For 1,281 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: 62
Highest review score: 100 Fruitvale Station
Lowest review score: 0 Tideland
Score distribution:
1,281 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    It testifies to art's vitality and endurance, despite its marketers' -- and sometimes even its makers' -- efforts to the contrary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    May well wind up being the smartest bonehead comedy of the summer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Blessedly free of the self-righteous histrionics and sentimentality that so often cheapen powerful personal stories.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    The Cortez family flies into action with the same testy family dynamics, silly humor and cool gadgetry that animated the first Spy Kids.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Kwietniowski has managed to create a surprisingly engrossing and suspenseful narrative without resorting to cosmetics, melodrama or hype.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Antic, puzzling and disturbing film.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Preserves and resuscitates the hard-boiled genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Spielberg's dark side may not be where everyone wants to live, but it's somehow encouraging to know that he has one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A true original, thanks to some memorable characters, an engaging story and a thrilling classical soundtrack.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A bummer, but one that manages to stick to its depraved convictions until the strange and bitter end.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    It's a gentle, surprising little movie whose rewards lie in what its characters don't say as much as in what they do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Riveting, gracefully constructed film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Lee has created that rarity in filmmaking: a movie we need, right now.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    An exhilarating ride.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Pirates of the Caribbean moves easily from sunny 18th-century seafaring adventure to creepy zombie flick and back again.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    An absorbing and inspiring portrait of two musicians whose unerring sense of what's right -- both artistically and ethically -- has not just held them in good stead but driven their particular brand of success.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Isn't everyone's cup of tea -- as the Polishes admit in a clever bit of critical preemption -- but it possesses an undeniable, haunting grandeur.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Proves to be a whiz-bang kick in the pants.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Smart, silly, splenetic and a bit smug, it's a movie that might put a viewer's teeth on edge were it not for its winning lead performances.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Efficient, precise, carefully calibrated and terrifically entertaining.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Belongs, wholly and completely, to Clarkson, who delivers Joy's mordant asides and withering observations with a flawless balance of tartness and vulnerability.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    The film leaves viewers with the sad, even tragic sense that his legacy would have been more profound had he gotten out of his own way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A movie that, in the story of one man dying, shows us all how to live.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Still, it's difficult to hold his whoppers against him. In creating characters of such spirit and life, and in imagining such a vibrant, imaginative homage to the transformative powers of love, Kramer, more than most, has earned the right to push his luck.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A movie suffused with a warm glow of nostalgia for times and music and movies gone by.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Imbued with a greater degree of psychological darkness than before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Moormann deserves credit, not only for choosing a wonderful and deserving subject for a film, but for doing him proud.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    The ending is enormously satisfying and moving.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Reproducing every bruise, blowup and body-check and getting right up on the ice and into the fray, the movie brings the audience back to 1980 with bone-crunching verisimilitude.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    What makes Wilbur worth watching are its smaller bits: Mads Mikkelsen's hilarious performance as a taciturn psychiatrist and Julia Davis's equally funny portrayal of a needy group therapy counselor.