Jette Kernion

Jette Kernion
Jette Kernion's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire Cinematical

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Tokyo Idols (2017) Tokyo Idols admirably shows us the complex aspects of idol culture as it fits into contemporary Japanese culture -- this is a billion-dollar industry in a country working its way through an economic recession. - Hammer to Nail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
C 77% Split (2017) Only James McAvoy's multi-faceted performance saves the movie from complete mediocrity. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
59% El Bulli: Cooking In Progress (2011) I enjoyed watching the chefs at work, both researching and preparing a meal with dozens of courses... but afterwards I felt oddly unsatisfied and in need of something a little more filling. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2011
79% Tiny Furniture (2010) Writer-director Lena Dunham shows us a young female college grad in such a genuine and personal way that it's far more sympathetic than annoying. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2010
2/5 40% Nine (2009) A gorgeous production ... but the story, the songs and the vocal performances don't measure up to the fine trappings of the film. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2009
3.75/5 62% Extract (2009) Funnier and more fearless than many other "grown-up" comedies I've seen this year. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2009
2/5 21% Spread (2009) More sordid and melodramatic than sweet or sharply comic. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2009
3.5/5 76% Julie & Julia (2009) A lighthearted comedy that's very easy to like, with some charming performances. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2009
2/5 29% The Collector (2009) Hardcore horror film with a storyline that resembles a particularly nasty Itchy and Scratchy cartoon. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2009
4/5 83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) A tight suspense film that isn't too scary for kids, with a good dose of humor, Young Love, and charm. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2009
2.5/5 45% The Proposal (2009) Yet another formulaic romantic comedy, with little to offer except sparkling performances from Bullock and Reynolds. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2009
1.5/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) Women (and men, for that matter) deserve better escapist fare than this feeble attempt at romantic comedy. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2009
4.25/5 98% Up (2009) If you're old enough to sit quietly through a feature film, go see it. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2009
2.75/5 57% The Soloist (2009) Falls into the easy traps of traditional melodrama. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2009
2.5/5 56% 17 Again (2009) Follows the same tired, well-worn path as other comedies in the same genre, but gets a boost from Zac Efron and Leslie Mann. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2009
2.5/5 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) Never as good as the movies it tries to imitate. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2009
4/5 90% Coraline (2009) Gorgeously fantastic, in all senses of the word. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2009
2/5 31% The Uninvited (2009) The ending annoyed me so much that it nearly erased my memory of anything worthwhile earlier in the film. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2009
1.5/5 46% Hotel for Dogs (2009) Grownup audience members may fidget more than their kids. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2009
1/5 25% Bedtime Stories (2008) About as delightful as peeking into your Christmas stocking and finding it empty except for a few lint-covered peppermints. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2008
3.25/5 63% The Reader (2008) More of a coming-of-age film than historical drama, with strong performances from Winslet and Kross. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2008
3/5 89% Bolt (2008) Not much here for grownups to enjoy ... apart from watching the kids get a kick out of the film. (And the pigeons.) - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2008
3.25/5 38% My Name Is Bruce (2007) A bundle of cheesy B-movie fun, with Bruce Campbell at his lovably jerky best. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2008
2/5 64% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) The generic-sounding pop numbers made me nostalgic for "Rock 'n' Roll High School" and The Ramones. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2008
3.25/5 61% The Express (2008) Exciting football games to watch, a lead character we can root for ... I wish it were about 20 minutes shorter, though. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2008
3.25/5 53% City of Ember (2008) A simple and lovely tale, perfect for a family outing. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2008
3.25/5 65% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) Simply a sweet and satisfying time in the company of characters we like and understand. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2008
1/5 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Regardless of whether you've watched the other films, the third Mummy entry is a headache-inducing mess. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2008
3/5 55% Mamma Mia! (2008) So infectiously bubbly overall that it's difficult to carp about voice talent and uneven pacing. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2008
4/5 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) Imagine one of the Star Trek crews transported to Tolkien's Middle Earth, or Buffy and her Scooby gang whisked away into the heart of Narnia. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2008
3.25/5 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) After a summer of films crashing the two-hour barrier, I could give Kung Fu Panda (88 minutes!) a big old bear hug. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2008
2/5 49% Sex and the City (2008) If you don't love to watch fashion shows and Vogue photoshoots and designer wedding planning, "Sex and the City" and its consumer-driven fantasy world may elicit little more than yawns. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2008
3/5 67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Entertaining, but doesn't have the depth and daring of the best fantasy movies. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2008
4/5 83% Medicine for Melancholy (2008) Deeper, more thoughtful, and more satisfying than many low-budget first features. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2008
1.5/5 15% Made of Honor (2008) Rarely rises above the hilarity level of Oh, How Cute. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2008
3.5/5 No Score Yet Woodpecker (2008) After 10 minutes, you're going to be questioning and second-guessing. That's part of the ass-backwards, off-kilter enjoyment of the film. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2008
3.5/5 No Score Yet Bama Girl (2008) An entertaining look at university Homecoming politics with special appeal for women raised in the South. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2008
2/5 64% I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007) Very nearly an entertaining, lightweight comedy, except for one flaw: its message is about as subtle as those in a Disney sports movie. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
3.5/5 61% Diary of the Dead (2007) The combination of horror, humor, and mockumentary works well in this movie. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
2/5 57% Charlie Bartlett (2007) Juno's dorkier, needier cousin, the one who's watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off too many times. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
3.25/5 100% The Order of Myths (2008) Provides a good feel for the fun and exciting parts of Mobile's Mardi Gras as well as the undercurrent of "traditional" racial segregation that still exists today. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
3.75/5 100% Dreams With Sharp Teeth (2008) Like dinner with Harlan Ellison: if you already know him, a chance to get to know him better, and if you don't, an evening with an unusual and interesting personality. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
3/5 No Score Yet Nerdcore Rising (2008) None of this is especially new, but the band members are funny enough to keep you interested, especially if you like group Wookie imitations. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
3.25/5 100% Crawford (2008) Focuses not on stereotypes but on human beings, who are a lot more complicated than red-and-blue, and the way political strategies touch their lives. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
2.5/5 80% Body of War (2008) Half an excellent and touching profile of a young veteran, but unfortunately, half a strident anti-war propaganda film. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
2/5 15% Over Her Dead Body (2008) Fitfully amusing, but disappoints when you fork out money in a theater to enjoy the delights of the lead actors. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
3.5/5 85% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Very charming in its dark and twisted way, although not without some flaws and odd choices. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2007
2/5 38% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) Aggressively whimsical -- everyone is trying way too hard to be in-your-face quirky. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2007
2/5 34% Martian Child (2007) Not too dull to sit through without some enjoyment, but forgettable within 24 hours of watching the movie. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2007
3.5/5 38% Southland Tales (2007) Swings from dark comedy to political message film to science fiction, with occasional dips into noir, religion and even a musical number featuring Justin Timberlake. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2007