For 151 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Janice Page's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 88 The Biggest Little Farm
Lowest review score: 12 Alone in the Dark
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 151
  2. Negative: 32 out of 151
151 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    Think “An Inconvenient Truth” meets “Babe,” or “The Good Earth” meets a biodiverse “Marley & Me,” with a dash of the Food Network’s “Pioneer Woman” tossed in. Among other things, that means furry critters romping to a folksy soundtrack with tubas and banjos employed unironically. It means circle-of-life lessons and sun-dappled everything. It means check your cynicism and snark at the gate, if you dare.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    New rule: All Disneynature films must be narrated by Tina Fey.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    What’s on camera is both damning and expertly assembled, a filmmaking effort worthy of standing with 2009’s Oscar-winning documentary about dolphin abuse, “The Cove.”
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Knowlton has landed on four stories that deserve to be told, and she's told them in a straightforward way that gets the job done, with obvious dedication and love.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Janice Page
    Kevin James's latest comedy doesn't promise any bing or bang, only boom. Take it at its word.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Where Wiseman excelled in respecting the broad rhythms and pure storytelling of the ring, Chang's new documentary focuses on the stories of three boxers and weaves them into a compelling narrative that rivals anything Hollywood could script.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Maybe because Hachmeister has a background in journalism, his movie endeavors to educate by covering a lot of ground in its 90-plus minutes, which is certainly commendable, it's just not that satisfying.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    A well-crafted, bravely revealing little film that could be considered essential education for baseball fans. It's just a bonus that the documentary is so entertaining.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    More storytelling and less preaching would have served those messages better.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    It needs only to entertain. And that it does thoroughly, leaving us both charmed and enriched without feeling very preached at. Praise be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    It's still Black's franchise, though. And part of the problem with this sequel is how little it lets its star just riff with silly abandon, as he did throughout the original.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Ironically, Born to Be Wild banks solely on its tameness to captivate and inspire, aided by an upbeat, sometimes incongruous soundtrack.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Ride it out, and you will find the rewards modest but meaningful.
    • Boston Globe
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Janice Page
    Though Murray and Curry gamely deliver some chuckle-worthy one-liners along the way, they're mostly leashed to material as moldy and uninspired as the "Jeffersons" theme song.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    There's an honest, unfiltered quality to what you see and hear.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Unusually compelling, even if it's treacly enough to be "The Chorus" in goose step.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Janice Page
    Likable performances are critically wounded by implausible scenarios and derivative-minded direction referencing everything from ''Reservoir Dogs'' to ''Fargo.''
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    Maybe Tattoo is creepy and stylized enough to pull you along anyway, but if you like your thrillers to dig below the familiar epidermis, look elsewhere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    At the very least, some of the answers and observations offered up in this hybrid documentary/drama/thesis project will surprise you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Janice Page
    As a political thriller, Formosa Betrayed has enough suspense and intrigue to pull viewers along willingly. It doesn’t try too hard, which is refreshing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Janice Page
    Isn't all wrong. But even at its very best, it's just all right.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Janice Page
    Despite timely and worthwhile subject matter, there is nothing very inspired or inspiring in what makes it to the screen. Maybe they're saving all of that for the sequel, too.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Janice Page
    Serves up a silly story and clunky dialogue that gets better than it deserves from Jennifer Aspen as Lenny's would-be girlfriend.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Isn't just a feel-good movie; it's a feel-good-and-righteous movie. And audiences will forgive its flaws.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Janice Page
    Adults should find its simmering drama at least as compelling as teens will, even if parental figures are only slightly more present here than in a " Peanuts" comic strip.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    In Mongolian Ping Pong the point is to look under the majestic vistas and see value in ordinary things -- ping-pong balls included.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Janice Page
    Because Manito is really just an opera without the violins or Viking hats, you probably don't need to have everything spelled out. Its Spanish-English script is secondary to the universal language and timeless drama of family, community, dreams made and dreams dashed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Janice Page
    Ramona and Beezus the movie, should not be confused with "Beezus and Ramona'' the book.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Janice Page
    Unfortunately for Tatum and Seyfried, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams did a far more convincing version of this same basic dance in “The Notebook.’’
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Janice Page
    An overwrought story of American politics and image-making that really only gets interesting in the final act.

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