Kevin Jagernauth

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For 234 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 4.7 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 Ride Along 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 234
234 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    There are a thousand stories to be told in the studios where these session players cut some of the greatest records of all time, which makes it disappointing that there isn't more to be found in the documentary The Wrecking Crew.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    A clever assemblage of archival and historical material that unfortunately doesn't quite go far enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's not the most complex WWII movie you'll see, but there's no denying the blunt intensity of Fury, and even if it doesn't sustain, Ayer commits to staring straight into hellish eye of war and bringing audiences along to witness every gruesome detail.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Someone Marry Barry is a reasonably entertaining argument that good performers can enliven weak material.
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    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    As The Gods Will is a minor film from a major talent, but few middle of the road efforts from directors manage to retain the kind of wholly original sensibility seen here, and have as much fun as Miike is while doing it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is no doubt that Greetings From Tim Buckley is respectful, and thanks to Badgley and Rosenfield, does justice to both singers. But the film never quite connects father and son as each sharing the common bond of extraordinary talent or even similar personal woes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Keeping Room attempts a blend of sexual curiosity, home invasion horror and elegiac drama, that doesn't quite work, but whose ambitions are nonetheless compelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's enjoyable and toe-tapping for what it is, but it's also extremely lightweight stuff.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    While The Ones Below doesn’t make it over the finish line, Farr shows good instincts, and has an ease for creating tension without overt manipulation, while keeping everything engaging enough that you’re willing to overlook questions that nag after the credits roll.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Yes, it's uneven, more jokes miss than hit, and it winds up taking easy dramatic shortcuts from the more interesting avenues that the script presents, but it's thanks to the lead quartet that the comedy is as engaging at it is.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Maggie is not your standard zombie movie, and while it tantalizingly puts action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger into the lead role, the film is actually low on setpieces, and instead is a ponderous, sombre take on the genre that may leave those looking for a traditional horror flick disappointed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Working off what appears to be a pretty decent script by Mark Poirier, who does a good job of juggling quite a few story threads and giving each enough attention and depth, Johnson's rigorous and formal approach doesn't allow for any sparks, let alone fireworks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    The film is a mostly workmanlike biopic that unfortunately can never match the energy of the subject it’s trying to capture.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is enough of a simple charm to A Birder's Guide To Everything that there are worse things you could do with your hour and a half. The lead teens in particular give the material a realness that may not have been there on the page, and the filmmakers know enough not push the quaint story beyond the safe parameters it operates in.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Though Horovitz's directing is workmanlike solid, and while the movie has a certain charm that makes it easy to walk in the door, it gives you little reason to stay.

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