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 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Edward Guthmann's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Before Night Falls
Lowest review score: 0 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 400
400 movie reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    A white-trash burlesque that springs from the notion that people chasing each other in cars and doing stupid things in motels are inherently funny.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    It's a perfect fit for Williams -- a hunk of slapstick, a dose of schmaltz -- and yet he can't save the film, which is overproduced, mechanical and resoundingly unfunny.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    Boyle isn't the first British or European filmmaker to make his obligatory zesty American road movie (apparently it's a dream for anyone raised on American cinema), but knowing that doesn't make A Life Less Ordinary any less tiring or its numerous pilferings any less obvious or annoying.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    Beneath the handsome production values, the steady motor of Ron Howard's direction and the solid acting of Mel Gibson as a flashy airline tycoon whose son is abducted in Central Park, Ransom is pure poison: the kind of hang-'em-high rouser that feeds off our basest impulses and prods us into cheering the hero on as he commits grisly, retributive acts of violence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    Crooklyn is loud and raucous and occasionally cruel. The actors shout their dialogue, the kids trade insults and the movie has the strained, desperate-for-fun anxiety of a TV sitcom. [13 May 1994, p.C1]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    Girl 6 is glossy, technically proficient and a glib waste of time. Lee and his screenwriter goof around with phone-sex rhetoric ("I wanna service your juicy kielbasa''), but that gets tired quickly.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    The Distinguished Gentleman isn't much of a movie - it's a mess, in fact. [04 Dec 1992]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Edward Guthmann
    Nasty to women, cruel to old people and tosses in a cardboard gay couple for gratuitous laughs. It's also got one of those annoying soundtracks that lays rock music right over the dialogue -- as if it wanted to distract us from it.
    • 5 Metascore
    • 0 Edward Guthmann
    It's impossible to imagine why Lions Gate, the indie distributor that released "Monster's Ball," would bother with this garbage.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Edward Guthmann
    Worse than dull. It's parasitic.