For 68 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 82% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bruce Ingram's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Wadjda
Lowest review score: 25 24 Exposures
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 68
  2. Negative: 3 out of 68
68 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    [An] unabashedly derivative but nonetheless entertaining, pitch-black Norwegian crime comedy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is gorgeous to behold and up to its jugular vein in quirky/spooky atmosphere.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    [A] thoroughly detailed (though a bit long) doc that charts the band’s thwarted expectations.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    If everyone behaved the way the characters in Wild Tales behave, civilization would crumble. But the real take-away lesson here is how easy it might be for any of us, swept up in a moment of bloodlust, to consider pure raging hostility a fair trade.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    There’s enough genuinely affecting footage of its troop of primate performers doing what comes naturally to make it memorable and moving.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    [A] remarkably tepid sequel to the surprise 2010 hit.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    While Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, an earnest account of the world’s worst industrial accident, certainly has its heart in the right place, it’s not good that the closing titles about the cold, brutal facts of the aftermath stir more outrage than the preceding docudrama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    Everyone involved is far too talented to mess this up too badly, but it soon becomes clear that Curtis intends to reduce us to quivering sobs mixed with heartfelt gratitude for every blessed day of life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    The story is so-so, in other words, but the pummeling is primo.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    It’s no secret that Jason Statham demonstrates remarkable flair when it comes to bone-crunching action-movie mayhem, but he deserves special props for making some of the more outrageous flights of macho fantasy in Wild Card seem credible.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    The point of the exercise, it seems, is to trap four seemingly decent people, all more or less friends, in a dark, claustrophobic, pressure-cooker environment to see how they respond to the threat of imminent death — or worse. Spoiler alert: human nature doesn’t get a thumbs-up in this one.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    It’s interesting that When the Game Stands Tall is essentially a movie about losing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    While it’s hard to make sense of the narrative developments in The Signal, it must be said that it’s always visually compelling. And that some of the standout sequences (including, yes, the Mind-Blowing Twist Ending) suggest that Eubank could have a terrific future as a director. As a screenwriter, though, maybe not so much.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    The gray, drab monotony of the setting seeps into the marrow of the prison drama Camp X-Ray, though it’s invigorated, somewhat, by strong central performances from actors on opposite sides of a locked steel door.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    Everything chugs along briskly and reasonably entertainingly until running off the rails a bit with a wildly overcomplicated finale.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    Disney’s bland comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day might have been a little more entertaining if it had been a little more, terrible, horrible, no good and so forth.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    Vlad’s numerous speeches about love, honor and family grow tedious, along with the film’s wooden dialogue in general. And it quickly becomes obvious that Dracula Untold is more interested in being cool than making sense.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    It shouldn’t necessarily be the case that a film focusing on the collateral details of the shooting, after the fact, would feel dull and uninvolving, but this writing/directing debut by journalist Peter Landesman does, with the exception of a few particularly interesting revelations.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    [A] basically brainless but intermittently adrenalizing, mostly-just-for-kids reboot.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    A little more fury might have been a whole lot better.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    The big action set pieces fizzle. And that’s not good for a fantasy adventure movie, especially when the fantasy component is frequently undercut by sub-standard special effects.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    If the stream-of-consciousness, imagery-trumps-everything films of Terrence Malick tend to try your patience, this beautifully, beatifically boring imitation by a Malick protégé might be more than the better angels of your nature can endure.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    Patton lightens the aggravation, for the most part, by combining a likable presence with a knack for physical comedy and a willingness to hop into dumpsters, etc., as needed, making the most of the script’s meager opportunities for comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    Sure, it’s fun to see the Governator and the Italian Stallion he-manning it up together feature-length for the first time — the screen is barely big enough to contain the two of them — but the prison-break movie Escape Plan is unworthy of the momentous occasion.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    In The Purge: Anarchy, unfortunately, grim and brutal is pretty much all we get.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    There simply isn’t a whole lot of excitement being generated in this lackluster family adventure, though it tries oh so very hard.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    It’s meant to be a soufflé-light charmer, but the bland, predictable French comedy Le Chef basically falls flat.

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