For 1,070 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Princess and the Frog
Lowest review score: 0 Splice
Score distribution:
1,070 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    It's trivial and narcissistic and ultimately rather sordid.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    One of the weaknesses of The Sitter is that Hill doesn't develop much comic chemistry with the children.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    Director Scott Hicks lavishes good taste and sunsets on a story that - devoid of genuine tension, conflict or combustible chemistry between its two stars - just prettily sits there.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A retread of material already thoroughly plumbed by Martin Scorsese.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    So cheesy and cheap that it almost attains high camp.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Most of the humor in The Pink Panther derives from Martin's silly French accent, especially when he tries to pronounce the word "hamburger." But zat joke, she ees not funny. And The Pink Panther ees, how you say, ze real dog.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    As Crossing Over makes its patronizing points, by way of two-dimensional characters and billboarded plot points, it recalls other, better movies that dealt with the same subjects far more deftly.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    An unsurprising, undistinguished piece of post-summer, pre-holiday detritus.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Visually undistinguished, narratively inert, populated by a cast of charmless child actors, "Sharkboy and Lavagirl," with any luck will fade quickly from theaters, memories and Rodriguez's own Things to Do Today list.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    Adore at its core is a bore, nothing more.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Ann Hornaday
    Whether or not it's crucial for the gay community to have its own "Porky's" is a question for the ages; but please, not Another Gay Movie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    Don’t expect to see a great film, or even a very good one. Whether you discover a meaningful channel with which to continue your walk with the film’s protagonist, however, is strictly between you and your god.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    This mishmash of styles, genres and tonal shifts makes for a dizzying pastiche best described in terms of the many movies it references throughout its nearly 2 1/2-hour running time, from “Little Big Man,” Buster Keaton’s “The General” and the Monument Valley-set canon of John Ford to “Dead Man,” “Rango” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The movie winds up a casualty of schmaltzy, patronizing sentiment on the one hand and overweening ambition on the other.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A film that, in attempting to ridicule the Bush administration, finally just settles for being ridiculous itself.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It evokes a warmed-over Fox TV special.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    A grisly, depraved and wholly uninvolving exercise in empty mannerism.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    The most objectionable thing about Only God Forgives isn’t that it’s shocking or immoral, but that it’s so finally, fatally dull.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    If you're looking for some good family interspecies entertainment, take the little ones to see "Stuart Little 2" again; in the meantime, you might want to crawl into your cave and sleep through this one.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Chances are, after they've passed the two-hour mark, viewers will share the same collective, if unspoken, wish: Go, Speed Racer. Go.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    Conceived and directed by Madonna, W.E. is a gorgeous mess.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Ann Hornaday
    Why -- when there are so many funnier, smarter, more gifted performers who can't get arrested in Hollywood -- why, for the love of all that's good and holy, does Martin Lawrence get to keep making movies?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A boilerplate melodrama whose good guys and bad guys are so baldly drawn they could have been conceived by Friz Freleng.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Rarely has an actress exuded such blank nothingness as Simpson, a one-woman vapid delivery system who sucks the energy and joy out of every scene she's in, like some freakishly well-endowed black hole.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    John C. McGinley from "Scrubs" gets to strut some of his comic stuff as the deranged builder, but he's the only passable feature in a property that should be condemned.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Even though it earns an R rating for profanity and some risque material, it’s too meek and mild-mannered to qualify as brave, or even slyly subversive.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    The best thing about awkward moments, after all, is that they usually pass quickly. And, blessedly, just as swiftly forgotten.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The wanton fabulistas of Party Monster are as boring and insignificant as the very "normals and drearies" they so contemptuously deride.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    The film might take its name from poker subculture, but it lacks all the urgency, single-mindedness and swiftness that the title implies at its most literal. Runner Runner is a bummer. Bummer.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Ann Hornaday
    A special place in purgatory must be reserved for John Leguizamo, who produced and stars in The Babysitters, a loathsome slice of exploitation at its most cynical and crass.