Kimberley Jones

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For 806 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 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kimberley Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Past
Lowest review score: 0 When in Rome
Score distribution:
806 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    LaBeouf plays Jacob as no naif – he can be as slippery and savage as the next suit – but there's also real tenderness in his scenes with Mulligan and Langella (in a small but significant role as Jacob's mentor).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    You can easily lose five minutes making sense of it - and another 10 poking holes in it - but what of it? The preceding 100 minutes pass so pleasurably, the few false moves barely register - maybe the biggest con of all, but consider me happily snowed.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    First, to dispel the two talking points attending The Impossible, Juan Antonio Bayona's dramatization of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: No, it's not racist, and no, you don't have to be a parent to feel the film in your bones.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The sights are ingenious, impressively rendered in 3-D, and the sounds – including cheeky voice work by Mr. T, Neil Patrick Harris, and Benjamin Bratt – are a blast.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Good, clean fun, with none of the icky aftertaste so common to “family friendly” ware, Drumline proves irresistible in more ways than one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    An inner-city tragedy that plays its story simply, sorrowfully, and beautifully.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Refreshingly anti-princess and sweet without degrading into sugary, Ramona and Beezus animates Ramona's frequent flights of fancy with DIY-like sequences that literalize, quite charmingly, how a kid colors the world.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    100 minutes spent watching children struggle and delight in learning is, at least in my book, 100 minutes happily spent.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Happy Endings is unabashedly sentimental (cheekily couched in a black-comic guise), with Roos acting as a sort of benevolent god over his characters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The spirit of the thing – the way it champions intellectual curiosity and critical thinking – warmed this nerd’s heart tremendously.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Swinton is heartbreaking. She's not just craft; she's high art.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Maybe someday there will be a better commercial comedy about a girl taking charge of her sexual education, but for now, this is the only one we’ve got, and it’s a filthy-fun charmer.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    An ambitious comedy with not-negligible dramatic depth, but Bell, a first-time feature writer and director, is frankly too generous with her large cast.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    A rattling and ruminative piece of speculative fiction, Ex Machina is good enough to wish it were even better.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The Dressmaker’s twists are best experienced blind, and its treats are modest but genuine.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    In short, the actors deserve a big round of applause -– especially Affleck, for finally wiping the smug look off of his face (OK, 80% smug-free); Garner, for her dead sexy mix of attitude and adrenaline; and the grunting, googly-eyed Farrell, for … well, for being "fookin’" nuts, I guess.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    So potent it nearly succeeds even as a vacuum sits squarely at its center.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It’s a shrewd last move in a movie that’s uncommonly smart about when to buck convention and when to conform to the warm feels we all want.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Cooper mostly tamps down that Sexiest Man Alive demeanor that follows him from film to film, and Lawrence – a continually startling young talent – counterpoises her Bardot beauty with a blistering snarl. They both play hurt people clawing their way toward wellness, but it's Lawrence who makes you feel the hurt in your heart – and the hope that it'll get better soon.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Forget life lessons: I much prefer a lemur king doing the robot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Mistress America is maybe Baumbach’s most probing consideration of the writer’s process and development, a continuing point of interest in his filmography, from "Kicking and Screaming" to "The Squid and the Whale" and "Margot at the Wedding."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    A film that is at once elegant and sublimely silly.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    A staggering document of the lengths parents will go to for the sake of their child.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    They don't make women, sexy but regal, like Pfeiffer much anymore, and Cheri is quite a monument to her.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Danner’s even better on her own, as she honestly, even angrily, wrangles with not a paradox, per se, just the raw rub of life: that it sucks to be alone, and it’s scary to try not being alone. She’s exquisite.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It's the kind of movie that lives and dies by a viewer's own idiosyncrasies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It gives the illusion of a conclusion and cuts to black before it has to answer for how many more questions have been raised.

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