Manohla Dargis
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For 1,556 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 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Manohla Dargis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Argo
Lowest review score: 0 Elite Squad
Score distribution:
1,556 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    In "Pretty Woman" Roberts played a tough whore with a soft heart. Here, she's a business owner whose sense of self is so tenuous she doesn't even know how she likes her eggs done.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    About the only good thing to say about this mess is that it's rotten enough that even Altman cultists may be forced to reconsider their devotion.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    An exploitation flick, but without the thrills or cleavage.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Kidman, who speaks Russian for much of the movie, turns in a technically impeccable performance, but the movie gets far more out of her than she out of it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    If only the whole thing were as funny as an Albert Brooks movie.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    A dud.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    The film portrays a family undone by grief over the death of a loved one; that, in any event, is its plot synopsis. More accurately, the film is a wallow of authorial narcissism, and a tedious, unrelenting, uninteresting wallow at that.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    At once illogical and insultingly stupid, filled with dead-end twists and the sort of dialogue that makes a mockery of actual adult relations.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Bruckheimer's latest is in some crucial respects worse than those earlier blockbuster bids ("Gone in 60 Seconds" and "Coyote Ugly") -- certainly it's more fraudulent -- because unlike those films, which don't claim to be about anything other than thrills and tits, Remember the Titans means to be about race.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Slight and goofy, this cut-rate attempt to mine "Harry Potterville" is undermined by its ostensible draw: the lead casting of Jonathan Lipnicki.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Of course, it's terrible -- but did it have to be this bad?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    The mood is hermetic to the point of claustrophobia, embellished with a sense of everyday surrealism indebted to David Lynch.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    As a film, it essentially bites.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    The film means to be a darkly funny look at the perils of winning at all costs, but there's nothing dark and searching about its take.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Jennifer Lopez's butt? Alas, the moment is over all too soon; the movie, sadly, is not.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    The tediously convoluted plot involves the foursome’s attempt to pay him back, a labored venture that involves crooks with names like Dog and Plank, a man on fire, some fine cinematography, plenty of gore though no real point.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    The television commercials for the movie say something about this being the same team that brought you “Face/Off,” which is about as relevant to this picture as noting that Paul Thomas Anderson got Wahlberg to drop his pants in “Boogie Nights.”
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    A nearly affectless Christian Slater, who carries a co-producing credit and seems to have lost his charisma along with his sneer, plays Tom, an armored-car guard who plays hide-and-seek with a gang of thieves, all of whom, outside of ringleader Jim (Morgan Freeman), are instantly forgettable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Increasingly, reviewing the latest Woody Allen movie has taken on the feel of a dreaded ritual, an annual excursion into careless filmmaking, desperate shtick, and vainglorious misanthropy disguised as cuddly neurosis.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    But since Costner canít save his movie, it's something of a stretch to think he might be able to save the world.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Trimmed to an hour, and tucked between a documentary on snails and an episode of Coronation Street, writer-director Mark Herman's Brassed Off could prove lively watching indeed. As it is, however, his pedestrian if sweetly well-meaning inspirational about a coal-mining town done in by Thatcherism is too long, too laborious and 15 years too late.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Even Phoenix, an actor who can make an incestuous-minded Roman emperor seem sensitive, can't smooth over political nihilism this unsavory.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Cast adrift with vague, improbable characters and a plot that's at once under-and overcooked, the actors struggle to find a steady tone, lurching from somber to silly as the director tries to figure out what he's doing.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Madonna may be better in this film than she's been in some of her recent endeavors, especially when she stops screeching her lines, but she's done herself no favors with her choice of material.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Doesn't have the courage of its conceit, only an abundance of bad ideas and worse taste.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    The three leads go through the motions with goofy geniality, and director Chris Koch has enlisted some consummate character actors -- to help hold up the sagging jokes and story line.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Falls wildly short of its inspirations.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Kept in check by his character's neuroses, Pearce holds our attention throughout, but it isn't until near the end that he manages to break free of his character's and his director's inhibitions.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    Maybe it's the sight of Leguizamo running around dressed only in boots and a well-placed sock that does her in, or maybe it's just that she's seen this movie too many times before. She isn't the only one.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Manohla Dargis
    With so little trust and even less dialogue to back him up, it's no wonder Li rarely takes his left hand out of his pants pocket. His fists aren't furious; they're on strike.

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