For 1,481 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

J.R. Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Encounters at the End of the World
Lowest review score: 0 Repo Men
Score distribution:
1481 movie reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Schmidt works the slasher formula for all it's worth, but the repulsive stereotype at the center of the movie dampens the fun.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Proof positive that comedy is hard, this debut feature by Hue Rhodes offers a wealth of skilled players and admirably offbeat gags yet seldom manages to generate any laughs.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Pine, who expertly approximated William Shatner in the Star Trek reboot, seems to have picked up some of the actor's air of self-serious buffoonery, and it suits him well; as Witherspoon's best pal, late-night TV comedian Chelsea Handler holds down what might be called the Nora Ephron part, dispensing an endless stream of bawdy man jokes.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Whitaker directed this flaccid romance from a script by girl-power hacks Jessica Bendinger.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    Involves a team of divers exploring a vast cave system, an appropriate setting given the hollowness of the story and acting.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    More or less restages Tobe Hooper's 1974 original, including its much-loved family dinner scene.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    Beneath all the forced hilarity lies an awful fear of aging--and Sandler is only 43! This is gonna be rough.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Suitable entertainment for boys too young to shave.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    It's a pleasure to see Jill Clayburgh on the big screen in a story about middle-aged love and sexuality, but she can't rescue this alternately trite and implausible comedy.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Its labored goofiness seldom transcends the stale format.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    With her tetchy screen persona, Sandra Bullock is well served by brainteasers like "The Lake House" and this passable thriller about a woman who seems to be bouncing between two alternate realities.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    It isn't bad enough to be good.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    The movie's "Beverly Hillbillies" humor had me laughing moderately, and by the end I wasn't even looking around to make sure no one noticed.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    This big-budget adventure is based on a recent Michael Crichton thriller, though its premise is too stale to instill the sense of wonder critical to great sci-fi.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    A forced screwball comedy for teenagers, partly redeemed by Brittany Murphy's giddy performance.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    Ice Cube tries his hand at family comedy in this phony story.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 60 J.R. Jones
    The tone seesaws between comic wackiness and romantic sincerity, with Paltrow better suited to the latter.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    The Focker franchise has become such a swell payday (Meet the Parents grossed $166 million; Meet the Fockers, $279 million) that now everyone wants in on the act.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Alternates between chunks of opaque exposition delivered by cardboard characters and eruptions of colorful and highly imaginative action.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    There's a gothic backstory to all this, which makes no sense but looks pretty cool.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Rosenthal observes all the ritual elements -- a veteran of the series, he seems to understand that its fans crave certainty over shock.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    Another go-round for the premise of an overaged kid insinuating himself into a stranger's family.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 J.R. Jones
    Schizoid romantic comedy -- The first half of the movie is full of broad but capable comedy, but the original film's sexual and class politics are clumsily handled, and the mood turns serious with all the subtlety of a falling guillotine blade.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 50 J.R. Jones
    The gilt-and-grime setting is eerily atmospheric, and screenwriter Dan Madigan has a nicely sick sense of humor.

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