For 582 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache
Lowest review score: 0 Runaway Bride
Score distribution:
582 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film is very theatrical and admittedly "staged," but always purposefully.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    None of Tracker's near-fatal missteps in execution or conception, however, prevents this superbly acted film, in the end, from becoming an engrossing study of race and history in Australia, or making the powerful indictment it intends to make.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Though Neshoba is standard-issue in terms of craftsmanship, the tools used to tell the tale (newsreels, family photos, crime scene and autopsy photos) are masterfully employed.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A highly recommended treat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Utterly captivating.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    But if you go in knowing this, the payoff is considerable - the film delivers on its feel-good promise.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film is beautifully shot and filled with fine performances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Fascinating and often devastating.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Exchanges overheard in bars, crisp dialogue between characters and a wistful tone underscore both modern isolation and the age-old need for connection.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A melancholy valentine to broken hearts and lost innocence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    One of the most haunting, viciously honest coming-of-age films in recent memory.
    • 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
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a very funny film, one of the most enjoyable of the summer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Dark, wickedly funny tale.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A loving, exhaustive, warts-and-all look at the man who spent years battling his own alcoholism before a spiritual experience in the hospital set him on the course to help others.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's Walken who's most impressive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film offers an impressive melding of quietly radical images and ideas with, yes, an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing holiday tearjerker.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    To watch Sevigny's Lana slowly thaw to Brandon is to see the transformative, heartbreaking power of romance in a way that Hollywood is rarely able to capture anymore.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Morris seduces us into stepping into Leuchter's world of delusion and ego.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    King Leopold's Ghost is an often infuriating (and excruciating) film to watch, but one that gets to the root of the despair that now plagues so much of the African continent.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    When she unabashedly puts herself in the same category as Richard Pryor (the master of identity politics and cultural reportage), it's not just presumptuous posturing on her part. She's earned her place there.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Although character arcs are a little too abruptly truncated as the story moves, Natali never fumbles the big picture.

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