For 1,302 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Toy Story 2
Lowest review score: 0 Splice
Score distribution:
1,302 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Bland, workmanlike and instantly forgettable.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    It leaves audiences in a limbo every bit as torturous as the one the protagonist is in.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    It's a film within a film about a film within a film, and seems to lose layers of authenticity with each iteration, finally becoming a profoundly alienating experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Funny Games condescends to its audience like a pretentious, preachifying graduate student in post-modernism. It would help us out of the cultural quagmire we're drowning in, if only we could understand its highly convoluted and exclusive language. [29 May 1998, p.1E]
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    A hackneyed psycho-sexual thriller with enough awkwardly executed Hitchcock references to qualify as a bad DePalma knock-off.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    A tired piece of hackery, made only slightly less distasteful by a couple of inspired moments from supporting player Alan Cumming.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Fanaro's script never really hones in on the concept's potential.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Just another tepid entry into this year's Death-as-Turn-On Sweepstakes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Ultimately groans under the weight of its own quiet gorgeousness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Aimless and unfocused.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Unlike other movies about unpleasant characters, "In the Company of Men," for example, Chuck & Buck doesn't have that sharp observational edge.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Lowbrow humor is one thing...but Love Stinks sinks the bar beyond comprehension.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    A mean-hearted, ham-handed and gratuitous effort to exploit it's teenage audience's conviction that, underneath it all, their teachers really. do hate them.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Goes straight to hell, and in this case it is its own handbasket.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    This dialogue isn't helped by two actors who look terrific but can barely choke out a word that sounds remotely authentic or spontaneous.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Indeed, Scream is better than the average slasher film, as its advertisers insist. And, indeed, it is probably Wes Craven's best film, as they also insist. But that is a little like saying the pimple on the left side of your nose is "better" than the pimple on the right side.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    With its incomprehensible plot, flat visual style and indecipherably mixed messages (violence is good; no, wait, violence is bad!), this movie seems chiefly to be an excuse to sell even more trading cards.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    It's as if the book itself has been locked up and institutionalized, forced to conform to a system that all but obliterates its own unique personality.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    The less said the better.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Catherine Breillat's pretentious, meandering, self-indulgent portrait of a libidinously deprived young woman is nothing more than pornography tricked out as feminist parable.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    How can we make the entire movie disappear?
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    As ugly, excessive and vulgar as "The Usual Suspects" was stylish, subtle and suave.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    The biggest sin of Sex and the City 2 is its lack of beauty. It's garish when it should be sumptuous, tacky when it should be luxe, wafer-thin when it should be whip-smart and sophisticated.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    A film that reduces everything and everyone in its well-worn path to a pretentious trope and, in its final Grand Guignol moments, high camp.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Grown Ups finds Sandler reverting to lunkheaded, lazy-laff form.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    An egregiously unfunny enterprise.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Haphazardly conceived, phlegmatically paced, lazily filmed and punctuated with gratuitous moments of sexual and scatological slapstick.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Even amid the hit-and-miss broadsides and laugh-free longueurs that comprise most of The Dictator, Cohen's acute hypocrisy-detector keeps on ticking, if barely.

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