Jonathan Curiel
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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 20.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Curiel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
Lowest review score: 0 September Tapes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 91
  2. Negative: 2 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A riveting works of humanism.
    • 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
    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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A beautiful film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A remarkable documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Damning.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    There's a certain formulaic and familiar quality about Sweet Home Alabama, but it doesn't matter.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Gets its punch from simple scenes and conversations.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    The story of an amazing life.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    With this film, we see the Zinn who has changed thousands of lives with his work.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A thorough indictment of the Bush administration's focus on Iraq.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Not always pleasant to watch.
    • 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.