For 131 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 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 Wrong Cops
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 131
  2. Negative: 14 out of 131
131 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Loren King
    Affecting, troubling, dazzling film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Loren King
    One of the most searing, heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant mother/daughter stories ever put on film.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Loren King
    Offers a surprising and revealing look at Russia's past and present.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    It is haunting in its literal and symbolic meanings, which is the powerful, lingering effect of Yellow Asphalt.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    The storytelling is episodic, and the film takes a little while to get going, but it hits its stride.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    Exquisitely captures the irony and hopefulness of the era.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    An ambitious mix of politics, religion, art, and human drama.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    It puts The Cockettes into social, political and popular cultural context and gives the documentary a moving resonance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    If this blend of community service, innovative teaching, and creative approach to design and construction sounds idealistic, the film’s final scenes deliver enough stress and sweat to show that idealism takes hard work, too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Manages the right balance of fairy tale and joyous self-discovery. And the Venice locations don't hurt.
    • Boston Globe
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Boldly goes where Hollywood rarely treads: into the passionate, intense and complex world of girls at the point in their lives when self-discovery is tempered by enormous vulnerability.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Solid, balanced period piece that focuses on a specific place and time yet resonates with universal themes.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    It’s a surprisingly humorous and humane film — a lyrical little oddity that stands as a welcome return to form.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Circo offers a fascinating mix of backstage drama and family dynamics.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A searing documentary with an agenda.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A powerhouse of a film about modern journalism and war, with battle scenes that have the immediacy and impact of the famed opening sequence of "Saving Private Ryan."
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Reliable, standard Disney animated fare, with enough creative energy and wit to entertain all ages.
    • Boston Globe

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