Kevin Jagernauth

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For 262 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 60% 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 Trials of Muhammad Ali
Lowest review score: 0 Ride Along 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 262
262 movie reviews
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    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    If its somewhat unfocused narrative comes at the cost of a picture that could be more cohesive and concise, it still gifts viewers with characters and an era that’s entertaining to explore.
    • 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.
    • 49 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.
    • 73 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Operating for much of its running time with an equal balance between guilty pleasure grittiness and decent father/daughter drama, the film’s conclusion tips toward the latter in an unconvincing shift toward sentimentality and Life Lessons that not only is out of place, but betrays John’s own code of stoic endurance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    While slight, the film’s genuine feeling and overall comedic consistency has enough breezy charm to make it go down easy and pleasurably.
    • 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.
    • 67 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Focus only works if the balance of ingredients is right, and from the cast, Ficarra and Requa get everything they need.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Lehmann’s real imprint isn’t found in the visuals, but in the performances evoked from both Duplass and Paulson. While the former may have the showstopper moments, it’s the latter who stands out.

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