Kimberley Jones
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For 692 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kimberley Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 2046
Lowest review score: 0 Someone Like You...
Score distribution:
692 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Little more than a constant and occasionally pretty imaginative sex show.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    It’s all supremely silly stuff, and amusingly so, as long as you don’t stop to think about all those blameless officers and agents cut down in the line of mindless entertainment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Until Hollywood stops being a boys club, and America graduates beyond short pants and its embarrassingly pubescent attitudes toward sex, I suppose one can only hope that all male adolescent fantasies will play as goofily sweet as this one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    There's some funny stuff here that doesn't involve degrading its female protagonists, and the cast, by and large, is appealing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    It IS consistently funny. Its trash-can humor is tasteless, no doubt, but hey, that doesn't make it unpalatable.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Midway through, there’s a truly riotous set-piece involving Bruiser’s gay love affair with a Great Dane, but not even a Chihuahua in leather bondage gear can zest up a franchise that has degraded from sleeper to snoozer.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Mancini's character boils down to a lot of self-loathing and unresolved mommy issues – which is as tedious as it sounds.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    The jokes hit about half the time – the best bits have an off-the-cuff feel – and it’s pocked with the kind of rom-com clichés that are practically written in stone (screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna's script for "The Devil Wears Prada" was far sharper).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    “Caution: Contents may induce brain bleed.” That is, if you think too hard on the logic and mechanics of its time-travel conceit.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The trouble with retooling fairy tales to jibe with our more enlightened times is that too often the fun gets stripped along with the offensive parts.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Fact is, good looks will go a long way in masking mediocrity, and Hollywood Homicide capitalizes on that fact doubly so: Co-writer/director Ron Shelton’s latest boasts two pretty faces, and all across the country, mothers and daughters sigh alike.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    The cast seems to have been assembled primarily for its blinking resemblance to the stars of the original Eighties TV series about a renegade group of former Army Rangers now for hire.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Isaac and Olsen are both mesmerizing actors, and Lange and Felton also do very good work in supporting roles, but their collective gameness – all that acting their pants off (sometimes literally) – is underserved by the film’s script and direction.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    As a portrait of what happens to a family when its glue disappears, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close wrung a bucket of tears out of me.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    The Greek myths, of course, will endure. The same cannot be said for Singh's silly, self-serious, instantly forgettable, and inaptly named Immortals.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    This is fussy filmmaking, overly made-up (the costume mandate seems to include the buzzwords "coffee filters," "croquembouche," and "Day-Glo paint") and bereft of wit.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    To say the least, the chemistry is lacking; equally unconvincing is the all-British cast’s attempts at American accents.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Silly, predictable, and, dare I say it, oddly endearing, Hackers is the first film I've seen in a long while that annoyed me so much I actually enjoyed it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Even though She’s Out of My League ends exactly where you think it will, it does so without ever having actually gone anywhere at all.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    It's hard, as a viewer, not to shudder in tandem with Lisa – this isn't a love match, it's two would-be motivational coaches swapping slogans.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Bruce Almighty attempts to blend both sides of the actor – comedic and dramatic – and while Carrey achieved that balance quite wonderfully in "The Truman Show," Bruce Almighty doesn't so much straddle the fence as impale itself on it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    That's the ultimate cheat in this pleasant, but trifling affair: Allen has cheated himself out of an actress (Leoni) that could have been Diane Keaton's heir.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Frankly, I don't like to be bullied, and bullying is exactly what Knight and Day – overly cute and overconvinced of its own cool – does best.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    No film that requires a woman to jump in water and dogpaddle toward a man has the "sisterhood's" best interests at heart.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Knoxville, in his first dramatic role, does what he can with script and direction that aggressively eschew any insight into Kaufman's grief.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Their travelogue-ready romance is utterly doofy but not disagreeable, and this sort of wish-fulfillment fantasy will strike the right chord with Moore’s fan base of preteen girls.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    And then there's the overacting. And then there's the hamminess of the script. And then there's
