Odie Henderson
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For 50 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Odie Henderson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Beyond the Lights
Lowest review score: 12 Girl on a Bicycle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 50
  2. Negative: 16 out of 50
50 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Odie Henderson
    Beyond the Lights makes unapologetically damning statements about the music industry’s treatment of women, yet it never feels preachy. It strikes a risky, though successful balancing act between being immensely entertaining as a musical feature and making dramatic, important statements about depression, self-worth and female empowerment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    This is the End finds a balanced tone most horror comedies fail to deliver. Grossout humor melds easily with grossout horror, sometimes at the same moment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    This is a very good movie and perfect summer counterprogramming.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    I love this kind of backstage documentary, which is not surprising for someone who has "All That Jazz" and "All About Eve" on his all-time top ten list.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    The Best Man Holiday has the potential to become a staple of Christmastime movie watching in the 'hood.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    The rare film in this genre that serves as both entry point and continuation. For a change, you can walk in cold and you won't be too lost.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    The Brits do this type of crowd-pleaser far better than Hollywood, if only because films like “The Full Monty” and “Billy Elliot” were unafraid to temper sweetness with darker elements of reality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    These documentarians masterfully construct their vision to elevate and serve their subject. The result is more low-key than one might expect from a movie about rap. It is also more powerful, bypassing the expected artist braggadocio to stand on the rarely visited street corner of sociology and hip-hop music.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    Chism's cast is game for her shenanigans, and the biggest pleasure of "Peeples" is watching them cut loose under her direction. This movie has one hell of a cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    While I remain disappointed that the sequel gives me a subdued Gru and an uneven pace, I keep remembering things about Despicable Me 2 that make me smile. For every meh moment, there's almost 2 well-conceived gags or lines.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    You've seen all this before, and many times. 2 Guns works because it's essentially several riffs on familiar material. Cliché is not a bad thing if it's done right.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    Even if you lack a wealth of rap knowledge, Sample This is still worth seeing. Like "20 Feet from Stardom" and "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," it focuses on the studio musicians whose contributions are well-known but whose identities are not.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    In the few moments where he's left to prank people on his own, Bad Grandpa doesn't treat him like the clichéd potty mouthed kid out for shock value. Instead, he uses his childlike innocence to make the adults more uncomfortable than his grandpa's raunchier shenanigans ever could.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    This is quite a good sports documentary, moving and unafraid of making you work for its pleasures.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    The film's best asset, and the thing that elevates it above the 1986 version, is how well it is cast.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    In Secret is a costume drama with a gigantic accent on the drama. It's my kind of crazy, and I was quite entertained. To borrow again from Shakespeare, "'Tis Madness, but there's method to't."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    As a documented record of Hill's story and her achievements, Anita is a serviceable, at times riveting documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren’t police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    This has to be an intentional wink from Stallone and his contemporaries. They know their days are not only numbered as action stars, but probably should have ended long ago.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    The Green Prince gets its power from the back-and-forth of listening to each side tell its story, and from the moment the two sides converge in a final, very different collaboration in the United States.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    If A Life in Dirty Movies had a tagline, it would be “Come for the sex, stay for the love story.” It’s a deeper, more rewarding experience than its title suggests.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    It’s Mortensen and his smokes that seal the deal. Puffing away, he is dangerously sexy and morally dubious, the latter of which makes perfect sense as we are in Patricia Highsmith territory.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    In the current economy, Monopoly makes a more appropriate board game upon which to base a horror movie, but for what it is, Ouija is better than expected.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    I did my homework and watched the original "RED." It was just as stupid as this movie, yet I liked it a little more.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    Twohy's script contains macho dialogue so ripe it's embarrassing to hear it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    As they discuss "how much this strip meant to me," I got the sense that Dear Mr. Watterson was as uninterested in them as I was; they're not even identified.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    Grudge Match belongs to a fast-growing genre I'll call "Senior Citizen Action Porn," or SCAP. Proud members of SCAP include "Red" and its sequel, "Red 2," the "Expendables" series, and the best of the 2013 crop, Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Odie Henderson
    Imagine the most overdone, Philip Glass-style horror movie music playing over glossy footage of a university art class, and you have some idea what your eyes and ears are in for while attending The Time Being.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Odie Henderson
    Big Ass Spider! wants to serve two masters, the ones who unabashedly enjoy this type of movie without shame, and the ones who openly mock it with false senses of superiority.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Odie Henderson
    Unlike the recent "God’s Not Dead," which is the "Beaches" of faith-based films in that it embodies every single complaint against its genre, Heaven is for Real attempts to cast a wider audience net.

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