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 4.6 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
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Both a disappointment and a missed opportunity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Runner Runner is content to stay high gloss, with no filler.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Playing with genre is fine, but if you're going to create new rules, you have to play by them too, but unfortunately Warm Bodies continually subverts its own internal logic and basic, believable character motivation to keep pushing the movie along.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Somewhat spastic and overcooked, Seven Psychopaths might have a few too many.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    As I Lay Dying is another Franco lark that is more of an experiment with form than a fully realized movie. One almost gets the sense that Franco is working out ideas with As I Lay Dying, with the goal of creating a cohesive film as a secondary ambition to simply capturing the feel of Faulkner's prose.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The problem is that the movie becomes more focused on diagnosis than character, and so what eventually unfolds is a meandering picture that only too late in the game leans toward highlighting any kind of thematic undercurrent while introducing romantic interests for the leads that do little but pad out an already too long running time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The movie is never without forward momentum, it's just too bad when just when it's ready to go to interesting places, we jump back to Bonner and Aya's pedestrian romance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's the picture's lack of focus that eventually diminishes whatever little The Bling Ring has to say.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Though LaGravenese's faithfulness to the songbook is perhaps admirable, the results don't quite work cinematically.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    A valiant attempt to build on the magic of “The Wizard Of Oz,” and while it certainly doesn’t diminish the standing of that movie, Sam Raimi’s film provides proof that the more we know about the mysteries of our favorite stories, the less interesting they become.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Director Anne Fontaine’s film is based on actual events and grapples with thorny questions that plague even the most zealous during times of crisis. It’s a pity, then, that this picture finds Fontaine compelled to find a resolution in a situation that seldom yields easy answers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ozon wants to have it both ways with Young & Beautiful, using a young woman's risk-filled sexual awakening as an illustration of coming-of-age, while also demanding a realism from a situation that he keeps far from being rationalized and justified.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The narrative may hit all the markers, but its transparent attempts to wring emotion fail to move.

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