Kimberley Jones
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For 672 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kimberley Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lowest review score: 0 View from the Top
Score distribution:
672 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Blisteringly entertaining.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    It's a mistake to confuse Zero Dark Thirty for "truth" – that would be a disservice to the high level of craftsmanship, from first-billed actors to below-the-line production crew, at work in this movie fiction – but there is admirably little fat on its bones.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    The tension is enough to make you slightly sick, and the overall mood of the thing is deeply dispiriting, but then, nobody ever said that war isn't hell.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Shot in winter grays with no warming ambers and the whiff of tuberculosis hanging around all the players, Inside Llewyn Davis is a chilly thing – a nominal comedy in brisk shivers.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    I laughed more (sincerely, full-throatedly) at Toy Story 3’s smart comedy than at any other film of the still-young summer movie slate.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    A triumph in anguish.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Her
    If in previous films "Adaptation" and "Being John Malkovich" Jonze seemed a little squirmy about sex, his treatment here is fully adult and keenly sensitive to the complexities of sexual intimacy – how it relates to emotional intimacy, whether or not a flesh-and-blood body is required to achieve it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It isn't about where you get, but how you get there -- and the getting there is a chewy delight.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    A lovely, quietly thrilling thing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    I don't know if the many plot swerves withstand a second viewing, but I suspect the meat of the matter – the swooning visuals, the expert choreography, the teasing love story – does.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Bahrani's small marvel of a film.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The fault does not lie with Hoffman (who doesn't so much act out Capote's distinctive mannerisms and high-pitched lisp as channel them); his performance is undeniably great. Everything else – solid, satisfying though it may be – falls short of that greatness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Blue Is the Warmest Color has its wobbles, but Exarchopoulos will knock you sideways.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Kimberley Jones
    The Grand Budapest Hotel is nothing short of an enchantment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Audience fortitude aside: This is compulsively watchable stuff, a masterstroke of thoughtful direction and thought-provoking performance.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Part 2 is something else altogether. Such digital effects as the marauding giants that squash baby wizards like bugs or the inky terror that is the Death Eaters – acolytes to the mad, bad wizard Voldemort (Fiennes) – are magnificent and experienced in one long, clutched breath. But what's missing is what has been the chief pleasure of the series: the chemistry between its young leads.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Sweet-spirited and sometimes meandering but always working in the service of its young protagonists’ perspective, We Are the Best! might come off as slight if you aren’t paying attention, or you pay too much attention to the too-cute closing credits montage.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    His (Spielberg) is an old-fashioned style of moviemaking that can produce soaring entertainment or, alternately, a fussed-over theatricality. Minute to minute, Lincoln moves between these extremes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    100 minutes spent watching children struggle and delight in learning is, at least in my book, 100 minutes happily spent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    The actors, as a powerful and convincing ensemble, are equally understated and just as devastating.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Moments of almost unbearable beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    The balloon will resurface throughout, but far more interesting, and substantial, is the slow reveal of Simon's domestic situation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Kimberley Jones
    It's huge and bewildering and it hurts to watch, but it hurts so good it's gorgeous.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Writer/director Lonergan succeeds at capturing eloquently the disappointments of growing up and growing old. But he isn't always successful at reining in the schmaltz.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The scoped camerawork is a shrewd tactic; only occasionally does its flat, proscenium effect make the action feel overly staged.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    One wishes for a chewier whodunit – there just aren't enough clues for the viewer to work with – and the reveal of the mole is perversely anticlimactic. But maybe that's just stickling. We always knew Smiley'd get his man.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Kimberley Jones
    Do we ever get the whole truth? Only this: The past is never the past. In Farhadi’s wounding worldview, the past is the present and, most certainly, the future, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    It’s not quite as brutalizing as McEwan’s brilliant source novel – it bears too much of a Great Art buff – but it ravishes nonetheless in its grand exploration of the sins of the daughter and a lifetime spent making reparations.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    This revisionist Western – intellectually, aesthetically, and narratively absorbing – rattles to the bone, but never quite rends the heart.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    An absorbing human drama.