Kevin Jagernauth

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For 264 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Room 237
Lowest review score: 0 Ride Along 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 264
264 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Good Lie is so manufactured around a particular dramatic blueprint that any sense of spontaneity, surprise and engagement are sucked right out of the picture.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    ‘Jane Doe’ never aspires beyond the ordinary, and more crucially even fails to meet that modest standard. Lifeless and lackluster, ‘Jane Doe’ never draws blood.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Woefully misguided, Black And White is at times painfully quaint and obtuse about contemporary issues surrounding race and class.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    The film is not only one dimensional when it comes to its subject, but also of the time and place where Hendrix arrived.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    When the script isn't working, Evans turns towards the soundtrack and leans on indie rock when he can (and when the low-budget picture can afford it) to attempt to do some of the emotional lifting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Manufactured and manicured to appeal to the teenage fans of Green's book, Paper Towns is so polished and edgeless, that even Margo herself would look at the finished product, and question its authenticity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    In turning his back on the familiar tropes of blockbuster comic book movies, Trank doesn't have a clear new identity for Fantastic Four to distinguish itself with, and the result is a movie rich with possibilities, but trapped in the basic structure of a superhero movie, with no idea of how to wholly circumvent traditional expectations.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Working at cross-purposes, Colonia tries to have it both ways, wanting to be a shocking true story drama and a riveting piece of moviemaking. But it’s not intelligent enough to accumulate any emotional payoff, and it’s too generic and unsophisticated in its execution to work purely as popcorn entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 16 Kevin Jagernauth
    Walter Hill’s legacy of pushing the edges of genre conventions made the prospect of (Re)Assignment, at least on paper, potentially dangerous. But the filmmaker’s touch is completely lost here, and the only danger the film winds up posing is to the time spent by those who choose to watch it.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 16 Kevin Jagernauth
    The filmmaker should perhaps thank his actors for putting in more effort than this movie is worth.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 16 Kevin Jagernauth
    We strongly insist that any pain you experience while watching this movie will never be useful, anytime or anyplace.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 16 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is an emptiness that lingers around Jupiter Ascending. From the lack of original thought in its conception to the expensive excess in its execution, the directors' usual bag of tricks can't manage to fill the void.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Dying Of The Light is forgettable, anonymous and at times almost amateur, and the product of a director searching for a new method of storytelling.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    Self/less is brain/less entertainment, but if there’s any consolation, the impression it leaves is so fleeting that you can soon replace it with better movie memories.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    Earning the opposite of its intended effect, United Passions makes you believe we have yet to witness the true depths of FIFA's ego and arrogance.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    The entire film seems cloaked with a general vibe of “good enough.” Embarrassingly cheap CGI effects, poor ADR, and slipshod, jarring editing are the technical failures that compound with the creative ones to indicate a movie that’s not just miscalculated, but seemingly committed to putting together, at its best, a deliverable product and nothing more.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    Falls flat on its face thanks to a severe lack of self-awareness and an air of dramatic self-importance.
    • 38 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.

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