For 1,302 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rick Groen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Rachel Getting Married
Lowest review score: 0 The Hangover Part III
Score distribution:
1,302 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Ledger proves what we've suspected all along -- this is his picture, and he steals it brilliantly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    The result is a whodunit so nicely crafted that you're tempted to forgive the Byzantine plot -- hell, you're even tempted to pretend you actually understand its twisting obscurities.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Plot isn't what drives the picture; instead, this is a cinematic tone poem, where the dominant mood is a Faulknerian mix of sorrow and endurance.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Greengrass's reluctance to unduly demonize the villains or overly sentimentalize the victims is commendable on the surface, but it tends to blur the two sides and to mask the gulf that separates them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    It's an imperfect movie that serves as a perfect reminder of what the movies do best.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Two Lovers is two movies – the complex, alluring one we want, and the simple, pedestrian one we'll settle for.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    So this is a light/bright movie that actually illuminates our dull grey lives, reminding us that intrigue can be, well, intriguing. And damn sexy too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Mainly, though, the film's strength is reportorial, sensitively exploring a theme that has grown ever more prominent with the globalization of sport.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    This is the story of the diminutive Coco before she became the fashionable Chanel – in other words, the whole movie is one long first act.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    This is a formula film with panache.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    With its intricate design, sly humour and timely theme, Travellers and Magicians is a lot more than just a travelogue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Violent and sexy and funny and sad, Head-On is a big collision that doubles as a bizarre love story.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Very well crafted and superbly acted. Whatever you may think of the idea, its execution is admirable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Sin City gives sin a great name -- it's never been more plentiful or looked so gorgeous.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    An acquired taste that you may not acquire. I did, but it took me a while.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Young and bold and bristling with talent, Argentine director Lucrecia Martel has continued right where she left off in her feature debut.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    The considerable charm of Mad Hot Ballroom can be traced directly to its choice of subjects. They happen to be 11-year old kids, and the lens loves every precious one of them.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Alas, around about the third act, the idea grows tired and the whole thing gets derailed. Too bad, because it's a good ride until it isn't.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    The structure of the film mirrors the changes in the joke which in turn reflect the moral of the story -- hey, it's all a matter of perspective.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Only a master director could make such a beautifully flawed film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Sitting through Red Eye is like watching a master carpenter at work on a custom bookcase. No one would call the result art, but you're sure bound to admire the sheer craft of the thing, the clean lines and seamless joints and meticulous attention to detail.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Stockwell takes an especially leaden screenplay, floats the dull thing up from the depths of mediocrity, and makes it cinematically buoyant. Within limits, that is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Ushpizin takes us to a fascinating place, and hands out the sort of brochure that tourists always need but seldom get -- the charming kind, fun to ponder and rewarding to browse.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    That may be your lump of coal, but it seems a precious gift to me.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    Reserved yet still suspenseful and hugely ambitious, Syriana sets out to prove what many have come to suspect -- that oil money is the root of all contemporary evil.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    What a fine, tender, delicate, funny, gender-bending-and-rebending performance this is.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    For those who like their horror served straight up with no ironic chaser, The Descent is a tasty cup of torment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    What a strange and strangely compelling movie this is.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    In keeping with that home-team tradition, The Promise lives up to the title --it really delivers the eye-popping goods.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Rick Groen
    At first startling, even disengaging, that strange style eventually dovetails with the awful substance.