For 564 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache
Lowest review score: 0 Welcome to the Jungle
Score distribution:
564 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It does what the most powerful films and music have always done, which is to spark contemplation of our own lives and choices, and our place in the world, while also stoking compassion and empathy for lives far removed from our own.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film is something of a paradox, simultaneously passionate and dispassionate, its ending tethered to both bruised triumph and a sense of things falling apart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Dirty Wars is essential viewing for anyone who wants to know how we wage war right now; it's also a chilling prologue for what's likely a global future of endless war and blowback.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Director Ryan White has crafted a deceptively simple film that should almost immediately win viewers over with its low-key charm.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What distinguishes this doc from much of the tedious critical prose Romero has inspired is the fan-boy and fan-girl ardor that fuels its smarts--both behind and in front of the camera.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A documentary that is by turns exasperating, illuminating, and intentionally infuriating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's an often gut-wrenching viewing experience in which the triumphs of the hero are hard won.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What emerges is an illuminating look at the ways race, specifically blackness, has been cynically portrayed by the mainstream media, rightwing politicians and religious leaders, and even some white queer activists.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A small gem of a film, Breakfast is a lovely tapestry of subtlety, full of sly, smart humor and unforced insights into human nature.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A film whose sense of urgency and purpose is utterly engrossing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Wendy J.N. Lee's Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey powerfully connects the dots between the enormity of global warming as a phenomenon and the havoc it wreaks in ordinary lives.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Because her tale is so fascinating, movie-making formula is all that's needed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What will pull viewers in is the empathy of the healthcare workers who battle to retain their idealism in the face of staggering obstacles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Dazzles with rare performance footage.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    An enjoyable ride.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Stylish, beautifully shot film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It's not really original stuff, and there are few genuine surprises, but Painter skillfully layers visual details and off-the-cuff dialogue into a smart, condescension-free piece on small towns and the complicated lives they contain. The standout here is the always-wonderful Seymour (Hotel Rwanda, Birth).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    As Future untangles the many ways in which our food supply has been co-opted and tainted in pursuit of a booming bottom line, you realize that beneath its tasteful façade, Garcia's documentary is actually nothing short of a pure horror film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It's fair to assume that most viewers likely to see the film, whose title is the very definition of truth in advertising, already own the knowledge being sold.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The list of ills is endless, well-researched, and cross-referenced repeatedly for emphasis. That makes the film a bit of a slog at times, but the fury and grief of the folks interviewed propel it forward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It’s the captured conversations about everyday lives and struggles that pin you to your seat.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Filled with great archival footage from throughout Hancock's five-decade career, and with elder-statesman words of wisdom from the man himself, Possibilities celebrates an impulse that's too rare in modern music: the love behind the labor of creation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Go for the dazzling, if repetitive, human stunt work. Endure the appallingly simplistic politics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    An illuminating, infuriating document that paints McKinney as a true American heroine and patriot and confirms your worst fears about just how rotten our "democratic" process is at its core.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The Cave of the Yellow Dog has an abundance of gentle humor, much of it provided by an adorably scruffy toddler, but there's also impressive strength and wisdom in the family's uncomplaining, shoulder-to-the-wheel approach to the world.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Intelligent, moving film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Shot on digital and layered with animated segments, performance footage and clips from Smith family home movies, Family Movie unfolds with a gentle, justified confidence in the power of its subject.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    In many respects a stock item, filled with talking heads, archival film and photographs and vintage concert footage, but what gives the film newfound ache is the copious amount of time it spends on the streets with ordinary citizens (including fledgling young musicians) and the incidentals it captures.
    • 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.

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