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 9.1 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 Furry Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 88
  2. Negative: 7 out of 88
88 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Pam Grady
    This elegant weepie offers plenty for fans of melodrama, character-driven stories and period pieces.
    • 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
    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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    The doc has won a host of awards at film festivals and it is a policy wonk's dream of a movie, but it is dry, statistic-laden viewing that is unlikely to attract much attention beyond education circles.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    This story of a hit man who wants out after performing this one last job is so threadbare, trite and predictable that not the star's formidable charisma nor the considerable talent of director Anton Corbijn can come close to erasing its deficiencies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    Isn't very funny or much fun at all.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    This sci-fi thriller manages to blend genuine suspense with unintentional laughs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    The movie never strikes a balance between its comic and dramatic halves and that dooms it. It is an almost good film that flounders, because there is no treatment for tone deafness.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    The positives have an edge over the negatives, but it probably doesn't matter either way. It is an Adam Sandler movie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    The movie's true horror isn't the murderous extraterrestrials, but the lame script.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Pam Grady
    An historical drama so swamped by its soap opera crescendos, no resonant story can survive the wet.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 40 Pam Grady
    The problems begin with Shyamalan's script, which is an orgy of exposition. The characters explain and explain and explain some more, points driven home with the subtlety of a jackhammer.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Pam Grady
    A talented cast is game, but the lazy script utterly fails them.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Pam Grady
    A movie that ought to entice people to want to travel with Gulliver instead inveigles them to run from him.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Pam Grady
    The melodrama is tiresome, overwrought and clich├ęd.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Pam Grady
    Poor word of mouth should doom it for a quick ride to DVD oblivion.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Pam Grady
    Unlike "The Lost Boys," there are no bloodsuckers in Twelve. Instead, it just sucks time: 98 minutes to be exact that you can never get back.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Pam Grady
    A mess of a horror movie that spent several years sitting on a shelf and should have remained there living up to its fullest potential as a dust magnet.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Pam Grady
    A pathetic thriller and lame social satire that suffers from abysmal writing, poor pacing and terrible acting, even from the normally reliable Sean Bean.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Pam Grady
    The movie's simple-minded lesson that forests are good and development is bad is undercut the minute one pauses to think about how many natural resources were wasted on this sorry excuse for a motion picture.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Pam Grady
    Very small children may well take a shine to the big, goofy dog and his furry friends, but parents and older siblings will be left squirming in their seats at a bland, predictable blend of bad comedy and sentimentality.

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