For 53 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hughes' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 West of Memphis
Lowest review score: 40 Broken City
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
53 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Gregg Araki's sci-fi is a weird and, just occasionally, wonderful skew on the college comedy. Slight but fun.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    A nasty little chiller from the Saw director with the evergreen De Mornay on top form.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    There's undoubtedly comedy mileage in an irreverent sending up of the Signs/Magnolia school of everything-is-connected philosophy. Despite the calibre of the cast, the Duplass brothers mostly fail to find it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Far from the giant mess you’d expect from the delayed release, late title change and a production history as muddled as the source material, Singer’s tall tale is snatched from disaster by an all-hell-breaks-loose third act.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    It's gratifying to see Butler giving a proper acting role the old college try. Despite his best efforts, Forster's film, while pulling no punches, still somehow manages to miss the mark.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Fifty years after he first appeared, Donald E. Westlake’s antihero may have found his perfect avatar. Like Parker’s robberies, it isn’t entirely successful, but Statham and Lopez make enticingly mismatched partners in crime.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    The ever-versatile Winterbottom's loose and limber adaptation doesn't entirely mesh with Hardy's more formal narrative, leaving this feeling disjointed and underpowered. Nevertheless, there's still plenty to enjoy in the director's customary flourishes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Moving if low-key, Jim Loach's debut feature is proof that compassionate, socially conscious filmmaking runs in the family.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    It's a surprise to see Wim Wenders embracing 3D in its full, feature-length glory but the medium works well to capture the graceful swirl of the German choreographer's work.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Another bravura performance from Juliette Binoche glosses over the flaws in a soft-focused glimpse at the seamier side of student life.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    If weapons and wizardry get your blood up, and you prefer your movies dark and brooding and minus the sandals, Solomon Kane fits the bill. It may lack The Lord Of The Rings' majesty, but Robert E. Howard fans will lap it up.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Whether or not the metaphorical aspects excite you, an unshakeable tolerance for high camp and lowbrow humour may be required to fully appreciate Almodóvar’s broad, bawdy comedy — even for fans of his early, funny films.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Polanski’s unavoidably stagy adaptation of David Ives’ celebrated Broadway play is an enjoyably witty two-hander, confined to its theatre setting, yet with much to say about gender roles in the world beyond.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    A documentary of two halves, Gibney's character study of Armstrong is tough and forensic. But whether through a lingering admiration or the film's origins as a straightforward celebration of the cyclist's talents, there are moments when its powder remains a little dryer than perhaps it should.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Chilean writer-director Sebastián Silva’s neither-fish-nor-fowl narrative plays tricks on our minds, without fully engaging our senses.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 David Hughes
    Often funny, outrageously vulgar in places and very, very French.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 David Hughes
    Does to the medieval era what Cage's Wicker Man did to Anthony Shaffer. Hokum and not in a good way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 David Hughes
    A desire to Know What You Did Last Installment is likely to be the biggest draw for Scream number four, but if this proves to be the last in the series, it's a bloody shame it ended not with a Scream but a whimper.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 David Hughes
    If this ‘power corrupts’ potboiler had been made in the 1990s — with, say, Andy Garcia, Gene Hackman and Kim Basinger — it would already have felt old-fashioned. Forget it, Jake, it’s no "Chinatown."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 David Hughes
    Good fun, but O'Nan doesn't take this film nearly as far as it could go, leaving the plot and its characters somewhat two-dimensional in their obvious stereotyping.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 David Hughes
    Intermittently funny but erratically structured, it's a rare disappointment from Shelton.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 David Hughes
    Another shake-and-bake Stath special, boasting the requisite punchy-fighty action and some pleasing sleaziness from Franco and Bosworth, but it's ponderously handled by director Fleder.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 David Hughes
    Newcomers will be puzzled by the clumsy contextualisation and muddled motivation of characters who, robbed of their inner lives by a clunky script, are left floundering amid the melodrama and speak-the-plot dialogue.