Alan Scherstuhl
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For 223 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alan Scherstuhl's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Elena
Lowest review score: 0 Saving Lincoln
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 223
223 movie reviews
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    Too much of the movie is just people being crabby (or, later, dumb!) in fascinating places, which is less enthralling than the places themselves.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    Jaden is fine at running, jumping, fearful trembling, and affecting steely resolution. He doesn't yet have his father's charisma; perhaps to help him out, dad opted not to bring that charisma to the set.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    Before it descends into Percy Jackson and the Things That Happen in Movies Like This, the adventure at times clicks into the inventive groove of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson novels, which at their best are touched with the high strangeness of the ancient tales that inspire them.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    Some of the movie isn't bad.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    It doesn't come close to working, but it's sweet that they tried.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    In the end, all NOW reveals is that talented people did a difficult thing in far-off places — and that now they have a video scrapbook.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    Carl Deal and Tia Lessin's scattershot agitprop doc takes the perfidy of the billionaire Koch brothers as its given, offering up montages of Tea Party screamers rather than investigative reporting or rigorous argumentation.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    The film is dismayingly formless, every point is made too many times, and there's too little drama or revelation here.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    The story feels shapeless, un-tailored, defiantly off the rack.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    Found-footage horror flicks laboriously source the provenance of every shot, letting us know which camera each image comes from, but they demand that we never wonder who has edited those images together — and to what purpose.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Scherstuhl
    Greutert's savvy enough to sprinkle some white folks among his houngans and mambos, but Jessabelle still plays out as Haitian traditions ruining the life of a nice-ish white lady.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Alan Scherstuhl
    A shapeless, uncritical documentary.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Alan Scherstuhl
    What the movie gets hilariously, howlingly wrong is the idea that a life like Salinger's—so extraordinary, yet so willfully humdrum—could somehow be captured by the most shopworn of cinematic techniques.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Alan Scherstuhl
    It’s all rote, dashed through, and somewhat detestable.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Alan Scherstuhl
    This Hungarian-shot bore is so indistinct it reeks of no place more than Hollywood, where the fascinating specifics of history and legend are ground into universal mush.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Alan Scherstuhl
    Son of God is a narrative shambles, more thudding than thunderous, shot with no spirit or distinction, always feeling like a sprawling TV miniseries cut up to fit into theatrical running time.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Alan Scherstuhl
    The movie is constructed like a window some kid broke and then tried to glue back together.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Alan Scherstuhl
    The only true surprise here is D'Souza's haplessness in constructing both film and argument.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 10 Alan Scherstuhl
    The movie's so slipshod and half-assed that I almost feel for Rand, whose ideas have proved enduring enough that they at least deserve a fair representation, if only for the sake of refutation.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Alan Scherstuhl
    The tragic ending the material demands precludes viewers from complaining that the movie is the most unpleasant thing that could happen in a theater.

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