Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Jennie Kermode's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 95% Gangs of Wasseypur (2015) "Destined to attract a cult following, it's a film that draws much from the rich history of Indian cinema and that heralds great things to come. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 12, 2015
2/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Prettily shot and glossily produced, this is a film that's easy to like but equally easy to forget, being almost entirely content free. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 90% Wild (2014) "The humour in this film is gently underplayed so not everyone will get it, but it's more endearing as a result. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 92% Birdman (2014) "There's some great black comedy here, at times spectacularly cruel. The whole, however, is at least half an hour too long and stymied by pomposity. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Lost For Life "Rofé reintroduces a much needed human perspective to the debate. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 47% Aftermath (2014) "Aftermath's strongest sequence is its opening, as the crisis unfolds and everybody speeds to shelter. The breakneck pace of this does a good job of building up adrenaline and crating a sense of high drama that lingers even when the story slows down. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/5 62% 13 Sins (2014) "It's a challenging genre to take on - one in which it's difficult to deliver surprises or present complex characters - but Stamm has acquitted himself well. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4.5/5 56% The Best Offer (2014) "Part of a forger's craft involves not simply duplicating the images but replicating the strokes to be found in the original. Tornatore's film makes deft use of cinematic cliché to lead viewers astray. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/5 82% G.B.F. (2014) "It's a light, fluffy concoction but one so playful and unpretentious that it's easy to like. This is the high school movie gay teens have been waiting for. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3.5/5 100% Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa... (Sandra of a Thousand Delights) (1965) "The power of the film comes not from its mystery but from its drama, from Cardinale's incredible screen presence and Visconti's vivid visual ideas. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3.5/5 49% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) "This film turns its satire on the loveable serial killing rogue archetype, something that it seems some genre fans find harder to swallow. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (2003) "Although the script is often heavy handed, Cushing delivers his lines with a clipped precision that brings absolute conviction to the role. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/5 59% Proxy (2014) "Shifting focus half way through and playing with audience sympathies throughout, director Parker excels at misdirection but risks losing audience interest in the process. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/5 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) "[Heinzerling's] languorous explorations of the couple's chaotic home find the details of their sexual and intellectual intimacy in the debris of their relationship, the collected treasures and half finished, discarded fragments of ideas. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3.5/5 89% Run & Jump (2014) "In detailing the different ways that people can react to a common problem, the film does a good job of illustrating the social difficulties that emerge when layers of performance break down " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Tu Seras Un Homme "Unusually complex for a film with so much heart, You'll Be A Man goes a long way on the strength of its strong script and capable cast. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 90% Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus "Depicting the intellectual fire and fierce determination essential to revolution, Dangerous Acts pits the pen against the sword in an old story made fresh by the fact it's so immediate to those involved. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "It's a film that goes out of its way to provoke and disappoint, but to those who get its jokes and can cope with the rest, it's a delight. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) "With finely tuned performances all round, Wakolda breaks down the ordinary to reveal both the sublime and the diabolical. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 61% Hank And Asha (2014) "Taking on gendered expectations, cultural differences and the power imbalances created by money, the film has a lot more to say than viewers might initially expect. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/5 8% Nothing Left to Fear (2013) "Nothing Left To Fear benefits from a genuinely creepy atmosphere in its first half and from competent acting all round... Unfortunately this isn't enough to overcome the problems that stem from a formulaic plot and a lack of ideas in the second half. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Great Passage (2013) "A quiet, patient film that takes place almost entirely within just three locations - the boarding house and the young people's places of work - this is a story that seeks the everlasting within the ephemeral. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Everybody's Child "In taking us on a tour of Muirhouse. Fraser doesn't try to cover anything up. As his friends complain about the ridiculousness of outsiders crossing the street to avoid them, the camera takes in the swords on the wall. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Felix "Sometimes a film come along that isn't technically striking and doesn't have much depth to its story but stands out simply because it has bucketloads of charm. