For 1,309 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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Lowest review score: 0 Let's Be Cops
Score distribution:
1,309 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    May not be "Fargo," but it nestles comfortably somewhere beneath that masterpiece and "Miller's Crossing," yet far above such forgettables as "The Ladykillers" and "Intolerable Cruelty."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    With composure so out of fashion these days in the public square, Steven Soderbergh's adamantly restrained The Informant! arrives like a cleansing tonic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    That rare, genuinely transporting movie that creates an alternate universe, invites the audience in and lets them sink ever deeper into its particular, sublime reverie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Even the most forced, artificial episodes in Funny People ring oddly true, because George's life -- the obscene wealth, the loneliness, the fame -- is odd. Perhaps not since "Sunset Boulevard" have the wages and eccentricities of celebrity been depicted with such tough, almost perverse honesty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Crackles right along, stopping only long enough for Scorsese's signature bursts of explosive violence. Those brawls feel a bit rote, but what's different here is a newfound playful humor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    See Food, Inc. after dinner, but see it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    If you can survive the F-bombs and the near-constant ethnic invective, Gran Torino is not to be missed, if only as the gutsy, thoroughly unexpected valedictory of an icon fully willing to spend every bit of his considerable capital.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Even the uninitiated will be hard-pressed to resist the movie's charms, from its likable leading players and its charming Dublin setting to its wistful take on modern love.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    All of the actors in Turtles Can Fly are nonprofessionals, and all bring electrifying authenticity and presence to their roles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    For its flaws, Blood Diamond is a gem, if only for being an unusually smart, engaged popcorn flick.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A crafty, swift, subtly stylish thriller.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    After delivering scene-stealing turns in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" Rudd claims the much-deserved spotlight in I Love You, Man, which in its own endearing way tweaks the very same male-bonding pieties that those movies made a fortune celebrating.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    This refreshing alternative to the usual potted biopic provides an absorbing look at a singular, steely determination as it was forged and annealed, long before it made itself known to the world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Engaging entertainment and a great work of art.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Has its share of surprises, especially in the performances of its two main players.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Quite simply, a beautiful film, in both form and content.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A startling portrayal of how the cycle of abuse plays itself out in the lives of its victims.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Despite Madagascar's formulaic tendencies, it's a formula that works, so parents are urged to sit back, relax and enjoy -- the kids surely will.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    For a gripping, thoroughly involving account of a flawed but inspiring real-life hero, audiences need look no further.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A wise, funny film about the little leaps of faith it takes to just get through the day.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A nifty piece of work -- with, by the way, a fantastic musical score and soundtrack -- that, if there's any justice in the movie world, will eventually earn a mystique all its own.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    With one foot planted in the world of comic book fantasy and the other firmly stuck in the grim realities of high school, this is one of those rare family films that truly work for the whole family, even if Mom and Pop might find themselves needing earplugs during some exceedingly long and loud passages.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Jarmusch manages to imbue banality with surprising beauty and humor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    What gradually comes into focus is a terrifying, appalling, infuriating cycle of exploitation and corruption.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A smart, marvelously drawn account of the bravery of homing pigeons during World War II.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Tells Yuri's story with the same bravado and stylishness as Scorsese at his finest, with bigger-than-life characters and situations splashing across the screen in breathtaking scale.
    • Washington Post
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    An engrossing, well-crafted story of a grave injustice avenged, hitting all the right notes of sympathy, outrage and, finally, relief.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    The beauty of Nine Lives is that its occasionally overlapping stories feel entirely unforced; Garcia's is a filmmaking style of rare lyricism, compassion and discretion.

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