For 559 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 Free Angela & All Political Prisoners
Lowest review score: 0 3000 Miles to Graceland
Score distribution:
559 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Undertow, is sublime. Set in a small, picturesque Peruvian fishing village, it's less a coming-out tale than a magic realism–infused coming-of-consciousness love story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Sofia Coppola, who's directed the film from her own screenplay, narrowly misses making the story work on the screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    In this truly retro horror flick, the heroes and heroines don't just quip over the action (though they do get off some funny lines); they're knee-deep in it, and scared sh------.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film's energy is primarily due to the rich storytelling skills of the musicians, who trot out anecdotes and memories filled with humor and wry philosophizing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a very funny film, one of the most enjoyable of the summer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Animation fans, no matter their stylistic preference (computer-generated, claymation, old-school hand-drawn), will find much to sate their appetites in this collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed work. There’s not a dud in the bunch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A dark film that raises more questions than it answers -- and it's meant to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What director Aviva Kempner has done is shine a light into the past and recover a classic American hero, one with all the integrity, decency and largeness of spirit that we have been taught makes up the American character.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    Writer/director David Mamet, who's built a career in both theater and film by being a hyper-manly sort of writer, has crafted a film that is laugh out loud funny and dinner-conversation smart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A smart, seamless commentary on race, class and the expectations (or lack of) that are often attached to them. Kennedy is helped greatly by deep currents of heart and humor that pull you into the unfolding tale, and to the edge of your seat as the countdown to opening night begins.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    At the center of the film is one of the year's best performances -- that of British actress Janet McTeer .
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    A gorgeously burnished vintage post card come to life, Motorcycle Diaries has about as much depth and emotional currency as the cardboard that post card would be stamped on.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    It's a must-see for anyone interested in art.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Striking the right balance between interior and exterior can mean the difference between compelling drama and accidental melodrama. Writer-director Ron Morales just misses equilibrium in the visually arresting Filipino thriller Graceland.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    But what you ultimately take from the film is the awareness that this smart, self-aware, uncensored kid has been playing to a camera in his own head since well before Venditti came along.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Because her tale is so fascinating, movie-making formula is all that's needed.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film soars when the camera is trained on its young subjects in action.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Drags on far too long.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Where "American Beauty" was smug and obvious in its dissection of suburban life, Judy Berlin is hilarious, heartbreaking and -- in its graciousness -- unlike any American film we've seen in a long time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Stars the cult celebrity Om Puri, widely considered by cinephiles to be one of the best actors in the world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    It's all about having your intelligence -- emotional, spiritual, cerebral -- respected. Garcia does that; Place Vendôme does that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Old Dog has the look and feel of a documentary, which adds senses of urgency and immediacy to a tale that moves at a languid, but never boring, pace.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Fascinating and often devastating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Schwarz's juxtaposition of the human cost of the drug war alongside the glamorization of its henchmen and their brutality is sobering, even depressing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    What makes High Art remarkable is Cholodenko's refusal to put her characters or story through a filter, her unblinking willingness to dive right in.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Parker and Stone have created a movie that will doubtlessly infuriate and offend -- and amuse to no end.
    • Film.com
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    That tragedy looms heavily in Behind the Sun only makes its life-affirming moments -- resonate more deeply and powerfully in a film that is one of the year's best.