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Talea "A slow, mature film from first time director Mückstein, Talea showcases a rare talent in Epply. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 44% Blood Glacier (2014) "Though essentially a familiar monster movie / survival horror story, Blood Glacier is so well put together that it feels fresh and punches well above its weight. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 90% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) "Though a good deal of its running time is spent on passive observation, it's a film in which tension mounts almost unbearably, in part because it's so believable. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Betoniyö (Concrete Night) "A powerful piece of work, beautifully depicted, this is all the more remarkable as so much of it rests on the shoulders of young Brotherus, in his debut feature role. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 93% The General (1927) "This is a silent film worth making a noise about. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3.5/5 53% Interior. Leather Bar. (2014) "This is a curious film, an important film and, in its oblique way, a very funny film. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 23, 2014
1.5/5 No Score Yet Malibu Shark Attack (2011) "This Malibu adventure is passable enough trash but sadly lacking in teeth. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 11, 2014
1.5/5 16% The Colony (2013) "Rather than watching tough survivors taking on a deadly foe, we are watching something more akin to a low achieving mouse trying to fight off a gang of militant carpet beetles. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 11, 2014
1.5/5 18% Expecting (2013) "Nicely dressed, nicely lit, nicely shot, and completely empty of both wit and observation. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 74% The Banshee Chapter (2014) "Although no single strand within it can be called original, Banshee Chapter blends them flawlessly, delivering the most convincing piece of otherworldly horror for years. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4.5/5 94% The History Of Future Folk (2013) "Whilst it requires a bigger than average leap of faith, you'll have to keep your disbelief suspended with iron chains and it sill won't be everybody's cup of tea, this film will reward those who give it the chance with rare delight. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 18, 2013
4/5 88% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) "This is a Christmas film like none you have ever seen before. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4/5 33% A Teacher (2013) "As the teacher, Lindsay Burdge gives a stunning performance. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 9, 2013
1.5/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) "Approaching a true story in which several men died is always difficult, so it's a shame to have to report that this is one of the dullest films about war ever made. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 9, 2013
3.5/5 83% Welcome To Pine Hill (2013) "Harper's strong, understated performance brings dignity and humour to the role. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 9, 2013
2/5 82% Bridegroom (2013) "Affecting interview content builds into a sweet picture of two young people who briefly seemed to have the world at their feet. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4.5/5 96% These Birds Walk (2013) "Some of the snatches of conversation we hear are like found art, poetic in what they capture and convey. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4/5 94% After Tiller (2013) "Its strength lies in its ability to coax out the personalities behind the arguments, and to show us that, at the heart of every such controversy, there are vulnerable human beings. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3.5/5 94% Museum Hours (2013) "This goes on for more than two hours and will bore some viewers to death. Others, though, will find this quiet, complex film a fascinating piece of art in itself. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
5/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "One of this year's must-see films, this is not simply a worthy tribute of a subject too often ignored by Hollywood; it's also a remarkable piece of cinema in its own right. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3.5/5 85% Dirty Wars (2013) "Not quite as tight as it needs to be, especially when it comes to building links between its various strands, this is nevertheless an intriguing documentary which contains some powerful interview material. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
4/5 89% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) "Where it finds strength is in its exploration of Ali as a man and as a symbol. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 25, 2013
5/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) "McConaughey's performance is a tour de force. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 100% Musicwood (2013) "A lyrical film, with evocative cinematography and emotive yet insightful interviews, Musicwood carries its tune well and is well worth seeking out. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 92% Our Nixon (2013) "Penny Lane's new documentary does something quite different by presenting a portrait of the president as his friends and aides saw him. It's a fascinating watch. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 9, 2013
2/5 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) "It's shame to see such a mess made of a project with such a capable cast. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 7, 2013
1.5/5 85% Seduced And Abandoned "Deeply tedious and bereft of purpose. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 6, 2013
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