For 15 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Aaron Cutler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 90 Ida
Lowest review score: 40 I Am Not a Hipster
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
15 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Aaron Cutler
    Ida unfolds partly as chamber play and partly as road movie, following the two women on a search for their dead beloveds' anonymous graves.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Cutler
    The slippages and contradictions between who people are, imagine themselves to be, and present themselves as being inform the structure of Machine, a kind of loose container into which people step and out of which they extract more ideal selves.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Cutler
    We see Phil's sons honoring him while going their own ways in a years-long effort to find the right pitch.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Cutler
    Racing handheld camerawork and a pulsing rock score energize Roque's bargaining and bribing for the sake of changing an institution's antiquated customs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Cutler
    Gebo and the Shadow is a film about concrete, hard, and material things, as well as one about illusions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Aaron Cutler
    Sergei Loznitsa's documentaries are mainly compilations of archival footage, so it makes sense that his first fiction film is also essentially a compilation, an array of dynamic, aggressive bits rather than one coherent text.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Cutler
    A war film consumed with waiting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Cutler
    Even at its most on-the-nose, Big Joy serves the greater good of introducing viewers to its subject, whose voice rings clear throughout.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Cutler
    The familiar plot shifts through Shiori's expected reactions, yet Cold Bloom proves fresh and evocative in depicting her changing world.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Cutler
    The artists prove a motif rather than a resting point, with the film circling around them, then breaking away for further visions.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Cutler
    The men's faces often vanish as they go underground, threatened with permanent disappearance: the risk of dynamite bursting early, or of rope breaking and leaving them trapped. The filmmakers find those faces again in private interviews above ground, each miner sitting away from the others to discuss how he feels about the job.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Cutler
    The Shine of Day shows strangers rockily building a family together.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Cutler
    The filmmaker once responsible for virtuoso, tragicomic social critiques like The Cyclist (1987) and Marriage of the Blessed (1989) now delicately works to see how beautiful the world can look when people embrace each other's differences.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Cutler
    A guided tour of a struggle.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Cutler
    The film's energy is frequently low, befitting that of its main character, a stalled, self-loathing, San Diego–based indie musician named Brook (Dominic Bogart), breathing contempt for anyone asking him personal questions.

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