Jordan Mintzer

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For 225 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Mintzer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Phoenix
Lowest review score: 20 Colonia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 225
225 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Director Marie Losier ... chronicles the wrestler’s twilight years with affection, humor and gravitas.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Mintzer
    Well-shot (by Luc Besson regular Thierry Arbogast) but otherwise entirely forgettable.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Mintzer
    Equal parts solemn and sappy, Euphoria marks a well-performed if extremely heavy-handed foray into English-language filmmaking for Swedish director Lisa Langseth.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Mintzer
    This treacly and overwrought piece of mishegoss from French novelist turned director Amanda Sthers is pretty much a chore from start to finish.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Journey mostly works thanks to Dhanush's radiant charm, with the actor adding humor and sincerity to a project that can feel too overstuffed and wacky for its own good — mixing magical realism, deadpan comedy, musical numbers and moments of tear-jerking drama.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Muayad Alayan coaxes excellent performances out of the two leads and their supporting spouses, and even if the drama can seem heavy-handed in a few places, it remains quite believable throughout.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Intelligently observed and backed by a strong cast, this well-performed ensemble piece oscillates between documentary-style study of the French social care system and Lifetime-style tearjerker that tends to overdose on the saccharine.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Triet tempers her style a bit while upgrading her production values (especially the vivid and colorful cinematography of Simon Beaufils), resulting in a movie that can feel both original and somewhat conventional — a classic working girl rom-com with just enough kookiness to set itself apart from the pack.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s about as French as you can get, to a point that feels borderline absurd in places, and yet Triet handles the material gracefully and altogether skillfully, directing star Virginie Efira to one of her most impressive all-encompassing performances to date.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    The result feels like two incomplete movies in one, neither of them fully satisfying in the end. Still, there are some graceful moments scattered throughout, especially in the Haitian sequences, while it’s also rather refreshing to see a brand new take on a subject that’s been worked to death elsewhere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    A film that doesn’t hit you like a tidal wave as much as it gradually washes over you, leaving in its wake a series of memorable set-pieces and a dense, dark web of violence and fatality.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Heavy-handed and predictable in spots, yet engrossing and provocative in others, it’s an impressive if somewhat unruly debut
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    The script intelligently dishes out key information in each vignette, with the scenes separated by major narrative ellipses that force the viewer to work a little in order to figure things out.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Mintzer
    This is the pure case of a filmmaker doing whatever the hell (sorry, Joan) they want and leaving us to contend with the results. Enthusiasts of the prolific Dumont ... will surely get something out of this latest effort — as perhaps will Joan of Arc movie adaptation completists. But beyond that niche, many will find watching the 137-minute movie akin to being burnt at the stake.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    Game Girls doesn’t really go beyond its fly-on-the-wall approach to its heroines, offering us lots of intimacy but nothing that really sets its story within a greater social or political context.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s got a nervously eerie feel to it that’s grounded in Canet’s gripping turn as a dad out to do good for his estranged family.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Despite some narrative cliches, the painstaking way that the movie documents a very dark period in Cambodian history is a noteworthy achievement.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Captivating and deeply felt coming-of-age fable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Revisiting some of the events that marked Aleppo’s final year under siege, as well as those that led up to them, the film offers up a rare firsthand account of war from a strictly female perspective, focusing on how conflict affects families, and, especially, the hundreds of innocent victims that are children.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Well-shot and edited, with a script that keeps you guessing for a certain stretch of time, The Wind doesn’t quite sustain the tension through the final reel, resorting to eye-rolling scare tactics that go from serious to way too silly. Nonetheless, it’s refreshing to see such an original stab at this type of indie genre-bender, especially one told from a strictly female point of view.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    Vogler creates an intoxicating mood at times, especially through slick visuals and a trippy score by French electro maven Laurent Garnier, but her movie is like something you distractedly watch out of the corner of your eye in a café or train station or on someone else’s iPhone on the subway. In other words, it belongs on the small screen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    In the end, it’s hard to tell whether Simon is actually critical of her establishment’s methods or whether she fully embraces them, although she is clearly compassionate toward the applicants and offers a reasonable payoff when we finally learn who made the cut.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Lapid continues to exhibit a singular blend of intensity and absurdity, as well as a distinct attention to cinematic craft.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    The circus theme already feels played out from the start, while the story heads in mostly predictable directions despite the limited pleasure of seeing those mighty morphin power crackers in action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Those who believe that all Buddhists respect their religion's core principles of peace and tolerance should take a look at The Venerable W (Le Venerable W), director Barbet Schroeder’s eye-opening chronicle of one Burmese monk’s long campaign of racism and violence against his country’s minority Muslim population.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Like in A Silent Voice, Yamada has a very keen eye for depicting adolescent malaise in visually evocative terms, and Liz and the Blue Bird could have benefited from even more flights of fancy than she allows for here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Good luck trying to make heads or tails of it, but as an eye-popping exercise in cinematic strangeness, 9 Fingers is a rare breed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Despite its dreary outlook, the film does offer a semblance of hope in the generosity, good humor and tenacious sangfroid of the people it portrays.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Renner and Imbert spend more time dishing out jokes than they do weaving the kind of meaningful narrative that made Ernest & Celestine so special, yet while Fox is more of a slaphappy romp than a morality play, there’s still a method to the madness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    As tough as it is, France is also warm and subtly heartbreaking, offering a moving vision of life for those stuck in legal and emotional limbo.

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