Edward Guthmann
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For 401 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 5.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Edward Guthmann's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Dead Again
Lowest review score: 0 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 401
401 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Sci-fi has rarely been so playful.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Holds our attention by dispensing information gradually, like a piece of fiction.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Wonderfully original comedy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Leigh doesn't sentimentalize these tragic, dead-end lives but allows his characters to be ugly and stupid, to make horrendous mistakes. Sometimes they're laughable, and yet there's never the sense that Leigh is mocking them.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A handsome film, filled with lavish costumes and set designs and told in a series of exquisitely composed images. But even with its visual polish, it's a chilly, largely unaffecting film about an unsympathetic man.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A powerful allegory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    The aftertaste of that father-son scene is so strong, so disturbing, that the riches of Happiness -- its writing, its performances, its trenchant wit -- all seem a bit diminished in the bargain.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A blast of manic energy in the form of a film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's Eric Bana, a popular Australian stand-up comic, who justifies our interest with a dazzling performance of blunt humor, unpredictability and an edge of menace.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A master of minimalism, Finland's Aki Kaurismaki makes films that are so dry, so delicately ironic that they seem on the verge of crumbling in front of us -- but they never do.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    (Morris's) strangest and most disturbing portrait yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    The film doesn't explore the nature of ghosts, as it promises to initially, but it's fun to watch Del Toro confront death and fear with such energy and humor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    The quality of acting in September, coupled with Idziak's images, warrant a visit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A gentle, sprightly satire that pokes fun at these trendy communards but emphasizes their humanity and fallibility.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A breezy, occasionally funny spoof.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A big, gorgeous, sprawling swashbuckler that delivers its diversions in grand, uncomplicated fashion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Does about as good a job of simulating that terror as it possibly could, but it's no competition for what we create in our mind's eye while reading.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's a sweet, low-key and satisfying film -- and it deserves a heap of credit for treating its subject with humor and humanity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    The film's loose, scaled-down technique never turns gimmicky...but enhances the tension and intimacy of Rosetta's struggle.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    What we have here isn't a disaster, exactly, but a very handsomely produced let-down.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    An elegiac, visually hypnotic film about love, honor, reverence for nature and the loss of tradition.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Humanite isn't like any other film: It's uncompromising, eerily affecting and wildly unresolved.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's a witty, intelligent scramble, and it's beautifully mounted.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    Conveys the character of this tiny, insular community through richness of detail.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A compelling, sympathetic portrait.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    I'm not quite sure what David Cronenberg is trying to say in Crash, but whatever it is, he deserves a lot of credit for having the nerve to put it on screen and face the consequences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    It's rare that we have a screen character as well-rounded, as recognizably human or as brilliantly played as Sonny Dewey.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    A wonderful, cockeyed sex comedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Edward Guthmann
    If they weren't so funny and real, and if Linklater hadn't done such a good job in writing their dialogue and casting them, their lack of ambition might seem depressing, and the movie might come off as some smug hymn to negativity. [9 Aug. 1991, p.F3]
    • San Francisco Chronicle

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