For 91 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 20.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Curiel's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Machuca
Lowest review score: 0 September Tapes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 91
  2. Negative: 2 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    The best movie of 2008? The most revealing war film ever made? The greatest animated feature to come out of Israel? All these descriptions could apply to Waltz With Bashir.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A sensitively wrought work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    More than worthwhile.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Sweet, funny, sad and profound -- the sort of film that becomes more remarkable when you realize it's based on someone's real life.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    One of 2005's must-see documentaries.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A riveting works of humanism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Serbis has the feel of a documentary, but a documentary can't accomplish what Serbis does: Take us to a corner of the world where sex and regret are so intimately entwined.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Sparrows is a kind of cinematic fable. At times funny, sad, poignant and suspenseful, Sparrows is a showcase for Majidi's masterful storytelling - and Naji's superb acting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A powerful new documentary that addresses the issue of "hypocritical" male politicians.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A remarkable documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Ghobadi infuses his movie with a humor that can almost be called Seinfeldian, and it's this mix of laughter with tears that gives Marooned in Iraq its big impact.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Exceptional.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A documentary that is as thoughtful and inspiring as the music it celebrates.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    AKA
    An unforgettable film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A breathtaking story of defiance and triumph that has to be considered one of the year's most sublime films.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A wonderful French offering whose jumping-off point is a bullfight.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A bittersweet film that tells the story of Palestinian life as eloquently as anything ever done.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A small gem.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    An important new documentary that cites countless examples of self-censorship, under-reporting of serious issues, and -- worse than this -- deliberate neglect and outright conflicts of interest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    An engrossing tale of class differences that reveals tiny details of one man’s descent into hell.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Full of drama, poignancy and some heartbreaking moments.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    So original, so funny, so alive with drama, intrigue, mystery and colors that you want to see it again and again.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Funny, riveting look at the music scene that ruled Manchester, England, from 1976 to 1992.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Weeping Camel essentially lets native people tell their own unforgettable story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    From the standpoint of humanizing Sudan's continuing refugee problem, Lost Boys is a gem. It doesn't preach. It doesn't prettify.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Ten
    A minimalist film, Ten looks and feels like a documentary. At the end, there is no big denouement, but a profound realization that the people we see on camera are all aching for answers -- and struggling to come to terms with their lives.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A must-see for anyone still coming to terms with the chaos in Iraq.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    The experiences of this family from Fairfield will resonate with moviegoers around the country.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A larger-than-life resonance.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    The film is a damning look at a key Bush operative.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A special film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    One of the year’s most significant films.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    An intense, powerful film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Dramatic, funny, fun, silly, musical, stylish, romantic and redemptive -- a film worth telling your friends and neighbors about.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Through a simple story line, dramatic acting and National Geographic-like shots of the city's rough and pristine edges -- creates cinematic magic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Potent.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A beautiful film.