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

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Darwin's Nightmare
Lowest review score: 0 Runaway Bride
Score distribution:
599 movie reviews
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    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Though not must-see cinema, it is entertaining and affecting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Doesn't even come close to being a good movie, but it is a lot of fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Questions loom heavily over this entertaining but not-too-deep film, making it more a commercial than real exploration.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Drumming doesn't quite have the skills to finesse the varying tones demanded by his textured script...and he could have taken one more pass on smoothing out character arcs, which are too truncated to be believable in a few cases. Still, the ensemble cast is fantastic, and Drumming is a talent to watch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    In her tale of a brusque, prickly young Dutch woman who inexplicably cuts herself off from the world, except for a heavily circumscribed relationship with a man whose isolation is less voluntary, writer-director Urszula Antoniak hits a lot of expected notes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    A couple of unexpected revelations in the final act pack an emotional wallop that shifts the film (shot in clean, uncluttered takes) into the realm of old-fashioned tearjerker, but the tears are wholly earned.
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    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    A well-crafted if structurally generic documentary.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    What keeps Maze humming is Hackl's firm sense of narrative tension. He knows character and dialogue are icing in films like this, so it's taut pacing, editing, and sound design that are crucial. (The actors are all fine, playing everything straight, sans irony.) The final showdown is ludicrous and thrilling -- as it should be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It’s the captured conversations about everyday lives and struggles that pin you to your seat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    This film puts a pained human face on the cost of the corporate status quo.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The cast is uniformly good, but Isabelle Blais especially stands out as Natalie.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Funny, immediately and consistently engaging, and -- well done on almost every level.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Even though it delivers on frights and special effects, and is well-acted and gorgeous to look at, never really surprises us.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Creation's power lies in its layers, in the way it makes distinctions between religion and faith, and the ways it beautifully (save for one clunky bit of overexplanation) lays out the similarities between religion and science.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    All these years later, the film is far more infuriating than it is exciting.
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    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    There are moments in director David Midell's NightLights that play like PSAs, but that earnestness is paved over by wonderfully affecting performances.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The movie is stolen by the gorgeous, droll and hilarious Depp. The movie crackles when he's onscreen and only fitfully sparks when he's not.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Quirkily sad, unexpectedly funny -- and just a tad repetitive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    A Zeitgeist potpourri, strung with late-20th-century fear and anxiety.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    There’s nothing new in the movie’s sociocultural insights, especially for those of us already interested in how identity is shaped by pop culture, but the breezy tone and obvious fun being had by the cast make Finishing the Game a slight, low-key cool cinematic essay on identity politics.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    In a sterling ensemble cast, (Elfman) just about walks off with the movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    This illuminating, often rousing film fits snugly alongside the various anti-Bush/corporate/globalization documentaries that continue to pack the art houses.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Director Tonie Marshall has taken a very simple story and laced it with potent details that make the film a rich map of her lead character's inner life.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Its considered use of ice and snow-covered vistas against the expanse of blue sky offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world's second highest peak.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Deceptively rambling, shrewdly ragtag documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    An insightful, often funny, never glib character-driven tale about class angst, withered dreams, and the costs of adulthood.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Stylish, beautifully shot film.

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