Dennis Harvey
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For 677 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 Timecode
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 677
677 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    A classic case of "Better if you didn't read the book" cinema, Loverboy emerges an OK character study of an abnormally possessive mother.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Forgettable fun for the undiscriminating.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    3 Needles is a great discussion tool for World AIDS Awareness Day that never achieves coherent shape as a three-paneled drama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    It's not exactly good, but it's not bad, and far from boring.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    This upmarket slasher is a well-produced but slow-moving thriller that never quite roars to life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Striking and self-indulgent in equal measure, Cam Archer's first feature, Wild Tigers I Have Known, is an impressive declaration of talent that nonetheless gets a little drunk and disorderly at the trough of High Art. Arresting visual and sonic textures frequently overwhelm sketchy narrative, leaving surface provocation too seldom ballasted by deeper psychological truths or emotional impact.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Given his writer-producer credits on good-to-great recent sitcoms ("My Name Is Earl," "Arrested Development," "Grounded for Life"), one might expect more situational wit, or at least some snappy patter, from Brian Copeland's first bigscreen script. Instead, the humor rests primarily on slapstick wipeouts that have no physical consequence.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    "Thing" suffers the familiar curse of Canadian seriocomedy -- just nice enough in content and stylistically like a telepic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Wins no points for delicacy. Still, it does score some laughs.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    A slick but forgettable, characterless thriller.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Slick, good-looking, cluttered pic won't please fans of novelist Susan Cooper's original "The Dark Is Rising" sequence. But then, they are mostly grown-ups by now, and this very Hollywood-style adaptation of a very English book is aimed squarely at tweens.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Excels at bloodthirsty action, though dialogue and human-interest aspects are a tad anemic. Result is a mixed bag but has a catchy premise and quite enough splatter to satisfy gorehounds.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    This slick effort is effectively creepsome until it bogs down somewhat in plot explication.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Given the abysmal quality of recent spoof pics, it's saying something that Superhero Movie provides a fairly steady stream of midsized laughs -- and even the 40% or so of gags that just lie there aren't actively painful.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    On its own terms, it's a handsome albeit unexceptional juvenile adventure shot on some magnificent Chinese locations.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    The kind of entertainment perhaps better suited to drinking games than full viewer attention.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    This convoluted, arbitrary, overlong whimsy will strike most grown-ups as childish, and is far too violent and pretentious for kids.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Predicament makes the picture kin to 2001's "Trembling Before G-d," about gay Orthodox Jews. Both docs share the same fascination and limitation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Sometimes succeeds, but mostly comes off as a vanity project for writer-star Brent Gorski.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Kabluey is short on the cutes and ca-ca jokes. But it's also short on substance, despite a watchable supporting cast and an amiable overall tenor.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    This middling drama has no glaring faults, but simply lacks the intended urgency.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Amusing but unevenly inspired tale of a deluded high school drama teacher's attempt to stage a career-saving extravaganza has some laughs, to be sure.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Cheerfully embracing his status as cult B-movie genre megastar even as he sends it up, Bruce Campbell's sophomore directorial excursion, My Name is Bruce, is a big in-joke of definite if limited appeal.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    In style and content, Sarah Jessica Parker starrer is the kind of earnest, talky, modestly scaled social-issue pic that seems predestined for the smallscreen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Mathew Kaufman and Jon Hart's documentary is just functionally assembled, lacking the style or larger social context that distinguished similar studies like "Inside Deep Throat."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    There may be a fairly sharp line dividing those who find the whole delightfully odd, and those irked by what could be read as a faux childlike simplicity to the enterprise.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Fix
    The diversity of visual tactics, characters, settings and incidents keep this shaggy-dog tale consistently diverting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Isn't about science vs. faith so much as that well-worn dramatic hook, the loss of a child.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Even by recent standards for mainstream comedy packaging, "Tub" looks dull and ugly.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Nancy Savoca's workmanlike record of a La Mama stage performance taped last December finds the comic spinning some not-especially-interesting anecdotes about her bewildered actions that day, before turning toward more incisive political commentary.