Walter Addiego
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For 454 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Rescue Dawn
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 454
454 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    While there's a certain staid feeling to the production, it does deliver a solid working-over to the era's gentry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This easygoing movie fully captures the couple's charm and offers a unique look at the '60s and '70s New York art scene.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The joy is in the details - from the animated credits to the perky pop score to the pre-"Mad Man" hair, clothes and general sensibility.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A simple story told with economy, Wadjda is a notable example of old-school, humanistic filmmaking. It's also genuinely groundbreaking: the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first film directed by a Saudi woman.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie saves most of its modest number of jolts for its last quarter or so, which makes them all the more intense. They stick in your craw - and be warned, they're not for the squeamish.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The hits just keep on coming in Muscle Shoals, a hugely entertaining, perhaps overlong, documentary about the renowned recording studios in the small Alabama town of the film's title. It's mandatory viewing for fans of the classic rock, soul and rhythm and blues of the 1960s and '70s.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The veteran filmmakers, siblings Lisa and Rob Fruchtman, accentuate the positive, while acknowledging the obstacles. They also realize Rwanda's trauma can't be denied - a handful of women recount harrowing stories of their experiences during the genocide and its aftermath. Some have parents or husbands still in prison for war crimes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Jia is passionate about his characters, but that never compromises his considerable artistic control.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The director takes an unpromising premise - the switched-at-birth plot - and gives us something that's touching and unexpected.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie has lots of ironic humor, especially in the earlier segments, and laughter doesn't disappear entirely when the thriller element kicks in.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Director Patrick Creadon, who in 2006 made the entertaining "Wordplay," about crossword fanatics, probably errs on the side of advocacy here. But give him credit for acknowledging that idealistic endeavors don't always pay off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A gripping documentary about the most exacting and expensive scientific experiment ever conducted, and one that may be among the most significant.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This film doesn't feel obliged to pick a winner or lob easy answers; it aims to observe, with humor and humanity, with penetration and without oversimplifying.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An engaging documentary attempt to probe her mystery, and it offers some answers - she was secretive and stubborn, a hoarder of epic proportions who seems to have had fits of instability. She also wasn't always nice to her young charges.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The documentary Watermark is close to the cinematic equivalent of a coffee-table book. It relies heavily on visuals and offers minimal context. The project has a pro-environment feeling, which comes across implicitly, not through browbeating or preaching.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The resulting film is a rich mix of movements and cultural phenomena that occurred not only in the United States, but several European countries.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The filmmaker works with economy and has a knack for creating a sense of foreboding, which is good because the plot is simply a working out of the old saw that violence begets violence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    For those willing to overlook its few slips into heavy-handedness, Corpo Celeste tells a compelling story of a 12-year-old girl thrust into a strange new world.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    For a while, you can feel like a part of the golden circle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An intense and affecting report on the experiences of U.S. troops in one of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's fascinating stuff, but secondary to Ebert's genuine passion for the movies, which, if anything, grew toward the end of his life. He saw film as a great civilizing force, "a machine that generates empathy," as he says in the film. If that idea appeals to you, see Life Itself.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Questions of politics and policy, even urgent ones, seem pretty dry after watching Henry and the other elderly patients come to life. Those scenes are a revelation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    See Love Is Strange for its sensitivity and understated jokes, but mainly for Lithgow and Molina's expertly modulated work, which pulls the movie back when it threatens to stray into melodrama or heavy-handedness.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a nightmare fairy tale that can be very difficult to watch.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    My Old Lady is affecting, even if many of the revelations and high-voltage speeches occur at predictable moments. But if you can look past this formulaic side, it's a movie worth seeing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    For a good, straight-ahead noirish crime thriller, you could do a lot worse than A Walk Among the Tombstones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A potent and disturbing experience. Fortunately it’s much more, offering sharp performances and genuine drama.

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