Kevin Jagernauth

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For 237 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 Inside Llewyn Davis
Lowest review score: 0 Ride Along 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 237
237 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The 90-minute documentary doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is: a love letter to a great comic, providing a digestible version of its history with an eye to its legacy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While Gone Girl is certainly his slightest film to date, it's nonetheless undeniably gripping. Fincher clearly enjoys turning the screws and rounding the wild corners of the plot from the first frame.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Red Knot" is insightful in the way few first films are, and marks Cohen as a filmmaker to watch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    As Night Will Fall shows, even in the darkest hour, sometimes the greatest heroes are those willing to stare bravely into humanity's worst depths and tell the world what happened.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    For those willing to invest in the lives of these characters, even if the framework around them directly and without apology guides them toward inevitable tragedy, they will experience a drama of deep, genuine feeling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Throughout, in an approach that gets close to the workers, activists, and more who help the staff at Hot And Crusty, Blotnick and Lears excellently merge the personal and political, but in a manner that never feels like it's proselytizing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Diamond Tongues is refreshing because it isn't an indictment of a demographic, or even of Edith, but is a portrait of a young woman whose ambition has curdled into something more nasty along the way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    It’s [Trachtenberg's] measured hand with tone that's really noteworthy, never over-reaching with each twist of the plot, keeping the tension on a simmer, and even when things boil over, “10 Cloverfield Lane” gets feverishly exciting but not hysterical.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    A taut thriller that almost doesn't waste a single step.
    • 58 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).

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