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 Election
Lowest review score: 0 The King and I
Score distribution:
913 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Embraces reality, humanity and compassion, as leavened by wisdom and wit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A considerable kick, though it would have helped if one of the boys had wiped off the lens of the camera once in a while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Certainly no feel-good flick of the summer. But it's always tough and honest.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    An eensy-weensy movie sustained by two utterly gigantic performances.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Phone Booth is 82 New York minutes long, all of them exciting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Although nowhere near the class of its equine hero, is quite a satisfying ride.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Let it swindle you; it's part of the fun. In fact, it's all of the fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    There've been dozens of shotgun movies, most of them directed by Sam Peckinpah ("The Wild Bunch," "The Getaway") but Berg is inventive...All this, and Christopher Walken too? What more could a fella ask for?
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    A lot of bigger movies won't provoke you half as much.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The film occasionally drags -- a money transfer scene set in a department store lasts longer than several geologic epochs -- but it's so funny and the plot twists are so sudden and violent it's great fun.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Delightful, delicious and destructive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It is kept watchable and empathetic by the energy of the superb performances and the sense of complete freshness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Generally quite amusing, with a brilliant cast.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Takes its absurd premise and keeps itself narrowly focused, pushing its heroic cast through obstacle after obstacle.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    So drippy and slippery you'll feel that you're hiding in Kevin Costner's nasal passages during the filming of "Waterworld."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Its images of the destruction of the cities is far more powerful than in American films, where the cities are trashed for the pure pleasure of destruction, without any real sense of human loss.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The movie is powerful, if numbing. What movie about a massacre isn't?
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Strayed has the strange clarity of a fable. It strips everything away until only instincts and emotions are left.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It stays in character, small, human, bitter and sad.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Frequently funny, just as frequently repulsive, it's filmed in Waters's trademark deadpan style that some adore and some loathe.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's a terrific film because each of the characters is so fiercely felt.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Will seem a classic if you're stoned, and only slightly less funny if you're straight.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    The film is slick, beautifully acted and completely entrancing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    John Waters may not be a great filmmaker, but he's usually onto something, and A Dirty Shame is onto something big.
    • 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.