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

Edward Guthmann's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Piano
Lowest review score: 0 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 401
401 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Murphy is wonderful -- I wouldn't begrudge him an Oscar nomination -- but The Nutty Professor is a mess.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Sweet and harmless -- a beach movie in more ways than one -- but it doesn't run awfully deep.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A glossy miscalculation.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The wolf-homosexual analogy is well drawn, but Wolves ultimately feels slight, a tad unfinished -- as if it were conceived as a sketch and hadn't been fleshed out to feature length.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Talky, emphatically unsteamy psychological drama.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's like watching a bad update of an Antonioni film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The story doesn't quite pay off, characters are underwritten and the surprise ending is contrived and unconvincing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Slick, overly deliberate and brimming with hammy performances...directed by Rob Reiner with glistening, uninspired competence. [11 Dec 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Ultimately there's something too measured, too controlled in his film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Sentiment, the kind bordering on schmaltz and easy tears, is found in Shower, a well-meaning generational drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's an honest portrayal, but it leaves the audience stranded, without the emotional hook of a character we can care about.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Surprisingly tepid and soapy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    This is pleasant, safe entertainment that ought to appeal to kids younger than 10, especially to girls, with its female-empowerment fantasy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    In Hollywood, where integrity is rapidly consumed and careers defined by market value, there's trash and there's trash with a pedigree.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Melodramatic take on love and war.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's beautifully shot by first-time feature director Antoine Fuqua, whose eye for sensual surfaces, deft camera moves and elegant framing was refined with commercials and music videos
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Pure of intention and passably diverting, His Secret Life is light, innocuous and unremarkable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A provocative, upsetting film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Even the surprise ending arrives with a thud and makes us wonder why Shyamalan didn't try something new instead of recycling his "Sixth Sense" recipe.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    A domestic melodrama with weak dialogue and biopic cliches.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    I just wish that "Apollo 13" worked better as a movie, and that Howard's threshold for corn, mush and twinkly sentiment weren't so darn wide.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    As haunted-house thrillers go, Cold Creek Manor is more ludicrous than the average but at the same time more handsomely produced.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    It's hard to give two hoots about any of these characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Sexual curiosity is a very dangerous thing in Rain, a dazzling mood piece from New Zealand filmmaker Christine Jeffs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Has a weirdly divided structure that alternates Irwin's nature segments with clumsy dramatic footage set in the CIA.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Impeccably mounted, nicely scored and beautifully written.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    The movie, directed and written by Gregory Nava ("My Family/Mi Familia"), is only so-so but Lopez, who appeared recently in "Jack'' and "Blood and Wine," is so vibrant that you almost forgive the movie's paint-by-numbers script and moldy formula.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
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    Too bad the plotting is jumbled, and the characters too numerous and undifferentiated.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Edward Guthmann
    Neutralizes these characters, makes them cute and one-dimensional like fluffy dolls.
    • 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.

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