Kevin Jagernauth
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For 137 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 12:08 East of Bucharest
Lowest review score: 0 Third Person
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 137
  2. Negative: 24 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    An enormously entertaining, crowd-pleasing winner from the director whose comedic edge has never been sharper.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Uncompromising and uncommercial, divisive and brave, Killing Them Softly bitterly boils at the state of the nation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Perhaps the most thrilling thing about Looper is watching Johnson really grow leaps and bounds as a filmmaker.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Moving, rousing, funny and at times even haunting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Boynton's film is refreshingly complex.
    • 79 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain both shine as the love interests for Jack and Forrest respectively, allowing those characters to have something beyond their business to be fighting for, with the skill of both performers allowing them to be more than just window dressing.
    • 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.
    • 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.