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 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Lowest review score: 0 The Ladies Man
Score distribution:
1,493 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    There are even more characters of interest here than in "Nashville."
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Not only Waters's best movie, but a crossover gesture that expands his appeal without compromising his vision one iota; Ricki Lake as the hefty young heroine is especially delightful.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Exciting and innovative feature.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Their calm assurance -- Hallyday as a grizzled icon, Rochefort as a melancholy mensch -- is a pleasure to behold.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This offbeat and unpredictable comedy-thriller throws so many curveballs, one right after another, that I doubt I've had more fun at an American movie this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Powerful.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    It's Tykwer's most assured picture to date, and like much of Kieslowski's best work it qualifies simultaneously as engrossing narrative and philosophical parable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A brilliant satirical diagnosis of what's most screwed up about life in this country, especially when it comes to sexual frustration and kiddie porn.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Gripping...compelling.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    As absurd and as beautiful as a fairy tale, this chilling, nocturnal black-and-white masterpiece was originally released in this country dubbed and under the title "The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus," but it's much too elegant to warrant the usual "psychotronic" treatment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I'm not prone to like socially deterministic films of this kind, yet Loach is so masterful at squeezing nuance and truth out of the form that I was completely won over.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Yang seems to miss nothing as he interweaves shifting viewpoints and poignant emotional refrains.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Nicely acted and inflected, this is a very fresh piece of work.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    It's virtually guaranteed to make us squirm.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This poses some tricky moral questions, and its troubling ambiguities rank a cut above the dubious uplift of "Schindler's List."
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Much of the film's potency derives from its personal edge -- the passion for precise period decor, the title dedicating the film to Leigh's parents (a doctor and midwife), and even the childlike classification of many characters as either good souls or villains.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The conceit gets a little out of hand after one of the angels falls in love with the trapeze artist and decides to become human; but prior to this, Wings of Desire is one of Wenders's most stunning achievements.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The best Australian feature I've seen in years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Warmly recommended to viewers who like their romantic comedies small-scale but life-size.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Better in certain ways than the original "Apocalypse Now," though the flaws are also magnified.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Not to be hyperbolic, but Richard Linklater's first big-budget movie may be the Jules and Jim of bank-robber movies, thanks to its astonishing handling of period detail and its gentleness of spirit, both buoyed by a gliding lightness of touch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The results are skillful, highly affecting, and ultimately more than a little pernicious.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Clint Eastwood's ambitious 1988 feature about the great Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker) is the most serious, conscientious, and accomplished jazz biopic ever made, and almost certainly Eastwood's best picture as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Impressive for its lean and unblemished storytelling, but even more so for its performances.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Exciting not as ethnography but as storytelling, as drama, and as filmmaking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I was floored by Cronenberg's mastery of the material. Fiennes gives one of his finest performances; Miranda Richardson, playing at least three characters in the protagonist's twisted vision, is no less impressive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Action-adventure pictures have a lamentable tendency toward mindlessness, but Edward Zwick's epic story has numerous virtues apart from suspense and spectacle.

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