For 236 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Guy Lodge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 White God
Lowest review score: 10 Plastic
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 236
236 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    A proficient but personality-free policer that demands little of either its audience or its enviable best-of-British cast, this simplistic urban morality tale miscasts the appealing James McAvoy as one good cop whose dogged pursuit of Mark Strong’s alpha criminal only uncovers the rot within police ranks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    The film is easier to admire than it is to invest in emotionally, though its pulse quickens with a dramatic, and boldly untelegraphed, feminist twist in the rural-set final reel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Tsai here seems to be stripping his ornately eccentric style down to formal fundamentals. A certain pictorial grace remains; his sense of humor, sadly, appears to have been largely tossed out with the bathwater.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Attention is retained by the commendably unhistrionic leads, who convincingly etch the pair’s enduring devotion even when passions run dry.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    The narrative’s time-travel element allows for plenty of fluffy, fleet-footed action.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    [An] appealingly absurd thriller.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    The rare prestige pic that could actually stand to be longer.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    The upside for Saint Laurent’s admirers is that Bonello’s film reflects more of the designer’s tortured creative drive in its dark onyx surfaces; it’s the slightly deranged auteur portrait that a fellow artist and iconoclast deserves.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    While this appropriately brief film unravels its enigma at a tidy clip, it gathers neither enough heat, nor quite enough of a chill, to linger in the bones.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Earnest issue drama and pulpy B-thriller mechanics make awkward but not uncompelling bedfellows in Honour.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    The consistently celebratory stance of “Kink” is commendable, but also feels somewhat limiting.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    An enthusiastic but low-fizz romantic farce that gets by principally on the charms of a cast speckled with gifted funnymen (and, more particularly, funnywomen).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    It’s a thin premise that cues much cheery knockabout comedy, with ample scope for impressively whooshy 3D tracking shots.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Mellow, digestibly sweet and embellished with lovely folk tunes, this modest bit of Americana reveals pleasing new sides of both leads.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Seemingly caught between a daring impressionistic approach and a pedantic recital of dates and locations, this three-hour endurance test is marked by sincere adoration of its subject.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    An arrestingly nihilistic Depression melodrama, marked by courageous performances and exquisite production values... The result is both problematic and fascinating, an unsympathetic spiral of human tragedy that plays a little like a hand-me-down folk ballad put to film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    At least three entertaining films are jostling for position in Australian writer-director Julius Avery’s messily propulsive debut feature, Son of a Gun — and if none ultimately emerges dominant, the red-blooded tussle between them is never dull to watch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    As ruggedly crafted as you’d expect from director Kevin Macdonald, with a sturdy ensemble led by Jude Law as a submarine captain of formidable sangfroid, the film nonetheless never quite sparks to life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    It’s an opportunity only half seized: Haphazard both as biography and historical survey, the film asks more salient questions than it can answer in a rushed 76 minutes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    A wry, oh-so-gentle dual character study saved from sleepiness by the unexpected star pairing of Catherine Deneuve and Gustave Kervern.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    What Hyena lacks in invention, however, it makes up for in technical bravado and geographical specificity.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    An amusing, extravagantly implausible farce that nonetheless makes a pointed argument about the perceived marginalization of childless women in modern society.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Characterization and emotional investment, however, are in disappointingly short supply, while crucial tension is permitted to dissipate in an anti-climactic final third.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Low on narrative drive, and marred by a misjudged final-act swerve into extravagant whimsy, Nicholas Hytner’s amiable luvvie-fest is enlivened by Smith’s signature irascibility.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Brashly uneven and wildly overlong, this comedy of brotherly love and outsider acceptance nonetheless boasts a spirited, audience-pleasing core.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    This airily shot talkfest doesn’t want for sensitivity, but overestimates viewers’ investment in a quintet of prickly characters whose personal histories take the film’s entire duration to assemble.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    While the severity of the film’s environment convinces, the specifics of Amy Fox’s screenplay — tangled up in tech IPOs, post-Snowden security paranoia and venal investment banking practice — are less consistently persuasive.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Krasinki’s film remains resolutely resistant to surprise in style or story terms.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    If the material feels inadequate for a freestanding doc, that’s no fault of Nichols, who’s on playful, perspicacious form.

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