Manohla Dargis
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For 1,560 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Manohla Dargis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Le Cercle Rouge (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Deuces Wild
Score distribution:
1,560 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    The most purely entertaining movie to come out of Hollywood so far this year, and if that doesn't seem worthy of Soderbergh's talents, it's worthy enough for a night's amusement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Kitano uses exaggerated acting, choreo-graphed violence and, most radically, the rhythms of everyday life -- farmers pounding the earth, the syncopated plop of falling rain -- to turn this genre story into a crypto-Kabuki play and one blissfully idiosyncratic diversion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Mr. Godard treads on dangerous ground by linking the historical suffering of Jews and the Palestinians, but his sympathy for both people is so manifest, his sense of history so deep, that the film defies reductive readings.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Surprisingly compelling viewing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    It unapologetically exults in its characters' glorious imperfection. It's good to know that oddballs, outcasts and people who don't look like Barbie and Ken still have a place in American movies and that not everyone in Hollywood pays lip service to the nice and polite.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Known for an elegant visual style, Jarmusch has a great gift for playing actors against one another, for finding complementary eccentrics (Murray and RZA) and uncovering rare gems (Bill Rice and Taylor Mead in "Champagne").
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    A surprisingly affecting mood piece.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Although he never matches the book in either brilliance or sheer perversity, Minghella has remained essentially true to his source.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    In this context Ferrell seems more than just comic relief. He's a reminder that the greatest, deepest laughter doesn't come at the expense of some other guy, but from the glints of self-recognition we get when the screen becomes our mirror.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Pitched between interludes of anxious intimacy and equally nerve-shredding set pieces, Collateral scores its points with underhand precision.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Hilarious, unnerving and remarkably intimate portrait of multiethnic adolescent life that lends vigorous new meaning to the term "teen movie."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    One
    Barbieri is a natural filmmaker, with an eye for film space and a gift for pacing. Both of his leads are wonderful, but it's Picoy who will break your heart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    The unutterably charming Cinévardaphoto brings together three short works by the filmmaker Agnès Varda, one shot in digital video, the others on celluloid.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    One can never get enough of this prodigiously talented octogenarian artist and his bestiary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    With In the Pit [Rulfo] isn't advancing any totalizing theory, a treatise on transportation or an argument about alienation; he is, rather simply and elegantly, revealing the secret human face of a seemingly inhuman world.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    The film has the feel of a gift. Particularly noteworthy are Mr. Haroun's eloquent silences, visual and aural.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    The film is accessible, pleasant, dreamy, a touch goofy and melancholic. Its modernist gestures are little more than stylistic tics, but there's an image of snow falling on two clasped hands that is almost rapturous. The role of the artist remains, for Mr. Resnais, the role of a lifetime.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Delirious, ingenious, often very funny and strangely touching film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Private Property embraces the banal and the monstrous, and affords Ms. Huppert opportunity to astonish rather than overwhelm.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Picks up where the early François Truffaut and his comrades-in-cinema left off -- with a playful, liberatory style, and a song (actually, a few) in his heart and on his actors’ lips.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    A modern master of postmodern discontent, Jia Zhang-ke is among the most strikingly gifted filmmakers working today whom you have probably never heard of.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Even in Boarding Gate, a modestly scaled, self-consciously tawdry exercise in genre appropriation, Mr. Assayas manages to say more about what it is to be human -- to desire, to fear, to be alone -- than most filmmakers say in a lifetime.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    If the insanely inventive and entertaining Mad Detective weren't so weird -- and in Cantonese -- hordes of action geeks would be lining the block to see it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    A lovely, drifty first feature that feels less like a documentary and more like an act of rapturous devotion.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    This is life as it’s lived, not dreamed. And this is a family bound not only by sorrow, but also by a shared history that emerges in 114 calibrated minutes and ends with a wallop.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    A spasmodically funny and bleak film about the love that speaks its name.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    It takes Mr. Silva a while to finish his story, but the ending of The Maid is so intelligently handled and so generously and honestly conceived, it proves well worth the wait.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    As his attention to detail and beauty shots prove, Mr. Maringouin has a terrific eye: he brings you close to Mr. Strel, sometimes within panting distance, without forgetting the larger, lovelier world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    Mr. Polanski’s work with his performers is consistently subtle even when the performances seem anything but, which is true of this very fine film from welcome start to finish.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Manohla Dargis
    One weakness is the too-brief, tantalizing peeks inside the Barnes. Yet, like the movie as a whole, this limitation comes with dividends: it made me want to hop on a plane to Philadelphia as soon as possible to see the original before it’s emptied.

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