For 706 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Connie Ogle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Atonement
Lowest review score: 0 Rollerball
Score distribution:
706 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Equally thrilling and wrenching, the film is an absolute must for anyone who loves sports and an eloquent explanation for those who don't understand what the fuss is about.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The film's appeal is universal, not just female, and, best of all, it's based on a true story.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    As for the Marigold Hotel, well, it's not the Delano. But overall it's a fine spot to spend a couple of hours.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Brosnan and Moore may not be substitutes for Tracy and Hepburn, but they're more than capable of making you smile for now.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Better than its trailers indicate. Forget the seemingly silly Chapstick moment: Any film that sends a cold shock to your system is doing something right.
    • Miami Herald
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Carlei’s film is not particularly imaginative in terms of context, but it offers proof that this material never tarnishes, that with the right sort of movie magic, even a traditional telling can be thrilling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Vibrant and intriguing, a fine adaptation despite the slight departures from its source, with warm cinematography that captures the feel of '50s Saigon and two performances worthy of Oscar attention.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Despite its subject matter, Transamerica is a surprisingly funny movie, because Tucker never lets the pathos overwhelm his sense of humor.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    A film that's funny and entertaining for kids and adults.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    These Fitzgeralds are loud, selfish and often maddening, but they're a loving group, and you wouldn't mind spending more time with them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Begin Again manages to be romantic and cynical about the music industry, which Carney touches on but never allows to take center stage.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The real hit of the movie is the hilarious Bateman. His low-key humor makes you wish Hancock could have saved Bateman's short-lived sitcom "Arrested Development." Now that would have been heroic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    A trifle bland, but with enough virtues to make it palatable to audiences who want comfort food, not a challenge, when they go to the movies.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Kill Your Darlings is more coming-of-age story than murder mystery, but its characters are so well drawn and complex the emotional weight carries a suspense all its own.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Not about sex; it's about leaps of faith, at work, in love, in life.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    So hilarious that even longtime Ferrell haters (me) can't resist it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It digs deep into the heart and soul of its lovers, who are idealistic, intelligent and passionate - and yet still risk everything they might gain for stolen moments together.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Vardalos made the Portokaloses so funny they'll make your own family seem tame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    If you need proof that the British are different from the rest of us, look no farther than the thought-provoking Separate Lies, a chilly, intelligent and absorbing drama about infidelity, ethics and forgiveness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Impossible not to like.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The result is this infectious documentary, which combines some inspired musical performances with Chappelle's perpetually hilarious commentary.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Mostly silly and always frothy, as sugary at times as wedding-cake frosting but tempered with a welcome strain of sour grapes, mostly doled out by the peerless Judy Greer as Jane's cynical, slutty best friend.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    This melding of comedic minds is one of the better holiday gifts we've received, cinematically speaking.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Mottola softens his approach, and Adventureland turns out to be more like "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" than a Judd Apatow creation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The film never allows any of its characters to fall into stereotype; they are complex creatures, full of anger and disappointment and passion, and even the weakest among them is not bereft of honor.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Due to its good humor and terrific story, Million Dollar Arm is always engaging; its power lies in its feel-good charm.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Favreau worked hard to replicate an authentic restaurant world, and it shows in every frame that involves chopping, dicing, slicing, sautéing or otherwise cooking (he also finds an ingenious way to visually portray Twitter, so vital in the marketing of food trucks).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The only real casualty of Lehane's novel is Angie, here reduced to a supporting player who bears no resemblance to the original character, who is every bit as smart and tough and interesting as her boyfriend. It's a regrettable loss in a film that otherwise indicates its first-time director knows what he's doing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Funny even when it relies heavily on age-old, old-age gags.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    A sentimental romantic thriller. But it’s a well-made sentimental romantic thriller, and that makes all the difference.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's a small, heartening slice of life that feels like a crucial step toward something bigger.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    This Pride & Prejudice isn't minutely faithful to the book -- and for good reason -- but it is authentic where it counts: to the confused, wounded, eager hearts of its lovers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It is always intriguing as it follows the arrest and captivity of Salomon Sorowitsch (the terrific Karl Markovics), one of Germany's leading counterfeiters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    This crowd-pleaser is a genuinely inspirational film, gorgeously filmed and wonderfully acted, echoing an uplifting sentiment that bears repeating: ''You don't throw a whole life away just because it's banged up a little.''
