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 End of Watch
Lowest review score: 0 Hobo with a Shotgun
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 214
  2. Negative: 39 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    For all of its dazzlingly rendered cityscapes and nonstop action, this revamped Total Recall is a bland thing - bloodless, airless, humorless, featureless. With or without the triple-bosomed prostitute.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    360
    Much like its own characters, it dithers too much - and it dares too little.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Apart is an attractive-looking piece of work, and I'll always admire any genre film that errs on the side of understatement.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Every last joke in the movie - verbal gags, visual gags, musical cues, camera moves - is crushingly literal.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    For what it is, it's well done, well filmed, well outfitted with ordnance and, well, exciting. However, in script, characters and plot, Act of Valor offers only the barest minimum.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Like its protagonist, Ceremony is as smart as it is exasperating.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The film is often funny and even more frequently vulgar, exploiting every last chance for raunch in the full-chassis exchange of two grown men. The only thing missing: male nudity.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The movie's name is Life as We Know It, but that seems incomplete. The predicate's missing. The full sentence should be "Life as we know it is over," i.e., nuked by the sudden and irreversible arrival of a human infant.
    • 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
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    For all the hellfire histrionics and well-timed jump scares, there is actual, admirable intellect behind The Rite.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Spiffy-looking, well-intentioned but ultimately witless film.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It looks like an exploding art project - but fails to capture the books' childlike voice and charm.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    When its biggest trick is finally revealed, it is not entirely satisfying.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Best reason to stay home and rent "Disturbia": I Am Number Four is a little better and makes loads more sense than "Eagle Eye." But neither has the sass and pluck of "Disturbia."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Visually, Jonah Hex is an orgy of overstatement: rapid edits, garish colors, harsh light.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The whole thing runs about an hour too long: It should have been a TV show. The adventure's too big for the kids who would love it the most.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It's harmless.
    • 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