Kimberley Jones

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For 857 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kimberley Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lowest review score: 0 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Score distribution:
857 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    In the Aisles is a triumph of mood, aided by an eclectic soundtrack that skips from Delta blues to electro-pop to Strauss and Donizetti, and a worthy stage for Rogowski to continue introducing himself to an international audience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Graham’s film teems with fascinating characters – ultimately, too many for the abbreviated running time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Twenty-four years ago, the original Toy Story broke ground as the first-ever entirely computer animated feature film. What’s more astonishing now is how all those ones and zeroes are harnessed to produce something so utterly lifelike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    So yeah, Booksmart is a different kind of teen comedy – clever and buoyant, proudly feminist and wonderfully reassuring that, yeah, the kids are alright.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    Oliver and director Ry Russo-Young (Before I Fall) cherry-pick a few of these digressions and give them an artful, collage-like treatment; they don’t go far enough to mask the skimpiness of the story, which has been whittled down to Natasha and Daniel almost exclusively.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    If the film’s conclusion reads a touch too much like a sales pitch, I didn’t mind; the Chesters’ thoughtful approach to living in harmony with nature is one we should all buy into.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    The script, and Theron, matter-of-factly illustrate the old adage about Ginger Rogers, that she did everything Astaire did, only backwards and in heels. That the film actually gives her credit for it? That’s the best kind of wish fulfillment fantasy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    A thriller wants to entertain you. Little Woods wants you to think, and feel. I did both.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    That spiky aunt is played by Estelle Parsons (Bonnie & Clyde); one of the pleasures of Diane is the rare platform it gives older actresses, including Andrea Martin, Phyllis Somerville, and Deirdre O’Connell.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    If Dumbo 2.0 does have to exist, then you could do far worse than this sweet and occasionally quite nifty revamping.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Gloria Bell is its own thing. Lelio inflects the film with a believably Californian vibe, all washed-out easiness, and the faint feeling that so much easiness must take an awful lot of work. And Moore can so exquisitely convey two emotions at once, the actorly equivalent of patting a head and rubbing a stomach at the same time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    These dragons are rendered so expressively, and they have become so dear. We may not deserve them, but that doesn’t stop the heart from wanting.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Kimberley Jones
    A spectacular misfire – is a 180 from Locke’s lean brilliance, overstuffed with plot complications, overheated with bad acting and maudlin sentiment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    McKay has made a protest film, plainly seething – a primal howl from a guy who used to just goose howls of laughter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    The internet is infinite. So, too, are the ways it can breed creepy behavior and new opportunities to commodify human connection. People’s Republic of Desire explores only a tiny swath of the internet of grossness, but it’s a subject so epic it deserves much longer examining than a quick 95 minutes affords.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    What I learned from Monrovia, Indiana is that I – personally – am bored by mattress shopping, City Council arguments over fire hydrants, and high school band concerts I am not obligated by shared DNA to attend.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    On the strength of this sequel – a dense yet deft return to the high standards Yates set with the Potter films – count this Muggle’s heart and mind all in.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kimberley Jones
    In The Grinch power rankings, this one trails Theodor Geisel’s original 1957 storybook and Chuck Jones’ cheeky 1966 TV special by a long mile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    Reilly, Phoenix, Gyllenhaal, and Ahmed – a murderers’ row of outstanding character actors who all moonlight as leading men – take the script’s raw materials (daddy issues, the trauma of being bullied, the civilizing effect of a toothbrush) and forge new bonds with a few words, a light look. The film treats their growing intimacy, in all its permutations, like an objet d’art, to be turned over and examined, delicately, from every angle. When they’re together, the film is electric.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Kimberley Jones
    What is lost in translation from Wolitzer’s novel is her particular vision of Joe – short, Brooklyn-born, Jewish – and her sidelong portrait of midcentury men of letters like Bellow and Roth. The Welsh-born Pryce makes a halfhearted swipe at mimicking an Outer Boroughs accent; he’s better at capturing Joe’s gluttony and overgrown-child sulks.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    The film opens with a camera slowly swirling around a skull. Red droplets splash on the cranium. In Michael Nyman’s score, a brass section booms rhythmically like blood in your ears. The effect is brooding and provocative. It’s pure drama. It’s perfectly Alexander McQueen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Wu quite simply is a stunner. Best known for playing the tough-love matriarch from ABC’s "Fresh off the Boat," she betters the book version of Rachel by making her earthier, steelier, and more playful.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Kunis and McKinnon don’t exactly set the screen on fire with their chemistry, and there are only the most perfunctory shadings to their characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    Parker has cast credible young versions of all the original players, although in most cases vintage outperforms new grape.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Kimberley Jones
    Neville’s film isn’t making a case for canonization. But it is a call to action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    While Kate Novack’s documentary suffers from a certain vagueness in the telling of Talley’s life, what’s clear is that it’s been an exceptional one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    What keeps Outside In interesting throughout is the nuanced work of its so very watchable leads – especially Duplass, who spent the first half of his career behind the camera writing, directing, and producing film and TV with his brother Mark.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Kimberley Jones
    RBG
    Dissent – or a remotely critical eye – doesn’t have any place in RBG; this is an entirely admiring doc.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    Inelegant but not uninteresting, Ramen Heads is a bronze contender at best.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Kimberley Jones
    They (Mirren and Southerland) give potent and particular performances, bright buoys at sea in an otherwise nondescript picture.

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