Kimberley Jones

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For 810 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 Ultraviolet
Score distribution:
810 movie reviews
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Saving Christmas will hold little interest for anyone not already a believer. It’s too single-minded in its instructional purpose, too averse to multidimensional characters, too youth-pastor-like in its dorky humor.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Saint Laurent gets across how isolating celebrity can be, how exhausting it is to keep a toehold on top of a mountain that keeps shifting underfoot. But the film is allergic to insight: It’s as numbed-out as its hero addict.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Oh, how I rued my failed foreign-language skills in the opening moments of Gemma Bovery. Who wants to read subtitles when a French baker is rolling out such pliant, such pokeable, such heavenly looking dough?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The music so wholly engulfs the second half of the film, there’s no room left to expand on characters that feel less than lived-in or on the film’s more ambitious ideas.
    • 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?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The film is as thin as a picture postcard.
    • 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
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    I like the declarative clarity, the strength of conviction in the title. I wish the movie itself bore the same certainty, or sturdiness.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The actors are all game, but the job’s beneath them – Hemsworth, a pro, and a real champ at faking enthusiasm for this dud; Theron, still doing camp but this time with no tempering complexity or empathy; Blunt, stuck playing a frost-bitten Mommie Dearest.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    But being Charlie – what’s going on inside this angry kid’s head, what made him turn to drugs, and finally turn away – that is more elusive. And that is the film’s great disappointment: that something so clearly conceived in earnestness and from real-life, first-person experience ends up feeling, well, kinda fake.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    It’s a tedious watch, inferior in every way to David Fincher’s slick, grinningly grim "Gone Girl." Any chance for lightning striking twice is going, going, gone.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The adaptation, by screenwriter John Romano and McGregor, debuting as a director, roughly sticks to the plot points of the novel but sheds its nuance, and reduces Zuckerman’s role to a mere background information delivery system.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Either way, Beatty has taken an object of enduring fascination and made him … not so much.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Before a foot of film was ever shot on Live by Night, Affleck had already made a decision that would be the film’s undoing. He cast himself as the lead.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    The story never drags – it’s too frenetically paced for that – but it’s still kind of a drag.
    • 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.

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