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

Jonathan Curiel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Waltz with Bashir
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
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Not always pleasant to watch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Gets its punch from simple scenes and conversations.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Funny, riveting look at the music scene that ruled Manchester, England, from 1976 to 1992.
    • 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
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    More than worthwhile.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    The story of an amazing life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    An engrossing tale of class differences that reveals tiny details of one man’s descent into hell.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Weeping Camel essentially lets native people tell their own unforgettable story.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    One of the year’s most significant films.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    The experiences of this family from Fairfield will resonate with moviegoers around the country.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A documentary that is as thoughtful and inspiring as the music it celebrates.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A remarkable documentary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A riveting works of humanism.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A sensitively wrought work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A small gem.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Romantic and even silly -- a combination that makes Divine Intervention an almost irresistible work of art.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Exceptional.
    • 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.