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 Rain
Lowest review score: 25 Two Can Play That Game
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 132
  2. Negative: 14 out of 132
132 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Radnor's script is more bittersweet than laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Knoller manages to make even a withdrawn character compelling, and worth rooting for as Yossi struggles to shed his shell.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Loren King
    Hava Nagila (The Movie) guarantees that the next time you hear the song at a party, you won’t think of it quite the same way. Of course, that won’t slow anyone rushing to the dance floor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    An uneven mix of genres that, even when it misses the mark, gets points for originality and a good beat.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    It's the pre-teen set who will revel in the adolescent angst and anarchic high jinks of Max Keeble.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    A fine, handsome-looking costume drama that works best as a historical account of a brutal era. But as a portrait of the Marquis de Sade, it is not titillating in the over-the-top manner of "Quills."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Despite its shortcomings, Girls Can't Swim represents an engaging and intimate first feature by a talented director to watch, and it's a worthy entry in the French coming-of-age genre.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Snappy but sappy romantic comedy.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Meadows clearly has a flair for working with actors and for depicting the rough-and-tumble of ordinary provincial lives. If he could go just a bit deeper, the truly great Midlands movie just might surface.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Makes you want to run home and shower, but Rourke's performance gets under your skin.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    A handsome but lightweight period piece about passions indulged and repressed, and the calamitous outcomes that result from both courses.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Mix of stylish action and meta-musings, provides plenty of confusing, satisfying surprises, though it could have used more tightness and punch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Despite its charms, and the refreshingly non-traditional characters, Lilo & Stitch seems diluted and too derivative to be as effective as one wants it to be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    But as likable as it is, Tadpole is hardly a maturing woman's revenge movie, but another male fantasy -- that of the sexually nurturing mother figure. If only all coming-of-age sexual experiences could be as healthy and wholesome.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Star Pilar Lopez de Ayala is such a feisty, striking presence, and the film so conventional in its depiction of a jealous and insatiable love, that it is hard to see Juana as anything other than a typical soap opera heroine.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Many of the story lines offer only superficial insight into the characters; Silver's rich but unhappy mogul has been done far too many times.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    This bizarre, uneven comedy is notable mostly for the unsettling presence of Nicole Kidman in full, kinky, sex-kitten mode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    The intriguing subject, unfortunately, collapses under too many talky scenes of the samurai discussing their feelings and gossiping about who loves whom.
    • Boston Globe
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Wolpert and Reynolds seem to be aiming for the ''Titantic'' audience at the expense of sophistication and historical relevance. It's too bad. The able cast, not to mention Alexandre Dumas, deserves better.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Reynolds is the best thing about Van Wilder.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    The story is unique and engaging enough to transcend the uplifting sports-underdog formula.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    It's better to see it on the stage... a moderately enjoyable film that lacks the awe-inspiring visual and aural aplomb of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil's live shows.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Winton’s inspiring story deserves greater attention but this film isn’t the best representation of it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Loren King
    Though perhaps more suited to PBS or classrooms than to movie screens, the documentary is engrossing and just may encourage more people to look less to pharmacology for answers and more within.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Loren King
    The movie moves predictably to its formulaic finale, which -- unwittingly perhaps -- reprises Plummer's own sugary classic, ''The Sound of Music.''

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