Kimberley Jones

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For 769 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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kimberley Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Before Night Falls
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
769 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Kimberley Jones
    Hall Pass has half the right idea: Scratch out "Hall," and just … pass.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    The trouble comes when somebody opens their mouth and you’re reminded this is supremely silly stuff, and overall a much lesser version of teens versus the titans of post-apocalypse industry – a copy of a copy of a copy.
    • 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
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    The film goes by in a wash of uninspired action and unmemorable comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    Vacant and pointless.
    • 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
    • 0 Kimberley Jones
    The Virginity Hit is repugnant.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    Overlong, overplotted, and pocked with improbabilities.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Bait equals bad.
    • 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
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    Not just narratively crude but aesthetically ugly, Men, Women & Children’s framing occasionally cuts characters off at the forehead, in effect lobotomizing them. I couldn’t think of a better metaphor for this brainless splotch of self-important scaremongering.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Criminal is a perfectly passable thriller, if you’re cool with no one here passing as an actual human being.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    Little Black Book isn't your run-of-the-mill romantic comedy – it's much worse – and, rather disgustingly, the devils on earth it unmasks are all female and vindictive.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    How many screenwriters does it take to screw in this dim bulb? Five – no joke – and another one credited with “story by.”
    • 36 Metascore
    • 11 Kimberley Jones
    Flaccid, endlessly irksome coming-of-age drama.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    Pan
    Ill-conceived from any number of angles, this Peter Pan origin story, scripted by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift), plays topsy-turvy with J.M. Barrie’s beloved characters.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Kimberley Jones
    There’s probably a movie out there that can call a happy, anatomical truce between Viagra-hopped, horizontal-dick jokes and heart-on-the-sleeve love stuff, but this ain’t that.

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