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 Control Room
Lowest review score: 0 September Tapes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 91
  2. Negative: 2 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    More than just a nostalgia trip.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Thought-provoking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    An ideal movie for an ideal time in America.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A pedestrian film that provides little more than a superficial treat.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A disjointed movie with uneven acting and too many scenes that defy belief.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Too self-indulgent.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Mostly meets expectations.
    • 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.

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