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 Election
Lowest review score: 0 Runaway Bride
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 130
  2. Negative: 24 out of 130
130 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    It is -- in mood, execution, and shameless sentimentality -- a Bette Midler movie with an Irish accent.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Although the film disappoints in the final stretch (both the villain and his motive turn out to be very lame), it confidently thrills for most of its nearly two-hour length.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    If only this movie were rich enough, strong enough to be worthy of this (Dafoe's) performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Drags on far too long.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Remind(s) us of the power of good old-fashioned character-driven movies.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    For those seeking even a little adventurousness in their filmgoing experiences, the movie will wear thin very quickly.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    In the end, solid acting, stellar special-effects, and well-wrought tension make the film a worthy date flick or matinee outing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    Isn't a must-see, but it's definitely worthwhile.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ernest Hardy
    A good, though unremarkable, film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    It has to be noted that the use of music in this film is the worse in recent memory: maudlin, syrupy, and overwrought.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Hamstrung by a script that is too often smug, obvious and self-important.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Stripped of the pretension of the overrated "Trainspotting," but it's also void of the earlier film's ambition or glimmers of real cultural insight.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    As he explains the male-male relationships and the absence of stigma or judgment, the film soars.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Coy, cutesy, sentimental, and shamelessly manipulative.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Disappointingly dumb.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Like the melancholy remininces of an old relative who lived through an exciting, even harrowing time, but no longer possesses the mental faculties to really flesh out the tale they're spinning.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    An adequate popcorn matinee flick that's anchored by Judd's wonderful lead performance -- a performance that is better than the film earns or deserves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Too slow-moving and too understated in much of its humor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    The audience for this film would be those people who like their cinematic fare pre-digested and painfully familiar.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Mildly amusing, both charming and diverting, it plays like a La La Land home movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    We don't really care about this everyman's moral dilemna and spiritual crisis because -- for all the poetic insights he offers in his philosophical voice-over -- he never transcends the details to become an engrossing character.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    A feel-good, heartwarming film that all but drowns in saccharine.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    For adults, the film will drag in spots, but it's filled with all those values you hope to instill in your children.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Infuriating on almost every conceivable level.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    A very odd cinematic creature.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    The latest installment in the "Boys Life" series has just as many hits as misses -- more misses, actually -- but the high points easily stand alongside past triumphs.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Though the film is generally weak, treading very familiar ground, those dashes of insight and humor - along with Griffiths' performance - pull you into the film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ernest Hardy
    Hamlet, like its title character, is a mopey, dopey thing that you just want to scream at: Do something!
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    We should expect more of summer fare than that it merely be a visual junk-food snack as we cool off in the chill of a darkened theater.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    It's hollow, forced and false.