Jessica Grose

Jessica Grose

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Jessica Grose's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Burlesque (2010)

"A campy, satisfying showcase for the impressively flashy vocal and sartorial stylings of Cher and Christina Aguilera." ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 24, 2010

Bratz: The Movie (2007)

"In the end, the most offensive part of Bratz isn't its stereotypes or brand expansion; it's the sorry state of Jon Voight's career." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 31, 2007

Amu (2006)

"Too bad first-time writer-director Shonali Bose's juxtaposition of the personal and the political often feels forced, and like many didactic history lessons, this one's about 20 minutes too long." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 23, 2007

The Hip Hop Project (2006)

"This is a story you've heard before: Inner-city kids falling to drugs/crime/pregnancy are saved by the power of music/dance/art. Don't let that premise dissuade you from checking out this documentary." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted May 10, 2007

The Hip Hop Project (2006)

"The most impressive accomplishment of Project is not the student-made album, but that when Kazi says cheesy things like 'This is healing through hip-hop,' you actually believe him." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 8, 2007

Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (2006)

"[An] uneven romantic comedy." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2007

In the Land of Women (2007)

"Without all the soppy plot devices, Land of Women might have been someplace worth visiting." ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Apr 18, 2007

In the Land of Women (2007)

"Without all the soppy plot devices, the Land of Women might have been someplace worth visiting." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 17, 2007

Pathfinder (2007)

"Director Marcus Nispel continues in Pathfinder the gory/lame tradition he began with his Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2007
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Headspace (2005)

"The boredom, repetition, and general incoherence of the film are rave-like -- you might even experience nausea and/or disorientation." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 30, 2007

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

"Far from a computer generated escapist fantasy, this film is an unpretentious and touching tale of preteen companionship and loss." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 13, 2007

The Last Sin Eater (2007)

"Liberato muddles through a heavy-handed Christian agenda and barely legible plot." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 6, 2007

Three (2007)

"There are no dead bodies here, but perhaps filmgoers, tired of all those secular scares and heathen horrors, won't miss the aesthetic pleasure of a creative murder scene." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 3, 2007

Backstage (2006)

"An enjoyably overwrought meditation on the consequences of celebrity and the vicissitudes of fandom." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2006

Charlotte's Web (2006)

"Breathe easy: Gary Winick's new, live-action Charlotte's Web pic does not screw up one of the seminal works of American children's literature." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 12, 2006

Ever Again (2006)

"While the movie does raise awareness... it also relies on fear-mongering tactics (see title) rather than cohesive argument to foment outrage." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 8, 2006

Invisible (2012)

"Jane and Joe's rejuvenated love can conquer many things, including mentally impaired country folk, but it just can't save this unfortunate film." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 28, 2006

Sun Kissed (2006)

"Is Leo schizophrenic? Did he kill his ex-wife? Did he have an ex-wife? Did he kill Teddy? Is Teddy dead? Who knows, and frankly, who cares?" ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 21, 2006

Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

"While the forensics is marginally interesting, the most arresting piece of the film is Horton herself, as she asks of the art world, 'Who the hell do they think they are?'" ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2006