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Kevin Jagernauth

Kevin Jagernauth

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Kevin Jagernauth's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters, The Playlist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 89% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "Berg's documentary may not be groundbreaking, but the simplicity and directness of approach creates a new consideration not just for Joplin's breadth of artistry, but arguably for her impact on generations that followed. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Nov 16, 2015
B No Score Yet Codegirl "Jumping around the world from Moldovia to Brazil to Nigeria and the United States, the film chronicles the enthusiastic spirit of entrepreneurship these competitors embrace. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Nov 7, 2015
C 27% Burnt (2015) "The film's haphazard construction is made all the more frustrating because somewhere in this material is a much more resonant picture. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 21, 2015
B 96% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) "While it's hard to shed too many tears over a corporation taking its customers for granted, what Hanks' movie does so well is appreciate the people who built Tower, and in doing so, transmit that in this case, they did care. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 16, 2015
B- 89% The Leftovers: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The second season of "The Leftovers" has opened a tantalizing enough door in its first three episodes that it's hard to turn back, but at the same time, no one can be blamed for having serious reservations about stepping through at all. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 3, 2015
B- 100% Eye In The Sky (2016) ""Eye In The Sky" doesn't always get it right, and sometimes makes some wrong-footed moves, but it opens a discussion and study of how we engage in acts of war that doesn't happen often in the mainstream media. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
C 64% The Dressmaker ""The Dressmaker" wants to be a saucy and absurd tale of small town scandal, only to then attempt to try and turn the story completely inside out. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
D No Score Yet Colonia ""Colonia" is not intelligent enough to accumulate any emotional payoff, and it's too generic and unsophisticated in its execution to work purely as popcorn entertainment. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
C 71% High-Rise "The withholding nature of the movie and its indifference to the fate of the characters creates a barrier that makes it difficult for the audience to share in the mayhem. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
F No Score Yet Ma ma ""Ma Ma" is a selfish film, and thus a failure. The picture is showy but empty exercise that professes intellectual weight by simply ticking Big Idea boxes, as well as emotional heft for putting its lead character through existential and physical turmoil. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B- 90% The Meddler "The Meddler is earnest and honest. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 15, 2015
B 96% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) "While the yellow and red sign may be gone, perhaps the lasting legacy of Tower is that in their customers they bred a generation of curious and enthusiastic listeners who continue to follow the music, no matter where it comes from next. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 14, 2015
C 40% About Ray "It misses the opportunity to jump from informational to insightful. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 13, 2015
B+ 67% Maggie's Plan ""Witty, observational, and hilarious." " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 13, 2015
C 58% Truth (2015) ""It's as lack of nuance and objectivity which turns a potentially complex film into a simple, mostly one noted message movie." " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 13, 2015
C- No Score Yet Len and Company ""Len And Company" is not a song that's out of tune, so much as one that's forgettable. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 12, 2015
C- 50% A Tale of Love and Darkness "There is a tendency throughout "A Tale Of Love And Darkness" to address knotty interactions and heated politics with pat and almost naive pronouncements. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 12, 2015
D 50% Demolition (2016) ""A frivolous lark, riddled with manufactured breakthroughs, that doesn't demolish the tropes of the eccentric finding-yourself genre, but falls rather blandly right into them." " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 11, 2015
B 93% The Martian (2015) "The streamlined narrative and the film's consistent pacing, aided by a cast who don't make a wrong-footed move, makes for easy popcorn entertainment. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 11, 2015
B- No Score Yet Seventeen (1983) ""Do you know where your children are?" was a public service refrain for years, but the question "Seventeen" asks isn't whether someone is watching our children. The filmmakers turn their camera on them, and the bigger query is, "What do we do now?" " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 19, 2015
A+ 97% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Show Me A Hero is an outstanding and deeply soulful miniseries drama delivered at the kind of top-tier level that only comes along every few years or so. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 14, 2015
B+ 100% Diamond Tongues "Diamond Tongues is refreshing because it isn't an indictment of a demographic, or even of Edith, but is a portrait of a young woman whose ambition has curdled into something more nasty along the way. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 12, 2015
B 100% The Invitation "Karyn Kusama takes the backdrop of hippie dippy feel-goodery on the outskirts of Los Angeles to some nerve-jangling extremes with "The Invitation," a taut thriller that almost doesn't waste a single step. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 7, 2015
D 10% Fantastic Four (2015) "Often out of alignment, and missing a clear creative guiding vision, "Fantastic Four" is not ready for the multiplex battle ahead. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 5, 2015
