Jennifer Bisset

Jennifer Bisset
Tomatometer-approved critic
Jennifer Bisset is a reporter for CNET, based in Sydney Australia.
Publications: CNET

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
20% Cats (2019) If you can overlook the problematic CGI and enjoy the craft of the performances, Cats may be a unique blend of musical and movie. But that pure spectacle boils down to a skin and bone plot, enclosed in a strange dystopia that lacks genuine heart. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
39% Black Christmas (2019) With what feels like an abrupt ending after 90 minutes, Black Christmas's loaded material doesn't leave more than a superficial mark. But its gung-ho heroines bring an entertaining, if disposable, diversion with holiday trimmings. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) While it does little to escape the same convoluted plot twists of the previous films and lacks memorable action set pieces, Charlie's Angels channels a bright and poppy empowering energy that should satisfy the target audience. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
53% Noelle (2019) Noelle isn't funny, charming or weird enough to match Elf, but with a sprinkling of sweet moments and bad reindeer CGI, it's still got to be better than Lifetime's A Sweet Christmas Romance. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) While It Chapter 2's childhood sentiments come off less believably through an adult lens, the sequel recaptures the lovable heart and humor of its dark predecessor. A brilliant Hader is largely to thank, keeping this big, bulging beast afloat. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
97% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is an important exploration of the cultural limbo many Chinese-born Americans find themselves in, but its humor and heart will reach all. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) Despite Stuber's cars, sex, guns and buddy cop-fueled engine, its one-star stupidity brings its occasionally-amusing Uber ride to a screeching halt. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Coming away from this film will leave you with empathy for those less privileged, and yet the film toys with the idea that even if you do fake your way to the top, you still may ultimately end up back in the basement. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) There's something to love about this unruly creature. Thanks to a script from Rowling herself, there's a creativity and wit you won't see in the average fantasy movie. With plenty of character reveals, cameos and references, it's a must for fans. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Continuing a series-long focus on family and love, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World narrows on what those values mean for Toothless. He experiences romance. He grows up. And with heavy, satisfied hearts, we let him, and Hiccup, go. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
65% Unicorn Store (2019) Unicorn Store is about unleashing the weirdness of Larson and Jackson and assuring young people, like they didn't already know, that it's OK to be who you are. Yet ultimately, for a sweet film about dreamers and unicorns, it's curiously black-and-white. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
26% Mortal Engines (2018) A long road trip that leaves you queasy at journey's end, Mortal Engines falls into the pitfalls of book-to-movie adaptations. - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
65% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Just like Mrs. Zimmerman's cookies, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is sweet and filled with nuts -- and as she says, "It's the nuts that make things interesting." If only there was a special ingredient to give this tale a unique flavor - CNET EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018