Amy Biancolli
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For 214 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Biancolli's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Pariah
Lowest review score: 0 The Sitter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 214
  2. Negative: 39 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Visually, Jonah Hex is an orgy of overstatement: rapid edits, garish colors, harsh light.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The film has some chuckles, if no belly laughs; it has some warmth, if no great heat.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It's harmless.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    You can't fool me. I know it's actually a parlor game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    In Step Up 3D, what's going on is: nothing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    There are six standard types of violence in film these days: Tarantino, comic book, Scorsese, martial arts, horror and stupid. For stupid, look no further than Centurion.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The whole thing is monumentally gruesome and just as monumentally cynical, a riot of grisly cliches designed to titillate and amuse.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    This one is a long, archetypal journey that screeches to a halt a few stops short of its destination.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The film is confusing and awkwardly timed, and it drags.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    This is the first Focker installment not directed by Jay Roach, who did a good job balancing the yuks with the more outrageous gross-outs. That comic-revolting parity shouldn't be much of a challenge for "American Pie's" Paul Weitz, and yet the skeevier bits aren't especially funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    As weird as it sounds.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Rendered nearly unwatchable by overblown close-ups and an unrelenting shaky-cam.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The chief problem with Your Highness is its lack of imagination - its misuse and overuse of language and visual riffs that are only marginally amusing at best.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It looks like an exploding art project - but fails to capture the books' childlike voice and charm.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Most of the cast doesn't know what to do with their shallow characterizations and lackluster dialogue. The best lines were harvested for the trailer - so if you've seen that, you've seen it all.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Until its final seconds, Seven Days in Utopia is just a piece of gee-whiz, G-rated, nicely shot evangelism outfitted as a golf movie. Then it cuts away at the pivotal moment that's normally the life's blood of inspirational sports dramas - and becomes something vastly more obnoxious.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Spiffy-looking, well-intentioned but ultimately witless film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Rod Lurie's heated but empty-headed remake re-creates the original's trudge toward savagery but can't re-create its social context - and doesn't bring anything new to the table.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Director-co-writer Gary McKendry seems to know a thing or two about hard-fisted fight scenes, but he muddies up the visuals with obligatory spasms of shaky-cam.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Let us recall that the first film was, in its blithely vulgar way, hilarious. And let us demand a moratorium on coked-out-baby jokes, which seriously kill the buzz.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The result is a diligent brand of gloom. When it isn't being diligently gloomy, it's being obvious. When it isn't being obvious, it's being sneaky, and when it isn't being sneaky, it's marching toward a climax of B-movie violence, stupidity and nuttiness that summarily bumps off the movie's least annoying character.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    What's missing is any hint of realism. There's no grit to it anywhere.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    A handsome but gabby take on the standard survivalist thriller that's more concerned with lofty metaphysics than which poor blockhead is about to bite it next.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    For a time, Journey 2 becomes a lost episode of "Lost," then it becomes "King Kong," minus the ape. Then it becomes a ukulele music video featuring the Rock's take on Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "What a Wonderful World."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    If you don't guess the big twist in the first 30 minutes, Intruders is half of a good movie. If you do, it's about a third of a good movie. Either way, there's a whole lot of bad movie to contend with.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    American Reunion isn't a total wash. Its one saving grace is Eugene Levy as Jim's dad.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Supposedly he's suffered, supposedly there are demons lurking within, but guess what: This is a movie. If we can't see it, it's not there.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It's loud, it's large, it's stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The screenplay is so cognitively impaired that the filmmakers might have been better off hacking up "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Dazed and Confused" and "Dude, Where's My Car?" and then sticking together random bits with masking tape. At least that would have made some sense.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The fact that Grandma is played by Jane Fonda, flouncing around in natural fabrics, should tell you something. It should tell you there is no casting decision or character nuance or plot turn too obvious to indulge.

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