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 Beautiful Creatures
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 175
  2. Negative: 29 out of 175
175 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Jabberwocky is not a Python film, a fact most obvious in its marked lack of humor.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The best parts of the film...are often distractingly slick enough to cover the film's overriding lack of soul.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Too much of a mess to say anything with assurance, pieced together as it is from mismatched institutional movies such as "Cool Hand Luke" and "Shock Corridor" -- with "Lord of the Flies" thrown in for good measure -- and turning on plot points that simply don't wash.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The problem with Rush Hour is that the film isn’t a partnership, it’s a Chris Tucker movie with Chan as straight man.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The rather sad performances boast more clams than a Pismo beach party.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's the spark and surprise of good sketch comedy that makes this film really work--the laugh-out-loud moments are worth the wait.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film is nothing if not benign, but its merits are moot for those above 7 or so.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Does have its charms.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Ultimately, however, a too-earnest script that pins the future of this community on a school-district singing contest, undercuts the film's natural performances and its sedate, contemplative pacing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The result is a fast-paced, brilliantly edited indictment that's as hard to turn away from as it is infuriating to watch. The irony, of course, is that Greenwald deploys the tricks of the trade every bit as knowingly as the evil geniuses at Fox.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Yu’s filmography includes dozens of pictures between 1965 and 1994, but with its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains his signature work.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Despite some grace- ful performances, especially from Ruehl and Kazan, the result is a tepid repast at best.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The uneasy meeting of cultures is mirrored all too well in the stiff and clumsy direction.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A wonderful movie. For every misstep there are the sublime expressions of agony and ecstasy of which Herzog is a master.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    As usual, the final fight-scene extravaganza is outstanding, but it’s hardly worth the dreary hour and a half that precedes it.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Attack of the Clones' high-definition surfaces are certainly impressive, but they offer no lifelight, nothing to put your arms around.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Won't be of much value to anyone besides die-hard Cubs fans or the Santo family itself.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Film is a ghostly and gorgeous tale of a court magician, the legendary Abe no Seimei.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The photography is clear and colorful, the acting just fine, and the pace steady. However, the wan script by Geert Heetebrij imbues the brothers with so little personality that their respective transformations -- pack no emotional punch.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The young filmmaker clearly needs to experience a bit more of la vraie vie before his own observations can take in more than the clumsy romantic feints and parries of early adulthood.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Voice-overs and commentaries are piled on top of contrived intimate moments until, despite some easygoing performances, the movie -- the actual movie -- is a blur of undercooked motivations and halfhearted improv.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's perhaps Greendale's greatest flaw that, rather than stirring the blood, its heartfelt call to arms comes off as a sentimental, even trite, notion from an increasingly distant past.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Rather exciting, rendered in a bright sunset palette and a mixture of expressive, boldly drawn traditional animation and fluid computer-generated imagery.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The director is Garry Marshall, but The Princess Diaries is no where near as nauseating a fairy tale as Marshall's "Pretty Woman."

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