Kevin Jagernauth
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For 192 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 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: 91 out of 192
  2. Negative: 38 out of 192
192 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The narrative may hit all the markers, but its transparent attempts to wring emotion fail to move.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Though LaGravenese's faithfulness to the songbook is perhaps admirable, the results don't quite work cinematically.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Gemma Bovery attempts to bring new heat to an old story, but mostly winds up cooling on the sill.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Both a disappointment and a missed opportunity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Never quite as deep or probing as it thinks it is, Thanks For Sharing is an unsatisfying tease.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    We're The Millers isn't really a bad movie, so much as its inoffensively and instantly forgettable.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    A lack of courage on behalf of the filmmakers to take any position renders the film narratively limp.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Judge has the curious ability of straining too hard while managing to say nothing dramatically.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.

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