For 599 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Lowest review score: 0 Strippers
Score distribution:
599 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Beautifully shot, full of lush, vibrant colors and expertly wrought sets...a club-kid's frothy date flick.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The cast—and Evans's deft hand with them—makes it worth checking out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It's Tobey Maguire, doing fine, subtle work, who holds it all together -- he puts a human touch to what is otherwise expertly wrought hokum.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Much of what's presented is familiar territory, but it's the moments that fracture prejudices and expectations that stick with you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film gets an "A" for effort, but doesn't have the courage to really get as bloody, messy and dirty as its subject matter inherently is.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Intelligent, moving film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Dazzles with rare performance footage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The movie starts to drag near the end and feels longer than its 90 minutes - but that's cool. It's a love letter to the faithful in the first place.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    From the cool voiceover to the crisp dialogue, the script strikes the perfect balance between stylized and naturalistic language that is profane, poetic, and prophetic.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Smith has crammed the film with enough genuinely funny moments and insightful bits to make it well worth seeing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film powerfully hits the note of universalism that is its goal; haven't many of us fallen for someone that we, they, and the world deem out of our league?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Writer-director Noah Buschel's script is peppered with both offbeat humor and philosophical debates that circle back to what is, at heart, a class critique that skewers everything from the art world to the bougie dreams of the common man.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Song is filled with great beauty and moments of everyday life that show that director Michael Obert has a fine sense of the power of the quotidian... But Obert also slips in powerful critiques of Sarno with the lightest of touches — some so light they might be accidental.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Tightly directed and well acted (even though many characters are cut-outs from every war movie you've ever seen), The Front Line shoehorns little known history into a familiar format, and it works.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Presswell's stylized dialogue, whose rapid-fire banter often hardens into self-conscious artifice, is biting and witty, but is thankfully absent either endless pop-culture references or cloying self-consciousness of its own cleverness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Shearer builds an airtight case to prove his thesis, and one of his most chilling arguments is a roll call of brave souls whose lives and careers have been systematically wrecked in pursuit of the truth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    As the film dissects various cultural norms and goes behind the scenes of the $5 billion penis enhancement industry, it transcends the concerns of one man to show the flipside of the gender equality movement.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Despite the fact that you can see every plot twist a mile off, director Tim Story keeps the script by Mark Brown, Don D. Scott and Marshall Todd rollicking with a jazzy spontaneity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It's a guy's film that doesn't just revel in testosterone, though -- it has a more purposeful agenda.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    By the time Leila's brow furrows in concern for the father, the film has absolutely earned its tug at your heart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It's potentially strong material, but the film is so determined not to demonize the conservatives that it winds up being an inadvertent profile in the banality of bigotry.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The appeal of Lunch might be limited to Hollywood-nostalgia buffs, but they will be enthralled not only by the stories told, but also how they're told. These guys are still some of the sharpest wits in town.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film would have been more powerful if it also included a man or woman who wasn't lovable once you got to know him or her--maybe one of the young crack or meth addicts whose violent demeanors, as explained by an old-timer, have considerably shifted the dynamics of street life.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It's smart, funny and insightful and it's quite easy to see what attracted the stars to it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    In a film that quickly reveals itself to be a love letter to Wu, some of the best moments have nothing to do with that legendary hip-hop collective: Sage Francis taunting the unruly, increasingly tense crowd with his cerebral, political performance-art hip-hop; Redman playfully admonishing his young son to be good and then giving the boy a kiss when the paternal command wounds.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The whole thing can be hard to follow, but the energy (and pulchritude) of the cast make it a perfectly fine bit of popcorn escapism.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film's abrupt ending leaves many crucial questions unanswered, but that weakness doesn't detract from its overall power.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    An enjoyable ride.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film isn't as smart on the issue of race as it needs to be, and its feminist read of the music and scene feels forced in places, but as an entry-level conversation starter, it gets the job done.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Elevated by fantastic performance footage of Sa and his young protégés singing, dancing and rhythmically banging on cans, plastic bottles or anything else that can be fashioned into a drum -- and a cultural revolution.

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