For 1,274 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Captain Phillips
Lowest review score: 0 Let's Be Cops
Score distribution:
1,274 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    First-time director Anne Sewitsky may intend Happy, Happy as a Chekhovian chamber piece or romantic bagatelle, but her smugness about racism - and her glib symbolic resolution of the conflicts she raises - suggests an ambition that far outstrips her ability, at least for now.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    An overlong, visually incoherent, mean-spirited and often just plain awful Spider-Man 3.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    All of it makes for a rollicking, outsize tale of overweening ambition and palace intrigue, but J. Edgar instead plays it safe in a turgid, back-and-forth series of tableaux that look as if they were filmed from behind a scrim soaked in weak tea.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    A strange little movie. Unsure whether it wants to be a quirky, sad-eyed indie pixie or a brassy, raunchy broad, it veers uneasily between the two, never quite settling into a comfortable or recognizable groove.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Heights is nothing more than a second-rate version of several much better movies, all of which are available on DVD and video.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Sadly, the filmmakers haven't given viewers enough context or information about their protagonist to know whether he's utterly free or utterly unmoored -– or to care very much either way.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Even amid the hit-and-miss broadsides and laugh-free longueurs that comprise most of The Dictator, Cohen's acute hypocrisy-detector keeps on ticking, if barely.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    It's a bloated, shockingly tedious trudge that manages to look both overproduced and unforgivably cheesy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    An uninteresting take on a tired formula that is only occasionally funny and usually pretty gross.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It's in these vignettes that Away We Go begins to feel less like an authentic exploration of identity than a condemnation of the very community the couple pretends to crave. No one, it turns out, is good enough for Burt and Verona.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    That Winterbottom has delivered a dud makes Trishna all the more disappointing, a rare unsatisfying swerve from an otherwise reliably provocative career.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    It's a curio, ripe with dreamy atmospherics and intriguing mysteries, but little else.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    For all of The Equalizer’s overkill, Washington retains an admirable air of seriousness, embodying McCall as a believable figure of purity and protection, even when he’s going after his opponents with methodical, thoughtfully choreographed sadism.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Has all the energy and spontaneity of a bowl of waxed fruit. If watching "Dogtown and Z-Boys" was tantamount to witnessing history itself, watching "Lords of Dogtown," which Peralta wrote, feels more like watching a stiff, meticulously choreographed reenactment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    There's less here than meets the eye, not to mention the ear, nose, tongue and fingertip.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Sylvia plays it safe, and in doing so it becomes little more than just another domestic melodrama devoid of life and, of all things, poetry.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    Offers jaw-dropping visuals, but its troubling images of violence may cause this revolutionary effort to miss the evolutionary boat.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 55 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    Snyder tries to up the spectacle ante with ever more explosions, crashes, thermal blasts, topological realignments, gunfire and mano-a-mano fistfights. But the result is a punishing sense of diminishing returns and a genre that has finally reached the point of mayhem-induced exhaustion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Yes
    It's a bold exercise, an interesting experiment, but a movie it ain't.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    Dark Shadows doesn't know where it wants to dwell: in the eerie, subversive penumbra suggested by its title or in playful, go-for-broke camp.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    At once listless and overheated, giddy and utterly zipless, the current incarnation lacks not just the savoir-faire of its stylish predecessor but also the sex appeal.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    2 Guns feels like it’s all been done before, whether by John Woo, Michael Bay or any number of their CGI-happy clones.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    A jagged little pill of a movie from baby boomer avatar Edward Zwick.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    Michael Caine delivers a stunning performance in Harry Brown, a rancid little revenge fantasy that probably doesn't deserve him.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Belabored, ostentatious, overlong behemoth.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    An exercise in vanity, indulgence and a startling degree of shallowness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Seems fatally out of tune, with every staged encounter falling as flat as the protagonist's hot-ironed bob.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The film would be insufferable if it weren't for the total sincerity and commitment of its players.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Never manages to achieve the balance between authenticity and eccentricity.