Kevin Jagernauth
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For 164 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Killing Them Softly
Lowest review score: 0 Dying of the Light
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 164
  2. Negative: 29 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    A fascinating story told with deep insight, Little Hope Was Arson finds that both fire and forgiveness burn in different ways.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Time Out Of Mind is a film of tremendous patience and pace, as it wants you to inhabit every minute, day, hour and year of homelessness. But it's through that considered approach that the reveal of George's deep self-hatred and low self-esteem carries an extraordinary power; time has worn his sense of self to the point of despair that's deeply moving.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    First Position is a simple, but effective portrait of ambition and determination in an art form where the stakes are high and the rewards are few.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain both shine as the love interests for Jack and Forrest respectively, allowing those characters to have something beyond their business to be fighting for, with the skill of both performers allowing them to be more than just window dressing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    I'm Carolyn Parker isn't so much a movie title, as a "Spartacus"-like shout that, if we all embraced, would make us a better people and country.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Hachmesiters's Three Stars is a treat, largely because it eschews the standard arc of documentaries.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While it's messily put together, with a sprawling and at times unfocused narrative that often gets in the way of itself, it doesn't deny the power of the facts Jarecki brings to bear on a misguided program that hasn't stopped the demand for drugs, that has disenfranchised the poor and minorities, and created an expensive prison industry.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    A fascinating look at the juggling act of a man who is succeeding in public, but still trying to find the answers in private.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While it hardly reinvents the genre, it’s smart, sharp entertainment that meets expectations dead on, and provides a nifty little story told with just enough spark to make the familiar feel fresh.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Confidently constructed, and aided by an assured focus, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners is a solid tribute a woman who was one of many vital pieces of the civil rights movement, and an insightful study of a time when the American identity -- both politically and socially -- was being drastically reshaped.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Unwieldy and unkempt but both moving and dizzying to experience, Laurence Anyways is Dolan's grandest statement yet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    La Grande Bellezza washes over you in series of scenes, visages, sensations and impressions, and although in this case it doesn't quite gel into a cohesive whole, it's nonetheless a journey worth taking; a travelogue through memory and dreams, in which life is greatest fiction we could ever create.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    This is a tremendously well written piece of work, with impressively developed characters, with scene after scene that further enriches and deepens our comprehension of their actions, yet never judges any of them. It certainly helps that Farhadi gets quartet of excellent, pitch perfect performances.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Although the documentary excels at giving us a better picture of the women who are inspiring folks around the world to voice support for them, Lerner and Pozdorovkin leave many other details unexplored.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Porter's film is not just a stirring testament to those taking on a Herculean task of bringing some sense of fairness and balance to an out of whack structure, but a reminder that there is still a far distance to go before everyone is equally represented in front of lady justice.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    With a blitz of talking heads and graphs and technical jargon, Money For Nothing can be exhausting viewing at times, and it's certainly not the most cinematic experience... But it's never unclear.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Despite the fine performances from McConaughey and Leto, tightly coiled editing that keeps the story moving and a nicely measured balance between drama and comedy (McConaughey is often a hoot), Dallas Buyers Club still sometimes feels like it's missing one more grace note.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The documentary is often fascinating, even as it eschews any kind of traditional narrative.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The insider look at the industry is appealing, and Seduced And Abandoned is enjoyable but lightweight, and if anything, reaffirms that art doesn't come easy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Running a tight 80-odd minutes, Williams' documentary is as concise as it is affecting and powerful, but he leaves just enough room for some indirect hits at some of the more loathsome subjects of the documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Spinning Plates navigates an industry that is more diverse and challenging than ever, but with this simple, fulfilling sampling, we learn that those behind the stove aim for the same kinds of rewards, accomplishments and satisfaction as their predecessors did.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Big Sur rises and fades, shifts and moves, through movements and melodies, singing a beautifully sad song for an era and a man who lost his way.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 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.

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