Kevin Jagernauth

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For 319 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 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Jagernauth's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Anne at 13,000 ft
Lowest review score: 0 Self/less
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 319
319 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Kevin Jagernauth
    A seemingly straightforward drama that details a complex portrait of a nation, through the journey of a single, determined man.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    A thriller of divided ambitions, that earnestly wants to Say Something Important about the mistreatment of combat veterans by the very government that sends them to war, while also flirting with the opportunity for franchise potential, resulting in a film distinctly cleaved in two, unsatisfying halves.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    Utilizing non-professional actors, and blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, Stop-Zemlia is a sympathetic portrait of the tidal forces of teenagehood. Yet, despite the film’s quiet sprawl and yearning ambition, Gornostai’s painstakingly observant eye never uncovers fresh insight into the thrumming heart of that transformative moment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Kevin Jagernauth
    Boiling Point is a temperature-raising restaurant drama whose heightening series of personal and professional stakes will immediately plunge you into a flop sweat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Jagernauth
    [A] raw and tender character study.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kevin Jagernauth
    Negoescu’s charmer plays out as a gentle, ambling, misadventure with three guys who work really hard to make their luck run out. On second thought, maybe this isn’t so different than the rest of the Romanian New Wave after all.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Jagernauth
    There’s a more rewarding film in here had The Boys From County Hell pushed the humor a bit further, and pitched the scares a touch higher.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    No one wants to be the sober person at a party where everybody is high, but that’s often what “The Marijuana Conspiracy” feels like.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    The most Crisis will give you is the empty gift of occupying two, completely uneventful hours of your life.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Kevin Jagernauth
    For those yearning for the dimly lit, stale smelling room, crammed in that weird corner of the mall, where blurps and bloops rang in your ears and faces were filled with a phosphorescent CRT glow, “Insert Coin” will tickle the wistful longing for that unique and exciting atmosphere. And for those who couldn’t experience it for themselves, this scrappy documentary earnestly tries to convey the giddy and anarchic spirit of the golden age of video games.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 42 Kevin Jagernauth
    Though blessed with a strong lead performance by Pettersen, “Disco” is quick to knock the empty spectacle that undoubtedly accounts for significant portions of contemporary Christianity without entertaining the notion that, for some, faith does hold real value in their lives. It’s not particularly challenging to make a punching bag out of any organized religion, but it takes a far more clever piece of filmmaking to acknowledge its shortcomings and benefits while still maintaining a critical tone. Unfortunately, Disco isn’t that picture.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Kevin Jagernauth
    The filmmakers’ inability or unwillingness to actually engage with the discourse it builds Echo Boomers around leaves the film feeling both artificial and hysterical.
    • 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.
    • 65 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.

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