Kimberley Jones

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For 810 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 5.1 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 Alex & Emma
Score distribution:
810 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Forget divining who’s predator and who’s prey. Everybody’s chum here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Guardians of the Galaxy is an outlier: a space opera in a largely earthbound movie cycle (excepting the occasional red-eye to another dimension in the Thor pictures), candy-colored and bopping where the other Marvel movies are muted and imposing, and the funniest one to date, without a doubt.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The film provides invaluable context in its detailing of institutional racism in the Sixties and Seventies and in its emphasis on Ellis as an advocate for equality and as a righteous shit-stirrer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    As much a portrait of a community as of its brilliant, de facto mayor, Harmontown is a stirring tribute to the restorative power of finding your people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Wild lands some hard punches, but it can’t sustain the impact. Some of that lies in its inherited arc: Strayed found some peace – the whole point of the trek – but arriving-at-peace is less provocative than the struggle, at least in a movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    A rattling and ruminative piece of speculative fiction, Ex Machina is good enough to wish it were even better.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Surely the most unconventional romantic comedy of the summer, Results isn't anti-plot; it just moves in weird ways.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    This film is sweet and frequently very funny. It isn’t perfect. Some of those imperfections – or, more to the point, irritants, such as the twee chapter headings and college-essay framing device – are carryovers from the YA novel, written by Jesse Andrews, who also adapted the novel to screen.
    • 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
    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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    That Peace Officer cannot provide a complete picture of the myriad of problems that come with the increased militarization of police isn’t an indictment of the film. This trouble is too big for one film to contain.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The trouble comes, and not just for Fassbender, when it’s time to tackle the actual text. The toil of it is exhaustingly felt. The lines are spoken, but their weight sometimes is as vaporous as that Scottish fog.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Sisters has a patchily funny first act but unleashes pure comedic chaos once the party gets started.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The material begs for a much longer consideration than the film’s trim 79 minutes, but it’s still a must-watch for serious film fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Maybe a dare to Desplechin, in fact: Next time, more Esther, less Paul. She’s still got stories to be told.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It’s a fun watch, and familiarity with Los Angeles isn’t required to get a kick out of these toe-dips into Koreatown and Tehrangeles and all the other micro-communities that make the city a macro-paradise for eaters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Civil War’s main battle sequence is so effective because it’s six-on-six, and we’ve spent the past decade getting to know the combatants.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    What wicked good fun it is watching this bad girl do her worst.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    A lauded Shakespearean actor and adapter who won an Oscar last year for his collaboration with director Steven Spielberg on "Bridge of Spies," Rylance portrays the body (via motion-capture) and certainly soul of this gentle giant. In his mournful, lyrical cadence, he makes poetry out of the BFG’s gobbledygook command of English.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    As Lo and Behold anecdotally lays it out, in the blink of the eye of human history, this invention has become essential, and in another blink – a solar flare, or cyberwarfare – its failure could trigger a civilization’s collapse.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Goodhart’s film is a winner – sweet but not sentimental, tart without turning sour. The studio-produced romantic comedy may be flatlining, but who cares, so long as snappy indies like this one step up to fill the void?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    The Dressmaker’s twists are best experienced blind, and its treats are modest but genuine.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    I recognized a lot of my younger self in The Edge of Seventeen. It’s crummy that teenagers just shy of 17 won’t get the same chance.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    It’s nowhere near as soulful or questing as "2001" or "Moon" – but as popcorn entertainment, it’s surprisingly provocative.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    This is a strange and beguiling film to the end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    As light on his feet as he is as a musical-comedy showman, Jackman is perversely even more pleasurable when he’s popping neck veins from the effort of heavy drama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    What sets apart this eighth outing is its giggling bouts of male henpecking, all puffed feathers and nyah-nyah taunts.

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