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 Blind Spot (L'angel mort) (2019) While Blind Spot lags in spots and could have used more of a pulse, it comes together in the last act and manages to get its Existentialist message across: with great power comes great sadness. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
No Score Yet The Orphanage (2019) A small yet touching chronicle where innocent teenage boys fall prey to socio-political forces way beyond their control. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui) (2019) A film that doesn't hit you like a tidal wave as much as it gradually washes over you, leaving in its wake a series of memorable set-pieces and a dense, dark web of violence and fatality. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
25% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) Many will find watching the 137-minute movie akin to being burnt at the stake. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
No Score Yet Heroes Don't Die (2019) Ambitious in intention and making strong use of its memorable locations, Heroes nonetheless comes across as a pretentious attempt to place personal traumas within the greater scope of historical ones. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
100% Zombi Child (2019) A fresh if tangled take on a well-tread genre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
No Score Yet As Happy As Possible (Rêves de jeunesse) (2019) A sensitive, offbeat portrait of youth in quiet revolt. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
100% The Climb (2019) A clever comic bromance backed by artful filmmaking. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
No Score Yet I Lost My Body (J'ai perdu mon corps) (2019) A highly original and rather touching account of loss, both physical and emotional, this is the kind of mature animation flick that could find traction beyond the fest circuit. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
No Score Yet Blow it to Bits (On va tout Péter) (2019) A bracing behind-the-scenes chronicle of workers fighting back. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
77% Les Misérables (2019) A gritty and fiery urban thriller underscored by scathing social commentary on the current state of the Paris suburbs, depicted here as a powder keg ready to pop. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
No Score Yet White As Snow (Blanche Comme Neige) (2019) The problem with White as Snow isn't that it proposes a fresh - or is that hot - take on the famous 19th century story, but that it does so in such a clumsy and corny way. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
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
100% 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
100% 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