Odie Henderson

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For 103 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Odie Henderson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Selma
Lowest review score: 0 Backgammon
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 103
  2. Negative: 25 out of 103
103 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Odie Henderson
    Known for her superb indie dramas “I Will Follow” and “Middle of Nowhere”, DuVernay has proven herself a master of small, intimate moments. Selma never loses focus on the interpersonal dynamics between King and his followers, his detractors and his family.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Odie Henderson
    It plays like a Marvel superhero movie had Marvel been run by Suge Knight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Odie Henderson
    There are as many quietly effective moments as there are stand-up-and-cheer moments, and they’re all handled with skill and dexterity on both sides of the camera.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    That Guy Dick Miller is the perfect title for Elijah Drenner’s wildly entertaining documentary chronicling the 50-plus years of Miller’s career.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    Like Lee Daniels' hit TV drama “Empire,” Furious 7 is stuffed with situations that require go-for-broke absurdity, but even Daniels and his nighttime soap predecessor Aaron Spelling would pause before attempting the level of “get the f—k outta here!” style shenanigans director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan employ.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    Call Me Lucky will be an especially grueling ride for those who can identify with Crimmins’ trauma. Yet its toughness does not at all diminish its worth. It remains an essential viewing experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    The film avoids hagiography, and in doing so, brings out the undeniable humanity of its subjects.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    A documentary that inspires long, gauzy gazes back to the carefree, youthful past of viewers of a certain age.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    Jones’ take on Hitchcock/Truffaut is equal parts adaptation, CliffsNotes guide and commentary by a slew of directors influenced by Hitchcock’s work. The film is also a completely entertaining and informative gift to movie lovers, a work constructed with care, humor and insight.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    A documentary that plays as cringe comedy. Like that sub-genre, it comes packaged with a star whose irascibility often leads to eye-covering levels of discomfort.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    Terrence Malick is one of the producers of Almost Holy, and while Hoover doesn’t go for a full interpretation/realization of his style, there are touches that evoke the director’s work, especially in the film’s last sequence.
    • 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.

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