For 103 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Damon Wise's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Changeling
Lowest review score: 20 The Benchwarmers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 103
  2. Negative: 1 out of 103
103 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    Tight as a drum, glamorous and exquisitely funny, this one should earn them (Coens) enough cash to make five more offbeat minor masterpieces like "The Man Who Wasn't There" -- and the Coens deserve that as much as we do.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    A dazzling and exquisitely original riddle as told by an enigma, featuring a superb, multi-layered performance by Laura Dern.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    Tense, kinetic, intelligent and real – as if Paul Greengrass had remade Vera Drake.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    A compelling, adult period thriller, with an Oscar-assured performance from Angelina Jolie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    Beautiful, funny, timely and tender, this is the American arthouse movie of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    An often brilliant '50s-throwback character drama that never feels nostalgic, with terrific central performances and a luminous, unforgettable visual beauty.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    Experimental and uncompromising, Winding Refn and Gosling’s Drive follow-up is a tripped-out riff on the crime family movie in which The Grifters — literally — go to hell.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    A terrific, sophisticated comedy that tackles serious issues with a lightness of touch and a spirit of steel, Philomena is the British film to beat come BAFTA time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    A charming road movie that develops into a full-blown study of life and roots, offering a beautiful insight into the way families migrate and change.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    The oddest thing of all about The Wolf Of Wall Street is also the most unusual for a Scorsese film: it is incredibly, incredibly funny.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Ultimately this is a film about feelings, moments and things not said. Like "Lost In Translation," it’s about what happens when people living in their own little worlds collide.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Arguably not the most proficiently crafted film in Cannes this year and certainly not the most balanced, but Moore’s assault on the Bush administration is a terrific polemic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A thoughtful approach to a much-covered topic, mixing prickly issues of roots and genocide with an eye for the surreal and an ear for the earthy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A refreshingly low-key treatment of teenage trauma, with a lovely star performance and an unforgettable approach to orthodontics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    With a superb lead turn by rising star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rian Johnson’s debut is a smart, original neo-noir that works as an ingenious mindgame as well as a slick Hollywood calling card.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A compelling, intelligent and provocative sins-of-the-father story with a terrific ensemble cast, and a standout Mr. Ripley turn by the ever-versatile Gael García Bernal.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Great performances, provocative ideas and gripping action scenes fall prey to Hollywood logic and pat storytelling in the final hour.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A visually stunning Swiftian satire, Children Of Men may appear clumsy, but its message is simple, heartfelt and ultimately rather moving.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Almodovar consolidated his status as a challenging and bold filmmaker by forcing Americans to drop their zany preconceptions of him and see his world through his eyes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A beautifully rendered, long, drawn-out but ultimately very satisfying story of betrayal and revenge in an uneasy setting of wartime paranoia.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    With In Bruges, the British gangster movie gets a Croydon facelift. It may not be new, but it’s a wonderfully fresh take on a familiar genre: fucked-up, far-out and very, very funny.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A slick, fun film that has by no means sacrificed the fast action beats of the first three.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Fans of David Gordon Green, you may well leave feeling confused. Fans of daft laughs and James Franco, you're in for one of the funniest comedies of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A sombre, slow, but well-paced study of organised crime in urban Naples that leaves a very grim taste in the mouth.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Very humane portrait of a potentially extremely unlikeable character.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A splendid study of the forces and passions behind the world’s biggest fashion magazine.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    George Clooney dazzles and Jeff Bridges shines in a scattershot but often hilarious military farce.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A hard film to love, but a hypnotic meditation on all the elements -- gossip, religion, bullying -- that can turn a parish and country bad.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A stately, rich and moving Italian melodrama in the spirit of Visconti.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A rich, understated character drama that gleefully exposes the petty playground politics at the centre of one of the internet-era's most bitter court cases.

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