Jordan Mintzer
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For 63 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Mintzer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Phoenix
Lowest review score: 30 Case 39
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 63
  2. Negative: 4 out of 63
63 movie reviews
    • 93 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.
    • 93 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    National Gallery feels closer to a pure aesthetic investigation than an organizational exposé, and in that respect is reminiscent of recent Paris-set films like Crazy Horse or La Danse, mostly allowing the art to speak for itself.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    A delightfully old-fashioned kid’s flick with a meaningful message.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Like his erratic protagonist, Gilroy doesn’t always know when to settle down or call it quits, and the film’s constant shifts of tone can grow tiring, even if the action as a whole never gets boring.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    The issues come clashing together in an explosive package that, despite some snafus, remains fairly riveting to the end.
    • 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.
    • 71 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    The material doesn’t always feel fresh enough, despite the unique setting and cast of true-to-life characters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Doyle overstuffs some of the content, jumping through dozens of interviews without allowing us enough time to process them. Still, the director and editor John Murphy manage to give all the material a solid through-line, making the many voices echo into one underlying argument: Showrunning sucks, but it may be the greatest job in entertainment today.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    With such well-tuned performances and scattered intensity, it's unfortunate that the technical aspects of the film are not always up to par.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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