For 97 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kerry Lengel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 90 Tangled
Lowest review score: 20 Only God Forgives
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 97
  2. Negative: 2 out of 97
97 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kerry Lengel
    The metaphor is plain yet elegant: Ai is the clever cat busily devising ways to push through the barriers physical, cultural, mental -- that make humans less than free. And in China, of course, the biggest of those barriers is the one-party state.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kerry Lengel
    This is a challenging, brilliantly constructed film that, despite its patience and quiet tone, is engrossing from its first moments, especially an opening scene that encapsulates Jandal's poignant contradictions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kerry Lengel
    And now with Tangled, a delightfully fresh spin on "Rapunzel," the entertainment powerhouse delivers its first classic-caliber computer animation outside the Pixar family.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    It's a style of storytelling that leaves the audience guessing, but it also gives the actors room to breathe, to inhabit their characters without having to explain them away in terms of biography or pop psychology.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    There are moments when this funny, self-consciously quirky film feels a bit like a Welsh "Napoleon Dynamite."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    You can read Emma's affair and its eventual effect on Edoardo as an inverted oedipal thing, or perhaps as a metaphor for decadence, the embodiment of a family that subconsciously realizes it's in decline and must fight to warm its blood.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    Beautiful Creatures rises above the rabble thanks to an eminently watchable cast and a sharp screenplay by writer-director Richard LaGravenese.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    As the filmmakers trace the troubles of his later life -- psychological, financial, marital -- they flesh out a portrait of a reluctant guru whose human imperfections make him all the more inspiring.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    It is a quiet but intense and closely observed piece of work.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    Offers valuable historical, social and political context, particularly if you aren't an international-news junkie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    The perfect movie for fans of "The Daily Show" who actually stick around for the second-half interview. A cinematic memoir based on the one-man show by Mike Birbiglia, it is the aesthetic intersection of Comedy Central and public radio.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    It is intended for an audience that is willing to take a journey without knowing the destination.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    As a portrait of modern warfare, politics and propaganda, Coriolanus is intriguing, even if the gritty action sequences don't quite measure up to the realism of "The Hurt Locker."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    At once hopeful and melancholy, it won't necessarily leave you with deep thoughts to think, but rather a feeling that you can't quite name but sticks in your head like a wistful tune in a minor key.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    A precisely calibrated crowd-pleasing machine, balancing action, comedy and just the bare minimum of pathos.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    An engaging film that’s head and shoulders above the average talking-head parade.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    Amy
    [An] exhilarating, brutally depressing documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    A delicious trifle for anyone who has ever dreamt of bantering about the cinema with Luis Buñuel or lounging at the piano to hear Cole Porter sing "Let's Do It."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    It's an engaging, accessible documentary that explores the (truly) eternal questions, "Does hell exist? If so, who ends up there, and why?"
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    Shot in verite style with handheld cameras and rule-breaking quick cuts, Cahill's film moves slowly between moments of heartache and quiet beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Kerry Lengel
    Mark Ruffalo, in just the right amount of stubble, grease and leather, plays Paul, about as cool an instant dad as a SoCal kid named Laser could hope for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    Prophet’s Prey isn’t definitive, but it is compelling and occasionally even cinematic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    The cuteness, of course, is just the lure. The real payoff is the unforgettable images of nature in its astonishing abundance and awesome austerity.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    It’s an enjoyable ride, but probably not one you need to take twice.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    "Idiots” definitely isn’t for everyone, but its wry sensibility is several degrees more original than your average Hollywood knee-slapper.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    The false notes are outnumbered by those that ring achingly true.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    McQuarrie delivers a tense, eye-popping amusement-park ride that’s almost as exciting as it is forgettable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    It’s a compelling topic, even if directors Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter don’t dig deeply into the cultural and psychological significance of it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    It's a gentle and unassuming film, lingering over sometimes poignantly awkward conversations as Terry encourages his protege to persevere in his search for an original voice to go along with his skilled hands.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Kerry Lengel
    It is the mythic resonance of her story that makes it a worthy subject a documentary. But it is the down-to-earth human touches that make Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq worth watching.

Top Trailers