Daphne Howland

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For 28 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Daphne Howland's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 90 Dancing in Jaffa
Lowest review score: 30 Divorce Corp
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
28 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Daphne Howland
    While his obsessiveness seems neurotic, and watching this film is not always comfortable, it also seems to be all part of the process.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Daphne Howland
    Joe Berlinger's Hank: 5 Years From the Brink is more workaday and less transfixing than projects of his like "Brother's Keeper" or "Paradise Lost."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Daphne Howland
    What the film does accomplish is making you think, especially about how universities are spending their ever-increasing tuition on top-notch campus amenities and their own disastrous loans, and how state governments and federal agencies are similarly passing off their education cuts onto the young people who they expect to one day run the economy and society.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Daphne Howland
    Peck's documentary is not a penetrating look at at Haiti's post-quake problems, but a scattered, impressionistic one.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Daphne Howland
    While the film also captures many private, sometimes heartbreaking scenes, it takes a lot of time to make its simple point.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Daphne Howland
    Kempner's film, which has an eat-your-vegetables quality, runs long and suffers from a lack of focus.... Still, it's inspiring how Rosenwald, who took full advantage of capitalism's potential, also shared, passionately and generously, his windfall.
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    • 50 Daphne Howland
    The Kaufmans are amateurs, in the sense that this is a labor of love but also in that the film lacks the technical and storytelling caliber of more professional work. Many cuts are awkward and the sound is terrible. Still, it’s another full box revealing how people narrowly escaped brutalities, and how some didn’t.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Daphne Howland
    Creadon unveils his story in a haphazard, backwards-unfolding way.
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    • 40 Daphne Howland
    This film shows what was clearly a profound set of experiences for both Ndibalema and Kenney, but it is not much more than a well-made vacation slideshow or an extended Facebook post, complete with exclamation points.
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    • 40 Daphne Howland
    Morin's idea of wedging a political thriller into this historical moment is brilliant, but he undermines his story with broad caricatures and a phlegmatic pace.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Daphne Howland
    The possible hereditary nature of suicide in general and of the seven known Hemingway suicides in particular is lazily poked at; decades of research go unmentioned and unexplored.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Daphne Howland
    The film doesn't quite trust its audience, though, and, rather than get in and out with its points, belabors its jokes and its punches, to the point of tedium.

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