Jonathan Curiel

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For 92 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Curiel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 The Take
Lowest review score: 0 September Tapes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 92
  2. Negative: 2 out of 92
92 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    At a certain point, everyone watching Molly’s Game will form the question, “Why should I care about any of this?” It’s a question Sorkin should have anticipated. He has no good answer.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A pedestrian film that provides little more than a superficial treat.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Funny, riveting look at the music scene that ruled Manchester, England, from 1976 to 1992.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Somehow, it all works -- even if Miller relies on a plot that meanders a bit and loses some of its luster.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A disjointed movie with uneven acting and too many scenes that defy belief.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A silly, snarling romp -- a fun (if you're in the mood for it), sometimes scary look at the life of a socially awkward man whose best friend is a white rodent he names Socrates.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A silly, cross-cultural shoot-'em-up -- the sort of movie that will work for those with some time to kill (no pun intended).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Damning.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A bittersweet film that tells the story of Palestinian life as eloquently as anything ever done.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A wonderful French offering whose jumping-off point is a bullfight.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Instead of a balanced film that explains the zeitgeist that is the X Games, we get a cinematic postcard that's superficial and unrealized.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    A sometimes interesting remake that doesn't compare to the brilliant original.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Full of drama, poignancy and some heartbreaking moments.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Occasionally, this film is funny and cute. When the family's little girl narrates, it reaches a level of humor that is ironic and endearing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Exceptional.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    The plot twists in Little Secrets sustain the movie when it gets a bit too schmaltzy. This excess of cuteness and sentimentality won't be a flaw to moviegoers in the mood for it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Marks Chan's full arrival as an actor. Take away the violence - - and there's plenty of it for those who crave Chan's physical pyrotechnics -- and he's still an immense pleasure to watch onscreen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    Romantic and even silly -- a combination that makes Divine Intervention an almost irresistible work of art.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Ten
    A minimalist film, Ten looks and feels like a documentary. At the end, there is no big denouement, but a profound realization that the people we see on camera are all aching for answers -- and struggling to come to terms with their lives.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    So original, so funny, so alive with drama, intrigue, mystery and colors that you want to see it again and again.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    There's a certain formulaic and familiar quality about Sweet Home Alabama, but it doesn't matter.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    These aren't the marching band songs of your father's or mother's generation but a musical expression that is modern and exciting to watch.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A "Rocky"-like tale of determination and long odds that will appeal even to those who are turned off by most rap music.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    A documentary that is as thoughtful and inspiring as the music it celebrates.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Through a simple story line, dramatic acting and National Geographic-like shots of the city's rough and pristine edges -- creates cinematic magic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Curiel
    A touching, sophisticated film that almost seems like a documentary in the way it captures an Italian immigrant family on the brink of major changes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Serious and absurd (mostly, it's a drama) but never finds a good rhythm. The movie flounders in a way that calls too much attention to itself -- and is hurt by jarring and unbelievable plot twists.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Curiel
    Ghobadi infuses his movie with a humor that can almost be called Seinfeldian, and it's this mix of laughter with tears that gives Marooned in Iraq its big impact.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Curiel
    Too predictable and too self-conscious to reach a level of high drama.

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