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Jessica Kiang
    Strangely old-fashioned in its construction and requiring a Golden Gate-level feat of engineering to achieve the suspension of disbelief necessary to unironically enjoy it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Jessica Kiang
    The film is awful, but it is not unwatchable.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Jessica Kiang
    The choking pictorialism of the sets and CG backgrounds, coupled with the barely-there performances, contribute to an inescapable sense of lifelessness and sterility.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Jessica Kiang
    Retreading "Prisoners" territory to an extent that at times makes you wonder if they’re two parts of some sort of Canadian auteur experiment that no one else is in on, what is lost in the transfer, however, is any of the Villeneuve film’s subtlety or shading, and we are left only with its most lurid, credulity-stretching highlights, with all other textures blasted out to snowy blankness.