Oliver Lyttelton

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For 141 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Oliver Lyttelton's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Ex Machina
Lowest review score: 0 The Sea of Trees
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 141
  2. Negative: 13 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Oliver Lyttelton
    The film isn’t a white knuckle ride, and the pacing can be slow at times, but this is one of those cases where that’s sort of the point, and you certainly don’t begrudge it. A Hijacking is an absorbing, highly moving film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Oliver Lyttelton
    There’s so much to like about the film, and it’s a mark of Assayas’ skill that it's a hugely engaging watch despite the blankness of the characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Oliver Lyttelton
    For most of the run-time, Welcome To The Punch is thrillingly cinematic, beautifully made, smarter and funnier than you'd expect, and a phenomenal showcase for Creevy and his team.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Oliver Lyttelton
    Fans of Polley’s work to date will be delighted by a documentary that serves simultaneously as a gripping mystery, a moving record of a family and a fascinating investigation into the nature of truth, memory, and the documentary form itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Oliver Lyttelton
    Powerful, engaging and, by the finale, moving. And in the end, At Any Price is certainly one of the most impressive reactions to the recent economic crisis (because that’s exactly what it is) that cinema has produced so far.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Oliver Lyttelton
    A beautiful, hearfelt and raw piece of work.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Oliver Lyttelton
    Midnight movie programmers of the future will undoubtedly give it a long life years after it’s gone from first-run theaters.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Oliver Lyttelton
    Perhaps hardcore Jet Li fans will be able to get some joy out of it, but we'd suspect that even they will struggle with this one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Oliver Lyttelton
    Quartet is a hard film to dislike entirely, thanks principally to the charms of its cast.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Oliver Lyttelton
    It's fascinating, warm and immensely watchable stuff, and fans of both Jackson and pop music in general will surely eat the film up.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Oliver Lyttelton
    It won't linger in the mind longer than it takes for the credits to roll, but it's a lot of fun while it lasts, and we're genuinely looking forward to part 2 at this point.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Oliver Lyttelton
    Best of all is the bad guy. Javier Bardem was always a tantalizing choice to play a Bond villain, and his Silva is a terrific creation, and certainly the most memorable villain in the series in decades.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Oliver Lyttelton
    Wuthering Heights is a model of how to bring a classic novel kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Oliver Lyttelton
    Both fascinatingly theatrical and thrillingly cinematic, a picture that's lingered on our minds more than we expected.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 42 Oliver Lyttelton
    There are pleasures to be found in "Chicken with Plums" to be certain, but we'd hope for something a little more satisfying next time out from the directing team.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Oliver Lyttelton
    Has more than its share of flaws, but it also gets its balance of tones right, proving spooky, involving and occasionally resonant, while still managing to bring something new to a well-worn tale, and providing a terrific lead part for one of the most promising actresses of her generation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Oliver Lyttelton
    Alps has proven Lanthimos to be one of the most fascinating filmmakers anywhere right now.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Oliver Lyttelton
    It won't change the face of cinema history, and it won't win any awards (it's too downright dirty for that), but it's furiously entertaining, and a very strong piece of drama from a director who hasn't much luck in the last thirty-odd years.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Oliver Lyttelton
    The meat of the film is sadly, a tedious misstep for a director who, even when he's experimented in the past, has generally come up with something more interesting than this. It is, however, still better than "9 Songs"
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Oliver Lyttelton
    It’s a film that can swing between absurdist humor and brutal gut-punch sadness in a way that’s rare and, at times, truly profound.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Oliver Lyttelton
    It’s still evidently the work of a very talented filmmaker and is certainly never bad, but it also never lives up to its potential. Barnard has a long career ahead of her, but Dark River seems destined to be remembered, years now, as a minor work in her filmography.

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