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
Publications: Hollywood Reporter, Variety

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Tanguy Is Back (Tanguy, le retour) (2019) The equivalent of digging up a rotting corpse, forcing it back to life and then prancing it in front of the camera for 90 agonizing minutes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
No Score Yet J'veux du soleil (2019) A lively and compassionate look at the yellow vest protests. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
No Score Yet Invisibles (Les Invisibles) (2018) [A]s a warm character study in a very cold place, Invisibles works on its own terms, offering up genuine glimpses of hope in the mere fact that it exists at all. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet Love at Second Sight (Mon inconnue) (2019) A clever and occasionally funny ride backed by a strong cast. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
75% Sibel (2018) A potent real-world feminist fable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
No Score Yet The Waiter (2018) With scant dialogue and an offbeat brand of humor, the film follows a lonely Athens server caught up in a fatal love triangle that throws his well-ordered life into disarray. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
No Score Yet Heavy Duty (Convoi exceptionnel) (2019) Blier enthusiasts will likely be the only takers of his first film since 2010's The Clink of Ice. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
No Score Yet The Mystery of Henri Pick (Le mystère Henri Pick) (2019) Henri Pick is an easily digestible and highly cultivated whodunit that's perhaps the very definition of middlebrow, though that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
No Score Yet Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window (2019) Perhaps the problem is Hevia doesn't seem to know what he's looking for. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet The Wolf's Call (Le chant du loup) (2019) An altogether gripping experience... placing a young man with exceptional hearing powers at the heart of an apocalyptic scenario that only he can resolve. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
No Score Yet For Sama (2019) For Sama provides an intimate look at a young woman who fell in love in a place that was soon headed for complete destruction. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
No Score Yet Escape from Raqqa (Exfiltrés) (2019) This well paced fictional account sometimes creeps into movie-of-the-week territory but mostly remains a compelling look at one of the modern world's most notoriously violent regimes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
No Score Yet New Biz in the Hood (Jusqu'ici tout va bien) (2019) There's something touching about what Hamidi is trying to pull off here, and leading man Lellouche gives a credible performance that never steps too far into caricature. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
No Score Yet Minuscule - Mandibles From Far Away (2018) A gorgeous, completely dialogue-less movie that's suspenseful, easy to follow and a real pleasure to watch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
43% Paris Is Us (2019) There are some pretty moments - and lots of pretty pictures - but it's hard to see the film drumming up much admiration after its buzzy upload. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
No Score Yet Father and Sons (Deux fils) (2018) A touchingly funny and well observed debut. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
No Score Yet Ringside (2019) An emotional gut-punch of a boxing documentary that follows what happens when the final bell rings, the crowd goes home and the gloves come off. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
67% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Intense, feverish, unhinged, deranged, digressive, implacable, impressive. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
No Score Yet Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 (2019) In terms of the filmmaking, Serial Bad Weddings looks like a bad wedding video made with lots of French television funding. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
No Score Yet Conviction (Une intime conviction) (2019) A gripping real-life courtroom drama. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
No Score Yet The Day After I'm Gone (2019) Delicately handled if rather underwhelming... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
No Score Yet Talking About Trees (2019) A quiet and contemplative look at artists forced to face the reality that their work can no longer exist where they live. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
No Score Yet Just Don't Think I'll Scream (Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle) (2019) A highly original and personal movie memoir. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
No Score Yet System K (2019) A film that sometimes feels as frenzied as the world it's depicting, but one that benefits from being such a full-blown nosedive into a unique moment of collective creation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
No Score Yet Delphine and Carole (2019) Enlightening for cinephiles, Franchophiles, feminists or all three together... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
No Score Yet Our Defeats (Nos défaites) (2019) A movie that offers up an interesting now vs. then comparison, placing today's troubles in the light of past struggles, but also grows repetitive in its systematic juxtaposition of old and new. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
No Score Yet Kiss and Cry (2017) Kiss and Cry is very much about the strain that Sarah and her teammates feel as they try to lead two lives at once, with the naturalistic performances capturing both the tension and the elation... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
No Score Yet Savage (Les fauves) (2019) A missed opportunity for writer-director Vincent Mariette... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
20% Holy Lands (Les terres saintes) (2018) Pretty much a chore from start to finish. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
No Score Yet Golden Youth (Une jeunesse dorée) (2019) Lifeless and progressively dull, if not altogether laughable in places, the movie has the unique distinction of delivering one of Huppert's least convincing, more embarrassing turns... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
No Score Yet A Clever Crook (Un beau voyou) (2019) A pleasant throwback to the whodunits of the 60s and 70s, as well as a very Gallic homage to the art of the steal. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
No Score Yet The Emperor of Paris (L'Empereur de Paris) (2018) A bloated and bloody mess, with plenty of bone-crunching, gut-slicing carnage but very little, if any, substance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
100% The Unthinkable (Den blomstertid nu kommer) (2018) An impressively made low-budget disaster epic. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
No Score Yet Girls with Balls (2018) Girls With Balls scores some points for its Z-movie conceits but could have benefited from stronger writing and direction. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
No Score Yet Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (Astérix - Le secret de la potion magique) (2018) Unlike other Gallic attempts at this kind of big budget tongue-in-cheek cartoon, at least the directors know how to pull theirs off with slick efficiency and a fair amount of wit, even if the scenario itself feels far too simplistic. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
No Score Yet In Safe Hands (Pupille) (2018) Intelligently observed and backed by a strong cast... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
No Score Yet Through the Fire (Sauver ou périr) (2018) An engrossing if familiar triumph-over-adversity story. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
No Score Yet Cold Sweat (Araghe Sard) (2018) A piercing drama of inequality. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
40% A Man in a Hurry (Un homme pressé) (2018) Luchini's indelible turn goes a long way, making for a virtual one-man-show that can be both funny and emotional, even if the character he plays is a total corporate snob. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
No Score Yet A German Youth (Une Jeunesse Allemande) (2015) This densely layered documentary reveals how members of a disillusioned post-war generation gradually transformed into left-wing militants whose actions would have deadly consequences for all involved. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
82% Liz and the Blue Bird (2018) Yamada has a very keen eye for depicting adolescent malaise in visually evocative terms, and Liz and the Blue Bird could have benefited from even more flights of fancy than she allows for here. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
100% An Impossible Love (Un amour impossible) (2018) An intimate, well-played if overstretched family saga. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
No Score Yet Sophia Antipolis (2018) A compelling exploration of a hidden and haunting part of France. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Belleville Cop (Le Flic de Belleville) (2018) It's a B-level throwback to the 1980s with zero sophistication or irony, offering up a few shout-outs to the epoch... but ultimately feeling like it was made back then and haphazardly dug up in a DVD bargain bin. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
80% Nothing to Hide (Le jeu) (2018) Both deftly conceived and a tad too superficial, probing our technology-driven times but never digging far enough beneath the surface. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
100% Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (2017) A sobering study of death and remorse. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Brand New Adventures of Aladdin (Alad'2) (2018) Watchable in the sense that if you were on one of those airplanes where they only show movies on an overhead screen, and this was playing, well then maybe you'd watch it without sound. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
No Score Yet Ma fille (2018) As a portrait of modern-day Paris and its discontents, Ma Fille packs a subtle punch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
No Score Yet Paris Pigalle (L'amour est une fête) (2018) Basically plays out like a French Boogie Nights, with a comparable amount of sex, drugs, celluloid and music montages, but without compelling characters or conflicts. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
83% Mothers' Instinct (Duelles) (2018) Half the time, you don't know if you should be rolling or shuddering in your seat, though you mostly do the latter. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018