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

Jonathan Curiel's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 The Betrayal - Nerakhoon
Lowest review score: 0 September Tapes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 91
  2. Negative: 2 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A gripping look at the immigrant experience, with small moments as important - and visually arresting - as any on the baseball diamond.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    More than just a nostalgia trip.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Works more often than it doesn't.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    An artful look at religious hypocrisy, interfamily dynamics and the way people wrestle with personal history long after the original events are over.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Straddles the line between dark comedy and deep drama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    So many twists and turns, it seems like fiction.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Memorable enough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Doueiri sprinkles Lila Says with moments of humor and violence -- a mix that keeps the film fresh and unpredictable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Timeless and tragic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Has two main flaws: the emphasis it puts on German bassist Alexander Hacke, the film's ostensible narrator, who shows up in too many scenes, and the fact that it doesn't identify many of the film's performers until the very end. Even so, Crossing the Bridge is satisfying to watch.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A fun bit of escapism that's even tender in spots.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    More important is to be in a silly mood yourself. Without that - without a complete suspension of disbelief - Chandni Chowk to China is a drag to sit through.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    The movie is an ideal blend of character study, deceptively simple plot twists, inspired acting, and travelogue.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    For those who've never before heard fado, Fados will be a revelation - a window into a music that (like blues music) can be poetic, heartbreaking, melodramatic and redemptive, all at the same time.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    An ideal movie for an ideal time in America.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Marks Chan's full arrival as an actor. Take away the violence - - and there's plenty of it for those who crave Chan's physical pyrotechnics -- and he's still an immense pleasure to watch onscreen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Romantic and even silly -- a combination that makes Divine Intervention an almost irresistible work of art.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A silly, snarling romp -- a fun (if you're in the mood for it), sometimes scary look at the life of a socially awkward man whose best friend is a white rodent he names Socrates.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    The plot twists in Little Secrets sustain the movie when it gets a bit too schmaltzy. This excess of cuteness and sentimentality won't be a flaw to moviegoers in the mood for it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Damning.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A touching, sophisticated film that almost seems like a documentary in the way it captures an Italian immigrant family on the brink of major changes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    The story of an amazing life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    By humanizing an immigrant/refugee crisis that is not abating, Winterbottom does a cinematic service that happens to be damn interesting, too.