Jordan Mintzer

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For 139 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Mintzer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Club
Lowest review score: 20 Colonia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 139
  2. Negative: 6 out of 139
139 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s like watching a first-rate standup routine transformed into fiction, or in this case auto-fiction, as Rock has more on his mind than just making us laugh, offering up a witty celebrity satire that doubles as a love story set during one long and eventful New York City day.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s a surprising and often thought-provoking effort from a filmmaker who has never chosen to take the simple path, confirming Larrain as one of the more genuine talents working in cinema today.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Mintzer
    Less concerned with classic storytelling than with creating virtual performance pieces on screen, the film features dozens of extended sequences of Adele and Emma both in and out of bed—scenes that are virtuously acted and directed, even if they run on for longer than most filmmakers would allow.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Mintzer
    Both a powerful allegory for post-war regeneration and a rich Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity, Phoenix once again proves that German filmmaker Christian Petzold and his favorite star, Nina Hoss, are clearly one of the best director-actor duos working in movies today.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s all quite perverse for sure, which of course is no surprise coming from either the actress or the director, though what’s welcome about Elle is the way they combine their talents to make a film that hardly skimps on the sex, violence and sadism, yet ultimately tells a story about how one woman uses them all to set herself free.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    The issues come clashing together in an explosive package that, despite some snafus, remains fairly riveting to the end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    Directed with wit and structural precision — there is not a single moment in the film that feels wasted or doesn’t pay off later on — Glory uses two vastly opposing characters (a communications specialist vs. someone who can barely communicate at all) to depict a society riddled with fraud and cruelty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
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    It’s rare to see such confidence in a first feature, yet Ducournau seems to know where she’s going at all times, keeping the narrative lean and mean while utilizing an array of stylistic techniques – slow-motion, sequence shots and tons of on-screen prosthetics – that never let up until the witty, and inevitably grisly, final scene.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    Director Laurent Becue-Renard’s engrossing study of soldiers coping with trauma through intensive group therapy offers a rare look at real men shaken by real experiences, underlining the monumental courage it takes for them to get their lives back on track.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    This terrifically performed piece of filmed theater is filled with twists, turns and underhanded schemes that show how history sometimes lies in the hands of a selected few, not to mention a good glass of Chardonnay.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    The film is a textured portrait of human beings and the jobs they do, offering scant commentary but much to chew on, not to mention plenty of laughs -- no small feat in a movie dedicated to something as dry sounding as “public radio.”
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Working with a terrific cast — first-timer Nero is a real discovery — Muylaert makes all the traumatic twists in the story feel both natural and almost casual at times, as if we’re watching everyday people whose lives have suddenly been transformed into a telenovela plot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    In Porumboiu’s movies, what you see is never what you get, and there are riches to be had if you just keep looking.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Past lives and ancient ancestors are evoked through conversations that are both cryptic and oddly matter-of-fact, in a work that has the realistic vibe of a documentary but the unearthly qualities of a sustained reverie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    While this may be the actor-director’s most polished feature yet, it’s far from a traditional suspense movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s a simple, somewhat mundane scenario that, in the hands of a terrific cast and two talented filmmakers, is transformed into a minor Greek comic-tragedy, with one fearless woman trying to stave off loved ones who smother her with guilt and affection.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Like other recent French cartoons — ranging from Persopolis to the Kirikou series — this one manages to maintain something personal within a broadly appealing framework: it doesn’t shy away from the dark side of life, and in the end, even allows us to enjoy it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    This endearing old-age drama works best as an earnest and colorful character study, even if it doesn't really break any new cinematic ground.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Reteaming to play a duo similar to the one in A Prophet, Rahim and Arestrup maintain the film’s tense and sinister tone – the former providing a convincing mix of fragility and machismo, and the latter looking and acting more and more like Brando in the latter half of his career.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    If the film runs a tad too long, especially in its second half, Embrace of the Serpent is still an absorbing account of indigenous tribes facing up to colonial incursions, revealing how Westerners are in many ways far behind the native peoples they conquer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    The film’s shrewd sense of humor, its way of underlining the absurdity of life’s foibles, is fully carried by Huppert’s disarming performance, which never panders to easy sentiments but doesn’t shy away from showcasing raw emotion.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    [Aubrey Plaza] adds something different to Hartley’s usual hijinks, making for a crime dramedy that’s ostensibly quirky, but also short, sweet and quite moving.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Combining the glamour of "To Catch a Thief" with the ruckus of a Ben Stiller movie, TV vet Pascal Chaumeil's French Riviera-set intrigue stars Romain Duris.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Lapid’s approach is so cautious yet so ambitious, he manages to weave an engrossing narrative that -- despite some longueurs after the one-hour mark -- grows progressively intense.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Similar in form to the director’s previous nonfiction studies (Our Daily Bread, Over the Years), this wordless assemblage of fixed shots is as much a museum piece as it is a strictly art-house item, inviting viewers to sit back and let the imagery consume them.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    The picture is marked by superb performances and a dazzling technical display by the helmer and praiseworthy cinematographer Eric Gautier.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Writer-director Rachel Lang and star Salome Richard manage to craft an intriguing feature debut filled with keen observations and slices of dark humor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Toback does a great job introducing the non-initiated to the sticky job of getting a film funded outside the studio system.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    With an acute style marked by lengthy tracking shots and crisp natural cinematography from Laurent Desmet (Shall We Kiss?), Leonor manages to convey emotions through purely visual terms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Stranger by the Lake invites you into its alluring and peaceful world, only to gradually uncover the darkness beneath it.

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