For 641 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% 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 The Others
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 85 out of 641
641 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    An easy watch, thanks to the splendors of frosty scenery and furry canines.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    The sense of immediacy and excitement is contagious.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Deals in sometimes queasy areas of underage sexuality and emotional extremes; again, deftness and confidence ultimately put across a screenplay (this time by Anthony S. Cipriano) overloaded with sensational incident.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Providing an inspiration for active retirement, the ex-Harlem Renaissance chorus girls profiled in docu Been Rich All My Life are still shaking booty while most of their contemporaries can only shuffle their walkers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Gyllenhaal, in her most substantial role since "Secretary," does a fine, unshowy job of limning Sherry's faults without alienating the viewer or pleading for sympathy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Often grotesque, though never in the "Sick and Twisted" juvenile gross-out mode, dreamlike feature is as lovingly crafted as it is unsettlingly sour-sweet, with Mark Growden's avant-garde folk score in perfect synch.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Compelling result is handled with enough dignified artistry to quell most fears of exploitation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A basically admiring if critical portrait, documentary by Henriette Mantel and Stephen Skrovan (strangely, both standup comics and TV comedy writer-producers) finds more than enough absorbing material to hold interest through nearly three-hour runtime.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Thornton carries the film with relaxed authority, though the earnest tone doesn't let him explore the nuttier aspects of a character who, from any reasoned distance ought look more screwy than heroic. Madsen is radiant.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Minimally plotted but beautifully atmospheric nightmare.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Very striking stylistic control is exerted in this absorbing if overlong tale of angst-ridden high school competitors.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Offers a diverting package of surreal, rude stoner and pop culture-based humor that will delight youthful viewers while bewildering stray elders.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    While aspects verge on sitcom terrain, this tale of a pregnant small-town woman caught between a bad marriage and a risky affair is mostly as funny and charming as intended.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    While the competent filmmaking package lacks much of its own personality, the sheer fascinating strangeness of the people documented could earn the picture a minor cult following a la "Grey Gardens."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Brightly packaged and steadily amusing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A pitch-perfect lead performance by Parker Posey and debuting feature writer-helmer Zoe Cassavetes' deft, low-key approach raise Broken English a couple notches above the usual run of lonely-single-woman-seeking-romance-in-the-big-city yarns.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Warm and entertaining enough, with Brenda Blethyn doing a variation on her "Little Voice" vulgarian amid appealing support perfs.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Afforded a comparatively rare chance to stretch out in a complex lead role, Buscemi is excellent.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Second feature from duo David Wain and Ken Marino of comedy group the State is, like their "Wet Hot American Summer," uneven but often hilarious.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Eytan Fox delivers another involving tale in The Bubble.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    An imperfect but compelling thriller.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Cast is first-rate all around, unafraid to play up the annoying, insensitive or self-pitying aspects of their nonetheless likeable characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    The popular human-interest story of a child prodigy becomes an engrossing meditation on truth, media exploitation and the value of art in My Kid Could Paint That.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Some fans will find the approach (which avoids Nirvana music and perf footage) too arty and indirect; but others will welcome the specialized theatrical release and the subsequent DVD.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Chilling, often moving docudrama focuses not so much on the mayhem or murderer, but on the bewildered, occasionally courageous reactions of ordinary citizens caught in the inexplicable violence.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    No doubt inspired to some degree by "Super Size Me," this equally engaging, slightly better-crafted documentary deftly balances humor and insight.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A non-pandering crowd-pleaser whose character quirks and small stabs at poignancy feel refreshingly earned.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    What makes this involving beyond its subject's slightly freakish fascination is helmer Ilana Trachtman's capturing of a complex family dynamic in which Lior isn't the only intriguing personality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A pleasingly non-formulaic romantic seriocomedy, Definitely, Maybe has charm and some depth.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Neil Marshall's flair for visceral action more than compensates for his script's lack of conceptual novelty in Doomsday. Principally South Africa-shot tale of a post-apocalyptic Great Britain cobbles together large chunks of "Escape From New York," "The Road Warrior," "28 Days Later" and "Resident Evil," but those with a taste for revved-up, splattery fantasy thrills won't be complaining.