For 228 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Cole's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Pool
Lowest review score: 25 The Virginity Hit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 228
228 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    An impressionistic work that is perfectly in tune with its subject’s hallucinatory music.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    It is a work of great beauty that rewards continued visits.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    A miraculous, American-made Hindi film that is every bit as tranquil as the blue-green reservoir that serves as its abiding metaphor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    A little bit of "Crime and Punishment" and a whole lot of "The Postman Always Rings Twice," Revanche, the Austrian candidate for last year's Best Foreign Language Film, is a surprisingly unruffled tale of love, thievery, murder and revenge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    It is filmmaker Assayas who is the star here. France's most important contemporary director has created a work of almost magisterial calm.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    The most gripping war movie you'll see this year, We Were Here tells first-hand the story of how AIDS attacked San Francisco, killing more than 15,000. Whole peer groups were happy, healthy, and then dead in months.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    Detective Dee is the action flick of the year, a two-hour epic that blows the "Pirates of the Caribbean" to the Bermuda Triangle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    Chandor's shrewdest bit of business is figuring out how to make an A-list movie with a $3.5-million budget. Solution: buy low, sell high. Hire last decade's A-list – Spacey, Irons and Demi Moore – and give them their best parts in years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    Few directors working today make films with the grace and magisterial power of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's best work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Cole
    An uncommonly tender and observant documentary on the phenomenon that is "A Chorus Line."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    In classic B-movie style, The Dark Hours was created in a fever, written in two weeks and hurriedly shot in 16 mm (blown into a crisp 35 mm print). Nevertheless, the film provides evidence of talent everywhere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    Noir connoisseurs, however, will receive Moverman's latest like a double-bourbon from heaven. Rampart is the best crime-movie fix from Hollywood since "Gone Baby Gone."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    It is our tour guide that makes Cave of Forgotten Dreams an often thrilling experience. His producer, Erik Nelson, has joked Herzog is the first filmmaker to use 3-D for good, instead of evil. There is no question that the technology enhances our visit, giving perspective and shape to the jagged Chauvet Cave – an open mouth the size of a football field.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    As provocative as it is timely.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    Another angry, searching document about pedophile priests, Deliver Us from Evil makes for unexpectedly gripping drama.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    Nothing short of mesmerizing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    Guy and Madeline is a decidedly modern film, whose frightened, impulsive, charming characters could walk into our lives tomorrow.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    An astonishing multimedia diary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    Palindromes is a cracked American picaresque.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    For all its fuss and fury, Flight of the Red Balloon succeeds magnificently.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Stephen Cole
    In art there are no rules, just stuff that works. And for the second film in a row, Marsh has created a movie we can't keep our eyes off.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    An anthropological marvel and an animal-drive movie that belongs beside the classics of the genre - Red River and Lonesome Dove.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    Though only 85 minutes, the film captures an entire, bewilderingly extended family and way of life inside a sturdy frame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    Von Trier's proficiency at the quicksilver business of comedy comes as a surprise, given the grinding seriousness of earlier films.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    Anyone who likes pop music or wonders how bands like the Rolling Stones got rolling will enjoy the ride.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    A welcome rarity: an amiable film comedy that leaves you feeling good as opposed to feeling for your wallet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    No matter who you side with here, Waste Land – the title should come with a question mark – is a fascinating adventure, populated by memorable characters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    We don't get a good look at a painting until 35 minutes into the film biography of Séraphine de Senlis, the early 20th-century French painter discovered by German art collector Wilhelm Uhde. The film Séraphine is not about paintings.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    Horror fans anticipating grisly laughs are in for a jolt. Because the new Last House, though terrifying, is never, ever fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Stephen Cole
    Letting Shrek get grumpy again has freshly animated this cartoon series.

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