Darren Franich

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For 14 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Darren Franich's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 83 The Brothers Grimsby
Lowest review score: 25 Scary Movie 5
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
14 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 83 Darren Franich
    Here’s what you didn’t expect: That The Brothers Grimsby, an upstairs-downstairs spy comedy, would be Cohen’s best work in a decade.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 83 Darren Franich
    Belko is an appropriately disreputable, gleefully disturbing movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Darren Franich
    Full credit to director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) because this is great-looking movie, filled with freaky creature designs and a just-right mixture of practical effects and CGI.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Darren Franich
    Where Saroo goes and what he finds there left me in tears, but you feel that a complicated true story has been airbrushed into a postmodern legend.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Darren Franich
    The characters come to life when they fight, and seem half-dead when they talk.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Darren Franich
    Five Foot Two is a strange work, slippery, out of focus.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Darren Franich
    Thai martial-arts maestro Tony Jaa’s newest film overloads on terrible F/X that rob the film of the actor’s usual brute-force balleticism.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Darren Franich
    Like many DreamWorks movies, The Boss Baby‘s most imaginative moments are the random asides.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Darren Franich
    You’d hope that a film like this could put a bold new spin on the superhero story. The reverse is true: Here we are in 2017, and even our nifty low-budget crime movies are building a cinematic universe, and saving the best stuff for the sequel.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Darren Franich
    It all works in theory. But the execution’s off.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 42 Darren Franich
    Bad dialogue, lame plot, fine. The bigger issue: How could a film with Elba and McConaughey have so little swagger?
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Darren Franich
    In Salt and Fire, a bad movie but an intriguing vacation slideshow, Michael Shannon and Veronica Ferres play “characters” (unconvincing, undimensional) and speak “dialogue” (expository, flat).
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Darren Franich
    Somehow, it actually looks cheaper than "Paranormal Activity." It's less funny, too.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Darren Franich
    Here’s a film that turns Michael Fassbender into a puppet, and oh, those strings hold him down.

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