For 312 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steve Davis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The Straight Story
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 312
312 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Davis
    It's the most compelling American movie to come around in a long, long time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Davis
    Its simplicity belies an emotional complexity that will linger in your mind like a gentle dream.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Davis
    Unlike other filmmakers in the autumn or winter of their careers, Eastwood doesn't seem content to rest on his laurels and give his audiences the tried and the true. For that reason, among many others, he and Million Dollar Baby are true champions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Davis
    Given its nonlinear structure, Your Name requires your trust, but once you place your faith in screenwriter/director Shinkai’s expert hands, the reward will come. (Not surprisingly, the film is the fourth-highest-grossing film in Japan’s history.)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Davis
    Near-perfect in every way, The Hours is a compelling meditation on making the most of what we're given in life. For some, it may be too cerebral a film experience, but for those who blissfully fall into its finely tuned modulations, The Hours is timeless.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Davis
    While all of the performances in this movie are superb, Harris’ turn here is hands-down award-worthy.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Davis
    Brutal yet elegant, 12 Years a Slave is a beautifully rendered punch to the gut about the most shameful chapter in American history.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    At long, long last: the real thing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    No talking heads here, just Marlon in all his magnificent complexity. For any cineaste, it’s a mind-blowing experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    Snap! That’s the crack of people teetering on the verge in each of the six segments in the perversely entertaining Argentinian film Wild Tales, a more-than-deserving recent Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    It’s a movie from which you can’t look away, no matter how hard you may try.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    Although the stellar contributions to this supremely intelligent film are many, there's no mistake that the presence of director Redford dominates the film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    If you’re yearning to take a sentimental journey, Brooklyn is the perfect destination.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    This is a movie you feel deeply in the pit of your stomach. Sometimes, it literally hurts to watch it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    This fresh adaptation shakes the dust off Jane Austen's early 19th-century novel of manners and gives it a good airing out. The result is a witty and lovesick skirmish of the sexes that exceeds all expectations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    Like Spencer Tracy, Gene Hackman, and others who have made acting on the big screen seem so easy while taking us on a journey that is far from simple, Clooney is the real thing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    While the underdog element of this tale is emotionally gratifying, it’s the humanity on unadorned display here that will move you beyond words.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    Director Ceyda Torun was born in Istanbul and lived there as a young girl, leaving the city with her family at age 11 to live in Jordan and later New York City, but it’s abundantly clear her heart has never left her birthplace. Kedi is a valentine to her childhood home.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    As Dawn, Matarazzo isn't afraid to evoke the horrors of puberty with a straightforward charmlessness: She's gawky, unhappy, and confused, while her tingling of sexual desire downright gives you the shivers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    From its brilliant and sublime opening sequence to its self-reflexive ending, The Player distills everything that's wrong with the American film industry with the precision of someone who's been there.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    One thing about this extremely talented artist: He never sees anything in just black-and-white.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    The set and art direction are superb, evoking Sixties and Seventies décor with a dazzling precision.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    Whether strutting like a bantam rooster for the Lord, fervently calling himself a “genuine Holy Ghost, Jesus-filled preaching machine,” or humbly acknowledging the folly of his actions, Duvall inhabits the character of Sonny, completely disappearing into the man's skin.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    Close is a true joy. Without question, she's the heart and soul of Cookie's Fortune.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    Big Night is, in a word, delicious.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    Even when it feels packaged like a holiday entertainment that aims to please, watching Dreamgirls is like being on cloud nine.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Steve Davis
    The dialogue is scattered with so many beautiful gems that conversations glitter.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Steve Davis
    A valentine to the happenstance miracle of lovers and other strangers, a movie that regards modern romance as something that is, ultimately, old-fashioned to its core.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Steve Davis
    For the incomparable Streep, it’s yet another performance in high C.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Steve Davis
    Iris is difficult to watch, given that it requires you to witness the transformation of the title character from a literate, vibrant woman to the ghost of her former self.

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