For 1,368 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Amy
Lowest review score: 0 End of Days
Score distribution:
1,368 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Artistically, You, Me and Dupree is a mess. Technically, it's an abomination. Spiritually, it's a void. Commercially, it'll probably be a big hit.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Gator never emerges as anything but a blatant and outspoken -- and virulently brutal -- jerk.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Another soundtrack-driven, disposable, not entirely objectionable teen movie.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A piece of holiday cheese that even Harry & David wouldn't touch.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    As a comic actor, Allen's palette is limited to varying degrees of beige. He is not only boring, he's obnoxious and narcissistic. Where's the ASPCA -- the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Audiences -- when you need 'em?
    • 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."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    An unsurprising, undistinguished piece of post-summer, pre-holiday detritus.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Unrelentingly grim, unremittingly gross and unforgivably unattractive, 28 Days Later is an orgy of troubling images and bestial sound effects.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Akin to watching a ring-tested champion punch far below his weight. What a comedown.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Somewhere on the incoherent pu pu platter that is Cameron Crowe’s Aloha, a nifty romantic comedy congeals and shrivels, inexplicably untouched.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Ultimately groans under the weight of its own quiet gorgeousness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    The less said the better.
    • 48 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    McCarthy’s willingness to go to the mat notwithstanding, it’s viewers who are likely left feeling punched in the gut.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    The November Man turns out to be the classic August movie: a triumph of competence over imagination and schlock over taste. Its highest value lies in reminding filmgoers that fall can’t come too soon.
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    As he proved with his misbegotten A Million Ways to Die in the West, MacFarlane is essentially a guy who’s gotten appallingly lucky on television. He exhibits zero proficiency in cinematic staging and no sense of pace.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    The Hangover Part II offers absolutely nothing new to fans of the first film. In fact, once the comfort of familiarity has worn off, they may well feel as baited-and-switched as the patrons of one of the sketchier clubs the boys visit.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    As ugly, excessive and vulgar as "The Usual Suspects" was stylish, subtle and suave.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Aimless and unfocused.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    A shapeless collection of encounters with Texas prison inmates and their victims, what could have been a well-aimed examination of the most troubling contradictions of capital punishment instead becomes a maudlin, unrestrained wallow.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    A dreary, dismally unfunny excuse for a romantic comedy.

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