Walter Addiego

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For 567 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Gomorrah
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 567
567 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Beguiling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A loose, amiable documentary tracking several decades in the life of this most unusual farmer.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The ending is a disappointment, a perfunctory upbeat gesture.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film is dazzling and bewildering in equal measure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An understated story of coping with emotional blows that offers a compelling portrait of a decent man.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film may work best as a supplement to the underwhelming three-hour-plus extravaganza broadcast in February to celebrate “SNL’s” 40th anniversary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Brower's legacy, however, is beyond question. Historian Starr calls him "an American hero," and though Brower was a prickly sort and a zealot, that judgment sounds right.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Much of what we see is revealing, but I was unable to quell an occasional sense that the dice were being loaded, that the subjects were being given just enough rope to hang themselves.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A giddy French comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The veteran Baker anchors the proceedings, and you would like to see more of her character.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's hard to argue with the movie's basic point. Dr. Robert Lustig of UCSF sums it up in three words: "Sugar is poison."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Marshall has an astounding instinct for popular entertainment. He's done it again with The Other Sister.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Depending on your tolerance for talking Chihuahuas, this could make for a fun family night out.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Don’t expect profundities on the ethics of cloning. And don’t expect Oscar-worthy acting. Senese’s accomplishment — and it’s done with a certain restraint — is to replicate the look and feel of ’70s horror films, which had become more assaultive on audience sensibilities than their predecessors, breaking taboos and borrowing techniques from exploitation films.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Defamation tries to give all sides a full airing, but it's not hard to guess the director's own feeling. At the end, he says, "Putting too much emphasis on the past, as horrific as it has been, is holding us back."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Parents should note the PG rating. There's little bloodshed, but several fight scenes, lots of loud roaring and some overwhelming special effects sequences could vex younger viewers.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film is merciless in showing the obstacles faced by a down-and-out couple in strip-mall Florida, but there's a modicum of hope in the genuine love the characters share.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a nightmare fairy tale that can be very difficult to watch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Nye’s focus on work has had a deleterious effect on his social life. Some of Nye’s issues are no doubt the result of lifelong fears that he may be struck by a neurological condition called Ataxia that runs in his family, but which so far has not affected him.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Teller’s work is the film’s soul, and he completely convinces us of Vinny’s affability, flaws and steely determination. The performance has intelligent touches, some of them comic — such as the hint that Vinny’s rehab battle is heroic but also a bit goofy. It’s the kind of thing that first-rate actors can pull off.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A dead woman tells her own harrowing story in the documentary God Knows Where I Am. It’s the kind of movie you need to be prepared for — its most intense moments have echoes of tragic literature.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There's a sense of genuineness throughout Girlfight.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There so much entertaining information in Art & Copy, a documentary about modern advertising, that it takes a while to realize we are being sold something
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Art history lessons don't get much better: Cave of Forgotten Dreams presents the world's oldest paintings captured by one of film's great visionaries.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Despite the increase in seriousness, the film's mood is buoyant, as it's impossible not to root for these appealing if flawed youngsters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This flawed drama about a self-destructive young actress and her reclusive novelist father has its rewards, mainly in some good performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Living in Emergency is sobering, in part because it powerfully conveys that, despite the group's heroic efforts, its impact is "a drop in a sea of oceans." There's never enough time, supplies or volunteers, but, as one of the doctors notes, "the demand is pretty much infinite."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Engaging to watch partly because of the three young stars’ personalities — despite a few adolescent squabbles, they remain likable sorts.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a celebration of a shady landmark, but also a lament.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Overall, it's a nice melding of sci-fi and a crime story.

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