Jennifer Merin Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jennifer Merin

Jennifer Merin
Jennifer Merin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, New York Press, TheWrap

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016)

"This is the first time he's put himself on stage, actually doing standup. And he does quite a good job of it, mixing his tricky wit and folksy humor with searingly salient commentary about the current presidential race." ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 19, 2016

Citizen Koch (2014)

"If you value civic equality and civil liberties, Citizen Koch is a must see."
Posted Sep 25, 2014
4.5/5 74%

Point and Shoot (2014)

"Curry stands out as a smart and subtly persuasive filmmaker. He's right on target in his handling of VanDyke's story and the film is a bull's eye."
Posted Jun 4, 2014

The Grounded (2014)

"[A] folksy and beautifully shot documentary."
Posted Feb 5, 2014
5/5 100%

More Than Honey (2013)

"More Than Honey is a phenomenally well-researched and thorough study of bees and their complex influence on human civilization, and an in depth investigation of the honeybee colony collapse disorder."
Posted Jan 1, 2014
1.5/5 96%

The Act Of Killing (2013)

"[There is] an emotional disconnect that seems downright dangerous in a film about genocide."
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4.5/5 100%

Musicwood (2013)

"An excellent and entertaining documentary."
Posted Nov 4, 2013

Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (2013)

"Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers is entertaining and insightful. A must see."
Posted Aug 6, 2013
5/5 64%

Nicky's Family (2013)

"A great story, brilliantly told. Sir Nicholas Winton is pure inspiration. See this wonderful documentary to catch some of it..."
Posted Jul 16, 2013

Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013)

"A compelling, comprehensive and particularly timely documentary that addresses the future of both privacy and civil liberties, showing them to be in a fragile state of uncertainty."
Posted Jul 1, 2013
4/5 90%

Storm Surfers 3D (2013)

"Surf's up! In fact, in this sports documentary, it's waaaay up and it's in 3D that really wraps you up in the action."
Posted Jun 14, 2013
5/5 98%

This Is Not a Film (2012)

"The complex, brilliant, heartbreaking diary of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi under house arrest in Tehran, and prohibited from making movies."
Posted Dec 16, 2012
4.5/5 100%

The Waiting Room (2012)

"The galvanizing chronicle of a 24-hour period at the emergency room of a public hospital in Oakland, California. "
Posted Dec 16, 2012
5/5 85%

Detropia (2012)

"A hard-hitting yet lyrical documentary about the current economic woes of once prosperous Detroit, an iconic American city."
Posted Dec 16, 2012
5/5 88%

Tchoupitoulas (2012)

"With wide-eyed wonder, three young brothers are charmed by New Orleans' spectacular nightlife for the first time."
Posted Dec 16, 2012
5/5 93%

The Central Park Five (2012)

"Exclusive interviews with former heads of Israel's counter terrorism agency reveal insiders' analysis about the country's policies. Fascinating. Frightening. " ‐New York Press
Posted Dec 16, 2012
5/5 99%

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

"What making a difference is really all about!" ‐New York Press
Posted Dec 16, 2012
4.5/5 94%

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

"'Searching For Sugar Man' simply shouts out for celebration!"
Posted Dec 16, 2012
5/5 96%

West of Memphis (2012)

"A gripping investigative documentary about the infamous West Memphis Three murder case, raising the question of whether citizens should ever settle for partial justice."
Posted Dec 16, 2012

Sexy Baby (2012)

"Hopefully those who see the film will find it one that stimulates serious discussion about women and the pressures they face regarding sexuality, and that it doesn't wind up as yet another source of titillation for voyeuristic viewers."
Posted Oct 24, 2012
4/5 96%

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

"This engaging, entertaining film might just spur you to become involved in some way in making sure that important and productive public school programs survive the recession and further budget cuts."
Posted Oct 15, 2012
4/5 94%

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012)

"As a biographical documentary, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel is complete and satisfying. As a leading character, Mrs. Vreeland is entirely entertaining."
Posted Oct 5, 2012

It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl (2012)

"The bottom line is that Herzl was an absolutely fascinating man, and he proves to be a most compelling character this excellent film."
Posted Aug 10, 2012

The Queen of Versailles (2012)

"Let them eat cake!"
Posted Jun 26, 2012

The Imposter (2012)

"The story told in this crime thriller of a documentary is so bizarre it's hard to believe it's true. But it is. A perfect example of stranger than fiction! "
Posted Jun 26, 2012

Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012)

"An up close look at the challenging lives of young men in the Dominican Republic who aspire to become major league baseball players in the U.S., as their ticket to a better life for themselves and their families."
Posted Jun 26, 2012

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

"Alison Klayman has a fascinating subject for her first feature -- the media savvy Chinese activist artist who lays his career, family and life on the line for civil rights. "
Posted Jun 26, 2012
5/5 100%

Planet of Snail (2012)

"An exquisite documentary about an extraordinary love."
Posted Jun 26, 2012
4.5/5 90%

