Dennis Harvey
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For 694 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Harvey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 Blood Brother
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 694
694 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A pleasant romantic drama that works best when focused on the romance -- or on the waves, since the principal characters spend a lot of time surfing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    David Schwimmer's first bigscreen directing effort reveals something very different: a thoroughly competent mainstream craftsman who imposes no individual character on formulaic material.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    It's all efficiently nerve-jangling, with Tyler and Speedman credibly registering every hue of panic. Still, after such a long, creepy, cannily restrained buildup, it must be said the resolution is rather flat, a full-circle postscript rote.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Eden Lake doesn't feel like torture porn so much as a rural-jeopardy thriller in extremis.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    An agreeable tone and cast make Sherman’s Way go down easy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    The full warmth and idiosyncrasy of Chabon's original is missed in an adaptation that feels more impersonally observed. But Lawson's pic, (with the director making a left turn from prior feature "Dodgeball," which he says was a money gig undertaken to hasten this dream project) is entertaining and involving enough on its own terms.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    The pic reveals itself as a horror-action-comedy a la "Evil Dead," with amusing twists of fate and over-the-top gore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Not the slickest or most crowd-pleasing among many recent performance-competition docus, it's nonetheless absorbing for the light it casts on those many Afghanis who want an end to guns and fanaticism, and the return of a social liberalism.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Antic horror comedy I Sell the Dead nods to the '60s Hammer heyday of fog-swirling Victorian chillers, as well as that period's penchant for teaming genre favorites (Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, etc.) in genial sendups.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    What at first looks like a heartwarming portrait of a highly blended modern family turns into a no less engrossing illustration of that situation's possible pitfalls in Off and Running.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Delivers the essential suspense goods with overall skill and a modicum of intelligence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A conventionally enjoyable making-and-breaking-of-the-band saga.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A feel-good comic ensembler that's hard to resist.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Has the built-in curiosity value of watching real people evolve on camera -- a fascination increased by subjects' original, variably sustained commitment to countercultural ideals.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Succeeds as light entertainment -- even if at the cost of the material's greater potential.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    It goes down as easy as a cherry Coke.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Numerous lovely, quirky moments.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A winning look at cross-cultural romance.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    Docmeister Arthur Dong brings empathetic balance and emotional heft to the discord between fundamentalist Christian parents and their gay children.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    An unbeatable cast lends satisfying emotional texture.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Harvey
    A film whose charms are odd and indefinable by design.

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