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 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Loren King's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Arbor
Lowest review score: 25 Resident Evil
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 132
  2. Negative: 14 out of 132
132 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    An ebullient toast to grande dames: part homage, part camp, all artifice and a thoroughly entertaining, if light, confection.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A welcome respite from verbal nastiness and sexual cynicism. It's nice to see characters who enjoy falling in love, even if it's to a schmaltzy light-soul score.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A searing reminder of the relevance of recent history and of the timeless power of fiction to humanize people and crystallize sweeping events into personal drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Laurel Canyon itself feels musical: languid, rich in color and light, and deliciously sensual.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Manages to wring some originality out of its fairy-tale plot. This freshness compensates for the expected hackneyed qualities in this Cinderella tale.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A welcome family film that extols noble values and offers first-class animation.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Offers something rare for a modern movie: an uncynical depiction of the redemptive power of human relationships.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    A powerful portrait of modern journalism and the nobility -- and futility -- of chronicling modern war.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    It's a raw and raucous rock story that, for once, gets the big picture and the small details right.
    • 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Succeeds as a paean to movies and movie-watching.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    The rigidity of most of the rabbis interviewed in the film is balanced by the presence of openly gay Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg, who offers a more liberal, but no less scholarly, interpretation of the Torah.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Reliable, standard Disney animated fare, with enough creative energy and wit to entertain all ages.
    • Boston Globe
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Solid, balanced period piece that focuses on a specific place and time yet resonates with universal themes.
    • Boston Globe
    • 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.

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