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 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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    If Novocaine fulfilled the promise of its premise and cast, it could be great. As it is, the film is sabotaged by writer-director David Atkins' failure to set a consistent tone and follow through.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    While The Business of Fancydancing is a thoughtful and complex work of sound and vision, it doesn't seem quite right to call it a film, for a couple of reasons. First of all, it is plainly, if crisply, shot on video, with a bright, shiny surface that fairly screams low-rent. Second, the whole business is strangely non-cinematic.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Like so many movies that depend on effects for effect, plot comes in a poor second to spectacle. That leaves the Fraser, funny and sexy as hell, left with little chance to prove it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    (Ferrer's) performance as the sensitive private dick borders on beatific as he stumbles about a nighttime Hollywood Boulevard waxing lyrical about "love, sex and betrayal."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    For a film hinged on one of the more passionate art forms, it's all a little bloodless.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film is nothing if not benign, but its merits are moot for those above 7 or so.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film is exhaustive -- and ultimately exhausting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Despite some grace- ful performances, especially from Ruehl and Kazan, the result is a tepid repast at best.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The best thing about Committed, though, is Krueger, a filmmaker who's not only willing to lead us into the well-traveled terrain of romantic comedy, but able to show us something new there.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Narrow definitions of femininity limit the comedy and the romance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Even though he refuses to excise about 15 to 20 minutes of unnecessary material, Pappas is nonetheless a steady editor who, less intrepid than dogged, pieces together a sustainably intriguing, suitably distressing exposé.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Stettner's vision of both women lacks fullness, relying on stereotypes of feminine strength and vulnerability.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It’s a testament to Chow's star power that, even with an accent more than casually reminiscent of Elmer Fudd's, he comes off charming, handsome and cool in a movie as ridiculous as Bulletproof Monk.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    German filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky sticks to the formula that made his 2000 thriller “Anatomie” a German hit, offering up a who’s who of young German stars and plunging them into hot-and-cold color schemes, freewheeling camera work and diabolical master-race conspiracies. If Ruzowitzky were as good a storyteller as he is a stylist, he’d have something.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film isn't really about much and so feels patchy and forced, with elements more calculated than inspired, more urgent than exciting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Where Káel stumbles is in having his stars lip-synch, sometimes poorly, to a recording. It's a devil's bargain that allows for more natural staging, but that fails to convey that an opera's power lies less in cinematic shadings of character than in raw emotions refined by the spectacular art of a rigorously trained human voice.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    In Fitzgerald's hands, freestyling is an all-good means of personal expression and communal identification. The dark side of rap he treats only superficially, shortchanging a well-rounded discussion in favor of wholehearted celebration.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The lack of cohesion and conviction is disconcerting, and it allows the movie to veer dangerously close to exploitation. Its subjects -- and its viewers -- deserve more.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Jabberwocky is not a Python film, a fact most obvious in its marked lack of humor.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    All promise and no payoff.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A blandly competent dramatization of the famed Texas lawmen's post–Civil War history starring the blandly handsome tube stars
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    In lieu of developing a plot, the brothers opt to cram their cache of forced quirks and hit-or-miss sketches into a framework of predictabilities.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    While Gardos knows what to ask -- and though Kinski and Johansson both easily command attention -- the filmmaker lacks the storytelling sophistication to answer with anything but prettily rendered cliches.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    There's little to recommend Knockout.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Thoroughly mediocre.