Kirk Honeycutt
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For 987 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kirk Honeycutt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Capote
Lowest review score: 0 Your Highness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 987
987 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    A fully believable, flesh-and-blood (albeit not human flesh and blood) romance is the beating heart of "Avatar." Cameron has never made a movie just to show off visual pyrotechnics: Every bit of technology in "Avatar" serves the greater purpose of a deeply felt love story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    No true fan of science fiction -- or, for that matter, cinema -- can help but thrill to the action, high stakes and suspense built around a very original chase movie.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Hysterically funny yet melancholy comedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Bale again brilliantly personifies all the deep traumas and misgivings of Batman's alter ego, Bruce Wayne. A bit of Hamlet is in this Batman.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    A ferociously entertaining film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    The visual design of Wall-E is arguably Pixar's best. Stanton, who wrote the script with Jim Reardon from a story he concocted with Peter Docter, creates two fantastically imaginative, breathtakingly lit worlds.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Brad Bird and Pixar recapture the charm and winning imagination of classic Disney animation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Under Eastwood's painstakingly stripped-down direction -- his filmmaking has become the cinematic equivalent of Hemingway's spare though precise prose -- the story emerges as that rarest of birds, an uplifting tragedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Superbly made and winningly acted by Brad Pitt in his most impressive outing to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Greengrass has made not only a thoroughly fact-checked film but a film that uncontrovertibly comes from the heart.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Capote represents something unique in cinema.…Most eye-catching for critics and audiences in the weeks to come will be Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant metamorphosis into the persona of the late author.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    A wondrous flight of fancy, a stop-motion-animated treat brimming with imaginative characters, evocative sets, sly humor, inspired songs and a genuine whimsy that seldom finds its way into today's movies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    The best one yet.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    One of the best film musicals in years -- exuberant, sexy and life affirming in equal measure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers does a most difficult and brave thing and does it brilliantly. It is a movie about a concept. Not just any concept but the shop-worn and often wrong-headed idea of "heroism."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film, narrated ably by Leonardo DiCaprio, who seems to share the audience's amazement at what is appearing onscreen, is over too quickly in a mere 43 minutes. So line up and see it again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Kill Bill-Vol. 2 puts to shame doubts entertained about aesthetic strategies or structural imbalance provoked by "Kill Bill-Vol. 1." Now that the entirety of Quentin Tarantino's epic revenge melodrama is on view, "Kill Bill" emerges as a brilliant, invigorating work, one to muse over for years to come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    This is one of the most wildly romantic movies in ages.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Not only (Kaufman's) most accessible and romantic screenplay, it's his most complete. The third act works like a charm and pulls all his themes, characters and conflicts together beautifully.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Pixar again hitches top-notch storytelling to the very best in CG animation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday is a superb and devastating piece of cinema that with justification can be compared favorably to Gillo Pontocorvo's classic "The Battle of Algiers" in its dispassionate yet sweeping journalistic inquiry into cataclysmic social and political events.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film comes down to a mesmerizing portrait of a man who in any other age would perhaps be deemed nuts or useless, but in the Internet age has this mental agility to transform an idea into an empire.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    What this strange yet strangely beguiling film does is capture one of pop culture's great entertainers in the feverish grips of pure creativity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    This is a marvelous family story, tapping into all sorts of childhood dreams and nightmares involving Mommy, monsters and heroic youngsters. Selick's imaginative sets and puppets are in perfect pitch with Gaiman's fantasy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Downey plays off his own bad-boy image wonderfully. The writers give him great lines to work with and ditto that for his Girl Friday, Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts, whose own svelte lines cannot be improved on.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The filmmakers were right to believe that a live-action version of this story would have failed to achieve the universality Persepolis does.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Now Eastwood turns on a dime and tackles not just his first war movie but two war movies of considerable scope and complexity. If he doesn't nail everything perfectly, he nevertheless has created a vivid memorial to the courage on both sides of this battle and created an awareness in the public consciousness at a most opportune moment about how war feels to those lost in its fog.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A fascinating mix of high-minded gossip and historical perspective, examines the clash of values -- of ritual and traditions versus media savvy and political ambition -- that leads to a crisis for the British monarchy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Spicing up the entire package is a screenplay by Canet and Philippe Lefebvre that bristles with wit and energy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    It is more sad-funny than funny-funny, but Jenkins has enough empathy and wit to realize that even the sad parts are, somehow, funny.