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 20.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Curiel's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Outrage
Lowest review score: 0 September Tapes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 91
  2. Negative: 2 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    The most compelling reason to see this movie is the profile we get of the horrors of war.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Thought-provoking, insightful and entertaining.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    These aren't the marching band songs of your father's or mother's generation but a musical expression that is modern and exciting to watch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Director Hiner Saleem has created a magical movie that veers, even within scenes, from love story to tragedy to comic relief.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    There is no rage here or Michael Moore-like bluster. Instead, Deadline is a straightforward, compassionate look at a volatile subject.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Gets its punch from simple scenes and conversations.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    There's a certain formulaic and familiar quality about Sweet Home Alabama, but it doesn't matter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A minimalist drama that takes its mood from Turkey's wintry terrain and the uneasy relationship between two bullheaded cousins.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    An unabashed paean to Kerry's character at a time in the presidential election when Kerry's character is being questioned. It's also a riveting film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    With this film, we see the Zinn who has changed thousands of lives with his work.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Not always pleasant to watch.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A thorough indictment of the Bush administration's focus on Iraq.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Somehow, it all works -- even if Miller relies on a plot that meanders a bit and loses some of its luster.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    For filmgoers who like dramas that are spare yet evocative, that focus on the subtleties of relationships, and that feature foreign settings completely off the beaten path, Deserted Station will be a masterpiece.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A "Rocky"-like tale of determination and long odds that will appeal even to those who are turned off by most rap music.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Thought-provoking.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Mostly meets expectations.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Instead of a balanced film that explains the zeitgeist that is the X Games, we get a cinematic postcard that's superficial and unrealized.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A disjointed movie with uneven acting and too many scenes that defy belief.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A pedestrian film that provides little more than a superficial treat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Too self-indulgent.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A silly, cross-cultural shoot-'em-up -- the sort of movie that will work for those with some time to kill (no pun intended).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A sometimes interesting remake that doesn't compare to the brilliant original.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Occasionally, this film is funny and cute. When the family's little girl narrates, it reaches a level of humor that is ironic and endearing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Serious and absurd (mostly, it's a drama) but never finds a good rhythm. The movie flounders in a way that calls too much attention to itself -- and is hurt by jarring and unbelievable plot twists.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Too predictable and too self-conscious to reach a level of high drama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    It's all so cute -- except that Weber wants this to be a thoughtful film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Rough around the edges, it's still a formidable movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Jonathan Curiel
    Bluntly speaking, Ju-On is anything but frightening. Ridiculous. Unbelievable. Unintentionally funny. It might as well be a parody of a horror film.