Kirk Honeycutt

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For 995 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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kirk Honeycutt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Incredibles
Lowest review score: 0 Your Highness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 995
995 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The key to its success lies in the determination by everyone involved to play the damn thing straight. Even the slightest goofiness, the tiniest touch of camp, and the whole thing would blow sky high. But it doesn't.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The movie features a great finish, where three movies' worth of subplots and characters dovetail into a breathtaking climax and final confrontation that is positively soul satisfying.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    An engrossing, highly intelligent reimagining of the legend of Arthur.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Pure's lively and colorful cinematic style turns a "downer" story about grim lives and desperation into a powerful love story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    If there is a disappointment, it is this: The anticipation may have exceeded the realization. It's a damn good commercial movie, but it is not the film that will revive the musical or win over the world.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    A pitch-perfect ensemble comedy that burrows deep into the mind-set of white, upper middle-class Angelenos, anxious to strike the right balance among career, family, love life and money but never quite pulling it off.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    In retelling the still-astonishing story of the political career of Eliot Spitzer, a shooting star whose spectacular crash might forever obscure his accomplishments, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney has all the ingredients for a potboiler: greed, corruption, sex, power, overweening ambition and jaw-dropping hubris.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    A prime example of a solid romantic comedy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film never is less than intriguing, right from its tour de force opening sequence, and often full of insights into why people long for answers, sometimes with great urgency.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Life in a Day is an experimental project driven by the Internet at its best, where connectivity among the planet's population has become a reality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    A wonderfully vivid and engaging theatrical experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    It's entertaining with a crafty mixture of action, humor and drama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film has a winning combination for all sorts of platforms as the story is highly intriguing and the music speaks, or rather sings, for itself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The madness of Holocaust survivors is here played mainly for dark comedy. The film's dazzling central performance in a mental institute finds Jeff Goldblum in the role of his career.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Hugely satisfying entertainment that will attract a broad spectrum of audiences around the world. Zwick fully exploits the star power at his disposal, pairing off Cruise and Japanese star Ken Watanabe as two larger-than-life warriors.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Brooks is solidly in charge of this feel-good fairy tale as he gets terrific performances from everyone including two super-talented child actors.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Christopher Rouse's rapid-fire editing nervously stitches the stunts, chases, fights and confrontations together. It's a remarkable film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    It's all here: the ingenious, obscenity-laced language, the double crosses that turn into triple crosses, the swaggering characters so in love with themselves. GottaLove RocknRolla!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The weapon wielded by Cohen and Charles is crudeness. People today, especially those in public life, can disguise prejudice in coded language and soft tones. Bigotry is ever so polite now. So the filmmakers mean to drag the beast out into the sunlight of brilliant satire and let everyone see the rotting, stinking, foul thing for what it is. When you laugh at something that is bad, it loses much of its power.
