For 160 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Raup's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 A Ghost Story
Lowest review score: 16 The Last Thing He Wanted
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 160
160 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Jordan Raup
    F9
    Slathered in nostalgia for past moments in the franchise yet still introducing entirely new backstories, this humdrum antepenultimate adventure leaves one convinced those steering the series don’t have a firm grasp on where it’s heading.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Raup
    In a Hollywood where sequels are mandated to go bigger and expand the I.P. to chase the dollar signs of a cinematic universe, on paper, it is refreshing that Krasinski decided to stay relatively small-scale with the sequel. Yet, in carrying over the narrow scope, the narrative hang-ups of the first outing are only expounded upon here with a rinse-and-repeat blueprint to the stakes that feels all-too-repetitive. Considering the resources at Krasinski’s disposal to do something genuinely exciting, it’s disappointing to see the lessons that went unlearned as the same tricks get duplicated.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Raup
    Journalistic in the sense that it feels like Beshir has compiled stray quotes, fleeting snapshots, and loosely connected thoughts from a journal into a dreamy cinematic form, Faya Dayi becomes more breathtaking as these images and ideas coalesce.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    Slalom ultimately becomes a story about seeing one’s passion in life corrupted through the twisted, pre-meditated manipulation of a mentor. It’s enraging and crushing in equal measure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Jordan Raup
    After the perpetual dormancy of our lives this past year, humanity is on the verge of reawakening, and Awaken is a worthy testament to just how much there is to explore.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Jordan Raup
    The actual experience of watching this gonzo dystopian samurai western is far from the shock-a-minute journey that one would expect, but even in its more banal sequences, Sono’s imaginative eye peeks through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    Even if the last act doesn’t succeed as intended, On the Count of Three threads the difficult task of finding the humor in hopelessness while not exploiting the genuine pain of severe depression.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Raup
    With an immersive vérité touch, Acasă, My Home vividly captures living on the margins of society––whether it’s actually off the grid or being thrown into a system not of your choosing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    With a grand score by Alan Silvestri that kicks up at every possible turn and extravagantly over-the-top Hathaway performance, this update on The Witches is a family-friendly Halloween treat that still boasts Zemeckis’ brand of the bizarre and a clear-eyed vision that seems all the more rare in today’s Hollywood.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Raup
    These men have dedicated their entire lives to not only finding these exquisite white Alba truffles but also to the dogs that help them find their way, and to see their culture upturned for selfish reasons is an upsetting thing to witness. That they still have so much personality, joy, and life in them, however, makes The Truffle Hunters a delightful, charming watch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Raup
    It’s a depressing, disturbing journey to witness, but an essential one to see the machinations of evil that pervade and influence our daily life on the internet and beyond.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Jordan Raup
    This tedious film’s biggest issues don’t lie with its simplification of politics or often taking the feel-good easy route, but rather how flat the comedy lands. This in part due to how weakly formed its characters are across the board, as well as the peculiar tonal approach that is taken.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    It’s the director’s most emotionally attuned and narrowly focused work, a film in which our attention is not pulled along by heavy dramatic shifts or distracted by a mountain of subplots, but rather how trauma can form a life of complacency and it’s only slivers of progress that hint at a more promising future.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Jordan Raup
    Putting a modern, live-action spin on this fable-esque puppet tale, director Mirrah Foulkes crafts a vibrant, brutal directorial debut, even if the ultimate catharsis leaves something to be desired.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    While a few too-prescient touches pull one out of the experience and its inevitable conclusion leaves a bit to be desired, The Vast of Night is a mightily admirable and entertaining tale that heralds the birth of a career to watch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    The narrative might get a touch too solemn, injecting a bit of reality when it comes to unanticipated hardships, but some welcome closure is offered without tying things up with a neat bow.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Raup
    To the Stars is quaint in its aims, but this compact focus brings an enveloping level of intimacy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Jordan Raup
    It’s the kind of escapist action film and politically-tinged revenge tale that could actually spark a discussion rather than the reaction one has after walking out of The Hunt: stunned silence at how filmmakers could so severely botch a satire in a moment when there is plenty of material to mine from. If nothing else, at least it is mercifully short.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    Embracing the sci-fi genre, they take out the world-saving doom and frightful creature effects this breed of films is known for, and instead deliver a light, cuddly adventure that’s a step below its predecessor in shear (sorry!) inventiveness but still containing a wealth of delightful comedic gags.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Raup
    What makes Boys State so compelling is it appeals both to the most cynical and hopeful of viewers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Raup
    One of the most subtly striking decisions in Minari is to not focus on the major moments in their path towards the American Dream, but rather memorable interactions within this tight-knit family, however minor they may be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Jordan Raup
    Mortensen is clearly attuned to the emotional toll of maintaining such a relationship—loving someone even if they don’t show any love back—but once this idea is firmly laid out early on, the repetitive narrative doesn’t expand to reveal more layers of complexity.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 16 Jordan Raup
    The tell-all exposé on why exactly The Last Thing He Wanted is a failure on almost every level is likely many years away, but it’s been some time since such a promising concoction of talented ingredients has resulted in something so impossibly dull, gratingly lethargic, and utterly incoherent.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Raup
    Providing levity and comfort to ideas of mortality, Kirsten Johnson has illuminated the sweet embrace of death.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    The finishing of the narrative puzzle isn’t as graceful as the mindful setting of its pieces, but this is a rare director who has something compelling to convey with each choice he makes behind the camera.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Raup
    Where Decker’s film excels is in the innovative perspective brought to each moment and the talented ensemble that gets to grab ahold of the material. Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg are having so much scenery-chewing fun they practically end up swallowing the single location.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    More abstract than her previous films–and therefore, I imagine, off-putting to many–the steady, surreal, and sweet flashes of brilliance in this one-of-a-kind story are enough to sustain interest during some of the more tedious passages.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Raup
    Crip Camp is both an inspiring historical document of a grass-roots movement but also an urgent call to action for those on the sidelines of ongoing political and societal battles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Raup
    This collection of lost souls and inquiry into their perspective on life results in a tale of profound authenticity and devastating heartbreak.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Raup
    Hittman has provided an essential, specific look at just one person’s struggle to have control over her own body. By doing so with such a delicate, considered perspective, she’s giving a voice to millions of women going through the same experience. And it’s time to listen.

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