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A glorious new addition to martial-arts cinema.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Working with non-pro actors, Hammer pulls authentic performances from the trio that are at times almost too painful to witness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Audiences will eat it up: This is a postmillennial spy-action movie pitched to a large international audience. You hardly need subtitles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Thrillers don't get much smarter than The Interpreter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Everyone involved -- actors, crew, director Susanne Bier and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen in their second collaboration -- are in peak form in this unflinching look at repressed feelings and emotional devastation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A superb portrait of a father and son disguised as a docu about Haskell Wexler.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The final episode of George Lucas' cinematic epic "Star Wars" ends the six-movie series on such a high note that one feels like yelling out, "Rewind!" Yes, rewind through more than 13 hours of bravery, treachery, new worlds, odd creatures and human frailty.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    For Christopher Nolan to turn Batman Begins into such a smart, gritty, brooding, visceral experience is astonishing. Truly, Batman does begin again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A bold film both in its storytelling strategies and its filmmaking logistics.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    What is lightly sketched in the novel, where much is left to the imagination, blossoms into full-blown, richly detailed life in the movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The gorilla is great, the girl terrific, sets are out of this world, creatures icky as hell, and the director clearly does not believe in the word "enough."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A mesmerizing, richly nuanced inquiry into Israel's revenge of the Munich massacre of its athletes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Haneke echoes the theme of Hitchcock's "Rear Window": Moviemaking is basically an act of voyeurism. We secretly examine people's lives in every movie. But in this one, there is a hidden camera, a movie within the movie as it were, forcing us to observe a character along side a mysterious stranger.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    This is the mother lode all action/suspense directors search for and Lee, who usually doesn't work in that genre, has hit it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Whatever one's opinion of Johnston's art, this is documentary filmmaking at its finest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Exquisite storytelling, acting and visuals.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Not since Woody Allen's "Radio Days" has anyone created such a cinematic Valentine to the wonderfully imaginative medium of radio as A Prairie Home Companion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    This is a film of terrific selectivity. By focusing on two of the few who did survive the collapse, the film achieves emotional power and an uplifting ending.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Infamous gives you the unique opportunity to see how two sets of filmmakers can take exactly the same story, make extremely tough though different choices in emphasis and tone and achieve brilliant movies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Demonstrating a mastery of the medium that belies his status as a first-time feature filmmaker, writer-director Ali Selim has crafted in Sweet Land a tale of pure Americana that speaks both to the immigrant experience and the nature of love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Delicious slapstick, droll wit and terrific characters make Aardman's first venture in CG cartooning a great success.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Michael Moore intelligently, comically and incisively diagnoses and calls for the treatment of a sick U.S. health care system.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    It's simply old-school stunts and movie magic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Transformers is a wet dream for fanboys, with vehicles that whiz and whir into alien robots, spectacular sci-fi stunt chases, glistening military hardware, overheated computer software and brainy, hot girls who love Popular Mechanics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Christian Bale plays Dieter Dengler and this is one of the actor's most complex and compelling performances.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The value of this film, not just to moviegoers today but to future generations, is simply enormous.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Teaming with Depp, his long-time alter ego, Burton makes Sweeney a smoldering dark pit of fury and hate that consumes itself. With his sturdy acting and surprisingly good voice, Depp is a Sweeney Todd for the ages.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The stroke of genius is, of course, the film's hero -- the big, lovable bear that is the Chinese panda.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Even a klutz could hardly make a bad movie about these compelling figures. Thankfully though, Guido Santi and Tina Mascara are superb filmmakers, fully alive in their terrific film Chris & Don: A Love Story to all the undercurrents of art, social class, sexual orientation, challenging relationships and, most especially, the touching love story at the heart of their film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A biographical documentary doesn't get any better than this.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    In Changeling Eastwood continues to probe uncomfortable subjects to depict the individual and even existential struggle to do what is right.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film is superbly crafted, covering huge amounts of time, people and the zeitgeist without a moment of lapsed energy or inattention to detail.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    This is one helluva good movie that craves the eyeballs of as many American high schoolers as it can possibly get.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The hundreds of animation artists on this three-year project made enormous contributions to the final film. There is not an off-kilter moment nor awkward effect in the entire movie.