For 37 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Reece Pendleton's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 90 Sound and Fury
Lowest review score: 10 The Covenant
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 8 out of 37
37 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Reece Pendleton
    Devastating.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Reece Pendleton
    Most fascinating about this PBS documentary is the unflinching look at the dynamics of the three generations involved.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Reece Pendleton
    Gast does a nice job of building the suspense leading up to the fight, fleshing out the story with some good color commentary by a handful of people (filmed by director Taylor Hackford, who wisely convinced Gast that these reminiscences and remarks would fill in some historical gaps).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Reece Pendleton
    It's presented in such a nicely understated manner, and Ambrose turns in such a good lead performance, that it rises several notches above most of today's teen movies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Reece Pendleton
    Although Broomfield's grandstanding has provoked charges of hypocrisy, this is a genuinely moral work that raises unsettling questions about the haphazard application of the death penalty, and it's certainly more complex and affecting than the fictionalized portrait of Wuornos in "Monster."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Reece Pendleton
    This is a deeply engaging portrait of a remarkable man and a brutally frank indictment of the West's moral cowardice in the face of a tragedy it could have prevented.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Reece Pendleton
    While the outcome is never really in doubt, director Frederic Fonteyne illuminates the wife's inner world with a rich sense of atmosphere, and Emmanuelle Devos' riveting performance manages to convey every shift in her character's suppressed emotional life with the subtlest of gestures and expressions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Reece Pendleton
    The astronaut interviews are fun and occasionally moving, but the real reason to see this is the remastered archival footage, some of it previously unseen and all of it spectacular.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Reece Pendleton
    Despite the mostly static setting, director Eytan Fox keeps this 2002 Israeli feature surprisingly lively, gracefully balancing the various story lines and making good use of an excellent ensemble cast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Reece Pendleton
    Compelling despite an almost complete lack of subtlety.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Reece Pendleton
    Yates makes good use of her access to participants in Peru's Truth Commission, creating both an engaging historical survey and a timely warning about the perils of declaring war on terror.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Reece Pendleton
    The movie may not amount to much, but the genial tone and exceptionally good performances from the three leads make for a winning debut by the Duplass brothers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Reece Pendleton
    While never boring and sometimes quite gripping, Bielinsky’s manneristic style becomes distracting; he seems more concerned with generating an ominous atmosphere than with telling a compelling story.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Reece Pendleton
    The tradition goes back centuries, but by tracking the seven-year odyssey of a young girl named Guddi from dutiful daughter to family rebel, Brabbee is able to puncture the system's facade of social acceptability, exposing its contradictions in memorable fashion.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Reece Pendleton
    Unexpectedly witty and affecting exposé of the American beauty industry.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Reece Pendleton
    The film may never fully attain the emotional resonance it seems to be striving for, but it's still an accomplished and interesting piece of work.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Reece Pendleton
    Despite its nasty facade, this comedy is surprisingly good-natured.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Reece Pendleton
    The film's elliptical structure seems little more than a device to compensate for the thin dramatic material, but it's saved by a fine ensemble cast and Akhavan's convincing transformation from a naive romantic to a disturbing reactionary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Reece Pendleton
    Engaging and well acted, the film is admirably low-key, yet Burman's relaxed approach becomes a liability--everything goes down smoothly but leaves one hungry for something more substantial.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Reece Pendleton
    Only Depp and Ray Liotta (as Jung's father) manage to animate this tired formula.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Reece Pendleton
    Oscillating between a furrowed brow and her trademark horsey smile, Roberts battles the repressed harpies on the faculty and strives to shake her students out of their conformist mind-sets. Dispensing with character development, Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal's lifeless script shunts its caricatures from one predictable plot point to the next.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Reece Pendleton
    Those craving more visceral kicks will be gratified by the endless crash sequences, but despite the perverse thrill of seeing guys fly off their motorcycles at 150 miles per hour, the crack-ups wear thin after the first hour.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Reece Pendleton
    It's uneven, but still pretty charming, and director Jorge Furtado's whimsical visual touches keep things lively.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Reece Pendleton
    The film clearly means to celebrate the power of imagination, but while younger kids may find it charming, some parents may begin to wonder if the girl's obsessive fantasies don't warrant a trip to the local shrink.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Reece Pendleton
    The cast is excellent--especially Kinnear, who's perfected his wounded everyman persona--and Marc Abraham's direction is elegant and understated. But their work is seriously undermined by the skeletal script.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Reece Pendleton
    Camara and Peña are perfectly cast as the bewildered couple, and early on Berger gets some laughs from the one-note premise. But the material grows increasingly stale as the film drags on to its unintentionally creepy finale.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Reece Pendleton
    It might have looked good on paper, but the results are mixed at best; despite a few early chuckles, the whole thing gets tired after 20 minutes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Reece Pendleton
    A general lack of charm make this pretty tough to sit through.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Reece Pendleton
    The usual mawkishness is made slightly more palatable by the two leads and by Perry himself.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Reece Pendleton
    Kasi Lemmons directed this tepid thriller, whose only genuinely creepy aspect is its cavalier and uninformed use of mental illness and classical music to heighten the meager suspense.