For 580 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ernest Hardy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Like Father, Like Son
Lowest review score: 0 Strippers
Score distribution:
580 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The story of what happens when everything dies but love. It's a simple story, artfully told.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film is something of a paradox, simultaneously passionate and dispassionate, its ending tethered to both bruised triumph and a sense of things falling apart.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Held together by strong writing, insightful direction, and a stunning turn by newcomer Rodriguez, who is not only a gorgeous young woman but a fiercely charismatic screen presence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Stays with you, though, not because of its political content, but because of the unexpected emotional punch that's thrown near the end.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    McTeer's performance -- one of the best you'll see this year -- makes you realize anew how rare it is to see a female character this complex in American film.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Though the film, based on Dallaire's memoir, can veer toward deification of the general, it's hugely effective.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film soars when the camera is trained on its young subjects in action.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Wendy J.N. Lee's Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey powerfully connects the dots between the enormity of global warming as a phenomenon and the havoc it wreaks in ordinary lives.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Parker and Stone have created a movie that will doubtlessly infuriate and offend -- and amuse to no end.
    • Film.com
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A documentary that is by turns exasperating, illuminating, and intentionally infuriating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Bessed with a gleamingly polished, very funny script.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A provocative, timely script full of gasp-inducing lines and scenes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Director Ryan White has crafted a deceptively simple film that should almost immediately win viewers over with its low-key charm.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Marston nails the claustrophobia of small-town life and the turbulent emotionalism of teenagers, but what pushes the film toward sublimity is the way he delicately captures all of the characters' inner lives as their world slowly crumbles.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    While the acting is top-notch, the real star of the film is the script.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It’s a rousing celebration.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Dirty Wars is essential viewing for anyone who wants to know how we wage war right now; it's also a chilling prologue for what's likely a global future of endless war and blowback.
    • 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
    Lean, fast-moving, and filled with game-changing fight sequences that have a brutally beautiful (or beautifully brutal) quality, Gareth Evans's Indonesian martial-arts film The Raid: Redemption lives up to its viral hype.
    • 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------.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What director Aviva Kempner has done is shine a light into the past and recover a classic American hero, one with all the integrity, decency and largeness of spirit that we have been taught makes up the American character.

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