For 174 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dan Jolin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Waltz with Bashir
Lowest review score: 20 Perfect Stranger
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 174
  2. Negative: 1 out of 174
174 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Ultimately, it’s [Okada's] attention to the emotional content, honed over years of writing romantic youth dramas (both animated and live action), that makes ‘Maquia’ so compelling. It’s a coming-of-age story, of sorts, even if the main character can’t age.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    McQuarrie also builds on the last film’s self-aware level of wit and, most importantly, its set-piece-crafting sophistication. No action sequence is allowed to peter out, or be chopped to ribbons in the edit, or lean on the crutch of CG augmentation.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Dan Jolin
    The building may be taller than The Towering Inferno and the stakes may be higher than those faced by John McClane in Die Hard, but in comparison to both, Skyscraper is little more than a cinematic bungalow.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    A disappointingly straightforward, romance-driven take on a fascinating story of creation, but one that’s lifted by a superb central performance by Elle Fanning.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    While it proves an all-round well-mounted distraction, Ant-Man And The Wasp undeniably lacks the scale and ambition of recent Marvel entries.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    A raw horror masterpiece from a first-time director that deserves to be mentioned in the same frantic breath as the genre’s greats. Even the most jaded viewer should find something in Hereditary to disturb and distress them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A bright and breezy sideshow adventure makes up for its overly frantic pacing with a charismatic central turn from Alden Ehrenreich — strong enough to make us want to see even more of him in Solo mode.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    A Mex-set spaghetti Western featuring toilet humour, organ transplants and the closest Mel Gibson’s come to playing Martin Riggs since the last Lethal Weapon.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Sharply observed but tenderly realised, Tully brings back the Reitman we knew and loved, represents Cody’s finest work since Juno, and reminds us why Theron deserved that 2004 Oscar.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A strong debut from director Michael Pearce, with a gripping performance by newcomer Jessie Buckley. So much more than just another serial-killer movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    An interesting new take on a very well-known tale and a praiseworthy act of revisionism, but one which doesn’t ultimately deliver on its early promise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A raw, lean and abrasively effective thriller from Steven Soderbergh, which features Claire Foy as we’ve never seen her before.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Dan Jolin
    Fans of Moon and Source Code be warned: Mute is sadly, almost tragically, not worth the wait.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Paul Thomas Anderson does gothic romance in prestige Brit picture style, eliciting a worthy final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis that’s admirably matched by newcomer Vicky Krieps.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A finely crafted Western which doesn’t flinch from portraying the horrors inflicted during that violent era, and which boasts an astounding performance from Christian Bale.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    A lightweight, tinselly film with some nice touches and appealing performances, though it never lands its darker moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Churchill’s darkest hour is Gary Oldman’s finest. Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening, his performance is the prime reason this film must be seen — but not the only one.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Dan Jolin
    It’s breezily fun at times, in a what-the-hey way. But, lumbered with a story that struggles to find resonance beyond its improbable plot devices and preposterous MacGuffinry, Justice League isn’t about to steal Avengers’ super-team crown.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Psycho’s accepted greatness means we can leave it on the shelf as we look for newer sensations. This prompts an urgent desire to revisit it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Jolin
    As bold as the original Blade Runner and even more beautiful (especially if you see it in IMAX). Visually immaculate, swirling with themes as heart-rending as they are mind-twisting, 2049 is, without doubt, a good year. And one of 2017’s best.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    As ultraviolent as the first film, and as ultrasmutty, The Golden Circle will leave the Kingsfans grinning, even if its characters have less growing to do this time around.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A sorta-sequel to Mrs Brown deals effectively with another of Queen Victoria’s unconventional friendships and reprises Judi Dench’s powerful and unparalleled portrayal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A difficult film and one that's likely to offend in some ways. But as an elliptical, dream-logic infused visual poem, it certainly leaves a searing impression.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    A fiendishly effective holiday-gone-wrong thriller that's better at cranking up the agoraphobic action than fleshing out its characters. Still, it'll find few fans at the Mexican Tourist Board...
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Dan Jolin
    A wildly ambitious space opera, but also a self-indulgent narrative morass. Sometimes, it seems, creativity can benefit from a few limitations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    A gorgeously rendered and deeply personal portrayal of a young woman’s life in the part of the world where history’s greatest conflict reached a devastating conclusion.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    An odd but frothily entertaining genre cocktail, which coasts on the charisma of its two biggest names and keeps things just fun enough to forgive its considerable lapses in narrative.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Dan Jolin
    Not the return to form you might have been hoping for. Its story might cover all the same beats as the 2003 original, but there’s little of that film’s spark or spirit.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Jolin
    There is a frustrating absence of personality which means, for all her physical presence, this Major’s just not very engaging. It’s more a problem with the film than Johansson herself. A case, if you will, of it being so preoccupied with the shell, it forgot to bring enough ghost.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Jolin
    Solid and stately, a ’70s-feeling jungle adventure film that’s more of a thought-provoker than an excitement-inducer. But there’s nothing wrong with that.

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