For 141 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 7% 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 The New World
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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Hillis
    Saw
    Spoiled by its own insatiable desire for envelope-pushing flair; it’s wider-scoped when it should be intimate, splashy instead of subtle, icky but not scary.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Hillis
    When the secret is finally divulged, it’s such a letdown that it feels unfairly manipulative to have sat through such agonizing tedium.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Hillis
    With his latest, the sci-fi–action–adventure The Chronicles of Riddick, Vin Diesel has established himself as the new face of morally ambiguous anti-heroes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Hillis
    What’s missing here is the amnesiac hook that made "The Bourne Identity" such a sleeper hit.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Hillis
    If you subtracted from the story and style components recycled from landmark sci-fi films of Hollywood past, you’d be left with Will Smith wisecracking over a box of unformatted floppies. I, Unimpressed.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Hillis
    Big and dumb and loud and entirely past its prime.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Hillis
    If the banality of life within the Bordeaux gentry is the point, then the ensuing oppressiveness is immaculately depicted through precise performances and camerawork—just don't call it emotionally engaging drama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Hillis
    Gilsig's transformation is quietly convincing, but the film itself is flatter and less cinematically gratifying than most television dramas.
    • 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.