For 84 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hughes' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 West of Memphis
Lowest review score: 40 Half of a Yellow Sun
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
84 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 David Hughes
    Some of his Salgado's depictions of human suffering are not for the faint-hearted but, like this fine film, demand to be seen. Unmissable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Hughes
    Prepare to be shocked, disturbed, awed... and, if you expected justice to prevail at last, ultimately devastated.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Hughes
    As bleak, unflinching and utterly unmissable as its predecessor.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Hughes
    Michael Haneke's Palme D'Or winner is uncomfortable, uncompromising, unflinching... and utterly unmissable. Old age may not be a reality you wish to confront, but you must see this film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 David Hughes
    Grim, gruelling but beautifully shot, this is intelligent, sophisticated horror.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Hughes
    Julianne Moore gives the performance of her career (no mean feat, given the strength of her previous work) in this heartbreaking yet life-affirming tale of a woman determined to hold onto her identity while under attack from a debilitating mental disease.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Hughes
    Insightful, revelatory and profound, Moreh's Oscar-nominated documentary combines riveting interviews, archive footage and - yes - state-of-the-art photographic effects to offer a unique perspective on the Israel-Palestine issue.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    July's second film, while not quite as perfectly realised as her debut, nimbly avoids the 'sophomore slump', providing the curious with another window into her highly idiosyncratic world.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    A flawed yet fascinating Aussie indie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    The former comedy co-stars (Knocked Up) are superbly cast in this fascinating, fact-based story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    The heartfelt telling of a truly extraordinary true story with a mesmerising central performance.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Ida
    Pawlikowski has a photographer’s eye for composition, and every crisp, monochrome frame could be a postcard from Poland’s tragic, turbulent past.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    It's hard to imagine that the prodigiously gifted Dolan is still in his early twenties. This is another work of marvellous maturity and assurance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Sarah Polley's second film is a masterfully painted portrait of an ordinary marriage under threat, dominated by a central performance of exquisite subtlety and observation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    With his fourth film as writer-director, Judd Apatow has arguably made his most personal film yet, without forgetting to make us laugh.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Recalling Harvey Keitel’s tortured cop in Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant, Devereaux is an unreconstructed, unrepentant monster with no hope of, or interest in, redemption. It’s a fearless, heroic performance in a provocative, important film. [Unrated Version]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Six years after "Little Miss Sunshine," Dayton and Faris deliver a comedy that sparkles with wit and substance. But from the script to her portrayal of the title character, Ruby Sparks belongs to Zoe Kazan, who joins the likes of Sarah Polley and Brit Marling in the rarified ranks of actress/screenwriter double-threats.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Crackling with energy and fizzing with ideas, this fresh take on Frankenstein is a thrilling adaptation that reinvigorates a well-worn tale.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Christophe Honoré goes epic in a tale of interlocking lives that owes a debt to Jacques Demy. It won't be to everyone's taste but it's playful enough to win us over.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    A eye-popping visual treat and a journey into the creative spirit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    While it doesn’t defy genre conventions like "Cabin In The Woods," Wingard’s tale of a dysfunctional family under siege is an outrageously entertaining crowd-pleaser — if you have the stomach for it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    An indie with real pedigree and smarts, Holofcener's comedy of manners is well-observered and well worth watching.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Two-and-a-half hours long, but never slow, The Wailing takes its time to burrow under your skin, but by the time it weaves its dark, potent spell, it leaves you with a lingering, unshakeable sense of dread that Hollywood horror films can rarely muster.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    A brittle black comedy that has plenty to say about modern manhood and the human survival instinct.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Mainstream audiences may find this too oddball to appreciate as a straight thriller. But tune into its strange frequency and there is much to enjoy — perhaps even adore.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    The Duplass brothers enter the mainstream with a touching, original and supremely funny film, whose improvisational style sets it apart from other comedies, and marks the emergence of two major new talents. Great performances, too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    With a debut film, Katalin Varga, shot entirely in Hungarian, Strickland isn't one for the easy option. This excellent follow-up plunges into equally unusual terrain with similarly pleasing results
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Triebel is an outstanding presence in this slow-burning thriller, which continues to smoulder long after the credits roll.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Although the monochrome photography will invite comparisons with Manhattan, Frances Ha is closer in spirit to Godard than Woody Allen. Anchored by a charming performance from Greta Gerwig, it’s as light and breezy as a walk in Central Park, and just as refreshing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hughes
    Even Oedipus would be left scratching his head by this bonkers but drily funny tale of one family's forlorn search for normality.

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