For 1,272 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Frances Ha
Lowest review score: 0 Undiscovered
Score distribution:
1,272 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A movie marred by a flaccid script, listless pacing, a plethora of cutesy-poo gags and Ray Romano.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A nasty, formulaic and unforgivably obvious procedural.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    As little as there is to recommend in Scooby-Doo 2, it must be noted that the human cast has done an uncanny job of inhabiting their two-dimensional characters.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The effect isn't just frenetic, unfunny and dull. It's kind of creepy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A movie that sags and drags under the weight of poor pacing, execrable writing and largely unlikable characters.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Bland, workmanlike and instantly forgettable.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It wants us to believe that being popular and getting the cutest guy in school really is the key to happiness. Like, how totally last century is that?
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Dragged down by a paper-thin story, the predictable number of fight scenes executed at equally predictable intervals and stock, unmemorable characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    An extraordinary collective act of moral and physical courage is relegated to a backdrop for a mushy, synthetic family melodrama.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Never manages to achieve the balance between authenticity and eccentricity.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Attal, who resembles a young Robert De Niro, seems as addled as a director as his character is as a husband, throwing all manner of distractions onto the screen in order to divert the audience.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    But by the time Willis's character saves this considerably long day, it's filmgoers who will no doubt feel like prisoners, as a movie that promises to be a taut nail-biter devolves into the kind of silly, overblown climax parodied so beautifully by Robert Altman in "The Player."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It feels like a retread of several better movies, with a nastier, more bitter edge.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    This romantic melodrama ... doesn't even get to first base.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Indeed it looks as if this otherwise straight-to-video endeavor, which was made in 2003, is being released only to cash in on Bernal's of-the-moment-ness in Hollywood.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A predictable and outlandishly contrived take on the Pygmalion myth.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    For all its stylishness, verve and moments of visual poetry, the relentlessly punishing slapstick and overall cruel tone left me cold.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    In reality, Eros is a letdown, a collection of bagatelles that, with one exception, fails to live up to its promise.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    As a director, Solondz seems to have his own locked-in fate -- to favor caricature over compassion -- and his movies are the worse for it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Whether it's the sight of Reynolds squeezed painfully into a football uniform or the endless footballs-to-the-crotch and tired gay jokes, The Longest Yard has the feeling of mutton dressed as lamb.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Regardless of the cute little hats and clam-diggers she wears, it's impossible to believe Kidman as a breathless ingenue; that relentless drive and steely Kidmanesque determination keep jutting through the cotton in flinty, sharp-edged shards.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Yes
    It's a bold exercise, an interesting experiment, but a movie it ain't.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Dark, dank, damp, grim, dingy and dour, Dark Water is a tasteful but unremitting bummer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The satirical edge has been dulled in a film that is dominated, and ultimately swamped, by its star's mannered, pixilated performance.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    9 Songs inadvertently proves just how limited experimentation for its own sake can be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Outlandish, uneven, preposterous and often maddeningly morbid.