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 Felicia's Journey
Lowest review score: 0 End of Days
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 156
  2. Negative: 38 out of 156
156 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    For movie fans who despair of the state of American cinema, the in-jokes are hilarious.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A kinetically charged gridiron drama that is enormous fun to watch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Grisly, stylish and often weirdly funny, Blood Simple is a reminder of how rarely an original artistic sensibility is announced to the world and how much better movies are when that sensibility is allowed to keep going its own way.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Suffused with a sophomoric sensibility that belies its more serious underpinnings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    If The Eyes of Tammy Faye is skimpy, it's still an important correction to the record about this fascinating and misunderstood woman, who turns out to be much more than just her makeup.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A quietly resonant movie about the painful alliance between single mothers and their daughters, and the complicated drama of separation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Jewison's focus on the Canadians' dogged do-gooderism might have actually prevented a good movie from being a great one.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    One of the unique virtues of the cinema is its ability to bring history to life with engrossing detail and gripping immediacy; East-West does this.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Will remind filmgoers that one of the chief pleasures of going to the movies is a good old-fashioned swoon
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Elmo graciously shares the stage with a cast of players who will not only delight youngsters but will come as sweet relief to grown-ups.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    It's a clear-eyed, unsentimental portrait and indelible for that very reason.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    So understatedly good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Romance, intrigue and old-fashioned movie glamour make a dazzling return in Girl on the Bridge, Patrice Leconte's sumptuous love story with a razor-sharp edge.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Winterbottom ("Welcome to Sarajevo," "Go Now") has filmed Wonderland with a hand-held 16 millimeter camera, lending the production an air of scrappy immediacy that is often arrestingly at odds with Michael Nyman's overheated musical score.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A glamorous, alluring entertainment that revels in the artifice of Hollywood while exposing its corrupt heart, L.A. Confidential pays stylish homage to some of the great film noirs of the distant and recent past.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Possesses memorable portrayals of thoroughly original characters and draws a beguilingly bleak portrait of its Rhode Island settings.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    An absorbing glimpse not only at the phenomenon of punk rock but also at British social history and the rock star mystique.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A wonderfully complex character at the center of a gratifyingly satisfying yarn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Shower makes for a lovely and poignant journey.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A bawdy, brainy sex comedy geared toward smart people with a sophomoric streak.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    It's the talk...and the extraordinarily expressive faces of those who do the talking, that accounts for its engrossing, enchanting powers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    With a wistful look at the wages of ambition and the failure of promise, Wonder Boys finally celebrates self-awareness, ending on a muted, quietly moving note of triumph.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    John Turturro's farce about life and theater that is by turns elegant and bawdy, but always transfixing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Filled with so much heartbreaking beauty, Bringing Out the Dead might be best described as an artist's sketchbook, a series of tableaux and ideas that provide a telling glimpse of a director whose work is always evolving.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Arrives as a balm to seared adult psyches that have endured all manner of assaults at the multiplex this season.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    These guys are funny.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Smith shows the grasp of character and offbeat humor that really registered in "Clerks," and a subtler mastery of film fluidity and professionalism than anything in the cheesy, amateurish "Mallrats."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Sets up a mood of tensile suspense from the beginning and never lets it go.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A murder caper that could have been written by Agatha Christie during a pub-crawl.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Crammed, cheek to jowl, with bleak moments, high hopes, sweetness and naked emotion.