For 1,113 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dana Stevens' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Moolaadé
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
1,113 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Outrageous fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Like the best war movies -- and like martial literature going back to the Iliad -- it balances the dreadful, unassuageable cruelty of warfare and the valor and decency of those who fight.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    The movie's sexual politics are as contrived as its plot, which veers off into one of the surprise endings of which Mr. Altman is so fond.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    The movie belongs to Ms. Rodriguez. With her slightly crooked nose and her glum, sensual mouth, she looks a little like Marlon Brando in his smoldering prime, and she has some of his slow, intense physicality. She doesn't so much transcend gender as redefine it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Mr. Mantegna, who as an actor is one of the leading interpreters of Mr. Mamet's work, gives generous room to the movie's first-rate ensemble.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Wargnier's sumptuous, moving new film, captures both the hope of the returning Russians and their brutal betrayal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Anchors its melodramatic formula in tough, heartfelt realism.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    An exemplary work of cinéma vérité that allows its subjects to speak for themselves, traffics neither in pity nor in political grandstanding.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    A very funny movie, alive with a sense of absurdity and human foible.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Sivan has accomplished something extraordinary: he has given political extremism a human face.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    It unfolds with the verve and clarity of a piece of music, carefully composed and passionately played.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Leaves you with a sense of quiet, chastened grace.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    The passions of "Plata Quemada" are as bold as the images.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    The first really good spy movie about the impossibility, under present historical circumstances, of making a really good spy movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Electrifying.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    At once wildly metaphorical and distressingly literal-minded, Shadow of the Vampire tries, with mixed success, to be scary, funny and profound all at once.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Whether or not The River is, as some critics have claimed, Mr. Tsai's masterpiece, it is an excellent introduction to his oblique narrative style, his favored themes and his careful, lyrical visual sensibility.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Soldini's amiable new comedy suggests that an older, better Italy of imagination, rationality and civility survives on the fringes of a modern nation obsessed, like most others, with consumerism, empty prosperity and easy pleasure.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    With a neck-snapping jolt, turns into the scariest exercise in cinematic sleight of hand since "The Blair Witch Project."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    An investigation, at once lucid and enigmatic, of exile, loneliness and the fragile possibility of friendship.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Perhaps it's all a bit too much, and perhaps it doesn't add up, but the loose ends give the picture a jaunty, improvised feeling that, while it leads to some confusion, is ultimately part of its whimsical charm.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    What distinguishes The Low Down from movies like "The Brothers McMullen" and "My Life's in Turnaround" is its ragged edge of authenticity, its refusal to plot its characters' lives on the graph of romantic comedy convention.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    As sublimely warming an experience as the autumn sun that shines benevolently on the vineyard owned by the film's central character.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Revisits the San Francisco of the late 1960's and early 70's, a time and place so encrusted with legend and cliché that you might wonder if there is anything left to say. It turns out there is quite a lot -- which the filmmakers have brought triumphantly to life.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    The most shocking thing about it may be its unabashed sincerity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Your attention is rewarded by a film of surprising depth and a few deep surprises.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Strikes a difficult and necessary moral balance, refusing to succumb to hopelessness but also refusing to rule it out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    Two very fine actors, Ned Beatty and Liev Schreiber, engaged in an intense contest to see who can give the more understated performance.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    With the help of an ensemble that is nearly flawless, she (Troche) assembles the damaged human elements of Ms. Homes's world with patience and precision, and more often than not chooses dry understatement over easy satire or obvious sentiment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dana Stevens
    At once somber and mysterious, comical and sad. It shows just how lonely a crowded city can be.

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