Diana Abu-Jaber

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For 46 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diana Abu-Jaber's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Erin Brockovich
Lowest review score: 0 Keeping the Faith
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 46
  2. Negative: 10 out of 46
46 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Sometimes verges on silliness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Some might call this cheap, formulaic and manipulative, but then again, it still might make you cry.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The movie falters when it gets mean.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    If dissonance is your dish, you'll find Beautiful People tempting indeed.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    A smart study of the identity-shredding inherent in so much dissatisfaction and relocation.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 37 Metascore
    • 8 Diana Abu-Jaber
    While you may like comedies and you make like thrillers, this film does neither of the above with any pizazz.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The atmosphere of the movie is dense and unrelieved; it's a heavy role for such a little boy, and some people won't want to watch such a bleak, monster world.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The Legend of 1900 is still fresh; like the dawning of a new age, it feels like an awakening.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 53 Metascore
    • 16 Diana Abu-Jaber
    One can only hope that the parties responsible for Bandits are brought to justice and someone can stop them before they film again.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The moments of accidental sweetness that emerge from these odd, ultra-lives are meltingly funny and touching.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Diana Abu-Jaber
    This multistoried historical plot is packed with almost three hours of nuances and hidden meanings, and the slippery smiles and sly innuendoes often seem lost in translation.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    American teens will respond to the directness of the issues here, as well as the film's brisk and risky tone.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Diana Abu-Jaber
    This is a semi-mean-spirited movie; had it remained that way, it could have redeemed itself.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 0 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Chock-full of the sort of levity that leaves you feeling you've been beaten about the head with a lead pipe.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Takes a look at the bumpy path to self-discovery.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Abu-Jaber
    An all-hell-breaks-loose, panicky fever of a story, all of it drenched in grainy, color-saturated cinematography.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Diana Abu-Jaber
    While this film has got a good head on its shoulders and a nicely made-up face, flawless it's not.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Terrible, unnamable enemies turn out to be uncompelling indeed.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Mingles bathos and pathos in unequal measures and instead of getting laughs, looks laughable.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    With its fiery tone and fierce intensity, East-West offers a profile of a country suspended in fear as well as of one woman's indomitable passion for freedom.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Basinger herself doesn't have the vibrancy of a female hero.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Diana Abu-Jaber
    More of a bunt than a home run.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    The humor sizzles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Has many affecting moments, but you may tire of the tugging on your heart strings.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    A treat for the eyes and the heart.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 83 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Director Stephen Elliott has acquitted himself admirably in creating this serious thriller.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Abu-Jaber
    All the up-from-under satisfaction of an underdog getting over, with the added oomph of the truth.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Searing, intense and unrelenting, Affliction moves to the deepest centers of experience and desire and brings its characters to unflinching life.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Foley is an actors' directors stuck here with a genre piece, and it shows: The action (save a killer car chase) is clumsily staged. Still, the story about corrupt police in New York's Chinatown has occasional moments of depth. [12 Mar 1999]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 27 Metascore
    • 33 Diana Abu-Jaber
    Appallingly flat.

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