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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    But for all its bleakness, Nightmare is a film that demands to be seen. In unflinching terms, it captures the hellish existence endured by the many so that the few may wallow in privilege.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    Tragic, funny and deadpan dark, it's easily one of the best films of the year...It's the brutally unsentimental, intelligent, unflinching heart at the film's core that makes it a marvel.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    One of the funniest, shrewdest, smartest movies in recent memory.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    For anyone who wants to see wildly inventive, peerless filmmaking that's oblivious to market-place formulas, Beau Travail is an absolute must-see.
    • Film.com
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    Mitchell retools his play magnificently, opening it up into a vibrant cinematic work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    Thanks to Lynch's expert pacing and modulation of narrative tension, even viewers who already know the outcome of the film's central incident will likely be pulled to the edges of their seats.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    This Ain't California is a masterful lie that illuminates a little-known reality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    A crash course in history, politics, and social science, Valentino's Ghost is both sobering and illuminating, and its execution is thrilling.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    It's charming, gently humorous, and beautifully attuned to the interior lives of children.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    If Secret can leave the viewer despairing, it's also hugely inspiring, thanks to Mino. She's one of the cinematic heroines of the year.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    Yudin pulls lovely philosophical grace notes from his subjects as they illuminate some universal truths from their very specific world.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Honeydripper is classic Sayles cinema: an insightful sketch of assorted common folk whose criss-crossing dreams and agendas unfold against larger, more powerful (and sometimes crushing) sociopolitical and cultural forces.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A gorgeous dreamscape of a movie...one of the most exhilarating experiences of pure cinema that will be offered this year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Black's cool-headed but blistering indictment of globalization and the racist international economic policies that have shoved that country into crushing poverty.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Poignant, funny, and proof of Basquiat's magic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Simultaneously hilarious and deeply informative thanks to the vibrant personalities at its center.
    • 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
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    It's all about having your intelligence -- emotional, spiritual, cerebral -- respected. Garcia does that; Place Vendôme does that.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Entertaining as it often is, Outside Providence feels as if it were a collection of installments from an unusually raunchy television series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    An unassuming little film that packs a huge emotional and artistic punch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    There's a shrewd satiric method to LaBute's madness, and a payoff in comedic gold.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    One of the things that makes Traffic so very good is the wry humor that's laced throughout the film. It's a funny movie.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A dark, biting comedy-- funny, smart and full of unpredictable twist and turns.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A scathing, darkly funny political essay wrapped inside a tragic love story (or vice versa).
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Though a little long, the film takes us right inside both the creative impulse and the margins of American life. Its triumph is to show those two things as being deeply, wonderfully connected.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Sure to become a classic; it taps into the fury of being a drone with a deeply knowing precision.
    • Film.com
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Laced with brilliantly knotted ideas on race, masculinity and cults of violence.