Jordan Mintzer

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For 273 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Mintzer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Club
Lowest review score: 20 Colonia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 273
273 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Lafosse administers the tension like a seasoned anesthetist who knows exactly what dose to deliver, keeping us on the edge of our seats but never resorting to cheap tricks or unlikely twists. It’s stressful and harrowing because it all feels so real.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    Part gritty public service dystopia, part modern-day farce about the yellow vests movement that ripped through the country in late 2018, the film can be both entertaining and surprisingly funny, especially if you’re familiar with France’s politics and current economic woes. But it’s also too on-the-nose about what it wants to say, or rather, shout as loud as it can, regarding the country’s accumulated social wreckage.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Cow
    Arnold plunges us straight into her subject’s point-of-view and never leaves it until the bitter end, during a final scene that’s shocking in its bluntness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Despite all the swagger, this is not style for style’s sake. It’s more about Lapid inventing his own language: one that’s highly personal, but also tries to expand horizons at a time when films tend to resemble TV shows more and more, especially in how they’re directed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    We may never know if Benedetta was sincere about her visions in the end, just as it’s impossible to judge how sincere Verhoeven is when he’s indulging in the erotic visions that have made him famous. The beauty of Benedetta is that it never provides a straightforward answer to all of our questions, making it mostly a matter of faith.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    They’re two out of millions of New Yorkers, but the more we get to know them, the more we see how these opposites — who exist on opposite sides of the law — are bound together by their mutual struggle to make it in the big city.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    At a time when the fate of Black men and their bodies has risen to the level of a national emergency, what happens to the characters in Two Gods takes on added weight.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    The fact that Lindon doesn’t judge the situation as much as she simply shows it is a sign of her intelligence as a promising young filmmaker — one who has both dared to expose herself onscreen and then dared to let the audience judge for themselves.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    It packs everything but the kitchen sink (though it does bring the entire Swedish government) into a two-hour-plus survival story that mostly keeps you on the edge of your seat, especially once the bravura action scenes kick in and you start wondering how the heck the filmmakers pulled them off.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    A student-teacher romance that’s so slow-burn it almost never flares up, Wet Season marks a skillfully observant if somewhat tepid and overwrought sophomore effort from Singaporean director Anthony Chen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    It manages to put a friendly, mostly female face to all the technical exploits and celestial theorizing, underlining how much the desire to uncover the secrets of the known universe is something that's all-too human.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    Here the burn can be too slow to handle at times, as if the gas had been forever left at medium-low heat. You're ultimately left wanting more from a movie that tries to drift away from the usual policier template, even though shots are fired and bodies drop.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    This well-intentioned if somewhat heavy-handed historical affair is anchored by Coogan’s solid lead turn, with support from Andrea Riseborough as a hard-hitting state prosecutor and promising newcomer Garion Dowds as an executioner who could wind up facing the gallows.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    As much as Pelé inspired love and awe among his fans, this polished and well-intentioned biography doesn’t quite do the same.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Ríos captures the village’s decline with a fair amount of affection and a keen eye for natural beauty.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Mayor is a study in politics both micro and macro, showing what happens when the two come fatefully crashing together.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    The canvas may be strewn with glitter and glory, but beneath the surface Syversen provides a chilling look at how religion can be used to ignore deeper personal traumas, convincing youngsters to turn to god when they should perhaps be turning to therapy or something more probing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    The jokes are often ridiculous, as is pretty much everything else that happens, but there’s a palpable energy and visual inventiveness on display that keeps things watchable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    And yet, what makes Greenland stand out is how, at certain times, what we’re watching doesn’t seem so spectacular, but very much like the real thing — albeit with a fair amount of VFX and Butler’s own brand of sweaty, stress-bucket bravado.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    It’s not quite enough to prevent this B-grade rendition from feeling rather familiar and unsuspenseful, even if stars Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria) and Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) provide a decent level of tension throughout.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Ameur-Zaïmeche remains vague, perhaps frustratingly so, about his movie's identity — per the closing credits it was mostly shot in the South of France — but what he says about fear and isolation in a totalitarian society has a universal tinge.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    What Olaizola does best is create an atmosphere of almost mystical uncertainty at times, setting her film in a place where the frontiers between countries, cultures, reality, folklore, past and present are in constant flux.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Mintzer
    At a time when America looks like it's tearing apart at the seams, there’s something altogether reassuring — even downright inspiring — about Frederick Wiseman’s new documentary.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Mintzer
    There’s no denying the power inherent in Shimu’s grueling pursuit: one which, in many other countries, would simply be a matter of filling out some forms, but here takes on nearly Melvillian proportions of impossibility.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    Generic and, at its best, straining to be heartfelt.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    A film that can be somewhat conventional in form, including a score that overdoes it on the pathos, but one that still provides a fascinating deep dive into organized failure.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    Thomas keeps the tension high throughout most of the movie, even if some of his scare tactics can feel redundant.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Mintzer
    Beautifully directed and performed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Mintzer
    This isn’t Hiroshima Mon Amour. It’s more like Need for Speed Mon Amour done on a modest scale, with an effectively simple plot and nonstop action scenes that find a daunting number of ways to wreck and destroy cars.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Mintzer
    Anna, who’s caught in a midlife crisis that deepens throughout the movie, clearly doesn’t know what she wants. But the problem is that Weisse, the director, doesn’t always seem to know what she wants either in this prickly, wavering character study that both confounds and compels, and that doesn’t manage to land its ending.

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