M. E. Russell
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For 413 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

M. E. Russell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Namesake
Lowest review score: 0 Underclassman
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 413
413 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    In "Upside" Allen's marble face acts as the pressure-cooker lid on a hilarious hissy fit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    Startling and amazing -- a cinematic hammer to the skull.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    It's one of the best and strangest films of Miyazaki's career.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    Unpretentiously fantastic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    The writing, acting and filmmaking make Hustle & Flow nothing short of amazing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    This is one of Downey's most enjoyable performances, and one of Kilmer's funniest. It's a relationship comedy wrapped in sharp talk and gunplay, a triumphant comeback for Black, and one of the year's best movies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    The Boys of Baraka leaves you outraged in the way only the best documentaries can.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    It's the best kind of complaint. You can see why the $50 million man refers to something he gave away as "the best single day of my career."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    By presenting murderers as actors and then filming those actors discussing their sins, the line between performance and soul-searching blurs in unnerving ways.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    The teachers have moxie. The students have courage. Mermin's warm, funny, beautiful and deeply humane documentary certainly honors the latter.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    Intimate, funny, moving and incredibly rousing -- even if you're allergic to sports movies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    As a study of a predator, "Evil" is fascinating and enraging.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    It's an ambitious, passionate, grief-stricken work of film art.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    A gorgeous, life-affirming movie. On paper, it sounds lurid bordering on ridiculous.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    The Host isn't just a terrific monster movie. This South Korean box-office smash is also a laugh-out-loud comedy and a surprisingly angry political satire.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    Nair takes mostly low-key material about a traditional Indian family raising kids in America and turns it into something sensual, funny and quietly devastating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    If you enjoyed any of Frank's previous work, or thought "Brick" was the bomb, you'll love this.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 M. E. Russell
    In the year's least surprising news, Toy Story 3 continues Pixar's near-perfect streak.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    This meandering tale of a pack of ticket inspectors working the Hungarian subway system delights in misleading viewers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    5x2
    A sort of anti-date movie, a smart but deeply cynical study in failure, with our sense of loss growing in direct proportion to the characters' romantic hopes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    De la Iglesia is a mercilessly agile talent.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    Isn't easy to watch, but it's beautifully written and acted, with a sharp eye for the small embarrassments of divorce.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    A nasty little tube of frozen horror concentrate.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    A bright, sexy, globe-trotting and very French romantic comedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    Monster House makes its intentions clear: It wants to wrap you in a thick, warm blanket of 1980s nostalgia.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    Nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, it's deeply humane and even more deeply unsettling, in a way that most documentaries about Iraq, which tend toward the polemic, never manage.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    Weaver is hilarious and horrifying.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    It's a relentless finale to the "Bourne" movie trilogy that raises the stakes, pumps up the action and develops old characters while introducing new villains
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    A dry, vicious and deeply moving little comedy that sort of takes the structure of a teen sports movie, then undermines that structure at every turn.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 M. E. Russell
    Funny and weird and surprising and action-packed and genuinely beautiful.