For 59 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 83% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Loren King's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 My Perestroika
Lowest review score: 25 Resident Evil
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 59
  2. Negative: 6 out of 59
59 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Loren King
    Affecting, troubling, dazzling film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Loren King
    Offers a surprising and revealing look at Russia's past and present.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Loren King
    An innovative hybrid of documentary, staged reading, fictional feature, and confessional, The Arbor defies categorization not merely for art's sake - although its artistry is without question - but because conventional forms seem inadequate for such a harrowing story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    It is haunting in its literal and symbolic meanings, which is the powerful, lingering effect of Yellow Asphalt.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    Time of Favor, which boasts a haunting score, is an unflinching, complex portrait of a modern Israel that is rarely seen on-screen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    Magically transports the viewer across time and space. As it does so, it becomes a humbling reminder of the universality of the human experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    Resonates with intelligence and a poignancy made more sorrowful by what happened to all of us, but especially to New Yorkers, on that terrible day.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    It is an uncompromising family tale, one that's dark but lyrical and moving in its rendering of the ties that bind even the most dysfunctional families, despite valiant efforts to destroy them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    A rarity among modern movies: a coming-of-age tale without cliche or sentimentality. Bolstered by a luminous lead performance from Lauren Ambrose.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    An ambitious mix of politics, religion, art, and human drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    Melding history, science, and up-to-the-minute urgency, A Fierce Green Fire is a clarion call that’s passionate and provocative.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Small, sharply written, incisive comedy examines, with smarts and style and sexiness, the very nature of modern romance - gay, straight, and in between.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Cleverly mocks the modern chronicler, raising questions that linger long after the film is finished.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Manages the right balance of fairy tale and joyous self-discovery. And the Venice locations don't hurt.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    MacDowell offers an engaging portrait of a complex woman who has survived life's slings and arrows. It makes Crush an affecting take on modern women.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Mixes ''Jetsons''-style futuristic hijinks with a reliable story of a boy inadvertently whisked ''over the rainbow'' to another galaxy where his mettle is tested.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A delightful alternative to most current multiplex fare, which wouldn't recognize a juicy bon mot if it tripped over one in the aisle.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A powerful portrait of modern journalism and the nobility -- and futility -- of chronicling modern war.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Reliable, standard Disney animated fare, with enough creative energy and wit to entertain all ages.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Solid, balanced period piece that focuses on a specific place and time yet resonates with universal themes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A luminous love letter to the Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral reef off Mexico's coast, and to the tender bonds between a father and son.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Circo offers a fascinating mix of backstage drama and family dynamics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    As fascinating as the material is, like so much of popular culture it doesn't hold up well out of context.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    The film delivers a concise history of Western eating habits, with graphs and charts punctuated by entertaining real-life experiences.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Larysa Kondracki's impressive debut achieves its aim to shine light on an international human rights issue as well as signaling a new director to watch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Miss Bala signals the rise of a director to watch, as Naranjo offers a grim subject with neither flash nor sentiment. It is a sober film done with style.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Once it finds its footing in old-fashioned journalism, the film packs a wallop.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    In the end, what makes Inside Hana's Suitcase so powerful is the most traditional technique of all: authentic and eloquent storytelling by memorable characters.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot have assembled a straightforward documentary that uses Yoni's own words - in the form of his moving, eloquent letters and poems - to create a searing portrait of his short but meaningful life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    How does a filmmaker tell a Holocaust story that hasn't been told before? The Matchmaker does it by weaving fable with realism, coming-of-age innocence with adult grief, and guilt with romanticism.