For 1,377 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 Orphan
Score distribution:
1,377 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    The film serves not only as a mesmerizing escape into another world, but also a compelling, compassionate deep dive into human frailty and self-deception.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    In providing audiences a chance to bear witness to unspeakable suffering as well as dazzling defiance and human dignity, Sissako has created a film that’s a privilege to watch.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Seymour: An Introduction gives viewers a soaring, sublime and enduringly meaningful glimpse of a man who is undoubtedly the real thing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    It’s difficult to make a visually dynamic movie about people listening. But that’s precisely what Pohlad has done with both sensitivity and audaciousness, on the one hand attuning his protagonist to the music of the spheres, and on the other bearing witness to his deepest isolation and sadness.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    This is that rare movie that transcends its role as pure entertainment to become something genuinely cathartic, even therapeutic, giving children a symbolic language with which to manage their unruliest emotions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Amy
    [A] sensitive, superbly constructed, ultimately shattering documentary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Improbably, The End of the Tour doesn’t just sustain the audience’s interest in Wallace and Lipsky’s exchanges, arguments and moments of bonding, but invites us to care deeply about the men.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    One needn’t have first-person experience with, or even approve of, the extremes Minnie pursues to appreciate the honest, forthright way Heller and Powley present a journey that, stripped to its most basic emotional elements, is timeless and universal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Even at its most daft and infectiously ditzy, Mistress America is a sharp, aware and surpassingly kind portrait of the agony and ecstasy of becoming yourself.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Compulsion, self-deception and the slippery nature of evil are explored with fidelity and supreme control .
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    A thoroughly absorbing, even transfixing, journey to a future that may already be upon us.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    A movie that will endure.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    A wonderful thing to snuggle into, as full of heart and pep and innocence as the title character himself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Takes both its characters and the audience to the depths, but it's a journey Kidd redeems with wit and fluency and, ultimately, a deeply persistent humanism.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    A big, sexy, sun-splashed thrill ride, is what a summer movie ought to be: not totally mindless, but more interested in jangling your nerves than engaging your brain.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    A stirring, emotionally galvanizing film, not only due to its shattering subject matter but thanks to Mullan's spot-on eye for casting and fluid, uncoercive style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Small, quiet movie that imperceptibly takes its viewers by their throats and doesn't let go
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Outstanding entertainment for little ones but just as rewarding for their adult companions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Ten
    Kiarostami has been hailed as the premier humanist filmmaker at work in a larger Iranian cinematic renaissance, and all his formal signatures are on view here -- the small, intimate canvas, the loose, improvised air of the performances, the absence of an authoritarian directorial hand.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    A movie of technical skill and rare depth of intellect and feeling.

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