Stephen Hunter

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For 931 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Twilight Samurai
Lowest review score: 0 Stardom
Score distribution:
931 movie reviews
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    The story is so ridiculous and the acting so completely amateurish, the fights have no dramatic impact; you don't care whether good Jet or bad Jet wins – not that you can tell them apart anyway.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    You could run this film backward, soundtrack included, and it would make no less sense. --It's almost completely uninvolving, as well as being impenetrable.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    Equilibrium is like a remake of "1984" by someone who's seen "The Matrix" 25 times while eating Twinkies and doing methamphetamines.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    Neither character seems especially insightful, and their intense focus on the self and the terrific delicacy of their feelings comes to feel narcissistic and annoying.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    The whole thing is coarse and vulgar, as it hides its low fascinations behind a scrim of Holocaust piety until it becomes pure kitsch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    Isn't juvenile, it isn't even infantile. It's prenatal!
    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    I found myself praying that the film would jam and melt and, well past the halfway point, it did, and I was sprung, 30 minutes early.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    The new film by the phenomenally talented Scots-English trio of director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew MacDonald and screenwriter John Hodge -- they did both "Shallow Grave" and "Trainspotting" -- is a failure so absolute and witless it deserves some kind of mention in the Hall of Lame.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    A crackpot Looney Tune, pretentious, abysmally slow, amateurishly acted and, above all, wrong.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    Godzilla, go home.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    It has the overwhelming stench of a film afflicted by star ego -- Michelle Pfeiffer is never wrong, which is exactly what is wrong with The Deep End of the Ocean.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    An insufferable piffle.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    In the end, I can't think of a movie that matters less than Just My Luck. It's just negligible.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    It's about women, but as written and directed by a man, it appears to make no emotional sense at all. It treats women like idiots.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    Overblown and idiotic, this new "erotic thriller" is neither erotic nor thrilling; it's long, boring and self-indulgent.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    Shamelessly manipulative in a crude, bullying way.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    So stupid it makes "xXx: State of the Union" look like it was written by Nietzsche.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    Definitely stuck in the fourth grade.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    Watching it is like being forced to listen to bad heavy metal music turned up to 11 while fat guys in Bermuda shorts compete in a puking contest in the john.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 10 Stephen Hunter
    It's not new. It's not interesting. I wish it would go away.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    Tells us nothing we didn't already know, and it tells it over and over and over.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    An animated King and I? Now there's torture, especially in this wretched, lurid, absurd concoction which seems to have been conceived to annoy adults and bore children.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    There should be a special room in Hell where the makers of films like Patch Adams are sent.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    The dialogue is fast but bad, the acting is loud but awful and the morality is chaste but unromantic. As for the food, it looks vulgar.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    What you get is the V trifecta: vile, vicious and violent. Oh, and incoherent and stupid. A mess. A mean-spirited completely worthless film that can never give back the two hours it seizes from you.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    So predictable it could have been written by a chimp who's watched too much TV, the huge movie is as dumb as it is loud, and it's way too loud.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    One thing the makers of Saving Silverman do not have to worry about: Hannibal Lecter will never visit them to eat their brains. That is because they have no brains.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    8MM
    It's sickeningly violent!
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    Enervated, torpid, slack, dreary and, oh yes, nasty, brutish and long.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    Here's what I really like about The Mod Squad: Nobody in it gives a damn.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    This is supposed to be funny? It was so depressing I almost started to cry.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    The kinetics aren't that good, the twaddle is off the charts and the characters seem written by monkeys on amphetamines with crayons.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    Not a second of it is believable; not a tenth of a second of it is refreshing; not a millionth of a second is worthwhile
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    It's all too silly to bother. Without style and attitude, nothing gets old faster than horror.

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