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 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 0 Alone in the Dark
Score distribution:
1466 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    For all its gossamer, gauze, filigree and refinement, Cinderella drags when it should skip as lightly as its title character when she’s late getting home from the ball.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    A throwback to 1970s blaxploitation flicks, with a Latin accent, Illegal Tender would be a brassy, sassy guilty pleasure if it were more, well, pleasurable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Yi's self-regarding, ironic tone makes the whole thing feel like a setup, designed more as an indie-chic calling card than a sincere inquiry.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    A movie that feels written rather than lived; from "The Catcher in the Rye" to "Rushmore," it's a story we've seen in better versions before.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    A shaggy, baggy collegiate comedy that is less a coherent movie than a loosely assembled series of lewd jokes and punishing slapstick routines.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Trust the Man quickly begins to feel hopelessly derivative of other, better movies.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    If parents feel like they've seen much of Shorts before, its celebration of mayhem and restless, thrill-seeking vibe will absorb young viewers, especially as the boredom of late summer begins to set in.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    If anything, Fever Pitch will give Bosox fans one more chance to relive, in big-screen glory, those fleeting, flavorsome days.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    If Simon's desire to feed the better angels of our nature is admirable, it would be nice if he could do it with better movies.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    The look, style and smarts of A Walk Among the Tombstones seem like such a refreshingly toned-down departure from the outlandishness of Neeson’s “Taken” franchise that it’s all the more dismaying when the film shifts radically into a sadistic tableau of blood and gore.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Scrappy and unsubtle where "We Were Here" is elegant and nuanced, How to Survive a Plague isn't nearly as formally beautiful as its predecessor.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Elvis & Nixon makes for a diverting, often absurdly funny double portrait of two men engulfed by changes they can’t fathom, much less accept.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan are the nominal stars of First Sunday, but it's Katt Williams who steals the show in this by turns trite and mildly amusing B-comedy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Can a performance be too good? Meryl Streep disappears so uncannily into former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady that her performance overpowers the movie it's in - a perfectly executed triple axel that renders everything else just featureless ice.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Exerts an unmistakable appeal, thanks to an absorbing story and fine performances from Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Only fitfully funny, and it makes up for what it lacks in genuine humor by overdosing viewers with outrageous sexuality and outsize stereotypes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    A good as the performances are, and as dutiful as Nolan has been in preserving the Kane legacy in Batman Begins, there's something joyless about the enterprise.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Olympus Has Fallen at least possesses the frisson of timeliness amid otherwise hoary action-movie cliches.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Hello, My Name Is Doris is a weirdly off-plumb little movie, one that manages to be condescending and compassionate, knowing and blinkered, reassuring and unsettling all at the same time
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Despite its austere beauty, elegant triptych-like structure and faultlessly disciplined performances, Camille Claudel 1915 still raises more questions than it answers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Learning to Drive would be an entirely inert expedition were it not for Clarkson, who plays against Kingsley’s sentinel of propriety with her signature radiance and birdlike gracefulness.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    A slight, modestly funny comedy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    It's perfectly palatable family fare for a long weekend.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Intriguing, if uneven, thriller.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Ratner makes a hash of the story and characters his predecessor brought to such complex, sympathetic life, delivering a pumped-up exercise in mayhem, carnage and blunt-force trauma.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Reese Witherspoon paces and cries through Rendition in a performance that does as much a disservice to her talent as the movie does to the issues it raises.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Gone Girl may get the job done as a dutiful, deliberately paced procedural, but it never quite makes the splash it could have as a thoughtful, timely and thoroughly bracing plunge.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    A picaresque romance of self-discovery that delivers a near-constant flow of small delights until veering too far into screwball preposterousness.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    For all his creepy tendencies, Hitchcock is portrayed mostly sympathetically in Hitchcock, in which Sir Anthony Hopkins plays the corpulent British auteur with a combination of hauteur and playfulness.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Risen turns out to be an intriguing, if ultimately frustrating, retelling of the familiar story, here reconfigured as a detective procedural.

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