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 10.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dennis Lim's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 100 The Intruder
Lowest review score: 0 Followers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 287
  2. Negative: 93 out of 287
287 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Dennis Lim
    Obsessives will be familiar with the "new" material (almost all available on the original DVD), which elaborates on the time-travel metaphysics and tightens the emotional screws. Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) shares one additional tender exchange with each family member
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Dennis Lim
    Primer unites physics and metaphysics in an ingenious guerrilla reinvention of cinematic science fiction.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Dennis Lim
    The brilliant concluding chapter in the death trilogy that inspired Gus Van Sant's artistic rebirth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Dennis Lim
    The Intruder, is a decisive breakthrough--her (Claire Denis) most poetic and primal film to date, as thrilling as it is initially baffling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Lim
    The film's ephemeral, semi-evasive lyricism ultimately works as a modest frame for Bardem's tender, deft portrait, which is in turn suitably expansive and rooted in the most concrete details -- Arenas's pride and anger, his unsentimental wit and defiant vitality.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Lim
    The lead performances could hardly be better: Gosling, having stolen and propped up entire movies last year ("Murder by Numbers" and "The Believer"), crackles with the economical intensity of a young Tim Roth. Morse, who has racked up decades worth of idiosyncratic character parts, is monumental in this career-peak turn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Lim
    It's an astonishing Kidman who contributes the film's -- and maybe the year's -- most inspired turn.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Lim
    Without deploying reductive backstory or simplistic psychology, this fearless movie -- easily the year's best debut feature -- illuminates Esther's pathology as an extreme response to the mind-body split.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Lim
    As with Téchiné's best work, Strayed is a peculiar, lingering blend of robustness and delicacy--a movie with hardly a single wasted frame, incongruous word, or false gesture.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Lim
    Münch's characters are given to a certain rapt, unwieldy thoughtfulness, and accordingly, his films cultivate a mood of almost trancelike introspection.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Lim
    Darwin's Nightmare strings together cruel ironies into a work of harrowing lucidity. It illuminates the sinister logic of a new world order that depends on corrupt globalization to put an acceptable face on age-old colonialism.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Dennis Lim
    At once robust and ethereal, this is an existential ghost story, with fresh blood pulsing through its veins.