Kevin Jagernauth

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For 294 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Silver Linings Playbook
Lowest review score: 0 Self/less
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 294
294 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 52 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.
    • 85 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Silveira sets herself up for a balance between realism and aesthetics that she can’t quite navigate.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Kevin Jagernauth
    If nothing else, Reybaud’s debut flaunts his knack for casting, particularly with the lead performance by Pascal Cervo.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    For all the strong performances and able filmmaking, My Cousin Rachel never quite coheres.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While the film never reaches the kind of emotional peaks of James’ best work like “Hoop Dreams” or “The Interrupters,” Abacus: Small Enough To Jail is no less compelling. And it serves a very important reminder, particularly at a time when more than ever, it seems banks are putting profit in front of people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Its multiple charms are so sly, the performances so perfectly unflashy, you’ll likely be surprised at how affecting it becomes in its final stages.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    Perhaps the array of characters read better on the page, but it all feels slight in execution, particularly when half of the running time is spent on Tommy’s past and what unfolded between himself and Shelley. Combine all that with a particularly lackluster sense of urgency and pacing, and you have film that offers few reasons for investment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    A movie with the bleakest vision of Wolverine yet, but also hands down the best treatment the character has received on the big screen in the fifteen plus years Jackman has inhabited the role.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    A Cure For Wellness is an exercise in watching a film continually stifle itself at its most compelling moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    John Wick: Chapter 2 doesn’t mess with a good thing, expanding the setting as sequels are obligated to do, while firmly sticking to the foundations of what makes the action series such pure popcorn pleasure.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Directed by Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel aka The Mo Brothers, with a script by the former, what they lack in original or even compelling drama in Headshot, they make up for with the film’s multiple action scenes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    While the surface glance of the film does feature a standard array of American indie signifiers, it’s worth emphasizing again that Abbasi’s voice is distinct, and is sure to become more sharply defined as his career evolves.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    There is an eventual reckoning, but one wishes that Tan, at least for these moments, had allowed the film a few more inches of dramatic space.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    The Bad Kids falters due to a lack of focus.

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