For 642 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 Paragraph 175
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 85 out of 642
642 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Tulip has the conviction as well as the artlessness of a saber-rattling speech at a political fundraising dinner, one that preaches fire and brimstone to inflame the already converted. Those seeking a more nuanced portrayal of the challenges facing the country will be less satisfied.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Utterly routine futuristic horror-thriller The Colony substitutes the term “ferals” for plain old zombies (the modern, fast-moving kind), and that’s about it for originality.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Serviceable but uninspired, this latest version of Emile Zola’s much-adapted 1867 novel “Therese Raquin” sends its characters to their doom on schedule without stirring much sense of tragedy or emotional involvement.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Played flatly head-on with some poetic pretensions, the concept never becomes particularly credible or appealing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    The results don’t feel disjointed so much as oddly undernourished and a bit toothless for what’s intended as a bold (mostly) comic expose.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Rote character writing, voicing and animation devalue the more impressive design elements of Joe Pearson’s long-aborning project.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    The film has a very good idea in using a single soldier’s perspective to explore how tension and boredom can lead to such extreme misconduct, but it doesn’t go far enough, in the end leaving a disgraceful chapter just dimly illuminated in psychological terms.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Stan Brooks’ first directorial feature provides scant psychological depth, drawing its characters and staging their incidents in crude fashion, despite superficial production gloss.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Even more empty a luxury vehicle than its predecessor, M:I 2 pushes the envelope in terms of just how much flashy packaging an audience will buy when there's absolutely nada inside.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    A pat, hollow exercises with few tricks (or treats) up its sleeve.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    It's equal parts wacky, sappy and sniggery.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Despite its occasional visual interest, avant-garde package is far from the accessible tortured-artist portrait helmer essayed 15 years ago in "Vincent." Even committed dance and experimental cinema fans are likely to find this rough sledding.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    A stilted, heavy-handed parable about fascistic intolerance.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    A mediocre ensemble comedy-drama that's not particularly funny, involving or even nostalgic.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Pic's complete lack of cinematic verve, along with bland tech work, do much to drain the juice out of what should have been a fierce, fun battle of the sexes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    A disappointingly rote entry in the '70s teen nostalgia sweepstakes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Even in a more fluid package, this mix of camp comedy and bathos would seem artificial.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Its central theme being the struggle between Christianity and homophobia -- though what's onscreen is far too vanilla in both content and execution to spark much enthusiasm.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    At times plays as if it were aimed at children, but more often simply seems to be aiming blind at whatever genre cliche the five credited writers fix upon in any given scene.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    At best routinely assembled -- at worst barely competent. The slapstick is labored, and the bigger setpieces flat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Grim in theme yet seldom effective or convincing in execution.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Likely lack of much critical enthusiasm or positive word-of-mouth will induce quick theatrical falloff, with better news likely down the line for rental merchants.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Uncertain whether to go for straight suspense or gross-out effects, genre in-joking or schlock cinema-of-parodic-excess, Eli Roth's backwoods horror opus Cabin Fever seldom sticks with any one tactic.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    This not particularly well shot/organized feature isn't very engaging on the human level, either.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Johnson (who scripted "Grumpy Old Men") flattens out any promise so completely that the feature resembles nothing so much as a subpar "Hallmark Hall of Fame" entry.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Saw
    A crude concoction sewn together from the severed parts of prior horror/serial killer pics.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    This shameless knockoff marches lock-stepped through moves that were already looking as tired as the Macarena.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Offers plenty of splat with its slapstick. But this strenuous zombie yukfest is no more sophisticated than its nail-on-head title -- making it a joke no smarter than the movies it riffs on.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Too underground in feel.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Harvey
    Without the songs, the underdeveloped bisexual triangle would seem shapeless. Even with the music, the film is a poorly crafted grab-bag of ideas barely elaborated upon enough to sustain a 20-minute short.