For 315 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Gomorrah
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 315
315 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Mike Cahill's King of California reminds me of those '70s-era pictures beloved of the counterculture about appealing rebels who go down in flames of moral victory.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Doesn't allow the story's considerable nostalgia and sentimentality to overwhelm it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Outstanding in support roles are Alison Lohman, playing a friend of Jerry's, and John Carroll Lynch, playing a neighbor who befriends Jerry.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film takes its time detailing his mundane activities, often withholding the kind of information audiences usually expect, and it's Puiu's talent to transform it all into a highly disturbing portrait - both of an individual and a society.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    You may experience Visitors as more of a sedative than a punch in the guts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Doesn't add up to much, but it's fast and funny and lets a bunch of top-drawer actors exercise their comic muscles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Director Anthony Fabian lets the story sell itself, and it does so partly on the strength of the lead performance by Sophie Okonedo.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Eventually comes into its own as a wacky commentary on the state of America in the fifth year of the Iraq war.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It serves up a broad humanistic lesson with absurdism and black comedy more sad than barbed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A giddy French comedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Painfully sincere but tired.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There's an Impressionistic feeling to all this, and sometimes it plays like a travelogue -- Bush is trying to do an awful lot at once. But the material is so compelling that we keep watching.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A lot of what takes place in Roadie feels overly familiar, and the film could have been a wallow in pathos except for the performances, especially that of Eldard.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    At its best, Gordon's work is bracing and pointed, though it's not for the queasy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A fly-on-the-wall look at the inner workings of the famed Spanish palace of avant-garde gastronomy that closed its doors in July. If you're passionate (and open-minded) about food, you'll be fascinated.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film's simplicity and intensity are aided by the crisp black-and-white photography of Tariel Meliava. Director Babluani's greenness shows itself in the ending, which is weak, but the film nevertheless stays with you.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A bonbon, not of a full-course meal. Foodies will smack their lips over many delectable shots of victuals prepared by the film's engaging protagonist, a provincial woman chosen to cook for the president of France. As a story, though, it's insubstantial - there's conflict here, but it feels perfunctory.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Perhaps Patten is trying to do to us what Rinpoche does to his followers, but the film's meandering structure and intrusive narration detract from the focus on the master.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The plot is somewhat pedestrian and the dialogue needs more zip. But it's amusing to watch the Bayaka poke good-natured fun at the gangly Larry, who has only their best interests at heart.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Tries too hard to be even-handed.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A potent drama from Yang Li, one of China's Sixth Generation filmmakers noted for the stark realism and documentary feeling of their work.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The character isn't just shtick, though. As Billy, Talen has staged many protests in Times Square and anti-shopping "interventions" at retailers, where the managers, to say nothing of the New York police, often have failed to see the humor - he's been arrested dozens of times.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Powerful and depressing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Some scenes are mild fun, but the mishaps that befall our hero aren't especially inventive, and although the South African setting provides a bit of interest, it's never really used incisively.