Kevin Jagernauth

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For 307 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Place Beyond the Pines
Lowest review score: 0 United Passions
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 307
307 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While the stakes are high, the spirit of Days Of The Whale is endearingly loose-limbed, in many ways recalling the similarly sun-kissed energy of Adam Leon’s “Gimme The Loot.”
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Yes, God, Yes is too comfortable with itself, too certain in its moral message, while leading Alice through a narrative that is never less than sure. It’s sex comedy as gospel, preaching a placid Sunday afternoon sermon to a congregation of the converted.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Audition is a harsh, and often cheap, picture that offers a fragmented view of a family diseased by the pursuit of perfection, who yet enable the behavior to continue at the ongoing cost of their happiness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Holland’s focused effort doesn’t let us forget the respect we owe to the writers behind the headlines and stories we idly click through that often come to us through great personal and spiritual risk.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    For all of the delightfully deranged places Primal could’ve gone, it stays drearily buttoned up.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    For a film that literally isolates its characters from the rest of the world to confront each other head-on, the drama plays more conventional than challenging.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    The film’s half-hearted politics — which do make a statement, regardless of intent — are perhaps less egregious than a movie that’s simply going through the motions for the bulk of its running time.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Lords Of Chaos is more interested in the spectacle than the substance behind the true story, and that kind of phoniness likely wouldn’t even get the film or Åkerlund invited into The Black Circle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    The drama engages with the ever-present theological question of how the faithful endure the silence of God during times of great suffering. But it also ponders the extremes the devout will go not only to receive an answer from on high, but proselytize in His name.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Kid Who Would Be King blows the dust off an old tale, and makes it invigorating and inspiring for viewers who will be forming their own round tables of world-changers for generations to come.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    A drama crafted with precision, and feeling, West of Sunshine succeeds admirably with its modest ambitions, as the filmmaker puts himself on the horizon as one to watch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    A film with a universal sensitivity that relates the pangs of first love, the desirous ache of adolescent sexuality and the excitement of not just discovering yourself but finding those kindred spirits with whom you can share your life.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    The young couple exists in a bubble of love that has an air of reality sucked right out of it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    You might not understand what the hell is happening in Let The Corpses Tan, but you’ll certainly never be bored.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    With no unique viewpoint on the story of its own, it’s perplexing why Papillon went in front of cameras at all.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Beast takes a storytelling gamble, presenting itself as a psychological whodunit, before pivoting toward a more genre oriented plot. The risk doesn’t quite pay off, undercutting its thematic potential for thrills that aren’t quite that effective.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    It’s the kind of smoothly rounded, edgeless historical drama that’s built for maximum appeal, with a broad perspective and an easy to digest tone. Well-crafted and ably told, this is a film that’s wholly respectable though not particularly memorable, but still manages to connect with its earnest good intentions and desire to please.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Marked with a conveyer belt quality, Kodachrome is every indie dramedy you’ve seen before, just like more of you’ll see after, and unlikely to create a cherished memory that you’ll want to revisit.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Earnestly aiming to land with the weight of an Important Film married with Big Ideas, the more Submergence tries and strains to find connections to contemporary issues, the more those beats ring hollow. “Submergence” not only leaves the talent involved underwater, but the audience also longs for anything of significance to cling to.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Chappaquiddick hardly lands with the power of an exposé, and doesn’t bite hard enough to spur a reconsideration of the Kennedys. The film revives a chapter in Kennedy history, but what it means nearly forty years later is never quite clear.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Outside In is not a story filled with events or even big moments, but, instead, accumulates its momentum through the numerous small decisions that eventually bring our leads to a hard won understanding.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    The greatest benefit of the shock release of The Cloverfield Paradox is that going in cold makes the most out of the film’s bonkers turns.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    “Star Wars” has always been about destiny, fate, and legacy. However, perhaps like no film in the franchise yet, The Last Jedi seriously considers the hubris that comes with certainty, and how knots from the past that can keep you bound from moving forward.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    By time Justice League gets to the finish line and credits — stick around, there is an abysmal mid-credits scene, and a decent enough post-credits scene — exhaustion has long set in.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    It’s one of the most refreshing and satisfying Marvel movies in some time, precisely because its willing to do many things that Marvel hasn’t done before.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Kevin Jagernauth
    With some films, you can tell where one or two things went wrong — perhaps a decision in script, or a performance that’s off base — but The Snowman is the rare movie where for every choice, there was a better way to go.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Professor Marston And The Wonder Women tackles one of the most curious chapters of comic book history with an overly classy sheen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Sorkin’s swordsman-like pen continually keeps the picture engaging; his knack for one-liners and absurd dialogue detail remains finely attuned.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House couldn’t be more timely, yet those parallels never quite resonate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Brad’s Status rarely affords its titular character an opportunity to have a real conversation with anyone else his own age, so the movie becomes a monologue from someone you quickly realize you don’t really want to get to know anyway.

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