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 Beau Travail
Lowest review score: 0 Runaway Bride
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 130
  2. Negative: 24 out of 130
130 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Has moments that are haunting, and it stays with you long after the lights have come back up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A sleeper that's well worth hunting down. Its rewards sneak up on you, but then linger long afterwards.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a very funny film, one of the most enjoyable of the summer.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's provocative and very moving, filled with some of the strongest performances of the year.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    [Ritchie] cranks up the laughs and tension with equal aplomb, throwing wrenches in the plot so that the audience has no idea what to expect next -- and that's part of the film's thrill.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's very funny and - at times - even witty in a crude, drunken frat-boy-with-an-epiphany kind of way.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a pleasant surprise to note how good Scream 3 really is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Parker and Stone have created a movie that will doubtlessly infuriate and offend -- and amuse to no end.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Xiaoshuai isn't really interested in glamorizing or even exploring the gangster lifestyle; nor is he interested in conventional dramatic arcs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The film gets an "A" for effort, but doesn't have the courage to really get as bloody, messy and dirty as its subject matter inherently is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Questions loom heavily over this entertaining but not-too-deep film, making it more a commercial than real exploration.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Beautifully shot, full of lush, vibrant colors and expertly wrought sets...a club-kid's frothy date flick.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    In a sterling ensemble cast, (Elfman) just about walks off with the movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Although Mansfield Park is an enjoyable film, you can't help but wish that it were as brave, feisty and unconventional as it keeps telling us its heroine is.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Has its own sense of logic and integrity that demand a kind of begrudged respect.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Has a warm and intimate feel that helps push it a little deeper than its cable movie-of-the-week blueprint.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    At its core is a feminine realm (the beauty parlor) through which modern issues of alienation and casual-sex-as-a-drug are coupled with timeless questions about the natures of love and desire.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Egoyan and Hoskins fans will definitely want to see this film. Others will feel their fingernails grow as they watch it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Blanchett projects a wounded dignity that anchors her character even when the film slips into silly hokum; she's never less than fantastic, and as such manages to keep the film on course.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The jokes fly so furiously that it'd be impossible for a single weak performance (Graham) to unravel this very funny film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    All these years later, the film is far more infuriating than it is exciting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It's a guy's film that doesn't just revel in testosterone, though -- it has a more purposeful agenda.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    It's smart, funny and insightful and it's quite easy to see what attracted the stars to it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Smith has crammed the film with enough genuinely funny moments and insightful bits to make it well worth seeing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Funny, immediately and consistently engaging, and -- well done on almost every level.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Slow and depressing, but ultimately haunting film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    Even though it delivers on frights and special effects, and is well-acted and gorgeous to look at, never really surprises us.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ernest Hardy
    The great power of the film lies in its simplicity, in the slow-building tension and psychological melt-downs that are the result of stark, bare-bones film-making.