Jordan Mintzer

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For 83 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Mintzer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Blue Is the Warmest Color
Lowest review score: 30 Beauty and the Beast
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 83
  2. Negative: 5 out of 83
83 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 90 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    The issues come clashing together in an explosive package that, despite some snafus, remains fairly riveting to the end.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    While things get a tad buckled town in mayhem and special effects throughout the film’s busy final reels, Wright spends enough time sketching out his mischievous middle-aged men so that their journey...feels worthwhile and even meaningful for a few of them.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    A riveting and often hilarious demonstration of the Slovenian philosopher’s uncanny ability to turn movies inside out and accepted notions on their head.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    While this may be the actor-director’s most polished feature yet, it’s far from a traditional suspense movie.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Despite an initial forecast of smart laughs and witty tete-a-tetes, the French dramedy Let It Rain winds up being a partly cloudy affair that lacks the cohesiveness of Agnes Jaoui’s two previous features, "The Taste of Others" and "Look at Me."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    French feel-good filmmaking to the max. Yet a heaping pile of cliches doesn't prevent this touchingly simplistic tale -- from exuding a strong and universal emotional appeal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Unlike John Boorman's trippy 1967 L.A. noir of the same title, frenetic Gallic suspenser Point Blank provides few existential thrills but plenty of heart-racing action as it follows one man's marathon dash to save his kidnapped wife from execution.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Both evocative and faithful in its depiction of the famed French singer's lascivious life, "Gainsbourg (vie heroique)" offers up a feast of memorable chansons and an almost endless parade of drop-dead-gorgeous muses.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    The remake ups the adrenaline factor, and features strong performances across the board, yet feels bogged down by a weighty love triangle and a subject that merits more than the old-school good vs. evil approach.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Picture initially suggests a sort of Gallic "Damages," with Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier in the Glenn Close and Rose Byrne roles, but the corporate catfight soon gives way to a cleverly designed whodunit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Juliette Binoche’s portrayal of the ill-fated artist is a study of restraint peppered with brief outbursts of emotion -- a riveting performance in an imposing, at times off-putting micro-biopic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    A delightfully old-fashioned kid’s flick with a meaningful message.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Adapting their highly successful stage version to the screen with keen comic-timing but much less cinematic panache, Mathieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere offer up a lively take on love, friendship and baby-naming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    An episodic coming-of-age story whose plot holes are paved over by strong performances and a few emotional highlights.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s a rather fascinating bit of artistic self-indulgence that’s both made by, and about, self-indulgent men, although one that can certainly grow taxing. [Unrated Version]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s a tricky proposition that will surely ruffle the feathers of many viewers, but one that also makes a curious, if lasting, impression, thanks in part to strong turns from actors Anais Demoustier and Josh Charles.

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