David Hiltbrand
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For 119 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 51% 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: 51
Highest review score: 75 Crank
Lowest review score: 12 xXx: State of the Union
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 119
  2. Negative: 37 out of 119
119 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 David Hiltbrand
    The script is a stupid mix of Teutonic tongue twisters (say hello to Herr Schniedelwichsen), hoary German cliches (from phallic sausages to U-boat spoofs), and bad slapstick.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    OK, they squeezed one more lap out of this franchise. It's been a fun ride, but it's time to shut things down. If you get my drift.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 David Hiltbrand
    Yep, it's all fun and games until someone gets brutalized repeatedly. Before you can avert your eyes, it's Katie, bar the door and break out the chain saws.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    Succeeds because the action is supercharged in a style that recalls Mel Gibson's apocalyptic classic, "The Road Warrior." The characters are more than cartoonish, and the plot grips the road. But it's Diesel who provides the nitro injection
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    Surrogates, which borrows tone and content freely from "I, Robot," is all windup and no pitch.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 David Hiltbrand
    An unusually atmospheric outing. Splatter fans may be disappointed, because Nakata isn't interested in a body count.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 David Hiltbrand
    It's hard to understand what Malevolence is doing in theaters. If ever a movie deserved to go directly to DVD, it's this dreary horror treatment.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 David Hiltbrand
    If you actually sit through this enervating ordeal, you'll swear that time is Frozen.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    The Family is a film at once strange and intriguing. It can't seem to settle on a tone. The early eruptions of violence are treated as slapstick when they are most assuredly not. But the climactic showdown, which fairly cries out for a touch of humor, is played as a tense and grim action sequence.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    Ride Along is a film so casual in its conception and execution, it should be titled Drive Thru.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 David Hiltbrand
    The whole thing is rather insipid. But Thomas makes it smoother and more palatable than it deserves to be.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    The script depends entirely too much on a succession of reporters, announcers, and spectators to provide context and detail in clunky, implausible dialogue.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    There is a funny movie to be made from the outrageous egos and excesses of rap music. Death of a Dynasty is not that movie.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 David Hiltbrand
    This is the type of movie best enjoyed as a late-night indulgence on cable. Really late at night, when your eyes are still partially open, but your brain has called it quits.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 David Hiltbrand
    Fortunately for us, they number these Final Destination scarefests. Otherwise, it would be impossible to tell them apart.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    The problem is that these stoic warriors infect Act of Valor with more wooden acting than you'd see at a ventriloquism school.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 David Hiltbrand
    You would think any movie with the word "salmon" in the title would have to be funny. Think again.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    It's highly doubtful that you'll grasp even a little of The Truth About Emanuel after seeing this film. It's not so much a thriller as it is a ride on a runaway crazy train.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 David Hiltbrand
    Vilely violent, Saw 2 is the Phnom Penh of splatter movies.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    There's not much to this movie beyond a slick procession of dark, gleaming violence. But Selene lovers would pay good 3D money to see her fight a parking ticket.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 David Hiltbrand
    The animated film has all the hallmarks of a straight-to-DVD project - inferior plot, dull writing, cheap drawing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    Judy Moody has some enjoyable ingredients. The cast, for instance, rocks it, especially young Aussie actress Jordana Beatty as the title character, a bottle rocket with unruly red hair.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 David Hiltbrand
    Appalling sequel.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    Rarely has a film so equally balanced macho and nacho, but Wrath does leave us with a few valuable lessons: a.) fratricide is a nasty business, best left to the Greeks and b) fighting fire with fire may sound good, but it turns out to be a really stupid idea.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    When remaking a popular film, you must remember this: First, do no harm to the original. Arthur accomplishes this, with Russell Brand slurring his way neatly through the title role.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 David Hiltbrand
    So achingly empty, it's nearly existential.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 David Hiltbrand
    A monster chiller sequel that is visually spectacular but rather overburdened with story.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 David Hiltbrand
    The whole project is a cloying, artificial mess. The slapstick comedy doesn't bite, and the formulaic sentimentality doesn't grip.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 David Hiltbrand
    Even though it's all preliminaries, no main event, Grudge Match is harmless enough as entertainment. Just not as harmless as its poor protagonists.