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 8.6 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 Marmaduke
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 88
  2. Negative: 7 out of 88
88 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    This drama is something of a miracle itself: a film dealing with religion that is refreshingly free of dogma.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    I'm Still Here does leave us with one big question mark: What will Phoenix do next? How will he top such a flamboyant caper?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    Likely to resonate with a generation of young people to whom "When Harry Met Sally's" orgasm scene seems downright quaint.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    This intelligent, emotional drama should resonate strongly with fans of character-driven stories and those interested in tales of American political struggle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    Monsters is enormously satisfying in the way it combines suspense, romance and sci-fi. It heralds a bright new talent in Edwards. If he can do all this for no money, imagine what he can do with a real budget.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Pam Grady
    The documentary will resonate with New York Times' readers and fans of personal stories.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    This comic fantasy will delight kids and parents alike.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    The most compelling thing about it is what it captures: a snapshot of America's ongoing and endless cultural war at a moment when things begin to shift.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    Predators is sometimes silly and hardly original, but it delivers the thrills.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    Educational rather than entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Pam Grady
    A lawman seeking redemption can't seem to escape sin in Ed Gass-Donnelly's haunting, rural drama.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    A throwback to classic movies like Charade and North by Northwest where beautiful, sophisticated people answer life-threatening danger with bon mots and ingenuity.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    Luke Wilson's terrific performance renders an uneasy hybrid of crime drama, comedy and ecommerce far more compelling than it otherwise would be.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    This is a film of warmth, humor, suspense and surprising grace.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    Fails to completely satisfy, thanks to problems with the script that neither director nor stars can overcome.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    Silly and not nearly scary enough, this does not rank as grade-A Romero, but the story unfolds efficiently and economically and it provides plenty of laughs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    The laughs are a little uneven and director Jeff Tremaine does not always take full advantage of the 3D technology, but the movie has enough going for it to satisfy Jackass' legions of fans and make some new ones.

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