Edward Guthmann
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For 401 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Edward Guthmann's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Daughter from Danang
Lowest review score: 0 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 401
401 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A superficial diversion.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Murphy is wonderful -- I wouldn't begrudge him an Oscar nomination -- but The Nutty Professor is a mess.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Sweet and harmless -- a beach movie in more ways than one -- but it doesn't run awfully deep.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A glossy miscalculation.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The wolf-homosexual analogy is well drawn, but Wolves ultimately feels slight, a tad unfinished -- as if it were conceived as a sketch and hadn't been fleshed out to feature length.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Talky, emphatically unsteamy psychological drama.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's like watching a bad update of an Antonioni film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The story doesn't quite pay off, characters are underwritten and the surprise ending is contrived and unconvincing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Slick, overly deliberate and brimming with hammy performances...directed by Rob Reiner with glistening, uninspired competence. [11 Dec 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Ultimately there's something too measured, too controlled in his film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Sentiment, the kind bordering on schmaltz and easy tears, is found in Shower, a well-meaning generational drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's an honest portrayal, but it leaves the audience stranded, without the emotional hook of a character we can care about.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Surprisingly tepid and soapy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    This is pleasant, safe entertainment that ought to appeal to kids younger than 10, especially to girls, with its female-empowerment fantasy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    In Hollywood, where integrity is rapidly consumed and careers defined by market value, there's trash and there's trash with a pedigree.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Melodramatic take on love and war.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's beautifully shot by first-time feature director Antoine Fuqua, whose eye for sensual surfaces, deft camera moves and elegant framing was refined with commercials and music videos
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Pure of intention and passably diverting, His Secret Life is light, innocuous and unremarkable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A provocative, upsetting film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Even the surprise ending arrives with a thud and makes us wonder why Shyamalan didn't try something new instead of recycling his "Sixth Sense" recipe.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A domestic melodrama with weak dialogue and biopic cliches.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    I just wish that "Apollo 13" worked better as a movie, and that Howard's threshold for corn, mush and twinkly sentiment weren't so darn wide.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    As haunted-house thrillers go, Cold Creek Manor is more ludicrous than the average but at the same time more handsomely produced.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's hard to give two hoots about any of these characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Sexual curiosity is a very dangerous thing in Rain, a dazzling mood piece from New Zealand filmmaker Christine Jeffs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Has a weirdly divided structure that alternates Irwin's nature segments with clumsy dramatic footage set in the CIA.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Impeccably mounted, nicely scored and beautifully written.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The movie, directed and written by Gregory Nava ("My Family/Mi Familia"), is only so-so but Lopez, who appeared recently in "Jack'' and "Blood and Wine," is so vibrant that you almost forgive the movie's paint-by-numbers script and moldy formula.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
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    Too bad the plotting is jumbled, and the characters too numerous and undifferentiated.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Neutralizes these characters, makes them cute and one-dimensional like fluffy dolls.

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