For 45 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 22% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 76% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joshua Land's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 90 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Lowest review score: 10 Chaos
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
45 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Joshua Land
    Investigates the events leading up to the coup d'├ętat; that it was the second for Aristide (overthrown in 1991, mere months after becoming Haiti's first democratically elected president) darkens the film's triumphalist-sounding title.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Joshua Land
    Poorly organized mishmash of archival war films, scholarly chatter, and literary quotations.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Joshua Land
    Frustratingly little here grapples with the day-to-day realities of life in Chechnya and the surrounding areas.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Joshua Land
    It's all pleasant enough, but the pretty pictures, languid pacing, and endless stretches of mood music eventually combine to soporific effect.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Joshua Land
    Grappell implicitly uses the juxtaposition with the martyred Kurbas to gauge her commitment to her own art. Light From the East drinks freely from the triumphalist cup of the glasnost era.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Land
    The thriller plot sputters and the romance between Slater and eco-friendly Harvard MBA Selma Blair is a nonstarter, but the movie's threadbare execution actually enhances its queasy vision of a nation in decline.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Land
    As a director (Caan) occasionally falls prey to the rookie mistake of excessive crosscutting, fragmenting the dramatic momentum created by his fine cast.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Land
    Witherspoon's oft charming perkiness is merely patronizing here, but mid-'90s MTV staple Donal Logue steals every scene he's in as an ethically challenged therapist.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Land
    Todd Verow's overstuffed Vacationland promises more than it delivers in just about every sense.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Land
    Raging Dove can't avoid the biodoc pitfall of fixating on its subject's personal saga to the virtual exclusion of all else; by the end it's essentially blaming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Abu Lashin's professional demise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Land
    Not only is the candid (but never prurient) treatment of early-teen sexuality and drug use too hot to handle, but the narrative blend of fairy-tale wonder and nightmare logic feels sui generis.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Land
    Nicely rendered moments of casual intimacy between the men attest to the trip's therapeutic value, but very little of it transfers to the audience. The dull large-group scenes consist mostly of old standbys like writing problems on slips of paper and burning them.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Joshua Land
    It's tough to be sure of anything in this murky experimental feature, which sadly fails to live up to its title.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 10 Joshua Land
    Chaos lacks the audience-implicating boldness or howling political outrage of that landmark (Wes Craven's "Last House on the Left"); where Last House was provocative, Chaos is merely disgusting.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Joshua Land
    This witless satire dares to take on the culture of--get ready for this--reality TV! Arriving a stupefying five years out of date, Surviving Eden is a not particularly rigorous attempt at mockumentary.