Jeanne Aufmuth

Jeanne Aufmuth

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
Co-host and producer of The Reel Review, a weekly movie review program which originates in the Bay Area and shows throughout the peninsula. Staff critic for the Palo Alto Weekly.
Favorites:
All-Time Favorites: All About Eve, The Killer, Brief Encounter, A Face in the Crowd, Shawshank Redemption, Searching for Bobby Fischer, L.A. Confidential, Silence of the Lambs, West Side Story, Goodfellas Best of 2000: Nurse Betty, Girl on the Bridge, Chicken Run, One Day in September, Dancer in the Dark, Gladiator, High Fidelity, Snatch, Requiem for a Dream, The Contender
Publications:
Aufmuth.com , Palo Alto Weekly
Critics' Group:
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1250
Total QuickRatings:
27
Location:
Palo Alto, California

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 68% My One and Only (2009) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 21, 2009
3/4 75% Julie & Julia (2009) " A lightweight but enjoyable gustatory romp." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 6, 2009
3/4 68% Funny People (2009) " A newer, more mature chapter in the Apatow book and I like what I see." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 29, 2009
2/4 68% Public Enemies (2009) " My biggest gripe lies with Mann, who mixes movie metaphors like a mad scientist." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 1, 2009
4/4 67% Away We Go (2009) " Quirky sentiments ebb and flow in Sam Mendes' latest %u2013 and greatest %u2013 study of the human condition." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 26, 2009
2.5/4 48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) " A mawkish yet worthy enough addition to the summer line-up." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 26, 2009
2.5/4 37% Angels & Demons (2009) " A one-dimensional affair loaded with commonplace distractions that never catch fire." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 13, 2009
3.5/4 73% Rudo y Cursi (2009) " Never loses touch with its whipsmart core of integrity and humor." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 13, 2009
2/4 56% The Soloist (2009) " A pitchy affair that ultimately misses its mark." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2009
2.5/4 65% Is Anybody There? (2009) " A cookie cutter dramedy that beguiles and rankles." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2009
3.5/4 71% The Great Buck Howard (2009) " I wish there were more movies like Buck Howard; simply effortless and earnest." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 15, 2009
2.5/4 72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) " Amy Adams brings a fresh spin to deep hurts and a spark to her determination to get things right." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 15, 2009
3/4 91% Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008) " A carnivorous candor permeates every frame with blood-curdling fascination and dread." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 10, 2009
2.5/4 40% He's Just Not That Into You (2009) " Tangles its large cast of characters and storylines into virtual knots." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 2, 2009
3.5/4 68% Revolutionary Road (2008) " The build-up gains slow momentum but once it finds its rhythm Rev Road is positively devastating" — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2008
3.5/4 61% The Reader (2008) " Packaged with a smart script, palpable tension and enough ambiguity to keep you guessing." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2008
1.5/4 79% Gran Torino (2009) " Climax is an overindulgent grasp at something meaningful that misses by a country mile." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2008
3.5/4 72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) " Sentimental fantasy that packs a visual punch." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2008
2.5/4 27% Seven Pounds (2008) " The final act leaves a melodramatic and manipulative residue that no amount of tears can wash away." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2008
2.5/4 55% Australia (2008) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 26, 2008
3/4 94% Milk (2008) " A slice of history well worth revisiting." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2008
4/4 94% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " A crazy kaleidoscope of craft and color that's a matchless homage to India's limitless favelas" — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 12, 2008
3/4 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " Daniel Craig brings a fierce edge to his iconic super secret agent around which an entire franchise can be built." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 12, 2008
3.5/4 88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) " A haunting and redemptive film experience." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 5, 2008
3.5/4 93% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) " Sally Hawkins' enchanting performance is yet another example that Leigh's trademark technique is working." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 5, 2008
3/4 58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) " Vaughn's mischievous imprint hangs over all: slick, irreverent and begging for more -- of what, I'm not sure." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 58% The Secret Life of Bees (2008) " Show me the nuance and scratch the false sincerity." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 15, 2008
3/4 59% W. (2008) " A convoluted but compelling psychoanalysis of George W. Bush's silver-spoon arrogance and deep-seated insecurities." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 15, 2008
4/4 85% Rachel Getting Married (2008) " As a recovering addict on the verge of imploding Hathaway is the stuff that Oscar dreams of." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2008
3/4 43% Blindness (2008) " Fernando Meirelles tackles José Saramago's searing stream of consciousness novel with intriguing but mixed results." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2008
2.5/4 61% The Duchess (2008) " Relies on energetic chemistry between Knightley and Fiennes but its much ado about nothing." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2008
3/4 59% Flash of Genius (2008) " A stirring David and Goliath tale of steadfast perseverance and pride." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 30, 2008
2/4 34% Miracle at St. Anna (2008) " Maudlin climax leaves a treacly residue of exaggerated valor and sentiment." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 30, 2008
2.5/4 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) " As a valentine to the young bridge and tunnel crowd it works wonders." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 30, 2008
3.5/4 54% Choke (2008) " Sam Rockwell proves again (and again and again) that he's a talent to be reckoned with." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 23, 2008
3.5/4 45% Lakeview Terrace (2008) " Simmering acceleration from the grey area of implication to the black and white reality of acute humiliation." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 15, 2008
2/4 13% The Women (2008) " Messy construction, trite themes and an endless parade of verbal chestnuts." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 10, 2008
3.5/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " Those crazy Coen Brothers veer a hard left with a humorous and cautionary tale of lust and revenge." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 10, 2008
3/4 81% I Served the King of England (2008) " Czech director Jirí Menzel casts a wide net in this fanciful tale of life, love and the relentless march of time." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 10, 2008
3.5/4 83% Tropic Thunder (2008) " The laughs fly as fast and furious as enemy fire." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 13, 2008
2.5/4 68% Pineapple Express (2008) " I'm typically not a fan of the wildly popular Judd Apatow/Seth Rogen collaborative efforts but a pitch-perfect performance by James Franco temporarily sways me in the other direction." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 6, 2008
3/4 48% Bottle Shock (2008) " A sweet and easy supplement to summer." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 6, 2008
4/4 100% Man on Wire (2008) " Outrageously entertaining and perfectly profound." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 5, 2008
3/4 94% The Dark Knight (2008) " Ambitious, flawed and erratically visionary, Batman is back." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3/4 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) " Campy theatrics and Busby Berkeley choreography set on a ridiculously breathtaking island paradise -- what's not to love?" — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3.5/4 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) " Thriller, love story, whodunit; an unwieldy trio made whole by an up-and-coming mastermind." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 8, 2008
3.5/4 41% Hancock (2008) " The premise alone is worth the price of admission and the first hour is some of 2008's most intriguing cinema." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2008
3.5/4 96% WALL-E (2008) " Beautifully executed with a wink and a nudge, this one has heart." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 27, 2008
3/4 66% Brick Lane (2008) " A sense of isolation and struggle for identity in an oppressive culture wash away superfluous formula, leaving a lovely tranquility in their wake." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 24, 2008
3/4 72% And When Did You Last See Your Father? (When Did You Last See Your Father?) (2008) " There's an air of unfinished business about it all and I'm a sucker for loose ends in the name of family dysfunction." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 9, 2008
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