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

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Monsters, Inc.
Lowest review score: 0 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 175
  2. Negative: 29 out of 175
175 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 . . ."
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Trueba reveals his subject organically, letting the music speak for itself.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The performances are revelatory.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    This ode to wrestling one's way out of youth's shell holds up surprisingly well.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A modest pleasure, driven by a jumble of Old West signifiers and goofball modern flourishes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film is exhaustive -- and ultimately exhausting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The music, it goes without saying, is great.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The genuinely fascinating story is one of revolutionary intention and unrelenting grit, but while Mario is a competent enough filmmaker, he has neither the urgency nor, frankly, the chops to make his own movie fire up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It becomes clear that all this man-child craves is to be loved and, thus, saved.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Lovely ensemble piece.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A kind of folktale, rooted in poignant personal experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Nettelbeck's storytelling grace, however, only highlights her clumsy script, which drags the viewer through an all-too-predictable menu of catharsis and romance that can overpower the film’s subtler, more complex flavors.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Poignant portrait.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Rozema seems determined to defrill the Austen trend and charge it with a fiercer sort of femininity.

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