Richard James Havis

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For 36 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard James Havis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 90 Mother of Tears
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Love
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
36 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    The film successfully replicates the mellow charm of Brit hits "About A Boy" and "Love Actually."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    As the characters' lives fall apart, Ledger fails to bring the necessary gravitas to the role, and he looks a bit too healthy throughout.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    A neatly observed take on Manila street life. Pegged to a gay theme, it works best as a character-driven slice of social realism.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    The story is certainly predictable, but it contains just enough conflict and drama to engage the viewer.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    Tigers shares a penchant for rigorous self-analysis with such relatively recent films as "Chumscrubber," "Mysterious Skin" and "Tarnation."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    The film lacks Hong's usual insight and narrative innovation. It occasionally even feels self-indulgent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    Three Times offers a careful examination of the changing ways people have reacted to each other during the past 100 years. As such, it's an interesting essay but certainly a minor work from a master.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    Exists as a freaked-out drama rather than a parody.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    This quirky documentary about a group of American hairdressers who establish exactly that shows that the power of hair salons should never be underestimated.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    Although a little too open-ended to be wholly satisfying, Water Lilies is still an excellent directorial debut.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Richard James Havis
    A committed piece of agit-prop, which benefits from the passion of its protagonists. Followers of the band will need no introduction to the subject matter, which is referenced in their musical repertoire. The film also should play well with those interested in liberal causes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard James Havis
    Contains no shocks. But it works as a funny and slicker-than-expected parody of the genre.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Richard James Havis
    Results in a film that's more exploitative than sympathetic. Compared to the works of fellow Francophone directors Catherine Briellat and Clare Denis, Doueiri's depiction of female sexuality in Lila Says is both wooden and pat.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Richard James Havis
    Even the easygoing Broderick can't inject any lift or charm into the story.

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