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 The Sweet Hereafter
Lowest review score: 0 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 400
400 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Acting rarely gets better than this.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Deliciously witty and entertaining… A first-rate thriller, one that's likely to generate as much word-of-mouth as “Alien,'' “Carrie'' and “Psycho'' did in their time. [23 Aug 1991, Daily Notebook, p.F1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A wonder of a film -- a luminous, beautifully executed drama that gathers the best cast of the year -- the best American film of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    On a deeper level -- and this is where When We Were Kings exceeds its expectations and becomes a great film -- Gast examines African American pride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Delivers a full emotional palette without undue sentimentalizing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    An original, inspired piece of work.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A thrilling, audacious work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Beatty has fashioned a hilarious morality tale that delivers a surprisingly potent, angry message beneath the laughs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    All told, the best ensemble cast I've seen this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    It's an horrific and tragic story, but somehow made beautiful through the care and attention of Schnabel's direction and Bardem's tender, unforgettable performance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Loose, buoyant and bracingly original.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A delicate, beautifully observed study of impossible romance, Lost in Translation is one of the best films this year.
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Remarkable also for the uniform excellence of its cast, and for the pleasure [Altman's] actors take in the wide berth he allows them. [24 Apr 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    One of the year's sweetest surprises. It sneaks up on you, disarming you with its modesty and tenderness, its remarkable lack of self-infatuation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A buoyant, picaresque farce that hums with goofy energy and mines enough ideas, jokes and setups for three movies of this description.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    That's why American Movie cuts so deep: It's about the American dream, about not giving up, about being true to yourself.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Fernanda Montenegro gives a landmark performance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Gorgeous and optimistic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A great experience, precisely because it's so intimate and unguarded.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Emily Watson is ravishingly good -- and brings an amazing focus and intensity to what could have been a disease-of-the-week picture.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Disarms with its sincerity and frankness.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    An indelible statement on loneliness and spiritual thirst.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    The result is a sprightly, entertaining film, but one in which the satire is neutralized for laughs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    The magic here is all in the telling: in the graceful, laconic direction of Jacques Becker.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Altman has delivered a lot of surprises in his long directing career, and his new comedy, Cookie's Fortune, is one of the most refreshing -- not because it's so good, but because it's so sweet and affectionate.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Doesn't sanitize its tale of African American loss and survival -- the way Steven Spielberg's “The Color Purple'' did -- but delves deeply, heartbreakingly into an American tragedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A delicious comedy that starts out promisingly as a pleasant gag comedy but then turns unexpectedly into a bright social satire.

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