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 My Perestroika
Lowest review score: 25 Resident Evil
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 131
  2. Negative: 14 out of 131
131 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    It puts The Cockettes into social, political and popular cultural context and gives the documentary a moving resonance.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Loren King
    The storytelling is episodic, and the film takes a little while to get going, but it hits its stride.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A searing documentary with an agenda.
    • 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Reliable, standard Disney animated fare, with enough creative energy and wit to entertain all ages.
    • Boston Globe
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Delivers a surprising, moving portrait of contemporary womanhood.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    With its welcome lessons on friendship and self-esteem, is not only appropriate for preschoolers, but it also has enough sophistication for older kids.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Plenty of dramatic action, stunning imagery and an operatic score add weight to Escaflowne. It may not appeal to fans of traditional animation.
    • 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."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Deftly uses the conventions of the urban buddy/ romance film to create a fast and loose, often humorous, atmosphere.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Despite its many charms, the title of the film -- both complaint and boast -- makes clear whose point of view this is. Gainsbourg is delightful, intelligent and sexy, but this isn't her film.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A powerful portrait of modern journalism and the nobility -- and futility -- of chronicling modern war.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Likable comedy about ordinary people stumbling badly and then triumphing.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 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.