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 6.3 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Sartin
    The result is that virtual oxymoron, an intelligent family film.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Sartin
    The full-throttle approach of director Doug Liman (Swingers, Go) is impressive.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    This is both melodramatic and overly tidy in its plotting, but its odd personal relationships are utterly believable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    It's a bad sign when you can't name or differentiate any of the Lost Boys.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Sartin
    Uekrongtham handles the material with reasonable restraint, and you can't help but cheer on the hero.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Entertaining but forgettable action flick.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    All in all it's pretty lurid, but it delivers what it promises.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Episodic but entertaining fantasy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Sartin
    Be forewarned: this comedy bears only the faintest resemblance to the classic book and film of the same name.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Sartin
    Director Zak Tucker is a bit too fond of jump cuts as signifiers of edginess. Still, when the material doesn't get in the way he's pretty good at getting across the emotional content.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Sartin
    Cohen and a crew of script doctors have thrown in some of the oldest cliches in the book.

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