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

Bruce Ingram's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lowest review score: 25 24 Exposures
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 68
  2. Negative: 3 out of 68
68 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    The mood is somber, ominous and increasingly suspenseful throughout (despite an awkwardly handled final showdown), goosed along by an intense John Carpenter-esque electronic music score.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 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.”
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    It’s interesting that When the Game Stands Tall is essentially a movie about losing.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    [A] basically brainless but intermittently adrenalizing, mostly-just-for-kids reboot.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Ingram
    In The Purge: Anarchy, unfortunately, grim and brutal is pretty much all we get.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Bruce Ingram
    [An] unabashedly derivative but nonetheless entertaining, pitch-black Norwegian crime comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Bruce Ingram
    Maybe this is unreasonable, but I can’t help thinking that if you’re going to make a movie with “Oz” in the title, you’d better be prepared to kick in at least a little inspiration. Yet that’s precisely what’s missing — so utterly absent it’s almost impressive in a way — in the painfully uninspired Legends of Oz.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Bruce Ingram
    A little more fury might have been a whole lot better.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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