Dennis Harvey

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For 941 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 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Listen to Me Marlon
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
941 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Well-shot and edited, Anvil! is an underdog saga even non-metalheads will root for. It tows that fine line between chuckling at its protags' somewhat absurd situation and celebrating their sheer unwillingness to give up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Engaging documentary draws on plentiful archival footage and A-list interviewees, and should lure dedicated nostalgists.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Aussie genre pics of the 1970s and '80s get a rip-roaring salute in Not Quite Hollywood, complete with endorsement by Quentin Tarantino as chief onscreen fanboy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Powerhouse performances by Liam Neeson and James Nesbit make this an intense, ultimately moving tale.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This first-rate multicamera transcript of a terrific show should delight musical fans (and many who think they aren't) as a niche broadcast item.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Picture makes an engrossing case for justice.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Paranormal succeeds in staying unnervingly "real."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Mixing hilarious standup footage with admiring if not exactly cuddlesome behind-the-scenes glimpses.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Absorbing documentary is a natural for artscasters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Warmly engaging Buck is a portrait of Buck Brannaman, a trainer whose remarkable way with equines provided a model for "The Horse Whisperer" in both novel and movie forms.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Assembly is brisk and high-grade, allowing for the variable quality of archival materials.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Neither conventional costume drama nor abstract objet d'art, this visually ravishing, surprisingly beguiling gamble won't fit any standard arthouse niche. Still it could prove the Polish helmer's belated international breakthrough.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    OC87 serves both its subject and its viewers well by chronicling a process that is actually insightful, entertaining and apparently successful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This one is shorter and has fewer segments, but also earns a much higher batting average. In fact, there’s nary a dud among the four main tales (not including the titled bookends), which each whip elements of terror, macabre humor and the fantastical into a giddy frenzy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    A definitive document for anyone who’s ever hoisted the devil-horn fingers in metalhead solidarity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Bittersweet, charming yet often very thorny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Dynamic performance footage and input from a variety of collaborators, colleagues and admirers, as well as Hanna herself, make the tightly edited Punk Singer a vivid watch even for those with no interest in or experience with the music itself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    [An] engrossing documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    The Guest is blood-soaked action trash of a high grade.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Cutter Hodierne makes an accomplished feature debut with this very well-crafted, empathetic hijacking drama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Clearly regarded with great affection by his mentors (as well as supporters like Richard Gere), Vreeland makes very pleasant company... The directors adopt a similarly unpretentious, bemused tone in following him around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    It’s to the credit of “She’s Beautiful” that it seems neither hectic nor glib despite the enormous amounts of material that doubtless had to be excluded to fit a single feature’s frame.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s heavily autobiographical novel is ideally cast and skillfully handled.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    The fun momentum of Dope’s breakneck plotting and snappy dialogue easily overcome any momentary attack of earnestness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    It’s a bizarre story not entirely clear in the telling — partly because we can’t be entirely sure when the subject is telling the truth — but absorbing nonetheless.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    With nearly five-decade screen veteran Ulfsak setting the wry, soulful tenor, Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion, its delicacy abetted by all thesps and design contributions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    It’s all absorbing stuff, amply conveying the magnetism of a conflicted leader who drew fanatical adoration, yet who one suspects wasn’t easy company (especially in tandem with Love).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    First-rate assembly has a real dramatic grip as well as considerable lightheartedness, the obvious standout element being the large chunks of startling freefall and helicopter camera footage, both new and archival.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    The conflict between different notions of freedom, law-enforcement problems, and an atmosphere of escalating violent threat make Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker’s documentary as engrossing as a fictional thriller.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Miller is greatly helped by all her major collaborators here.

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