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 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 Beautiful Creatures
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 175
  2. Negative: 29 out of 175
175 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    To watch Joplin, Rick Danko, Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart, all massively wasted, giggling and jamming, is a delight tempered by the knowledge that Joplin would be dead just months later, with the rest but one following after.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Dean Parisot's direction of the funny, affectionately satirical script by David Howard and Robert Gordon is crisp and assured.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The result is a sui generis, love-it-or-hate-it exercise in homegrown American surrealism.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    To see the film in this meticulously restored and remixed version is like watching it for the first time, so clear is the sound, so vivid the sights.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The result is a carefully wrought, historically grounded and thoroughly absorbing look at a quintessential American experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film quickly becomes a vortex of father-son bonding and rivalry, and what could have been a mere travelogue becomes a bumpy exploration of male identity and communication.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    An easygoing work of unforced humor built on gags that should be stupid, but are ultimately too ridiculous to resist.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Rozema seems determined to defrill the Austen trend and charge it with a fiercer sort of femininity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Poignant portrait.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The performances are revelatory.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's a setup so easy it borders on facile, but keeping the film from cheap-shot mediocrity is its crack cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Tavernier's documentary about the famed Paris Opera Ballet is itself a graceful thing, a fleet-footed yet substantial examination of what it means to devote one's life to the art of dance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    This ode to wrestling one's way out of youth's shell holds up surprisingly well.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Like a good punk tune, the filmmaker's focused energy distracts from compositional flaws, all the better to enjoy visceral pleasures such as a spot-on Zoë Pouledouris as preening singer Fauna.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    As always, conversation is the constant threading together Rohmer's stately pace and episodic structure, the thing he uses to show us who his characters are and what their friendship entails.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    While the filmmakers are not above corset-drama bed-hopping and back-stabbing, it's delicious when the beds and backs belong to Uma Thurman, Tim Roth and Julian Sands.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Breaks in the film's otherwise smooth continuum, however, are bridged by Hutchins' soulful performance, and by Chaiken's excellent feel for the grace notes and steady tempo of native New York life, the sacredness of female friendship, and the precarious balance between love for oneself and for others.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's the filmmakers' post-camp comprehension of what made old-time B movies good-bad that makes Eight Legged Freaks a perfectly entertaining summer diversion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A modest pleasure, driven by a jumble of Old West signifiers and goofball modern flourishes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It requires nothing more of a viewer than quiet complaisance, which is rewarded in turn by pleasant scenery, a few mild laughs, and the dependably involving presence of Weaver and, especially, Neuwirth.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A funny summer frolic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    By cinematic standards, not exactly scintillating stuff: The mix of archival materials, talking heads and dramatic readings is strictly PBS 101. Filmmaker Peter Gilbert's great achievement lies in his integration of disparate historical threads and voices into one steadily paced, riveting tale.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Paula Gray wrote the script (it was her UCLA senior thesis), and if there are gooey spots, there's also nicely turned, lived-in dialogue and a gentle affection for all her characters.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    May be scant on character and plot development, but it’s rich with affection for daydream believers
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Maglietta, whose soulful countenance and offhand grace are soothing to behold, and Ganz, who says more with a shrug and sigh than most poets do with a sonnet.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    There's no doubting that Williamson is a man who knows and loves his genre, and all the scary, screaming, sniggering fun continues here.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Ultimately a wiser and truer film than its crass and cartoony beginnings would have us believe.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    By the time a Bollywood production number segues into the finale from "Grease," the transition not only makes perfect sense, it sparkles.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Juvenile, sloppy and frequently, idiotically hilarious.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The good news is that this off-the-wall ensemble comedy may just be the summer's happiest surprise.