Stephen Hunter

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For 936 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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Twilight Samurai
Lowest review score: 0 Speed 2: Cruise Control
Score distribution:
936 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Stephen Hunter
    Like too many Thanksgiving dinners, too much squabbling really wreaks havoc on the digestion. Football, anyone?
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Fun, if you're inclined toward cynicism, contempt, nihilism and cool stuff like that.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Hunter
    It's a brilliant, profound movie, but it's almost no fun at all.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    In its quiet way, Ride With the Devil is terrific.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    Far from an amusing romp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    You have to see this to believe it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Held together by the intensity of its focus.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Demonstrates that sometimes the simplest stories are the most profound, and certainly possess the most moral authority. It's a film that emphasizes loyalty and sacrifice, values that have become jokes in most other films these days.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    It's nothing less than a spiritual journey set in New Jersey.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Hunter
    A brilliant film--vivid, haunting, intelligent and in good taste, wonderfully acted, wonderfully written and directed.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 0 Stephen Hunter
    Tells us nothing we didn't already know, and it tells it over and over and over.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    The baseball half of the story just slightly works. ... Nothing in [the other] half of the film works.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Stephen Hunter
    You may have as much fun tearing it apart in its aftermath as you do watching it, but the fun is still genuine.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    Manages to make sex look like no fun at all.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Stephen Hunter
    The plot feels arbitrary and seems driven to invent new places for its protagonists to go, as if to justify a budget on which Woody Allen could have made six much better films.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen Hunter
    Like nothing else that's played in months.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Stephen Hunter
    Fitfully amusing but nothing remarkable
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Stephen Hunter
    The film is nowhere near the level of Pontecorvo's masterpiece, or even his subsequent flawed allegory on Vietnam, "Burn!," but is clearly the work of a natural coming into the full range of his powers.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Stephen Hunter
    The French now proudly prove they can make a big stupid violent cop movie, just like our gifted Hollywood professionals.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Stephen Hunter
    It's zany. Actually, it's so zany it's almost creepy.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Stephen Hunter
    Suffers from all the excesses of the genre: gunfights that go on and on and on, a plot that is almost incomprehensible.

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