Kevin Jagernauth
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For 164 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Killing Them Softly
Lowest review score: 0 Dying of the Light
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 164
  2. Negative: 29 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Pawn Sacrifice certainly whips up a dervish of energy, and as a piece of dramatic entertainment, it's mostly engaging, and features character actors doing very good work.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Red Knot" is insightful in the way few first films are, and marks Cohen as a filmmaker to watch.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ultimately, it’s hard and a bit pointless to nitpick Jack The Giant Slayer because it never sets out to be or presents itself as anything more than a slightly beefed up fairy tale.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Leterrier's film is a reminder that sometimes a good yarn can do enough heavy lifting on its own to provide thrills. Whether or not the illusion pays off will be up to you, but the trick itself may be intriguing enough.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    As a look behind the curtain at one of the contemporary art world's biggest names, 'Painting' succeeds as far providing a snapshot of who he is in the very immediate moment. For anyone looking for anything more about Richter, his craft or his insights, 'Painting' will prove to be a half-finished canvas.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's no surprise the film became a box office sensation in its native France; the characters are a delight to know and the whole movie goes down easy like a cold glass of Chardonnay on a warm summer evening.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    The latest from the prolific helmer is not so much slight as is it light, charming and funny by equal turns, with a pretty terrific performance by Huppert who seems to be having a lot of fun with the part(s).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Patchy as often as its outright hilarious, fantastically outrageous just as frequently as its forgettable and flatlining, the sequel winds up a bit better than a second tier Ferrell outing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    While a film of great craft, strongly performed by the cast across the board, and particulary by the lead, newcomer Saskia Rosendahl, Lore never lets the audience in close enough for it to be a truly embraceable picture.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's exactly the oddball and crooked tale you'd want and expect from a Cronenberg with all the gratuitous blood, pus, bone and multiple closeups of needles piercing skin you could ask for. Dad would be proud.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Heli is a despairing, bleak watch. It's a slow, but unrelenting look at one young man's punishing loss of innocence amongst a society that has already decayed beyond understanding.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Winter's detail oriented approach does at least give the best recounting of Napster you're going to get, even if it's a biased one. And while some contrasting opinions would've been appreciated, Downloaded is still worth a click.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    For all the assuredness behind the camera and in front of it, there's very little in way of edge or even, surprisingly, emotion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Always thoroughly pleasant, and that's entirely due to the cast, who all turn in breezy performances.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Therese is almost voyeuristically distant from what's happening on screen, asking the audience to observe, but leaving just enough a gap of being completely engaged, that while everything is very well articulated, the impact is more academic than sensual.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    It may not strike the political notes it wants to hit completely, and may fall just short of the impact it would like to achieve, but Medora provides a sweet, small tale of survival, not just of a high school basketball team, but of a town trying not to get eaten up by supposed progress.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ultimately, Ms. 45 is far more interesting and genuinely enjoyable (versus ironically enjoyable, as many of this vintage grindhouse flicks wind up being) than it has any right to be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    A clever assemblage of archival and historical material that unfortunately doesn't quite go far enough.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    What should be a gripping, true crime/mystery story gets often bogged down by a lack of focus from filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, who don't always realize the central saga can stand well enough on its own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    The mileage will vary depending on how you've felt about the progression of the series so far, but if you're even mildly curious to find out what awaits the outrageous and exasperating Henry Fool, Ned Rifle is worth making some time for.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Yes, it's uneven, more jokes miss than hit, and it winds up taking easy dramatic shortcuts from the more interesting avenues that the script presents, but it's thanks to the lead quartet that the comedy is as engaging at it is.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's enjoyable and toe-tapping for what it is, but it's also extremely lightweight stuff.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is no doubt that Greetings From Tim Buckley is respectful, and thanks to Badgley and Rosenfield, does justice to both singers. But the film never quite connects father and son as each sharing the common bond of extraordinary talent or even similar personal woes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's not the most complex WWII movie you'll see, but there's no denying the blunt intensity of Fury, and even if it doesn't sustain, Ayer commits to staring straight into hellish eye of war and bringing audiences along to witness every gruesome detail.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is enough of a simple charm to A Birder's Guide To Everything that there are worse things you could do with your hour and a half. The lead teens in particular give the material a realness that may not have been there on the page, and the filmmakers know enough not push the quaint story beyond the safe parameters it operates in.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Someone Marry Barry is a reasonably entertaining argument that good performers can enliven weak material.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Working off what appears to be a pretty decent script by Mark Poirier, who does a good job of juggling quite a few story threads and giving each enough attention and depth, Johnson's rigorous and formal approach doesn't allow for any sparks, let alone fireworks.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Keeping Room attempts a blend of sexual curiosity, home invasion horror and elegiac drama, that doesn't quite work, but whose ambitions are nonetheless compelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Yes, the idea is unique. But they aren't quite ready to shake off what has worked for them for years -- namely making girls want to be special and popular, and boys strong and heroic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    A valiant attempt to build on the magic of “The Wizard Of Oz,” and while it certainly doesn’t diminish the standing of that movie, Sam Raimi’s film provides proof that the more we know about the mysteries of our favorite stories, the less interesting they become.

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