Yiddish Theater: A Love Story (2006)

"The Yiddish Theater: A Love Story is as charming, humorous, convincing, tenacious and relevant as its wonderful leading lady."
Posted Jun 17, 2012
3.5/5 95%

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

"Chronicling performance artist Marina Abramovic's solo show at NYC's Museum of Modern Art, the film doesn't quite capture the force of Marina's personality, nor does it explain why she's become a contemporary cultural icon."
Posted Jun 11, 2012
4.5/5 99%

The Invisible War (2012)

"Seeing Kirby Dick's shocking expose about rape in the U.S. military is a civic obligation!"
Posted Jun 11, 2012

Portrait of Wally (2012)

"In chronicling the law case, the film also provides a fascinating profile of the lives of Schiele, Wally and Lea Bondi, and of Vienna's cultural ambiance pre-World War II."
Posted May 29, 2012
5/5 88%

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2012)

"An alarming look at the profitable industry that has grown up around nonprofit fund raising for breast cancer research. Must see!" ‐New York Press
Posted May 28, 2012
4.5/5 92%

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (2012)

"A deeply affecting documentary that chronicles the coming out of Nashville singer Chely Wright, and the anguishing criticism she faces from conservative country and western fans."
Posted May 28, 2012
3.5/5 71%

MIS Human Secret Weapon (2012)

"Filmmaker Junichi Suzuki reveals a WWII secret: 6,000 Japanese-Americans joined MIS (Military Intelligence Service, fighting against Japan, even 'tho the U.S. placed their loved ones into internment camps. "
Posted Apr 11, 2012
3.5/5 40%

Last Will and Embezzlement (2012)

"Economic predators are taking advantage of senior citizens who've lost their capacity to responsibly handle their financial affairs. The specific scenario may differ, but the scams are similar, following specific patterns. This film calls them out."
Posted Apr 11, 2012
5/5 83%

Player Hating: A Love Story (2012)

"A rare insider glimpse at a lifestyle of deprivation that drums all ambition out of some youngsters, and pushes others to do whatever they need to do and can do to succeed."
Posted Apr 11, 2012
4/5 50%

An Encounter with Simone Weil (2012)

"Filmmaker Julia Haslett was so moved by a quote of Simone Weil's that she spent the next six years studying the French philosopher and making a film about her life and writings."
Posted Apr 11, 2012
5/5 75%

Surviving Progress (2012)

"An intellectually stimulating and provocative film that raises more questions than it answers. In our age of increasingly rapid technological advances, this examination of the notion of progress is timely. It is, indeed, a vital necessity."
Posted Apr 11, 2012
3.5/5 93%

Gerhard Richter Painting (2012)

"Corinna Belz' documentary presents a singular opportunity to watch a famous artist at work. And, Richter's process is quite mesmerizing. "
Posted Mar 11, 2012
3.5/5 67%

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2012)

"A compelling character study and a fascinating reflection of contemporary culture, but you must decide for yourself whether their obsession is the love of art or art of love."
Posted Mar 5, 2012
4/5 99%

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

"A penetrating look at traditional Japanese culture, and tasty treat for sushi snobs."
Posted Mar 5, 2012
4/5 86%

Shakespeare High (2012)

"The hardest thing about watching this movie is realizing that some of the kids you come to like so much, and their teams who've worked so hard, are going to lose the competition"
Posted Mar 5, 2012
5/5 stars 100%

The Miners' Hymns (2012)

"Filmmaker Bill Morrison mined the archives of the British Film Institute for found footage for this poetic and haunting impressionistic study about coal mining in England."
Posted Feb 12, 2012
4/5 72%

Windfall (2012)

"Filmmaker Laura Israel's investigation of how construction of wind turbines in rural New York State impacts local citizens is an important reminder that there are no easy and quick fixes for environmental issues."
Posted Feb 6, 2012
4/5 82%

Splinters (2012)

"The surf's up in Papua New Guinea, and rivalry is intense as Vanimo villagers compete for a slot on their national surfing team -- and a fast track ticket to status and the wide world beyond their beaches."
Posted Feb 6, 2012
5/5 83%

Crazy Horse (2012)

"Don't walk. Don't trot. Gallup to see Frederick Wiseman's reveal all documentary about Paris' Crazy Horse, home of the world's most famous and classiest nude review."
Posted Feb 6, 2012

Knuckle (2011)

"A hard-hitting documentary in which the men of rival Irish traveler clans periodically beat each other to a pulp to settle a family feud that began for a reason that nobody remembers. Bloody amazing!"
Posted Dec 12, 2011
5/5 100%

Daguerréotypes (1976)

"Agnes Varda's magnificent documentary, filmed in 1976, gets its long-awaited US premiere in Dec 2011. Pure joy!"
Posted Dec 12, 2011
4.5/5 92%

Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)

"This A-list documentary shines a glowing spotlight on the career achievements of Hollywood's B-movie mogul. Very entertaining, indeed!"
Posted Dec 12, 2011
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