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 Watchers of the Sky
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 95 out of 735
735 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    The two leads’ clashing styles might work if the film were entirely about two superficially similar people’s inability to truly find common ground. But as we’re finally intended to judge their meeting a profound connective one on at least some levels, the chemistry simply feels off.
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    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    The expected satire of religious gullibility and charlatanism proves toothless; worse, a cast of very funny people is given very little funny to do.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    The characters, situations and dialogue too seldom escape cliche in Gabriel Cowan’s watchable but unmemorable feature.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    This feature directing debut for Adam Carolla and frequent writing/producing collaborator Kevin Hench is an amiable, nicely assembled semi-autobiographical fiction that will please the former’s fans.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    The Barber is a slick but ultimately underwhelming psychochiller.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    The relative restraint of keeping any supernatural creatures and most violence just offscreen works well to maintain suspense. It’s too bad Beck and Woods didn’t exercise equal caution in the dialogue department.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Energetic but poorly structured.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Doesn't compare favorably with David Schisgall's similarly themed "The Lifestyle," released to arthouses last year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Lee crafts actions and situations that are credible without being particularly engrossing -- recognition doesn't necessarily translate into absorbsion.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    A walk on the "dark side" that moves far more slowly than limited character insight requires.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    A colorful, lurid and ultimately so-what look at obnoxious personalities careening down their own road to ruin.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    A simple misfire rather than a world-class fiasco. This misguided attempt to remake Lina Wertmuller's corrosive 1974 satire as a wistful romance is only unintentionally funny in the last reel.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Unfortunately that blast-off heralds an orbit to nowhere, with initial delight fading as pic runs out of ideas all too soon, never building a sense of momentum or narrative thrust.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Does get slightly better as it goes along.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Though slick and diverting in some aspects, increasingly silly pic has trouble meshing disparate elements --- horror, superhero fantasy, straight-up action --- into a workable whole.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Worth seeing for its wealth of archival footage hitherto little-seen outside Communist bloc nations, Fidel nonetheless errs badly by slapping a quasi-objective journalistic tenor onto content so flattering and uncritical it might pass for an old "This Is Your Life" episode.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    A typical grab bag of works of varying depth, all of them breezy and entertaining.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Lacking the knockout lead perfs or more whimsical tone that might have transcended script's dubious logic, pic comes off as a so-so theatrical stunt delivered via the wrong medium.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Pic's air of connoisseurist homage overwhelms a haphazard screenplay and characters who are hard to warm up to.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Isn't an embarrassment. Rather, it's an acceptably executed, thoroughly routine time-killer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    A serviceable youth pic that's marginally less dumb than November's urban quasi-musical "Honey."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Minimally funny comedy feels like a Disney Channel pic that got boosted to theatrical after Lohan scored a hit opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in the "Freaky Friday" remake.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    An awkward blend of documentary and genre pic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Beyond the participants' friends and co-workers, it's hard to imagine an audience for this professionally packaged exercise in navel gazing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Neither fish nor fowl, slick yet strangely rudderless Ghostlight sounds interesting in description but lacks fascination in actual viewing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Surprises are reserved for the final half-hour, at which point the slow-paced Palmetto has long since fossilized as a routine exercise in ceiling-fan, sweaty-forehead noir-by-numbers.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    The thing-a-ma-jigs have it out with the whatch-a-ma-call-its -- as several humans scurry and scream between -- in Alien Vs. Predator, the kind of two-for-one dogfight (last repped by "Freddy Vs. Jason") that usually does more to bury a franchise than revive it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    As generic in every aspect as Brian De Palma's original was inventive.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Has a quasi-verite, improvisational feel that appears truthful. But it doesn't lend much sympathy, or depth, to characters who never seem worth knowing.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Rude, heavily contrived, pretty funny, just remotely connected to real-world youth life.

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