Kevin Jagernauth

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For 262 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Place Beyond the Pines
Lowest review score: 0 Self/less
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 262
262 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Mostly this is a thrillingly compassionate, deceptively simple, and wholly invested look at a capable older woman with a lively mind coping with a series of common misfortunes. Where that could be depressing, or at least overridingly melancholy, here it is strangely hopeful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    This beautifully structured fable may be focused on the specific pain, of a specific child, during a specific moment in time, but it blows up every fragment of its premise into heart-stirring universal appeal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    An enormously entertaining, crowd-pleasing winner from the director whose comedic edge has never been sharper.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Inside Llewyn Davis isn't about someone trying to make it big, but someone just trying to make it, and the Coens celebrate the hard road that can inspire great art.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    A wholly illuminating look at Muhammad Ali in all his complexity, providing a surprisingly fresh and vivid portrait of a man who played rope-a-dope with history, religion and sport and emerged from the ring as an inspiring, and flawed icon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Filled with imagery both moving and mordant... 12:08 East Of Bucharest doesn't pretend to have a position on the fallout of the Romanian Revolution. Instead it contends that different questions need to be asked and considered about post-Communist life, about the blame about the current state of the country, and where the future lies for Romania's youth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Hirokazu has crafted a warm and lovely film that suggests the easiest thing about raising a child is embracing how complicated it can be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    A brilliant, towering picture, The Place Beyond The Pines is a cinematic accomplishment of extraordinary grace and insight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Unique and at times profound, it's a reminder of how much Kubrick left for us to appreciate in his work, and how the greatest films always leave something more to be discovered with each viewing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Uncompromising and uncommercial, divisive and brave, Killing Them Softly bitterly boils at the state of the nation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    It avoids the trap of simply being a celebrity vehicle about celebrity, by displaying a surprising heart beneath its very funny surface.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    While a truly original comedy, While We're Young is the rare one that also laces rich thematic elements with wonderfully drawn characters to create a picture that's as genuinely hilarious as it is thoughtful about how hopes, ambitions, dreams and ideals of personal and creative accomplishments that ebb and flow across decades.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    Touching and brimming with the energy, enthusiasm and tides of teenage love and life, 'Perks' could very well be the next classic of the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    By the picture's knotty finale, in which Audiard navigates a late-stage twist with ease and emotion, you know you are in the hands of a master who is directing with the confidence and command that few possess.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    Totally bonkers, hilarious and wickedly clever, The Double is special and singular filmmaking at its best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    Not only a searing look at Europe's painful involvement in participating, encouraging and backing regimes of oppression, Concerning Violence makes it clear that not much has changed in the fifty years since Fanon's powerful words were first printed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    The picture’s strength is in its honesty.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Perhaps the most thrilling thing about Looper is watching Johnson really grow leaps and bounds as a filmmaker.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Boynton's film is refreshingly complex.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Supermensch is a strong first outing from Myers that plays like that one round of drinks that gets everyone telling stories at the end of a boozy night.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Punk Singer brings dimension and real shape to a band, era and scene that is often compartmentalized into one or two categories. That it'll get you wanting to start your own musical rebellion is a bonus.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    For all its minor faults of under-developed characters and disjointed scenes, “Honey” is worth seeing not only for the compelling performances from the two leads but for the incredibly effective use of light, reminding us just how much other films take it for granted.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Moving, rousing, funny and at times even haunting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Handsomely mounted, this is a period drama in which both unspoken demands and stated appetites drive the emotions that simmer below the surface from the first frame. And though this doesn’t transcend what you might expect from the genre, few movies are delivered with this much craft and care.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Enough Said is another tremendously well crafted, intelligent dramedy about people, with complicated lives, who make bad decisions trying to do the right thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ultimately, This Ain't California is a movie powered by nostalgia, a propulsive kind of dreamy reflection to a time and place that may not have existed with events that might not have actually happened, but have all the reality of a life that was truly lived.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Witty, observational, and hilarious, Maggie’s Plan is the kind of richly complex dramedy that proves to be the rare picture that serves both halves of that genre description fully, equally, and satisfyingly.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    The trick the director pulls off is that “Lace Crater” weaves a comedic touch throughout the film, keeps the audience compellingly off balance when it pitches toward horror, and puts together a picture that slyly has much more going on beneath its laid back surface.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Love & Mercy isn't a standard celebration nor a traditional music biopic. Instead, it's a survival story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    It’s a lovely film that resonates all the more so in a summer of louder, more cluttered movies, and knowing that Disney had the confidence to allow Lowery’s vision to flourish is the icing on the cake.

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