Kevin Jagernauth
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For 137 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Lowest review score: 0 Third Person
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 137
  2. Negative: 24 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Filled with imagery both moving and mordant... 12:08 East Of Bucharest doesn't pretend to have a position on the fallout of the Romanian Revolution. Instead it contends that different questions need to be asked and considered about post-Communist life, about the blame about the current state of the country, and where the future lies for Romania's youth.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Inside Llewyn Davis isn't about someone trying to make it big, but someone just trying to make it, and the Coens celebrate the hard road that can inspire great art.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    An enormously entertaining, crowd-pleasing winner from the director whose comedic edge has never been sharper.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Uncompromising and uncommercial, divisive and brave, Killing Them Softly bitterly boils at the state of the nation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    A brilliant, towering picture, The Place Beyond The Pines is a cinematic accomplishment of extraordinary grace and insight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Unique and at times profound, it's a reminder of how much Kubrick left for us to appreciate in his work, and how the greatest films always leave something more to be discovered with each viewing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    Hirokazu has crafted a warm and lovely film that suggests the easiest thing about raising a child is embracing how complicated it can be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    A wholly illuminating look at Muhammad Ali in all his complexity, providing a surprisingly fresh and vivid portrait of a man who played rope-a-dope with history, religion and sport and emerged from the ring as an inspiring, and flawed icon.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    Touching and brimming with the energy, enthusiasm and tides of teenage love and life, 'Perks' could very well be the next classic of the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    By the picture's knotty finale, in which Audiard navigates a late-stage twist with ease and emotion, you know you are in the hands of a master who is directing with the confidence and command that few possess.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    Totally bonkers, hilarious and wickedly clever, The Double is special and singular filmmaking at its best.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    With Elysium, Blomkamp has made good on the promise of "District 9" and proven that working on a bigger canvas doesn't mean compromising on smarts or aspirations to deliver tentpole sized stories with a thoughtful backbone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Perhaps the most thrilling thing about Looper is watching Johnson really grow leaps and bounds as a filmmaker.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Rush is a pretty thrilling piece of pop entertainment. It's excitingly assembled and moves like a bullet, highly engaging and nerve-wracking when it needs to be and light on its feet elsewhere.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Moving, rousing, funny and at times even haunting.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Amour is nevertheless the work of a filmmaker who isn't afraid to ask the big questions about human nature, and coming out of Amour it seems the director has hope for us yet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's a deeply humane and moving look at a complex issue that at the very least demands that a conversation begins not about short term fixes, but long term solutions.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    It subtly makes the connection between the simple equation that investment in our children will give dividends that go far beyond any sort of number on a balance sheet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Deceivingly complex, with an emotional center that peels away like an onion the longer it unfolds, this is a powerful effort from Mungiu in which love and faith are both different kinds of poison.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ultimately, This Ain't California is a movie powered by nostalgia, a propulsive kind of dreamy reflection to a time and place that may not have existed with events that might not have actually happened, but have all the reality of a life that was truly lived.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Boynton's film is refreshingly complex.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Enough Said is another tremendously well crafted, intelligent dramedy about people, with complicated lives, who make bad decisions trying to do the right thing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    While there's no doubt that Shepard's film is frequently laugh-out-loud funny and impressively, wittily written, with a finely tuned ear for the perfect bit of foul language, it stumbles slightly on the story side.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Supermensch is a strong first outing from Myers that plays like that one round of drinks that gets everyone telling stories at the end of a boozy night.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Punk Singer brings dimension and real shape to a band, era and scene that is often compartmentalized into one or two categories. That it'll get you wanting to start your own musical rebellion is a bonus.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    For all its minor faults of under-developed characters and disjointed scenes, “Honey” is worth seeing not only for the compelling performances from the two leads but for the incredibly effective use of light, reminding us just how much other films take it for granted.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    The documentary is often fascinating, even as it eschews any kind of traditional narrative.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ultimately, it’s hard and a bit pointless to nitpick Jack The Giant Slayer because it never sets out to be or presents itself as anything more than a slightly beefed up fairy tale.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Leterrier's film is a reminder that sometimes a good yarn can do enough heavy lifting on its own to provide thrills. Whether or not the illusion pays off will be up to you, but the trick itself may be intriguing enough.