For 155 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Hartl's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Wonder Boys
Lowest review score: 10 Urban Legends: Final Cut
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 155
  2. Negative: 24 out of 155
155 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    It's "The Hustler with poker and without soul...For all its flash and occasional sizzle, "Rounders" is a disappointment.
    • Film.com
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Instantly disposable ...Gooding appears tobe losing the momentum of his Jerry Maguire Oscar win two years ago.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Just because you can make a movie in a day doesn't necessarily mean moviegoers should take an hour and a half to watch it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    The final scenes, which suggest an earnest science lesson presented by a weepy extraterrestrial in an alien planetarium, play like the work of an amateur filmmaker.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    The script seems flimsy and disposable when compared with such similar takes on the subject as "Analyze This,""The Sopranos" and the upcoming "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    The movie is such a mess that it seems to have been assembled from pieces randomly picked from the cutting-room floor.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Its pretensions eventually undo it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Story. Character. They used to mean something to George Lucas.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    It doesn't generate enough laughs to make up for the fact that you never figure out what he (a misogynistic USA Today columnist played by Richard Gere) sees in her (a dizzy small-town hairdresser played by Roberts). Or, for that matter, what she could ever see in him.
    • Film.com
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    (Smith) seems out of his depth in this talky, rambling religious satire.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    This could be the year's most pretentious Hollywood film.
    • Film.com
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    So campy...may be good for a few laughs.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Stardom just doesn't have enough anger or conviction to carry it to a satisfying finish.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    A Boring Young Couple.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Has a cute idea. Which it promptly runs into the ground.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Underwhelming thriller.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    The visual fireworks and catchy score just underline the extreme superficiality of the material.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Mangold ultimately can't displace memories of "An Angel at My Table," "Lilith," "The Snake Pit," "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" and other, stronger accounts of young women placed in mental institutions.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    You'll laugh, but you'll hate yourself by the time you're out of the theater.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Loses touch with its characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Quite shameless in imitating its predecessors.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    It's hard to think of a single memorable line from Restaurant, even a memorably bad one.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Self-conscious clunker.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    With any luck, Body Shots will quickly slide into video obscurity.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Just doesn't live up to its title.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Only very small children are likely to be satisfied.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Misbegotten comedy-drama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Full of sound and fury, signifying absolutely nothing, End of Days is the loudest and least of the year's end-of-the-world movies.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    In short: Don't expect a lot of laughs.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Exists in some kind of limbo, between hard-core porn and European art film, and it's not likely to satisfy fans of either.