For 1,466 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Holy Motors
Lowest review score: 0 Undiscovered
Score distribution:
1466 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The question is why the time, talent and treasure of such energetic and even gifted artists have been marshaled in such a disgusting and trivial genre exercise and what viewers are supposed to get out of it. Isn't life hard enough?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The fact that there's nothing wrong with it -- that there's nary a scenic detail or scrap of dialogue or performance that isn't utterly on the nose -- is precisely what's wrong with it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Pride and Glory would be risible if it weren't so reprehensible.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It feels like a retread of several better movies, with a nastier, more bitter edge.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It winds up being tuneless, unfunny and, despite its strenuous efforts, not terribly sexy.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Bland, workmanlike and instantly forgettable.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The effect isn't just frenetic, unfunny and dull. It's kind of creepy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    In a summer of surprisingly self-serious comic book movies" Lara Croft "stands out as being particularly humorless.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Traffics in nearly every trite cliche of the "colorful" South one can think of, from its pseudo-Gothic aesthetic to its overripe dialogue.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    What it possesses in heart and goodwill, it sorely lacks in narrative skill and artistic depth.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Rarely has an actress exuded such blank nothingness as Simpson, a one-woman vapid delivery system who sucks the energy and joy out of every scene she's in, like some freakishly well-endowed black hole.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    So cheesy and cheap that it almost attains high camp.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Watching Thurman's character "triumph" in a context as joyless and self-referential as Tarantino's is a soul-deadening experience, one that over two hours takes on the same dreary monotone as the cheapest pornography.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Not good enough to qualify as classic Gothic horror, not nearly fun enough to qualify as great B-movie camp.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The two main characters are so shallow and self-involved -- not to mention the friends, family members and sundry apparatchiks they lug around with them -- that the two hours of Flannel Pajamas begin to feel like real time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It's in these vignettes that Away We Go begins to feel less like an authentic exploration of identity than a condemnation of the very community the couple pretends to crave. No one, it turns out, is good enough for Burt and Verona.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A film that, in attempting to ridicule the Bush administration, finally just settles for being ridiculous itself.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The stars of First Descent aren't particularly memorable, or even likable. At their worst, they come off as cocky, self-absorbed Peter Pans; at their best, they're sweet but shallow.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Could be filed under "wacky misfire."
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A nasty, formulaic and unforgivably obvious procedural.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    May look good cavorting prettily on deck, but ultimately it deserves to walk the plank.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A movie marred by a flaccid script, listless pacing, a plethora of cutesy-poo gags and Ray Romano.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    An endless, virtually laugh-free pastiche of Aaron Sorkin by way of Aaron Spelling, Chasing Liberty features Mandy Moore trying so strenuously to be the next America's Sweetheart that she almost pops a vein.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A retread of material already thoroughly plumbed by Martin Scorsese.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    This romantic melodrama ... doesn't even get to first base.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Creepy, creepy, creepy -- and not in a good way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It's a remarkable, if appalling, spectacle of self-abasement. But of course, that's Sandler's specialty.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Heights is nothing more than a second-rate version of several much better movies, all of which are available on DVD and video.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The movie winds up a casualty of schmaltzy, patronizing sentiment on the one hand and overweening ambition on the other.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Until the last 20 minutes or so of Rock School, the actual playing, while often startlingly good, is kind of boring.

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