D 27% Vacation (2015) "It doesn't take long to establish that "Vacation" prefers to lean toward crude rather than crafted humor, and it's hard to understand why the directors choose this road, other than it's probably an easier way to earn cheap laughs. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 31, 2015
D 56% Paper Towns (2015) "Manufactured and manicured to appeal to the teenage fans of the book, "Paper Towns" is polished and edgeless. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 23, 2015
C 42% Cooties (2015) " The engaging opening third of "Cooties" is enough to make the rest of the 96-minute film a mildly amusing diversion, but as the minutes roll by, you'll wish the brains of the film had remained intact. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 18, 2015
F 21% Self/less (2015) ""Self/Less" is brain/less entertainment, but if there's any consolation, the impression it leaves is so fleeting, you can soon replace it with better movie memories. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 5, 2015
C- No Score Yet A Dangerous Game "The filmmaker's fury is often unfocused and the documentary swings wildly in a bunch of directions but rarely lands any crucial punches. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 26, 2015
C 71% Rubble Kings (2015) ""Rubble Kings" is a documentary that could easily used another hour, and it wouldn't be felt, if the assured editing in this picture is any indication. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 19, 2015
F 0% United Passions (2015) ""United Passions" makes you believe we have yet to witness the true depths of FIFA's ego and arrogance. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 4, 2015
D- 8% Survivor (2015) ""Survivor" is a thriller that lines up decent actors for a credulity straining affair that aims to honor American law enforcement for stopping terrorist attacks post-9/11, but winds up trivializing their job in the process. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 26, 2015
D+ 39% Welp (Cub) (2015) "Perhaps "Cub" would have worked as a 30-minute episode on TV, but as far as theatrical features go, "Cub" is a puppy with no bite. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 16, 2015
C- 87% Bessie (2015) ""Bessie" knows all the right words, but hasn't quite learned how to sing them just yet. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 12, 2015
D+ 17% Playing It Cool (2015) "If "Playing It Cool" is meant to be an ironic interpretation of what happens to these characters, the film isn't sharp, smart or insightful enough about how actual humans interact to pull it off. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 7, 2015
B+ 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) " Handsomely mounted, this is a period drama in which both unspoken demands and stated appetites drive the emotions that simmer below the surface from the first frame. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 2, 2015
C+ 54% Maggie (2015) "DIrector Henry Hobson certainly doesn't give in to traditional expectations here, and while uneven, that approach is what makes "Maggie" something individual and special. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 24, 2015
C 35% Beyond The Reach (2015) "Money couldn't have saved "Beyond The Reach," but maybe a bit more time figuring out the right story would've been a better investment. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 14, 2015
D No Score Yet Wir waren Könige ""The King's Surrender" seems like it desperately wants to be part of the crime canon, and brings with it a smoky swagger and eagerness to please. But just like Nassim, Leinemann's main problem is that none of it feels authentic. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 12, 2015
B 93% The Hand That Feeds (2015) "Often, simple ideals get lost in the frequently overheated political rhetoric about immigration, jobs, and supporting American business. "The Hand That Feeds" puts those issues back on the table in a movie about a small group who scores a big victory. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 3, 2015
B 93% Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "While we'll still have to wait for the cinematic portrait he deserves, the four-hour plus documentary "Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All" lives up to its title - this is everything you would ever want to know about the singer and then some. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C- 33% All Good Things (2010) "Filled with fact, but barren of any real story, All Good Things barely has a couple good things worth mentioning. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 23, 2015
D 36% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) ""Can't Stand Losing You" lacks that sense of the three dimensional when it comes to documenting the band, presenting a sanitized, bird's eye view of their history " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B- 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "There are a thousand stories to be told in the studios where these session players cut some of the greatest records of all time, which makes it disappointing that there isn't more to be found in "The Wrecking Crew." " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 11, 2015
C- 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) ""Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" would've benefited from having more time to brew. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 3, 2015
B- 56% Focus (2015) "...all you'll remember is that you had a good time, and for the filmmakers, that was likely the humble bar they wanted to hit in the first place. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 26, 2015
D+ 71% The DUFF (2015) "The earnest, yet consistently misfiring "The DUFF," makes all those other teen movies look even better. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 19, 2015
B- 68% All The Wilderness (2015) ""All The Wilderness" may ultimately be hindered by a narrow scope, but within that view, director Michael Johnson gets pretty much every detail right. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 18, 2015
B 85% Kung Fu Elliot (2015) "It's a conversation starter, one that will certainly have many debating about the goals of the filmmakers, and about where the line is between truth, fiction and acceptable delusion. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 17, 2015
B- 64% The Rewrite (2015) ""The Rewrite" feels like it had a rewrite at some point, perhaps muddying the waters of the film's larger intentions. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 10, 2015
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