For 18 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ethan Alter's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Graduate
Lowest review score: 25 Everyone's Hero
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
18 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ethan Alter
    Lively if derivative romp.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ethan Alter
    Although it tends to rely heavily on slapstick in the second half, the movie provides plenty of laughs and is one of director Landis's best efforts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ethan Alter
    Trust is stylishly photographed and crammed with quirky, offbeat incidents and dialogue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Ethan Alter
    The mixture of action, drama and romance isn’t as potent, and Kaige’s reliance on subpar special effects hurts the movie. Wu xia fans will still find things to like, but the uninitiated will probably find this slow going.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Ethan Alter
    A big success in Europe, the film has already spawned two sequels, the first of which is due to be released in the fall.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Ethan Alter
    This charming musical based on the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie features many memorable songs and pleasant dance numbers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ethan Alter
    Johnny Suede's stylish, dreamlike mood and abstract dialogue cannot compensate for its unsatisfying storyline and characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ethan Alter
    Unrelenting and predictable, this pretentious collaboration between a music video director and the writer of "Revenge of the Nerds" covers all of the bases now required in a road movie thriller, to precious little dramatic effect.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ethan Alter
    Bill Forsyth's films are always idiosyncratic, but Being Human is so steeped in the director's interior dialogue with himself as to be incomprehensible to anyone who doesn't happen to be Bill Forsyth
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ethan Alter
    An anemic adventure that epitomizes generic feature animation.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ethan Alter
    Cool World's numerous plot holes and illogicalities might be forgiven if it had interesting characters or impressive visual effects.