Jonathan Kiefer

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For 6 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Kiefer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 A Summer's Tale
Lowest review score: 40 Still Life
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
6 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Kiefer
    The Rohmer touch consists of nonchalance and effortless sensuality, not just in the people, but also in the landscape, somehow even in the air.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Kiefer
    Tsai isn't without mischief — one key to this film's hypnotic power is humor so subtle it's practically subliminal — but his preferred takeaway is the pathos, the still-universal frustration, of an unanswered ringtone.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Jonathan Kiefer
    At times it's dense and sluggish, too much like a novel. But there is some exhilaration to be had.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Kiefer
    Carbone minimizes dialogue and focuses instead on gestural specificity; he makes a useful inventory of boys-will-be-boys behavior — wrestling in fields, poking at scars or dead critters, shutting down on parents — and stages it in tellingly muted vignettes within the ample copses of rural New Jersey.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Kiefer
    Rumsfeld's impenetrability makes him fascinating, but only to a point.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Kiefer
    When it's all over, Still Life feels disembodied and perfunctory, like a very respectful eulogy for no one in particular.

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