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

Connie Ogle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Iris
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
706 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Page, who died in 2008 in Los Angeles at the age of 85, makes for a blunt but engaging narrator who’s refreshingly candid about sex and her own inner demons.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Screenwriter/director Tornatore is best known for his nostalgic "Cinema Paradiso," which won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1990. But The Best Offer is completely different in style and tone; it’s dark instead of light, a psychological thriller of sorts, only with Virgil’s heart and orderly life in peril instead of his life.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Definitely funny. Goofy, ridiculous, with more gross-out humor than is strictly necessary but still funny.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    We may not understand her, this strange, solitary woman, but we know in our bones her desire for a place in the world.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    There are some who may lament Aniston’s choice to step out of her comfortable comedy shoes and little black dresses, but the decision was sound: The best reason to see Cake — the sort of film that makes your life look pretty good in comparison — is to watch her deliver her best dramatic performance to date.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Blanchett manages to project the idea that there’s more to this woman than mere banal evil. Cinderella may well be the heroine of this story, but if you wanted someone to have a few drinks with, you’d pick her stepmother in a heartbeat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Some of the developments feel a bit predictable — shot in the dull hues of gray that match Maud’s life, Suffragette occasionally turns hard truths into platitudes — but the story is inspiring, buoyed by a fine cast, a pointed, important examination of the price paid for a shot at equality.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Director/screenwriter Peter Landesman builds a solid dramatic story around this premise, and Smith delivers a terrific, award-worthy performance as Omalu, nailing his Nigerian accent, his intelligence, his determination to do what he knows is right.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The Lady in the Van doesn’t give in to platitudes. It’s unnervingly honest about its subject.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Carney gets everything right here: Sing Street hums with authenticity.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Watching Beckinsale evade and persuade and charm and infuriate is an utter delight. You might not want Lady Susan in your home, but she’s a force of nature in this amusing film.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Hits the parallels between love and hip-hop a little too hard when the message is relatively easy to grasp: Don't sell out: not your art, not your heart. If only music business executives were listening.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Carries an undeniable follow-your-field-of-dreams appeal.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    The movie still manages to unearth laughs, some of them pretty big, especially once Shanté's program is under way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    She could come off preachy here but instead sounds blunt and honest. And that's more than enough.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Won't make you forget Kidman's better work, but it's not a film you long to excise from your memory.
    • Miami Herald

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