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 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pam Grady's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
Lowest review score: 20 Furry Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 88
  2. Negative: 7 out of 88
88 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    The performances are spot on and so is the film's ever growing sense of horror.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    The filmmakers have created a wrenching piece of work that allows the viewer to draw his own conclusions-and should make anyone of whatever political persuasion think about exactly what they mean when claiming to "support the troops."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    This could have been a slick little thriller. Instead, it evolves into the unfolding of an epic tragedy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    The exquisite art and fairytale ambience will win over animation fans and children alike.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    Will appeal strongly to a mature audience drawn to robust characters, dry wit, and great performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    The documentary will resonate with New York Times' readers and fans of personal stories.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Pam Grady
    Sensual and romantic with a heavy dose of the supernatural and populated by indelible characters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    Wonderfully animated, witty and wildly imaginative.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    The film can be dry and a little repetitive. For all of that, it still manages to generate a surprising measure of suspense and it produces outrage in abundance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    Cornish's idiomatic dialogue is hilarious and the longtime comic's sense of timing is perfect.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Pam Grady
    A film with a big heart; it's an eccentric dramedy and a crowd pleaser.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    It is a crackerjack thriller and a sensational calling card for the brothers Edgerton.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    Educational rather than entertaining.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    This is one of those movies in which the lead character is so self-possessed, wise, well spoken and witty, that she sounds far too adult to be a teenager.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    By focusing on the human aspect of Al-Qaeda, The Oath does give the viewer something to think about, but the film is unsatisfying, raising questions and providing too few answers.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    This drama is something of a miracle itself: a film dealing with religion that is refreshingly free of dogma.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    Some points are driven home over and over again and that repetition robs the doc of a bit of its power, but overall Countdown to Zero is effective and frightening.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    Stylish and funny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    The drama boasts a stellar cast, exquisite performances and a tense atmosphere. It is a film that the author's fans and lovers of mature, measured storytelling will embrace.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    While the anthropomorphism Joubert employs to tell the lions' story may strike some as cloying, ultimately that doesn't distract from this tale of survival in an inhospitable environment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    While the film is likely to find outright rejection among those who remain jittery with each turn in the War Against Terror, it should find a warm reception with fans of dark, outrageous humor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Pam Grady
    As entertaining as it is educational.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    A lawman seeking redemption can't seem to escape sin in Ed Gass-Donnelly's haunting, rural drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Pam Grady
    Stake Land is the movie "The Road" should have been.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    This is a film of warmth, humor, suspense and surprising grace.
    • 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.