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Jordan Mintzer

Jordan Mintzer
Jordan Mintzer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Safe Neighborhood (2016) Best described as Home Alone meets Michael Haneke's Funny Games, the sadistic horror comedy Safe Neighborhood is the kind of film that's tough to categorize but easy to enjoy. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 14, 2016
100% The Illinois Parables (2016) An absorbing celluloid meditation on geography and history. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 30, 2016
100% National Bird (2016) National Bird hardly offers any counterpoint to the arguments presented... But it does reveal a program whose international reach and seemingly limitless surveillance powers are extraordinarily difficult to keep in check ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2016
79% Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) (2016) A poignant and energetic Brazilian drama that turns a potentially bleak subject into a warmhearted study of genetics, gender and the true meaning of home. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 1, 2016
80% Nocturama (2016) Nocturama makes an intriguingly cinematic case for showing over telling. But as a depiction of how, and why, terrorists (or anarchists or whatever they are) can take down a city, it falls apart in the face of what happens in the real world. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2016
94% Baden Baden (2016) That's not much of a story to build a film on, but writer-director Rachel Lang and star Salome Richard manage to craft an intriguing feature debut filled with keen observations and slices of dark humor. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 3, 2016
89% Raw (Grave) (2017) A cleverly written, impressively made and incredibly gory tale of one young woman's awakening to the pleasures of the flesh - in all senses of the term. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2016
No Score Yet Toril (2016) An intriguing little crime thriller about a struggling young farmer who starts cultivating marijuana, among other cash crops, in order to pay the bills. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 16, 2016
No Score Yet Swagger (2016) A visually striking, atypical portrait of French youth. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2016
38% Come What May (2016) The overall effect is still too bland to cause a real stir, and Carion concludes the long voyage pretty much in the way you expect. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2016
No Score Yet Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey (2015) Both a behind-the-scenes account of the original production and a feature-length mea culpa for a work that "misrepresented an entire country and group of people," to quote one Turkish expert interviewed early on. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 6, 2016
No Score Yet The Graduation (Le concours) (2016) An insightful film school chronicle that will appeal most to those in the know. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 1, 2016
87% Phantom Boy (2016) Taking their old-school animated style across the Atlantic, directors Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli offer up a heartwarming New York story with Phantom Boy, their second feature collaboration following the 2010 Oscar-nominated A Cat in Paris. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 12, 2016
95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016) [Cogitore] has a few good ideas and the right elements to set them off, but his bomb doesn't fully detonate. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 29, 2016
91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) Employing his usual DIY directorial methods, Gondry seems to be having a blast with all the jerry-rigged objects and antiques provided by production designer Stephane Rozenbaum. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) A film that starts off impressively but gradually tires itself out with a loud and loopy caper plot, taking a clever idea to mostly familiar places in the long run. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 16, 2016
67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) Starts off promisingly with its various jibes at upper-class hypocrisy, before fizzling out in a third act that lacks the necessary emotional flair. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 8, 2016
88% Elle (2016) A beautiful dark twisted French fantasy. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2016
No Score Yet Peshmerga (2016) Lotteau pieces together a comprehensive montage that reveals the Pesmerga's slow but steady advance along the front, in a war that looks to be far from over. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 21, 2016
79% The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016) It's ultimately hard to tell if the movie is trying to render its subjects with some humanity or otherwise if it's taking advantage of all these poor, beautiful losers. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2016
85% Divines (2016) A work that showcases the distaff director's raw filmmaking talents but may have to fight its way out of the usual Francophone ghettos. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2016
91% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Like The Red Turtle's shipwrecked protagonist, you have to simply stop fighting the current and go with the flow. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2016
97% Aquarius (2016) Sonia Braga shines in this rather classic portrait of a woman who won't let go. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 17, 2016
