Kevin Jagernauth

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For 264 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Lowest review score: 0 Self/less
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 264
264 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    It subtly makes the connection between the simple equation that investment in our children will give dividends that go far beyond any sort of number on a balance sheet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's a deeply humane and moving look at a complex issue that at the very least demands that a conversation begins not about short term fixes, but long term solutions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    A fascinating story told with deep insight, Little Hope Was Arson finds that both fire and forgiveness burn in different ways.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    With Elysium, Blomkamp has made good on the promise of "District 9" and proven that working on a bigger canvas doesn't mean compromising on smarts or aspirations to deliver tentpole sized stories with a thoughtful backbone.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Amour is nevertheless the work of a filmmaker who isn't afraid to ask the big questions about human nature, and coming out of Amour it seems the director has hope for us yet.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    While there's no doubt that Shepard's film is frequently laugh-out-loud funny and impressively, wittily written, with a finely tuned ear for the perfect bit of foul language, it stumbles slightly on the story side.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    With Only Yesterday, Takahata not only succeeds in transmitting how years can flash by, but also the way that passage of time makes clearer the moments that define our character, and go on to influence how we choose to live later.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Tracking the rise of each fighter, Champs underscores the incredible skill, talent and fortitude each had on their way to the top, however it never shies away from pointing out the systemic failures that let them down.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Rush is a pretty thrilling piece of pop entertainment. It's excitingly assembled and moves like a bullet, highly engaging and nerve-wracking when it needs to be and light on its feet elsewhere.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Unlike some mock biopics or music documentaries that rely on a particular kind of specificity to succeed, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is universally, gloriously stupid. And that’s not a slight — it takes a considerable amount of smarts to make something that so winningly observes the ridiculous facade of the pop music sphere, but gives it a wide-ranging reach.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Deceivingly complex, with an emotional center that peels away like an onion the longer it unfolds, this is a powerful effort from Mungiu in which love and faith are both different kinds of poison.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Time Out Of Mind is a film of tremendous patience and pace, as it wants you to inhabit every minute, day, hour and year of homelessness. But it's through that considered approach that the reveal of George's deep self-hatred and low self-esteem carries an extraordinary power; time has worn his sense of self to the point of despair that's deeply moving.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Its multiple charms are so sly, the performances so perfectly unflashy, you’ll likely be surprised at how affecting it becomes in its final stages.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Guest isn’t fixing what isn’t broke, but after so long between movies, and with many more people tackling the style, it does leave Mascots at times feeling a bit overfamiliar.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While the surface glance of the film does feature a standard array of American indie signifiers, it’s worth emphasizing again that Abbasi’s voice is distinct, and is sure to become more sharply defined as his career evolves.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Hanks' insightful tribute to the retailer, and chronicle of their history, is the story of the music industry, who had it all, and believed the good times would last forever, only to see it all slip away.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is an eventual reckoning, but one wishes that Tan, at least for these moments, had allowed the film a few more inches of dramatic space.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    With The Tree Of Life the director has once again created a cinematic experience that is uniquely his own, often powerful and mesmerizing, at times overreaching and overbearing, but never forgettable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While it's messily put together, with a sprawling and at times unfocused narrative that often gets in the way of itself, it doesn't deny the power of the facts Jarecki brings to bear on a misguided program that hasn't stopped the demand for drugs, that has disenfranchised the poor and minorities, and created an expensive prison industry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    A taut thriller that almost doesn't waste a single step.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Martian is the most purely enjoyable picture Scott has made in years. The streamlined narrative and the film’s consistent pacing, aided by a cast who don’t make a wrongfooted move, makes for easy popcorn entertainment.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    For those who are coming to Codegirl looking for a fiery rebuke and exposé on the gender imbalance rampant in Silicon Valley, they've come to the wrong place.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Spinning Plates navigates an industry that is more diverse and challenging than ever, but with this simple, fulfilling sampling, we learn that those behind the stove aim for the same kinds of rewards, accomplishments and satisfaction as their predecessors did.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Less a polemic than a portrait, If You Build It celebrates the flinty spirit that spurs problem solving and creativity (sometimes at the same time) with people not dedicated to a cause, but to people.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    [A] fascinating depiction of another kind of wolf of Wall Street, one whose endless hunger is only matched by his vile soullessness. [Unrated Version]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Unwieldy and unkempt but both moving and dizzying to experience, Laurence Anyways is Dolan's grandest statement yet.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    With a blitz of talking heads and graphs and technical jargon, Money For Nothing can be exhausting viewing at times, and it's certainly not the most cinematic experience... But it's never unclear.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While it hardly reinvents the genre, it’s smart, sharp entertainment that meets expectations dead on, and provides a nifty little story told with just enough spark to make the familiar feel fresh.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Red Knot" is insightful in the way few first films are, and marks Cohen as a filmmaker to watch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While War Dogs won’t go down as one of the great films about misconduct on a national level, it’s undeniably a decent enough popcorn ride.

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