For 908 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Out of Sight
Lowest review score: 0 The King and I
Score distribution:
908 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    An infectious (in a good way) documentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    In its way, the film is a piercing indictment, though it makes its point without much screaming, hectoring or preening. It's quietly terrific.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Hunter
    It's funny, it's heartbreaking, it's scary, it's exhilarating. It's got love stuff and lots of laughs and cool gunfights. It's really long and it feels like it's over in 15 minutes. It does something so few movies do these days: It satisfies.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    A brisk, entertaining and even moving exploration of the sometimes frayed intersection where Christianity meets homosexuality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Stephen Hunter
    The sad truth is that Wonder Boys is little more than a sentimentalized encomium to the disheveled, childish life it ascribes to writers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It's sad, funny, shocking and completely unlike any movie in a dozen years.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    This is another unhelpful screed, uncontaminated by sense or perspective, that preaches loudly to the choir.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The Pixar people have an extreme talent for conjuring imagery that is both soaring in its majesty but also resonant -- it's a stylization but acute enough to carry emotional meaning.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Stephen Hunter
    The movie's surrender to banality is all the more dispiriting because it gets off to such a good start.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The director Vaughn has a flair not merely for action and ambiance but also for character.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    It is a rabble-rousing cheerfest, based on a true story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    An exuberance, a celebration, a hoot, a kick and a half.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Hunter
    It seems to celebrate him more for his attitude, his fashionably leftist politics, his fame and his friendships than for any meaningful accomplishment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    The interplay between Glass and Lane is riveting and rigorous.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    There's a kind of liberating, almost transforming energy in this film; it lights you up and sends you out all giddy with silliness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The audience is treated to one extraordinary vision after another; the sense of a world literally being destroyed around the principal actors, the sense of their flight through panic and destruction, the sense of concussion, collapse, rubble and ruin.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    I can't remember a film that sees the here and now more precisely, one that offers total believability in the tone and motive of its characters and then goes further, showing us a whole and completely recognizable world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    If you love the theater, you've got to see the film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    The movie is taut, fast, achingly authentic and terribly melancholy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    It's not fierce, it's not angry, it's not radical, it's polite and what might be called "life-affirming." But it does have a couple of attributes most movies don't.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    A surprisingly lush, well-produced film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It's funny and human and really pretty damned wonderful, all at once.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Although nowhere near the class of its equine hero, is quite a satisfying ride.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    I don't think "Queimada" is as great a movie as "Battle of Algiers," but it retains its vitality, its outrage, its savagery and its spirit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    What is so impressive about Welcome to Sarajevo is its cool restraint: Like the best of journalism, it never stoops to sensationalize or sermonize, but merely observes. It's about the facts rather than something called The Truth. [9Jan1998 Pg. D.01]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    The much ballyhooed movie, far from great and far from short (2 1/2 hours!), is still great fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Anyhow, either as history at its most inspiring or moviemaking at its most exciting, The Tunnel is a trip.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Possibly without meaning to, the younger Wexler has made a superb examination not of professional cinematography -- really, who cares? -- but of the eternal bad business between fathers and sons.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    A dead-on sense of how rich kids live and talk today, a sense of the melancholy of a dysfunctional family, and some great dark laughs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    As long as it stayed mainstream dirty it was okay, but when it got into perversions the American Psychiatric Society hasn't even named yet, it left me behind.