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 The Girl with a Bracelet (2019) What Demoustier has done here, and done quite successfully, is taken a basic mystery plot, like something out of a TV movie, and used it to ponder how each one of us could react to a ghastly crime, and how we expect others to react in turn. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
80% Roads (2019) A rocky if endearing trek through contemporary Europe. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
No Score Yet A Beautiful Summer (Le Bel été) (2019) A subtle and strange portrait of French country life. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet Persona non grata (2019) A well-acted, bleak-as-black film noir. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
No Score Yet Made in China (2019) Yet even if it suffers from some of the same flaws - a predictable plot, a few too many jokes that miss their mark - as the Weddings films, Made in China probes slightly deeper into similar questions. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet The Pretenders (2018) Flat-footed performances, a shoddy script, sloppy filmmaking and faux-clever homages to directors like Godard, Truffaut and Bertolucci that will probably only entice viewers in, well, the first year of film school, should they happen to see it. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
No Score Yet Vif-argent (2019) A poetic Paris-set meditation on the afterlife. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Benefit of the Doubt (Une part d'ombre) (2017) A suspenseful account of guilt and its repercussions. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
No Score Yet Checkered Ninja (Ternet Ninja) (2018) In the end, it offers up what feels like a typical tale of a geek finding the courage to stand up for himself, but it does so in a brazenly atypical way... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
No Score Yet Marona's Fantastic Tale (L'Extraordinaire voyage de Marona) (2019) Damian depicts how truly difficult a dog's life can be - but how it can also have its fleeting moments of joy... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
No Score Yet Away (2019) A beautifully crafted minimalist adventure. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
No Score Yet Zero Impunity (2019) [An] eye-opening animated documentary... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
31% Sibyl (2019) Triet handles the material gracefully and altogether skillfully, directing star Virginie Efira to one of her most impressive all-encompassing performances to date. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet Kongo (2019) A bitter vision on how exploitation of the land is not only killing off Africa's natural resources, but also part of its spirit. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
60% Yves (2019) This is really a filmmaker who could care less about what we think, though his outré humor is never mean-spirited and actually somewhat convivial in the end, if also rather tiresome. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
No Score Yet Cold Blood (La mémoire du sang) (2019) A dumbed and watered-down version of better, similar movies Reno has done before, especially Besson favorites like La Femme Nikita and Leon: The Professional. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
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
100% 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
90% 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
47% 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
33% 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
90% 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
100% 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
74% 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
83% 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
100% 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
75% 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