For 141 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Like Father, Like Son
Lowest review score: 0 Welcome to the Jungle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 141
  2. Negative: 20 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    At the film's center is Emily Watson's pitch-perfect performance as Margaret Humphreys, the real-life social worker who in 1986 stumbled over the hidden practice.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A film whose sense of urgency and purpose is utterly engrossing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    What's made powerfully clear is that we've reached a dire point of crisis that, while largely rooted in economics, is about so much more than dollars and cents.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Tightly directed and well acted (even though many characters are cut-outs from every war movie you've ever seen), The Front Line shoehorns little known history into a familiar format, and it works.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film trots out a who's who of great thinkers - Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, Margaret Atwood, assorted scientists and historians - who are riveting as they walk us through the question of whether we will or can survive progress. The anticapitalism prognosis is grim, and the hope offered is slim indeed.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Much of what's presented is familiar territory, but it's the moments that fracture prejudices and expectations that stick with you.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    While Escape is filled with inspired touches... Moore lacks the off-kilter psychological nuances of Lynch, as well as the go-for-broke storytelling skills and visual élan. It doesn't help that the cast is largely competent at best.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    The film's scope is staggering, including its detailed outlining of BP's origins and fingerprints across decades of unrest in Iran.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Though the film, based on Dallaire's memoir, can veer toward deification of the general, it's hugely effective.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Daydream is decently acted, overwritten, slickly shot, decked out with the requisite indie soundtrack, and propped up with angst-ridden poses and pouting lips. It's also another film in which on-screen teens, especially the nubile femme fatale at the center, are but vessels to showcase the screenwriter's irony-drenched, self-satisfied intellect.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Shamelessly manipulative, it's a highly effective if not very good film, its success entirely due to the talents of its cast. They bring heart to a script that is unabashedly about pushing buttons.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Karpovsky is unsettlingly good as Paul, and Newman's Danielle is sexy and layered.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film powerfully hits the note of universalism that is its goal; haven't many of us fallen for someone that we, they, and the world deem out of our league?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film isn't as smart on the issue of race as it needs to be, and its feminist read of the music and scene feels forced in places, but as an entry-level conversation starter, it gets the job done.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    To be fair, the cast is largely good, given the material.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    The flaws pale against what's illustrated, which is not just how Prop. 8 passed, but the sordid, cynical workings of our political machine.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    When Boote gets out of the way, the film is illuminating and infuriating.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Shearer builds an airtight case to prove his thesis, and one of his most chilling arguments is a roll call of brave souls whose lives and careers have been systematically wrecked in pursuit of the truth.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Writer-director J.B. Ghuman Jr. shoehorns the character into a witlessly stitched homage to other films - notably "Heathers."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Filmed over a period of six weeks and supplemented with animated music sequences and chilling news footage of the terrifying deluge, Pray is both an elegy and a love letter.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    A tedious exercise in filling in historical blanks through exhausted tropes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    While the film is slight, predictable, and familiar, it's great popcorn fare.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    An insightful, often funny, never glib character-driven tale about class angst, withered dreams, and the costs of adulthood.
    • 51 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    That's why Special Treatment is so disheartening. The film, starring Huppert, quickly telegraphs that its ideas are too shallow for a talent as deep as hers.