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 Review
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
83% 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
81% The Invisibles (2019) [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 Feb 4, 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet A Man in a Hurry (Un homme pressé) (2018) Luchini's indelible turn goes a long way, making for a virtual one-man-show that can be both funny and emotional, even if the character he plays is a total corporate snob. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
No Score Yet A German Youth (Une Jeunesse Allemande) (2015) This densely layered documentary reveals how members of a disillusioned post-war generation gradually transformed into left-wing militants whose actions would have deadly consequences for all involved. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
82% Liz and the Blue Bird (2018) Yamada has a very keen eye for depicting adolescent malaise in visually evocative terms, and Liz and the Blue Bird could have benefited from even more flights of fancy than she allows for here. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
100% An Impossible Love (Un amour impossible) (2018) An intimate, well-played if overstretched family saga. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
No Score Yet Sophia Antipolis (2018) A compelling exploration of a hidden and haunting part of France. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Belleville Cop (Le Flic de Belleville) (2018) It's a B-level throwback to the 1980s with zero sophistication or irony, offering up a few shout-outs to the epoch... but ultimately feeling like it was made back then and haphazardly dug up in a DVD bargain bin. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
No Score Yet Nothing to Hide (Le jeu) (2018) Both deftly conceived and a tad too superficial, probing our technology-driven times but never digging far enough beneath the surface. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
100% Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (2017) A sobering study of death and remorse. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Brand New Adventures of Aladdin (Alad'2) (2018) Watchable in the sense that if you were on one of those airplanes where they only show movies on an overhead screen, and this was playing, well then maybe you'd watch it without sound. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
No Score Yet Ma fille (2018) As a portrait of modern-day Paris and its discontents, Ma Fille packs a subtle punch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
No Score Yet Paris Pigalle (L'amour est une fête) (2018) Basically plays out like a French Boogie Nights, with a comparable amount of sex, drugs, celluloid and music montages, but without compelling characters or conflicts. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
80% Mothers' Instinct (Duelles) (2018) Half the time, you don't know if you should be rolling or shuddering in your seat, though you mostly do the latter. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
54% The Wind (2019) It's refreshing to see such an original stab at this type of indie genre-bender, especially one told from a strictly female point of view. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
80% Ghost Fleet (2018) A chilling account of modern-day slavery. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
83% Blind Spot (2018) Blind Spot gradually wears out its welcome by failing to add enough substance in front of the camera, even if what's happening behind the camera remains of interest. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
38% Viper Club (2018) A movie that, despite an intriguing subject matter and a surprise ending that leaves you with more questions than answers, ultimately feels stronger in its message than in its execution. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Dive (2018) A movie that can be a bit hard to relate to at first but eventually lures you in with its strong writing and performances. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Great Darkened Days (La grande noirceur) (2018) Gradually works its magic as a beaten and bewildered Philippe enters the final phase of his long, strange trip. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
68% Maya (2018) Very much a Hansen-Love affair: from its gentle and meandering narrative to its fine sense of detail to its tender chronicle of a character gradually overcoming trauma and seeing life anew. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
87% High Life (2019) The director's ardent fans will likely find much to admire here - especially the fact that the 72-year-old Denis remains a fearless filmmaker who, in her own way, has gone this time where no man (or woman) has gone before. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
60% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2018) A Faithful Man shows that Garrel has promise as a filmmaker, with a knack for directing actors and a welcome sense of Gallic wit. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet Ulysses & Mona (2018) A touching, deadpan portrait of the artist as a disheveled Frenchman. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
43% Jessica Forever (2018) Jessica Forever sits on the border that separates the art house from the grindhouse, even if it never fully convinces in either sense. But it deserves credit for remaining so stubbornly in between two worlds. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
100% Before the Frost (Før frosten) (2018) A bleak and fiercely acted tale of rural strife. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
80% Hotel Mumbai (2019) The film is both gripping in its execution - although a two-hours-plus running time feels a bit stretched - and totally bland in what it's trying to say, with characters who don't really stand out on screen. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
No Score Yet Her Job (2018) A well-observed study of one woman's unlikely liberation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) Black's movie is so cleverly over-the-top that it's easy and pleasurable enough to watch, though never exactly scary or suspenseful. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018