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 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Valentino's Ghost
Lowest review score: 0 Runaway Bride
Score distribution:
599 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    Thanks to Lynch's expert pacing and modulation of narrative tension, even viewers who already know the outcome of the film's central incident will likely be pulled to the edges of their seats.
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    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The images of the style as it evolves, and especially those that fill the last 15 minutes of "Tattoo", are so beautiful and often majestic that they overshadow the film's small shortcomings.
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    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    A well-crafted if structurally generic documentary.
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    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Uneven acting by the cast and a script that could have used at least one more overhaul to synthesize its elements (the love story is so flimsily mapped out as to be unbelievable) cripple Saulter's ambitions, but the energy of the film pulls you in and holds you through its tragic ending.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Ernest Hardy
    Full of familiar tropes, exhausted rhythms, self-conscious references to genre forebears...Language of a Broken Heart, directed by Rocky Powell from a screenplay by Juddy Talt, is pure product.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It’s a moving tale made more so because even after he’s “won,” Pineda maintains a clear-eyed pragmatism about what living a fairy tale costs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    One marvel of the film is how it conveys so much information so quickly, and with such accessibility.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Volumes are said about class, assimilation, and the ways the assimilated sometimes shame and scar those who haven't shorn themselves of ethnic or racial signifiers. There is pungency in this shorthand, in these sketches that are richly evocative without saying too much or giving too little. You can't help but wish the movie had more of it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Karpovsky is unsettlingly good as Paul, and Newman's Danielle is sexy and layered.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Beautifully filmed but written without the psychological depth or sleight of hand of the best thrillers.
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    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    The costumes are gorgeous, and the settings are plush, but the acting is merely serviceable, and the film lacks either the wit or the energy of its predecessors. Long before it ends, you find yourself indifferent to the fate of the mismatched lovebirds or anyone else in the tale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Beautifully shot, the film is unapologetically a crowd-pleaser whose gentleness of tone flows from its subject.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It takes a minute for the film to move beyond a kind of gilded stasis, but once it does, it - and Plummer - are riveting.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    From its low-key, guitar-based score by composer Chris Bacon to the filmmaker's refusal to sugar-coat the tough times some of the soldiers faced after completing the climb, High Ground takes its cues from the worldview of its subjects.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    The result often plays more like a satire of the fashion industry than a serious look at one of the humans inside it.
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    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Though not must-see cinema, it is entertaining and affecting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Well-acted and directed, with melancholy grooved insights that will only be news to the young and narcissistic, Together is a pleasant way to while away an afternoon and see some old pros in great form.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    What follows is a film as odd as its title character. Timothy flings grown-up ideas at the viewer but rips the teeth from them rather than risk our discomfort.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Directed by Garner, Craigslist Joe is sweet, moving, and frustrating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film's emotional and psychological textures suffer for those losses, but Family is still riveting viewing.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Although it's grotesque to see pre-teens stomping in underground warehouse-battle settings, at least Battlefield America's racial politics are interesting.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    The film, directed by Jesse Baget, aims to be a satiric look at racism but at every turn flaunts the laws of logic and believability.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    There are so many complicated political, religious, and cultural issues swirling around Yoni's story, and Follow Me keeps them on the sidelines. It is pure hagiography.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A loving, exhaustive, warts-and-all look at the man who spent years battling his own alcoholism before a spiritual experience in the hospital set him on the course to help others.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Renton's competing tones and intentions result in a film at odds with itself and its lead performance.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Tim eventually evolves out of smugness, but unfortunately, the film merely trades it for sappiness. Fischer, meanwhile, imbues Janice with a wounded soulfulness that cuts right through the clichés. The less said about a hideously wigged Topher Grace as a smarmy self-help author, the better.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Told in an elliptical style with a pacing and jagged rhythms that take some getting used to, the thrust and power of the film lies in its poetic imagery.

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