Stephen Hunter
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For 914 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 10 Things I Hate About You
Lowest review score: 0 Stardom
Score distribution:
914 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Jon Heder in the magnificent Napoleon Dynamite, is one of the most winning movie creations in years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    Delightful, delicious, de-lovely.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    The cutting is so sinuous and breathtaking, the music (by Danny Elfman after too much coffee) so onrushing and the camera so penetrative of the depths and heights of midtown Manhattan at cloud level, that the illusion, despite its artificiality, works. You don't believe it but you "believe" it.
    • 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]
    • Washington Post
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    What emerges is quite extraordinary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Lung-bloatingly funny.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Generally quite amusing, with a brilliant cast.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's a fine, old-fashioned 2 1/4 hours at the Bijou.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    So those seeking a softer approach to the realities of both child- and animal-rearing should search elsewhere. The rest of us, meanwhile, are free to enjoy a well-made family drama pitched to young adults that's honest, tough and surprisingly engaging.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The camera, freed to glide, flows as if through the old man's memory, discovering both the glory of his life and the tragedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The Good Shepherd is serious adult moviemaking, a truly surprising effort from De Niro, a man deeply interested in the art, craft and psychology of espionage. He seems to believe that we'd better be interested in it, because it's interested in us.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Unlike so many pagan entertainments that seem to have no moral center as they blow things up, this one in fact does. It's very small, but it's there.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A lot of bigger movies won't provoke you half as much.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It gets frenetic, in the French way, but it never stops getting amusing. This is what happens when you let grown-ups make movies.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Stunningly acted by Liam Cunningham and Orla Brady as the Cloneys.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A greatly ambitious undertaking, but from the commercial point of view quite insane. The movie is ridiculously fragile: It's like a Faberge egg, and even a twitch of foreknowledge will destroy the magic of the movie utterly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    In noir, everybody's guilty, and that's one of the pleasures of Joy Ride. The three youngsters aren't exactly innocent.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It never smirks or condescends as does, say, a Michael Moore; it never seems smug and superior, only committed and compassionate.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This movie gives it to you, as no movie has in some years. Okay, if that's not your part of the swamp, don't go into it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    As a terrifying example of what can happen when too many angry people are crowded into too small a space, it's a gripper.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Blondes may or may not have more fun, but in this one case, they certainly provide more fun.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    So childish it seems to arrive in diapers, and that's not bad; it's good.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    You have to see this to believe it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This curious documentary is something rare, evincing opposites: It's both delightful and powerful.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's without posturing or phony outrage, and offers instead something far more affecting: a deep sense of melancholy. This is the way it is, it says, and not much can be done about it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The chronological looseness is part of the pleasure of the piece, which magically reassembles in the last reel into something strong, lucid and compellingly powerful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    If you view it passively, as a well-crafted melodrama set in danger among passionate antagonists, The Boxer is rewarding enough. If you attack it intellectually, you see the degree to which it is informed by ideas and realize the power of its argument.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    He (Tobias) had a life, however, that was way off the charts in its unpredictability, and sharing it with him is fascinating.

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