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 Brazil
Lowest review score: 10 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 155
  2. Negative: 24 out of 155
155 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    A few startling touches.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Its pretensions eventually undo it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    This could be the year's most pretentious Hollywood film.
    • Film.com
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Simplistic on one level, indecipherable on another, it's a most peculiar muddle.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Instantly disposable ...Gooding appears tobe losing the momentum of his Jerry Maguire Oscar win two years ago.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Story. Character. They used to mean something to George Lucas.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    A sophomore writing-directing effort from former film critic Rod Lurie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    The script is a minefield of ideas that need more work.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 John Hartl
    Curiously bland and flavorless.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Quite shameless in imitating its predecessors.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Stardom just doesn't have enough anger or conviction to carry it to a satisfying finish.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    Has a cute idea. Which it promptly runs into the ground.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    So campy...may be good for a few laughs.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 30 John Hartl
    A Boring Young Couple.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Just doesn't live up to its title.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    In short: Don't expect a lot of laughs.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    With any luck, Body Shots will quickly slide into video obscurity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    It's hard to think of a single memorable line from Restaurant, even a memorably bad one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Only very small children are likely to be satisfied.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Misbegotten comedy-drama.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 John Hartl
    Self-conscious clunker.