Jon Caramanica Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jon Caramanica

Jon Caramanica

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Jon Caramanica's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Living with the Jacksons: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The real twist to this show, which has its premiere on Lifetime on Friday, is that its intentions are, at best, lurid and craven, and yet what emerges is an empathetic portrait of a family that swallows suffering almost as a matter of course. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2015
No Score Yet Todrick: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "He is a talent built for an era in which documentation is de rigueur (though it's notable that in many of his YouTube clips, he's not the main star). " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 31, 2015
88% Fresh Dressed (2015) "Much of this film is told through interviews: Mr. Kani is fascinating and also funny; Mr. Combs is cocksure; and Kanye West is appealingly hyper. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
98% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "UnREAL emphasizes the gap between those making the television and those on it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 1, 2015
100% Song From The Forest (2015) "This nonjudgmental documentary moves between New York City and the rain forests of the Central African Republic, where Mr. Sarno primarily lives. Both places are tugs of war between abundance and lack. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
75% Being Mary Jane: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Both the summer movie and Tuesday's premiere feature plot points so severe and odd that they destabilize the show's narrative. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 20, 2015
94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "Mostly, it's hagiography, with stars like Cher and Brian Wilson used as character witnesses to the players' greatness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2015
29% Chozen: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "An oddball, sometimes clever and sometimes eyebrow-raising new animated comedy series. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 13, 2014
57% Justin Bieber's Believe (2013) "Films like this work best when exalting is the task, and when it comes to displaying Mr. Bieber in his milieu - on stage - it shines. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 27, 2013
61% Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Whatever the case, [the postscript episode]...opens doors the series until then had pointedly kept closed, though it doesn't feel like resolution, only poor planning. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 21, 2013
100% Eastbound & Down: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "No recent television show has toggled so violently between brilliant and execrable as Eastbound, which at its heart is about pieties and their uselessness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 4, 2013
88% New Girl: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2013) "New Girl is the rare mainstream sitcom that's exceedingly at ease in discussing race, largely because it acknowledges the characters' well-meaning, flawed views, and plays them for eye rolls and laughs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 13, 2013
No Score Yet Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "For Zach to be sympathetic he must be striving for an emotional breakthrough, but he has no apparent access to authentic feelings. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 1, 2013
2.5/5 43% Waiting For Lightning (2012) "IIf it's a god on a skateboard you want, a god on a skateboard you'll get in this hagiography ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nApo sila! "An exuberant if creaky Filipino musical that never lets story get in the way of its songs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 29, 2012
80% Trapped in the Closet: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2012) "[R. Kelly is] hilarious with comic asides, giving as much gusto to small conversational quirks as to heart-rending confrontations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 22, 2012
2.5/5 86% Madrid, 1987 (2012) "A sweet, sometimes dull and certainly overlong film ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Avé (2012) "An unexpectedly elegant ballet of resistance and attachment. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2012
2/5 23% The Day (2012) ""The Day" cycles through bursts of horrific violence only to end much as it begins: static, hollow and vague. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 29, 2012
3.5/5 88% Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012) ""Shut Up" is graceful in its depiction of the performance, neither uncomfortably intimate nor shy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 26, 2012
100% Bunheads: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "As on Gilmore Girls there's a sense that a place, if peaceful enough, can redeem the people within. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 11, 2012
No Score Yet Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots New York Times
Posted May 4, 2012
91% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "While there are moments of snappy dialogue, it's sometimes snappier than the characters themselves. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 11, 2012
44% Jane By Design: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "She may not be getting murdered, but surely Jane is dying. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 3, 2012
84% Beavis and Butt-Head: Season 8 "The new jokes mostly feel slow and hands-off, less disdainful than uninterested. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2011
No Score Yet State of Georgia: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "State of Georgia is about adults who can't stop behaving like teenagers. The mood is cheerful, the colors are bright, the music - composed in part by Liz Phair, of all people - is peppy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 28, 2011
89% Portlandia: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "Often Ms. Brownstein, wide-eyed and sincere, gets the best of Mr. Armisen, who's been exaggerating characters for so long on Saturday Night Live that it's tough for him to capture the understatement of these caricatures. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 20, 2011
No Score Yet Army Wives: Season 2 (TV, 2008) "If Army Wives is political in any way, it is in commenting on how war can ravage even the most serene of families. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 8, 2008
9% Marci X (2003) "Sports woefully outmoded cultural punchlines. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2003
23% Bad Boys II (2003) "Bad Boys 2 plays like a flashy highlight reel from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 22, 2003
26% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) "[DMX] acts like he raps -- in fits and starts, with heaps of ruff growling. Li barely has enough lines to qualify for a SAG card. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 4, 2003
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