Dennis Harvey
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For 699 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 Watchers of the Sky
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 699
699 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    The definitive screen chronicle to date of homosexual persecution under the Third Reich.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    Very much in line with his maiden screen efforts "In the Company of Men" and "Your Friends and Neighbors"...ends with a satisfying shudder of recognition at the extreme cruelty possible within human relationships, particularly those conceived by Neil LaBute.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    Emphasis on its combustible emotions, suspense and surprising humor should help draw sophisticated audiences who, once lured, will quickly find themselves hooked for the duration.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    If the satire feels familiar, and the dramatics often contrived, there's rarely a moment here when something funny, intense or cleverly interconnected doesn't keep one's synapses firing on overdrive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    A luxuriously old-fashioned star vehicle custom-fit to its topliner's strengths, which come across to sensational effect.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    Excellent documentary American Hardcore chronicles the short-lived but influential musical moment when a defiantly anti-commercial underground put a distinctive U.S. stamp on the hitherto Brit-driven punk movement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    Intelligent political satire this expertly acted is nothing to sneeze at.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    Its modest surface belies the depths of a lovely seriocomedy that concisely lays bare all kinds of uncomfortable dynamics in seemingly casual, low-key fashion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    A riveting account of how a soldier's death in Afghanistan was spun into a web of public lies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    A concise overview's clarity and an epic narrative shape, with a happy ending to boot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    It’s an inspiring picture, particularly given the difficulty of imagining one of today’s sports superstars going so far out on a limb for unpopular beliefs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    Despite its ostensibly depressing subject and a few tough-to-watch sequences, Blood Brother is never less than engrossing, and it’s often delightful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    An impressive and artful cinematic thesis of palpable substance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    An affectionate but aptly complex view of one of our epoch's great philosophers.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Despite occasional bad-taste outrageousness, overall tone is surprisingly sweet, even lyrical and romantic at times.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Results may not be Nobel Prize material, but they're zesty and cogent.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    A breezy, good-humored love letter to the city itself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    A real-life inspirational comedy that should beguile viewers regardless of their operatic taste (or distaste).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Debuting helmer Walter assembles an aptly colorful package, with stylistic integration of elements from Johnson's delightful visual art. A major plus is the skittering percussion score by bebop jazz great Max Roach.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    An unbeatably colorful life story.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Offers radical sexual politics in a jester's surprise package of impudent humor and Situationist-style found-footage monkeyshines.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Good escapist entertainment, and the effect is ingratiating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Doesn’t always convince, particularly in the last lap. But it’s an engrossing, unusual, imaginatively executed bit of psychological gamesmanship nonetheless.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This underground scene makes other "extreme sports" look as harmless as tiddlywinks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Too abstract and self-referential for the average action fan's comprehension. But buffs will be delighted by a package that finds the near-80-year-old helmer giddily tipping hat to the genre conventions, themes and over-the-top aesthetics that long since lent him mad-visionary status.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Expertly edited chronicle doesn't lead to any major explosion, but reveals plenty -- little of it pleasant -- en-route.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Pics greatest achievement is its sharply poignant dialogue which, despite the horrible consequences of the contest it describes, is also darkly amusing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Never less than gripping as an account of what happened and what went terribly wrong.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Wilkerson's indictment is unapologetically agitprop. He sees Butte history as a testimony to "capitalist class" exploitation, corruption and environmental disaster.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Bigger, Longer & Uncut will make it harder still to dismiss, or kill, this cultural mini-phenom — not least because the feature is a more clever diversion than anyone had any right to expect.

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