For 1,302 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Descendants
Lowest review score: 0 Orphan
Score distribution:
1,302 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    A mean-hearted, ham-handed and gratuitous effort to exploit it's teenage audience's conviction that, underneath it all, their teachers really. do hate them.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    Brain-softener.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    McCarthy’s willingness to go to the mat notwithstanding, it’s viewers who are likely left feeling punched in the gut.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    With its incomprehensible plot, flat visual style and indecipherably mixed messages (violence is good; no, wait, violence is bad!), this movie seems chiefly to be an excuse to sell even more trading cards.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    Regardless of the cute little hats and clam-diggers she wears, it's impossible to believe Kidman as a breathless ingenue; that relentless drive and steely Kidmanesque determination keep jutting through the cotton in flinty, sharp-edged shards.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A predictable and outlandishly contrived take on the Pygmalion myth.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    As little as there is to recommend in Scooby-Doo 2, it must be noted that the human cast has done an uncanny job of inhabiting their two-dimensional characters.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    One part Joseph Campbell hero quest, one part multi-culti morality tale, one part live-action "Flintstones" cartoon, 10,000 B.C. is finally every part just plain nuts, from a hike featuring more ecosystems than an Al Gore documentary to a wacky climax set amid pyramids that -- you'll e-mail me if I'm wrong -- wouldn't have been built for another 7,000 years or so.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 37 Ann Hornaday
    Safe Haven is one of those Valentine’s Day confections that satisfy your sweet tooth until you get to their weird, off-putting center. The problem with movies is that you can’t put them back in the box.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Ann Hornaday
    Idiotic, ugly and ridiculous.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A movie marred by a flaccid script, listless pacing, a plethora of cutesy-poo gags and Ray Romano.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    The movie isn't only boring; it's troubling:
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    What it possesses in heart and goodwill, it sorely lacks in narrative skill and artistic depth.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    An egregiously unfunny enterprise.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    The effect isn't just frenetic, unfunny and dull. It's kind of creepy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    It wants us to believe that being popular and getting the cutest guy in school really is the key to happiness. Like, how totally last century is that?
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    Both a snore and utter tripe.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A stunningly inert piece of cinema, a movie that basically boils down to serial shots of people talking to each other.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ann Hornaday
    A piece of holiday cheese that even Harry & David wouldn't touch.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    As this sloppy, scattered, utterly synthetic piece of Hollywood widgetry unspools, it becomes increasingly clear that the romantic tension at play exists mostly between the men in question.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    To call Lawrence a poor man's Richard Pryor libels not just Pryor but also the 33 million Americans currently living under the poverty line.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hornaday
    To his (Snipes) credit, there are few other stars who could breathe a degree of credibility into a film like The Art of War.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Ann Hornaday
    It's lewd, crude and socially irredeemable.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ann Hornaday
    Grown Ups finds Sandler reverting to lunkheaded, lazy-laff form.

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