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

Amy Biancolli's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Beasts of the Southern Wild
Lowest review score: 0 The Sitter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 214
  2. Negative: 39 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    All of this amounts to so much stylish nostalgia - not half as repulsive as the splatterific torture porn currently dominating the horror genre, and not half as cynical, either.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    In creating his modern homage to the classic film, Im has twisted all the heated melodrama into a satiric - and in the end, surrealist - attack on the terrors of the polished upper class.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Richard Attenborough nailed that purity 64 years ago, and Sam Riley nails it now. His Pinkie is a slim, mesmerizing package of immaculate and undiluted evil, clear as a stick of Brighton Rock candy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    There are pros and cons to this Green Lantern, a half-campy, half-compelling adaptation of the superheroic DC comic books.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Given the number of real-world cults that have ended in major bloodshed, there's some irony - and no small narrative coquetry - in any drama on the subject that ducks out so pointedly at the finish.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Coiro, who directed and co-wrote the film with Ritter, has a firm hold on snappish humor and bookish references, but the whole thing sags under a creaky narrative structure.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Headland works hard to reconcile the wild and the tame; if she never quite gets the balance right, ya gotta admire her bold juxtaposition of overdose-resuscitation gags with lessons on self-loathing and bulimia.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A typical vehicle for Ferrell's atypical humor.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    In the end - and every story needs one - The Words is a decent, ambitious, unoriginal film about a decent, ambitious, unoriginal writer. Both aim for greatness. Both fall short.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The film is a vehement drama and a fitfully amusing snark fest set to Nicola Piovani's jaunty circus music. It winds up only half-succeeding at both.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Even his wife barely knew him, recalling for her son the peculiarities of raising a family amid Daddy's cloak and dagger - and if she's baffled by his behavior, what hope is there for anyone else?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    There aren't that many songs this time - just a handful, reprised ad infinitum. You get to sing most of them, so I'm sure you've noticed how bland they are.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A crappy 3-D conversion job mars this otherwise competent, energetic and cheerfully hambone Marvel adaptation from director Kenneth Branagh.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    360
    Much like its own characters, it dithers too much - and it dares too little.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    In its way, the film is more concerned with the love between friends than the sex between strangers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Perrier's Bounty puts on a pretty good show: fast, foul, corny, strange.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    If the movie packs a weaker punch than the original, it has less to do with the action sequences than the script (by Edmond Wong, son of Raymond, who wrote the first), a flimsy affair with subpar villains.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Its urban devastation knows no peer. Robots smash into each other with steely ferocity, and the humans - well, they do a fine job providing comic relief.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Narrated by Lomborg, the movie uses lecture excerpts, clips of terrified schoolchildren and interviews with (mostly) like-minded scientists to get his points across.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Some of the film is imaginatively put together. But the melodrama feels forced - manipulated by filmmakers hell-bent on teaching its main character a lesson or two about life and the need to seize it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A tough slog through emotional swamplands. It's murky when it needs to be clear. But Hedlund is the big news here.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Like most ruckuses, it is frequently loud and not always intelligible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    In its most touching moments, the film achieves a kind of sad and waltzing rhythm all its own. In its least, it's precious and plodding; the metaphoric link between grief and housework drags like a mop on a bathroom floor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The film isn't half as deep as intended, but parts of it are very funny - someone actually barfs onto a stack of art books - and the parts that aren't may as well be.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Those who should go near The Big Year, if not flock to it, are fans of avians, mild PG comedy and gorgeously shot travel footage dotted with humans.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    To be fair, War of the Buttons is a film with a modest agenda. It does not attempt to provide a complete or even vaguely realistic depiction of the rural French resistance in the endgame to World War II. Instead, it provides a fable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    An imperfect, fascinating film about an imperfect, fascinating man.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The title promises a film that never really materializes: something nastier, smellier, more nihilistic than the skittish morality tale at hand.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The story gets away from itself as it barrels forward. The tiny bit of sense it makes at the beginning is quickly sacrificed in a conclusion so facile, illogical and cheap that it could use a dose of NZT itself.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Many scenes in Outrage are crisply filmed and stylish enough, as serial assassinations go. But the film doesn't add up to much.

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