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Far more interesting than Juli and Bryce's banal budding love is Reiner and co-scripter Andrew Scheinman's sensitive exploration of how parents shape their children.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    There's just no reconciling the film's ambivalent message. Newell hangs a modern sensibility on a supposed period piece, and hangs his film in the process.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    It runs the stopwatch on a chase sequence to a comical extreme and takes way, way too long to take its final bow, in the process burning off any residual goodwill.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    It’s just too much drama for one modest film to service adequately. In an effort to cram it all in, scenes abruptly jump from one to the next with nary a smooth transition in sight, relationships evolve far too quickly, and certain subplots drop out of the mix only to resurface, jarringly, much later.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Chicago, Gods and Monsters) takes over the directing reins for these final two parts; his most noteworthy contribution to the series so far is a terrifyingly staged birth scene that should turn the teen fan base off of sex altogether … which is precisely what this whole dumb, punishing series has been gunning for from the start.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    Irritating throughout, Love Me if You Dare turns positively appalling in its last half hour, with the inevitable final showdown producing an image that continues to curdle my stomach days later.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It's a rattling, heartrending performance (Moore) in, yes, a long, hard slough of a film – one that is well worth the journey, if not a repeat trip.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    What it needs is a little more dirtying down. What it needs, in short, is less New York, and more Alabama.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Sure, it's nifty enough to see dust particles swirling or hands swooshing at you, but mostly the 3-D muddles the invention and exquisiteness of the film's raison d'être: the dancing.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Kimberley Jones
    Hall Pass has half the right idea: Scratch out "Hall," and just … pass.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    The stripped-down title gets at what we're really here for: the cars. Are they fast? Check. Are they furious? Yep.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Because “all in” – to me, at least – suggests a certain standard of enthusiasm, of emphaticness, and what this latest Step Up movie indifferently chunks out falls far short of that standard.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    It comes as no surprise that the film is less about fandom as it is about the community fans create with one another – who else to turn to when the object of your affection, your enduring obsession, blows big chunks? – and Fanboys, a likable, shaggy picture, pays nice tribute to that community.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Fails because it takes itself so seriously, and because it is itself so seriously dull. Soderbergh's straining to give us a wink -- come on, guys, this is fun -- but really it just feels like some awful eye twitch -- a spasm of yawning self-indulgence in a mostly captivating career.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Hedlund's got a hell of a voice, rotgut-ragged, and whether he's crooning or wooing, whatever he's selling, and no matter how cornpone, I'm buying.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    A lightweight, intermittently engaging comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    In the end, we know Andie and Ben will kiss and make up -– how could too alliteratively aligned pretty people not? -– but first we must wade through the protracted and wholly unwarranted period in which both huffs about the other’s deceptions.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    They’re not all hideous, the men who sit for interviews with a graduate student (Nicholson) and unload their dirty laundry. Sometimes they’re just feckless, or crass; some are even pitiable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The script negates anything heartfelt with its flippant, almost vulgar tone.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    I’m told Bella’s helplessness is true to the spirit of the novels, but so what? It’s almost 2010 – let’s get hip, people.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Subtle it ain’t, but there’s an undercurrent of palpable rage that pokes through the (very funny) banter-banter gloss of the thing, and the actors rip into it with relish.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Although the transvestites’ plight – mishandled, misunderstood, and/or misappropriated – is meant to supply Connie and Carla's emotional core, one never gets the feeling of anything stronger than an at-shoulder-length's sympathy from this film.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Two Eighties genre staples – Disease-of-the-Week and Poppin' the Cherry – meet, shake hands, and mostly play nice in this sweet, if overly earnest feature.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The whole thing still reeks of voyeurism -- and not the fly-on-the-wall voyeurism of a vérité doc, but rather the dirty-old-man-in-the-peep-show-booth kind. Might as well just wait for it to hit late-night cable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    There's nothing here for the viewer to do, no kinks to work out, no double-crossings to anticipate, not even a half-hearted flail at figuring out how Danny ticks.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    As the film's central focal point, Simpson (who also co-wrote the script) is an awful zero – you could hardly imagine a more uncharismatic lead – and his embarrassing swings at big emotion in the climax prove the final blow to a film already hobbled by mawkishness.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    There is much to recommend this earnest and enraged film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    If Affleck stumbles, Smith's script does nothing to catch his fall. Surprisingly, Smith's truest talent – that of writing – is Jersey Girl's weakest link.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Perhaps Sucsy was overwhelmed by his immersion in such colorful and outré material; he's chosen for his followup, the I Can't Believe It's Not Nicholas Sparks weepie The Vow, the cinematic equivalent of a lie-down.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    The film goes by in a wash of uninspired action and unmemorable comedy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Patinkin and King’s characters’ wrangling with spirituality is sincere, and specific. Everything else in this everything-and-the-kitchen-sink film feels like too many ideas stored up over an especially long winter.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    He is meant to be brooding, I think, but Tatum’s vague features read more “meathead” than anguished young lover. He has to carry the film, but he’s the least interesting thing going on here.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Once spoiled by the gossamer disquietude of Kim Jee-woon's original Tale, it's difficult to view this Americanized version in anything but the blandest light.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    After two hours of Vera's pretty but wet-blanket direction, it's too late to ignite any fireworks, even in the hands of such capable actors.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    The film's best stretch, wherein each American gal is romanced by an international lover, faintly recalling the Fifties' sudser "Three Coins in the Fountain."