Dennis Harvey

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For 796 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 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 Vulgar
Score distribution:
796 movie reviews
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    It's an easy watch that nonetheless consistently feels like a grazing blow rather than a knockout.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Hanging out with a 1970s cult figure of raunchy R&B "party records" is less fun than one would expect in The Weird World of Blowfly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Never quite dull, neither does it ever find a viable rhythm, narrative arc or crux of emotional engagement.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Pedantic, humorless and one-sided -- qualities that won't encourage exposure beyond the activist left.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    “Babylon” actually provides little more than a lot of vague insinuations. Exasperatingly, it doesn’t even offer more detail on the Dmitrichenko affair.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Content is engrossing (if so fast-paced that uninformed viewers might easily get lost), but packaging is sometimes questionable.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Good-looking and entertaining, if unmemorable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Competently made but unconvincing melodrama.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    A pleasant and polished first feature for director Gene Cajayon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Well-made if not particularly insightful docu should be catnip to Phishheads, while the previously unconverted are likely to stay that way.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    "Thing" suffers the familiar curse of Canadian seriocomedy -- just nice enough in content and stylistically like a telepic.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Though interviews here are primarily with former camp followers and pic was made by one, overall perspective is just critical enough to satisfy both New Age types and curious skeptics.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    The modest splash made by Andreas Dresen's Dogme-styled 2002 drama "Grill Point" raised expectations his projects since haven't quite met, including the new Summer in Berlin.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    It will be up to viewers to decide whether God Help the Girl is ingratiatingly naive art, gratingly inept art, or a bit of both.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    No aspect asserts itself strongly enough for the whole to satisfy, and at times the pic’s humorless approach to cliches unintentionally borders on “MacGruber” territory.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    At the Devil’s Door (which premiered at SXSW last spring under the title “Home”) ends up too tentative and underdeveloped, playing like an attenuated prologue for a bigger film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Entertaining but never fully engrossing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    This slick effort is effectively creepsome until it bogs down somewhat in plot explication.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Too bad this shrilly tuned comedy doesn't demand more than clock-punching effort from everyone involved.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    A curious tale about a man searching for his missing dog in a suburban bubble where everything is a little askew, has some laughs, but it doesn’t take long for the absurdist humor to pall among a pileup of nonsensical ideas that would be funnier if grounded in a less hazy concept.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Emerges an uneven, occasionally vivid, ultimately unsatisfactory treatment of themes that should've packed more punch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    It’s a chirpy heart-on-sleeve confection that’s populist in a somewhat generic way.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    A slick but forgettable, characterless thriller.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on just how much 14-year-old boy you've got in ya.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Rambling road-trip comedy Slow Jam King offers agreeable shenanigans as three mismatched characters find themselves stuck together on a long drive from New York City to Nashville.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Respectably crafted to avoid lurid excess, feature is nonetheless a bit potboilerish in its pileup of sexy, violent, duplicitous circumstances that plague the consciences of latter-day clergymen.

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