Walter Addiego

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For 548 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 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Rescue Dawn
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 548
548 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This is highly skilled filmmaking, but the movie is not for everybody — the relationship involves dominance and submission, sexual games played at a high pitch. This material falls short of pornographic, but still packs plenty of erotic punch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    What Laika achieves is an effective mixture of hyper-real and hyper-stylized, a combination that keeps “Kubo” appealing to the eye for audiences of all ages. If the film’s plotting and dialogue had measured up, “Kubo” might have been a masterpiece.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Really doesn't pay off much.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    So there’s talent on view here, but in service of a questionable proposition, with the whole thing tiptoeing toward the exploitative. It would be nice to see Mascaro try his hand at less volatile material.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Skillfully made and offering moments of great power, the French Canadian drama Incendies nevertheless overplays its hand, piling tragedy on tragedy until we feel browbeaten with misery.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Mainly for those who already know and like Jodorowsky’s work.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film refuses to soft-pedal Dickinson’s heartbreaking descent into bitterness and near-misanthropy, but sometimes operates with a heavy-handedness that’s certainly at odds with her poetry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Like Someone in Love is best suited to viewers already familiar with this extraordinary filmmaker's better work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The Dance of Reality may not succeed, but it may hold some interest to cinephiles as a relic of a kind of extravagant, overheated personal cinema that doesn't exist anymore.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    There's no getting around it. Though it's not without virtues, The Loneliest Planet may try the patience of even the most dedicated lovers of art film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Well made, but it's a talkfest that wears its stage origins on its sleeve.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    His personal efforts are praiseworthy, but if glacial melting is in fact the "canary in the climate coal mine" (his words), the movie might have given us a bit less of Balog and a bit more of the startling sequences he produced.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    In short, a nice, predictable film unlikely to linger in the memory.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    the movie comes perilously close to implicitly justifying the killing that sparked the plot - a killing, by the way, that is close to senseless.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Capably made but simplistic story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film is beautiful but troubled, achieving in stretches the director's signature dreamy mood but dragged down by narrative confusions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film is well acted, with especially strong work by Alonso and Zegers. And director Larraín 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    While recognizably Ceylan's work, is more of a genre piece - a noirish suspense film - and less successful.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    I'll stick out my neck and say that Park Chan Wook's wildly gruesome Thirst is the most whacked-out version of an Emile Zola novel ever to reach the screen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    To be sure, Censored Voices can hardly be seen as anything but a political document, one that shares Oz’s views.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    There’s something to be said for simply watching Blanchett at work. Without the contribution of this exceptionally talented actress, Manifesto would be rough going indeed. With it, the film rises — barely — above the category of “enough already.”
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Occasionally funny and touching, but often embarrassing and cringe-inducing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Director Abdullah Oguz gives us lots of nice scenery, but the simplistic story and characters strain credibility. What's more, the climactic plot turn is as hokey as it gets.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It's the story of a young married couple undone by a family tragedy, but the film loses its way, at one point turning into a political harangue.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Though short on subtlety, A Walk on the Moon does offer the consolation of some decent performances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It's an apocalyptic ghost story with some eerie images and a surprising turn toward the end, but it bogs down considerably between the good scenes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Boy
    The New Zealand feature Boy almost pulls off the trick of merging cartoonish humor and '80s pop culture with a story glancing at deeper family issues. The film has an appealing 11-year-old hero, but in the end feels half baked.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It doesn’t really add up, either as a psychological portrait or moral commentary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Do Not Resist amounts to little more than a grab bag. Viewers looking for depth will have to find it elsewhere.

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