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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
No Score Yet The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) The pacing is fast enough to gloss over the movie's rather limited imagination. And although it's not exactly on par with the major studios, the animation work is nonetheless impressive ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
No Score Yet Lola Pater (2017) A thoughtful, albeit predictable, look at transgender issues ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
No Score Yet Sales gosses (2017) An awful if affable mash-up of Dirty Grandpa and Meatballs that follows a bunch of senior citizens and their reluctant 20-something counselor over the course of one wet hot Gallic summer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
100% The Girl Without Hands (La Jeune fille sans mains) (2017) A Brothers Grimm tale is given a rather grim if beautifully rendered makeover in The Girl Without Hands (La Jeune fille sans mains), which marks the feature debut of French animation director Sebastien Laudenbach.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
No Score Yet Wallay (2017) A documentary-style feature that uses its unique setting to drive an otherwise minimalist coming-of-age story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
29% Radin! (2016) This one-trick pony gets in a few good gags during the opening reels before heading to the most predictable and clichéd places imaginable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
No Score Yet Some Like It Veiled (Cherchez la femme) (2017) It's either a brilliant idea or a recipe for disaster, and in the hands of writer-director Sou Abadi, the film falls somewhere in between.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
No Score Yet K.O. (2017) Feels like an exercise in genre-bending for the pure sake of it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) Essential viewing for cinephiles and Francophiles alike.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
No Score Yet Animal Crackers (2016) The circus theme already feels played out from the start, while the story heads in mostly predictable directions despite the limited pleasure of seeing those mighty morphin power crackers in action.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
No Score Yet Loving Vincent (2017) There are enough traces of the artist himself in the movie, from his many paintings to the famous letters he wrote to his brother and benefactor Theo, to please both experts and newbies, who should enjoy watching his work come to life on screen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) This rather clever, breakneck-paced cartoon gives fans exactly what they want: Like the new nemesis voiced by Trey Parker, it shoots mulitple machine-gun bursts of bubblegum at the audience, asking them to chew and enjoy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
No Score Yet I Still Hide to Smoke (A mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer) (2016) For the most part, Rayhana's ambitious debut remains a fairly gripping account of women finding respite in each other's company at a time, and in a place, where they have few possibilities to express themselves freely.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
83% 12 Days (2017) Rarely, if only in Urgences or classics like Frederick Wiseman's Titticut Follies or John Huston's Let There Be Light, has a filmmaker been able to document madness in such a direct way ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
No Score Yet Nothingwood (2017) Fascinating ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
No Score Yet Kiss and Cry (2017) This modest first feature from Lila Pinell and Chloe Mahieu offers up a tender portrait of a tough world, where budding adolescents come clashing up against the strict regimen of professional athletics.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
13% Rodin (2017) Hit the Rodin, Jacques.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
No Score Yet Until the Birds Return (En attendant les hirondelles) (2017) An intriguing first feature from writer-director Karim Moussaoui that explores the damaged emotional landscape of his homeland.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
67% Napalm (2017) A unique look at a place and people who we have mostly known through news reports or government propaganda, but rarely in movies through such a human point of view.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
56% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2017) The acting outside the singing is often on the level of a class play, and the repetition of musical numbers and kitschy dances can grow tiresome to say the least, but you have to give Dumont credit ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
No Score Yet Just to Be Sure (Ôtez-moi d'un doute) (2017) A charming tale of multiple quid pro quos that's as light-hearted as its subject matter is deadly serious.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
No Score Yet Bloody Milk (Petit paysan) (2017) There are a few intense moments, as well as stabs at humor that border on Coen Bros. territory, but generally speaking the film is a tad too pedestrian in terms of its execution.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
100% The Venerable W (Le Vénérable W.) (2017) [An] eye-opening chronicle of one Burmese monk's long campaign of racism and violence against his country's minority Muslim population.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
No Score Yet They (2017) By remaining deliberately enigmatic, They winds up nearly passing alongside the unique and very special character that lies at its heart.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
93% Bright Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2017) The film slowly but surely works its charms, painting a rich, emotionally complex portrait of a woman who, like Denis herself, will not let herself be boxed in.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
