For 55 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 15.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jan Stuart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 80 Undercover Brother
Lowest review score: 10 Kangaroo Jack
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 55
  2. Negative: 15 out of 55
55 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    Any charm and character ascribed to Carl Hiaasen's bestselling book have been homogenized in Wil Shriner's flat screenplay and direction.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    A tedious experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Jan Stuart
    The French are very good at taking sit-commy setups and cloaking the machinery with charming and surprisingly resonant comic nuance.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    A disposable sports drama.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    Exceptionally user-friendly for the technologically challenged among us and rides over its less inspired patches on a wave of cheeky humor.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Jan Stuart
    Lurie undermines his high-wire act with the melodramatic carryings-on of the diner patrons.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jan Stuart
    This round-robin of marital malaise has a lot more integrity than one might anticipate from its meet-cute beginnings.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    Brick Lane has been whittled down from Monica Ali's expansive 2003 novel into a glossy but overly efficient drama that, like Nazneen's husband, is ultimately too ineffectual to make much of a dent.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Jan Stuart
    It's the perfect image for a smelly and instantly flushable comedy that telegraphs punch lines in advance like a boorish dinner party guest.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Jan Stuart
    Lacking a real actress, director Michael Apted is called upon to fudge the facts and make Slim's ordeal as taut as possible. He gets the job done, but the suspense scenes have a generic fright-by-numbers feel that tell us he's wearing his professional hat and knows it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Jan Stuart
    In the role of dramaturge, Rogen and his co-scripter Goldberg lack Apatow's discipline and deft hand for peripheral characters; the writing in Pineapple Express gets lazy whenever it strays too far from its central axis of players.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    While there is the requisite amount of shorn limbs and splashing blood one might expect from the director of "Saw," Wan should be saluted for putting the coup de grĂ¢ce off-screen.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jan Stuart
    It is chockablock with brutality, but the violence is of the high-minded, self-congratulatory sort that indicates without actually showing.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Jan Stuart
    Fat, homely men who feel they have been wrongly underrepresented in underwear ads should flock to The Last Man.
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    There is very little about the hoary conventions of The Mothman Prophecies that couldn't be improved by a little levity, a little more sunlight and some judicious cutting.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    The Good Night has flashes of bookish wit but never quite recovers from the metronomic monotony of its first half, which ticktocks between scenes of Paltrow braying and Cruz voguing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    a freefall into urban hell that doesn't give us The impetus to jump or the awful gratification of the ride.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    If you're willing to suspend a barrel or two of disbelief, then Happy Accidents has its moments.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    Trashily in-your-face thriller, which leans heavily for its effects on intense sympathy pain, improbable reversals and the mystifying star appeal of Jessica Alba.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Jan Stuart
    The rest of Seven Pounds feels like a half-hour "Twilight Zone" script that has been pressed onto a gob of Silly Putty and stretched to the sinking point.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Jan Stuart
    88 minutes of desperate gyrations intended to simulate humor.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    While all of the actors are excellent, we sat up whenever Gabrielle Union walked on screen. As the ever-sensible woman who disrupts Jackson's bachelorhood, she projects the pluck, gravitas and beauty of a younger Alfre Woodard.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jan Stuart
    Mortimer gives a terrifically keyed-up performance that is nicely complemented by the wholesomely chipper Harrelson, who seems to be drawing inspiration from Fred MacMurray's gallery of Disney dads.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    The whole trippy experience is like being held at gunpoint by a Jehovah's Witness at the front door while George Gobel holds forth in the living room on Nickelodeon.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Jan Stuart
    Li's far too unthreatening a presence to cause much of a stir amid the din of hard rock music and the pall left by fight choreography that has had every last bit of life digitally drained away.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Jan Stuart
    Where there was a modicum of charm to Mick Dundee's earliest exploits in New York City, the joke has withered as markedly as Hogan's face.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    Just to shake things up a little, I guess, the creators of the laughably over-the-top Doomsday thought it might be fun to turn the survivors of a deadly epidemic, rather than its victims, into maniacal murderers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Jan Stuart
    What makes Comedian more than just another documentary about the comedy club comeback of a sitcom prince is that it contrasts his struggle with that of just another stand-up climber, Orny Adams.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jan Stuart
    If you let it be what it is, Donnie Darko will knock you flat.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jan Stuart
    Lacks any sort of urgency or inner propulsion; the actors do their little goofs, then hand them off to the next, lending the jest the frolicking but ultimately monotonous quality of a game of tag.

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