For 132 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Loren King's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Rain
Lowest review score: 25 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 132
  2. Negative: 14 out of 132
132 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Loren King
    One of the most searing, heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant mother/daughter stories ever put on film.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    The storytelling is episodic, and the film takes a little while to get going, but it hits its stride.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    It puts The Cockettes into social, political and popular cultural context and gives the documentary a moving resonance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    With braces on her teeth and preteen gawkiness, Eliza's a nerdy girl on the surface, but her backbone and chutzpah manage to save human and animal family alike. Move over Bond; this girl deserves a sequel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    Exquisitely captures the irony and hopefulness of the era.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    One of the most clever, most enjoyable historical fantasies to hit screens in a long time, The Emperor's New Clothes is a sumptuous showcase for Ian Holm, who delivers not one but two great performances.
    • 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.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Delivers a surprising, moving portrait of contemporary womanhood.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    It wisely lets us hear Pinero's words for ourselves, and in the end, they echo louder than the images that accompany them.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Toback's films deliver a lot of bang for the buck. He's one of the few serious and original directors who can mix group sex and talk of existentialism; a fast-paced basketball sequence cut with scenes of Mafia members plotting a hit; and an in-class philosophy lecture stylishly edited with Alan's memories of a contradictory in-bed discussion.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Hits the ground running and never lets up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Likable comedy about ordinary people stumbling badly and then triumphing.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Doesn't win any points for originality. It does succeed by following a feel-good formula with a winning style, and by offering its target audience of urban kids some welcome role models and optimism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    As a bonus, "Liquid" also includes eye-popping footage of the top surfers in the world (Taj Burrow, Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama) -- wave riders who make the impossible look easy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Any film about the folk tradition is required to have a stellar soundtrack, and Songcatcher does not disappoint.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A searing documentary with an agenda.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    An unpredictable, mythic tale about haunted outcasts that is both dazzling and disquieting.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    The heartfelt truthfulness of Gardos' tale, and the performances of all leads, particularly Johansson, make the film a powerful account of the universal search for identity and the meaning of "home."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Despite the deftness with which Bigelow handles the transitions, the modern story never attains the intrigue and tension of the period tale.

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