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Two hours pass painlessly enough, thanks to the affability of its trio of leads, Hathaway, Andrews, and Elizondo.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Big, dumb, and fun.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    In short, the actors deserve a big round of applause -– especially Affleck, for finally wiping the smug look off of his face (OK, 80% smug-free); Garner, for her dead sexy mix of attitude and adrenaline; and the grunting, googly-eyed Farrell, for … well, for being "fookin’" nuts, I guess.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    A bright idea, disappointingly dulled in the execution.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Product placement aside, there’s an admirable, even sweet, message about fellowship and misfit pride shot through the whole script, and Vaughn is rather touching as a kind of cuddly uncle figure to his fellow interns.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    It's a botched job through and through, made all the more distressing by Bullock's recent announcement that she's throwing in the romantic comedy towel for a while.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    All told, either you get it or you don't. Film critics and senators with election prospects don't. Kids in the mood to laugh at stupid shit for 87 minutes do. I'll toss my hat in the latter ring with glee.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    I have never doodled during a movie before in my life, but holy hell, Parker's two-hour running time takes a lifetime. Plenty of time for mental doodling, too.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    For such a deft wit, Jane Austen sure has inspired some nitwitted entertainments. Actually, the Austen influence here is negligible.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    The twentysomething talents behind Mystery Team are still in the comedy minors, but this nerdy, nutty, perfectly pitched first swing suggests there are major things to come.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It's a shame if the controversy surrounding Bubble Boy distracts people from what a smart, subversive, and genuinely good-hearted film it is.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    It's all pretty goofy, which I assume is the point, but it's also pretty dull.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Hopelessly old-fashioned then, but not the aggressively bad picture you might have anticipated.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Instantly forgettable but good-natured all the same.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    It’s an impossible standard, maybe, but in 42 minutes, TV’s "Friday Night Lights" delivered all-star-level emotional complexity and action. When the Game Stands Tall is strictly JV squad.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    Vacant and pointless.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    It's a Big Idea movie that comes out only half-baked.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    The film finds some momentum once the bodies start dropping – but maybe that was only the sweet relief in knowing the end was nigh.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    The jokes just aren't there, which makes it very hard for the stars -- who are trying very, very hard -- to really make a dent.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Not a man, but the romanticizing of him. A lot of jive-shit.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    A decent enough spot of silliness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Kimberley Jones
    The Virginity Hit is repugnant.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    Overlong, overplotted, and pocked with improbabilities.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    There is, quite simply, a rather refreshing ordinariness to Remember Me in the unflashy, knuckle-down attention it gives to character development and the building of plausible and involving family and friend dynamics.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Instantly forgettable but intermittently funny movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The opening montage is a jazzy, grabby thing, artfully layering the kids’ auditions to mimic the frenzied pace of the day. But that freneticism never really goes away, nor does the staccato timing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    It’s clear this director sees carnage as nothing more than an opportunity for music-video production values.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Bait equals bad.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    For a comedy, The Sitter is frightfully spare on full-bodied laughs.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Unimaginatively filmed and of a misbegotten construction, Tammy goes all in with its namesake character (played by McCarthy), hanging the entire movie around a person who is immediately and irreversibly established as being thoughtless, unperceptive, destructive, and uneducated.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    There is running, hiding, fighting, shooting, bleeding, biting, slicing, dicing, and damnably little entertainment value in any of it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    What a clunker.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    There’s nothing especially offensive about the actress (Hudson); if anything, it’s that lack of offense, her overwhelmingly benign vibe, that has become increasingly repugnant with every picture she puts out.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Tiny and well-intentioned but dramatically inert and sham-kooky, Girl Most Likely is for Kristen Wiig completists only, and even they may squirm at spending a whole movie waiting for her character to pull her head out of her ass.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    For the first 30 minutes I couldn't shake the feeling that I was watching a really promising pilot for network TV.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Murphy's screentime takes a back seat to Douglas', of course, but from that back seat she makes a very big noise.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    It's hard to decide what rankles most: what an astonishing monument to Shadyac's self-absorption I Am is, or how flat-out bad – incompetent, even – the filmmaking is.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    A film that is long on atmosphere, but short on smarts: Plot points are easily unraveled 20 minutes in advance (no fun sleuthing for the audience here), the ending is an unsatisfying pastiche off too many horror tropes, and it would take a week to plug all of Gothika’s gaps in logic.

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