Stephen Hunter
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For 913 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Army of Shadows
Lowest review score: 0 Wet Hot American Summer
Score distribution:
913 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    It continually crashes and burns on its own banality.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    I found it a rough night at the flickers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Between bad hair and tonal irregularity, the movie doesn't give you much to like.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    You can't make an epic about a mouse.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Now and then sputters to comic life but more usually wheezes along.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Tries so hard to be cool that it forgets to be alive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    It orders you to love it. It demands love, which is the best way not to get it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    The movie itself may be a species of Montezuma's revenge.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    The baseball half of the story just slightly works. ... Nothing in [the other] half of the film works.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Manages to make sex look like no fun at all.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    It's zany. Actually, it's so zany it's almost creepy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    The story the film tells ruins the movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    It just never began to work for me, and the sub story behind the ghost story is far more interesting than the ghost story in front of the sub story.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Crazy? Crazy is too mild a word by far to describe the twisted worm at play inside the skull of the Canadian director David Cronenberg -- And that craziness is given full vent in the vomitorium called eXistenZ.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Fast and furious, shallow, empty, casually racist, merry, jaunty, silly and utterly weightless.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    It's too bloody to be funny and too silly to be dramatic and too self-indulgent to be anything other than what it is, one more bad movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    It's just silly, loud and goofy. The dragon needed a bigger part and the two stars smaller ones.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    There's nothing wrong with Uptown Girls that not seeing it won't fix.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    It never makes much sense.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    In the end, Gerry is beyond the simple question of pleasure. Seeing it may be no fun at all, but then discomfort is part of the price one pays in learning.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Thankfully, after its terrific start, Don't Say a Word transmogrifies so totally into Hollywood hooey that it's actually a relief. I'd hate to see a disturbance in the karmic perfection of Douglas's pitch-pure mediocrity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Duvall is a great actor in the homestretch of a great career; it's hard to hold this trifle against him, and certainly nobody will.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    In the end, Unfaithful leaves you dispirited and grumpy: All that money spent, all that talent wasted, all that time gone forever, and for what? It's an ill movie that bloweth no man to good.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Everything in it is a cliche including the end.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Big, dull and empty -- nobody associated with this production appears to have thought hard about storytelling.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Max
    Mad Max just sails off into nonsense.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Stuck in that no man's land between comedy and banal movie mob action, and it delivers on neither of these impulses with any force.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    The movie is so disturbing that it seems nearly blasphemous. I wouldn't wish it on an anthrax spore. After all, anthrax has feelings, too.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Put another movie on the barbie, mate; maybe it'll be better.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Relentlessly beautiful and wholly annoying.