Stanley Kauffmann

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For 456 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stanley Kauffmann's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Junebug
Lowest review score: 0 Miller's Crossing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 456
456 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 10 Stanley Kauffmann
    For me, the execution of the picture is so weak, so imitative, so facile that it makes all the thematic discussion seem idle. [25 Nov 1996, Pg.30]
    • The New Republic
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Stanley Kauffmann
    Penn's film is very slow, sententious, ill-judged about the tensions he wants in long scenes. [18 Dec 1995, Pg.28]
    • The New Republic
    • 89 Metascore
    • 10 Stanley Kauffmann
    An overwrought, hollowly symbolic glob of glutinous nonsense... I haven't seen a sillier film about a woman and a piano since John Huston's "The Unforgiven" (1960), a Western in which Lillian Gish had her piano carried out into the front yard so she could play Mozart to pacify attacking Indians. [13 Dec 1993]
    • The New Republic
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Stanley Kauffmann
    The dialogue that is wrapped around the sexual activities only helps to make the film disgustingly ridiculous.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Stanley Kauffmann
    His (writer/director Konchalovsky's) plunge into the world of mental distortion is so garish, so exploitative, that the picture needs only a few clicks of the dial to move from the horrible to the ludicrous
    • 70 Metascore
    • 10 Stanley Kauffmann
    A braggart piece of empty exhibitionism.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 10 Stanley Kauffmann
    Billed as a comedy, but it could also be billed as a drama, a satire, an allegory, or a film (partially) noir. It wouldn't matter, or help... Not since Robert Altman has any American filmmaker been as overrated as this pair. [30 Sept 1991]
    • The New Republic
    • 66 Metascore
    • 0 Stanley Kauffmann
    A lifeless, tedious picture... A complete dud. [29 Oct 1990, p.26]
    • The New Republic
    • 54 Metascore
    • 0 Stanley Kauffmann
    In future Lee can best serve his versatility by never doing anything like this again.

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