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    As a look behind the curtain at one of the contemporary art world's biggest names, 'Painting' succeeds as far providing a snapshot of who he is in the very immediate moment. For anyone looking for anything more about Richter, his craft or his insights, 'Painting' will prove to be a half-finished canvas.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's no surprise the film became a box office sensation in its native France; the characters are a delight to know and the whole movie goes down easy like a cold glass of Chardonnay on a warm summer evening.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    The latest from the prolific helmer is not so much slight as is it light, charming and funny by equal turns, with a pretty terrific performance by Huppert who seems to be having a lot of fun with the part(s).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Patchy as often as its outright hilarious, fantastically outrageous just as frequently as its forgettable and flatlining, the sequel winds up a bit better than a second tier Ferrell outing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    While a film of great craft, strongly performed by the cast across the board, and particulary by the lead, newcomer Saskia Rosendahl, Lore never lets the audience in close enough for it to be a truly embraceable picture.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's exactly the oddball and crooked tale you'd want and expect from a Cronenberg with all the gratuitous blood, pus, bone and multiple closeups of needles piercing skin you could ask for. Dad would be proud.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Heli is a despairing, bleak watch. It's a slow, but unrelenting look at one young man's punishing loss of innocence amongst a society that has already decayed beyond understanding.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Winter's detail oriented approach does at least give the best recounting of Napster you're going to get, even if it's a biased one. And while some contrasting opinions would've been appreciated, Downloaded is still worth a click.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    For all the assuredness behind the camera and in front of it, there's very little in way of edge or even, surprisingly, emotion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Always thoroughly pleasant, and that's entirely due to the cast, who all turn in breezy performances.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Therese is almost voyeuristically distant from what's happening on screen, asking the audience to observe, but leaving just enough a gap of being completely engaged, that while everything is very well articulated, the impact is more academic than sensual.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    It may not strike the political notes it wants to hit completely, and may fall just short of the impact it would like to achieve, but Medora provides a sweet, small tale of survival, not just of a high school basketball team, but of a town trying not to get eaten up by supposed progress.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ultimately, Ms. 45 is far more interesting and genuinely enjoyable (versus ironically enjoyable, as many of this vintage grindhouse flicks wind up being) than it has any right to be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    A clever assemblage of archival and historical material that unfortunately doesn't quite go far enough.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    What should be a gripping, true crime/mystery story gets often bogged down by a lack of focus from filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, who don't always realize the central saga can stand well enough on its own.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's enjoyable and toe-tapping for what it is, but it's also extremely lightweight stuff.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    Someone Marry Barry is a reasonably entertaining argument that good performers can enliven weak material.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    A valiant attempt to build on the magic of “The Wizard Of Oz,” and while it certainly doesn’t diminish the standing of that movie, Sam Raimi’s film provides proof that the more we know about the mysteries of our favorite stories, the less interesting they become.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Runner Runner is content to stay high gloss, with no filler.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The movie is never without forward momentum, it's just too bad when just when it's ready to go to interesting places, we jump back to Bonner and Aya's pedestrian romance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    It's the picture's lack of focus that eventually diminishes whatever little The Bling Ring has to say.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Comparatively simplistic and somewhat lazy, Unfinished Song presents one-dimensional characters in a thoroughly predictable story that aspires to be little more than easily digestible.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The problem is that the movie becomes more focused on diagnosis than character, and so what eventually unfolds is a meandering picture that only too late in the game leans toward highlighting any kind of thematic undercurrent while introducing romantic interests for the leads that do little but pad out an already too long running time.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Grigris is the unusual movie that takes a lead's obvious talents, and curiously backgrounds them, hoping for their charisma to carry over to more traditional cinematic purposes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Ozon wants to have it both ways with Young & Beautiful, using a young woman's risk-filled sexual awakening as an illustration of coming-of-age, while also demanding a realism from a situation that he keeps far from being rationalized and justified.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Lethargic and not particularly invigorating or fresh, you can skip Wasteland and wait for the next Brit crime flick that will be following before long.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Since the music doesn't connect like it should, everything else that is underpinned in the story by these songs also doesn't come together with the weight or power Carney surely intended.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Haphazard and on the edge of half-hearted, the documentary always feels like a sketch rather than a finished design.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The narrative may hit all the markers, but its transparent attempts to wring emotion fail to move.
