Jordan Mintzer

Jordan Mintzer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Variety
Total Reviews:
186

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% Top Five " The writing is strong enough that when the humor gives way to drama in the second half, there's enough at stake to keep us interested, although Rock still has plenty of jokes in store for the finale." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2014
—— American Heist " A run-of-the-mill crime drama that toes the risibility line on several occasions, even if it's better made than your typical straight-to-video movie." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2014
80% Ned Rifle " A crime dramedy that's ostensibly quirky, but also short, sweet and rather moving." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2014
82% Nightcrawler (2014) " Like his erratic protagonist, Gilroy doesn't always know when to settle down or call it quits, and the film's constant shifts of tone can grow tiring, even if the action as a whole never gets boring." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
33% Black and White " A broad but touching dramedy about the racial barriers that divide us and the family ties that bind." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
88% Pawn Sacrifice " This well-acted and handsomely crafted biopic is not a total checkmate, but takes the queen all the same." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
40% Samba " The film's message is lost amid too many plot contrivances." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 5, 2014
—— Gemma Bovery " As pure entertainment it certainly does the job, although much of the text's existential weight is lost in the process." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 5, 2014
27% As Above/So Below (2014) " Come for the poster, stay for the end credits." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 20, 2014
53% Bird People (2014) " Two lost souls flock together, sort of, in an ambitious French film that takes flight in some highly unusual ways." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2014
29% Pompeii (2014) " A kitschy apocalyptic peplum whose visual epiphanies -- of which there are definitely a few -- cannot outdo a B- (or C- or D-) grade scenario that will have lots of eyes rolling by the time the big stack finally blows." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 19, 2014
17% Tarzan (2014) " All of this feels awfully simplistic, like a 10-minute cartoon sketch bloated into a full-length movie, and one that's backed by an over-explanatory voiceover that can sometimes sound awkward." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2014
—— Un Autre Vie " This bold but misguided effort is as well-crafted as it often feels overblown, asking viewers to take a considerably leap of faith in following its many twists, turns and swooning scenes of amour interdit." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2014
94% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " A murderous love story whose serene setting hides a darker purpose." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 21, 2014
—— Piégé " An intriguing if rather run-of-the-mill feature debut for writer-director Yannick Saillet." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2014
91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " A sprawling, emotionally absorbing tale of young love from Franco-Tunisian auteur Abdellatif Kechiche." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2013
73% Populaire (2013) " Regis Roinsard's impressive debut is a love letter to 50s filmmaking, but one that lacks a real heart." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 3, 2013
89% The World's End (2013) " At once a Big Chill-style old-pal reunion story and an Invasion of the Body Snatchers homage doused in beer and bad-boy humor ..." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 9, 2013
48% I'm So Excited! (2013) " Almodovar's campy in-flight comedy takes off and certainly gets off, but is otherwise a rocky ride." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 24, 2013
—— Sarah préfère la course (Sarah Would Rather Run) Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2013
85% Seduced And Abandoned " James Toback explores the realities behind the red carpet in this sharp and entertaining documentary." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2013
—— Mineurs 27 Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2013
62% Mood Indigo (2014) " Michel Gondry's surreal Gallic dramedy is less a visual feast than an all-you-can-eat buffet, and one that's rather hard to consume." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 23, 2013
80% Dark Blood (1993) " Left unfinished when River Phoenix died of drug-related causes in the middle of shooting, this terrifically played and superbly photographed three-hander reveals to what extent the 23-year-old star was an intense and unpredictable talent." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 14, 2013
—— Rue Mandar " [An] uneven family dramedy." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2013
93% Barbara (2012) " Tightly crafted East German drama delivers strong performances and late rewards." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 30, 2012
46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " A hard-hitting exercise in beefy, brainless fun..." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 14, 2012
33% A Perfect Plan (Un plan parfait) " Uneven follow-up to Heartbreaker offers a similar pitch but significantly less laughs." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 5, 2012
60% Mr. Pip (2014) " Adamson mixes magical realism with hard-hitting historical drama in a way that feels both contrived and questionable, even if the filmmakers clearly have their hearts in the right place." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2012
78% A Late Quartet (2012) " Strong performances mark a mildly involving tale of four classical musicians hoping to make it to the next season." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 10, 2012
66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " Everything gets homogenized into a blandish whole, the impact of each story softened by the constant need to connect the dots." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 9, 2012
85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " Heartfelt but rather generic." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2012
92% Side by Side (2012) " An engrossing and detailed crash course on the digital revolution." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 20, 2012
73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " Leaping back onto the screen with a new cast, crew, costume and a whole new array of daddy issues, The Amazing Spider-Man reboots the top grossing Marvel franchise to altogether satisfying results." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 21, 2012
—— Quand je serai petit Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2012
—— A Respectable Family " Although ambitions wind up preventing the film from delivering the kind of dramatic knock-out blow of A Separation, there's a similar underlying feeling of hopelessness." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 24, 2012
93% Our Children (2013) " This gloomy and penetrating psychological drama should receive steady art house play." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 24, 2012
97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " A bear and a mouse cause a major ruckus in this charming Franco-Belgian animated film." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 24, 2012
43% 7 Days in Havana Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 24, 2012
93% Night Across the Street (2013) " A bizarre and baroque meditation on death, memory and the passage of time that ranks among the director's more cryptic works (of which there are several in his whopping 100+ feature filmography), though it does offer up a few pleasurable moments. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2012
—— Operation Libertad " The revolution is rather clumsily televised in Operation Libertad, an unconvincing mash-up of found footage filmmaking and 70s leftist nostalgia from Swiss documentarian Nicolas Wadimoff." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2012
88% Journal de France " [Offers] up an enticing amuse-bouche to an artist whose body of work has become essential viewing." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2012
82% Like Someone in Love (2013) " The film constantly toys with the expectations of both its characters and the audience, transforming a classic three-way tale of mistaken identities into something much more mysterious and troubling." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2012
82% Nobody Else But You (2012) " A quirky murder mystery where the world's most famous blond gets resurrected in rural France." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 10, 2012
—— Sur la piste du Marsupilami (HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 24, 2012
83% Cloclo Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 24, 2012
—— Aux yeux de tous Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 24, 2012
80% The Other Son (2012) " Moving French drama tackles the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via a pair of prodigal sons accidentally switched at birth." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 20, 2012
—— Bye Bye Blondie Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 30, 2012
33% The Players (2014) " Never much more than an extended sketch comedy whose longer segments tend to wear out their welcome." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 28, 2012
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