Jennie Punter

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For 166 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jennie Punter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Tokyo Sonata
Lowest review score: 0 Alone in the Dark
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 166
  2. Negative: 31 out of 166
166 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    With young audiences definitely in mind, the film puts a fresh spin on the issues and struggles of the civil-rights movement.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    An ambitious, if uneven, experimental sci-fi romance that is less a thought-provoker than a dazzling juggling act.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jennie Punter
    Dance gets political in Step Up Revolution, the fourth installation of the popular movie franchise, which delivers plenty of spectacular fancy footwork in what is otherwise a flat-footed fantasy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    Lola Versus is all Greta all the time, a bonanza for fans and proof that Gerwig's easy offbeat charm, obvious smarts and physical comedy gifts can carry a film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    The clever lines and themes of friendship and finding home are almost completely overwhelmed here by the breathless pace and sensory overload.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    There is nothing dry about Last Call at the Oasis, Jessica Yu's engaging, informative and fast-flowing documentary exploring the global water crisis.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Propelled by a perfectly cast trio of stars whose eccentricities shine in singular character roles, Bernie is a charmer.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    It's a sitcom-y ensemble film (complete with product placement) that feels like you're flipping around the TV dial.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Designed to please all generations of irreverent humour-lovers, The Pirates! Band of Misfits may not be heart-warming (it is about nasty, scurvy pirates!) but it's breezy rollicking fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    After seven trips made over four years, the production was about to wrap when the crew, aboard an icebreaker, encountered a polar bear mom and twin cubs that decided to hang around for a week – offering a rare opportunity to film the daily life of these notoriously camera-shy creatures.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    It's an exquisite, humanistic and subtly topical work of cinema art that manages to keep the intimate, revelatory sensibility of a one-man play intact while fleshing out the characters and creating a very realistic and richly detailed school community.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    So it's puffed up with lots of extraneous stuff – Super fun for the kids but for grown-ups? Just fluff.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While The Vow will give heart palpitations to fans of its charming co-stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, this amnesia-themed romance is the kind of featherweight fare that is enjoyed in the moment and forgotten soon after the end credits roll.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Jennie Punter
    An unholy mess.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    All hell breaks loose and it's a heck of a lot of fun to watch.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Jennie Punter
    Like the recent Adam Sandler dud "Jack and Jill," a sizable chunk of Chip-Wrecked was shot on the newest ship in the fleet of a major cruise company – the ultimate in movie product placement!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    It may be a slim story, but its gentle humour, natural rhythm and above all authentic performances make Tomboy beautiful, intimate cinema.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Pitt and Damon deliver the best lines (wisecracks about the food chain, predators and evolution, etc.) but their characters also represent most of us.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Jennie Punter
    A noxious PG comedy starring Adam Sandler as a pair of middle-aged male-female twins that should have been separated at birth to spare us from this movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Puss in Boots is essentially non-stop dazzling action scenes loosely connected by a thin, predictable story of greed versus good.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Given Paine's penchant for B-movie-sounding titles, let's hope he gets to make it a trilogy that concludes with The Electric Car Lives!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    An unabashed crowd-pleaser.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    While dance sequences are not particularly well edited compared to the new breed of dance flick, Wormald and Hough are exciting hoofers to watch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    Glodell never lets his creation spin out of control. Bellflower revs the engine of an exciting new maverick.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Jennie Punter
    What elevates Foy's impressive first feature (he also served as editor and composer of the dark, whimsical score) above, say, your average "unsolved mystery" TV episode, is the emotional connection he gradually builds between Duerr and the elusive creator of the Toynbee tiles.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    More heart-breaking and action-packed than one imagines from a monastery travelogue film.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Jennie Punter
    It's a going-through-the-motions domestic comedy that makes, say, "Cheaper By The Dozen" look like a heart-warming, cutting-edge laugh riot.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    There is also a parallel subplot following the fate of two Ukrainian girls caught in the sex-slave ring Kathy targets. This storyline isn't dramatically satisfying, but it does provide context and ensures the victims in this story are not portrayed simply as faces in the dark.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jennie Punter
    El Bulli barely registers a pulse stronger than a book's. There is no narration, there are no interviews and forget about any apron-ripping drama, as presented nightly on the Food Network.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jennie Punter
    New Zealand-born director Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors, Die Another Day) avoids biopic tropes, filling the screen with the jolts of a violent thriller and exploiting the few comic possibilities.

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