For 24 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stan Hall's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 56 Up
Lowest review score: 58 The City of Your Final Destination
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
24 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Stan Hall
    Every profile is fascinating, but certain ones stand out.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Stan Hall
    Down Terrace is so intimate and hilariously offhanded (a hit man shows up for a job pushing his 3-year-old in a stroller) that it is all the more shocking when murderous violence finally erupts about halfway through.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Stan Hall
    One of the most affecting true-life character studies in quite some time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Stan Hall
    The result is somewhat elliptical but also thoroughly engrossing and propulsive. Compared to Denis' earlier work, it's practically an action movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Stan Hall
    Popping with intrigue, intelligence and colorful New York characters seemingly straight out of a paperback potboiler.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Stan Hall
    Audiard's craft is still arresting, and the film hums with beauty, vigor and blood.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Stan Hall
    Beyond the Hills is an undeniably difficult (not to mention lengthy) film to endure. But for those with the fortitude, there is grace and enlightenment hidden in this harsh Romanian winter tale.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Stan Hall
    Takes a little while to find its way but becomes steadily more compelling as Lenny's character and considerable issues come into focus.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Stan Hall
    Falls somewhere between the kind of trashy, campy romp that's on movie channels in the middle of the night (though with far superior acting and production values) and the dark psychological thrillers of Kim Ki-duk.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Stan Hall
    Puss in Boots isn't particularly deep, nor does it take itself seriously -- it just wants to seek glory, win affection and cash in. Done, done and done.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Stan Hall
    Fans of European cinema will recognize in Barbara the calling cards of director Christian Petzold: the icy, quiet intensity of his muse, Nina Hoss; pretty but strangely unsettling shots of the windswept east German countryside; and subtle subversions of the thriller genre wherein the suspense is drawn from decisions made in mundane settings, such as the workplace.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Stan Hall
    What saves Kisses from its missteps is the chemistry between O'Neill and Curry.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Stan Hall
    The plot doesn't really stand up to scrutiny, but Cairo Time works on an emotional level and is a hassle-free way to sample Egypt.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Stan Hall
    Storywise, Heartless is a bit of a jumble, especially in its last third. But it's got a distinct tone, contrasting romance and even outright sentimentality with urban dread and a few nasty visuals.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Stan Hall
    It's technically impressive but sluggish, with an uneasy mix of cute and gloom. It occasionally finds an effective balance -- mostly in the scenes that explicitly recall the book -- but inevitably lacks Seussian soul.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Stan Hall
    The actual differences between Christians and Muslims are largely arbitrary, even irrelevant, so isn't it absurd to kill each other over how each group relates to God?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Stan Hall
    No
    Anchoring a terrific cast is Bernal, who gives one of his best-ever performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Stan Hall
    For those with adventurous tastes and a little extra patience, the 90-year-old's possible swan song (though he evidently is far from fatigued) is rewarding.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Stan Hall
    All that talent behind and in front of the camera is mostly wasted due to a rare substandard screenplay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Stan Hall
    The biggest problems are Solondz's themes of forgiveness and glib, misplaced patriotism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Stan Hall
    What's even more amazing about the actor's absorbing, sometimes depraved performance is that while the film around him is generally cheesy and obvious, Washington is to-the-bone real.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Stan Hall
    While Daniels' work disappoints, his film is saved from disaster by uniformly terrific performances.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Stan Hall
    There are two halves to La Rafle. The successful one involves the personal tribulations of the families and other souls who were jammed into a Paris velodrome for days under intolerable conditions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Stan Hall
    A drab, gloomy drama that doesn't provide any real enlightenment about why something so awful could happen.