Jordan Mintzer

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For 135 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Mintzer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Blue Is the Warmest Color
Lowest review score: 20 Colonia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 135
  2. Negative: 6 out of 135
135 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 89 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    While the plot can sometimes feel too lightweight for feature length, with a score by composer Laurent Perez del Mar (Now or Never) that tends to overdo it on the gushy side, The Red Turtle benefits from the beautiful animation work of Dudok de Wit and his team.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    A delightfully old-fashioned kid’s flick with a meaningful message.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s only when the story heads to pure sci-fi territory later on that April stretches itself a bit thin, though a smart epilogue manages to put things in perspective for both the characters and viewer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    Raw
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    With her sophomore effort, Evolution, the writer-director delivers another disturbing mélange of experimental genre filmmaking and adorable, tortured French kids, offering up a trippy visual feast that satisfies on an aesthetic level, if not always on a narrative one.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Writer-director Xavier Giannoli offers up an amusingly entertaining portrait of fortune, infamy and severe melodic dysfunction in the polished French period dramedy, Marguerite.
    • 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
    There’s a carefree spirit about everything that happens, including all the talk about girls and masturbation, that makes the story as breezy as the summer air,

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