For 50 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ethan Alter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Kramer vs. Kramer
Lowest review score: 25 Man of the Year
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 50
  2. Negative: 8 out of 50
50 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Ethan Alter
    Kramer vs. Kramer is, essentially, a television movie that was raised into the feature category by the excellence of the execution.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Ethan Alter
    The Graduate is a flawlessly acted and produced film. [Review of re-release]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ethan Alter
    It's the one movie so far this summer that demands to be seen on the big screen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ethan Alter
    Bernal continues to demonstrate an impressive range; the character requires the normally laid-back actor to be a wild ball of energy, and he's more than up to the challenge. His performance is hilarious, heartfelt and more than a little creepy, which could also be said about the movie itself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Ethan Alter
    Butch Cassidy's winking awareness of its own cinematic nature (from the opening "silent movie" train robbery to the famous closing freeze frame) and witty banter give the story a degree of charm and exuberance.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ethan Alter
    Director Gillian Armstrong's feminist spin on classic material retains the moving humanity of Louisa May Alcott's novel while reworking it with welcome freshness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ethan Alter
    Danny Boyle's effective psychological thriller.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Ethan Alter
    If The Painted Veil ultimately lacks some of the novelty and ambition of the year's best pictures, it still ranks as one of 2006's quiet gems.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ethan Alter
    Once may not boast stellar production values or elaborate dance numbers, but in its own scruffy way it captures the spirit of the genre better than any recent Hollywood musical.