For 156 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 American Beauty
Lowest review score: 0 End of Days
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 156
  2. Negative: 38 out of 156
156 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Compulsion, self-deception and the slippery nature of evil are explored with fidelity and supreme control .
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Affliction turns the sound on with sudden, crystalline clarity, and echoes with the haunting power of a suppressed truth that has finally been released.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    A thoroughly absorbing, even transfixing, journey to a future that may already be upon us.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Actually moves, whisking the audience on a funny, sad and extraordinary journey through a singularly compelling moment in American pop culture.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Smart, funny and often viciously cruel, this is a romantic comedy for people who are too old to believe in fairyales but wise enough to accept a happy ending when that's what life gives them.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Prove(s) once again how ingenious, artful and flat-out entertaining animation can be.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    A revealing, intimate, quirky and generous portrait of nothing less than the American Dream.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    This audacious hybrid of cinematic styles is pure entertainment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    It's a miracle: A tough, honest, bloody film set so far from the bright lights it feels as if it's on a different planet, yet knowable and absolutely compelling from start to finish.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    The title represents size and power, speed and hubris -- the very things the ship has come to stand for and the things that Cameron has restored to the cinema with grand, generous style.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    A big, fat old-fashioned gush of passion as drawn through a post-modernist prism that makes it less easily comprehensible but more beguiling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    A movie that will endure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    This smart, fanciful and brilliantly staged comedy takes a truly one-of-a-kind premise and makes it, of all things, a weirdly profound meditation on consciousness, identity, fame, gender and reality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The kind of movie that gives mainstream Hollywood star vehicles a good name.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    McTeer delivers a messily cheerful performance as a woman who thinks nothing of brushing her teeth with beer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The Cider House Rules is about many things -- chance, passivity, free will and self-invention -- but ultimately it comes back to Larch, who emerges as a toweringly noble figure even in his weakest moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Well worth the wait.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Accomplishes a delicate balancing act, that of entertaining the audience with the thrills and adventure of the Andrea Gail's final journey.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The movie's best moments belong to Bill Murray,
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Absorbing, artfully executed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    It gets under your skin and into your head, and you don't want it to leave.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    A grand, sweeping nostalgia trip that evokes the sickness of an era even as it tries to find its essential humanity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Taymor conjures images that are as indelible as they are wordlessly articulate.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The movie is, to borrow Rob's phrase, unassailably cool.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The conventional and the cliche are slam-dunked in favor of a fresh, authentic take on passion, ambition and coming of age.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Hard to take in its particulars.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The only thing missing from this rich production is an emotional charge, which Highsmith could create on the page but which Minghella doesn't quite capture on screen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Dense, ironic and thoroughly engrossing caper melodrama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    (Penn)'s is a lovely, soulful performance in a movie that manages to imbue tragedy with just the right grace note of insouciance -- a movie worthy of Woody Allen himself.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    There's good trash: throwaway, intellectually undemanding action movies that, despite their heavy body counts and hard edges, are executed with a touch of class and a sunny disposition.