Kevin Jagernauth

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For 218 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Silver Linings Playbook
Lowest review score: 0 Self/less
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 218
  2. Negative: 47 out of 218
218 movie reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Porter's film is not just a stirring testament to those taking on a Herculean task of bringing some sense of fairness and balance to an out of whack structure, but a reminder that there is still a far distance to go before everyone is equally represented in front of lady justice.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    I'm Carolyn Parker isn't so much a movie title, as a "Spartacus"-like shout that, if we all embraced, would make us a better people and country.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Hachmesiters's Three Stars is a treat, largely because it eschews the standard arc of documentaries.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The insider look at the industry is appealing, and Seduced And Abandoned is enjoyable but lightweight, and if anything, reaffirms that art doesn't come easy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The sincerity and honesty of the stories within, as odd as they are, make The Final Member worth seeking out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Running a tight 80-odd minutes, Williams' documentary is as concise as it is affecting and powerful, but he leaves just enough room for some indirect hits at some of the more loathsome subjects of the documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While aesthetically it doesn’t do much to break the form, it more than succeeds in presenting Joplin as a flawed, insecure, deeply brilliant woman who, unfortunately, couldn’t shake her demons.
    • 65 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's rare to see any blockbuster in any genre make decisions informed and driven by character, rather than by the more superficial requirements of blockbuster entertainment, but the rewards in that regard are plentiful in Mockingjay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Batra's film is ultimately less about love than about the vulnerability relationships place us in emotionally, and courage required to move past pain, and experience life again after we've been hurt.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Big Sur rises and fades, shifts and moves, through movements and melodies, singing a beautifully sad song for an era and a man who lost his way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While the material might be the substance of a handful of reality shows you could easily watch on television, there is only one Jake "The Snake" Roberts, and his story matches the epic highs and lows of his life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    First Position is a simple, but effective portrait of ambition and determination in an art form where the stakes are high and the rewards are few.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Formulaic, and at times a bit Sundance-by-numbers, it's still hard to deny that the charms of St. Vincent work even if you clearly can see the narrative machinery moving.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While it's not close to the level of "Stories We Tell" in terms of commenting on the reliability of narrators and the cozy comfort of dishonesty to smooth over thornier life issues, the finale of "Elliot" is murky enough to leave folks guessing as to the true motivations of the entire film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    So you have The Rewrite, which feels like it had a rewrite at some point, perhaps muddying the waters of the film's larger intentions. But there's enough from both halves — the more original dramedic vehicle and the less imaginative, predictable, mainstream-aimed entertainment — to make for one wobbly, yet enjoyable movie, if you just put your guard down enough to let it in.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    All The Wilderness may ultimately be hindered by a narrow scope, but within that view, Johnson gets pretty much every detail right.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Body is very much an exercise, but by a couple of guys who are already showing a confident handle of coaxing solid performances out of their cast, sustaining a mood, and not reaching beyond their means.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    While certainly imperfect, there is something to admire about the film’s attempt to present the tangled logistics of a single military operation, where it seems everyone wants success but none of the responsibility of the tough decision making involved.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Always thoroughly pleasant, and that's entirely due to the cast, who all turn in breezy performances.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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