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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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% Pelé (2021) A worthy if unexceptional homage to the King. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
100% Luzzu (2021) Naturalistic and a bit on-the-nose in spots, the film is also a moving tale of real-world strife - a sort of low-key, contemporary take on Visconti's neorealist classic La Terra Trema... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
82% Landfall (2020) A studied and sober look at Puerto Rico's dire state. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
No Score Yet Adolescentes (2020) A graceful and very real portrait of growing up. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
No Score Yet Five Years North (2020) A compelling look at two disparate New York lives. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
No Score Yet The Last Out (2020) A powerful true story of athletics and exile. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
100% Josep (2020) An evocative portrayal of art and war. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
No Score Yet The Third War (LaTroisième Guerre) (2020) A gritty, nerve-wracking war movie without any battles. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
No Score Yet Mama Weed (La Daronne) (2020) Cleverly conceived and amusingly performed, if never quite as funny as it could be... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
No Score Yet Tigers (Tigrar) (2020) A compelling look at the dark side of sports glory. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
100% This Is My Desire (Eyimofe) (2020) As downtrodden as the world depicted in Eyimofe may seem, the Esiri bros avoid any sort of heavy-handed messaging by giving their characters and stories a sober, naturalistic flair. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
79% Greenland (2020) The gritty verisimilitude that the star and director Ric Roman Waugh bring to the table goes a long way in making this B-level blockbuster a timely and guilty pleasure. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
62% Nocturne (2020) When the film tries to be scary, or even remotely creepy, it just feels generic - which is unfortunate because Quirke has something to say about how stress can bend and eventually break us, whether we're great musicians or just plain old teenagers. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
91% Tragic Jungle (Selva Trágica) (2020) It feels more like a sampling of moods and themes than a full-fledged narrative. Still, certain moments linger in your mind... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
95% Mandibles (Mandibules) (2020) In the otherwise stale world of French comedies, Dupieux stands so far out in left field that he's become a genre unto himself. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
46% Wander (2020) Perhaps the biggest problem with Wander is that, as much as it tools with the viewer until the very last shot, tossing out tons of red herrings and false leads, it never really trusts in the viewer's intelligence. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
100% Spring Blossom (Seize printemps) (2020) Provocative and original, if a bit slight. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
No Score Yet Red Soil (Rouge) (2020) Thoughtful and well-performed, if a tad predictable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
86% DNA (ADN) (2020) Unique and unruly. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
100% City Hall (2020) More than anything, Wiseman is showing us that we are not only watching Bostonians, but Americans, too. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
92% Gaza Mon Amour (2020) A touching comedy set in a dark place. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
No Score Yet Lovers (Amants) (2020) Delivers the genre's essential items in a slick film noir throwback carried by a trio of strong performances. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
35% The New Mutants (2020) Very little new here. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
No Score Yet Tout Simplement Noir (2020) A fresh face like Zadi's, and a fresh idea like the one behind Tout Simplement Noir, is a welcome addition to a Gallic cinema landscape that tends to lacks diversity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
100% Slalom (2020) What makes Slalom more than a mere movie of the week is how it remains, from start to finish, an engrossingly subjective account of ambivalence and abuse... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
75% Lost Bullet (Balle Perdue) (2020) It's probably one of the best Gallic action movies to come along in a while. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
No Score Yet The Squad (Les Joueuses) (2020) A necessary addition to the sports doc genre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet True North (2020) A harrowing account of a modern-day concentration camp. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
100% Two Gods (2020) A timely portrait of lives lost and redeemed. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
71% Becky (2020) Carnage, dished out in ample doses, tends to be the highlight of an otherwise passable B-grade exercise in tension, torture and human endurance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
100% Jacinta (2020) A searingly honest portrait of kinship and addiction. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Landfall (1953) A studied and sober look at Puerto Rico's dire state. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
No Score Yet De Gaulle (2020) A bland piece of hero worship. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
100% Mayor (2020) Engrossing... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
95% Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (2020) The film provides an illuminating first-hand account of a country in despair. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
No Score Yet Night Shift (Police) (2020) The cast is convincing enough, and the changing viewpoints intriguing enough, to allow you to forget some of the broader aspects of the writing and delve into the character dynamics. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
100% Irradiated (Irradiés) (2020) There's so much suffering that you want to look away at times, which seems to be Panh's point: Everything we're watching not only happened, but happened because of people like us. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
82% Wildland (Kød & Blod) (2020) A bit heavy and monotonous in spots, Wildland nonetheless packs a subtly powerful punch... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
No Score Yet The Tie (La cravate) (2020) In a surprising way, the filmmakers manage to humanize Bastien while never shying away from his more problematic opinions... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
33% The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié) (2020) For a commercial venture - or film grand public, as they say in France - meant to please both children and adults alike, the movie maintains a certain charm factor. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
64% The Translators (2019) What could have been a dull and very French lecture in modern linguistics becomes a high-stakes whodunit where the usual suspects are not your typical movie culprits. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
No Score Yet The Breitner Commando (Qu'un sang impur...) (2020) The film sits uneasily between a (rather well-made) B-movie and a dreary account of human trauma, never deciding which of the two it wants to be, and never convincing that it's possible to be both. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters (2019) Packed with details, anecdotes and enough figurines to please technicians and Comic Con buffs alike... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
No Score Yet Wonder Boy: Olivier Rousteing, né sous X (2019) We get to see a completely different side of the designer - one that's less Instagrammable, but much more revealing and poignant. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
No Score Yet Sympathy for the Devil (Sympathie pour le diable) (2019) A worthy addition to the war correspondents genre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
38% Perfect Nanny (Chanson Douce) (2019) What at first appeared as a rather nuanced look at questionable parenting and problematic nannying turns into something that feels almost too sinister, or even silly in a shlock horror kind of way... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet Street Flow (Banlieusards) (2019) Naïve and highly unsubtle, featuring a mixed bag of performances, risibly on-the-nose dialogue and a story so generic that it could have been written by a Netflix algorithm. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Dazzled (Les éblouis) (2019) A rare and mostly worthy glimpse of religion gone haywire in a country that likes to vaunt its secular ways, showing how a cult that exists in broad daylight... can ruin people's lives with both their consent and that of the authorities. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
78% Mon chien Stupide (2019) A well-played and melancholic remarriage dramedy. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
No Score Yet Camille (2019) A touchingly lucid portrait of a photojournalist killed in her prime. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019