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 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 Vanishing on 7th Street
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 214
  2. Negative: 39 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Features an exceedingly dapper Richard Gere in a series of nice suits and handsome close-ups that serve no purpose other than to remind us how exceedingly dapper Richard Gere looks in nice suits and handsome close-ups. The rest of the movie registers as a loss of: time, money, talent and logic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    This one is a long, archetypal journey that screeches to a halt a few stops short of its destination.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Biancolli
    So. What part of this is boring? All of it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Biancolli
    Is it good bad? Nah. It's just bad. It's so bad it makes "Machete," the other movie based on a mock trailer from "Grindhouse," look like high-gloss Kubrickian satire.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It looks spiffy. It has an attractive cast. Marcel Zyskind's cinematography seethes and shines. And it's a crock.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    As weird as it sounds.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    You can't fool me. I know it's actually a parlor game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Biancolli
    This is a terrible movie. It has no business being as terrible as it is, because it boasts a perfectly acceptable horror premise and a perfectly acceptable cast.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    American Reunion isn't a total wash. Its one saving grace is Eugene Levy as Jim's dad.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    No matter how well made, well acted and well intentioned, Lying Dingbat Procrastinator movies are excruciating to watch. Case in point: People Like Us, a film hell-bent on dragging its protagonist (and, sadly, us) through the LDP narrative playbook.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    What's missing is any hint of realism. There's no grit to it anywhere.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The film is confusing and awkwardly timed, and it drags.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Rendered nearly unwatchable by overblown close-ups and an unrelenting shaky-cam.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    In Step Up 3D, what's going on is: nothing.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It's loud, it's large, it's stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The script is as bland as they come.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Biancolli
    The Sitter is not (Funny). At all. By any definition, although an argument might be made for the alternate meanings "perplexing," "deceptive" and "slightly unwell."
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Spiffy-looking, well-intentioned but ultimately witless film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It looks like an exploding art project - but fails to capture the books' childlike voice and charm.