Dennis Harvey

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For 838 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 4.8 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:
838 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Beyond its sheer, intense variety and ingenuity, Abreu’s animation remains so appealing throughout because it always feels handmade.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Portraying a cutthroat business in which little is “fair,” Don’t Think Twice acknowledges the bloodshed, but applies the razor with enough empathetic delicacy to earn its cautiously upbeat fade.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    Austere but fascinating.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    While at about the two-thirds mark, Under the Sun begins to seem a bit attenuated, its obvious (if only implied) points already made, the ending is a stunner.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    This unclassifiable miniature involving a man in a trailer in the woods trying to contact the Dark Lord is as funny and distinctive as it is near-plotless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Harvey
    The film makes its case powerfully, and the myriad parallel situations in which private commercial interests continue to trump environmental ones worldwide makes that viewpoint easy to accept as valid.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A feel-good comic ensembler that's hard to resist.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Works best as a straightforward appreciation of the music. Though docu's structure wears out full viewer interest after an hour or so, few will come away with staid prejudices (i.e. that turntablism isn't "real" musicianship) intact.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    At first a little tabloid in tenor and editorial style, pic soon distances itself from the myriad court TV shows with a fine balance of everyday detail and verite drama.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A romantic comedy that treads familiar "Green Card" terrain with considerable charm if no great style or originality.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    An unbeatable cast lends satisfying emotional texture.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A memorable portrait of an unbearable personality.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    It goes down as easy as a cherry Coke.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A winning look at cross-cultural romance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A film whose charms are odd and indefinable by design.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Flavorsome package vividly captures Bombay slum life, neither neglecting nor overemphasizing the bawdy, drag-queenish flamboyance hijiras bring to its mix.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A retro sci-fi tale that takes its time stoking a low-key absurdism to high silliness. Initial slow going pays off in cumulative laughs.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A fairly sexy, serious-minded drama hobbled by its lack of real conceptual ambition.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Slick, ingratiating and high-spirited enough to win over gay men of all colors.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    It's crude, sexist, ear-splittingly loud and a helluva lotta fun for anyone suffering from past or present testosterone overload.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Succeeds as light entertainment -- even if at the cost of the material's greater potential.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Plays out in quite a different offscreen context than did last year's similarly themed sleeper "Startup.com."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Unfolds at a leisurely but enjoyable pace, its dramatic contrivances never pushed too hard.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    An adept if necessarily limited translation of uncinematic material, The Guys retains the potency of its stage original as a poignant, ingeniously simple tribute to firefighters lost in the World Trade Center disaster.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A fascinating story, albeit with some missed opportunities in the telling.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A pleasant surprise...more directorial personality here than most "SNL"-derived features get...the cheerily absurd, color-saturated atmosphere recalls John Waters' "Hairspray."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Sensitive directorial bow by editor Wiebke von Carolsfeld and solid performances lend conviction if not quite distinction to the drama Marion Bridge.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Pace is sleek, airless and apt.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Sometimes first-person to a borderline-indulgent fault, docu still offers potent spur for discussion on the blurry line between forgiveness and tolerance toward terrorism.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Hell House is a slice of contempo life many viewers will find bizarre and disturbing, not necessarily in the precautionary-moral way its subjects intend. Briskly paced docu is well handled in tech departments.

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