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

Jonathan Rosenbaum's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Pépé le Moko (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Bamboozled
Score distribution:
1,493 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    If it speaks with a quieter voice than many of Bogdanovich's early pictures, what it has to say seems substantially more personal and thoughtful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    A must-see.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Often seems more old-fashioned than modern.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Stylistically, it's a remarkable effort -- with a continuous sense of gliding motion -- and the film is entertaining and gripping throughout.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The movie has some of the braggadocio of its white-trash hero, building to its competitive climax as if it were a gladiatorial sporting event, and it carried me all the way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    There's nothing really new...but it has craft, pacing, and an overall sense of proportion, three pretty rare classic virtues nowadays.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The high-powered drive of both the storytelling and the music is riveting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Expresses with uncommon power the highly relevant issue of public indifference to genocide, which is especially well dramatized by a scene with Elias Koteas as an actor playing a Turk.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This is a twilight film, full of sorrow yet lyrical, beautiful, and dark.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    We finally learn much more about Moskowitz than about Mossman, and more about Mossman than about his novel, but Moskowitz's passion for books is irresistible.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The characters (both animal and human) are solidly conceived, and the storytelling and visuals are expertly fashioned.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Not even the crude ethnic humor--Billy Crystal's Mel Brooks-ish Miracle Max--pricks the dream bubble, and the spirited cast has a field day.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The broad Italian family humor gets so thick at times that you could cut it with a bread knife.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Fortunately, the script by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow isn't half bad, and both Barry Levinson's direction and the performances are agreeably restrained.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The film's storytelling and heartfelt pantheism are both impressive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    McDormand has never been better, but all the performances are interestingly nuanced, including Natascha McElhone's as one of Bale's fellow psychiatric interns.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Starts out silly, gets sillier by the minute, and frequently had me and most of the people around me in stitches.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    In short, I never quite believed the story, but this movie is more about feeling than thinking.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Spielberg does an uncommonly good job both of holding our interest over 185 minutes and of showing more of the nuts and bolts of the Holocaust than we usually get from fiction films. Despite some characteristic simplifications, he's generally scrupulous about both his source and the historical record.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios join forces on an entertaining computer-generated, hyperrealist animation feature that's also in effect a toy catalog.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This outrageous comic fantasy may not sustain its brilliance throughout all of its 112 minutes, but it keeps cooking for so much of that time that I don't have many complaints.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Yet some of the laughs come too easy and linger too long; for the film's message to have maximum impact, the laughter has to stick in your throat.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I'm not sure what it all means, but, as in Ed Wood, Burton's visual flair and affection for the characters make it fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    I laughed a lot at the anti-Hollywood humor and generally had a fine time, in spite of the holier-than-thou hypocrisy that makes this movie easily and even intentionally Mamet's most Hollywoodish picture to date.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Fresh and edgy; the images of a wasted London and the details of a paramilitary organization in the countryside are both creepy and persuasive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The story is so black-and-white that one feels like hissing the villain (Kenneth Branagh) and cheering the heroines at every stage, but it's so amazing that the simplicity of the telling seems warranted.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    If you can accept the flouting of logic and credibility that usually goes with this kind of horror picture, this scary and suspenseful genre exercise, chock-full of false alarms and brutal shocks, really delivers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    It's gripping and provocative, making effective use of Charles Berling and the music of Sonic Youth, though I wish it were a little less indebted to David Cronenberg's "Videodrome."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Juicy, adroit, and likable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    For better and for worse, this is seductive storytelling as well as investigative journalism, and I wasn't always sure which mode I was in.

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