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Fast and funny, and grown-ups will not suffer sitting through it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Riveting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    A one-joke movie, but it’s a pretty good joke, and the fact that it’s based on a true story only makes the gag more delicious.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Well-acted and sincere, Testament of Youth is chastely romantic in its treatment of the relationship between Vera and Roland, but the film doesn’t hold back on showing the horror of trench warfare.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    When it comes to exploring our peculiar blindness as to what's important in our lives, the film is a disturbing but accurate road map.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Timing is key in a comedy like this, and Sonnenfeld keeps everyone and everything clicking. The pacing is swift and the laughs are steady.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Makes a compelling argument for women's rights without ever succumbing to preachiness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Its overall ability to balance humor and drama, attention to emotional detail and a few winning performances outweighs its maudlin tendencies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Dry humor keeps In Bruges fresh and lively and makes it a whole lot of fun to watch.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Sometimes the film feels as if it's trying too hard to include every possible horror a teenager could sample.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Amusingly raunchy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Serenity shows what might have happened if Han Solo had been the focus of the original "Star Wars" instead of whiny Jedi wannabe Luke Skywalker.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    This film, directed by Curb Your Enthusiasm's Robert Weide, makes an entertaining companion piece to his book.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Carney gets everything right here: Sing Street hums with authenticity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Driver's over-the-top Jewish Canadian Princess performance is so stereotypical it's downright embarrassing in a film that otherwise treats its imperfect characters with respect even when they're at their worst.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    What makes The Woodsman meaningful is Bacon's tortured suffering.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    You don't have to love dogs to enjoy Darling Companion, but it couldn't hurt.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Gervais' wickedly sly concept lingers quite awhile after the final chuckle. And that's the truth.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Smart, entertaining update.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Talk to Me is a welcome reminder of a time when radio truly listened to the people instead of just shouted at them.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Downey gives a nervy, riveting performance in The Soloist.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Filmed around stunning County Sligo on Ireland’s west coast, Calvary is a thoughtful, atmospheric movie despite the awkward parade of suspects and the fact that everyone seems a little too conveniently hostile.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's almost impossible not to respond emotionally to this fascinating, sobering and all-too-brief exploration of the politicized religious right and its hopes, dreams and power.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    This engaging documentary is briskly funny.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's all about making everybody happy. If that's not grounds for a good relationship, then I don't know what is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Dogme films don't have to be bleak to be effective. They can be -- imagine! -- fun. Scherfig may have taken the discipline in an entirely new and welcome direction.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's terrifically funny and, for a few brief moments, poignant.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Watchmen is a spectacularly violent movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Scafaria — who wrote and directed "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and co-wrote "Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist" — elevates the material with a terrific eye for detail, an understanding of the complexities of mother-daughter relationships and a generous sense of humor.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Me Before You is a sugar-coated romantic bauble, not a gritty documentary. Giving into its pleasures is not for everyone, but its message — live boldly, as the movie’s hashtag encourages — is an admonition that’s awfully hard to argue.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Documentary gold, and you will have formed an opinion on the controversy by the time you leave the theater. You may not know art, but you'll know what you like.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    There is magic here, enough to make Whale Rider worthy of the audience-choice awards it has earned at film festivals worldwide.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Fortunately, Bardem, who earned an Oscar nomination for his role in Julian Schnabel's "Before Night Falls," makes up for the script's shortcomings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Its sumptuous, stately pace will wither the patience of countless moviegoers, but the impressively acted and gorgeously exotic The White Countess improves the longer you mull its complexities.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    But Babys also resembles "Sunshine State" in another, more satisfying way: It leaves you longing to know what happens to these characters once the movie ends.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    View it as a fat-free but tasty cinematic treat in the middle of the long, hot summer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The To Do List is a funny movie, but only if you’re not easily offended.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The film is also less bloated than "Bridesmaids" - a comedy is always more nimble at 90 minutes than two hours - and it's less maudlin, too. It's the aberrant, foul-mouthed child of "Superbad" and "Young Adult."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Even the people who griped about Tom Cruise being cast as the towering Jack Reacher will have to admit Statham fits nicely in Parker's shoes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Contagion may be the most expensive public-service ad ever filmed, but it's also a surprisingly light-on-its-feet action thriller.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Higher Ground is ultimately a proponent of the human spirit, of the individuality and honesty that must be claimed, even at a high price. That's a lot of substance to stuff into one little movie, but Farmiga makes it fit astonishingly well.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Get Smart turns out to be a much more entertaining movie than its tedious trailers suggest. It's not going to redefine comedy as we know it, but it's amusing and briskly paced, busy with an engaging mix of supporting actors.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Smith is an endearing, driving comedic force, one who makes the buoyant Hitch more enjoyable than it has any reason to be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    At its core, Susanne Bier's wrenching portrayal of the shifting dynamics within a Danish family is really about survival, about how we cope in the face of shattering grief and what we'll do -- anything, really -- to save ourselves.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Though there's nothing revolutionary about 17 Again, the movie is undeniably enjoyable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It aims -- successfully -- to make you think and feel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    This mostly upbeat crowd-pleaser soothes the audience with glistening harmonies and familiar songs and doesn’t always handle the ugly past simmering just below its surface gracefully.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Sweet, amusing little film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Still, though it's crude and juvenile in ways that makes you vaguely ashamed at laughing so much, The Campaign is versatile enough to sneak in a good shot or two at the American political system.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    A breath of fresh air in this musty spring movie season.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Bradshaw, who is funnier than you might suspect, also turns out to be the most fearless of performers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Despite the film's sloppy structure, it feels weirdly good to hang out with these losers again.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The Lady in the Van doesn’t give in to platitudes. It’s unnervingly honest about its subject.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The movie is slightly more sappy, and the characters are necessarily less fleshed out than they are in Audrey Niffenegger's dazzling novel, but neither shortcoming detracts from the film's appeal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Descended from a long and healthy line of high school-sports and academic-achievement films, a hip-hop "Hoosiers" bolstered by a generous helping of "Stand and Deliver" and "Lean On Me."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's not always an easy movie to watch, but its characters are unforgettable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Best of all, the film never makes its characters into stoic or tragic heroes, choosing instead to highlight what makes them human — their hopes, their fears, their anger, the way they learn to live with knowing they’re going to die.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Predictable but amusing. The painfully awkward, stubby Gervais as romantic lead is a funny enough concept, but the actor's ongoing banter with Kinnear is engaging, and their styles mesh entertainingly.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's a good, solid family film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Despite the fact that the film is not graphic, you won't want to watch Darfur Now over dinner with your family. But you probably should anyway.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The real genius, if that is what it is, behind Sacha Baron Cohen's crude, shocking and explosively funny Brüno is the fact that the filmmakers actually found enough gullible human targets.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Pirate Radio does what it sets out to do. It rocks.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Wonderfully energetic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    August: Osage County is easier to watch on screen, and maybe for that we should be grateful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The Invisible Woman offers a compelling glimpse at a life once hidden.

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