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

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Drive
Lowest review score: 0 Zoolander 2
Score distribution:
1466 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Plays less like a novel re-imagining of a classic if campy narrative than a drearily self-conscious exercise in Know Your Film References.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    G
    For anyone to enjoy this starchy, contrived exercise in vanity and product placement, it's best not to have read the book. In fact, it's best not to have read ANY book.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Yes
    It's a bold exercise, an interesting experiment, but a movie it ain't.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Doesn't orchestrate the scares with much finesse.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Has the tired, over-baked feeling of a script that never quite worked but was tinkered with until every ounce of spontaneity or life was hammered out of it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It's piddling -- a hangdog little comedy with not enough laughs...its spirit rattles around inside it like a marble in an oil drum.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Two-hour exercise in chaotic action and coarse, annoyingly coy sexuality.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Outlandish, uneven, preposterous and often maddeningly morbid.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    One part Joseph Campbell hero quest, one part multi-culti morality tale, one part live-action "Flintstones" cartoon, 10,000 B.C. is finally every part just plain nuts, from a hike featuring more ecosystems than an Al Gore documentary to a wacky climax set amid pyramids that -- you'll e-mail me if I'm wrong -- wouldn't have been built for another 7,000 years or so.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Winds up answering the question of what "Shrek" hath wrought, and between its plastic-looking visuals and cynical attitude, the news isn't good. Lacking the genuine wit and humanism of that film and any number of forebears, this one deserves its dumpin'.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Should have been a smart bit of cinematic froth but instead sinks like an overworked souffle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Never gels into the smart, tightly orchestrated cat-and-mouse game that it promises to be.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    What the filmmakers try to play for laughs -- a mom and her daughters chatting about orgasms while shoe shopping -- isn't funny, it's creepy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The frightening myths about adoption that run through Like Mike make even its happiest endings a little bit creepy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A singularly vulgar piece of work.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    An overlong, visually incoherent, mean-spirited and often just plain awful Spider-Man 3.
    • 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
    By the film's self-congratulatory final shot, Stevie has become less a portrait of a sorry young man's difficult life than the story of auteurist arrogance and self-deception run amok.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    One part historical drama and one part futuristic adventure, Timeline resembles a "Star Trek" episode by way of "Scooby-Doo."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Never manages to achieve the balance between authenticity and eccentricity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It evokes a warmed-over Fox TV special.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Seems fatally out of tune, with every staged encounter falling as flat as the protagonist's hot-ironed bob.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A predictable and outlandishly contrived take on the Pygmalion myth.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Chances are, after they've passed the two-hour mark, viewers will share the same collective, if unspoken, wish: Go, Speed Racer. Go.

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