Walter Addiego

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For 535 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Hell or High Water
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 535
535 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The nonprofessional cast is convincing, especially Lacej, whose Rudina registers more strongly than Nik.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The best of the longer segments is "Steve," a piece of Pinter light starring Firth as a passive-aggressive neighbor from hell who repeatedly turns up at the door of a bickering couple (Knightley and Tom Mison) to register a series of baseless complaints.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    In all, it’s an absorbing, straightforward look at a truly alien environment. The film could be nicely paired with Werner Herzog’s “Encounters at the End of the World” (2007), a much more idiosyncratic view of Antarctic strangeness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    With his caustic humor, director de la Iglesia is being billed as "the next Almodovar."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film boasts an original score by Cuban pianist and composer Bebo Valdés, who was featured in "Calle 54."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    At first, the technique seems gimmicky, but finally it's as compelling a perspective as any to understand how these men passed through agony to some sort of peace.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    For a while, you can feel like a part of the golden circle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A harrowing story about the will to survive amid the most brutal conditions imaginable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice boils down to "The Karate Kid" meets "Harry Potter," with maybe a dash of "Ghostbusters" to keep it interesting.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An intense and chilling documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    While amusing and sometimes touching, Pleasantville is far from challenging.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This is compelling stuff, but Lilien is less successful in trying to link Pale Male's story to his own.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    If you've sworn off movies about adolescent misfits, I don't blame you, but make an exception for Terri. This modest comedy-drama declines to take the easy way out, unlike many examples of the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    One of the charms of The Red Turtle is a chance to savor the joys of clean and simple animation suggestive of the old hand-drawn school, which is part of what makes the film, a quiet, humanistic fable, one of the best of its kind in memory.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This was obviously a labor of love for Soderbergh, and a fitting memorial to the artist.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A liberating experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Nunez's style is quiet, simple and deliberate, but the film never drags.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    For some viewers, it will be more than they want to know, but for Lynch’s many partisans, it’s required watching.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's hard to decide what's worse about this feral clan residing in Brighton, England: their unspecified criminal enterprises, their penchant for bloody vengeance or their twisted family dynamic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Powerful and depressing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This elegant movie never reduces or diminishes its subjects, and leaves us to ponder a remarkable truth - that Ushio and Noriko have an abiding love that four decades of frustration, resentment and rivalry have battered but not extinguished.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This comic film from Belgium, in which God is shown as a cantankerous slob, is more mischievous than malevolent, likely to offend only the humor-impaired.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A film of stark and galling contrasts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Artful filmmaking of the old school.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    His affable, regular-guy shtick works well here, and he scatters the movie with such gleeful ads for his sponsors' products that, if his documentary work ever dries up, his next career choice is obvious.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Overall, this is a nice introduction to an amiably dour tunesmith who once wrote that "all art aspires to the condition of Top 40 bubblegum pop."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The documentary Hell and Back Again may be the closest most civilians ever get to the reality of the war in Afghanistan.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s a complicated tale, and at 92 minutes, the film is a very brief summary.

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