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 11.5 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    Matching their superbly expressive computer-generated counterparts, the actors are all enjoyably hammy, but the real star of Antz is the art direction, a marvel of teeming detail wittier and more sophisticated than the script.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    The result is a freakishly potent farce.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    An all-access fan's valentine as artfully scrappy and likably wide-eyed as its subjects.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    Cavite is such a shrewd melding of form and content that any seeming contradictions and shortcomings end up working to the film's advantage.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    Splendidly entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    Skin is less life story than luxuriant mood bath.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    Sometimes exerts the gross-out fascination of reality TV's muckier specimens--its arc suggests a slow-motion "Fear Factor," or "Extreme Makeover" in reverse.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    McElhinney may have made the ultimate anti-calling card, a movie bold and deranged enough to tip its hat to Edgar Ulmer and Barry Lyndon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    Coppola looks beyond the seductive metaphysical puzzle and locates the core of Eugenides's allegory in an obsessive, almost forensic act of remembering, both futile and inexplicably essential.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Dennis Lim
    At heart, a work of infectious, unironic affection.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Probing the trust-based power games of a sadomasochistic dynamic, the movie is a reasonably thoughtful study of obsessive love.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Gray's brand of film-buffery manifests itself, simply and irresistibly, as ardent, uncynical movie love.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Constipated English whimsy for the easily tickled.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    It's the sort of movie that could haunt your dreams for weeks. In the end, it is, as promised, all about love—this brave, foolish, improbably moving film's great achievement may be the utter sincerity with which it lives up to its title.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    While the ideas about techno-saturation are far from novel, they're presented with a wry dark humor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    A lightly comic slacker drama that takes the desperation of teenage tedium seriously.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    In much the same fashion as Gregg Araki's "Mysterious Skin", Auraeus Solito's feature debut confronts the taboo of pre-teen sexuality with a startling mix of openness and sensitivity. No less than precocious Maxi, the film is alarming, endearing, and utterly unflappable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Craven's terror-alert white-knuckler is zippy, unpretentious.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    A "guilty pleasure" -- only it's the sort of film that would mock anyone who felt guilt in pleasure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Swinton provides her own brand of incandescence, doubling as the film's aching heart and its center of gravity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    A humane, unassumingly quirky rumination on chance and caprice.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Oneiric as it is, though, Tony Takitani conveys a powerfully tangible sense of loss and loneliness. In both concrete and existential terms, it's a film that dwells on what the dead leave behind and how the living carry on.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Closer casts a smugly amused eye on the human capacity for betrayal. But because it also seeks to congratulate its audience for its urbane unshockability, it never strays beyond the limits of middlebrow complacency.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Using vagueness as a crutch, Charlotte Sometimes makes a fetish of opacity. Still, whether or not it's a pose, the film's poised reticence is refreshing in context -- a rebuke to the contemporary crop of blabbermouthed American indies.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Neither sardonic nor slapstick enough, Bandits is framed as a flashback -- which merely heightens the general feeling of inevitability.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Less a thriller than a comedy, and a formulaic one at that, predicated on an amusing but bizarrely simplistic clash of personalities and cultures.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    By turns expansive and astringent, The Mother is a portrait of a woman who, with the dazed courage of someone finally awakened to the world after decades of passivity and repression, keeps on walking.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Set largely in empty public spaces late at night, Blue Gate Crossing supplements its slender narrative with disarming performances and plangent atmosphere.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    A nostalgic coming-of-age sex comedy tastefully lecherous enough to indicate that its intended demographic is several decades past puberty.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Captures the latent anxieties of a hazy, ambling existence with pinpoint accuracy.

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