Jordan Mintzer

Jordan Mintzer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Jordan Mintzer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Elle L'adore (2015) "The price of fame and the cost of fandom come crashing together in some amusingly suspenseful ways in Elle l'adore, the debut feature from French actress-turned-director Jeanne Herry. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 31, 2015
17% Le règne de la beauté "Quebecois auteur Denys Arcand shows that he still has An Eye for Beauty in his latest dramatic feature, but he doesn't have much of a knack for storytelling in this extremely benign tale. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 27, 2015
No Score Yet Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) "A film that's a pleasure to watch but not always one to follow. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 27, 2015
67% Le Beau Monde "It's a familiar story that's handled with delicacy in places, yet lacks some much-needed intensity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 3, 2015
67% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "Writer-director Nadav Lapid not only makes this rich and rather strange tale convincing on screen, but he does so with the aesthetic prowess of a first-class auteur. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 27, 2015
100% Standing Tall "A gritty and compassionate look at an adolescence riddled by violence, punishment and the idea that rehabilitation is a long way off, but not entirely out of the question. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 20, 2015
No Score Yet Avril et le monde truqué (A Rigged World) "A surreal sci-fi period piece that reimagines mid-20th century Paris as a smog-filled, steam-powered Napoleonic empire whose future lies in the hands of an orphaned young woman. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 8, 2015
74% Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2015) "A darkly comic, socially potent portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern making his very first rounds. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2015
No Score Yet The Rendez-vous of Deja Vu "An irreverent and inventive feature debut from Antonin Peretjatko, The Rendezvous of Deja vu (La Fille du 14 Juillet) is a freeform throwback to the fast and funny New Wave films of Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rozier. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2015
100% Age of Panic (La Bataille de Solférino) "Public and private lives clash together and create a decent amount of laughs, in the shot-on-the-fly French indie dramedy Age of Panic. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2015
83% Tonnerre "This low-key effort is somewhat tonally inconsistent, yet its strong performances and naturalistic setting make for an intriguing New Wave-ish dramedy that deserves a look. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 4, 2015
79% 24 Days (2015) "The film is not always subtle... but remains captivating as a pure procedural that raises questions about the Paris police's handling of such situations, as well as about the state of race relations in contemporary France. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 20, 2015
26% Child 44 (2015) "The movie doesn't really captivate the way it should, and as the manhunt stretches on it actually diminishes in suspense, ultimately overstaying its two-plus-hour running time. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 15, 2015
26% Dark Places (2015) "It keeps the guessing game going long enough to compensate for some otherwise shallow characterizations, while Theron offers up an earnest and downbeat turn that says a lot with little dialogue ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 7, 2015
74% Welcome To New York (2015) "It's a rather fascinating bit of artistic self-indulgence that's both made by, and about, self-indulgent men, although one that can certainly grow taxing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 23, 2015
21% My Way (2011) "Kang Je-kyu's big-budgeted WWII melodrama offers up a kitschy, overtly violent tale about two rival marathon runners caught in a continent-hopping battle of blood, guts and bad dialogue. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 13, 2015
80% Not My Type "[It's] omewhat redeemed by an endearing turn from Belgian-born star Emilie Dequenne, who brings something extra to a film that seems to be deliberately playing with Gallic rom-com stereotypes, yet has a hard time going beyond them. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 11, 2015
50% On The Way To School (2015) "Despite its earnest message, Plisson's documentary remains mostly on the surface of its subject matter. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 4, 2015
No Score Yet Atlit "Fails to capitalize on a potentially thought-provoking scenario, opting instead for schmaltzy storytelling and predictable sibling rivalries, with a few welcome nods to actual historical events. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2015
27% Wild Card (2015) "Should cash in on Statham's loyal fan base, but will be a letdown to anyone looking for a real thrill ride. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 14, 2015
97% National Gallery (2014) "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there are at least a million things worth talking about in National Gallery. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 4, 2015
12% Seventh Son (2015) "Son of a dud. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 17, 2014
26% Love, Rosie (2015) "Ditter has made a handful of popular comedies in Germany, and while he's able to maintain a certain rhythm and polish, there's ultimately nothing in Love, Rosie that distinguishes it much from your average in-flight movie. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 6, 2014
72% Trash (2015) "There's no doubting a certain passion among crew and cast, most notably the trio of native youngsters whose antics provide a solid level of action-packed dramedy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 19, 2014
93% Diplomacy (2014) "It's Arestrup who really steals the show, turning von Cholitz into a man who bears the weight of several thousand soldiers, not to mention an entire civilian population, and who suffers under that burden until making a final, eleventh hour decision. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 10, 2014
86% The Blue Room (2014) "[Amalric's] latest effort, The Blue Room (La Chambre bleue), takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 24, 2014
80% Fort Bliss (2014) "[A] well-observed and endearing account of one woman grappling with allegiances to her fellow soldiers and her estranged 5-year-old son. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 22, 2014
86% Top Five (2014) "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
17% American Heist (2015) "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
81% Ned Rifle (2015) "A crime dramedy that's ostensibly quirky, but also short, sweet and rather moving. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2014
95% 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
39% Black or White (2015) "A broad but touching dramedy about the racial barriers that divide us and the family ties that bind. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
89% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "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
56% Samba (2015) "The film's message is lost amid too many plot contrivances. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 5, 2014
52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "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
26% As Above, So Below (2014) "Come for the poster, stay for the end credits. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 20, 2014
58% 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
28% 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
No Score Yet 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
93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) "A murderous love story whose serene setting hides a darker purpose. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 21, 2014
No Score Yet 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
75% 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Mineurs 27 Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2013
62% L'écume des jours (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
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