For 45 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 22% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 76% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joshua Land's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 90 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Lowest review score: 10 Surviving Eden
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
45 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Joshua Land
    A triumph of documentary activism nine years in the making.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Joshua Land
    Its title an acknowledgment of the reality of evil, Shake Hands With the Devil touches on the unanswerable hows and whys, but its ultimate subject is the terrible burden of command.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    Expertly programmed by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt, the second go-round of The Animation Show features 12 films from five countries.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    Micheli's documentary finds a fresh angle via the intersecting stories of two stuntwomen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    Wranovics's entertaining documentary feels appropriately detached.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    A fair-minded (but hardly apolitical) grunt's-eye view of the war in Iraq that trusts the audience to draw its own conclusions.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    A stark, relentlessly deglamorized vision of ghetto life, La Sierra is essential viewing for anyone who ponied up for the aestheticized amorality of the Brazilian "City of God."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    Largely content to bask in the great man's glow, Angio provides generous clips and soundbites alongside fond reminiscences, but the celebratory tone leaves room for darker reflections.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    Sleeker and more ambitious than the 2003 BBC-produced "Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death," which focused more narrowly on long-suppressed Belgian atrocities of that era.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    Warmhearted but never sentimental or condescending, Home finally proves most affecting as an unsparing glimpse into the psychology of poverty.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    Too glib to qualify as satire, Hair High nails the high school experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Joshua Land
    With its unobtrusive visual style, Justice plays like a near-parody of documentary objectivity, subtly suggesting the malleable nature of "truth," both in the courtroom and the movie theater.

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