For 1,338 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Fruitvale Station
Lowest review score: 0 Splice
Score distribution:
1,338 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    For its flaws, Blood Diamond is a gem, if only for being an unusually smart, engaged popcorn flick.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    For filmgoers whose idea of a good time is getting the stuffing scared out of them (who are you guys, anyway?), Signs should prove to be time well spent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    What makes Wilbur worth watching are its smaller bits: Mads Mikkelsen's hilarious performance as a taciturn psychiatrist and Julia Davis's equally funny portrayal of a needy group therapy counselor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Efficient, precise, carefully calibrated and terrifically entertaining.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Not to be missed, if only for an unforgettable leading performance by Kevin Bacon.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Although the dogs have surely been Disney-fied to some extent, the sequences of them trying to survive are magnificent and deeply moving. Bring the Kleenex, and hug your pups when you get home.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A fascinating experiment that, if the viewer is willing to surrender to Haynes's sometimes hermetic meditations on Dylan's life, heartily rewards the investment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Even the uninitiated will be hard-pressed to resist the movie's charms, from its likable leading players and its charming Dublin setting to its wistful take on modern love.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    An absorbing and inspiring portrait of two musicians whose unerring sense of what's right -- both artistically and ethically -- has not just held them in good stead but driven their particular brand of success.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    If the zombie genre steadfastly refuses to die, we can be grateful to Shaun of the Dead for breathing fresh, diverting life into the form, with subtle visual humor and a smart, impish sense of fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A wise, funny film about the little leaps of faith it takes to just get through the day.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Kristin Scott Thomas delivers an unnervingly smooth performance as Auteuil's suspicious wife.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    May well wind up being the smartest bonehead comedy of the summer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Isn't everyone's cup of tea -- as the Polishes admit in a clever bit of critical preemption -- but it possesses an undeniable, haunting grandeur.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A killer concert film, an ecstatic testament to the joys of fandom and a tribute to the democratizing potential of moviemaking technology.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Engaging, witty and touching film, one that defies categories to become a romantic comedy, historical biopic and philosophical rumination, all in one.
    • Washington Post
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Terrific family entertainment, an action comedy on a par with "Night at the Museum" and "National Treasure."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Cinema at its most intellectually honest and morally necessary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Nader haters may not be mollified, but An Unreasonable Man, like its subject itself, is a one-stop civics lesson no one should miss.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    An extravagant and thoroughly irresistible story of intrigue, romance, comedy and artistic inspiration.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    As portrayed by William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley and especially Anna Popplewell as Susan, the Pevensies still make for terrific tween protagonists, and Aslan, the majestic mythical lion voiced by Liam Neeson, is still a breathtaking manifestation of the Cat Upstairs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Stands as a valuable chronicle of a brief and snarling musical movement.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    It doesn't take a screenwriter, for example, to point out the uncanny fact that, when two parent penguins perform a neck-curving pas de deux above their tiny chick, they resemble nothing so much as a perfect heart.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Clerks II finds Smith up to the profane, raunchy, profoundly humanist mischief of which he alone is the master. This is a lewd, lascivious, exhilaratingly life-affirming celebration of misfits and the misfits who love them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    This is documentary-making at its best, not pretending to be journalism, but still playing a crucial role in telling stories that otherwise wouldn't make the front page.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Combines nonstop action with an absorbing story to become a classic on par with "Hoosiers" and "Hoop Dreams."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A sweet and hilarious romantic comedy featuring a breakout performance by British comic genius Ricky Gervais, inspires viewers to pause, reflect and praise one of the most rare and wondrous occurrences in contemporary cinema: the Good Movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Combining the best of fantasy and somber reflection, The Water Horse is a lovely ride.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    With composure so out of fashion these days in the public square, Steven Soderbergh's adamantly restrained The Informant! arrives like a cleansing tonic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Belongs, wholly and completely, to Clarkson, who delivers Joy's mordant asides and withering observations with a flawless balance of tartness and vulnerability.

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