For 584 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 Free Angela & All Political Prisoners
Lowest review score: 0 The Wash
Score distribution:
584 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    It's all about having your intelligence -- emotional, spiritual, cerebral -- respected. Garcia does that; Place Vendôme does that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    A scathing, darkly funny political essay wrapped inside a tragic love story (or vice versa).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ernest Hardy
    It's a smart, funny, tough-minded film crammed with data and personal anecdotes, each illuminating the other, each sketching in the staggering costs—and not just financial—of the ways authorities in this country have shaped the drug issue. It's far from glib.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    While all the pieces don't quite add up in the end, as memory, fantasy and delusion collide, the film succeeds again and again at pulling you to the edge of your seat and keeping you there.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Stars the cult celebrity Om Puri, widely considered by cinephiles to be one of the best actors in the world.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film is riveting from the start, with its ragtag multiculti heroines and heroes meshing multiple identity markers (activist, academic, refurbished hippie), often within individual selves.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's an often gut-wrenching viewing experience in which the triumphs of the hero are hard won.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Cloudy is smart, insightful on a host of relationship dynamics, and filled with fast-paced action.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The images of the style as it evolves, and especially those that fill the last 15 minutes of "Tattoo", are so beautiful and often majestic that they overshadow the film's small shortcomings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    So gently told, so deceptively simple a story, that its considerable emotional power sneaks up on you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A smart, quietly moving film.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Nathan Lopez, armed with a diva's slinky cat walk and determination, is absolutely fantastic as Maximo.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Hotel Rwanda, based on real lives and events, aims unequivocally to break your heart.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Has moments that are haunting, and it stays with you long after the lights have come back up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Even those who closely follow African (or global) politics will likely be bowled over by the real-life plot twists unfolding before Merz's camera. What makes the film especially resonate now is the frustration with the status quo that is consistently voiced by the people on the street.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Filmed over a period of six weeks and supplemented with animated music sequences and chilling news footage of the terrifying deluge, Pray is both an elegy and a love letter.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Saturated with deep, rich color and low-key visual wit, and graced with sympathetic performances.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's both surreal -- and wholly accessible.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    But what you ultimately take from the film is the awareness that this smart, self-aware, uncensored kid has been playing to a camera in his own head since well before Venditti came along.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Sampled old newsreel and security-camera footage flesh out the narrative, and the film's visually arresting, but it's the performances that hold it all together.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Leaves you reeling from the force of the humanity it captures and -- in its own gut-wrenching way -- honors.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A surprisingly thoughtful, well-researched attempt to give both sides of the argument respect while illuminating the long history of tensions surrounding gun ownership in America.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film's emotional and psychological textures suffer for those losses, but Family is still riveting viewing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A heartfelt documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A sleeper that's well worth hunting down. Its rewards sneak up on you, but then linger long afterwards.

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