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

Jonathan Rosenbaum's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1,493 movie reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Zwigoff not only presents a complex human being and the range of his art but also guides us through a profound and unsettling consideration of what it means to be an American artist. Essential viewing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Alain Resnais' 2006 adaptation of a British play by Alan Ayckbourn is a world apart from his earlier Ayckbourn adaptation, "Smoking/No Smoking"; that film tried to be as "English" as possible. But this time Resnais looks for precise French equivalents to British culture, and what emerges is one of his most personal works, intermittently recalling the melancholy "Muriel" and "Providence."
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    • 100 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This 1985 film's absolute freedom from cliches is genuinely refreshing; looking at it again after Van Sant's subsequent "Drugstore Cowboy," I found it every bit as good and in some ways even more impressive than the later film. It shouldn't be missed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A clarion call for freedom and collective action both hopeful and energizing, it qualifies as a generational statement as Rebel Without a Cause did in the 50s, but without the defeatism and masochism. Not to be missed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A masterful 168-minute piece of storytelling that never ceases to be gripping in spite of its measured pace.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Masterfully charted and acted.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Filmmakers Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, and Nicole Newhman do a superb job of telling this neglected story in vivid detail.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Writer Petr Jarchovsky and director Jan Hrebejk collaborated on the formidable "Up and Down" (2004), and this 2006 feature, which takes its title from a Robert Graves poem, is equally impressive for its mastery, intelligence, and ambition in juggling intricate plot strands and memorable characters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The style is so eclectic that it may take some getting used to, but Van Sant, working from his own story for the first time, brings such lyrical focus to his characters and his poetry that almost everything works.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This may not have gotten much publicity, but it's a lot more engaging than most movies that have; Forster alone makes it unforgettable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Thoroughly researched, unobtrusively upholstered, this beautifully assured entertainment about Victorian England is a string of delights.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A compellingly watchable, suspenseful, and often funny treatment of a grim subject--the hatred that can build up in a long-term marriage--that also becomes an indirect commentary on yuppie materialism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Nicely acted and inflected, this is a very fresh piece of work.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A fascinating humanist experiment and investigation in its own right, full of warmth and humor as well as mystery.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A lot more imaginative and entertaining than one might have thought possible, a feast for the eye and mind.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    You feel it in your nervous system before you get a chance to reflect on its meaning.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This sharp, convincing, and utterly contemporary political film calls to mind some of Ken Loach's work, full of passion as well as precision.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Yang seems to miss nothing as he interweaves shifting viewpoints and poignant emotional refrains.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The cast as a whole is astonishing--especially Gillian Anderson as Lily and Dan Aykroyd in his finest role to date.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Dumont's film is unfinished in the sense that some paintings are.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Tarkovsky's eerie mystic parable is given substance by the filmmaker's boldly original grasp of film language and the remarkable performances by all the principals.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Warren Beatty sounds off angrily and shrewdly about politics, delivering what is possibly his best film and certainly his funniest and livliest.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Despite some of the sentimentality that is also Woo's stock-in-trade, I was moved and absorbed throughout.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Exciting not as ethnography but as storytelling, as drama, and as filmmaking.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Crichton keeps the laughs coming with infectious energy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Powerful.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Classic genre movies may be a scarce commodity, but this gutsy crime thriller and female buddy movie qualifies in spades.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Warmly recommended to viewers who like their romantic comedies small-scale but life-size.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The tragic tale that emerges is full of powerful lessons and impenetrable mysteries
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The movie evokes Howard Hawks (in spirit if not to the letter) with its tight focus on a snug, obsessive world of insiders and camp followers where the exchanges between buddies and sexes have a euphoric stylishness and a giddy sense of ritual.