Edward Guthmann

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For 407 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 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Edward Guthmann's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Bulworth
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 407
407 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Extraordinary.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Red is the best of the lot: warmer, more accessible, unusually generous toward its characters. A mystical tale of chance encounters and unexpected connections, Red uses a traffic accident as a springboard to discovery.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Superb documentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    In its sober, nonassertive way, Bopha! takes on the tone and weight of a Greek tragedy. [24 Sept 1993, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Downbeat, ultimately tragic, but there's a wondrous, sad beauty here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Splendid.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Edward Guthmann
    Plummer gives her strangest, most uninhibited screen performance to date. Playing Eunice, a wildly psychotic killer with a working-class British accent and a mysterious past, Plummer draws a streak of white-hot rage across the screen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Edward Guthmann
    Terrific.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Edward Guthmann
    An entertaining but exhausting satire on tabloid media and the way they feed our thirst for violence, Natural Born Killers stars Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, in banshee-out-of-hell performances, as serial killers Mickey and Mallory Knox -- a trashy, gonzo/weirdo version of Bonnie & Clyde. [26 Aug 1994, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Edward Guthmann
    It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Fast-paced and unerringly surprising.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's a bouncy, occasionally awkward diversion with sharply written characters and good actors.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    At its simplest level, East Is East is a broad comedy, but Puri's acting, so honest and heartbreaking, gives the film weight.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Dafoe never reverts to campy, movie-monster gestures but seems liberated, consumed by his character, inspired to give a performance that's intuitive and otherworldly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A low-budget wonder: rough and gritty around the edges, filmed for what looks like a budget of $1.98, but bristling with energy, passion and intimacy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Mangold's sympathy is genuine and his refusal to mock or condescend to his characters -- indeed, that may be the point of the film -- is a pleasure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's compelling, emotionally exhausting terrain, and Altman delivers it in cold, blunt strokes. [22 Oct 1993]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A film that, despite its slight intentions, offers several lovely moments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Walks a sometimes-shaky line between tenderness and schmaltz.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A stunning directing debut -- is anything but sentimental about old- country customs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Has integrity, but the way he bends his tale to make a statement is overly deliberate.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    The movie's soul isn't its plot but the relationships among the girls.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    One of those go-out-for-coffee-afterward-and-talk-about-it movies, and those are always welcome.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Dangerous Minds doesn't drop the sentimental conventions of the good-teacher Hollywood drama but reconstitutes them with strong performances, sensitive direction by Canadian film maker John N. Smith ("The Boys of St. Vincent") and a firm belief that teachers can and will make a difference in a person's life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    An elegant study in perversity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's a simple story, reminiscent of the Iranian film "The Wind Will Carry Us."

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