For 287 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Lim's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 100 Last Days
Lowest review score: 0 8MM
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 287
  2. Negative: 93 out of 287
287 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    The wall-to-wall rap score is as kinetic as the acrobatic fight choreography, and nothing else matters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    CQ
    Endearing but pointless, at once cluttered and tinny, this film-dork fantasia suggests a shopping spree at a high-end vintage emporium underwritten by Daddy's blank check.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Amid numerous identical skirmishes with leapfrogging arachnids, trace elements of black comedy and intentional camp are discernible but utterly extraneous.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    It is not, the filmmakers stress, a sequel to "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (which writer Richard Curtis was also responsible for), but it fits the latter-day Hollywood definition of the term -- same movie, only worse.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Yet another black comedy that misunderstands and misrepresents the genre.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Jordan and Kirsten Russell, as the deadbeat-hooker love interest, bring the film to intermittent life, suggesting several more dimensions than the stale, futile scenario ever allows them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    The scenario eventually becomes so coincidence-choked that the filmmakers have no choice but to play it for mild snickers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    It's been smoothed over plenty, but this is one creaky, rigged contraption.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    A more intuitive writer-director could have extracted a credible study of time-warped bereavement from Jennifer Egan's extensively praised novel, but Adam Brooks's turgid adaptation merely emphasizes the book's stiff contrivances and wobbly characterizations.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Oblivious to its own towering obsolescence.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Sputters to a dead halt right out of the gate. One labored scenario follows another.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    The viewer is left to ponder the number of levels on which this counts as a pointless exercise -- a parody of parodic movies, a deconstruction of transparent genres, a self-negatingly knowing example of camp.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Denying Reality, more like. John Keitel's first feature is impossibly naive, even as smoothed-over coming-out tales go.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Apparently reassembled from the cutting-room floor of any given daytime soap.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    It lacks the coherent internal logic that distinguishes the best mockumentaries.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Time and again words fail Weber. He's a loquacious but unilluminating host.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    A ponderous, almost wordless sliver of grotesquerie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Peaks early with a vertiginous dogfight; thereafter, spotty CGI and a bamboozling plot conspire toward a colossal anticlimax.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Devoid of originality, Gasoline is at least a model of modesty -- a road movie that goes nowhere slowly, and ends up where it began.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Watching the film is like reading a Times Portrait of Grief that keeps shifting focus to the journalist who wrote it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    The ultimate cliché of plot-twist implausibility, the crucial revelation is so outlandishly fatuous it might have given Donald Kaufman pause.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Trying to act in this movie is like trying to stand upright in a blizzard.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    After simmering for an eternity, it derails, with spectacular, psychotic force, bulldozing its way toward an almost unwatchable theater of cruelty.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    The finale is a near-abstract mess (decapitation, impalation, "Alien" birth) -- in an empathic gesture, the filmmakers end it all with a few sticks of TNT.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Thomas's fleet-footed approach suggests the anxious embarrassment of a director in an awful hurry to get it over with.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Doesn't just look and sound like a car commercial. It is a car commercial.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Steals every trick in the gaysploitation book down to the Alexis Arquette glorified cameo, but the end result -- compulsively horrible and full of unintentional poignant hilarity -- is its own mutant creature.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    Airy, pseudo-folkloric gibberish at best.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    The characters exist in single dimensions (trapped in a noxiously misogynist role, even the fearless Richard stands no chance), and in an effort to keep the plates spinning, the movie quickly devolves from risqué to risible.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Dennis Lim
    A pale, patchy amalgam of the year's two unfairly reviled interplanetary adventures, "Supernova" and "Mission to Mars," the lunkheaded Red Planet distinguishes itself with a touching pretense of scientific veracity.

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