Stephen Hunter

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For 924 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Catch Me If You Can
Lowest review score: 0 Saving Silverman
Score distribution:
924 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Huge, sprawling, and utterly absorbing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Genuine, amusing and, best of all, humanly scaled and humanely oriented.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Laurent's crime is really the crime of being European and conquering people of color. That understood, Cache is brilliant.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It gets at something exquisitely human, so human that even movie stars feel it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    The next worst thing to being there. That's how real it feels.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Charlotte Rampling takes you so far inside the pain of Marie Drillon it leaves you stirred, shaken and a little in awe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It's not the sort of film one can be said to enjoy, but it is the sort of film that has the clarity of a dream and lingers for hours.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    The interplay between Glass and Lane is riveting and rigorous.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Witherspoon's simply terrific, and it's amazing how quickly and easily she sheds speculation that she was too modern for the role.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It begins by scaring you to death by evoking a monster, and by the end it has seduced you into caring for him.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Straightforward, droll, brutally honest and arresting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It's a brilliant, profound movie, but it's almost no fun at all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Gibson may not be much of a deep thinker, but he's a heck of a storyteller. Apocalypto turns out to be not a case of Montezuma's revenge but of Gibson's: It's something entirely unexpected, a sinewy, taut poem of action.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    The longest, hardest sit of the season -- you are stuck there, a single tube of puckered muscle, waiting for the extremely ugly violence to occur -- but it is driven by performances of such luminous humanity that they break your heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    You may not want to hang with the haunted Caouettes, but the movie is so compelling, it doesn't give you a choice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    There are complications, extremely cleverly worked out. Jones is in just about every scene in this taut, provocative film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Nuanced, exquisite and predictable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    The genius of the film is its utter commitment to the Pekar point of view.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    In its insistence on the centrality of the war to the collective consciousness of mankind, it's of a piece with "The English Patient," rather than "Saving Private Ryan."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    The movie avoids sensationalism. What it requires and what it delivers is performance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It feels so real it hurts, and it's the perfect antidote to all those movies where all sorts of stuff blows up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    A character so real and poignant (yet hysterically funny), she'll linger for months or years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It takes the rock movie into regions it has never been before.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Isn't much of a movie, but it's a whale of a story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It's sad, funny, shocking and completely unlike any movie in a dozen years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    A brilliantly amusing couple of hours.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    The trick of this movie is that it's so changeable: You think you've got it nailed and it slithers away to become some other new, fabulous thing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Anyhow, either as history at its most inspiring or moviemaking at its most exciting, The Tunnel is a trip.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    For my generation, Revenge of the Sith is a brilliant consummation to a promise made a long time ago, far, far away, in a galaxy called 1977.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    May be too much suspense for some, but it's vividly powerful.

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