Kevin Jagernauth
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For 185 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 12:08 East of Bucharest
Lowest review score: 0 Third Person
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 185
  2. Negative: 36 out of 185
185 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    No matter how it shakes out, 'Mad Man' will never be more than an interesting curio that provides a basic overview of why Stern matters. But for the rest of us, the images themselves will be the greatest evidence on their own of Stern's innovation in photography, fashion and advertising.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The movie is basically The Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Mad Man, but don't be shocked if you find yourself asking just what art he was practicing in the first place.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Yes, the idea is unique. But they aren't quite ready to shake off what has worked for them for years -- namely making girls want to be special and popular, and boys strong and heroic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The trio (Hoffman/Keener/Walken) give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in A Late Quartet. But it's just too bad that they're in service of Yaron Zilberman's film, which takes the unique focus of a string quartet in Manhattan, and puts it in the middle of a standard and unsatisfying soap opera, that spins off into one subplot too many.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    In Bana and Ramirez, who share a palpable bro-mantic, odd-couple quality, the film finds its most charismatic element... but shoves it aside to deliver a movie that will dully meet the barest of expectations instead of trying to exceed them.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is something potentially special in the elements of The Returned, with its allusions to class and social structures, and stigmas held around people with certain afflictions. But it merely nods toward them with no commentary or depth.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    We're The Millers isn't really a bad movie, so much as its inoffensively and instantly forgettable.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Though given two committed turns by a tremendously sexy and vicious Arterton and a solid-as-always Ronan, Byzantium often feels as gray and lifeless as the corpses in the film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    For filmmakers Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos, they've undoubtedly chosen a great subject for a compelling documentary. Unfortunately, they squander the opportunity with Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty, and it's due to the common problem of contemporary documentaries, where the directors get so far in the way of their own story, that any context or objectivity is lost.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    By the time the origin movie stuff is wrapped up and the audience finally gets to see The Lone Ranger and Tonto on their first of their legendary deeds, it's far too late in the movie, particularly if your patience has already been drained by the simple yet over-elaborately staged plot, that struggles to be compelling.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Trying to find a middle ground between an action packed Statham vehicle, a '70s style mood piece, and a '90s era, character-actor packed crime tale, Wild Card is not surprisingly an unsuccessful marriage of those ill-fitting genres.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Inert from the start, and presented with little emotional depth or weight, Small Time gets the car started but doesn't go anywhere interesting.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's a shame Reitman goes down such a dull and tired road with his movie, because the cast give some really nice turns.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    August: Osage County is a film of big, wild gestures, plate smashing, screaming and tears, but not nuance, and it all has the effect of leaving one deadened, not moved.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Judge has the curious ability of straining too hard while managing to say nothing dramatically.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Never quite as deep or probing as it thinks it is, Thanks For Sharing is an unsatisfying tease.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    While it's great to look at, Reality is an empty shell. A feature length examination on the artifice of reality programming, Garrone's film itself is superficial and lacking the same depth of artistry and ideas he finds absent on TV.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Mahony and Sampson certainly know how to lay out a crime/thriller/comedy structurally, but unfortunately, they mishandle the tone and momentum this sort of movie needs to work.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    The idea of turning a true crime story into a intellectual cinematic exercise is novel, and could be witty and sharp, but 'Angel' never comes across that way.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken never conveys how a bunch of working stiffs transformed themselves into a coiled — if scrappy and ragtag — criminal operation.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is a better, more contemplative movie to be made with this material, but with Brand and the filmmakers opting for cheap thrills, it leaves the movie, like the passengers on the plane, stuck on the tarmac.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    A minor effort at best, and disappointingly lacking a sense of energy or intent, Me And You is Bertolucci exercising his filmmaking muscles, but not flexing them.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    A lack of courage on behalf of the filmmakers to take any position renders the film narratively limp.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 33 Kevin Jagernauth
    Director Ari Sandel, working with a script by Josh A. Cagan, doesn't have the deftness to really convey how Bianca's personality turns conventional wisdom into her own unique, attractive qualities.

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