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 Behind the Sun
Lowest review score: 0 The Wash
Score distribution:
564 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Nunez is a master at rendering emotionally complex, ordinary folk into the kind of unassuming heroes that don't much appear in American films anymore.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    At the center of the film is one of the year's best performances -- that of British actress Janet McTeer .
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film's almost unbearable portrait of sadness and grief transcends its specific story to speak to the ways in which need, history and presumption tangle, and sometimes destroy, blood ties.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Moodysson's movie, one part mash note and three parts scathing piss-taker, is hugely compassionate toward the well-meaning fools in his tale, but he doesn't suffer their nonsense gladly; his film is, in large part, about grown-ups needing to grow up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A provocative, timely script full of gasp-inducing lines and scenes.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A highly recommended treat.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The story of what happens when everything dies but love. It's a simple story, artfully told.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What makes this straightforward film so incredibly moving is that it keeps its scathing political commentary firmly rooted in everyday struggle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Has moments that are haunting, and it stays with you long after the lights have come back up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A sleeper that's well worth hunting down. Its rewards sneak up on you, but then linger long afterwards.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    None of Tracker's near-fatal missteps in execution or conception, however, prevents this superbly acted film, in the end, from becoming an engrossing study of race and history in Australia, or making the powerful indictment it intends to make.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film offers an impressive melding of quietly radical images and ideas with, yes, an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing holiday tearjerker.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a very funny film, one of the most enjoyable of the summer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film is beautifully shot and filled with fine performances.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    To watch Sevigny's Lana slowly thaw to Brandon is to see the transformative, heartbreaking power of romance in a way that Hollywood is rarely able to capture anymore.
    • 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
    The filmmakers deftly capture the boys' depression and triumphs, but something of the American character -- the generosity and the arrogance -- as well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Those who hang in for the long haul are rewarded with a sexy, moving love story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Bessed with a gleamingly polished, very funny script.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It’s a rousing celebration.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's provocative and very moving, filled with some of the strongest performances of the year.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A melancholy valentine to broken hearts and lost innocence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    [Ritchie] cranks up the laughs and tension with equal aplomb, throwing wrenches in the plot so that the audience has no idea what to expect next -- and that's part of the film's thrill.
    • Film.com
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's very funny and - at times - even witty in a crude, drunken frat-boy-with-an-epiphany kind of way.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a pleasant surprise to note how good Scream 3 really is.

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