For 1,283 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Stories We Tell
Lowest review score: 0 Splice
Score distribution:
1,283 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    At its core, this clever, wrenching, profound story underscores the tenacity of faith in the face of unfathomable cruelty. Evil may be good, story-wise. But virtue, at its most tested and tempered, is even better.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The warmth that courses through American Hustle makes it irresistible, with Russell’s affection for his characters and his sharp-eyed evocation of their recessionary times, honoring their struggle, however dishonest, rather than denigrating it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    A compelling, complex, confounding film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    In the capable hands of these fine filmmakers and actors, even its most bitter observations about life and aging are nearly always reliably balanced by moments of warmth, understanding and out-and-out screwball humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    With long, quiet takes in which he simply observes Johansson wordlessly taking in the world around her, Glazer infuses the everyday modern world with a surpassing sense of strangeness and doom.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    There are as many awkward, discomfiting sequences in Obvious Child as there are interludes of genuine fun and romance. The result is a movie that feels risky and forgiving and, despite its traditional rom-com contours, refreshingly new.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    In Myers’s capable hands, and with a powerful, vanity-free performance by Monaghan, Fort Bliss joins “Coming Home” and “The Best Years of Our Lives” as a movie deeply in sync, not just with the military characters it depicts, but also with the civilian world that awaits them with such confoundingly mixed messages.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Citizenfour isn’t just a useful primer in the civil liberties and consent issues his disclosures raised. It humanizes a man who almost immediately became controversialized as a naive, self-important desk jockey or, worse, a handmaiden to terrorists everywhere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The kind of movie that gives mainstream Hollywood star vehicles a good name.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    McTeer delivers a messily cheerful performance as a woman who thinks nothing of brushing her teeth with beer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The Cider House Rules is about many things -- chance, passivity, free will and self-invention -- but ultimately it comes back to Larch, who emerges as a toweringly noble figure even in his weakest moments.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Well worth the wait.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Accomplishes a delicate balancing act, that of entertaining the audience with the thrills and adventure of the Andrea Gail's final journey.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The movie's best moments belong to Bill Murray,
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Absorbing, artfully executed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    It gets under your skin and into your head, and you don't want it to leave.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    A grand, sweeping nostalgia trip that evokes the sickness of an era even as it tries to find its essential humanity.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Taymor conjures images that are as indelible as they are wordlessly articulate.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The movie is, to borrow Rob's phrase, unassailably cool.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The conventional and the cliche are slam-dunked in favor of a fresh, authentic take on passion, ambition and coming of age.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Hard to take in its particulars.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The only thing missing from this rich production is an emotional charge, which Highsmith could create on the page but which Minghella doesn't quite capture on screen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Dense, ironic and thoroughly engrossing caper melodrama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    (Penn)'s is a lovely, soulful performance in a movie that manages to imbue tragedy with just the right grace note of insouciance -- a movie worthy of Woody Allen himself.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A gorgeous and surprisingly profound meditation on a place and its people.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    An absorbing primer in one of the most fascinating chapters in American social history.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Late Marriage is a closely observed, somewhat funny, ultimately very sad movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Ravishing, often entrancing paean to a pastime that has hooked more than its share of hard-core addicts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A smart, absorbing, often exhilarating documentary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Dworkin, having led viewers so deeply into her subjects' lives, resists coercing them into any pat conclusions. We're left to wonder about Love and Diane -– and root for them -– on our own.