For 31 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wade Major's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 90 Ajami
Lowest review score: 0 Date Night
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
31 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Wade Major
    Aggressively impressionistic and unapologetically spiritual, Malick's long-gestating meditation on the meaning of life is, if nothing else, a singularly original and deeply personal film - a growing rarity in American cinema.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Wade Major
    A timely and timeless look at the intersecting lives, fortunes and fates of Jews, Christians and Muslims in the fragile Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa, Israel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Wade Major
    Compellingly taut and existentially thoughtful, this exceptional Euro-American hybrid is perfectly pitched for the kind of crossover success previously enjoyed by Guillaume Canet's 2006 surprise hit "Tell No One."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Wade Major
    Uproariously funny.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Wade Major
    Not to be overlooked are the film's wealth of fine supporting performances and technical contributions-the always wonderful Emily Mortimer, Martin Ruhe's extraordinary cinematography and Kave Quinn's incisive production design each playing a part in what must be considered one of the very best films of the first half of 2010.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Wade Major
    Beautiful Boy is a discerning film lover's off-season tonic, regardless of where, when or how it's seen. What matters most is simply that it be seen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Wade Major
    A whipsmart twist on a particular kind of romantic comedy.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Wade Major
    Meticulously thoughtful and economical in its execution, from its camerawork to its editing, Farhadi's carefully wrought narrative and the ways it handles the fragile emotions of its characters truly sets it apart, not only from contemporary Iranian cinema but world cinema in general.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Wade Major
    Fans of "Train of Life" will undoubtedly embrace the picture's similarly ragtag collection of clever, lovable misfits.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Wade Major
    A superbly well-crafted film, faithful to its cultural and cinematic heritage, and easily one of the most enjoyable entertainments of a still nascent 2011 post-holiday season.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Wade Major
    A powerful and provocative look at the seismology of the Iranian social order and the connective tissue that sustains Iranian women in particular.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Wade Major
    It's a mood piece more than a conventional documentary and it should do comfortably above average business on the theatrical documentary circuit, particularly given its location on the list of Oscar nominated documentaries.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Wade Major
    Casting is almost uniformly first rate with Cox, Purefoy and the always brilliant Giamatti providing noteworthy standouts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Wade Major
    Though less splashy than "Red Cliff," or for that matter "Hero," or even "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," the picture nonetheless embraces a classic melodramatic approach to an otherwise familiar Ching Dynasty tale, delivering one of the most bracing Asian period films in many years.

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