For 660 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 Tape
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 660
660 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Eventually pic turns into a formula slasher over-indebted to the usual "Texas Chainsaw" and "Halloween" models. But until then, Mena's direction (if not his script) suggest he's ready for bigger-budget assignments.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Does a lot with little, milking a single location and minimal dialogue for deadpan humor, tension, and macabre payoff.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Won't linger in the memory long, but gives pretty good action eye-candy while it's going.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    While refraining from excess melodrama or overt preachiness, pic makes no secret of its dismay at this chapter in American history.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    While seemingly insoluble divide between personal identity and collective belief lends the documentary an intense focus, it's also a narrow one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    This slacker prince (Hawke) comprises a sinkhole at the center of adaptor-helmer Michael Almereyda's otherwise compelling contempo update.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Colorful, sometimes endearing but highly uneven picture.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Pleasant, if mediocre family fare.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    A straight-ahead slasher pic with the big difference of an all-gay male character cast, Hellbent is fun -- if minor horror fun -- ably handled by first-time feature helmer Paul Etheredge-Ouzts.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Benefits from blend of live actors with computer-generated effects and backgrounds. Feature doesn't add up to much more than an enjoyable novelty.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Sharp performances and writing lend it a fresh appeal well above this genre's average.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    At first seems like a pleasantly pat piece of verite advocacy for convention-breaking unions. But it gets really interesting once said relationship unexpectedly dissolves in ugly fashion, offering real-life voyeuristic appeal a la "Capturing the Friedmans."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Dani Menkin's documentary tracks his odyssey, which by nature is hard to be cynical about. Still, the feature feels padded even at 70 minutes.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    There's a slightness to the mildly eccentric material here that leaves the whole enterprise in danger of fluttering away.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Picture is particularly well-crafted, managing to avoid the ambulance-chasing tenor that might easily have turned this into a voyeuristic freakshow.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    A straightforward record of the lecture Gore has toured for years, juiced by elaborate graphics. An excellent educational tool, picture may prove an awkward fit for theatrical distribution.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    A pic that will delight the previously converted, but, as film is just as hit-and-miss as the series was.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    The point is not very clear, but there's an impressive weirdness to Mad Cowgirl that elevated it above more strained attempts at transgressive cinema.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Though central dynamic is a familiar one -- old coot and young lost soul thrown together -- perfs, understated script and well-judged direction avoid too-obvious sentimentality or melodrama. Nonetheless, overall story arc is fairly predictable, and deliberate pacing sometimes risks dullness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    An unusually low-key Filipino drama whose neo-realist air generally triumphs over the script's violent, tearful contrivances.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Picture's retro feel is rendered pleasing overall by scribe's linguistic flair and the enjoyable cast.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    While his static backgrounds and stuttering character movement aren't likely to win over traditional animation fans, Hair High reps the high end of this "Sick 'n' Twisted"-type toonery.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Filmmakers' own left-leaning sympathies are occasionally felt around the margins, but Conventioneers achievement lies in its honoring the sincerity and passion on both sides.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Unlike the vast majority of rude bigscreen comedies these days, "Prison" may actually improve with repeat viewings, since its best aspects are offhand enough to be missed the first time around.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    There is an undeniable quirky appeal to the creative world of Daniel Smith, though those who hope a behind-the-scenes look will explain his motivation or personality won't find the enigma resolved here.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    This slick exercise about a housewife whose spouse might or might not be dead is effective until a downright maudlin close.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Despite a second half that feels more routine than its first, Pride is a definite crowd-pleaser.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    The Nines arcs from witty Hollywood insiderdom to a climactic metaphysical leap that may leave many viewers nonplussed. Nonetheless, there's more than enough intelligence, intrigue and performance dazzle to make this an adventuresome gizmo for grownups.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    A sterling space cadet performance by Anna Faris floats the genial if slight pothead comedy Smiley Face, a distaff "Dude, Where's My Car?"
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Overlapping with other recent documentaries, picture nonetheless presents a stimulating argument.