Dennis Harvey
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For 711 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 4.1 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 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 711
711 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    An exercise in bad taste that takes itself just seriously enough to be offensive.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Inspiration is running thin in comedian Margaret Cho's fourth concert film, a routine stand-up set that compares poorly to her oft-hilarious first two.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    The wait for laughs lasts the entire length of Waiting ..., first feature from writer-director Rob McKittrick that aims to be a "Clerks"-type comedy set in a chain restaurant but ends up somewhere below a "Porky's" sequel.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    There are potentially funny ideas, but the barely-there script, performances and direction go for a deadpan tenor that's not supported by much actual wit.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Scary Movie 4 finds horror parody overshadowed by ho-hum groin blows, C-list celebrity cameos, slapstick child abuse, soon-to-be-forgotten hip-hop personalities, plus scatalogical and gay jokes; real laughs are few.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    In the end, Silent Hill degenerates into an overblown replay of all those "Twilight Zone" and Stephen King stories in which outsiders stumble upon a time-warped location from which there's no escape.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    With Mariel Hemingway a credible Sapphic Stallone, this passable action trash should satisfy as fun original programming for gay-targeted Here! cable net.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    A by-the-numbers ensemble dramedy that hits every underdog and gay-fish-out-of-water cliche on the nose.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Justin Lo is -- in descending order of competence -- producer, director, editor, writer and star of debut feature The Conrad Boys. He should've hired a better actor for the lead, but then this low-budget indie would lack its vanity project raison d'etre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Clearly, director Nolan is aiming for something else. But the delight in sheer gamesmanship that marked his breakout "Memento" doesn't survive this project's gimmickry and aspirations toward "Les Miserables"-style epic passion.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Forgettable PG-13 pic will particularly strike fans of harder-edged recent horror pix as much ado about not much.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    The "Hostel" similarities may strike some as too close for comfort, not only in plot outline but also in general mix of xenophobia, sexploitation, sadism and gore.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    An exercise in canned cuteness, Because I Said So pushes its normally appealing stars, Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, over the edge of sitcom hysteria.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    It's a bad heterosexual date movie (more a date-gone-wrong), has too limited a gay angle for that demographic, and is about characters who are not particularly likable as individuals or as a couple.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Dull casting and cliche-ridden writing drain everyone of vividness.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Harold's thriller does have an attention-getting plot hook, but piles on too many narrative gimmicks to maintain suspense or credibility.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    This decent if derivative scare machine should benefit from a lack of genre competition.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Even the weakest "Desperate Housewives" episode packs more heat than this tepid romantic comedy-fantasy, whose basic plot gimmick has been done as far back as "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    A blandly cast and crafted remake of the same-titled 2004 Thai pic that itself emulated J-horror norms, which seemed a lot fresher back then.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Ultimately less dependent on suspense or even scares than on squirm-inducing grossouts, this tale of Yank hardbodies vs. carnivorous creepers should flower briefly in hardtops, then spread like an invasive weed in ancillary.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    This anything-goes exercise isn't dull -- one just wishes the outrageousness were more consistently funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    A handsome contraption that's never very engaging, let alone convincing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Palahniuk's antic absurdism is duly present, but the hurtling pace and barely-underlying nihilism that transferred to screen so vividly in "Fight Club" aren't much in evidence here.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Comedic and sentimental beats are as predictable as the storytelling is sloppy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Considering its theme and setting, there's something very wrong with a Good that seems merely competent, uninspired and a bit old-hat.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Weak even by the standard of uninspired recent Asian-horror remakes, The Uninvited is more likely to induce snickers and yawns than shudders and yelps.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    If the original could be accused of having a real point (even a subtext), the uninspired redo has none whatsoever.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Those involved got to spend weeks at a Bora Bora luxury resort; all we get is this not lousy but unmemorable tropical-vacation comedy.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Eating Out: All You Can Eat somewhat departs from the series' gay spin on the raunchy teen sex comedy in favor of semi-sincere romantic comedy -- after a crass and abysmal first stretch, that is.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Pleasant enough overall, if also somewhat gratingly old-fashioned.

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