Jocelyn Noveck

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For 9 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 22% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 78% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jocelyn Noveck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 88 King in the Wilderness
Lowest review score: 50 A Wrinkle in Time
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
9 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Jocelyn Noveck
    The main problem with The Spy Who Dumped Me is its strange dissonance of tone. There’s nothing wrong with trying to be a hard-knuckle action film and a goofy comedy all at once. But here, that effort results in moments of occasionally stunning violence that simply don’t mesh with the light-hearted vibe the filmmakers seek elsewhere.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Jocelyn Noveck
    Much ink has been spent analyzing this enduring phenomenon called Tom Cruise, and what motivates him, onscreen and off. “I just want to entertain people,” he said recently. That’s one mission he can still nail.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jocelyn Noveck
    Teamwork. Friendship. Family. Playing for the game’s sake, not money. All these themes come together in a warm-hearted but highly predictable way.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Jocelyn Noveck
    Book Club has a script that’s often so heavy on the corn — make that corn syrup — that it strains credulity and leaves you groaning. But then, darn it, suddenly it makes you tearful, with an unexpectedly genuine moment, or laugh out loud. It’s a credit to the cast, and the cast only.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jocelyn Noveck
    The real problem with I Feel Pretty, written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, is not in its message or conception, but in its ragtag execution.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jocelyn Noveck
    A Quiet Place may not have the weighty social meaning or piercing comedy of another recent high-profile horror thriller, “Get Out.” But like that movie it is smart, it moves fast, it has a hugely satisfying ending — and it deserves to attract a much broader audience than the usual horror film devotees.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Jocelyn Noveck
    A fascinating and poignant look at the less-examined final years of the man’s life, timed for the 50th anniversary of his death.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jocelyn Noveck
    It’s also all over the map, in every way possible. It’s visually gorgeous at times but then boring to behold at others, emotionally poignant at times but stunningly cloying at others. It’s also confusing (though to be fair, many might call the book confusing, too.) Mostly, it’s just a frustrating whole comprised of some pretty promising parts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Jocelyn Noveck
    Despite being near the action, we don’t feel particularly close to it. Still, we get to see the wheels turning, and it’s hard not to get wrapped up in some of the backstage moments.

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