For 1,515 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hornaday's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Blue Is the Warmest Color
Lowest review score: 0 Zoolander 2
Score distribution:
1515 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Moormann deserves credit, not only for choosing a wonderful and deserving subject for a film, but for doing him proud.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Despite Madagascar's formulaic tendencies, it's a formula that works, so parents are urged to sit back, relax and enjoy -- the kids surely will.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Deeply absorbing and moving with the caffeinated speed of Smith's own feisty campaign, Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? is at once a celebration of small-d democracy and an elegy to it, a portrait that will surely inspire and infuriate viewers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Rich, sweet, densely layered and deeply satisfying. A film that might have been a dry exercise in earnest nonfiction filmmaking becomes a soaring, artistically complex testament to survival, character and hope.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    An engrossing, well-crafted story of a grave injustice avenged, hitting all the right notes of sympathy, outrage and, finally, relief.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    An absorbing primer in one of the most fascinating chapters in American social history.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Even though it's pretentious and overlong, A Christmas Tale is still maddeningly engaging, thanks in large part to its attractive and gifted cast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    The movie is jampacked with jokes, sight gags and set pieces guaranteed to appeal to the audience's sense of the preposterous.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Proves to be a whiz-bang kick in the pants.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    If you can survive the F-bombs and the near-constant ethnic invective, Gran Torino is not to be missed, if only as the gutsy, thoroughly unexpected valedictory of an icon fully willing to spend every bit of his considerable capital.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Anything that inspires that many whoops, gasps and groans with only two actors and a few choice words has earned its place at the summertime box office trough.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    All of the actors in Turtles Can Fly are nonprofessionals, and all bring electrifying authenticity and presence to their roles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A charming, if limited, romantic comedy that examines post-collegiate angst with easy, unself-conscious humor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    The history of filmmakers skewering Hollywood's darker excesses is a long and rich one, from Billy Wilder through Robert Altman. With Tropic Thunder, a rude, crude, over-the-top satire about rude, crude, over-the-top action movies, Ben Stiller makes an ambitious and surprisingly effective bid to join those vaunted ranks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    This refreshing alternative to the usual potted biopic provides an absorbing look at a singular, steely determination as it was forged and annealed, long before it made itself known to the world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A lovely, amazing, wonderfully provocative film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Eastwood's instinct for creating efficient, adult, mainstream entertainment is virtually unerring. He's still a class act, not to mention craggy, suave, laconic and very, very cool.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A nifty piece of work -- with, by the way, a fantastic musical score and soundtrack -- that, if there's any justice in the movie world, will eventually earn a mystique all its own.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Block, an experienced documentarian, does an outstanding job walking the knife-edge between personal and self-absorbed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    The cast is superb, especially the young actors who portray Vitus; Gheorghiu is a real-life piano prodigy, lending an extra frisson to the intoxicating music that plays throughout the film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A vivid portrait of a society in the midst of wrenching change, but it transcends its immediate context to become a thoughtful, even unforgettable, chamber piece, performed with exquisite subtlety by two fine actresses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    For a gripping, thoroughly involving account of a flawed but inspiring real-life hero, audiences need look no further.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    What gradually comes into focus is a terrifying, appalling, infuriating cycle of exploitation and corruption.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    A smart, marvelously drawn account of the bravery of homing pigeons during World War II.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Van Sant is such an assured filmmaker that Paranoid Park is almost inescapably absorbing; he has found a particularly engaging leading man in Miller, whose expressive, even painterly face goes from blank to angelic in the blink of a long-lashed eye.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Even if its most ironic humor will sail over the heads of very little ones, Enchanted is that rare comedy that will appeal to the whole family.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    The film leaves viewers with the sad, even tragic sense that his legacy would have been more profound had he gotten out of his own way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Pirates of the Caribbean moves easily from sunny 18th-century seafaring adventure to creepy zombie flick and back again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hornaday
    Seems propelled by a doomed sense of inevitability and is all the more gripping for it.

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