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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Stranded in superficiality, the film is a lifestyle commercial.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Rung with numb inarticulateness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    It's not bad; it's just completely inconsequential.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Steadfastly conventional.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Wants to be many things, but ends up being not much of anything.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    A constant video rental for a community that aches to see itself as banal and generic.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    What makes The Cell worth viewing at all is the carefully sculpted imagery.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Unfortunately, whenever the story quiets down for exposition or to move the plot forward, it all becomes a grinding and often confusing bore.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    A very competent film, but it barely pulls you in.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    It's hollow, forced and false.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Wrought with pretension -- and a blind eye to its own exploitation.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    The problem is, director Robert Lee King has a hard time sustaining the aimed-for camp tone, and while there are a few well-spaced giggles to be had, the movie sputters more than it soars for most of its 95 minutes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Less would have been more, and this film is sabotaged by its maker's unchecked pretension.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    The whole point is nothing more than the revelation that the terrain of suburbia is populated with damaged people inflicting damage on others. This is still news?
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Slick, polished to perfection, derivative and stripped of any of the real quirks or idiosyncrasies that make a romantic comedy fly.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Ernest Hardy
    Obvious in its observations, predictable in its conclusions, and a little dull in the telling.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    In trying to avoid moralizing or cheap sensationalizing, Didier sidestepped any energy force altogether and his film snoozes because of it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Derivative, cliché-ridden and old hat.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    The film isn't very good. The Million Dollar Hotel is an uneasy melding of Hollywood shtick and art-house sensibilities.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    The humor is, at best, thudding. At its worst, it's breathtakingly stupid and offensive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Hopefully, the next time around, Chadha's imagination will be in the service of not just excellent casting and directing, but a script to match those other cinematic components.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Afailed attempt at a hipster screwball comedy. Very failed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    An often gorgeous, dizzying assault of ideas and visual flourishes...it's just not very good.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    What really makes the film fall dead (although the preview audience I saw it with howled from beginning to end) are the actors and the way the characters have been scripted.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Appalling because it never transcends its adolescent-boy glee at being allowed entry to the highly sexualized arena of prostitution.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Ernest Hardy
    Too self-consciously dark, too aware of its long, murky, art-designed descent into the underbelly of America's addictive personality.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    Pandering and tired, Down to Earth lurches from one dead gag to the other, in search of both comedic rhythm and a dramatic pulse. It finds neither.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    If you're already a huge fan of any of these artists, this film will be a lovefest. For all others, it's a mild diversion at best.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    Doesn't even rise to the level of camp, of being so-bad-it's-good. It's just flat out bad.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Ernest Hardy
    Not a very good movie; it's sentimental, pandering and psychologically anorexic.