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The two most hilarious characters, played by Spain's two most famous actors, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, are nothing if not cliches about tempestuous Latin lovers. But, boy, does Allen have fun with those cliches.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    This animated all-penguin musical is terrific fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    While a bit unwieldy at nearly three hours and at times slow going, the film is absolutely fascinating for anyone who shares De Niro's passions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    For all the work that went into the whimsical creatures and painterly palette, the voice actors more or less steal the show.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Painfully funny satire of British and American bureaucrats in the days leading up to the Iraq War.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    The result is an insightful, exuberant, probing, long-winded and even exhausting look at what it takes for a performer to have a life in the theater.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Blanchett gets everything right -- the accent, her German dialogue, the weary sexuality (deliberately reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich) and the amorality her character has embraced.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    In this film, everything comes down to the acting. Chris Cooper, one of our finest screen actors, gets inside the mysterious traitor. Ryan Phillippe has just the right gung-ho determination tempered with a touch of naivete as O'Neill. Meanwhile, Laura Linney nails the role of a career agent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    It's caustic, irreverent, constantly amusing and a tiny bit rude. Not a lot, though. This isn't the "Beavis and Butt-Head" or "South Park" movie. It's almost -- dare I say it -- charming.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    In watching this film, it's best not to worry much about the film's fidelity to history but rather simply lean back and enjoy one great jam session on film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Reunites one of the best voice casts ever for an animated film to create a shrewd entertainment that again successfully aims its jokes at various age groups.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    A documentary about autism that's nearly perfect in doing what an advocacy documentary should do: show rather than tell, entertain rather than preach.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Kirk Honeycutt
    Hits on all cylinders -- a smart blend of acting, direction, editing, design, costumes and effects.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Reiser has written his characters with an indelible sweetness and vulnerability, which allows the cast to deliver performances with some depth.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Singer has crafted a fine film. One just wishes for greater details -- and a different ending.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    At the heart of the film is a powerful performance by the beautiful and most promising Hao Lei as its tempestuous, complex heroine.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film is nothing if not provocative.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The vigor and pace is electric, and the movie features three showy performances by Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Amusing dark English comedy produces its share of chuckles.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Good Neighbors is a film of acquired taste. If one is willing to accept humor in a movie about a serial killer, if one likes a thriller than emphasizes character over thrills, if one is susceptible to a cast of characters that includes three cats, then the movie has found its very selective target audience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Director Jean-Francois Richet shows a career in crime with pulse-pounding moments of pure cinema, then lets you decide what to make of this homicidal sociopath.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The loggerhead turtle's journey is indeed incredible. But you would rather the narration, delivered intelligently by Miranda Richardson, didn't feel a need to remind you of this fact so frequently.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A "soft" epic, a film touching on childhood fantasies with sturdy, unwavering characters driven to evil or good. More "Harry Potter," in other words, than "Beowulf."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    For a man apparently making his first film, Woolard carries the movie like a pro. Cross your fingers that this is no fluke, for this guy could be a real comer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A high-wire act that almost slips as it edges perilously closer and closer to the edge of improbability. But it never does.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Director Robert Zemeckis not only deploys 21st century movie technology at its finest to turn the heroic poem into a vibrant, nerve-tingling piece of pop culture, but his film actually makes sense of Beowulf. In Zemeckis' hands, it's an intriguing look at a hero as a flawed human being.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A thoughtful and reflective love story about the impact of time on true love.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    If you're going to make a weepy, there's no reason you can't make it with intelligence and insight as the makers of My Sister's Keeper have done.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Women will love this, and men won't mind the eye candy either, so it looks like this Screen Gems release can't help becoming a hit.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A real audience pleaser, so long as that audience is mentally agile and adult, for it comes at you from odd angles and features three distinct story lines and 10 main characters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    His heart -- and musical soul -- is in the right place, but the film makes you at times uncomfortable with black and Southern stereotypes that may hinder some from fully enjoying an otherwise benign and cheerful tall tale of the Saturday night when rock came to rural Alabama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Arguably Eastwood's most ambitious film since his multi-Oscar winner, "Unforgiven." But it lacks the power and depth of that film's dynamic script by David Webb Peoples.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Stripped for action without a moment wasted on unnecessary dialogue, exposition or nuances.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A sprightly musical revue built around Cole Porter songs and a few biographical tidbits culled from his extraordinary life.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Documentaries have been coming down on humanity so hard in recent years -- from "An Inconvenient Truth" to the latest Oscar winner, "Inside Job" -- that it's refreshing to bask in a bit of optimism coming from a nonfictional film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film is unusual in that it is a co-production with the Chinese. Whatever difficulties this imposed on the Western filmmakers, the reward is a period film that feel authentic to its time and place.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Joel and Ethan Coen clearly are in a prankish mood, knocking out a minor piece of silliness with all the trappings of an A-list studio movie.
