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 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 0 The Wash
Score distribution:
564 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The filmmakers deftly capture the boys' depression and triumphs, but something of the American character -- the generosity and the arrogance -- as well.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    An intellectually steelier case against Bush, his cabalistic administration and the Iraq war than Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, Hijacking is even more chilling because it eschews the heartstring symphony conducted (albeit very effectively) by Moore and sticks to irrefutable facts and no-bullshit analysis.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    In this truly retro horror flick, the heroes and heroines don't just quip over the action (though they do get off some funny lines); they're knee-deep in it, and scared sh------.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The no-frills documentary also makes it clear that Newcombe is the real deal -- both supremely gifted and organically nuts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Those who are already in her (Breillat) camp will find much to feed on in this at once intellectualized and accessible, documentary-style peek inside the head of a passionately driven woman and artist.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It’s a rousing celebration.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    While the acting is top-notch, the real star of the film is the script.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Hotel Rwanda, based on real lives and events, aims unequivocally to break your heart.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Saturated with deep, rich color and low-key visual wit, and graced with sympathetic performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Animation fans, no matter their stylistic preference (computer-generated, claymation, old-school hand-drawn), will find much to sate their appetites in this collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed work. There’s not a dud in the bunch.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A smart, quietly moving film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film soars when the camera is trained on its young subjects in action.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Although character arcs are a little too abruptly truncated as the story moves, Natali never fumbles the big picture.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Composed of artfully used split-screen, lots of hand-held camera, and expertly honed dialogue, the film floats on currents of sadness and understated humor. It also makes Loic's existential ache almost palpable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    But if you go in knowing this, the payoff is considerable - the film delivers on its feel-good promise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    For all its shock-driven, laugh-out-loud moments, what makes Jesus so entertaining is that it puts you in the presence of a dementedly sharp mind -- one that understands that leftist subversion doesn't have to coddle or breast-feed the choir.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Results in moments of real beauty that make you grateful Chappelle chose an aesthete for directing chores. And yet, in terms of content, the film doesn't quite reach the bar set by its historic predecessor (Wattstax).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Utterly captivating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    King Leopold's Ghost is an often infuriating (and excruciating) film to watch, but one that gets to the root of the despair that now plagues so much of the African continent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Nathan Lopez, armed with a diva's slinky cat walk and determination, is absolutely fantastic as Maximo.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Cloudy is smart, insightful on a host of relationship dynamics, and filled with fast-paced action.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Neshat employs dialogue that is often didactic, but that weakness is forgiven in the face of stellar acting from the ensemble and gorgeously composed and shot images.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The entire cast is in fine form (Omari Hardwick, as Maye's maybe-suitor, pushes the sexual heat through the roof), but White's blistering performance sears the screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Though Neshoba is standard-issue in terms of craftsmanship, the tools used to tell the tale (newsreels, family photos, crime scene and autopsy photos) are masterfully employed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Though the film, based on Dallaire's memoir, can veer toward deification of the general, it's hugely effective.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Undertow, is sublime. Set in a small, picturesque Peruvian fishing village, it's less a coming-out tale than a magic realism–infused coming-of-consciousness love story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Circo is filled with beautiful images and haunting moments, especially in the third act, when the family unravels as the film culminates in a final triumphant, haunting image.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The movie floats to another realm entirely when the cameras go into the home of Nova Venerable, a smart, eloquent, gorgeous girl whose love for her special-needs younger brother and their hardworking single mom is expressed in terms that sidestep the formulaic verbal and physical bombast of so many of her peers.

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