74% Amnesia (2017) Barbet Schroeder offers up a touching look at unrequited love and neglected memory with the simpatico two-hander, Amnesia.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
92% Tomorrow (Demain) (2017) Tomorrow provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
90% Glory (2017) A sharply executed, superbly performed Bulgarian tragic dramedy where the lives of a cosmopolitan PR woman and lonely railroad worker come together in some highly unfortunate ways.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A heavily computer-generated enterprise with more body than brains, more visuals than ideas, as if the original movie's hard drive had been wiped clean of all that was dark, poetic and mystifying.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
No Score Yet Gray House (2017) This highly conceptual mood piece, which toes the line between documentary and gallery filmmaking, shows a lot more than it tells and never quite connects the dots between anything onscreen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
60% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) Easily digestible though very kitschy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
No Score Yet Mr & Mme Adelman (2017) Bedos is known as a public prankster and cultural gadfly, so maybe he and Tillier are simply trying to have some fun. Yet there are moments when they seem to be awfully sincere in their efforts, which makes their film all the more problematic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
No Score Yet 1:54 (2016) This timely Quebecois drama can sometimes creep too far into afterschool special territory, but the intense emotions on display give it a certain raw staying power.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
No Score Yet G-Funk (2017) [An] informative and somewhat hagiographic documentary ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
80% Us and Them (2017) It's a decent concept for any sort of movie - a thriller, a horror flick, a comedy - but the problem here is that writer-director Joe Martin never quite decides which one he wants to make.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
No Score Yet The Confession (La confession) (2016) This beautifully photographed tale of religion, redemption and repressed sensuality can lumber at times due to the heavy-handedness of the scenario, though the many verbal duels between the two leads are also what make it work.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
No Score Yet Alibi.com (2017) Sexist, a bit racist and definitely ridiculous, this high-concept farce does land a few good jokes and is frenetically paced enough to make you forget some of the bad ones.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
No Score Yet Seuls (2017) The dialogue, delivered as if the kids were rehearsing a class play, feels so unnatural that it's hard to believe anything onscreen, however high the level of fantasy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
No Score Yet Rock'n Roll (2017) Canet deserves credit for going to such extremes - even if his conceit runs a bit long - and for taking the satire to the point of no return, rather than offering up the kind of easy reconciliation seen in most movies about the movie business.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet March of the Penguins 2: The Call (L'empereur) (2017) This impeccably shot exposé revisits the world of the original movie while offering up new details, including a series of breathtaking underwater sequences that alone are worth the price of admission.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
83% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Provost has once again proven to be a sensitive and sure-handed director of what used to be called "women's films," with this one somewhat of a cross between Douglas Sirk and the Dardennes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
No Score Yet Belinda (2017) [A] tough yet loving portrait ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Félicité (2017) It's intense if somewhat choppy filmmaking, although the passion of the amateur cast and vividness of the Kinshasa locations help make up for the narrative shortcomings.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet The Bomb (2016) This one-hour assault on the senses is less about informing the viewer than about jarring them into the realization that we are no less safe now than during the height of the Cold War.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
50% Barrage (2017) The film is more of a character study than a full-fledged family drama, though one that benefits from strong, naturalistic performances by cast members that seem to know one another all too well.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
90% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2017) A rich and strange tale of thwarted sexuality that takes a tad too long to get to the point.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
78% Werewolf (2016) A stark, disquieting portrait of a pair of recovering drug addicts trying to scrape by in the suburban wilderness of Cape Breton Island.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
70% Django (2017) Despite all the narrative embellishments, the movie does maintain a sense of Reinhardt's persona along with his incredible musical abilities, especially in a trio of concert scenes that highlight each act.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
80% Future '38 (2016) Future '38 can suffer at times from kitsch overkill, even if the playful tone and committed cast makes it a fairly pleasant romp to sit through.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
No Score Yet Lumiere! (2016) It's an altogether engrossing crash course in the birth of movies, and if Fremaux makes anything clear in his survey, it's that the Lumieres were not only cinema pioneers - they were perhaps the first auteurs.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017