Dennis Harvey
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For 700 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 The Others
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 700
700 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Less an historical flashback than a present-tense valentine.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Another satirical view of the everyday insanity of working within the Industry, slickly made New Suit adds no special insight to the subgenre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Lacking any obvious thematic or emotional arc, compilation pic succeeds as a pure exercise in visual stimulus, its narcotic effect much amplified by Michael Gordon's thunderous, dissonant orchestral score.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Stalled character development in the second half of the pic reduces the impact of the whole.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    This year's kinder, gentler "Animal House."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Potter's genius for wrapping black humor, poignancy and fantasy in utterly original story concepts lends this "Detective" an immediate fascination that doesn't begin wearing off for some time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
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    Always watchable yet ultimately self-defeating in terms of its tonal/aesthetic choices.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    The track record of SNL-drawn movies is dire ("It's Pat," "Stuart Saves His Family," "Blues Brothers 2000"), and this one stands just a peg higher, as an amiable, if flyweight, di-version.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Lutsik takes aim at reckless capitalism --- as well as the increasing Westernization of Russian filmmaking --- with a disquieting allegory that in both themes and aesthetic is an audacious throwback to pre-WWII Soviet cinema formalism.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    A bright, snappy culture-clash farce in the mode of "Desperately Seeking Susan" and its ilk, Kiss Me, Guido plays gay and Italian-American stereotypes against one another to good-natured, crowd-pleasing results.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Evaluating this project in conventional feature terms is a lost cause; relevant contexts are purely avant-garde and pornographic. Suffice it to say that helmer's careful attention to framing camera, music and content signal primary allegiance to Art rather than Smut.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Harvey
    Solid, straightforward docu should prove a durable broadcast and educational item for years to come.
    • 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.

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