For 37 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Henry Cabot Beck's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 Ça commence aujourd'hui
Lowest review score: 10 Malèna
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 10 out of 37
37 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Henry Cabot Beck
    Perhaps the most remarkable documentary project ever undertaken, and certainly the longest, is Michael Apted's Up series, which he began shooting for the BBC in 1962.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Henry Cabot Beck
    Audiences willing to wade knee deep in the muck and mire of the human abyss are advised to seek out Humanité at the local arthouse.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Henry Cabot Beck
    A terrific piece of neo-realistic filmmaking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Henry Cabot Beck
    Resonates with the fluorescent horror of real-life high school, something few movies about this generation have managed to successfully capture.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Cabot Beck
    Unlikely to draw the audience it deserves, but those who do see it will have a hard time shaking its gentle, ghostly echoes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Cabot Beck
    A minimum of fuss and a welcome lack of clichés. For these things alone, Tumbleweeds should be not only praised, but seen
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Cabot Beck
    The design of the film is wonderful, the animation everything one comes to expect from a Disney picture, and the jokes fly by so fast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Cabot Beck
    Every bit as reverent as "Schindler's List," and no less successful.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    A class act, from top to bottom.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    A fascinating study. What might surprise audiences, though, is how droll the picture is, how much of the violence is just slapstick, and how much deadpan humor is running throughout the film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    A modest picture with quiet ambitions that is likely to disappear into that lush tropical rainforest where so many films of this sort, some much worse and others much better, have all gone in time. Catch it while you can.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    A fascinating portrayal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    By no means any kind of masterpiece, but viewed as one might any number of American or European independents of similar theme and nature, it not only stands its ground, but is at times one or two notches better than many of them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    Has moments of terrific lucidity, even brilliance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    Westerners may find the religious aspects wearying and a little fantastic. The Color of Paradise is both parable and fable, a retelling of Isaac and Abraham.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    A decent, smart, well-acted film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    An absurdist Eastern European version of "The Godfather," starring the Marx Brothers (and sisters and nephews and...).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Henry Cabot Beck
    One
    A very ambitious film that goes places few films have dared.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Cabot Beck
    Boyd would be smart to add a little sound and fury next time around. War is hell, after all.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Cabot Beck
    A smart and somber little film with some decent performances and a few sharp observations about function and futility, but I can't help wishing that the picture, like it's characters, had not gone quite so gentle into that good night.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Henry Cabot Beck
    An odd, sweet and relatively innocuous little fairytale.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Henry Cabot Beck
    Using current hand-held camera technology to ape the political and esthetic sensibility of the 1960s.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Henry Cabot Beck
    A rather flimsy but moderately charming British romance comedy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Henry Cabot Beck
    Not quite Abbie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Cabot Beck
    Doesn't have a lot to offer that hasn't been done better -- and worse -- in hundreds of ghetto-sink shoot-em-ups.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Cabot Beck
    In many ways the indie equivalent of your average multiplex action picture: fun and forgettable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Cabot Beck
    The adherence to specific facts and actual events hampers the film, as it often does biographical movies.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Henry Cabot Beck
    It has every element necessary to be a classic, and it never comes anywhere near achieving that potential.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Henry Cabot Beck
    Doesn't have the courage or inclination to go inside of Dick's ideas, or offer any kind of structured or detailed approach to his thinking or writing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Henry Cabot Beck
    A largely unenlightening work.