For 5 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neva Chonin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 75 Jesus Camp
Lowest review score: 50 Zen Noir
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Neva Chonin
    The film is ultimately as much an indictment of liberal apathy as of conservative dirty dealing, and a canonization of McKinney for her continued refusal to follow any party's party line.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Neva Chonin
    At heart, all documentaries aim to be important films. Few actually pull it off. Minor flaws and all, Jesus Camp is among the year's most important films, if only because it forces us to learn about an America we seldom see and seldom want to see.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Neva Chonin
    True, the film doesn't need 110 minutes to tell a story this pat, but hey, in dark times, it takes longer to deliver a feel-good message.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Neva Chonin
    It's all about the dumb thrill, baby. Leave it alone, or leave your brain and pocket change at the gate, strap yourself in and just enjoy the ride.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Neva Chonin
    The biggest mystery of all is why director Marc Rosenbush, whose background is in theater, bothered putting this story on film when it's so obviously meant for a stage.

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