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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Takes its absurd premise and keeps itself narrowly focused, pushing its heroic cast through obstacle after obstacle.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Still, the movie -- as beautifully drawn, as sleek and engaging as it is -- has the annoyance of incredible smugness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The film is more of an anthropological essay on the way young Americans relate while they make war, not love, and try to survive in the meantime.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's a very funny movie in that sniffy Brit way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This movie probably gets the Washington process better than any since Otto Preminger's underrated "Advise & Consent" in 1962. It's not about men of virtue doing the impossible, but men of flaws doing the doable, but just barely.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's so gritty it'll get under your fingernails. And it harks back to one of Hill's greatest films from the '70s, "Hard Times."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    If you're the sort of person who laughs at funerals, train wrecks, earnest political documentaries and stories about the rape of nature, you'll love Closer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The movie, though quite funny in parts, turns organically dark, and it refuses to paint a picture of a cotton-candy world. It prefers the real one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This is a movie that understands the larger-than-life appeal of the old-fashioned movie star and one of the movies' most primal appeals: beautiful people doing amusing things while talking about it cleverly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    These are great, primal stories that pull you in, make you care and put you on the edge of madness and violence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Ghastly yet wonderful at the same time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's a terrific film because each of the characters is so fiercely felt.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Tried hard to honor the spirit of the franchise, not exploit it, and take it to a new level and a surprising destination.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The movie is powerful, if numbing. What movie about a massacre isn't?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Janet McTeer doesn't imitate Mary Jo Walker, and she doesn't act her. She becomes her. It's almost spooky.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Its pleasures aren't so much in the inevitable plot complications, but in the passion of the performances and the spare beauty of the elegant framing and photography.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A well-acted first effort written and directed by Jamie Thraves.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A sturdily entertaining vehicle, easily the little guy's best American-made film.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This isn't a movie where story matters that much: It's a movie of character and milieu, both of which it evokes brilliantly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Writer-director Kirk Jones III keeps the movie resolutely brisk and light, twisting mildly this way and that but never detouring for long.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Fun, if you're inclined toward cynicism, contempt, nihilism and cool stuff like that.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It stays in character, small, human, bitter and sad.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    An Irish lark that blows in, trailing daffodils and the sniff of spring, from that adventurous releasing company Shooting Gallery Films.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Memo to left-wing anti-Bushies: Stories like this work. Don't lecture. Tell stories! Much better!
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    This unpretentious little bit of superior craftsmanship will be utterly mesmerizing to two kinds of people in particular: those who love cell phones and those who hate them.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    What a superb job director Marcus Nispel has done re-creating, yet also revising, 1974's grisly, gristly, protein-centric masterpiece.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Director Ken Loach is full of astonishments. An avowedly leftist filmmaker, he has always seen beyond political cant to compassionate reality. He's also incredibly sensitive to what might be called the nuances of life, and he always brings a high sense of spontaneous reality to his films.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    While it's no good time at the movies, Wonderland is an excruciatingly authentic experience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Has a gritty authenticity to it … captures the spectacularly crazed quality of urban violence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Grant is casually fabulous and very amusing, but all power to Firth the actor. He's the compleat Darcy, and he never wavers.

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