Annlee Ellingson

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For 43 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Annlee Ellingson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 20 The Impaler
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 43
  2. Negative: 9 out of 43
43 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Annlee Ellingson
    Writer-director M. Blash's sophomore film is ethereal and trippy, told less in scenes than in oblique snatches, not unlike the experience of emotional paralysis. This approach grows wearying.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Annlee Ellingson
    Enemies Closer suffers from wincingly bad dialogue delivered as if by jocks in a high-school play and action choreographed as if for a gymnasium stage.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Annlee Ellingson
    The Nut Job features decent CG animation, especially of animals, but the writing isn't particularly clever, relying on obvious puns and slapstick humor.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Annlee Ellingson
    A focused, if at times melodramatic, take on the play's beating heart.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Annlee Ellingson
    Freezer is a snappy action flick that makes good use of its close confines.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Annlee Ellingson
    Writer-director Francesca Gregorini builds unbearable tension into scenes that otherwise risk tilting toward melodrama and brings the eye of a fashion photographer to the film's hallucinatory dream sequences.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Annlee Ellingson
    The juxtaposition of such country-music icons with the story's cringe-worthy treacle has one siding with Michael's bah-humbug attitude.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Annlee Ellingson
    The Selfish Giant is devastating social realism in the mode of Ken Loach's "Kes."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Annlee Ellingson
    Writer-director Joe Eddy's debut is sincere but relies on obvious tropes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Annlee Ellingson
    Zea gives a natural performance amid a neighborhood of painful stereotypes (including a nosy Asian shopkeeper), but she doesn't adjust her cadence, let alone accent, for the historical flashbacks, bringing a modern sensibility that limits the effectiveness of these scenes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Annlee Ellingson
    The film is often laugh-out-loud funny while remaining relatively discreet.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Annlee Ellingson
    Director David Frankel has crafted a sweet, funny, heartfelt film, and while we may know all along how it all turns out, Paul's signature performance still gives us chills.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Annlee Ellingson
    [A] contemporary B-movie Western with designs on stylistic flair.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Annlee Ellingson
    The information comes fast from talking heads who, let's face it, can get a bit dry. Lose focus, and you risk missing the significance of what's being conveyed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Annlee Ellingson
    All of this is ridiculously silly, of course, with low-rent special effects to boot. But you may laugh despite yourself.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Annlee Ellingson
    At once short on details and incredibly forthcoming, Barbara Kopple's documentary doesn't dig into specifics about Mariel's personal struggles with mental illness nor the WillingWay lifestyle that she and her boyfriend Bobby Williams espouse.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Annlee Ellingson
    A Case of You is perfectly enjoyable as far as indie rom coms go — just not particularly original.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Annlee Ellingson
    The performances are genuine and the narrative beats land solidly for a perfectly enjoyable feel-good dramedy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Annlee Ellingson
    Director Derek Hockenbrough's vision is bigger than his budget, and it shows.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Annlee Ellingson
    Haunter offers a freaky, visceral experience — without a hint of gore.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Annlee Ellingson
    Scenes can drag; they at times pay homage to the filmmaker's memories rather than drive the narrative forward.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Annlee Ellingson
    Inconsistencies cause more confusion than the magic Rose is presumably going for.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Annlee Ellingson
    Suffers from the same ills as too many movies that preach to the choir: a laborious length, formulaic plot and dialogue and, disappointing for a film that stars a rapper, a stock score. Content aside, Molina's testimony isn't good cinema either.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 30 Annlee Ellingson
    Muddled by a setup with a religious bent that's never fully explored and an instance of euthanasia that's only tenuously related to the central plot.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Annlee Ellingson
    Written with a poet's ear and directed with an artist's eye, Forgetting the Girl plumbs the psyche of an unassuming studio photographer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Annlee Ellingson
    Cleaver's Destiny" is an earnest but ultimately amateur production on all fronts that misses an opportunity to deal seriously with topics writer-director-star Karl Lentini obviously cares about.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Annlee Ellingson
    Johnny Severin and Nicholas David Brandt's otherwise clever and original script takes an unexpected turn at nearly every intersection, resulting in a funny and big-hearted coming-of-age romance.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Annlee Ellingson
    Baggage Claim promotes painfully outdated social mores.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Annlee Ellingson
    This 3-D spectacle is less the dance movie that's going to make b-boying cool again than a shill for sponsors' gear.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Annlee Ellingson
    There are glimmers of thoughtfulness here in the initial characterization of Katie and in her long, slow recovery before she can exact her revenge, but they're ultimately snuffed out by this mound of toxic trash.

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