Jonathan Rosenbaum

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For 1,527 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Rosenbaum's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Artificial Intelligence: AI
Lowest review score: 0 The Heartbreak Kid
Score distribution:
1527 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Allen's movies specialize in contemplating the notion that money can somehow remove vulgarity or produce gentility. Small Time Crooks may conclude quite conventionally that money can't buy you everything, but most of it flirts even more conventionally with the opposite premise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    An adroit piece of storytelling from Irish writer-director Neil Jordan that's ultimately less challenging to conventional notions about race and sexuality than it may at first seem... The three leads are first-rate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Based on the real-life exploits of Frank W. Abagnale but played more for myth than believability.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This is a remarkably gripping, suggestive, and inventive piece of storytelling that, like Kubrick's other work, is likely to grow in mystery and intensity over time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    This is smooth and at times even sensual -- a well-oiled machine.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    The film seems a bit studied, but the creepy plot still holds a certain fascination.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Very competently mounted and acted (there are also juicy parts for Judy Davis, Tony Shalhoub, and Jon Polito), this is basically a midnight-movie gross-out in Sunday-afternoon art-house clothing--an intriguing novelty that revels in effect while oozing with cryptic signifiers.
    • 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.
    • 95 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.

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