Edward Guthmann
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For 400 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Edward Guthmann's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Dirty Pretty Things
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 400
400 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    In scene after scene -- the long wedding sequence, John Marley's bloody discovery in his bed, Pacino nervously smoothing down his hair before a restaurant massacre, the godfather's collapse in a garden -- Coppola crafted an enduring, undisputed masterpiece. [21 Mar 1997, Daily Datebook, p.C3]
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Part fairy tale and part bogeyman thriller -- a juicy allegory of evil, greed and innocence, told with an eerie visual poetry.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Days of Heaven is a visual poem. Slow and elegant, reverential in the way it celebrates the earth's contours and the play of light. [27 Oct. 1999, p.B3]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Crumb is one of the most provocative, haunting documentaries of the last decade.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Wise, delicate and impeccably performed, Yi Yi is a three- hour drama that looks at one middle-class family in transition -- and does so with such a kind and probing eye that we all see our lives reflected through Yang's lens.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    An indelible statement on loneliness and spiritual thirst.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    The cruelty of his methods aside -- and Polanski wasn't the first director to terrorize an actor for the sake of a performance -- Repulsion is a frightening, fiercely entertaining experience that holds up to time. (Review of May 1998 revival)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Leigh goes right to the core of his character's lives and mines the place where we're weakest, most alone and sometimes the cruelest.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    The new material makes the film seem lumpy and overstuffed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A great achievement: tense and passionate, a film that one feels not just emotionally but also physically.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A great experience, precisely because it's so intimate and unguarded.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Egoyan's voice is so clear and loving, his vision so forgiving and his film so intelligent that you come away refreshed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Edward Guthmann
    It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A sweet but curiously unfulfilling story.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    An original, inspired piece of work.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A superb documentary.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A delicate, beautifully observed study of impossible romance, Lost in Translation is one of the best films this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    4 Little Girls brilliantly captures a moment in American history and tells an achingly painful story of injustice and family loss.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Has there ever been a live concert film as vibrant or as brilliantly realized? I don't think so. [Review of re-release]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Magical and haunting, The Piano has the power and delicate mystery of a gothic fairy tale. [19 Nov 1993]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Today, Blade Runner works better than ever: Scott's version not only has more dramatic integrity, but its visual aesthetic and futuristic vision are more in sync with today's movie-goers. [11 Sept 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Meticulously crafted, and warmly acted by a cast that includes Winona Ryder as Jo and Susan Sarandon as her mother, the devoted Marmee, Little Women is one of the rare Hollywood studio films that invites your attention, slowly and elegantly, rather than propelling your interest with effects and easy manipulation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Delivers a full emotional palette without undue sentimentalizing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Edward Guthmann
    Film is often too subtle and languorous for its own purposes: At times, it's close to soporific.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    This is an amazing record of a group of lives -- and probably more resonant than anyone could have imagined when the project began.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    All the actors are good, but it's Farnsworth's brilliantly simple performance that brings The Straight Story so close to greatness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A lot of actors are labeled "brave" for taking on difficult scripts like this, but Spacek is the real thing: an artist first, without vanity, and a movie star almost by default.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A visually spectacular film, distinguished by strong performances and brilliant Steadicam photography that snakes through the U-boat as its patrols the North Atlantic during World War II. [Director's Cut]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    This is Rampling's film, and she's never less than surprising, never less than a revelation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Explosive entertainment, with the tension and volatility of its subject matter.