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

Stephen Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Addicted to Love
Lowest review score: 0 Gigli
Score distribution:
913 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's nothing less than a spiritual journey set in New Jersey.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The two women relate brilliantly, and the movie has lots of fun creating an erotic subtext between them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    While it's no good time at the movies, Wonderland is an excruciatingly authentic experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Ghastly yet wonderful at the same time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Hanson delivers something ever rarer in film culture, not a new film noir but an old-fashioned total movie, somehow of a single piece.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A portrait of a hero.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Like nothing else that's played in months.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This curious documentary is something rare, evincing opposites: It's both delightful and powerful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This film is much more atmospheric; it builds, not so much logically as viscerally, until you feel you can't escape. Lurid and overdone as it is, it's still a real disturber of the peace.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Great picture? No. Cool picture? Oui. Not as good, I must say, as the sort of thing we moron yanks were doing on our own over here – "D.O.A." is much better.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Has a gritty authenticity to it … captures the spectacularly crazed quality of urban violence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Nicely done, sweet, delicately comic and a complete delight.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Stars Audrey Tautou, gaminelike, waiflike, vivid and completely adorable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A well-acted first effort written and directed by Jamie Thraves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Its palette isn't primary at all: It's full of secondary shadings.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    In its brisk way, it's a devastating piece of work, and very brave too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Like the bitter cold in which it's set, Affliction bites hard and true.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The original was about social manipulation as blood sport. Amazing how easily it transports, themes intact, to our blighted decade, and to our children.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Simple, earnest and workmanlike, it sings of Olof, glad and big, and how he lost his -- well, we can't say what he lost.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's a whimsical tale of war and redemption, of faith, hope and even some charity...It's quite a treat, as a matter of fact.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A picture that is surely one of the oddest ever made.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Something fresh, clever and confident.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The creation of teen-girl culture seems almost pitch-perfect. The flaw is the flaw of most works of muckraking when they are held to artistic standards: It's a question of proportion.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's a fine, old-fashioned 2 1/4 hours at the Bijou.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This one is dumbest. And funniest, as if that matters even a little bit!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The documentary is fascinating, but hardly enjoyable. It's like watching ants eat an elephant.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Yes, it's a hyped, hip "Sting" for our times, with goatees, mousse and attitude as part of the update package. It's also Burns's best film since "Saving Private Ryan."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Boasts the purest of Disney raptures: It unites the generations, rather than driving them apart.