For 53 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Sartin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Hero
Lowest review score: 0 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 53
  2. Negative: 10 out of 53
53 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Hank Sartin
    The result is both thrilling and thoughtful.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Sartin
    This film by Julio Medem has dreamlike visuals, lush sensuality, a gorgeous cast, and a plot built on elaborate, self-conscious coincidences.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Sartin
    Kidd has a great ear for dialogue, and he throws in a few unexpected twists. But the real fun is watching an established pro and a newcomer run with the script.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Sartin
    Borrowing heavily from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," Shyamalan tries to lighten his trademark gloomy tone -- and almost kills the suspense he's working so hard to achieve.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Sartin
    Fascinating group portrait of soul and R & B legends who are still touring 40 years after their original fame, enduring even after they've been relegated to the nostalgia circuit.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Sartin
    The full-throttle approach of director Doug Liman (Swingers, Go) is impressive.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Sartin
    The result is that virtual oxymoron, an intelligent family film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    Kids used to watching him on TV might find it all perfectly normal, but for adults it's almost an acid trip.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    At times Hirsch seems afraid to trust the material's inherent drama and becomes unnecessarily manipulative, staging performances in striking landscapes and playing the footage in slow motion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    It's a bad sign when you can't name or differentiate any of the Lost Boys.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    The concert footage is generally quite good, and Joplin is astonishing, but with so many hours of footage you'd think there would be more unexpected moments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    Everyone in the cast conveys that messy mix of teen self-consciousness and bravado, but Josh Peck is particularly nuanced as the bully.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    This is both melodramatic and overly tidy in its plotting, but its odd personal relationships are utterly believable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    Uekrongtham handles the material with reasonable restraint, and you can't help but cheer on the hero.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    Director Frank Nissen strikes a nice balance between slapstick and sentiment, and I'll admit to getting a bit choked up at the appropriate moments.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    The women, many in their 70s and 80s, are still tough and proud--and nursing grudges that go back decades, something Leitman plays up by crosscutting between rivals' accounts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    Though the story drags for the first hour, this becomes a solid character study once the principals arrive at their hiding place.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    The intense focus on this trio makes for good portraiture, but it left me hungry for more about the social context that shaped them.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Entertaining but forgettable action flick.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Desperately wants to be whimsical and charming. But whimsy isn't easy to carry off, and director Alan Taylor, who has directed mostly television dramas, has a heavy hand -- scenes meant to be comical are destroyed by leaden pacing and a puzzling mix of tones.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Be forewarned: this comedy bears only the faintest resemblance to the classic book and film of the same name.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    All in all it's pretty lurid, but it delivers what it promises.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Never quite settles on a tone, veering from wacky comedy to earnest sports drama to romantic farce. The results are predictably muddled, if mostly harmless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Episodic but entertaining fantasy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Crudup takes a riskier path: his architect isn't very nice and is possibly irredeemable. His performance is subtle, complicated, and fresh, and it's a shame the movie doesn't live up to it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    The action is exciting, but the rapid-fire narration jumps around too quickly, making it difficult to keep straight the personalities meant to hold the film together.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Jones's script leans too heavily on the familiar device of blurring illusion and reality, but his view of the urban landscape is beautiful and distinctive.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Sartin
    We're never allowed to feel much of anything for these characters, and as a result their agonizing over their lost past and uncertain future seems like whining.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Sartin
    The film never quite achieves the sharp edge satire demands, largely because director Andrew Niccol, who was so good at managing tone in "Gattaca," can't decide whether to go with nasty or hilariously farcical.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Sartin
    Has an affable charm, but the script is paint by numbers.