For 130 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Happiness
Lowest review score: 0 Runaway Bride
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 130
  2. Negative: 24 out of 130
130 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ernest Hardy
    One of the funniest, shrewdest, smartest movies in recent memory.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Leigh and his solid cast make sure that inside jokes translate to a broad audience, and that their rendering of the back-stage drama is smart, engrossing and often very funny.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    An unassuming little film that packs a huge emotional and artistic punch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    One of the best films of this year...unlike anything you've seen on the big screen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Show Me Love has the pulse of teen life down-pat, shaming its many sleek and glossy American counterparts at every turn.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    Sure to become a classic; it taps into the fury of being a drone with a deeply knowing precision.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    There's a shrewd satiric method to LaBute's madness, and a payoff in comedic gold.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A dark film that raises more questions than it answers -- and it's meant to.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    What leaves you breathless, though, is the knockout acting by the cast.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Held together by strong writing, insightful direction, and a stunning turn by newcomer Rodriguez, who is not only a gorgeous young woman but a fiercely charismatic screen presence.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A sleeper that's well worth hunting down. Its rewards sneak up on you, but then linger long afterwards.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a testimony to Tammy Faye's own integrity and enormous charisma that the film holds our attention as tightly as it does, and doesn't become an insufferable exercise in weak filmmaking.
    • 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.
    • 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 .
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    By turns amusing, touching and horrifying, A Room For Romeo Brass is a film that defies expectation at every turn.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A heartfelt documentary.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Stays with you, though, not because of its political content, but because of the unexpected emotional punch that's thrown near the end.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a pleasant surprise to note how good Scream 3 really is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Has moments that are haunting, and it stays with you long after the lights have come back up.