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 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Lowest review score: 0 Tideland
Score distribution:
1,274 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Qualifies as the most painful, poetic and improbably beautiful film of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    Magnificent.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    The movie is, to borrow Rob's phrase, unassailably cool.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Jarmusch manages to imbue banality with surprising beauty and humor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    May not be "Fargo," but it nestles comfortably somewhere beneath that masterpiece and "Miller's Crossing," yet far above such forgettables as "The Ladykillers" and "Intolerable Cruelty."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Ann Hornaday
    Smart, absorbing movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    If you think "Rocky" and "Raging Bull" define the alpha and omega of boxing movies, think again. David O. Russell's The Fighter proves there's still punch in the genre, especially when a filmmaker tells a familiar story in a brand-new way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Feisty, funny, fizzy and deeply wise, Enough Said sparkles within and without, just like the rare gem that it is.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Gives viewers a perceptive, deeply personal take on the timeless immigrant narrative, in which the most epic journey is finally one of self-discovery.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    It succeeds only fitfully. Toggling between Stark's impish goatee and Iron Man's full-metal body condom, and amid so many generic fireballs, kill shots and earsplitting thumps, bumps and crunches, the film finally collapses under its own weight.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    May be most valuable for its depiction of the strength of democratic ideals, even in the most precarious and contradictory of circumstances.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    In a World . . . is a lot of fun, reflecting Bell’s own obvious love of piquant paradox and the music of the spoken word. But it also has a sharply observant streak that makes it as nourishing as it is endearingly nutty.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Affliction turns the sound on with sudden, crystalline clarity, and echoes with the haunting power of a suppressed truth that has finally been released.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Life of Pi is spellbinding while it lasts. Lee's film can be appreciated as many things -- a post-Darwinian meditation on coexistence as the key to survival, a reflection on the spiritual nature of suffering and transcendence, a beguiling bait-and-switch on the vagaries of belief itself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hornaday
    Never lets viewers fully inside Erik and Paul's world, a reticence that isn't helped by the actors' fey, restrained-to-a-fault performances. That and a frustratingly episodic structure make what might have been a raw and inspiring portrait of commitment and boundaries a surprisingly uninvolving, arms-length enterprise. Keep the Lights On lets go just when it should be holding you tighter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    As a full-on celebration of beauty in all its forms, this gem of a contemporary melodrama invites viewers to plunge into a world of unerring taste and luxury, where even tragedy comes softly when it inevitably arrives.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    A near-masterpiece of a film set in the hothouse world of New York ballet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hornaday
    Low-key, sleek and sophisticated, Drive provides the visceral pleasures of pulp without sacrificing art. It's cool and smart. Some critics might even call it European.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    For an agonizing and ultimately transcendent cinematic portrait of sacrifice, love and saving grace, audiences need look no further than this unpretentious and deeply moving film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Has its share of surprises, especially in the performances of its two main players.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ann Hornaday
    Dollenmayer has managed to transform a sad sack into an indie screen goddess.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    Blue Jasmine may not be a comeback in any aesthetic or professional sense, but it nevertheless feels like Allen has come back: to the psychic space and collective anxieties of the country of his birth and a real world that, for a while there, he seemed to have left behind.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hornaday
    As he has done in all his movies, from creature features such as "Mimic" to serious dramas such as "Pan's Labyrinth," del Toro creates unforgettable images, filled with color, texture, lyricism and horror.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Holofcener has accrued a rabid, loyal following for her singular brand of observant wit and aching tenderness. Both pour forth in abundance in Please Give, a wry, wistful portrait of contemporary urban manners.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    With long, quiet takes in which he simply observes Johansson wordlessly taking in the world around her, Glazer infuses the everyday modern world with a surpassing sense of strangeness and doom.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ann Hornaday
    Most important, does The Dark Knight Rises achieve the impossible, which is to bring a cherished cinematic chapter to a close, yet manage to leave fans feeling not desolate but cheered? To that all-important question, the answer is an unequivocal yes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ann Hornaday
    Slow going, but it provides an absorbing glimpse of a rarely seen side of Chinese life.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Ann Hornaday
    Hip, lurid and improbably lovable, The Guard is easily the best guy-love comedy of the summer, with Cheadle and Gleeson's riffs and repartee tumbling back and forth as if they've been trading lies over Guinness forever.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hornaday
    With Much Ado About Nothing, Whedon has crafted an endearing bagatelle, made with equal parts brio and love, ambition and pared-down modesty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ann Hornaday
    Argento and Aattou deliver appropriately outsize performances to fit the movie's sense of extravagant escapism, and Claude Sarraute delivers a slyly witty performance as the elderly lady carried away by Ryno's Scheherazade-like tale.