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 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Man on the Moon
Lowest review score: 0 End of Days
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 156
  2. Negative: 38 out of 156
156 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    Suffused with a sophomoric sensibility that belies its more serious underpinnings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    There is undeniable power in Magnolia, in which small moments of truth are given epic gravitas, not just by Anderson's adroit cinematic style (no one's camera is more restless or inquisitive), but by the wisdom and compassion of the characters he creates.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Builds slowly but passionately, not dancing to some Hollywood tune, but finding its characters where they are and letting them be who they are.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    An engaging yarn and a moving character study, but it's also a sweet, sad glimpse of everyone's future.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Fairly bursts with the exuberance and youthful energy that must have attended its creation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Almodovar has created an ecstatic homage to the women who have inspired him all his life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A kinetically charged gridiron drama that is enormous fun to watch.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A bawdy, brainy sex comedy geared toward smart people with a sophomoric streak.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    A lively, compulsively watchable but ultimately sobering film about the men who make their living off prostitution.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Shower makes for a lovely and poignant journey.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    So understatedly good.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Aside from Lillard, the stand-out here is Cook, who plays a new breed of post-feminist Cinderella with a convincing mix of seriousness and vulnerability (although just once, it would be nice if Cinderella could keep her glasses on and still be beautiful). With her doe eyes and peaches-and-organic-yogurt complexion, Cook resembles a young Winona Ryder (if that's possible), right down to the appealing blend of sweetness and self-assurance. [29 Jan 1999: 1E]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Von Trier has assembled a fearless troupe of gifted actors - especially Jorgensen - to explore the outer reaches of human cruelty and vulnerability.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    A bland also-ran in a post-"Sopranos" universe.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Its mood of ennui and dread will haunt long after its title character's beaming grin has faded.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    It's not meant to be scary. It's meant to be Disney -- a fun and warm children's fantasy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Depends on breezy attitude and effortless delivery for its success.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    A carefully conceived and earnest movie that announces its many points just a bit too carefully and earnestly.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Kasdan has assembled a stellar cast of supporting players to lend this low-key tale some interest.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    This isn't your father's Stuart Little, but youngsters will be delighted. Mostly.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    The story's more sober elements are regularly leavened by hip visual flourishes and even some quiet comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    As earnest as the performances are, something seems to be lost in the translation.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Ends up being more about her hair (Meg Ryan's) than anything else.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Almereyda has done a splendid job of rendering Hamlet as expressive visually as it is verbally.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Has a sweetness to it that's irresistible, and its techno, trance and jungle soundtrack is as infectious and hypnotic as a contact high.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Can be recommended even if just for the presence of Elaine May, who turns in her most charmingly ditzy performance since "A New Leaf."