For 1,068 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Lincoln
Lowest review score: 0 The Babysitters
Score distribution:
1,068 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    This mishmash of styles, genres and tonal shifts makes for a dizzying pastiche best described in terms of the many movies it references throughout its nearly 2 1/2-hour running time, from “Little Big Man,” Buster Keaton’s “The General” and the Monument Valley-set canon of John Ford to “Dead Man,” “Rango” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Even though it earns an R rating for profanity and some risque material, it’s too meek and mild-mannered to qualify as brave, or even slyly subversive.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    The most objectionable thing about Only God Forgives isn’t that it’s shocking or immoral, but that it’s so finally, fatally dull.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    For all its playfulness, the new RoboCop can’t help but lack the novelty of the original’s jolting mixture of dumb-smart irony and visceral pulp.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    When the film isn’t sloppily directed, it’s a series of lazy filmmaking tics, including fetishistic slow-motion shots of blood, water and sweat, as well as sundry dismemberments, impalings and decapitations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The good news might be that Huppert wasn't available for Alias Betty, but the bad news is that it didn't stop France from exporting yet one more cold, pretentious, thoroughly dislikable study in sociopathy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    An exercise in vanity, indulgence and a startling degree of shallowness.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The wanton fabulistas of Party Monster are as boring and insignificant as the very "normals and drearies" they so contemptuously deride.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    To call Lawrence a poor man's Richard Pryor libels not just Pryor but also the 33 million Americans currently living under the poverty line.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    If you're looking for some good family interspecies entertainment, take the little ones to see "Stuart Little 2" again; in the meantime, you might want to crawl into your cave and sleep through this one.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The film would be insufferable if it weren't for the total sincerity and commitment of its players.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Both a snore and utter tripe.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The movie isn't only boring; it's troubling:
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    In this toxic tale of young psychopaths in love, the stylish, often stunning visuals are ultimately outmatched by the repellent protagonists at the story's center.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The most misguided, ill-conceived and lamentable film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    A grisly, depraved and wholly uninvolving exercise in empty mannerism.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    It's trivial and narcissistic and ultimately rather sordid.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Anemic, pretentious.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    In this case, the adage would go something like "material, material, material," also known as the Nicolas Cage Rule: Good acting can't overcome bad taste.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    If its made-for-TV sensibility explains its chaotically blobby shooting style, it doesn't clarify a plot so painfully padded that it looks for laughs in strange digressive asides regarding bratwurst and coffee.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Has all the energy and spontaneity of a bowl of waxed fruit. If watching "Dogtown and Z-Boys" was tantamount to witnessing history itself, watching "Lords of Dogtown," which Peralta wrote, feels more like watching a stiff, meticulously choreographed reenactment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Visually undistinguished, narratively inert, populated by a cast of charmless child actors, "Sharkboy and Lavagirl," with any luck will fade quickly from theaters, memories and Rodriguez's own Things to Do Today list.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    If you find yourself at "The Island" I have only three words of advice: Vote yourself off.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    It's lewd, crude and socially irredeemable.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The tale grows only more toxic with time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    This overproduced romantic comedy doesn't even qualify as fluff; it's flat, featureless plastic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    This lurid celebration of shock, schlock and the shamelessly perverse finds the 67-year-old grandfather of torture porn scraping the bottom of his admittedly limited creative barrel.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Predictable, lazy and as overprocessed as Kate Hudson's hair, this thoroughly joyless movie also possesses a deep nasty streak, making it loathsome when it might have been merely annoying.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Much of what's offensive and insufferable about All About Steve can be laid at the feet of screenwriter Kim Barker, best known for inflicting "License to Wed" on the world. Why do these people still earn obscene amounts of money churning out dreck? And why do stars like Bullock keep paying them?
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Ann Hornaday
    A depraved, incoherent, instantly disposable piece of hackery.