For 141 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Aaron Hillis' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Land of the Dead
Lowest review score: 0 Unthinkable: An Airline Captain's Story
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 141
  2. Negative: 40 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    Blunderingly out-of-touch, star-studded embarrassment of a sequel.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    Unstylized, inconsistent, unconvincing, and familiar to a fault.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    What once was a gifted comic's fluid improvisation is now a doddering old man so embarrassing he's uncomfortable to watch, and the surrogate father-daughter needling he has with Johansson is creepy when you realize Woody the director is shooting her seductively in that skintight bathing suit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    A thin sprinkling of exuberance and a couple of choice cameos, that's about all this underwritten and overly choreographed spectacle has to tease us with.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    Paths collide and allegiances form between the good, bad, and ugly, but under the incoherent direction of Chalerm Wongpim, a clunky dullness sets in whenever the action subsides.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    Chan still sounds silly talkin' jive, the action sequences are peppy if not exactly memorable, and the gags have been sitting out long enough to make penicillin.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    What little anti-war critique Peirce presents -- and she has it in her, which makes it all the more dubious -- gets trampled over by jingoistic Rambo porn.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    Flashy, forgettable fluff.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    The story is a vapid "Casablanca"-lite.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    Paycheck is a bogus journey.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    From an audience perspective, the title’s fairly apt as well.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    With its cheap scares, its defiant lack of special effects, and the most blatant usage of a red coat as a stand-out prop since Schindler’s List, Godsend is as much an experiment-gone-wrong as its Frankensteinesque plot.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    Despite the attempts of the Academy Award-winning makeup artist behind Mrs. Doubtfire, these doubtful misfires can't pass as white or as chicks.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    For his fourth paycheck-cashing run through “J-Bruck’s” action-hero gauntlet, Cage lazily plays Benjamin Franklin Gates-the first of many overstuffed social-studies references.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Aaron Hillis
    What begins as a pleasantly utilitarian thriller gradually decays into a mediocre suspense drama and ends as an irritatingly feeble love story.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Hillis
    Shallow, witless but pretty enough French ode to Woody Allen.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Hillis
    Since the conversation is unfocused and there's no real thesis, we get a girl and a gun but not really a movie.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Hillis
    There's very little to distinguish this from every other characterless rom-com with a demographically marketable hook.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Hillis
    Self-taught Kurdish-American filmmaker Jano Rosebiani's mostly English-language drama...is deadened by milquetoast characters, uninspired landscape photography, and no perceptible stakes.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Hillis
    No bodices were harmed in veteran French filmmaker Patrice Leconte's chaste and bloodless English-language debut.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    A clumsy, dreadfully preposterous and pedestrian thriller that seems to believe loud noises are the same as good frights.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    Lacks thrills, narrative, emotion, believability, character development--and frankly--watchability.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    A sadistically bland entertainment that oversells its reveals and lets its suspense drip so long that it would be nice if something (anything!) happened.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    From less a purist's standpoint than a seeker of serviceable junk food, this comprehensive waste of time is too bouncy to be an "Elektra" bummer, but should make Marvel mascot Stan Lee think twice about burning another lucrative bridge with unintentional hilarity.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    Not to chastise the movie for simply being rude or crude -- since "The Wedding Crashers" proved that hormone-raging '80s throwbacks can still be harmless fun -- but this contemptible sex-com redux should be taken to task for how its infantilized yucks give license to entertaining closed-minded acceptances of very real human ugliness.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    Fails in what amounts to its only distinct purpose: to smugly push the envelope of depravity farther than anyone else.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    So go on, pay your ten bucks and get your hate on.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    This one's been sitting on shelves for two years -- never good news -- and you can almost see the dollar signs in the cast's eyes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    Filmed in 2005, the first of two Cusack widower flicks this season (the weepier and more indie "Grace is Gone" hits theaters in December) Martian Child is also a Franken-schmaltz monster of cobbled-together Cusack movie parts.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Aaron Hillis
    This terminally ill, terminally awful dramedy marks a sad cinematic milestone: The Bucket List is the first film in history to feature a truly wretched Nicholson performance -- and we're not talking about the character he plays.