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 Primer
Lowest review score: 0 Love, Honor and Obey
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 287
  2. Negative: 93 out of 287
287 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Weirdest, funniest studio release of the summer so far and a bona fide cult object in the making.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    16 Years' greatest asset may be its star: Trainspotting's McKidd, coiled and queasy, transcends the dubious romanticism and hard-man clichés of his role -- he exudes a commanding air of constancy in a film that teeters between the rapturous and the ridiculous.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    This Canadian cheapie plays like an above-average "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode, filtered through the sensibility of early David Cronenberg.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Though overlong at two hours, 6ixtynin9—only the director's second outing (after 1997's spoofy" Fun Bar Karaoke')—is impressive for the tonal control Ratanaruang applies to his swerving scenario.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    If little else, the third and supposedly final entry in the X-Men mega-franchise suggests that some movies -- or at any rate some formulas -- are not just critic-proof, they might even be director-proof.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    As square-shouldered as you'd expect of a National Geographic co-production. But Bigelow hits all her marks and more within the narrow parameters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    As a historical document, 24 Hour Party People may be most meaningful to fans whose epiphanies were experienced at least one remove away -- at a different place or time.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    For a quality horny-Italian-teen frolic, you need look no further.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    The golden-hued footage is lovingly faked by ace cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, and the straight-faced result is as improbably touching as the Farrelly brothers' underrated "Stuck on You."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Come Undone's true subject is, simply enough, the perspective-warping enormity of first love, as preserved in a scrapbook of before-and-after snapshots.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    A breezy first-person video essay that goes in search of the average Asian American woman, all the while wondering if there is in fact such a thing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Japanese director Ryosuke Hashiguchi ("Like Grains of Sand") enriches his rendition with melancholic ambivalence, sociological specificity, and a knack for delicate epiphany.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Raw, fascinating, often unpleasant film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Enemy of the State isn't really a smart film, but it makes a concerted stab at pretending to be one.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Nowhere Man, despite a tossed-off ending, is a compulsive bit of meta-exploitation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Winds up a sweetly nonchalant and excellently unwhiny allegory of seeking and gaining entry to the Caucasian fortress that is present-day America, or at least nocturnal New Jersey.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Still astonishingly vital at 96, the Portuguese maestro Manoel de Oliveira here takes a becalmed trip through stormy waters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Thrives on vivid incidentals and telling details.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    The movie might test your tolerance for the mystical, but its whispery vagueness is of a piece with the luxuriantly grainy atmospherics.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Less interesting for what it has to say about evil -- namely, that it's banal/unknowable/random/everywhere -- than for the microsurgical procedures it performs on genre conventions and expectations.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Built on a foundation of cinephilia, Cinemania is a valentine of sorts to this movie mecca (you have to love a city, and a film culture, that can sustain such bottomless appetites).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    5x2
    Deceptively placid and subtly unpredictable drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    Funnier and sprightlier than Eleven, which exhibited a genial self-consciousness but never thought to challenge the genre textbook, Twelve is committed to not taking itself seriously.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Dennis Lim
    A tongue-in-cheek allegory on the hazards of harboring secrets in a relationship, Mr. & Mrs. Smith is most entertaining when the Smiths are hell-bent on mutual annihilation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Lim
    It's doubly frustrating that after flirting with (and even upending) biopic conventions for much of its length, A Beautiful Mind finally gives in to them so readily.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Lim
    Stevenson's performance is at once clueless and fiercely committed, a volatile combination that pays off in the best scene: the mother of all PFLAG meetings.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Lim
    There are worse crimes being perpetrated in Hollywood than The Real Cancún--an exploitation fantasy no more booby-besotted than a "Porky's" or "American Pie" installment, and certainly no more unreal.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Lim
    Good-natured but labored, the film clings to its lone gimmick with increasing desperation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Lim
    Mariage takes his time and allows the film to drift in an almost ostentatiously casual manner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Dennis Lim
    Anyone expecting the decorous serenity of the Ang Lee film should be aware that Iron Monkey strives for no more or less than comic-strip thwack and thump.

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