David Parkinson
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For 173 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Parkinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Manhattan
Lowest review score: 40 Love Is in the Air
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 173
  2. Negative: 0 out of 173
173 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Parkinson
    One of Woody's most aesthetically gorgeous films as well as his classic love-hate letter to the city of his soul.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Parkinson
    Has a vigour, a commitment and an intelligence that is absent from too much modern cinema.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    A thriller that twists and turns with an understated power that will have you gripping the arm of your seat. Terrific stuff.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    A touching and revelatory piece of film-making about the plights of real people living in an uncertain world.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Chock full of larger-than-life characters, it's an enthralling insight into a raw, bloodied world.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Captivating and poignant portayal of life on the edge for the disregarded of our societies.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Shot in magisterial black-and-white, veteran director Trueba's drama is a welcome return from the Belle Epoque man.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Storytelling of breathtaking scale and grandeur, even if the complex plotting may twist your synapses along the way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Bleak and compelling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Subtle and multi-layered film-making with compelling performances.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    The mesmerising García and sensitive direction by Lelio light up this delicate yet spiky drama. Terrific stuff from both Chileans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Shot in beautiful black and white with some stunning visuals, Gomes' narrative quest is a understated gem.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    A powerful meditation on personal freedom from a Hungarian auteur.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    It's a stark vision of humanity in a hellish world. Tough and thought-provoking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    This is simply the finest jazz documentary ever made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    The result is both audaciously amusing and provocatively sophisticated.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Funny and freewheeling, it's a joy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    An intense, emotional ride. Uplifting and inspiring.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Hansen-Løve again shows what a gifted storyteller she is with this tender, realistic portrayal of young love.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    A charming, visually sparkling Parisian fantasy with a dark edge.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    As startling and bleakly compelling as you'd expect from this rare combination of director and subject.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    A fun and insightful slice of Roman life. Next up, M25: The Movie?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Wry and haunting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    A gripping study of treachery, identity and survival.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    A welcome return from Hoop Dream director Steve James. Even at just shy of three hours, the format strains to accommodate such a complex, involving true-life story, but it makes a seriously impressive attempt.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Courageous and indelible account and an invaluable perspective of the protests.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Tsangari proves she's one of the freshest voices in European cinema with this offbeat character piece.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    Best known until now for Oscar-winning holocaust drama "The Counterfeiters," Karl Markovics flexes his muscles on the other side of the camera with terrific effect. A fine, moving debut for the new writer/director.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Parkinson
    A compelling study of a small-town lawyer's determination to challenge Cameroon's institutionalised chauvinism, which judiciously combines small triumphs with a daunting sense of the task that lies ahead.

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