Dennis Harvey

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For 761 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 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Listen to Me Marlon
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 99 out of 761
761 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    High-spirited but hobbled by lame dialogue and sheer overkill, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead marks an instance where too much of a good thing means it just isn’t good anymore.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    A deeper glimpse of the San Diego indie-rock scene around him might have made Brook's self-absorbed resentment less overbearing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Goes beyond simple Bush-bashing to paint a horrifying portrait of organized U.S. imperialist expansion and public deception stretching back to the early Reagan era.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Results at times seem as much p.c. travelogue as serious docu inquiry.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Promises much in an ominously atmospheric package that nods to 1970s genre stylings. But the payoff is on the meh side.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    There's nothing remotely original about Freshmen, but this somewhat formulaic comedy-drama about four college newbies has a lot of charm and sincerity going for it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Covering a lot of ground in colorful, pacey fashion, the documentary is nonetheless somewhat compromised itself by co-director Ami Horowitz's insistence on playing the Michael Moore/Morgan Spurlock role of onscreen provocateur.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Closer to “Her” in its musing on human/machine connectivity, while also incorporating the dystopian and action-thriller aspects of “Blade Runner” and its ilk, albeit on a much smaller scale, the pic will divide fantasy fans, some of whom will give it props for breaking somewhat from genre formula, while others will be disappointed by the largely budgetary limits of its imagination.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Lacks the stylistic attention to psychological distress that might have lent it maximum impact. Instead, the pic is amiable, kinda charming, visually routine, and incisive in individual sequences.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    An OK mishmash.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Sometimes succeeds, but mostly comes off as a vanity project for writer-star Brent Gorski.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Decently crafted but with not quite enough up its narrative sleeve to make a memorable impact, writer-director Craig DiFolco’s debut feature leaves one waiting for explosive revelations that never arrive.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    It’s a fond, briskly diverting homage, but not a truly inspired one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Despite some imaginative packaging too often proves a drag in more than the sartorial sense. Taking Mitchell's sketchy book far too seriously, the movie grows leaden between its terrific songs.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    While one can appreciate helmer's resistance to a conventional, chronological overview, what emerges is a long, structureless muddle that does justice to neither the stellar acts nor changing countercultural times event has encompassed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    The camera's closer scrutiny doesn't flatter this unique theatrical reportage.
    • 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."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Potentially shocking expose is weakened by one-sided reportage that leaves too many questions unanswered.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Though handsome to look at, so-so supernatural chiller The Awakening recalls "The Others," "The Orphanage" and other haunted-house tales of recent vintage, making an impression more derivative than memorable.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Picture fares like most horror follow-ups, offering more of the same to somewhat diminished effect.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Dennis Harvey
    Its screaming-queen stereotypes will look pretty retro in most Western markets, even if an earnest pro-tolerance message disarms potential offense.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Energetic but poorly structured.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    Grief doesn't rate high among emotional states suited to high-octane presentation; hence the disconnect between excessive style and sober content in Burning Man, a feature-length montage posing as a serious drama about loss and anger.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    There are certainly no fresh ideas risked in this first directorial feature by voice actor-turned-scenarist David Hayter (“X-Men,” “Watchmen”), but Wolves could be worse, being as fast-paced and polished on a “B” budget as it is forgettable.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Dennis Harvey
    There's a great deal of on-the-nose talk here about faith, rationality, sin and so forth. But Chapman's sincerity is undercut by the crudely melodramatic explanations of why his principals believe as they do.

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