Jordan Mintzer

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For 160 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Mintzer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Top Five
Lowest review score: 20 Colonia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 160
  2. Negative: 7 out of 160
160 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Combining the mystical and the military in ways that can seem fresh compared to other recent war flicks, this feature debut from writer-director Clement Cogitore could nonetheless use some more adrenaline to make its premise work.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Like the professional dogwalker who can’t exactly keep count of Max and his cohorts, it feels like the filmmakers are juggling too many chatty creatures at once, while trying to maintain a plot that tends to grow more outlandish as the story progresses.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    A slick, occasionally hilarious but ultimately uneven appraisal of France’s favorite extramarital pastime.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Gimmicks aside, this decently acted and paced effort shows that the 74-year-old auteur can still be marginally transgressive, if not entirely original.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Tightly wound and crafted, with robust performances by Kristin Scott Thomas and recurrent Spanish Don Juan Sergi Lopez, the picture offers a rough, no-frills take on a story as old as France itself.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    While nothing in The Nun feels inspiring or truly groundbreaking, it’s certainly a well-handled package, and the strong performances are abetted by superb technical contributions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s unfortunate that Light feels both too traditional and too concerned with showcasing life behind the music, instead of trying to explain why Williams was one of the greatest American musicians of the last century.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Turning one of the darkest moments in modern French history into syrupy historical drama, writer-director Rose Bosch's The Round Up is a polished, pathos-driven re-creation of the Vichy regime's mass imprisonment and disposal of 13,000 Parisian Jews in summer 1942.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    The material doesn’t always feel fresh enough, despite the unique setting and cast of true-to-life characters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Unfortunately, [Miike] never quite tops the hijinks of this film’s opening reel, and at nearly two hours, As the Gods Will grows gradually tiresome until it seriously drags during a lengthy and entirely kitschy closing battle.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Fanny is definitely a worthy companion to Marius, although it’s also more claustrophobic in terms of staging, confining the action to a handful of interior sequences that feel less like a movie than like filmed theater, albeit of a rather high order.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    An explosive family drama whose intense performances can't always compensate for such a heavy-handed scenario, Bad Hurt nonetheless marks a promising directorial debut from playwright Mark Kemble.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    The powerful turns don’t necessarily build towards a satisfying conclusion, in a film that starts off strong but can’t always decide whether it wants to keep it real or give viewers the sort of movie moments found in less-inventive dramas.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Guediguian's lengthy period yarn features a wide array of characters filmed with his habitual simpatico eye, but loses the dramatic thread in too many plots, too little action and not enough originality.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    This offbeat indie chiller benefits from colorful cinematography and bits of satisfying butchery, even if a less than airtight scenario fails to make it run efficiently.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    This plot-heavy suspense flick loses some of the book’s originality in translation while failing to channel its sense of Midwestern malaise. But it keeps the guessing game going long enough to compensate for some otherwise shallow characterizations, while Theron offers up an earnest and downbeat turn that says a lot with little dialogue
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    The filmmaking is often splendid to behold, though not necessarily for two full hours, and Tran’s Gallic tone poem winds up suffering under the weight of its own aestheticism. It’s a beautiful flower arrangement in need of an adequate vase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    2 Autumns often lets its cute and eccentric stylings get in the way of the story itself, which, once you strip away all the accouterments, feels rather underdeveloped.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    There are moments when The Other Side seems to traverse into arts-ploitation territory, and it’s ultimately hard to tell if the movie is trying to render its subjects with some humanity or otherwise if it's taking advantage of all these poor, beautiful losers.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    At best, Trash works as a vibrant, occasionally suspenseful postcard-portrait of a place that’s always great to see on the big screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Victoria is definitely what you would call a passive protagonist, and although the film subtly explores questions of ethnic identity, it doesn't necessarily keep one engaged until the end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Though it drags in spots and doesn’t convince on all fronts, Bliss is nonetheless a worthy minor addition to a canon of homefront films.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    The film is more of a character study than a full-fledged family drama, though one that benefits from strong, naturalistic performances by castmembers that seem to know one another all too well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Cedric Anger’s stylish thriller Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart (La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur) offers up a strong central turn from Guillaume Canet while dishing out a number of crafty and suspenseful set-pieces. But it can also be too self-serious at times and winds up dragging a bit in its latter stages.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    This semi-fictionalized account rings false whenever it eschews reality for a WWII cloak-and-dagger intrigue, trying too hard to dazzle us with plot instead of letting the music speak for itself.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    This stylish chamber piece plays like a cross between Ex Machina and The Tree of Life, mixing a cleverly conceived biotechnical fable with sun-dappled sentimentalism that doesn’t always resonate like it should.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    As much as the helmer’s aesthetic is impressive, the laconic pacing and somewhat flat performances can be a bit of a drag, as is a script that heads to familiar places and takes a while to do so.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Best when it reveals the painstaking details of investigative work, worst when it plunges into improbable emotional depths, SK1 is an above-average policier.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    If Chambermaid lacks the dramatic push to carry it through to the end, Seydoux’s performance remains robust and engaging throughout.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s all rather trite if easygoing entertainment aimed at the 6-and-under set, with A Turtle’s Tale creator Ben Stassen (credited as producer) and director Vincent Kesteloot delivering a colorful 3D adventure that lacks the sophistication of a Zootopia or Kung Fu Panda, but thankfully avoids some of their snark as well.

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