No Score Yet The Park (Le parc) (2016) A mysterious minimalist romance. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet The assured storytelling and direction, including some of the goriest makeup effects this side of Rob Zombie, turn Raw into the kind of crossover film that takes the horror genre into another domain. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet Tour de France (2016) There's a lot in Tour de France that feels either predictable or too on-the-nose, while the loose storyline never manages to hammer home the film's themes of exile, regeneration and what it means to be French. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet Diamond Island (2016) The film ultimately works more as a social portrait than as a rather classic bildungsroman, revealing all the sweat, suffering and heartache it takes to build one massive diamond in the rough. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 13, 2016
95% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2016) It's like Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage condensed into a shorter timeframe and only a handful of rooms, although its depiction of a crumbling relationship can be just as complex, if not quite as emotionally resonant during its final stages. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 13, 2016
78% Evolution (2016) A trippy visual feast that satisfies on an aesthetic level, if not always on a narrative one. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet Victoria (2016) A movie that can feel both original and somewhat conventional - a classic working girl rom-com with just enough kookiness to set itself apart from the pack. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet Five (2016) A lively and often rather funny affair, dishing out oodles of sex, drugs and hip-hop, with plenty of below-the-belt humor a l'americaine. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 1, 2016
15% The Wild Life (2016) An impressively made if highly juvenile version of a literary classic. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 31, 2016
No Score Yet Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur) (2016) Gripping if not altogether satisfying. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 29, 2016
91% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) Teaming up once again for a film that leaves many things unsaid while saying a whole lot, director Stephane Brize and star Vincent Lindon offer up an impressive foray into social drama. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 28, 2016
95% Marguerite (2016) Xavier Giannoli offers up an amusingly entertaining portrait of fortune, infamy and severe melodic dysfunction in the polished French period dramedy, Marguerite. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 8, 2016
12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) More like redundant. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 6, 2016
97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) It's a vision that can make his movies, and especially this one, seem both inscrutable and strangely gratifying, and the experience of watching it is like dreaming with your eyes wide open. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 29, 2016
43% Tricked (Steekspel) (2016) In the end, the fruit of all these labors seems hardly different from what could have been drafted by a few paid scribes, although Tricked does contain more plot twists than the usual hour-long narrative. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 23, 2016
61% A Month Of Sundays (2015) This modest, warmhearted character study is carried by a solid lead performance from Anthony LaPaglia, who plays a man unable to express his feelings through anything but underhanded snark. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2016
60% Shepherds and Butchers (2016) The film mostly preaches to the converted, even if it reveals with historical gravity how capital punishment was another way that apartheid severely discriminated against South Africa's black population. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 14, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) An emotionally observant character study. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 14, 2016
79% Bad Hurt (2016) An explosive family drama whose intense performances can't always compensate for such a heavy-handed scenario, Bad Hurt nonetheless marks a promising directorial debut from playwright Mark Kemble. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 9, 2016
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) It's a surprising and often thought-provoking effort from a filmmaker who has never chosen to take the simple path, confirming Larrain as one of the more genuine talents working in cinema today. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 3, 2016
39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) It's hard not to watch the somber Jane without thinking that this is one of those cases where the making-of could be better - and definitely more fun - than the final product. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2016
98% Phoenix (2015) Both a powerful allegory for post-war regeneration and a rich Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 14, 2015
93% The Treasure (2016) Treasure still confirms Porumboiu's status as one of the more fascinating minds working in cinema today. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2015
93% 600 Miles (2015) 600 Miles doesn't generate the level of nail-biting suspense one expects here, languishing in lengthy driving scenes and other bits of mundane storytelling. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2015
100% Of Men And War (2015) The horrors of the battlefield come home to roost in ways that are both riveting and deeply disturbing in Of Men and War, a remarkable chronicle of Iraq War veterans suffering from the devastating effects of PTSD. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 5, 2015
97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) A visually mesmerizing exploration of man, nature and the destructive powers of colonialism. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2015
No Score Yet We Did It on a Song (Chante ton bac d'abord) (2014) We Did It on a Song deserves extra credit for trying to pull off something new. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 25, 2015