Kevin Jagernauth

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For 284 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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Things to Come
Lowest review score: 0 United Passions
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 284
284 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Working at cross-purposes, Colonia tries to have it both ways, wanting to be a shocking true story drama and a riveting piece of moviemaking. But it’s not intelligent enough to accumulate any emotional payoff, and it’s too generic and unsophisticated in its execution to work purely as popcorn entertainment.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    The entire film seems cloaked with a general vibe of “good enough.” Embarrassingly cheap CGI effects, poor ADR, and slipshod, jarring editing are the technical failures that compound with the creative ones to indicate a movie that’s not just miscalculated, but seemingly committed to putting together, at its best, a deliverable product and nothing more.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Fitfully entertaining, and even more rarely actually funny, Daddy's Home, tellingly, only really comes alive in the very last portion of the third act.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The film’s haphazard construction is made all the more frustrating because somewhere in this material is a much more resonant picture.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Witty, observational, and hilarious, Maggie’s Plan is the kind of richly complex dramedy that proves to be the rare picture that serves both halves of that genre description fully, equally, and satisfyingly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Vanderbilt chooses to present the tale with a lighter comic touch in the early stages, and it’s a tone the picture can’t overcome in its final third.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    screenwriter Amy Jump and director Ben Wheatley are less concerned with the message than with the madness, and their resulting picture is heavier on style than substance.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    That The Dressmaker remains watchable in any sense is thanks in large part to a cast who give the material that’s way beneath them far better treatment than it deserves.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ultimately, Dellal’s film is never as brave or courageous as Ray, and in spending more time on Maggie than her son, misses the opportunity to jump from informational to insightful.
    • 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
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    The film’s attempted cathartic payoff is inauthentic and unearned, and it’s a shame considering that Gyllenhaal once again gives a committed turn.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Portman wants to articulate something beyond the ordinary, and while she hasn’t found it in this picture, perhaps there are lessons here to be learned before she mounts her next effort.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    When the script isn't working, Evans turns towards the soundtrack and leans on indie rock when he can (and when the low-budget picture can afford it) to attempt to do some of the emotional lifting.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    In turning his back on the familiar tropes of blockbuster comic book movies, Trank doesn't have a clear new identity for Fantastic Four to distinguish itself with, and the result is a movie rich with possibilities, but trapped in the basic structure of a superhero movie, with no idea of how to wholly circumvent traditional expectations.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Carelessly crass, and yet enthusiastically performed, the film does at least offer the curious spectacle of witnessing strings of jokes energetically thud in a movie that's not worth the commute to your nearest multiplex.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Manufactured and manicured to appeal to the teenage fans of Green's book, Paper Towns is so polished and edgeless, that even Margo herself would look at the finished product, and question its authenticity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The engaging opening third of Cooties is enough to make the rest of the 96-minute film a mildly amusing diversion, but as the minutes roll by, you'll wish the brains of the film had remained intact.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    Self/less is brain/less entertainment, but if there’s any consolation, the impression it leaves is so fleeting that you can soon replace it with better movie memories.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Strongest Man isn't flashy, moves to it's own unique rhythms, and glides along with a very specific sense of humor. But to the observant eye, and patient viewer who decides to hop along with the film's welcoming tone, they'll witness the voice of a filmmaker bursting with ideas and a number of ways to share them, even if he hasn't quite found his storytelling footing just yet.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Both a disappointment and a missed opportunity.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    Earning the opposite of its intended effect, United Passions makes you believe we have yet to witness the true depths of FIFA's ego and arrogance.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 16 Kevin Jagernauth
    The filmmaker should perhaps thank his actors for putting in more effort than this movie is worth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Handsomely mounted, this is a period drama in which both unspoken demands and stated appetites drive the emotions that simmer below the surface from the first frame. And though this doesn’t transcend what you might expect from the genre, few movies are delivered with this much craft and care.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Gemma Bovery attempts to bring new heat to an old story, but mostly winds up cooling on the sill.

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