Kimberley Jones

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For 812 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 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kimberley Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 45 Years
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
812 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Amusing but never rousing, this fourth installment in the Ice Age cartoon franchise comes fretted with freezer burn.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Bell steals every scene she's in, and her abrupt dismissal feels all the crueler for so much charisma wasted: She shoulda been a contender.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Perhaps there was some confusion – should we play this as a lark or a lesson in geopolitical unrest? – or maybe there was some studio involvement to defang the politics; whatever the case, the noncommittal Charlie Wilson's War treads a good-natured but yawning in-between.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Starts out as a lark, but veers into grittier, more emotionally complex territory -- just like a real relationship -- that the film doesn't have the chops to sustain.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Book of Secrets isn’t so much a romp as a long trudge through American history factoids and conspiracy-theory gobbledygook. Cool car chase, though.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Short to short, it’s a Russian roulette.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Trumbo certainly has pep. Theodore Shapiro’s jazzy score doesn’t just boast a tom-tom – you could choreograph it with pom-poms. Maybe Roach worried that general audiences wouldn’t cotton to a yellowing story about the Red Menace, so he ginned it up with a jazz-hands idea of midcentury Hollywood, with everyone mugging like it’s a lobby-card photo shoot
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    As an unsparing portrait of disaffection among the small-paycheck, faux-creative class, The Future is rather astute … which isn't to say it isn't also bang-your-head-on-the-wall annoying.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Best yet is Liev Schreiber playing Spassky, big as a Russian bear and as ice-cool as the country’s signature 80-proof spirit. Is it unpatriotic to wish this was his movie, not the twitchy American guy’s?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    There's nothing that feels like real rage, nothing that even remotely approximates the spiritual decimation of a termination.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    This film adaptation feels like YA, with cat’s-cradle love matches, soft-focus sexuality, and a main character who never satisfactorily makes the transition from page to screen.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Undone by Blanchett's dull, wooden delivery. She's the pap that kills the pulp the rest of the film is bellowing out to be.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    There's something good-natured, even sweet about this well-meaning affair.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The film gets there eventually, but one wishes it weren’t so timid about embracing the inherent schlockiness of the genre.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The script negates anything heartfelt with its flippant, almost vulgar tone.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The richly hued CG animation is quite nice – a mix of hyperdetailed character work and painterly cityscapes and pastorals – and the script putters along with small but regular amusements.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The camera may dive deep, but the content skims mere surface.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Perhaps the more appropriate question to put to this remake would be "What the hell’s the point?"
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    By film's end, you'll wish they tossed Allen in the rainforest and left him for the leopards to snack on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The Exception’s line is not an easy one to walk, this marriage of soapy melodrama and real-world events, and with Courtney leading the parade, it’s destined for failure.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    It’s clear this director sees carnage as nothing more than an opportunity for music-video production values.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Never Go Back is boilerplate action-thriller, filmed with an anonymous style and scripted so that characters talk in catchphrases.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    It's all pretty goofy, which I assume is the point, but it's also pretty dull.

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