Dennis Harvey
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For 735 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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 Still Walking
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 95 out of 735
735 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    A riveting account of how a soldier's death in Afghanistan was spun into a web of public lies.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    The definitive screen chronicle to date of homosexual persecution under the Third Reich.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    A luxuriously old-fashioned star vehicle custom-fit to its topliner's strengths, which come across to sensational effect.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    A concise overview's clarity and an epic narrative shape, with a happy ending to boot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    An impressive and artful cinematic thesis of palpable substance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Harvey
    Intelligent political satire this expertly acted is nothing to sneeze at.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Picture makes an engrossing case for justice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Furiously paced -- just shy of the sensory-overload point -- pic duly merits comparison to its spiritual granddaddy "Mean Streets," not in the usual imitative sense but rather in the freshness, character acuity and low-budget high style brought to a different NYC ethnic milieu.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    An unbeatably colorful life story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Pic itself is a long haul, at nearly 2½ hours; yet one needn't be a fan of Metallica or heavy metal to be engrossed throughout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Bittersweet, charming yet often very thorny.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Emerges a surprisingly in-depth, wistful look at outgrowing a youth-only subculture.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    OC87 serves both its subject and its viewers well by chronicling a process that is actually insightful, entertaining and apparently successful.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    In one of the most accessible versions of Hamlet yet committed to film, Campbell Scott's self-helmed Great Dane is more than ever a man for our time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s heavily autobiographical novel is ideally cast and skillfully handled.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This underground scene makes other "extreme sports" look as harmless as tiddlywinks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Well-shot and edited, Anvil! is an underdog saga even non-metalheads will root for. It tows that fine line between chuckling at its protags' somewhat absurd situation and celebrating their sheer unwillingness to give up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Makes a compelling case for raising him (Bukowski) from cult status to the top rank of 20th century U.S. literary figures -- while providing ample evidence of a very colorful life and times.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Never less than gripping as an account of what happened and what went terribly wrong.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Assembly is brisk and high-grade, allowing for the variable quality of archival materials.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Offers lush and compelling drama drawn from Evelyn Waugh's beloved novel. Purists may blanch at the screenplay's changes to the source material's narrative fine points, but its spirit survives intact.
    • 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
    A surprisingly cogent, entertaining, even rabble-rousing indictment of perhaps the most influential institutional model for our era.

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