For 564 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Beau Travail
Lowest review score: 0 3000 Miles to Graceland
Score distribution:
564 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    So gently told, so deceptively simple a story, that its considerable emotional power sneaks up on you.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Bessed with a gleamingly polished, very funny script.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's both surreal -- and wholly accessible.
    • 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 .
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's Walken who's most impressive.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film is beautifully shot and filled with fine performances.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What makes this straightforward film so incredibly moving is that it keeps its scathing political commentary firmly rooted in everyday struggle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Those who hang in for the long haul are rewarded with a sexy, moving love story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Dark, wickedly funny tale.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A fascinating, richly detailed documentary about the legendary queer collective based in San Francisco in the late '60s and early '70s.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Leaves you reeling from the force of the humanity it captures and -- in its own gut-wrenching way -- honors.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Through masterful editing, nimble music selection and smart use of documentary materials, the filmmakers shake the dust off cultural clichés to provide a provocative survey of the past. It’s a subversively sleek enterprise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film's almost unbearable portrait of sadness and grief transcends its specific story to speak to the ways in which need, history and presumption tangle, and sometimes destroy, blood ties.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Moodysson's movie, one part mash note and three parts scathing piss-taker, is hugely compassionate toward the well-meaning fools in his tale, but he doesn't suffer their nonsense gladly; his film is, in large part, about grown-ups needing to grow up.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Reyes' fast-paced tale soars on the pedigree of its cast, all of whom are clearly having a ball -- Both poignant and wickedly amusing, Empire sets high standards for a subgenre that's rarely had any.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    One of the most haunting, viciously honest coming-of-age films in recent memory.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A provocative, timely script full of gasp-inducing lines and scenes.
    • 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.
    • Film.com
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The story of what happens when everything dies but love. It's a simple story, artfully told.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Although the writing and the directing are smart and purposeful, the movie takes flight on the strength of its performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film's energy is primarily due to the rich storytelling skills of the musicians, who trot out anecdotes and memories filled with humor and wry philosophizing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A melancholy valentine to broken hearts and lost innocence.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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