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 12:08 East of Bucharest
Lowest review score: 0 Self/less
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 262
262 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    There are a thousand stories to be told in the studios where these session players cut some of the greatest records of all time, which makes it disappointing that there isn't more to be found in the documentary The Wrecking Crew.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    A clever assemblage of archival and historical material that unfortunately doesn't quite go far enough.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Bad Kids falters due to a lack of focus.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's not the most complex WWII movie you'll see, but there's no denying the blunt intensity of Fury, and even if it doesn't sustain, Ayer commits to staring straight into hellish eye of war and bringing audiences along to witness every gruesome detail.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Someone Marry Barry is a reasonably entertaining argument that good performers can enliven weak material.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    As The Gods Will is a minor film from a major talent, but few middle of the road efforts from directors manage to retain the kind of wholly original sensibility seen here, and have as much fun as Miike is while doing it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is no doubt that Greetings From Tim Buckley is respectful, and thanks to Badgley and Rosenfield, does justice to both singers. But the film never quite connects father and son as each sharing the common bond of extraordinary talent or even similar personal woes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Keeping Room attempts a blend of sexual curiosity, home invasion horror and elegiac drama, that doesn't quite work, but whose ambitions are nonetheless compelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's enjoyable and toe-tapping for what it is, but it's also extremely lightweight stuff.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    While The Ones Below doesn’t make it over the finish line, Farr shows good instincts, and has an ease for creating tension without overt manipulation, while keeping everything engaging enough that you’re willing to overlook questions that nag after the credits roll.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Yes, it's uneven, more jokes miss than hit, and it winds up taking easy dramatic shortcuts from the more interesting avenues that the script presents, but it's thanks to the lead quartet that the comedy is as engaging at it is.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Maggie is not your standard zombie movie, and while it tantalizingly puts action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger into the lead role, the film is actually low on setpieces, and instead is a ponderous, sombre take on the genre that may leave those looking for a traditional horror flick disappointed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Working off what appears to be a pretty decent script by Mark Poirier, who does a good job of juggling quite a few story threads and giving each enough attention and depth, Johnson's rigorous and formal approach doesn't allow for any sparks, let alone fireworks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    The film is a mostly workmanlike biopic that unfortunately can never match the energy of the subject it’s trying to capture.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is enough of a simple charm to A Birder's Guide To Everything that there are worse things you could do with your hour and a half. The lead teens in particular give the material a realness that may not have been there on the page, and the filmmakers know enough not push the quaint story beyond the safe parameters it operates in.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    In Buster’s Mal Heart, many of the intriguing thematic ideas in the first half of the picture, are left adrift in favor of trying to keep the audience on its toes.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Keeping things on the right side of watchable are the performances, none of which are particularly revelatory, but all of them serving the territory their role in the story requires. Blunt and Bennett both rise above the pack, but even so, the screenplay doesn’t give them dimension until almost too late.
    • 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.

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