David Gritten

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For 15 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Gritten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Incendies
Lowest review score: 40 Diana
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
15 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Gritten
    Incendies is no one’s idea of a joyful ride, but it’s a remarkable work, and its complex story etches itself on the memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    Sophisticated, sharp and funny, Le Week-End achieves an unusual coup: it’s a film about two older characters that is neither deeply gloomy (like, say, Amour) nor twinkly and cheerily upbeat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    It’s Thompson as the heroically unbiddable Travers who makes the most of it; her bravura performance effectively dominates the film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    With the magnificent Elba to anchor it, the film gradually achieves a sort of grandeur, in the manner of the hero it depicts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    Junger’s film is a decent, heartfelt tribute.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    It’s sweet-natured and amusing, with a story to captivate kids; yet the script has enough witty touches to keep adults laughing too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    Particle Fever offers enough broad explanation to keep lay persons up to speed. Where it excels is in depicting the various personalities involved.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    Wiese’s film is an efficient piece of work, competent as a film but blistering as an example of human rights advocacy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    Captain Phillips is a triumph of solid, professional and sometimes inspired film crafts, deserving of all the plaudits that come its way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Gritten
    Rush has sex, glamour, a fair degree of wit and a breathless, pedal-to-the-metal spirit. But its greatest achievement may be to underline that there are real men, all vulnerable flesh and blood, inside those infernal machines.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 David Gritten
    Lovelace tells a difficult story creditably, yet its period detail has the effect of distancing the story, and its heroine remains an enigma.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 David Gritten
    That it largely succeeds says much for writer-director Turturro’s sly, subtle skills.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 David Gritten
    It’s hardly fascinating. It doesn’t offer new facts about the Princess’s life. And it certainly doesn’t explain her complexity or contradictions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 David Gritten
    There are those who find Žižek a delight; but well before the two-hour mark, one feels he has delighted us long enough.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 David Gritten
    Their fans will love the efficient, well-shot concert scenes: but its woeful parallel story suggests bands like Metallica are rarely more than one remove from Spinal Tap.

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