Kevin Jagernauth

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For 262 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Like Father, Like Son
Lowest review score: 0 Self/less
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 262
262 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Diamond Tongues is refreshing because it isn't an indictment of a demographic, or even of Edith, but is a portrait of a young woman whose ambition has curdled into something more nasty along the way.
    • 72 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    John Wick: Chapter 2 doesn’t mess with a good thing, expanding the setting as sequels are obligated to do, while firmly sticking to the foundations of what makes the action series such pure popcorn pleasure.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    In substance, it might be Vigalondo’s most ambitious film to date. And while there’s a sense at times of his uncertainty in fully committing to the ideas on the page, in the moments when the conceptual component of “Colossal” is fully embraced, the results are truly chilling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    It’s [Trachtenberg's] measured hand with tone that's really noteworthy, never over-reaching with each twist of the plot, keeping the tension on a simmer, and even when things boil over, “10 Cloverfield Lane” gets feverishly exciting but not hysterical.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Throughout, in an approach that gets close to the workers, activists, and more who help the staff at Hot And Crusty, Blotnick and Lears excellently merge the personal and political, but in a manner that never feels like it's proselytizing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    With “Free Fire,” Wheatley wants to push his own limits of onscreen mayhem, taking things right to the line where most directors would pull back, and pushing everything right over. And what the director winds up doing is making a big, magnificent noise, one that will certainly see more than his core fanbase sitting up and paying attention.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Strongest Man isn't flashy, moves to it's own unique rhythms, and glides along with a very specific sense of humor. But to the observant eye, and patient viewer who decides to hop along with the film's welcoming tone, they'll witness the voice of a filmmaker bursting with ideas and a number of ways to share them, even if he hasn't quite found his storytelling footing just yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    As Night Will Fall shows, even in the darkest hour, sometimes the greatest heroes are those willing to stare bravely into humanity's worst depths and tell the world what happened.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    For those willing to invest in the lives of these characters, even if the framework around them directly and without apology guides them toward inevitable tragedy, they will experience a drama of deep, genuine feeling.
    • 49 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The documentary is often fascinating, even as it eschews any kind of traditional narrative.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While aesthetically it doesn’t do much to break the form, it more than succeeds in presenting Joplin as a flawed, insecure, deeply brilliant woman who, unfortunately, couldn’t shake her demons.
    • 65 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's rare to see any blockbuster in any genre make decisions informed and driven by character, rather than by the more superficial requirements of blockbuster entertainment, but the rewards in that regard are plentiful in Mockingjay.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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