For 399 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 6.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Edward Guthmann's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Limey
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 399
399 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    [Raimi]'s drawn lovely, complex performances from Paxton and Thornton and proven that he can work effectively -- and movingly -- in a minor emotional key.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Self-satisfied -- an undisciplined brat of a film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A stunning directing debut -- is anything but sentimental about old- country customs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Joyously unhinged and outrageously inventive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Schrader seems to understand these characters implicitly, and the result is probably the best film he has directed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Heartfelt and passionate and brave in what it attempts to explore.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's hokey, implausible and packed with red herrings, and yet it's a lot of fun.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    What we have here isn't a disaster, exactly, but a very handsomely produced let-down.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    They're great, every one of them, but the real joy of Little Voice is Horrocks: her impeccable evocation of a timid soul and that eerie voice that sounds so surprising coming out of her.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Burton has trouble sustaining the briskness of the first half. But the brilliance of many individual scenes, and the extraordinary performance by Landau, are more than enough to justify this goofy, tender ode to eccentricity. [7 October 1994, Daily Notebook, p.C1]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    An elegiac, visually hypnotic film about love, honor, reverence for nature and the loss of tradition.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A lively, ultimately sad portrait.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Clever, exceptionally well-written film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A charming, finely nuanced romance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A powerful allegory.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's compelling, emotionally exhausting terrain, and Altman delivers it in cold, blunt strokes. [22 Oct 1993]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Placing style above coherence, Seven glosses over plot points and shows a weakness for cheap, lurid effects.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    His (Seidl) camera is shocking in its intimacy, his film surprisingly casual in its depiction of extreme behavior and the randomness of violence.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Captures the effervescence and playfulness of Johnson's novel, even as it attempts to shoehorn a tangle of characters and situations.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Succeeds despite that mismatch of artist and material.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A movie that eliminates Hollywood gloss and pop cliches -- and in their place offers an honest look at young love and its pitfalls.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Greenwald is fine at creating the texture of early mountain life but loses her footing by embracing several plot points at once.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Captures one of the wildest, most heartbreaking episodes in Gilliam's career.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    One never knows where "Warm Water" is going and even though the film's objective feels a little fuzzy even at the end a parable on female sexuality? an ode to liberty? there's such a joy in the telling that it doesn't matter terribly.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Enormously satisfying and fun to watch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Graham Greene ("Dances With Wolves") in one of the year's best performances, he's a fully dimensional character: pathetic and shrewd, tragic and bitterly funny.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Downbeat but ultimately hopeful, it's a domestic tragedy that cuts clearly to the bone, finding emotional nuance among the family's knotty secrets and dense layers of subterfuge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    An elegant study in perversity.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    The new material makes the film seem lumpy and overstuffed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A gentle, sprightly satire that pokes fun at these trendy communards but emphasizes their humanity and fallibility.