David Hiltbrand
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For 126 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hiltbrand's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 50
Highest review score: 75 Fading Gigolo
Lowest review score: 12 xXx: State of the Union
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 126
  2. Negative: 39 out of 126
126 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    The tone is surreal, at once visceral and clinical, making Bronson an unsettling experience: savage, disturbing, and yet somehow fascinating.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    An unusually atmospheric outing. Splatter fans may be disappointed, because Nakata isn't interested in a body count.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    Oddly enough, though Land of the Dead is more clever and grand than Romero's early classics, it is not as haunting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    Ain't nothin' but a party, y'all.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    If you can stomach the hard-R rating, this is a smart, sexy and funny sprint.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    One caveat: The film has more blood-splatter than a dozen zombie movies. If you can handle that, Doomsday's drunken mash-up of futuristic and feudal is surprisingly satisfying.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    Part of Glee's charm has always been its innocent amateurishness, its just-folks aura. The live show clings to that conceit - with some pyrotechnics thrown in.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    The plot and dialogue are still stilted and stupid, but that only proves that Justin Lin, who has directed the last four F & Fs, has his priorities straight.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    It's a tasty buffet of food gags, both visual and verbal. When they say "We're toast," they really mean it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    Frozen establishes a strong, confident tone: Cool mythology, rich, vivid animation, and 3-D effects that are actually worth seeing, not just migraine-inducing distractions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    The gadgetry and fight scenes are nicely rendered. The aeronautical battles, though, fall well short of state-of-the-art. Maybe they're collateral damage to the film's goofy style.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    A devastating psychological thriller, Prisoners pulls us deep into our worst fear: the Amber Alert. Then it holds us under.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    The result is a funny and raucously lewd comedy fueled with enough penis jokes to keep an actual fraternity in stitches for a trimester.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    Lean's classic is something of a picnic compared to The Railway Man, which contains horrific scenes of torture.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    This is a very New York film with a distinctly vintage atmosphere thanks to the sepia tint and cool jazz that plays throughout scenes - and sometimes over the dialogue.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    More important, Nicholls has created a rich alternative conclusion, one that poignantly sweetens the love story. It's a novel approach to Great Expectations - sharp and gritty giving way to a sentimental finish - and a satisfying one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    The raw emotions on display need no translation. David Mackenzie directs the film in a piercingly realistic style. His ingenious decision to forgo a score makes Starred Up even more immersive, because all you hear is the dehumanizing din of prison.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    An exceptionally fine children's film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    An engaging if transparent tearjerker of the first water.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    Invention - a mash-up of two Jim Carrey comedies, "Liar Liar" and "Bruce Almighty" - flirts with being a one-gag pony. Shocking sincerity loses its comic impact after a while.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    A brazen, earsplitting, eye-popping, oddly satisfying action extravaganza, though it veers wildly off-target in its second hour.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    A sturdy and cohesive representative of what tends to be a flimsy and tawdry B-movie genre. It even has a moral: People who live in wax houses shouldn't start fires.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    This remake is about half of a very likable film. But in movies (as in auto races) it isn't how you start, it's how you finish. And Herbie should have kept something in the tank for the late going.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    Thanks to director Roger Kumble's breathless pacing, Just Friends manages to outrun most of its flaws. And its likable leads - the coolly clownish Reynolds and the feline-faced Smart - fill this empty Christmas stocking with glee.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    A monster chiller sequel that is visually spectacular but rather overburdened with story.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    BMH2 is a harmless, genial outing, a comedy that is amusing without ever rising to the level of funny. You sit through the film with a smile on your face, waiting for the laughs that never come.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    An extremely broad and sometimes crude comedy.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    Harlin, with his customary visual brio, has created a film that is deliriously watchable. It's just not all that interesting. In the end, The Covenant is simply a glossier version of TV's "Charmed."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    The sequel is a dizzying succession of pranks, Candid Camera-like sketches, and, that old crowd-pleaser, the boys actively courting their own grievous harm. This is what you get when a generation grows up watching far too many "Roadrunner" cartoons while sitting on the couch eating bowl after bowl of Lucky Charms.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    Like "Man on Fire," the previous collaboration between Washington and Scott, Déjà Vu is stunning but poorly paced, a film that manages to be both captivating and frustrating.

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