For 557 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 1.7 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:
557 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's an often gut-wrenching viewing experience in which the triumphs of the hero are hard won.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    What makes Kuchu work as taut agitprop, and ultimately to devastating emotional effect, is that Wright and Zouhali-Worrall allow the enormity of the film's political concerns to be telegraphed through the stories, experiences, and astute analysis of ordinary queer folk and their hetero allies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a sweet and wise film - neither groundbreaking nor revolutionary save for the fact that it places narrative and character arc at the center of its concerns.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Writer-director Niki Caro, who adapted the screenplay from the novel, has crafted a script replete with both crowd-pleasing touches and subtle but powerful insights into all the characters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    An unassuming little film that packs a huge emotional and artistic punch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Hotel Rwanda, based on real lives and events, aims unequivocally to break your heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A heartfelt documentary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It’s a rousing celebration.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What makes this straightforward film so incredibly moving is that it keeps its scathing political commentary firmly rooted in everyday struggle.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The filmmakers deftly capture the boys' depression and triumphs, but something of the American character -- the generosity and the arrogance -- as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Morris seduces us into stepping into Leuchter's world of delusion and ego.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Through masterful editing, nimble music selection and smart use of documentary materials, the filmmakers shake the dust off cultural clichés to provide a provocative survey of the past. It’s a subversively sleek enterprise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    MTV, comic books and gangster flicks are all in Lola's cinematic family tree; it's a heady, breathless ride.
    • Film.com
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    So gently told, so deceptively simple a story, that its considerable emotional power sneaks up on you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Nunez is a master at rendering emotionally complex, ordinary folk into the kind of unassuming heroes that don't much appear in American films anymore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A fascinating, richly detailed documentary about the legendary queer collective based in San Francisco in the late '60s and early '70s.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    But real-life hard-knock plot twists, as well as some tweaking of form (there's no narrator or voiceover of any kind; the film's subjects outline their grim realities largely through their rhythmically upbeat songs) make the film absolutely riveting, as does the fiercely rousing music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    What leaves you breathless, though, is the knockout acting by the cast.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Simultaneously hilarious and deeply informative thanks to the vibrant personalities at its center.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film's almost unbearable portrait of sadness and grief transcends its specific story to speak to the ways in which need, history and presumption tangle, and sometimes destroy, blood ties.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Circo is filled with beautiful images and haunting moments, especially in the third act, when the family unravels as the film culminates in a final triumphant, haunting image.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The movie floats to another realm entirely when the cameras go into the home of Nova Venerable, a smart, eloquent, gorgeous girl whose love for her special-needs younger brother and their hardworking single mom is expressed in terms that sidestep the formulaic verbal and physical bombast of so many of her peers.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The no-frills documentary also makes it clear that Newcombe is the real deal -- both supremely gifted and organically nuts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    A Zeitgeist potpourri, strung with late-20th-century fear and anxiety.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    An especially compassionate look at human frailty that also never loses sight of the inherent ridiculousness of "the human condition." Jesus' Son is one of this summer's best movies.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    This Ain't California is a masterful lie that illuminates a little-known reality.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    One of the best films of the year. Queer in every sense of the word, it's poignant, laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly provocative.