Todd VanDerWerff

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For 7 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd VanDerWerff's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 75 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Lowest review score: 16 God's Not Dead
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
7 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Todd VanDerWerff
    Director Chiemi Karasawa is on her best footing when she deals with Stritch not as a Broadway icon and occasional film and TV star, but rather as a woman approaching 90 and holding on thanks to lack of filtering and an indomitable will to perform.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Todd VanDerWerff
    Director David Leitch is a little too nonchalant about the gigantic pile of corpses his heroine leaves in her wake. But damned if it doesn’t look cool as hell. And sometimes in life...all you want is something that looks super awesome, regardless of whether it makes any sense. Atomic Blonde manages that trick in spades.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Todd VanDerWerff
    Burdened with tangential musings, The Cold Lands is at its most effective when grappling with those who believe themselves so self-reliant that they refuse help from anyone—be it government, charity, or just a well-meaning friend.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Todd VanDerWerff
    Like all Pixar movies, Cars 3 is gorgeous...but like most of the studio’s 2010s output, its storytelling is perhaps too complicated to really register. The movie is constantly trying to outmaneuver itself, leading to a film that’s pleasant but not much more.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Todd VanDerWerff
    There’s fun to be had in The Last Knight, if you can find it among the chaos — and if you can remember it after the fact.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Todd VanDerWerff
    Dead Men Tell No Tales tries to serve far too many masters with its story.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 16 Todd VanDerWerff
    Even by the rather lax standards of the Christian film industry, God’s Not Dead is a disaster.

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