For 135 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Hynes' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Little Fugitive (re-release)
Lowest review score: 20 Hot Summer Days (Chuen sing yit luen - yit lat lat)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 135
  2. Negative: 15 out of 135
135 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    This boppy biopic pushes a wealth of outrageous incidents while never making anything resembling a point.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    Even as it stands as a cinematic monument to mass suffering, Korkoro can't help but swing, strum and celebrate life for as long as it lasts.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Eric Hynes
    Schwimmer is so committed to telling grim truths about modern living (whither goes humanity in the age of Twitter and sexting?!?) that he abandons the film's tantalizing slide into B-movie exploitation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    First-time director J. Clay Tweel oversells the importance of both the Vegas event and of magic in general-you'd think he were filming a spiritual movement rather than hidden-ball tricks. His wide-eyed subjects do make magic happen-but that has less to do with illusion than innocence.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    What’s unique to Beadie Finzi’s debut feature is what it reveals about the financial, physical and emotional costs of talent.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    The film develops into a sweet, surprisingly persuasive comedy about friends transitioning into family.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Hynes
    Uniting Sacha Baron Cohen's daredevilry with Werner Herzog's bombast, Brügger aims to expose "the evilness of North Korea" with a gloriously incoherent, kazoo-and-whoopee-cushion–inflected stage show starring a self-proclaimed "spastic."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Hynes
    The most "Naked City"–worthy aspect is the film's temperature, fixed precisely between cool posturing and broiling anomie. Its vision of contemporary Thailand is recognizable as another society undeserving of redemption, but worthy of poetry.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    Vamps is commendable, even moving, as a raw-nerve confession of anachronism - but it's also what keeps this strained satire from drawing any real blood.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    There's inherent drama in watching a person amble up a mountain, but it's an act of bad faith to oversell a stunt.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    How the geriatric ensemble dramedy became the last bastion of British cinema is a bit of a riddle, but like Cadbury Creme Eggs and Manchester soul, it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    A lot of history gets horned into this undeniably inspirational parable, though slick execution and simplistic storytelling make it a lesson suitable only for easily impressed elementary-school students.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    Given only hints of personalities and the thinnest strands of stories, we’re left with a hum of tinny snippets instead of anything that resembles the glorious noise of people putting on show after show after show.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    It’s a kind of self-portrait made out of quotidian meals, naps and scattershot car-seat conversations, and though the loss that underlies Mark’s emotional state feels like a scripted conceit, The End of Love excels at conveying the moment-to-moment frustrations and exhilarations of being a dad.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    A miniseries, which the BBC once planned, might have worked. In this form, Midnight’s Children has the paradoxical misfortune of being both too rushed and too wearingly long.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    A tepid rom-com, replete with a nostalgic Bangles tune.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Hynes
    From the sun’s surface to the deep earth, Hawaiian volcanoes to Detroit’s decay, Mettler explores the different ways that we experience and define time, using his own documentary as a mind-bending demonstration of its mutability.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    Offers an intriguing outsider's document of Russian culture reinventing itself from the outside in; its main export, however, seems to be good old-fashioned Ugly Americanism.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    Sorvino's Bronx bawler veers from mascara-streaked monster to outer-borough sage as each scene requires, while Savoca's agitated camera strains for handheld immediacy but ends up just looking amateurish and ugly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    The performance sequences feel intimate and exhilarating-but in the end, Li's journey is compelling only when he's onstage.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    Yet even with the rich, inherently cinematic texture of the urban setting and two excellent native outer-borough actors in Morales and Reyes, Gun Hill Road falters thanks to its paint-by-numbers storytelling.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    The movie indulges a few too many whims, but it's never less than alive.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    Brando-wheezing Gandolfini never slums it, but there’s still no shaking the sense that a pro has shown up for amateur hour.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    The Freebie grimly reaffirms the status quo, concluding it's better to have no sex at all than to forsake the Ikea-furnished domestic dream.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    The girls are worth rooting for, but their pursuit is secondary to one sorry-ass dude's redemption. That's a win?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    Postdivorce reconciliation tales - not to mention mother-whore disquisitions - don't get more elaborate than this.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    While veteran director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and writer Jean-Claude Carrière don’t bring much novelty to the May-December/muse-artist/naked-clothed cliché, they do imbue the material with genuine feeling—exploring the melancholy of waning days and a defiantly naive belief in artistic transcendence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Eric Hynes
    LUV
    With its rock-skimming male bonding alternating between grisly homicides and a florid Mexican standoff that begets a tidy take-the-money-and-run finale, this tale seems less timely than merely tall.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Eric Hynes
    It's less a film than one long advertisement for itself-and for the fact that mindless entertainment truly knows no borders.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Hynes
    The film works to inform as well as to preserve an air of mystery around Bernstein, an apt approach that occasionally slips into the willfully opaque. By all accounts, this secretly important man was tough to live with, but not too hard to love or admire.