For 119 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kerry Lengel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 90 The Oath
Lowest review score: 20 The Purge
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 119
  2. Negative: 2 out of 119
119 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    There's no question it looks fantastic...As for the story, well, much like the original Frankenstein's monster, it is a haphazard assemblage of well-aged source materials jolted back to life with new technology, but it isn't quite as sophisticated as one might hope.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Artfully shot and mooded-up with a jittery ambient soundtrack, Risk is compelling because the enigma of Assange is compelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Kerry Lengel
    In The Internet's Own Boy, writer-director Brian Knappenberger ("We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists") paints a portrait of Swartz as a martyr for the information age, but ultimately the story falls short of such mythic ambition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    The performances are certainly compelling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Despite the lethal force that inevitably gets applied to poor Lisbeth, we never really fear for her safety, but we do fear for her future happiness. That is where the real drama lies.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Wild Grass retains a literary feel with the help of an unseen narrator, who offers intriguing poetic observations. And Resnais' visuals are equally lyrical. What can you say: The French sure know how to make pretty pictures.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    One can forgive the trying-too-hard aphorisms -- "You don't choose a life ... you live one" -- but savvy cinephiles are sure to be annoyed by Tyler Bates' hypnotic ambient-folk soundtrack, studded with such despoiled musical gems as Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" and the Shins' "New Slang."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    There's nothing particularly earth-shattering here, but maybe that's appropriate for a film honoring food that aims to be mouthwatering but unpretentious.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    If anything, Carnage does too little to adapt to the new medium, and the result is a film that makes its audience feel as trapped as its characters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Shown in flashbacks, the story of 10-year-old Sarah Starzynski is powerful, thanks in large part to the luminous screen presence of young Mélusine Mayance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Even though Five Armies is the shortest Hobbit movie, it also is the least thrilling as it chugs toward the finish line weighted down with all the added characters and confusing subplots that have been tacked on along the way.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    The film is not without its flaws, but the story it tells is both terrifying and inspiring.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Téchiné's fidelity to the facts delivers a disappointing denouement to an intriguing character study.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    After a predictable opening hour, Paradise Lost manages to deliver a surprise or two as it switches gears into a full-on thriller. But it never gets close to the epic heights to which it aspires.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Kerry Lengel
    The Minions themselves aren't as endearing as they are in the previous movies, maybe because there are fewer of them bumbling around, or maybe because they just haven't found their true supervillain love yet. Or maybe some sidekicks, no matter how loveable, just aren't cartoon-hero material
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Kerry Lengel
    The characters are clichés and the plot is assembly-line predictable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    The many battle sequences, though carefully detailed, are lacking in energy and originality. There is some ambition here, but the results fall short.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Kerry Lengel
    Not that inarticulate characters can't be compelling if they are written with subtlety, acted with insight and, most of all, framed by a directorial vision, but Hellion, despite a promising debut from Wiggins, falls short in at least two of the above.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Kerry Lengel
    Representing the 78-year-old writer and director at his perfunctory worst, Magic in the Moonlight is an unfunny, unromantic comedy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Kerry Lengel
    Unfortunately, while the swami taught his disciples to explore the depths of their very souls, the film barely scratches the surface of his life and teachings.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    The best thing about the film is neither the top-notch CGI nor the shallow moral lessons but the performance of Will Poulter ("Son of Rambow") as Lucy and Edmund's insufferable cousin Eustace Scrubb.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Kerry Lengel
    Kartheiser brings some zip and smarm to the proceedings as the villain with a million years in his vault, but it's not nearly enough to make In Time worth your time. Or your money.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Kerry Lengel
    For an R-rated romance about a young writer's affair with a sultry French siren, 5 to 7 generates all the heat of an Easy-Bake Oven. It aims to sizzle but quickly fizzles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Insidious: Chapter 3 is almost more a spoof of a classic like "The Exorcist" than it is an homage. It's not scary horror, it's silly horror, and the audience is in on the joke.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Despite his roots as an over-the-top stand-up comedian, Williams long ago proved himself to be one of those rare actors who can truly inhabit a role, and “Boulevard” is no exception. But that’s not always enough to keep the viewer’s eyes glued to the screen.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    By the time the film reaches its implausible climax, it is far too late to rescue the story from the limbo that lies between ugly history and slick entertainment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Character development, dramatic tension and emotional resonance all get short shrift in the checklist exposition by writer-director Gavin Hood.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Kerry Lengel
    In the movie version at least, efforts to render the hero larger than life result in a story that is less than convincing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Kerry Lengel
    You'd expect the sequel to be an improvement based on production values alone, and you would be right, but not by much.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Kerry Lengel
    Despite the silly-sounding premise, it's a wistful, bittersweet meditation on aging and death.

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