Walter Addiego

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For 530 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Gimme Shelter (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 530
530 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The characters are mostly likable, and despite some comic sallies the film takes a compassionate stance toward them. But it feels like a glossy, overly neat take on what should be an explosive topic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The tales are worthwhile, but it's challenging to find a common thread among them that goes beyond vague generalities.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The dramatic payoff is a bit disappointing; the movie is often overwrought; and its sense of its own importance finally wears you down.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Offers some memorable stories, but it simply tries too hard.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    At some point, the movie itself crosses the line, from a modestly thoughtful attempt to extrapolate a drama from real and urgent events to a generic action piece with predictable good and bad guys and pat, civics-book morals.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Your heart will go out to Shlain, who clearly adored her father. But other parts of Connected may remind you of an Al Gore lecture.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Really doesn't pay off much.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Occasionally funny and touching, but often embarrassing and cringe-inducing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film is well acted, with especially strong work by Alonso and Zegers. And director LarraĆ­n has a powerful knack for depicting human monsters. But he stacks the deck so heavily that at times the film can seem like simple-minded anti-clericalism, and at least some viewers are bound to resist.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Wilson is basically playing an even more feckless version of his "Office" character, Dwight, another intense and self-deluded doofus. It's a character that works better in smaller doses.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    I liked this movie somewhat, even if I'm not sure exactly what it means. Possibly it has something to do with arriving home, in the broadest sense. But in a Maddin film, uncertainty comes with the territory.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This ambitious and sometimes entertaining Brazilian feature tries to pull off a tricky maneuver but doesn't quite get it done.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film has a good cast, and is competently made in a plain-vanilla way, but its greatest appeal will be to those who share its endorsement of traditional religious values.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    In Amigo, a story of the Philippine-American War, veteran filmmaker John Sayles allows his political convictions to get the better of him. The movie is a heavy-handed attack on U.S. imperialism with little to compensate in the way of character interest and genuine drama.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Perhaps the film's greatest strength is the performance by Kwanten, who appears in HBO's "True Blood" and may be familiar from his lead role in the big-screen Aussie thriller "Red Hill." Dermody also does well.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Goes south as a sci-fi film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It's a sumptuously mounted melodrama that aims to make a big statement about big themes, but a stilted quality in the filmmaking drags it down.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Don't fault Thirlby, who does as much as she can with the material. Krasinski is pretty good, and DeWitt and Ennenga are outstanding. The direction is decent, and the film is handsome. But it's finally frustrating, enigmatic in a way that suggests emptiness more than mystery.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This love letter to man's best friend will make dog fanciers roll over and do tricks. It's so warmhearted, you'll want to run out and hug the nearest big, sloppy mutt. And while you're watching it, have your handkerchief ready.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A film that's hard to watch and hard to recommend.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This is middling Woody, at best: For every funny line or sequence, there's at least one misfire.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The new film pokes heavyhanded fun at extreme conservatives and has a "power to the people" sub-theme, but it's full of ultra-violence and is dragged down by standard scare tactics, thin characters and the absurdities of the premise.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Relies on slapstick scenes that are neither essential nor especially clever.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The sum here is less than the parts, which have problems of their own.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    By the time the women pull off their climactic stunt, the film's been undone by its ungainly mix of heavy-handed comedy and melodrama.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A weakly performed rehash of master-slave role-reversal tales.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    City of Angels will probably work better for some people than it did for a crusty fellow like me. I feel guilty that I don't like this movie more. I think the devil got the better of me.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    While the film raises simple but deeply puzzling questions about memory and identity, the hit-or-miss search for answers by the subject and assorted experts, family and friends is finally unsatisfying.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This splatter film is set in Norway, but rest assured, it sticks with the formula. The young people to be killed off are just as obnoxious as their counterparts in American gorefests.

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