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 My Stupid Dog (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
No Score Yet Those Who Work (Ceux qui travaillent) (2019) A compellingly social, and broodingly existential, look at unemployment. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
No Score Yet In the Name of the Land (Au nom de la terre) (2019) A solemn true story of agricultural strife. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
11% Lucky Day (2019) If anyone's going to get that Tarantino-esque vibe right, it might as well be one of the guys who invented it, and Avary delivers his select brand of snappy dialogue, cartoonish characters and cutthroat comic brutality with a sure hand. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
90% The Twentieth Century (2019) The jokes are often ridiculous, as is pretty much everything else that happens, but there's a palpable energy and visual inventiveness on display that keeps things watchable - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
No Score Yet Thalasso (2019) You get the feeling Nicloux simply decided to toss his two favorite stars into a crazy location and then tried to create magic out of it, but he strains to make things interesting and his film doesn't really go anywhere. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
No Score Yet Paris Stalingrad (2019) A raw and troubling account of immigration in France. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
57% Resin (Harpiks) (2019) Evocative and grueling. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% This Is Not a Movie (2019) A film that can sometimes feel more laudatory than necessary, but provides a comprehensive portrait of a man who has become essential reading. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
No Score Yet Desert One (2019) The result is a film that can be somewhat conventional in form, including a score that overdoes it on the pathos, but one that still provides a fascinating deep dive into organized failure. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
75% The Vigil (2019) What works better is how Thomas transforms Orthodox culture into gory material for a slightly elevated horror flick, with Yakov ultimately turning to Hebrew prayer as his only way out of hell. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
80% The Audition (Das vorspiel) (2019) Hits a few notes but doesn't strike a chord. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
88% Bad Education (2019) Gets a solid B+ without even cheating. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
80% There's Something in the Water (2019) Made in a standard documentary format that includes a voiceover and a tad too much weepy music, Water gets its job done directly enough, underlining a situation that remains dire despite what seems to be a growing level awareness around the country. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
71% Wet Season (2019) A film that can feel weighed down by its own soggy seriousness, even if it draws sharp characterizations along with a disparaging critique of Singapore's sexist upper-class citizenry. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
81% Abominable (2019) Impresses in its scale and colorful flights of fancy, as well as in its awesome eagerness to please. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
No Score Yet South Terminal (Terminal sud) (2019) The film remains vague, perhaps frustratingly so, about its identity - per the credits it was mostly shot in the south of France - but what it says about fear and isolation in a totalitarian society has a universal tinge. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
No Score Yet Three Summers (Três Verões) (2019) Kogut, who co-wrote the script with Iana Cossoy, displays a keen eye for satirizing Brazil's rigid class structures and how people like Madá try to find their own piece of the pie within them. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
No Score Yet Made in Bangladesh (2019) As a look behind that T-shirt you just bought on sale for $9.99 at The Gap, and the human labor, sweat and suffering that went into it, this... definitely deserves wider attention. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
73% Proxima (2019) The moving mother-daughter story at its core gives all the space-walk prep and zero gravity logistics a steady emotional grounding - one that builds to a powerful liftoff in the closing reel. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
78% Disco (2019) Strange, surprising and increasingly unnerving... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
No Score Yet Pompei (2019) In the end, Pompei leaves us basking in its outward beauty, including that of its three arresting leads, but frustrated there isn't much to scratch under the surface. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
81% Sea Fever (2019) Hardiman... displays a decent level of craft here - enough so that while Sea Fever doesn't exactly grab you, it more or less guards you in its clutches till the final scene. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
50% Adults in the Room (2019) The film can be a gripping piece of infotainment, even if it runs long at 124 minutes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet My Days of Glory (Mes jours de gloire) (2019) An enjoyable shaggy-dog story that's somewhere between early Woody Allen and the bluesy Paris-set coming-of-age romances of Christophe Honoré. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
No Score Yet A Bigger World (Un monde plus grand) (2019) It's hard to believe at times, and some of the drama can be heavy-handed, but de France gives it all in a role that has her literally dragging herself through the mud and howling like a wolf. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
100% Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) (2019) The film can be a bit low on suspense in places but remains intriguing enough to keep you guessing till the last twist. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
75% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Is the film actually any good? The answer is: Not really. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
100% 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
22% Pretenders (2019) 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
48% 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
87% 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