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    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Zokkomon gives Indian youngsters not only their first super hero but, even more tantalizing, he is a young boy "terrorizing" susceptible adults in a small village to the increasingly delight of the town's children.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    How To Live Forever is less about how to delay or defeat death than a film about what gives life meaning.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Could develop a cult following. But it is hard to envision repeat viewings or any great number of people willing, even vicariously, to undergo the couple's ordeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    This is a minor film from a master, which is disappointing, but nevertheless it has its charms, most notably in the acting by a cast of stage and screen veterans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Hopkins' performance flat-out works.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Hoffman emerges as a confident film director with visual flair and, no surprise, a remarkable ability to maximize his fellow actors' work.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Edward Burns' best riff yet on guys trying to sort out their feelings about women.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The issue of sexual politics so dominates the story that it's a relief when an emotional showdown involves family rather than workplace issues. Not so surprisingly, these are the movie's best scenes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A delightful though wafer-thin starring vehicle for one of our finest actresses, Annette Bening.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    In spite of its portentousness, the film does engage one.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    It might even live up to that title: When it ends, you wouldn't mind a bit more, please.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The freshness and ingenuity of this techno-thriller should spark a cult following among sci-fi fans at the very least, but the film could make inroads among cineastes, adult adventure-seekers and the Latino community as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    If you were keeping score, it would be Quentin Tarantino 1, Robert Rodriguez 0.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A smooth blend of visual special effects, exceptional stunts, fluid photography, sharp design and a possible best-selling soundtrack.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Red Eye has a devilish charm. It pulls just about every nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat trick imaginable, yet gets away with it through what is, admittedly, a clever and original gimmick.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Four terrific performances make the transition to a U.S. setting go smoothly for British director Udayan Prasad.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The second half feels heavy and unfulfilled, potential greatness reduced to a good movie plagued with problems.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Nicely balances action and adventure with American Indian wisdom and a modest romance to provide a graphic-comic-book movie experience for males in urban markets.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A fascinating film even if it never completely pins him (Verges) down.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    While it makes no bones about where its sympathies lie, these fictional stories show a genuine fascination with the role politics plays on both sides of such confrontations and how things can spin out of control with no single person to blame.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The six penguins cast in this amiable family comedy steal the movie -- along with any fish they can find -- although the film's star, Jim Carrey, does manage to hold his own. Barely.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film falls into an interesting intersection between documentary and feature, between reality and fiction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Dick's strongest points are that these raters receive no training and are given no standards by which to judge movies. Experts in child psychology or media or social studies are not consulted. Nor are they allowed on the board. The days of counting F-words or pelvic thrusts need to end, and in the film's quieter moments, Dick makes this case compellingly.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A sensitive but not sentimental story about a romance involving a mentally challenged young man never makes a misstep.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    While nearly every shock comes at predictable moments, there is genuine ingenuity behind many, and the movie is surprisingly fresh for one made by a guy on his third go-round with the same material.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    A neatly packaged Walt Disney Co. picture with bone-crunching football action; a nice sense of the blue-collar, male-dominated milieu that nourishes football fanaticism; and a few too many tugs at the heartstrings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Thumbsucker is a head-scratcher. It's well directed and acted. Yet the story has little emotional pull.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    The film's characters are lively, the women all look terrific (the guys do too, for that matter), and its many romantic story threads weave into artfully told tales of love lost and found.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    By the movie's end, writer-director Karen Moncrieff's The Dead Girl delivers considerable emotional impact. But that doesn't mean you've enjoyed the journey.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Fast & Furious is the first film since the original to be smart about how far to stretch logic without sacrificing the desired macho swagger and revved-up emotions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Say Anything is an easy film to like. Ex-rock journalist Cameron Crowe, known for two screenplays about teenagers caught up in the fast lane, has written and directed (for the first time) a surprisingly gentle comedy about teens that concerns itself with values and love.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    This is a coolly efficient, tongue-in-cheek horror-comedy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    Depp is the comic gel that holds the whole enterprise together. The performance is a total delight that somehow combines Bugs Bunny, Peter Pan and Charlie Chaplin.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Kirk Honeycutt
    James Newton Howard's music picks up its comic cues perhaps a bit too swiftly and loudly, but little of this detracts from the movie's many pleasures.

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