For 213 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Biancolli's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Bridesmaids
Lowest review score: 0 The Sitter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 213
  2. Negative: 38 out of 213
213 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    That the film happens to be in 3-D, with digitized settings and backgrounds, doesn't detract from the timeworn charm of watching blob-like characters lurch erratically through harebrained comic pratfalls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    What a treat to find a movie so bright-eyed and true - without a trace of bathos - in its depiction of such a harrowing subject.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    As for Butler's screenplay, it's less beguiling than preachy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    The protagonists and their idle dreams of a fiery wasteland may well be nihilistic. But the movie - with its stunning cinematography and lingering aftertaste of old-school heartbreak - most assuredly is not.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    Shame has a lolling pace and stunning visual clarity. Structurally, it's close to perfect - its precision echoed in the Glenn Gould piano recordings of Bach keyboard works that Brandon listens to obsessively.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A little movie with a lot of hilarious swearing and an unexpectedly big heart.
    • 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
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    This is brutish, visceral stuff - a type of raw-meat violence that's undeniably cinematic but seems, to this worried parent, ill-fitted for PG-13.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    It all adds up to a fine, funny exercise in disheveled self-deprecation: a self-portrait of a guy who can't control a major portion of his life. Which, when you get right down to it, could describe almost any of us.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    An imperfect, fascinating film about an imperfect, fascinating man.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    This is a sobering piece of advocacy cinema.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The film's editing and pacing are appealingly straightforward, not to say blunt, and the humor runs from dry to bone-dry to parched.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Once it gets rolling, Unstoppable doesn't pause for breath.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    There are moments of genuine pathos, genuine humor, genuine surprise. As much as the film adheres to the strictures of the standard comic-book movie, it also pops with a knowing, loving, Whedon-world jokiness that keeps everything barreling along.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    If the characters weren't so well drawn, if the effects weren't so convincing, and if the upshot weren't so ghastly, the moral component wouldn't carry any weight. But Trank tells his tale with an emotional and visual crispness that gives the superhero genre its best crack at naturalism so far.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    There's nothing dark about Arthur: It's as bright and twinkling as a Christmas tree, decked with warmth and humor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    What joy it is to watch the man (Douglas) slime himself on camera.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    Handily beats back the evils of boredom.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    The best scenes are filmed inside the cruiser, dashboard shots that face inward instead of out, catching Gyllenhaal and Peña in moments so playful and true they make all other buddy cops look bogus by comparison.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    Such are the timeless joys of the books (and now the movie), this sparkling absurdity and knack for buckling swash under the worst of circumstances.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Some films are harder to watch than others - not because they're bad, which makes for a different sort of painful viewing, but because they touch on areas of such profound moral discomfort that the mere act of watching makes us feel complicit. We feel like gutless witnesses to a crime. And that's what makes Compliance such a hard thing to stomach.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.