Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
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For 175 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 175
  2. Negative: 29 out of 175
175 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The story's charming, the set pieces are wildly inventive, and even the throwaway one-liners, about everything from movie-animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen to the old Oscar Meyer jingle, are hilarious.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    On a purely visual level, Finding Nemo is as gorgeous a film as Disney's ever put out, with astonishing qualities of light, movement, surface and color at the service of the best professional imaginations money can buy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The music, it goes without saying, is great.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Startlingly affecting -- What emerges is a picture of an illness that causes enormous suffering but whose origins and treatment continue to elude even those doctors who pay attention to it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    That nothing more monumental than an everyday life has occurred to any of the subjects is perhaps the film's most compelling aspect.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Both visually and emotionally, a panoramic picture; Mehta wields a master's hand as she weaves together vistas of urban and pastoral India with thoughts on the nature of man as it keeps cycling out in the specifics of history.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Heartwarming here relies less on forced air than on Petter Næss’ delicate, clever direction -- and a wonderful, imaginative script by Axel Hellstenius.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Not only relates the astounding story of the expedition and its unimaginable hardships, it presents a thoughtful study of a time when there were adventurers who might actually respond to an advertisement reading "Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold . . ."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It makes a convincing argument that Dowd's personal history is a kind of history of the 20th century itself, encompassing the era's art, science, commerce and politics.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Dunne is committed, thank good-ness, unapologetic for even the most fluttery sentiment or spookiest chill, enjoying the swellness of the very idea almost as much as any fanciful girl.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Trueba reveals his subject organically, letting the music speak for itself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Perhaps because this is director Yoji Yamada's 77th movie, every aspect of his filmmaking is placidly assured and meaningful.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Film is a ghostly and gorgeous tale of a court magician, the legendary Abe no Seimei.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A kind of folktale, rooted in poignant personal experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The proceedings are leavened also with a carefree sense of humor -- including some clever, jokey camera work -- and given depth by a cache of marvelous performances.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    On the strength of such skillful pacing, and the pair's beautifully modulated performances (Leary's never been so warm or vulnerable), the film builds almost imperceptibly to a climax that's as moving as it is startling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Well-acted, briskly paced and prettily photographed, the film is a mild-mannered family story with a caring heart, and that's ultimately enough to make its 104 minutes worthwhile.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's (Stuart's) utter believability that lets us follow him into the ecstasy of absurdity that is the rest of the film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It becomes clear that all this man-child craves is to be loved and, thus, saved.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film's best and scariest moments come when Miles is confronted with scenes that he translates into proof of the Wendigo's power.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Signals the real end of the party, charting a denouement that arcs from blissful ignorance to violence and its ever-present threat to a final retreat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Lovely ensemble piece.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Miraculous photography.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Demme (Monument Ave.) brings a sure hand with pace and structure to the soft-at-heart script by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone, allowing Murphy, Lawrence and company to sit back and focus on the job at hand -- making us laugh.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The Sex Pistols themselves were bloody magnificent.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Freshened immensely by pitch-perfect song parodies, a batch of hilarious faux album covers, nimble improv from the ever-marvelous cast, and a palpable love for the subject matter.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film may be rife with emotional declarations, but rather than the studied sentiments of news anchors and politicians, these ruminations have the quotidian ring of real people struggling with a standard vocabulary to describe something unthinkably new.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Enlightenment Guaranteed is a parable of alienation and rediscovery told with such affection, insight and visual elegance, it could never be taken as preachy or stern.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    (Linney and Ruffalo) are just beautiful enough, in fact, to be in the movies and still remain convincing as authentic folk, and their performances are tremendously moving.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's Wilson who's the score here. Quick, scruffy and completely at ease, he takes on Jack's let-it-ride charms and foibles as if he were tossing a Frisbee with friends, and it's impossible to watch him without wanting in on the game.