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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bob Graham's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Corruptor
Lowest review score: 0 Red Planet
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 221
221 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    The class act of action movies.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    As close to perfect as filmmaking gets.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    An overwhelming experience.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    No one else makes movies like this Spanish director.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    It is a spellbinding hour and 45 minutes of pure music, Latin jazz to be specific.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    It's the kind of unpretentious movie that falls between the cracks, and for a certain kind of audience, the thoughtful kind, it would be a shame to miss.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    Chunhyang is an extravagantly beautiful movie that many viewers are going to love and others are not going to be able to sit still for. That's their problem.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Bob Graham
    For a bighearted effort like this one, some patience on the audience's part is not too much to ask. Go ahead. Take a chance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Where it really counts, though, it's the same good old comic action fantasy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    At times, Anderson may be too brilliant for his own good, and there is a risk that viewers will tire of the director's relentlessly prowling camera.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    This is almost Mel Brooks territory: The frontiersmen think the Chinese are Jews, while the white settlers think it's the Crow Indians who are. Whoosh!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    This warm, celebratory and very public film is punctuated by sudden and luminous private visualizations.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    The look of the film is first class, with muted colors but deep textures, the opposite of historical kitsch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    Has that Dickensian spirit wherein simple acts of kindness can bring an audience close to tears.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Bob Graham
    A very smart noir about gambling, smartly directed by Mike Hodges -- until almost the very end. It craps out in the decisive London casino heist scene.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    A steady undertow of sex gives this French thriller a scintillating surface.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    It is an exceptional accomplishment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    An actors' feast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    A quirky character study of the four-man team, led by Sam Neill as the crew leader who seems surrounded by an aura of sadness but is so dedicated that he's not above lying to Houston to buy time when something goes wrong.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    People who see it may feel like dancing out of the theater afterward. Go for it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Bob Graham
    It is wonderful to see how Sheedy gives shape to this performance -- her eyes, a photographer's eyes, carefully sizing everything up. [18 June 1998, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    This nasty, provocative comedy comes from a play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    The Coens' plotting, with its suspense and reversals, is a source of amazement and delight.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Bob Graham
    It's a kind of "sex, lies and videotape'' in suburbia.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Bob Graham
    Best movie of the summer.

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