For 221 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dan Jolin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 My Neighbor Totoro
Lowest review score: 20 Perfect Stranger
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 221
221 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    The narrative is unadventurously straightforward, and anyone looking for any neat twists or wrinkles will be disappointed; the spectral nature of Finney’s allies could have made for a neat final-act reveal. But the performances are uniformly strong, with McGraw stealing scenes and Hawke exercising his dark side so effectively that, after this and Moon Knight, he’ll leave you in no doubt of his flair for villainy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    The concept is a doozy, ripe with comedic juice and packed with visual thrills.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Marvel's most deranged and energetic movie yet, as much of a winning comeback for director Sam Raimi as it is a mega-budget exercise in universal stakes-raising.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A big, silly, scrappy bundle of fun, packed with Cage-related Easter eggs and in-jokes, but also a whole lotta heart.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    An improvement on Murder On The Orient Express, with the increased focus on Branagh’s Poirot (even with its strange moustache obsession) welcome enough to distract from the problems with some of its ensemble and its too-obvious reliance on VFX.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    A monumentally successful Spider-instalment which pulls off a tricky and ambitious narrative trick with all the grace of a balcony-top backflip. At the risk of getting cheesy, it won't just make you cheer, it'll make you want to hug your friends, too.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    Exactly what you’d expect from a crime-caper action-comedy pairing Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds. Nothing more, nothing less.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    It’s not the kind of historical drama you might expect from Ridley Scott, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And if its threefold perspective tests the patience, it at least gives the right character the final word.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    An amiable, amusing story of unlikely friendship, which is as aware of what makes people tick as it is of what makes tech troubling.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A new take on Peter Pan that actually works, delivering all the visual richness you’d hope for from the film-maker behind Beasts Of The Southern Wild.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    While this sounds like it could be a lurid, teen-boy-fever-dream mess, Gunn gels it together with a wicked sense of humour and an evident affection for his characters who, though not so endearing as his Guardians of the Galaxy, are a hoot to hang around with.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A smart indie sci-fi which has much to say and some great ideas, all wrapped up in a designer-drug-based premise that makes it sound less interesting than it actually is.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Dan Jolin
    A throwback thriller which brings nothing new to a crowded genre, and has little to say along the way. They don’t make ’em like this anymore, and, to be honest, they probably shouldn’t.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    A mixed bag of bones and bodies, whose Southern Gothic atmosphere and superb performances — from Holland especially — are let down by the film’s lack of narrative focus.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Dan Jolin
    A forgettable fantasy cheapie whose gruff earnestness feels hollow thanks to the unforgiveable thinness of its story and the weakness of its grip on its source material. Oh, and a note to whoever came up with the title: neither Arthur nor Merlin are knights of Camelot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    A compelling curio from Werner Herzog, who investigates a strange real-life phenomenon through a fictional lens. It's worth watching, especially if you enjoy Herzog's lateral take on life, but it's hard not to wish he'd just made it as a straight documentary.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    Harrison Ford brings his gruff charisma but this man-and-CG-dog adventure gets a bit lost in uncanine-y valley.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    Lively remains impressive throughout, but with plot-driven fare like this, such lapses are a let-down.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    An absolute must-see for anyone who loved 2016’s Your Name. Even if it isn’t as surprising and narratively powerful as that film, Weathering With You once again exemplifies Makoto Shinkai’s visionary prowess as an animator.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Dan Jolin
    Less Tales Of The Unexpected, more Tales Of The Unconvincing, this uneven comedy horror fails to handle its ambitious structure, or deliver on its promising premise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Starting the moment Breaking Bad ended, this is very much a ‘what happened next’ double-episode. Which means, short of resurrecting Walter White, El Camino does precisely what you want it do.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Dan Jolin
    To be fair, pulling off complex action sequences in such unforgivingly high definition is a ballsy move—it’s much harder to hide the joins between what was captured in camera and what was added later. But as impressive as the action is—and a Smith-vs.-Smith motorcycle chase in Colombia is a superb sequence worthy of peak Bond—the high-definition format just doesn’t work.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    The scares and monsters are effectively conjured, but if you’re not familiar with Austin Schwartz’s source material, you may be left a little cold.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    A stylish portrayal of a literal power struggle based on truly interesting historical figures and events. But it tries to take in too much in too little time, when all it needed was to centre on Edison and Westinghouse.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    This fourth Toy Story isn’t as essential as the previous films in the series, but there’s no denying the joy of seeing Woody and friends back in action, while once again it’ll likely leave you with a tear in your eye.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    Another lavish and largely entertaining Disney re-do, with strong turns from Massoud and Scott. But, appropriately for someone playing a huge, powerful entity trapped in a tiny ornament, Smith’s genie performance feels disappointingly constrained — both by overdependence on the original and some ghastly CGI.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Beats is a truly heartfelt rites-of-passage tale — an immersive, intoxicating portrayal of the rave scene at its peak.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    An impressive sift through one of the UK’s weirdest pop-cult phenomena, even if it doesn’t manage to unpick the strange relationship between Sievey and Sidebottom.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    A sometimes clunkily executed true-life story which at least has potency in its blend of subject matter and lead actor. Despite often being hard to watch, this is Rosamund Pike’s best work yet.

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