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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Rosenbaum's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Far From Heaven
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
1493 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This keeps one reasonably amused, titillated, and brain-dead for a little over two hours.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I can't yet decide whether the film works or not, but it certainly held me for its full two hours.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I was periodically put off by a certain self-conciousness in delivering this material.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    What's really fun about this silly but spirited comedy isn't just the ribbing of "swinging London" fashion and social attitudes but the use of the compulsive zooms and split-screen mosaics of commercial movies of the 60s.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Ali
    What's lacking here is a sustained thematic focus -- at least five people worked on the script, including Mann, which may account for the absence of a clear through line -- though the spectacle and characters keep one absorbed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Remains mired in a smart-alecky film-school sensibility.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    So visually striking, so compulsively watchable as storytelling, and so personal even in its enigmas that I found it much more pleasurable than any of the Hollywood genre films I've seen lately.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The movie is about the interactions between these characters, and though I'm still trying to figure out what all the pieces mean, there's no way I can shake off the experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The charm of the three leads makes it a movie worth seeing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Griffith's talent, energy, and sexiness give it some drive and punch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Pretty familiar stuff, but the performances--by Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, Simon Baker-Denny, and Lauryn Hill--are relatively fresh and sincere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Enjoyable but thin.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The sincerity of their performances (Lopez and Caviezel) overrides the intermittent implausibilities of Gerald Dipego's script.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This one's slightly better than average these days, which means slightly diverting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Its virtues are still genuine and durable enough to resist the blandishments of hype.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This comedy-drama was written by Simon Beaufoy, who brought us "The Full Monty," and it has some of the same gamy mix of alternative sexuality and working-class heart.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Norbu tries too hard to please and charm, but his film at least carries the advantages of unactorly faces and a premise based on actual events that dramatizes the issue of religious vocation in a secular world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A pretty good chronicle of a certain phase of French working-class life.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Takes a while to arrive at what it has to say, but some of the performances kept me occupied in the meantime.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The eroticism is powerful, and the documentary candor and directness of the sex scenes make this well worth seeing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Carax has a wonderful cinematic eye and a personal feeling for editing rhythms, and his sense of overripeness and excess virtually defines him.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Foreigners who argue that Americans are Neanderthal savages can point to this movie as persuasive evidence.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    My only reason to recommend this movie is that there's nothing quite like it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Wears its art, as well as its heart, on its sleeve -- so much so that I feel guilty for not liking it more.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    An Austin Powers movie for grown-ups.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    If you're looking to be romantically captivated, this movie just might do the job.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A strong example of the cinema verite style at work, yet few films of the school show up the crisis of its "noninvolvement" policy more tellingly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This thriller is a lot better than you might expect--especially for a Kevin Costner vehicle.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Friedkin does a superb job of serving up the well-appointed script by James Webb and Stephen Gaghan.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    As old-fashioned movie fun, this isn't bad, even -- especially? -- when it skirts the edge of silliness, and it's better than the 1960 George Pal version.

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