For 566 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 Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache
Lowest review score: 0 Runaway Bride
Score distribution:
566 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's the mind-blowing performance footage (and there's lots of it) that makes this a must-see film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Even those who closely follow African (or global) politics will likely be bowled over by the real-life plot twists unfolding before Merz's camera. What makes the film especially resonate now is the frustration with the status quo that is consistently voiced by the people on the street.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Fascinating and often devastating.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Filmed over a period of six weeks and supplemented with animated music sequences and chilling news footage of the terrifying deluge, Pray is both an elegy and a love letter.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A loving, exhaustive, warts-and-all look at the man who spent years battling his own alcoholism before a spiritual experience in the hospital set him on the course to help others.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    The film's emotional and psychological textures suffer for those losses, but Family is still riveting viewing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    From its low-key, guitar-based score by composer Chris Bacon to the filmmaker's refusal to sugar-coat the tough times some of the soldiers faced after completing the climb, High Ground takes its cues from the worldview of its subjects.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It takes a minute for the film to move beyond a kind of gilded stasis, but once it does, it - and Plummer - are riveting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Karpovsky is unsettlingly good as Paul, and Newman's Danielle is sexy and layered.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It does what the most powerful films and music have always done, which is to spark contemplation of our own lives and choices, and our place in the world, while also stoking compassion and empathy for lives far removed from our own.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A documentary that is by turns exasperating, illuminating, and intentionally infuriating.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's an often gut-wrenching viewing experience in which the triumphs of the hero are hard won.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What distinguishes this doc from much of the tedious critical prose Romero has inspired is the fan-boy and fan-girl ardor that fuels its smarts--both behind and in front of the camera.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What emerges is an illuminating look at the ways race, specifically blackness, has been cynically portrayed by the mainstream media, rightwing politicians and religious leaders, and even some white queer activists.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A film whose sense of urgency and purpose is utterly engrossing.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A small gem of a film, Breakfast is a lovely tapestry of subtlety, full of sly, smart humor and unforced insights into human nature.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    Because her tale is so fascinating, movie-making formula is all that's needed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    What will pull viewers in is the empathy of the healthcare workers who battle to retain their idealism in the face of staggering obstacles.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A sleeper that's well worth hunting down. Its rewards sneak up on you, but then linger long afterwards.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    It's a sweet and wise film - neither groundbreaking nor revolutionary save for the fact that it places narrative and character arc at the center of its concerns.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    By turns amusing, touching and horrifying, A Room For Romeo Brass is a film that defies expectation at every turn.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ernest Hardy
    A heartfelt documentary.
    • 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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