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Has the hallmarks of a top-notch Jewison production -- splendid performances, especially from leads Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton and Jeremy Northam, a pulse-quickening pace and production values that establish story and character within a distinct environment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    It's an extraordinary film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A stunning virtuoso performance by director, cast and crew. This movie knocks you out with an astonishing blend of hyper-realism, visual complexity and powerful themes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Utterly compelling account of a true-life criminal investigation where "truth" can never be pinned down.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    This is an art film in spades.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The movie contains priceless slapstick from Bill Murray, finely tuned performances by Murray and the beautiful Scarlett Johansson and a visual and aural design that cultivates a romantic though melancholy mood.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A somber, often downbeat depiction of human savagery and treachery as well as of human kindness. Writer-director Anthony Minghella has meticulously crafted an intimate epic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    It's refreshing to witness a superhero with doubts. Maguire and Dunst again display the depth of talent they bring to these roles by injecting such everydayness into larger-than-life characters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Salt moves ever forward -- pushing, pushing, pushing its heroine to greater feats every minute. It doesn't stop for martinis, either shaken or stirred, or any other detours. The movie is lean and muscular, looking for action even in situations where a little sleight of hand might have done the trick.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easily the most original movie idea in ages.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Doillon never lets his characters slide into cliche. They act and react from a wealth of contradictory impulses and long-standing prejudices in this masterful tale of frustrated desire.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    That rare sequel that took its time -- 23 years -- so it not only advances a story but also has something new to say.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Noir never has been this dark.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    "Dream" brings together so much history, sheer adventure and terrifying moments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    A satisfying comic gem.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Biutiful has a strong, linear narrative drive. Nevertheless, and most of all, it's a gorgeous, melancholy tone poem about love, fatherhood and guilt.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The cinematography and editing are as superb as the film's feline stars are photogenic and heroic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    All the movie's playfulness rubs off on the actors. Scenes crackle with life. The chemistry among all the actors is terrific.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    It's a long movie that feels short: It grabs you in early scenes, intense though low-key before all hell breaks loose, then keeps you riveted to its mostly male characters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    To call this movie fascinating is akin to calling the Grand Canyon large.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The best science fiction tells stories about people in extraordinary environments or situations that serve to open up the vast, still largely unexplored terrain of the human heart. Mike Cahill's Another Earth is science fiction at its best.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    The movie gathers momentum with a steady, assured pace, accumulating incidents, characters, secrets and lies until the rush of events is absolutely transfixing. Cinema can sometimes rival the novel in compulsive intensity and Sarah's Key is one such example.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    An eloquently shot and closely observed documentary about a poor family in modern-day Indonesia.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kirk Honeycutt
    Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's final film about the West Memphis Three demonstrates how the first two docs played a role in galvanizing national support to free the wrongly convicted men.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The always surprising Coen brothers have finally made a very serious movie with A Serious Man. It's about God, man's place in the world and the meaning of life, so naturally it's one of their funnier movies.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Marks Disney's rediscovery of a strong narrative loaded with vibrant characters and mind-bending, hilarious situations.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The writing is often clever and the overall production playful and intelligent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Painfully funny satire of British and American bureaucrats in the days leading up to the Iraq War.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Lo Cascio and Boni inhabit their roles with keen intellectual and emotional vigor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The guy knows how to make a heart-pounding movie; he just happens to be a cinematic sadist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Cody's dialogue has a definite rhythm and Reitman directs his actors to deliver the words in the rapid-fire precision of a '30s screwball comedy. Indeed all scenes develop a rhythm and inner logic that bring the movie to often startling revelations and insights.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    David Yates, in his go at the helm, throws the emphasis on the gathering storm clouds even as Harry and his fellow wizardry students make further discoveries involving the opposite sex.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The movie is fun, with plenty of intrigue and suspense that will have audiences clutching at their arm rests.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    What a relief to escape the series' increasing bondage to high-tech gimmicks in favor of intrigue and suspense featuring richly nuanced characters and women who think the body's sexiest organ is the brain.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Few films have so poignantly portrayed a father's relationships with his sons as The Boys Are Back.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Allen turns the character into a tour de force that unleashes an unexpected comedy about compassion and self-loathing.