For 63 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 85% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 14% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bruce Ingram's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Wadjda
Lowest review score: 25 24 Exposures
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 63
  2. Negative: 3 out of 63
63 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Bruce Ingram
    It’s quintessential Anderson... but also an unabashed entertainment. And that’s something to see.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    Far more than just a tribute to the career of the world’s most famous and influential film critic, the often revelatory Life Itself is also a remarkably intimate portrait of a life well lived — right up to the very last moment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    The intimacy of debut writer-director Ryan Coogler’s approach to the film and the no-frills, believably real quality of the main performances combine to drive the senselessness of Oscar’s killing home with visceral impact.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    Bong, above all, is a world-class visual stylist, and he proves that again here with a few dazzling flourishes, despite Snowpiercer’s dismal gray palette and train-bound claustrophobia.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    If The Wind Rises falls a bit short in regard to historical drama, however, it’s still a Miyazaki movie, meaning he casts the same magically beautiful spell.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Bruce Ingram
    Al-Mansour has managed to embue Wadjda with a hopeful spirit, partially because she takes time to show women finding ways to be themselves in private moments. And partially because she suggests with a few subtle touches that the situation might be slowly improving.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    You couldn’t ask for a more unlikely avenger than the ill-equipped sort-of hero of Blue Ruin, and that’s precisely why it’s far, far more suspenseful than the typical violent revenge thriller. It’s also why it functions equally well as a potent reflection on the futility of revenge.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    Despite the insularity, Punk Singer has a terrific story to tell, not least about the fascinating contradictions in Hanna’s character.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    [A] conventional yet fascinating documentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    Prince Avalance is frequently funny in a subdued sort of way, but it’s primarily contemplative and eventually intimate.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    There’s a lot to admire in Cold in July, but its chief virtue is unpredictability. Most movies these days sleepwalk through their formulaic paces, but you’ll never guess where this one is going based on the way it begins.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    If what you’re after is insane, mind-bogglingly violent martial arts action, “The Raid 2” is quite possibly the ultimate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    Director Felix Van Groeningen takes a story that might be too much to bear in a straightforward, linear narrative and explodes it, then artfully reassembles the pieces by jumping back and forth in time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    [A] thoroughly detailed (though a bit long) doc that charts the band’s thwarted expectations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    Reich is a more lively speaker than Al Gore, however, frequently working jokes about his sub-five-foot height (his growth having been disrupted by a genetic disorder) into his presentation, and many of the film’s statistical interludes have been entertainingly animated as insurance against eyeball-glazing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    You’d have to start looking into ancient Greek tragedy to top it as a showcase for pure, unadulterated hubris. That’s one of the things that makes The Armstrong Lie, which has more on its mind than the mere debunking of a tarnished hero, so worthwhile.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    A lean, spare, stylish and grimly, methodically ultra-violent extravaganza that provides star Keanu Reeves with a much-needed infusion of cool. And hard-core action fans with combat-centric cinematic expertise on a par with 20ll’s “The Raid.”
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    It takes a while, but the old-fashioned pleasure of watching a well-told story unfold eventually becomes the chief satisfaction in Byzantium, though there are other things to enjoy as well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    The brief but informative (and kid-friendly whimsical) Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is basically a status report on the creatures, who exist nowhere else on Earth.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    A surprisingly personal and moving documentary about three very different types of restaurants.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    Rahimi simply made an inspired decision when he chose Farahani...who quietly but powerfully works her way through subtle shadings of emotion from fear to despair to anger to love to righteous vindication.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    When Asante finally closes with a close-up of Belle’s portrait, there’s something in her eyes and her smile that suggests so much more.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    Director Mark Mori, whose last feature documentary was the 1991 exposé “Building Bombs,” does an entertaining job of conveying Page’s entire life in her own words and illustrating why she has become a worldwide symbol of liberated sexuality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    It’s easy to see how an unhappy transition to suburban mommyhood might be enough to unhinge any self-respecting former punk rocker but, even so, it’s a little hard to take the angst-ridden mid-life shenanigans in Kelly & Cal seriously.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    Unfortunately, the film’s more moving and memorable moments are mixed in with a king-size (if not quite K2-size) jumble of too much information.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    [A] remarkably tepid sequel to the surprise 2010 hit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    Adult World does have some smart, funny and wincingly painful things to say about the desire to make art vs. the desire to be famous for it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    Breathe In is all simmer, no boil, despite an abrupt, overwrought, agonizing emotional climax that’s too much, too late.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Bruce Ingram
    Fighting — presented with Jackson’s usual double helpings of visual splendor, emotional oomph and low-key comedy — is what Battle of the Five Armies is all about.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    Populaire has no interest in rewriting the rules of romantic comedy, but it does run through the expected paces with admirable style.

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