Jonathan Rosenbaum
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For 1,493 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Rosenbaum's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Offside
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
1,493 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The glorification of the FBI, the obfuscation about Jim Crow laws, and the absurd melodramatics may all have been well-intentioned, but the understanding about the past and the present of racism that emerges is depressingly thin.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I can think of only one bit of Tin Cup that's beautiful, imaginative, and different, and it lasts for only a few seconds: a speech delivered by Russo, before her character is transformed into the standard-issue cheerleader, is broken into fragments by jump cuts.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This is thoughtful nihilist provocation at best.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    About eight minutes of this comedy is devoted to some terrific breakdancing; the rest consists of wall-to-wall product placement and politically incorrect bad-taste comedy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Tacky in the extreme, this self-congratulatory 1988 film is an exercise in hypocrisy, indulging every form of Christmas exploitation that it pretends to attack, and many of the laughs are forced.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Maybe writers Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott were thinking of Tracy and Hepburn--assuming they were thinking of anything--but not even Roberts's smile can put this one over.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    It's not terribly interesting on the subject.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A stiff. I don't know the comic book series, but it could hardly be as lifeless as this leaden adaptation, in which the weapons have more personality than the characters and the nonstop action often feels like no action at all.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Sitting through this barrage of all-purpose insults aimed at obvious targets was an unenlightening chore.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This 2005 feature offered me my first taste of Guy Ritchie's macho-centric artiness, and I hope it's my last.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    All this is supposed to be as cute as bugs and chock-full of worldly wisdom, but even with lead actors as likable and as resourceful as these, the material made me alternately want to gag and nod off.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The writing and directing of Jonathan Darby, a British TV veteran and Hollywood executive, make the proceedings neither believable nor compelling, so what might have been another "Rosemary's Baby" isn't even a halfway decent genre exercise.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    If I were a Christian, I'd be appalled to have this primitive and pornographic bloodbath presume to speak for me.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Not even D.W. Griffith, Steven Spielberg, and Stanley Kubrick working together could succeed in making this pandering piece of nonsense work dramatically on any level except the most egregiously phony.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    It's especially doomed by a strained script that recalls certain bottom-of-the-barrel Bob Hope vehicles of the 50s in its attempts to be brittle and self-mocking in its humor.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I didn't laugh once.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
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    It bored me clean out of my wits.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I don't know if Rob Reiner is the one to blame for this atrocity, but he directed and coproduced.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The recut American version is truly awful, but a good 75 percent of the awfulness is attributable to Miramax, the film's distributor.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Not wishing to spoil the fun -- pretty hard to come by anyway in this 1998 blockbuster's 150 minutes -- I won't tell you the outcome, but I'll wager you can guess.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A lot of uninteresting and unpleasant people torture, abuse, and fire guns at a lot of other uninteresting and unpleasant people, in a repulsive, interminable would-be crime thriller.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver, a cop and a shrink, are the main trackers, but so little is done in Ann Biderman and David Madsen's script to give them or their colleagues or even their prey interesting human dimensions that the overall ambience is chiefly pornographic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    If you want to waste a couple of hours, you can surely do much better looking elsewhere.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The talentless but irrepressibly trendy Luc Besson ("Subway," "The Big Blue") dreamed up this idiotic story that seems vaguely inspired by Kubrick's (not Anthony Burgess's) "A Clockwork Orange."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    An offensive premise and a pathetic, almost pleading desire to outrage our sensibilities with it.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Painfully unfunny comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This runs a close second to September as his worst feature to date--marginally more bearable only because it's a comedy and a couple of gags are reasonably funny.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Another piece of phony uplift from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    What emerges is oddly ineffectual and uninvolving.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The hokey dialogue and witless physical gags keep everything painful and hectoring.

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