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

Edward Guthmann's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 My Voyage to Italy
Lowest review score: 0 Big Daddy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 400
400 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    An uneasy mixture of tragedy, satire, monster yarn and David Cronenberg creepiness, No Such Thing can't decide what it wants to be or how it needs to get there.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Lushly entertaining, and its subjects are terrific storytellers with style to burn.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The film's aim -- to dazzle and inspire -- is sapped by Cruise's vein-popping, running-the-marathon performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Sentiment, the kind bordering on schmaltz and easy tears, is found in Shower, a well-meaning generational drama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A glossy miscalculation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Forget Beautiful Girls. The title ought to be "Jerky, Messed- Up Dudes With Nowhere to Go"
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Stylized dialogue tends to play awkwardly onscreen -- we're conditioned to naturalistic conversation in films -- and Waters, who makes his feature directing debut with The House of Yes, fails to create an emotional tone or attitude to match the characters' goofy repartee.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    First-time film director Sullivan draws good performances from Goldwyn, Hutton and Parker, as well as Debra Monk, Elizabeth Franz and Eric Bogosian in minor roles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Murphy is wonderful -- I wouldn't begrudge him an Oscar nomination -- but The Nutty Professor is a mess.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Cold Comfort Farm may be hysterically funny to regular readers of Hardy, Lawrence, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, but it won't ring many bells for the rest of us.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The Portrait of a Lady is a huge disappointment. It's a deliberately arty, overly formal exercise in emotional terrorism.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Basketball Diaries is an earnest, botched effort to do justice to Carroll's book. Amazingly, though, even with Kalvert's lack of style and vision, the greatness of DiCaprio's performance is undiminished.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Jefferson in Paris is dull, sluggish and unfocused.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Naked Lunch will undoubtedly bring pleasure, much of it perverse, to [David Cronenberg]'s many fans - and, simultaneously, confound and repulse a huge chunk of filmgoers. [10 Jan 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Campbell and Edwards work wonders with the rocky, wide-open Oregon landscape, but none of their periwinkle-blue skies and sparkling shots of whooping cranes in flight can compensate for a film that aims high, means well, and ultimately fails its audience. [20 May 1994]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The Olsens' precociousness and sitcom-style mugging grate at first, but I found myself warming to their movie in its last half - thanks mostly to Alley, a crackerjack physical comic who's incapable of a flat or colorless note.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    If Party Girl weren't so contrived, and if Posey didn't exude such cold hauteur, all of that might have worked.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It sounds promising, but it doesn't work. You get the feeling that Soderbergh, so early in his directing career, has exceeded his reach -- that the com- plicated logistics of making a film on location in eastern Europe, compounded with the challenge of bringing to life such a fundamentally lonely and passive figure, had stymied him. [17 Jan. 1992, p.D1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's an interesting technique -- the blurring of reality and "movies" -- but Korine's objective is so narrow and mean, and his viewpoint so colored by smug, adolescent condescension, that Gummo comes off like a mean-spirited prank.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The potential for a funny film is here -- one that captures people with their ''clothes'' off, and uses fashion as a metaphor for emotional defenses. Sadly, Altman seems to have taken out all the jokes, and given his actors nothing but sketches to work from. [23 Dec 1994, p.D1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It starts out with several seemingly separate stories and characters, allows them to tease, overlap and shade one another, and then weaves them into one rich fabric. It's an allegory about American life -- a tough, cynical meditation on race, crime and the futility of human endeavor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A serious weakness for corn isn't Marshall's only problem. She's got a gift for comedy and she brings out the best in many actors, but she's juggling too many elements here -- baseball, a huge cast, a 1940s milieu -- and never finds a consistently satisfying tone or rhythm. [1 July 1992, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    Numbskull entertainment.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    Dredges up every cliche about druggy, obnoxious dreamers on the fringes of Hollywood and assumes that said cliches have the power to shock and surprise.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    A glossy piece of trash.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    It's a bitter pill to swallow, featuring a quartet of unsympathetic characters and an unrelenting air of misanthropy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    A half-baked disappointment...never flies, never comes close to meeting its own expectations.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling are the brave stars of this pretty but sterile adaptation of the Anton Chekhov stage classic.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    That's a few too many agendas for one film.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Edward Guthmann
    A self-indulgent mess.

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