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

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The result is a carefully wrought, historically grounded and thoroughly absorbing look at a quintessential American experience.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Ultimately a wiser and truer film than its crass and cartoony beginnings would have us believe.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Juvenile, sloppy and frequently, idiotically hilarious.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    May be scant on character and plot development, but it’s rich with affection for daydream believers
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    If Sayles had maneuvered these stories and performances into even a shade more sentimentality or gravitas, the weight would have collapsed them like a house of cards. As it is, they breathe easily, delicately into each other.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A modest pleasure, driven by a jumble of Old West signifiers and goofball modern flourishes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The performances are revelatory.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    If director Scott Elliott falters, it's only in the spots where he tries to comment on her (Alice's) persecution without being complicit in it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    For the most part, the action, shot entirely on Hawaii's famed North Shore without blue screens or tanks, is awesome, all swirling turquoise tubes, thundering foam hammers and sleek, graceful riders.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    This ode to wrestling one's way out of youth's shell holds up surprisingly well.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Even if Signs suffers a little from uneven pacing and mismatched tones of reverent homage (to "The Birds" and "War of the Worlds"), soul-searching and silly comedy, the jokes are clever, the tension continual and expertly calibrated, and the performances -- are both deep and moving.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    On its own, the story is tepid, and less than original. What draws us in is the way in which Gatlif sets it against a rich Andalusian backdrop.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Still, the big-show musical payoff is good fun, and Black and his little doppelgangers have it all over "Daddy Day Care."

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