Kimberley Jones

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For 832 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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kimberley Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 0 When in Rome
Score distribution:
832 movie reviews
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    It isn't all the actors' faults, of course. You can't, ahem, turn straw into gold, and straw – dull, brittle, lousy to taste – is entirely what director Mark Rosman and first-time screenwriter Leigh Dunlap deliver.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    Indeed, the largely computer-generated Jack acts the pants off his co-stars, which can and should be taken with a whole trough full of salt.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    If you're gonna hire one of the funniest American comedians working today – Zach Galifianakis – and shove him to the side of the frame, then frankly, you can take what happens in Vegas, keep it in Vegas, and keep the rest of the us out of it.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    From "Hands on a Hard Body" to an 89-minute ogling of another hard body: It boggles the mind that 11 years after his engrossing documentary about an endurance competition to win a truck in Longview, Texas, filmmaker Bindler has channeled his talents into this regrettable comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    A stiff drink or maybe some pharmaceutical assistance might have made me overlook the film's sour tone, or the unremarkableness of its direction.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Lin’s F&F films are operatically dumb, which was what makes them so much fun; maybe if Star Trek Beyond were stupider it wouldn’t feel like such a chore.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    "By practicing his art, he revealed himself to us." Fellini: I’m a Born Liar provides proof positive: The art indeed reveals far more than this pedestrian documentary ever does.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Very little here begs to be paid attention to.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    It's all infuriatingly simplistic, and the performances help matters little. Quinn and McTeer are wholly uncompelling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    If LaBute wants to plumb the depths of human unkindness, have at it -– only dig deeper next time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    But most damningly, Shut Up Little Man! fails to convey what was so hypnotic about the original tapes, and Bate's decision to re-enact the transcripts with actors seems weirdly contrary to the spirit of the thing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    Branagh might as well have opened a can and dumped it on a plate, the ridges of a factory-line production still perfectly hatched on a gelatinous cylinder of crud.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    This is the kind of movie in which every other line of dialogue feels like a metaphor – and from there on, the film seesaws between the uncomfortable extremes of glum and twee: an overwrought dirge keyed to a xylophonic ping.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    An adaptation of Kody Keplinger’s YA novel, The DUFF is exponentially dumb.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    These days, Allen's pictures are more like snuff films, in which the viewer must suffer both gifted actors committing screen hara-kiri and a once-brilliant filmmaker soldiering on with his long, bullheaded decline.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    What this really comes down to is the film's central lie. Made of Honor pins its hopes on a character who acts utterly without honor, and on an actor who has only two settings – sensitive or smarmy. The smarm wins.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    Isn't much more than a self-indulgent picture about the feeble delirium of a lovesick girl -- lightweight stuff that labors to seem terribly important.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    Novelty alone does not a good idea make, and in the case of Gnomeo and Juliet, it's rather a disturbing, even fetishy one.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    All together, it is a wearying display of defensiveness from a man who – by any barometer, not just his own – is wildly successful.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    They have some fun playacting at class warriors on the lam – and Seyfriend, it must be said, rocks a killer bob – but it's all just big-budget dress-up in a futurescape that reeks of phoniness.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    The actors do a fine, if unsoulful, job, but the real problem with A Love Divided is its unwillingness to unromanticize its heroes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Maybe taking a cue from his namesake dish, that much-maligned Scottish pudding concoction made with sheep innards and root vegetables, Haggis presents a mishmash of genres in this redo of Fred Cavayé's 2008 French film "Pour Elle."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    No one would mistake the Benzini Bros. Circus for the greatest show on earth – the Depression-era traveling troupe is a junker compared to the gold-standard Ringling Bros. – but still, a film has to try pretty hard to render lions and tigers and trapeze artists so uniformly underwhelming.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    In practice, and played as farce, the characters are one-dimensional cutouts kept at a dogged remove. Their miseries are a bore – maybe to Allen, too, who abruptly ends the film, after so much inaction, when it finally catches some dramatic traction.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    There are kernels here of a thoughtful and provocative picture, but they never pop – or POP!, for that matter.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    These are boys and girls on their very best behavior, which doesn't sound like any prom you or I remember.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    Screenwriter Dean Georgaris gets a hell of a pass here – the story is canon, and, in terms of emotional wallop, does all the heavy lifting for him – but he still manages to gunk up the works with dialogue that is dull-witted at best and outright howling at its worst.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    A succession of shrill overacting jobs.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Clearly the film is archly trying to connect the dots between Rove and the supreme mishandling of Iraq – and a compelling case might be made – but it isn't made here.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    The film restages the greatest hits of the show's many musical numbers, to greatly diminished effect, with lackluster choreography and all the narrative appeal stripped away.

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