For 582 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache
Lowest review score: 0 Runaway Bride
Score distribution:
582 movie reviews
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    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Politically simplistic (if not naive) and aesthetically sterile.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    The script is painfully underbaked, and director Bille Woodruff (Honey) continues to raise a question: How can someone from a music-video background have absolutely no sense of rhythm, timing or pacing?
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    The obvious, cliché-ridden visual style of this probe into the life, work and legacy of Carlos Castaneda ends up working very much against its subject.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Fails because it takes itself both too seriously and not seriously enough.
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    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Like a lot of recent queer-themed cinema that aspires to be politically charged, Maple Palm takes a hot-button issue (here, it's homophobic U.S. immigration policies) and reduces it to dry sloganeering and shameless emotional manipulation of the audience.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    The story is unnecessarily muddled and confusing in the telling, and the athletically gifted Yen is overshadowed by largely mediocre CGI effects. Revisit the original instead.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Singleton has neither the emotional nor intellectual depth to do justice to his thesis. He is too in awe of the stereotypical hood lifestyles and macho posturings that he's trying to critique.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    It's a mean-spirited exercise in stilted outrageousness.
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    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Quickly reveals itself to be a hyper-stylized flick (lots of odd angles and studied production design in the service of flashbacks and dream sequences), but the glossy sum effect is that of a film student straining for a weightiness he can't pull off.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Superficiality and cliché mark the film's notions of family, dysfunction, and even survival.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    The drama is unintentionally humorous, the humor incredibly labored and the acting rarely better than one might find in a Chi Chi LaRue XXX production.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Just about the only good thing you can say about Spike Lee's pointless, didactic The 25th Hour is that it's filled with strong performances, albeit of stock characters.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Empty details pile up, awful performance art is doled out, talking heads are intermittently identified, and the late Brandon Teena is evoked to little real purpose.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Hinges almost completely on the taut body and delectable beauty of Jessica Alba, but is otherwise so riddled with limp clichés that it doesn't even qualify as a guilty pleasure.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    After enduring 30 minutes of awful slapstick, shit jokes, gags revolving around used condoms, cholo caricatures, and women who are all psychos, sluts or Latina fuck-dolls, I walked.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    In trying to avoid moralizing or cheap sensationalizing, Didier sidestepped any energy force altogether and his film snoozes because of it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Appalling because it never transcends its adolescent-boy glee at being allowed entry to the highly sexualized arena of prostitution.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    Director Raja Gosnell apparently doesn't even try to pump life into this wan film version of the beloved Saturday-morning cartoon.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    From concept to execution to tone, writer-director Liz W. Garcia's The Lifeguard is a lifeless misfire.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    The film isn't as smart as it thinks it is, and its characters are painfully generic.
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    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    For a film that deals with adultery, racism, immigration and class struggle, Loco Love is a startlingly weightless work. It has the antiseptic look and feel of an Olsen Twins video.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    Conceptually, Underclassman is the stillborn spawn of "Beverly Hills Cop" and "21 Jump Street." Except its star, Nick Cannon, possesses neither the biting cool of young Eddie Murphy nor the sullen mystery of Johnny Depp. And the script, by David T. Wagner and Brent Goldberg, is breathtakingly bad.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    Loud, chaotic and largely unfunny (veteran actors John Witherspoon and Anna Maria Horsford seem at best indifferent to the material), Friday After Next is the graceless sodomizing of a cult classic.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    If you're already a huge fan of any of these artists, this film will be a lovefest. For all others, it's a mild diversion at best.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    A crap film that's steeped in liberal paranoia, but it's also so ludicrous that it falls under the guilty-pleasure category.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    When will Hollywood learn that a genre trend can last for years if itís nurtured with decent scripts? No time soon, apparently.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    Trite dialogue, stock characters, and bad-to-middling special effects make Stranded more tedious than scary or nerve-wracking.
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    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    The World Famous Kid Detective is a poorly written, acted, and directed kid flick with one cool idea: It's chock full of snippets from old detective noir flicks.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    What's meant to be a colorblind story, plays up age-old stereotypes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    The best parts of the movie occur during the outtakes, which are genuinely funny. The movie proper is insufferable.

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