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 I Shot Andy Warhol
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 400
400 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    An indelible statement on loneliness and spiritual thirst.
    • 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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    The cruelty of his methods aside -- and Polanski wasn't the first director to terrorize an actor for the sake of a performance -- Repulsion is a frightening, fiercely entertaining experience that holds up to time. (Review of May 1998 revival)
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Part fairy tale and part bogeyman thriller -- a juicy allegory of evil, greed and innocence, told with an eerie visual poetry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Downbeat, ultimately tragic, but there's a wondrous, sad beauty here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A terrific documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    The writing, by Rapp and Catherine Dussart, is exquisite, and the performers, including Francois Truffaut's old colleague Jean-Pierre Leaud as a magistrate, are all first-rate.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    The film underscores the paradox in this man's life: the split between the mild-mannered New Yorker and the fearless vagabond who joined an Arakmbut hunting raid.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    The result is a sprightly, entertaining film, but one in which the satire is neutralized for laughs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Extraordinary.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Beatty has fashioned a hilarious morality tale that delivers a surprisingly potent, angry message beneath the laughs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Delivers a full emotional palette without undue sentimentalizing.
    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Soft, evanescent and bittersweet.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Superb documentary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A wonderfully twisted comedy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Explosive entertainment, with the tension and volatility of its subject matter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    Gorgeous and optimistic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    All told, the best ensemble cast I've seen this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Edward Guthmann
    A great achievement: tense and passionate, a film that one feels not just emotionally but also physically.
    • 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.
    • 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.