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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Biancolli's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lowest review score: 0 The Sitter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 214
  2. Negative: 39 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    In this case, it's considerably better, adapting the 007 template in a story of a crazed bald cat named Kitty Galore (voiced by a hissing, chichi Bette Midler) and her malevolent plot to conquer the world. It's brilliant in its simplicity
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    This is a sobering piece of advocacy cinema.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    It isn't a long journey. Kisses clocks at 72 minutes, which feels something less than feature length. It's long enough to include a few cliches and nagging questions, yet it's short enough to leave you wanting more.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    At its simplest, "Fire" tells of Mikael's efforts to exonerate Lisbeth. At its most baroque, it explores a vast web of sex trafficking and deep-rooted conspiracy that goes back decades and touches on Lisbeth's inflammatory background.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    For Kline's performance alone, The Extra Man is well worth seeing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    This is a handsome, conventional biopic, as fluent and polished as its subject matter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    It does for hit men what "Up in the Air" did for frequent-flying corporate terminators, minus the comic tang.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    A first-class genre entry stacked with dandy performances and some crackerjack action to boot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Gluck also directed "Fired Up!," another teen charade with lots of quick-witted verbal raunch. Easy A does a few things better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Never Let Me Go is gorgeous. And depressing. It's exquisitely acted. And depressing. It's romantic, profound and superbly crafted, shot with the self-contained radiance of a snow globe. And it's depressing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Inky-black humor does strike on occasion, and when it does, it's surprising. So is the movie's star, who sweats and shrieks with game intensity and a capacity for discomfort that would impress a Byzantine saint.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Although this one indulges in unnecessary CGI enhancements, it's still a striking piece of character-driven horror, and it ranks among the more understated fright fests to hit the mainstream in recent memory.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    RED
    This breezy action comedy is a noisy affirmation that life goes on after 50, that retirement doesn't mean redundancy, and that nobody - young or old - can wear a long cream evening gown like Mirren.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    "Hornet's Nest" isn't the best of the three (that would be the first film, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), but it's the most challenging.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Spitzer was undone by his zipper, but as Client 9 makes clear, he was also undone by his refusal - or inability - to make nice with some of the state's most powerful characters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    It's still a spirited look - well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift - at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Once it gets rolling, Unstoppable doesn't pause for breath.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Megamind, it turns out, is a villain to root for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Baughman and O'Hara's documentary spews out so much information in just 111 minutes that the movie would have benefited from a longer run time and tighter focus.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Solid performances, and a sincere faith in the dignity of the average working stiff, save it from getting too preachy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    For all the hellfire histrionics and well-timed jump scares, there is actual, admirable intellect behind The Rite.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    A smart, juicy entertainment, but it's the kind of straight-up legal drama that hinges entirely on crafty storytelling and across-the-board solid performances.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    The effect is an endearing and plainspoken clarity that stops just short of naturalism; the people in his movies don't seem real, exactly, but we end up caring about them as though they were.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    The film about violence and retribution is a tough piece of work, subtle in some ways, obvious in others, viscerally affecting throughout.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Rio
    The humor's a little strange, and the action's a little frenetic, but all of it whooshes past in a swirl of tropical color and pseudo-South American bonhomie. Gorgeous scenery meets oddball characters and mild ethnic stereotyping.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    As a runner, the robber is dogged; as a robber, the runner is efficient, explosive and fast.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    In style and structure, it mimics an old-style studio effort, a culture-clashing comedy of manners that's tinged with melodrama and filmed in a smart progression of medium shots.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    For all of its brutal flashbacks and heavy-handed devices, The First Grader works best when it works quietly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Ayoade is well known to British viewers for his role as a coddled nerd in the sitcom "The IT Crowd," so it's fair to expect laughs from his directorial debut feature. But much depends on your mind-set; U.S. audiences could have trouble with the movie's less-than-sunny worldview.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    The movie turns lighter and less morose as it rolls along, which is good for viewers who prefer a bit of honey to offset the bitter taste of hormones.

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