    • 79 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    We're The Millers isn't really a bad movie, so much as its inoffensively and instantly forgettable.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    A lack of courage on behalf of the filmmakers to take any position renders the film narratively limp.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Never quite as deep or probing as it thinks it is, Thanks For Sharing is an unsatisfying tease.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Kevin Jagernauth
    Aiming for a trifecta of small kids, their older sisters and parents in the audience, Fun Size fails them all in a movie that is neither a trick nor a treat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 33 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Impossible strikes an insincere tone, one that doesn't let the obviously powerful moments stand on their own, but instead follows the beautiful Hollywood stars to safety, while the real story is left on the ground.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    If you've seen the previous "Transformers" you know what you're getting into, only this time, the director feels uninspired, more like he's punching a clock at the blockbuster factory, with even his flair for inventive setpieces mostly muted.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    When the end comes, and the suggestion of a sequel is left faintly lingering (though not in the way you’re expecting), weariness descends on just how unimaginative Carrie is and how easily it settles for the expected, rather than striving to be excitingly refreshing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    White House Down wants to riff on the stirring action crowd-pleasers of old. But instead of playing on those motifs, White House Down becomes a slave to them, turning into the very kind of rote, brainless, poorly choreographed and leaden action movie it wants to lighten up.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Almost coming off like an academic blueprint of what a serial killer movie should look like, rather than anything with a distinct voice or authorial hand, "No One Lives" shocks by virtue of being completely uninteresting.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    A b-movie potboiler at best, and indebted to countless other and much better films, this tedious, dumb, so-bad-it's-almost-funny procedural is an overstuffed thriller that offers one single idea, and proceeds to beat it to death, without much of anything to say.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is something of a manufactured air to the proceedings, one that is acutely aware of the techniques and traits of other similar better film, but without the strength in writing to back it up.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Broken simply can't get it together on any level, delivering a tedious drama, that for all the characters and over-emoting, doesn't have much to say.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Savannah does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of those two accomplished men, but does so in a manner that is so astonishingly tone deaf, confused and narrowly focused that it leaves you almost amazed at the lack of vision behind the entire enterprise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Mr. Nobody is simply a failure.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Bad Words wants so desperately to be funny that there isn't much time left to make any logic out of the story.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Devil's Knot lacks potency or a compelling narrative reason why anyone remotely familiar with the case needs to be watching it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    By time the third act arrives, the film turns harshly toward cliché, convenience and melodrama to disastrous effect.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    For the most part, the most shocking thing about Swerve is how utterly straightforward it is.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Eventually settles into a dull routine much like the dissatisfied characters of the film, which will make for an easily dissatisfied audience.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Even within the spinning cylinder of mediocrity that is Into The Storm, there are some minor pleasures to be had. Those are mostly found in Walsh, who is probably best known for comedic supporting turns, but makes the most with what is nearly a leading man part here.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Let's Be Cops is a fine example of what happens when filmmakers rely too heavily on the potential chemistry of the cast, rather than giving actors something decent on the page to work with.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Overstuffed yet trite and empty, Fort McCoy attempts to mix heavy drama, slapstick comedy and romance all in the wrappings of a coming of age tale set in the summer of 1944, but flounders on all fronts, resulting in a picture that offers a rather naive and simplistic view of the murky territory between good and evil.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 16 Kevin Jagernauth
    We strongly insist that any pain you experience while watching this movie will never be useful, anytime or anyplace.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 16 Kevin Jagernauth
    A thoroughly dull, conventional tale of two people who can't find a compromise on their individual priorities to be together.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 8 Kevin Jagernauth
    When you plunk down your $12, you will get the destruction you were promised. But it's too bad it's such a repetitive, unengaging, glaringly digital experience and worse than that, you'll have to sit through the disaster that is the rest of movie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    Third Person is an audacious failure, one that even its starry cast can't save. With a trite script, and an even more glib thematic undercurrent, Third Person is nothing short of an outright embarrassment.