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 This Is Not a Film
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 315
315 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    As French crime thrillers go, this is about as good as it gets.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    The silence captured in this documentary -- a meditative look at life in the Carthusian monastery of the Grande Chartreuse in the French Alps -- may be the most eloquent you'll ever hear.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    An old-fashioned prisoner-of-war movie that becomes much more because of writer-director Werner Herzog's admiration for the remarkable true story of its protagonist, Dieter Dengler.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    In the hands of visionary filmmaker Alexander Sokurov, this simple material makes for a haunting drama about war, generational relationships and the human condition.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Both very funny and a bit of a tearjerker, with an on-the-money performance from Ricky Gervais.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    This is a vision of hell conveyed in a simple, documentary style, far removed from the sumptuous American Mafia fables.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Though the material might lend itself to heavy-handedness, director Ole Christian Madsen is steady, and he gets fine performances from the two leads and Stengade.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    The director has said that, though the story was inspired by the deaths of his parents, he hoped to make a film "brimming with life." He's succeeded.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    This Is Not a Film isn't just a film, it's a strong one. It's also an act of political defiance, a moving personal document and a meditation on what film is and can be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A gentle comedy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A droll, deadpan film, deliberately paced and told.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This nightmarish revenge drama from Korea is grueling, intense, cruel -- the very definition of extreme cinema.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The stuntwomen are also subject to the unbreakable law of Hollywood, that the advantage is always to the young and beautiful.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Beguiling.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An affable comedy (with some serious notes).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The real joy here is the gorgeous nature cinematography.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Mesmerizing documentary.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A superior adventure film with a poetic heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This is the heart-rending true story of a man with a seemingly benign preoccupation that turned into something close to madness and brought him to a terrible end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    With his caustic humor, director de la Iglesia is being billed as "the next Almodovar."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This Belgian crime thriller makes compelling viewing out of a "you can't be serious" plotline.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Richly inventive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    You need not be a believer to appreciate its humor and humanity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Powerful and depressing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Gripping.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A loose, amiable documentary tracking several decades in the life of this most unusual farmer.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's an intriguing portrait, but it makes no pretense at objectivity, erring on the side of hero worship.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This documentary about men and women performing brutal work tasks for next to no money is full of arresting and eloquent images. It has little dialogue, and little is needed.