For 1,336 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The English Patient
Lowest review score: 0 The Babysitters
Score distribution:
1,336 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    If Mystic River is just a bit overplayed, a tad too highly pitched, it still resonates with grief and fury and feeling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    A movie that throws out the rules with audacity, assurance and admirable moral seriousness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Gets viewers inside these tense, emotional and occasionally terrifying events with immediacy and, given the confusion of the time, remarkable clarity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Has Blanchett and Jones to its credit. To watch them is to take in two of the screen's greatest natural wonders.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Chomet's vision is singularly strange and somber, and one of enormous originality and promise.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    For an agonizing and ultimately transcendent cinematic portrait of sacrifice, love and saving grace, audiences need look no further than this unpretentious and deeply moving film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    The greatness of The Battle of Algiers lies in its ability to embrace moral ambiguity without succumbing to it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Ingenious, exhilarating, funny and profound.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Surprisingly smart, graphically faithful live-action adaptation of the Mike Mignola series
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    The movie, a lyrical blend of documentary and fiction filmmaking techniques, offers a bold example of the rewards of crossing boundaries -- stylistic, cultural, temporal and even commercial.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Harbors some indelibly arresting images and characters whose stories, even at their most superficial, manage to be authentically inspiring.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    A gripping, deeply moving film
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    A delirious piece of pop ephemera.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    If Kelly felt it necessary to add the new material, that's all to the good. It just means there's more to love.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    The heart of Million Dollar Baby lies in the core relationships among Frankie, Maggie and Scrap, friendships so pure, so genuine, so authentic that it takes actors of Eastwood's, Swank's and Freeman's caliber to sell them in this otherwise cynical world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Magnificent.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    As much as any earnest historical drama, Secret Ballot serves as an eloquent argument for civic life, showing its human elements to be no less flawed for being so necessary.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    The kids in Nobody Knows are most decidedly not crazy, and we come to care for them to an almost excruciating degree.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    The performances are accomplished, but the real star of Hustle & Flow is Brewer, a playwright who has written and directed a few other movies but who is effectively making a breathtaking national debut here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Despite all of Van Sant's narrative feints and coy protestations, the audience is left with one searing memory after seeing Last Days, and that memory is of Cobain. Was he, as Gordon's character suggests at one point, simply a rock-and-roll cliche? Or was he a visionary genius, as the name of Pitt's character implies?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Manages to be one of the genuinely fresh discoveries of the summer, a little gem that deserves to become a big sleeper hit.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Gromit's every facial move -- every grimace, scowl, eye-roll and glance askance -- is sublime.
    • Washington Post
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    A small, self-contained gem of incisive writing, superb acting and rich, expressive visuals.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Koltai is an accomplished, Oscar-nominated cinematographer (for 2000's "Malena"), and Fateless is meticulously composed and shot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Extraordinary on many levels...because Mountain Patrol instead becomes what might be the first Chinese conservationist spaghetti western ever made.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    United 93 unfolds with the terrible inevitability of a modern-day "Battle of Algiers," with Greengrass exerting superb control of tone, structure and pace...United 93 may be the best movie I ever hated.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Shot through with cheeky wit and hilarious musical numbers by the aforementioned slugs, Flushed Away features an eye-popping boat chase through London's watery nether regions, as well as the winning vocal talent of Kate Winslet, Bill Nighy and Ian McKellen, doing his best Sydney Greenstreet. Well done!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Mafioso may have been made in another era, but it stands as a classy, even radical rebuke to the film school posers who keep recycling the same tired gangster tropes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    The news is good for Bridge to Terabithia fans. The beloved children's book has not just survived but thrived in its adaptation to the screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Turns out to be not just rude, crude and outrageously funny but a deceptively sophisticated meditation on moral agency -- with pot jokes!

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