For 88 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pam Grady's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Wildest Dream
Lowest review score: 20 Ca$h
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 88
  2. Negative: 7 out of 88
88 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Pam Grady
    Thompson's brutality and misogyny are on full display, but it is too slick, there is little suspense or energy, and the whole affair has a curiously embalmed quality.
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    • 80 Pam Grady
    Like Carrie without the telekinesis, this horror movie replaces the supernatural with blunt brutality and dark humor to terrific effect.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    What this predictable tale lacks in surprises it more than makes up for in charm, good music and the indelible performances of Alessandro Nivola and Abigail Breslin as father and child.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    Shannon makes the man's dilemma plain and moving, and that gives Take Shelter a resonance that last long after the final fade out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Pam Grady
    An investigation into Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting "The Way to Calvary," Majewski's film is a stunning piece of art in its own right.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Pam Grady
    Control's Sam Riley steps into a role made unforgettable by a young Richard Attenborough in the 1947 original and makes it his own, slipping into the character like a second skin.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Pam Grady
    The dismal reality is that this romantic drama is a disaster, a dour "When Harry Meets Sally" that tries to jerk tears out of the story of a man and a woman who go from friends to lovers.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    This is Rudd's movie and he once more displays an unerring eye for comedy. He comes at it from an actor's perspective rather than a comedian's and it shows as his character as hilarious as he is credible.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Pam Grady
    The melodrama is tiresome, overwrought and clich├ęd.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    Good Neighbors' greatest strength is that even when the plot becomes too obvious and the thriller aspects fall apart, it can always wrestle a laugh out of you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    In keeping with the flamboyant clan of despots that were the Husseins, the drama is ultraviolent and over the top and made absolutely mesmerizing by Dominic Cooper's electrifying turn in both roles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    Cornish's idiomatic dialogue is hilarious and the longtime comic's sense of timing is perfect.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    That Sarah's Key never quite descends into melodrama is a credit to the strength of Scott Thomas' performance, more than to the writing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    This elegant weepie offers plenty for fans of melodrama, character-driven stories and period pieces.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    It is a dark drama to be sure and it does carry with it a whiff of disease-of-the-week melodrama, yet there is also transcendence in the tale; as bleak as the film is, it is not without hope.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    A lawman seeking redemption can't seem to escape sin in Ed Gass-Donnelly's haunting, rural drama.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Pam Grady
    As entertaining as it is educational.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    An historical drama so swamped by its soap opera crescendos, no resonant story can survive the wet.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    Stake Land is the movie "The Road" should have been.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    Writer/director Chris Ordal's debut feature is not a documentary nor is it precisely a biopic. Instead the drama captures the artist at a pivotal moment in time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    Waltz is the highlight of this glossy but plodding drama, a live wire in a movie that sorely needs a jolt.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    Insidious could have been something special: a horror movie that actually horrifies without resorting to gore. Instead, thanks to too many cheap jokes and a bit of silly music, it falls short.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    Making the Boys is at once political and personal. It is a history lesson, a sociological study and a memoir. It is a tale told with warmth and humor. And it is irresistible.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    The documentary will resonate with New York Times' readers and fans of personal stories.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    The movie's true horror isn't the murderous extraterrestrials, but the lame script.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Pam Grady
    A film with a big heart; it's an eccentric dramedy and a crowd pleaser.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    With the stranger in a strange land motif, the movie plays a little bit like the 2007 Israeli dramedy "The Band's Visit" and Liev Shreiber's "Everything Is Illuminated" rolled into one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    Plenty of people die in I Saw the Devil, but it is that first attack on Ju-yeon in the movie's opening minutes that reverberates through the epic 141-minute running time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    Wonderfully animated, witty and wildly imaginative.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    The action, fantasy and suspense elements are all highly enjoyable, but if the romance didn't work this movie would fall apart.

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