For 322 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chuck Bowen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Laurence Anyways
Lowest review score: 0 Skin Trade
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 322
322 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    The formalism fashions effective textural shortcuts to behavioral understanding that the remarkable cast fills in with chilling, convincing finesse.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Wiktor Ericsson emphasizes one of the strongest and most distinctive features of Joseph Sarno's aesthetic: his concentration on female pleasure.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    +1
    It ambitiously parodies and mourns the implications of the one coherent message that mass media manages to convey to all of its consumers in all its endlessly proliferating, ever-shifting permutations.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    A fawning tribute to the cult legend, enriched by a subtle current of sadness that prevents the documentary from turning into a glorified DVD supplement.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Raw
    Throughout Raw, Julia Ducournau exhibits a clinical pitilessness that’s reminiscent of the body-horror films of David Cronenberg.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    The film is a quiet, tender triumph that leaves you feeling as if you've been embraced without you feeling had.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Steve Hoover's documentary affords one an unusually intimate glance at the collapsed infrastructure of the former Soviet Union.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Rebecca Thomas's debut feature is a sensible and humane exploration of youthful curiosity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Álex de la Iglesia's film is an explosion of kitsch, an intensely formalized mixture of farce and tragedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    It offers lively and layered images that reveal the chefs both as individuals and components of a larger social organism.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Leyla Bouzid successfully dramatizes how young people eroticize peril and risk due to a lack of experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    It captures the frustration and the longing of forever wanting more and better at the expense of casualness of being.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    The plaintive plain-spokenness of the interviewees, the way they matter-of-factly speak of atrocity, is transcendent and intensely haunting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Maïwenn fashions a bracing film about co-dependency, capturing the erotic contours of subservience and flattery.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Both Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson understand the greatest pain of loss to be rooted in its searing inexpressibility.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Throughout, Joe Swanberg connects Generation Y's fetish for past pop-cultural kitsch to its attending sexual insecurities.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    The film abounds in guilt and grief, reveling in a general sense of hopelessly broken social connection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Miguel Gomes's formal talents, which include a flair for close-ups of elegantly smooth or weathered faces, transcend his soft spot for the didactic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    XX
    These shorts follow female protagonists as they wrestle with exclusion and implicit social standards that may or may not extend to their male counterparts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Jonathan Demme makes loving sport of the trust his actors have clearly placed in him, erecting for them a monument to the joys and terrors of walking an emotional high wire.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    A reminder that crime movies pointedly inspired by other, better genre films can still be enjoyable, if they wear their influences lightly and cleverly connect them to something tangibly human.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    The film changes gears whenever one is lulled into believing that it has finally settled into a recognizable narrative pattern.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    The film has been executed with a sense of formally stylish and thematically symmetric panache.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    The film has an eerily WTF arbitrariness that should be the domain of more films in the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Jody Lee Lipes shapes the footage into an intimate symphony of poetically shaped bodies that contrast poignantly with uncertain faces.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    It's a comedy concerned with myopia that doesn't succumb to the self-obsessed pitfalls of that subject.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Paul Lacoste's almost purely observational approach allows him to come about as close to documenting the process of creation as anyone ever has.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Peter Wiedensmith's methods aren't as cinematic as they could be, but even this seems to ably mirror Marilyn Sewell's humility.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    Director Mahmoud Kaabour is Fatima's grandson, and she instantly seizes on--lightly, in her way--the guilt and panic that's inspired him to make this film.
    • Slant Magazine
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Bowen
    This is a confident work that smashingly updates the Southern gothic for contemporary generations.

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