For 272 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Behind the Sun
Lowest review score: 0 Strippers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    That tragedy looms heavily in Behind the Sun only makes its life-affirming moments -- resonate more deeply and powerfully in a film that is one of the year's best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    Mitchell retools his play magnificently, opening it up into a vibrant cinematic work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    But for all its bleakness, Nightmare is a film that demands to be seen. In unflinching terms, it captures the hellish existence endured by the many so that the few may wallow in privilege.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Poignant, funny, and proof of Basquiat's magic.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A dark, biting comedy-- funny, smart and full of unpredictable twist and turns.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Simultaneously hilarious and deeply informative thanks to the vibrant personalities at its center.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    It's all about having your intelligence -- emotional, spiritual, cerebral -- respected. Garcia does that; Place Vendôme does that.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Belongs to the small rank of hip-hop films that actually have something to say -- and that say it with both style and intellectual bite.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A scathing, darkly funny political essay wrapped inside a tragic love story (or vice versa).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    What makes High Art remarkable is Cholodenko's refusal to put her characters or story through a filter, her unblinking willingness to dive right in.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Laced with brilliantly knotted ideas on race, masculinity and cults of violence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Victor Vargas has the look and feel of a neo-realist masterpiece, yet captures New York with a burnished authenticity not seen since the glory days of ’70s American cinema.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Black's cool-headed but blistering indictment of globalization and the racist international economic policies that have shoved that country into crushing poverty.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A smart, seamless commentary on race, class and the expectations (or lack of) that are often attached to them. Kennedy is helped greatly by deep currents of heart and humor that pull you into the unfolding tale, and to the edge of your seat as the countdown to opening night begins.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Lilya is the more genuinely unsettling film because Moodysson seems to actually know something of what it is to take and stumble beneath a crushing blow. You feel that here. And you feel it for days after.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Where "American Beauty" was smug and obvious in its dissection of suburban life, Judy Berlin is hilarious, heartbreaking and -- in its graciousness -- unlike any American film we've seen in a long time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Tough and relentless, dazzlingly researched and crafted. At its core is compassion for those who are angry, violent and uneducated.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Honeydripper is classic Sayles cinema: an insightful sketch of assorted common folk whose criss-crossing dreams and agendas unfold against larger, more powerful (and sometimes crushing) sociopolitical and cultural forces.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    So gently told, so deceptively simple a story, that its considerable emotional power sneaks up on you.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    When she unabashedly puts herself in the same category as Richard Pryor (the master of identity politics and cultural reportage), it's not just presumptuous posturing on her part. She's earned her place there.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Bessed with a gleamingly polished, very funny script.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a testimony to the integrity and poignancy of Tammy Faye herself that she comes off as a cool, even complex, woman.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's both surreal -- and wholly accessible.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    McTeer's performance -- one of the best you'll see this year -- makes you realize anew how rare it is to see a female character this complex in American film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's Walken who's most impressive.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film is beautifully shot and filled with fine performances.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What makes this straightforward film so incredibly moving is that it keeps its scathing political commentary firmly rooted in everyday struggle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Those who hang in for the long haul are rewarded with a sexy, moving love story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Dark, wickedly funny tale.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    So moving and so timely.