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 Ali Zoua: Prince of the Streets
Lowest review score: 0 September Tapes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 91
  2. Negative: 2 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A thorough indictment of the Bush administration's focus on Iraq.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Too predictable and too self-conscious to reach a level of high drama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A beautiful film.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Doueiri sprinkles Lila Says with moments of humor and violence -- a mix that keeps the film fresh and unpredictable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Thought-provoking.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Works more often than it doesn't.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    An ideal movie for an ideal time in America.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A sometimes interesting remake that doesn't compare to the brilliant original.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Mostly meets expectations.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    It's all so cute -- except that Weber wants this to be a thoughtful film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A pedestrian film that provides little more than a superficial treat.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    An important new documentary that cites countless examples of self-censorship, under-reporting of serious issues, and -- worse than this -- deliberate neglect and outright conflicts of interest.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    The most compelling reason to see this movie is the profile we get of the horrors of war.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    The film is a damning look at a key Bush operative.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Damning.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    There's a certain formulaic and familiar quality about Sweet Home Alabama, but it doesn't matter.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Rough around the edges, it's still a formidable movie.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Memorable enough.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A disjointed movie with uneven acting and too many scenes that defy belief.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A fun bit of escapism that's even tender in spots.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Jonathan Curiel
    The most disingenuous film of the year. A sham. Pathetic. Embarrassing. The people behind this movie, which was made in Afghanistan, should be ashamed of themselves.