For 221 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bob Graham's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Screwed
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 221
221 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    It is impossible to take your eyes off the screen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Needs to be seen and savored.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Haunting music, the seriousness of the allegations and riveting interviews with Alexander Haig, Christopher Hitchens (whose book inspired the film) and others give "Kissinger" extra drama and urgency.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Neither a "gay" movie nor a straight one; it is simply a funny one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    This is a transcendent film, deeply committed and beautifully wrought. It will make anyone who sees it look at the world with new eyes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    People who see it may feel like dancing out of the theater afterward. Go for it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    It is not merely a thriller but a shocker. It will separate hard-core Jet Li followers from the fair-weather fans.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Anybody with a soft spot for fakers, who either identifies with them or just admires their chutzpah, is going to get a kick out of Happy, Texas.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    The comic contrast between the genteel snobbery of von Bulow, a Danish aristocrat, and Dershowitz's dry contempt for his well-tailored client is treated with understated but stinging wit in Nicholas Kazan's brilliant script. [9 Nov 1990]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Maybe it's no mystery how they did it, considering the aggregate comic talent, but this bunch achieves peaks of sublime nuttiness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    The Coens' plotting, with its suspense and reversals, is a source of amazement and delight.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Not a routine cut-and-paste horror but a full-fledged revenge fantasy -- and a completely satisfying one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    As close to perfect as filmmaking gets.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Don't be too quick to jump on Hurt with complaints of old-fashioned gay stereotyping. Only with a development well into the movie will the audience realize the layers he brought to Molina's role-playing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    The new Planet of the Apes is not a remake, and it's not a sequel. It is an amazing display of imagination.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Stir of Echoes is much more down and dirty (than "The Sixth Sense"), and the thrills are more visceral.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    In the person of Cameron Diaz, Mary is an island of sanity, good-natured humanity and genuine sweetness in an ocean of anarchy. Without her presence, There's Something About Mary would be merely sophomoric and tasteless.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Digs up both laughs and chills from timeworn material.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Jim Jarmusch has come up with something strange and amazing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    A steady undertow of sex gives this French thriller a scintillating surface.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Where it really counts, though, it's the same good old comic action fantasy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    A venemous Valentine to Hollywood sugarcoated with laughs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    All bets are off. For my money, Vincent Gallo wins the Triple Crown of indie filmmaking -- for writing, directing and starring in Buffalo '66.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    A daring, free-spirited and ultimately moving performance by Benjamin Bratt lies at the beating heart of Pinero.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    It is an exceptional accomplishment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Leigh is perfectly cast as the game-pod goddess.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Part of the appeal of Topsy-Turvy is its generosity about human folly and shortcomings. Its wistfulness is very touching.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    An overwhelming experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    It comes as a bonus that this romantic comedy is one of the rare pictures of its type that actually is about something -- the double-edged sword of celebrity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    An actors' feast.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    The class act of action movies.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Delivers a sucker punch to the audience and then pulls the rug out from under it. It is sensational. It is also grimly funny.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Best movie of the summer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Potentially oppressive subject matter is redeemed by impeccable moral integrity and stunning artistry.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    He (Aronofsky) has put together a phantasmagoria of self-destructive obsession that is so visually astounding it becomes its own saving grace. Otherwise, we might not be able to bear it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    This thriller is so expertly -- and perversely -- poised that audience members may find themselves secretly rooting for the duplicitous Ripley.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    The Corruptor' quickly turns into a good bad-cop drama of fascinating moral complexity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Bob Graham
    The audience, too, will be sorry to see this fleeting, beautifully made French film end.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Bob Graham
    Has a saccharine quality but also offers a memorable performance by famed Spanish actor Fernando Fernan Gomez.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 88 Bob Graham
    Delivers plenty of laughs and succeeds on a level that recent ``SNL'' movies (``It's Pat!'' and ``A Night at the Roxbury'') didn't.