Kevin Jagernauth

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For 218 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 Silver Linings Playbook
Lowest review score: 0 Ride Along 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 218
  2. Negative: 47 out of 218
218 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Grigris is the unusual movie that takes a lead's obvious talents, and curiously backgrounds them, hoping for their charisma to carry over to more traditional cinematic purposes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Your mileage with the movie will depend on how much you like these guys to begin with, because even if you're a fan, the one joke premise has a hard time sustaining a full length movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Comparatively simplistic and somewhat lazy, Unfinished Song presents one-dimensional characters in a thoroughly predictable story that aspires to be little more than easily digestible.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Lethargic and not particularly invigorating or fresh, you can skip Wasteland and wait for the next Brit crime flick that will be following before long.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Since the music doesn't connect like it should, everything else that is underpinned in the story by these songs also doesn't come together with the weight or power Carney surely intended.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Fading Gigolo is mostly an inoffensive trifle, slightly undone by its lack of focus and mishmash of genres that don't quite come together. But it's breezily told and acted, with some decent laughs and unlike many comedies these days, it actually cares and respects the characters and the consequences of what they go through.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Runner Runner is content to stay high gloss, with no filler.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Haphazard and on the edge of half-hearted, the documentary always feels like a sketch rather than a finished design.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Yet despite recent solid entries like "Margin Call" and "Too Big Too Fail," we're yet to see the first great contemporary movie about the country, and world's, economic woes, and unfortunately Costa-Gavras' Le Capital doesn't remedy that situation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Book Thief covers a large span of time, but the film's episodic nature, often moving from one incident to the next with little time to pause or reflect, often obscures that fact and hinders an evocation of the cumulative effect the war has on the psyche of not just the Hubermanns, but their neighbors, too.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The narrative may hit all the markers, but its transparent attempts to wring emotion fail to move.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    For those who didn't know how flawed and manipulated the act of casting a ballot has become, Citizen Koch is a decent enough primer, but for everyone else long past the tipping point, this is just more evidence for a problem that currently has no solution.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The film is an almost overly thorough look at every single step along the way in the battle to bring Prop 8 down. And while that's admirable, and gay rights is certainly a fight that needs to be documented, the minutely detailed The Case Against 8 has the curious effect of dampening the drama through its approach.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Though LaGravenese's faithfulness to the songbook is perhaps admirable, the results don't quite work cinematically.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Competently directed, and delivered with the expected emotional beats, Still Alice achieves its modest goals, but one wishes it had a grander vision.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Love, Rosie doesn't aspire to be anything more than a digestible rom-com trifle. It's a sweet movie about sweet people who are always sweet to each other and it's enough to make one sick on the saccharine.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    For a movie that rides on a well-executed, modest and at times playful B-movie engine, the film stumbles in its final third, with goofy plotting... and a turn from the subdued to the hysterical.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Gemma Bovery attempts to bring new heat to an old story, but mostly winds up cooling on the sill.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Both a disappointment and a missed opportunity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    It’s a film that desperately wants to upend the tropes of the comic book movie, but perhaps more shocking than anything that comes out of the mouth of its often obnoxious titular hero, is how blandly the picture sticks to the origin story playbook.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Unfocused, and feeling mostly incomplete in even the most basic standards of documentary film, This Time unfortunately reflects an amateur approach that is felt not just in the filmmaking but in the very people trying to bring The Sweet Inspirations, Pat Hodges and Bobby Belfry to bigger recognition.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Too long by at least a half hour, and both dull and repetitive as it goes on, Cloud Atlas reaches for envelope-pushing storytelling but never delivers on its promise.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is a fine line between meeting an audience halfway and witholding enough without falling into self-indulgence, but Kiarostami can't make that balance here. Enigmatic and dull to a maddening degree, Like Someone In Love finds Kiarostami spinning his wheels.

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