For 1,377 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Marie Antoinette
Lowest review score: 0 Orphan
Score distribution:
1,377 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    As a director, Solondz seems to have his own locked-in fate -- to favor caricature over compassion -- and his movies are the worse for it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    A film that reduces everything and everyone in its well-worn path to a pretentious trope and, in its final Grand Guignol moments, high camp.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Could be filed under "wacky misfire."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Ann Hornaday
    Terribly tragic, terribly romantic and, ultimately, terribly, terribly dull.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    This calculatingly adorable coming-of-age tale has its delights — chiefly in a modest, endearing lead performance from Anton Yelchin and an amusing two-handed turn by Glenn Close and Frank Langella as his parents — but feels more constructed than lived.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    White House Down never quite seems to decide what kind of movie it wants to be, although by firepower alone it qualifies as this summer’s most cartoonishly bombastic exercise in sensory overload (so far).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    This overproduced romantic comedy doesn't even qualify as fluff; it's flat, featureless plastic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    Although Lee briefly engages in some fascinating ideas linking the vampire’s existence to cultural empowerment, preservation and survival, he squanders that potential in leaden soft-core cliches that usually wind up with him ogling the female form.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Dark, dank, damp, grim, dingy and dour, Dark Water is a tasteful but unremitting bummer.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It's piddling -- a hangdog little comedy with not enough laughs...its spirit rattles around inside it like a marble in an oil drum.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It's a remarkable, if appalling, spectacle of self-abasement. But of course, that's Sandler's specialty.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    This lurid celebration of shock, schlock and the shamelessly perverse finds the 67-year-old grandfather of torture porn scraping the bottom of his admittedly limited creative barrel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    For all its playfulness, the new RoboCop can’t help but lack the novelty of the original’s jolting mixture of dumb-smart irony and visceral pulp.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The stars of First Descent aren't particularly memorable, or even likable. At their worst, they come off as cocky, self-absorbed Peter Pans; at their best, they're sweet but shallow.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    It's as if the book itself has been locked up and institutionalized, forced to conform to a system that all but obliterates its own unique personality.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Even Strong's best efforts can't save John Carter from collapsing in on itself like a dead star.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Ann Hornaday
    Shouldn't fool viewers into thinking it's anything but a pseudo-artsy piece of tripe.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Should have been a smart bit of cinematic froth but instead sinks like an overworked souffle.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    In reality, Eros is a letdown, a collection of bagatelles that, with one exception, fails to live up to its promise.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    Writer-director Rupert Goold, here making his feature debut, fails to capture the chemistry and tonal complexity necessary to make this grim, often grisly tale anything more than a tragically lurid anecdote.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Ann Hornaday
    The promise of its premise is squandered all too soon in what becomes yet another tiresome exercise in the way-overworked zombie genre.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    Jack Reacher is a wildly ill-advised miscalculation, with Cruise's virtually unstoppable appeal butting uncomfortably against Reacher's alternately cocky and downright crude cynicism.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    The Zero Theorem doesn’t fully earn the elaborately conceived scaffolding on which its relatively tame ideas are hoisted.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    Anne Fletcher's lifeless comedy about an overbearing mother and her exasperated adult son, has no flawlessly delivered punch lines. It doesn't even have a hangnail.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    If you find yourself at "The Island" I have only three words of advice: Vote yourself off.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    As ugly, excessive and vulgar as "The Usual Suspects" was stylish, subtle and suave.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The two main characters are so shallow and self-involved -- not to mention the friends, family members and sundry apparatchiks they lug around with them -- that the two hours of Flannel Pajamas begin to feel like real time.

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