Dennis Harvey

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For 825 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 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Listen to Me Marlon
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
825 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Impresses with the originality of its observation, storytelling techniques and filmmaking style.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Combines straightforward coming-of-age narrative with Maori mysticism to most engaging effect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    A potent, engrossing look at several young refugees from Sudan's disastrous, endless civil war who've been relocated to the U.S.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Beautifully evokes the enduring appeal of English singer-songwriter Nick Drake.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    A surprisingly cogent, entertaining, even rabble-rousing indictment of perhaps the most influential institutional model for our era.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Potent docudocu by Katy Chevigny and Kirsten Johnson makes a strong case against capital punishment by pointing up the fallibility of the justice system, while offering an inspiring portrait of one politico who actually seems guided foremost by conscience.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    The terrific DIG! offers a unique chance to watch two classic rock band scenarios unfold simultaneously.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Its own mythology aside, this flamboyant, graphic and disturbing quasi-docu reenactment of a notorious chapter in U.S. counterculture life is a fascinating if peculiar accomplishment.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Emerges a surprisingly in-depth, wistful look at outgrowing a youth-only subculture.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    A powerful and damning look at the long-term impact of sexual abuse.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    As boisterous as it is sobering.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This genuine curio maintains its mystery to the end.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Essentially a worst-case-scenario white-knuckler executed with terrifically focused skill and realism.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Avoiding rote inspirational notes as well as boyz-in-the-hood violence, scrupulously low-key drama nonetheless builds to a powerful impact.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    What Away From Her achieves is quite admirable-- a low-key, intelligent setting for performances marked by those same qualities.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Acreditable mix of character study and thriller elements, Tim Hunter's The Maker skirts but manages to elude several current genre traps - particularly those cliches surrounding both angstful-teen dramas and hip neo-noirs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    It's one of the best Broadway-tuner adaptations in recent years -- yes, arguably even better than those Oscar-winning ones.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This hectic pileup of supernatural nonsense is a treasure trove of seemingly unintentional hilarity. Although lacking helmer's usual aesthetic panache, this "Mother" is a cheesy, breathless future camp classic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Subject's career being inextricably tied to two extremely entertaining U.S. decades, Gonzo has a wealth of delightful archival footage to draw on, both directly involving Thompson and evoking the cultural landscape around him.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Engaging documentary draws on plentiful archival footage and A-list interviewees, and should lure dedicated nostalgists.

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