Kimberley Jones

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For 724 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kimberley Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 0 The Women
Score distribution:
724 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Kimberley Jones
    It’s a movie made of moments, the antithesis of "plot-driven," but the sum of these moments is magnificent, the culmination of so many elements: acting, scripting, score (by locals Michael Linnen and David Wingo), and cinematography.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    This modest French-language film follows the time-honored cinematic tradition of plot as spearheaded by a simple twist of fate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    The former mayor is an alert onscreen presence, but the film surrounding him is not always so lively.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    And yet that is what is so very remarkable about the film: In a slim 72 minutes, it heart-tethers us to these teenagers, paying tribute to their unique and private selves while allowing the audience to see its own reflection in them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Refn’s artful and energetic film never goes further than face value.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    She’s (Mulligan) got the best lopsided smile in the business, and she uses it well to size up her three bachelors. They’re just no match for her.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Sleepwalk With Me is never anything less than awfully likable. But I so wanted it to be more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    I don't want to oversell the thing. It is, quite simply, something very special indeed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Frankly, I'm shocked that Disney, frequent purveyor of sleeping beauties and singing animated animals, is the studio behind this wonderfully black comedy/morality tale for children, but maybe Disney, too, saw past the material's deliciously macabre bent to find also a thrilling little essay on friendship, fate, and the restorative powers of onions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    There's no question that the actors and filmmakers have fashioned a compelling (if unformed) love story of a certain age – which is not to be confused for a love story for the ages.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Much has been made of the fact that Swanberg has cast for the first time bona fide movie stars and not just his mumblecore pals: In fact, it's the making of the movie. If you're going to build an entire film on microexpressions, then a certain innate magnetism is required. Swanberg gets it in spades from his top-shelf cast.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    So much here is equally befuddling and beguiling; I caught myself leaning in toward the screen repeatedly, trying to somehow get closer to the gorgeous impenetrability of the story, of the boy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The language barrier borders the Babel-esque; it’s a surprise fount of humor, too, as when a translator is terrified to pass along an Italian tailor’s request to the French-speaking chief seamstress, knowing she’ll be furious at the added work.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    With a saga this sprawling and byzantine, it makes sense that the emphasis is not on Schiele, but rather on what the sorely wronged Bondi never stopped calling "my Schiele."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Cotillard doesn't look part Native American or sound like a Thirties Chicago moll, but damned if she isn't a sight and sound to behold. Whatever her technical limitations, she rises above them to breathe a flesh, blood, and battered verisimilitude into the part. You can't tear your eyes off her, any more than you can Mann's flawed but still engrossing picture.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    With so many soldiers interviewed, some only fleetingly, it's impossible to keep track of them all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    A devastating and weighty picture.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    No doubt about it: Bad Santa is blasphemous. But, to borrow a phrase from another famous hedonist, Homer Simpson, it’s also sacrilicious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It's the kind of movie that lives and dies by a viewer's own idiosyncrasies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    The subdued characters I can abide, intellectually speaking, but subdued filmmaking with material this fundamentally gut-punching is a lot less easy to swallow.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    A film that wants you to get happy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Shannon is monstrously good – unpredictable where the other actors are clipped and careful – and he steals the whole picture in two short, shattering scenes. When Shannon exits the film, the air gets sucked out again, and you realize the pretty artifice extends to more than just the Wheelers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Giamatti is masterful.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    She knew what "it" was going to be before anyone else. Or maybe she invented "it," and the magazine-buying public simply did as they were told.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    So potent it nearly succeeds even as a vacuum sits squarely at its center.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Elgort’s performance is more mannered than Woodley’s open-faced, direct line to the heart, but it works.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The film moves so subtly, in fact, and so seamlessly between wry humor and the emotional wreckage of life-or-death, that it was with some shock that I found myself weeping halfway through the film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Wright takes the tools of a bloodless medium, the video game, and crafts an action-comedy with a true-blue beating heart.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Kazan appears in every scene of The Exploding Girl’s perfectly paced 80 minutes, and you’d miss her if she ducked out for even a moment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Tonally, it all makes sense, but there’s such a thing as overmuchness. Gibney laudably launches a withering attack here on the pay-to-play relationship between lobbyists and lawmakers. But this viewer felt withered, too, by the end of his battering ram of a movie.

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