Walter Addiego

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For 569 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Crumb
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 569
569 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Filmmaker Doris Yeung tries to mix a whodunit with a story of explosive family dynamics, but the effort succumbs to a weak script and a one-note lead performance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Perhaps the film's greatest strength is the performance by Kwanten, who appears in HBO's "True Blood" and may be familiar from his lead role in the big-screen Aussie thriller "Red Hill." Dermody also does well.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    No target is too obvious for Salvation Boulevard, a farrago of cheap shots aimed at Christian fundamentalism. It's a blunderbuss satire that criminally wastes a talented cast.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Depressing. So is director Marshall Curry's avowal in the press notes that the film will leave viewers with "a more nuanced view of the world."
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A fast-moving Congolese crime thriller loaded with graphic sex and violence - basically an exploitation picture. But it's hard to surrender to the gritty flow because the story is stitched together from such crushingly familiar bits.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Le Quattro Volte may sound like art-house tedium, but in fact it's a movie of grave beauty, serene pace and surprising humor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Among the film's more intriguing revelations is the key role California's almond crop plays in the nation's bee industry.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie's mixture of romance and noir, its air of menace and a certain occasional playfulness suggest the filmmakers have been thinking about Polanski and Hitchcock.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Art history lessons don't get much better: Cave of Forgotten Dreams presents the world's oldest paintings captured by one of film's great visionaries.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The most amazing act in the Gran Circo Mexico doesn't take place in the ring - it's the grind between performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Cunningham's work is about seeing and teaching us how to see, and that should be plenty for us.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Wilson is basically playing an even more feckless version of his "Office" character, Dwight, another intense and self-deluded doofus. It's a character that works better in smaller doses.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There are odd comic moments, but this is a bleak, nighttime, nightmare world, where the couple seem to have about the same chance at a happy outcome as the accident victims.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It serves up a broad humanistic lesson with absurdism and black comedy more sad than barbed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Carbon Nation serves us a full portion of scary statistics, but overall tries to accentuate the positive.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    For some, this sort of thinking is a much-needed revolution in human consciousness. For others, it's little more than New Age platitudes and questionable science.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A doleful melodrama. There are some intense, moving sequences, but too much emotional badgering and a general shortage of finesse.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    What stays with the viewer is a sense of a man unraveling from his own mistakes and weaknesses.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This was obviously a labor of love for Soderbergh, and a fitting memorial to the artist.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Aims to make epic drama of Algeria's battle for independence, but there are moments when you would swear you're watching a "Godfather" knockoff.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Some of the movie probably will mystify viewers not steeped in Middle Eastern history and culture, but a good deal of the humor can be appreciated by anybody.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Rao avoids high drama, and while there is humor, the film's tone is one of melancholy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A captivating mix of formality, ambiguity and offbeat humor. On the surface a simple fable, it's actually much more.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The entertaining work by Spacey and Pepper is a good thing because the film has problems, including an utter lack of subtlety.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's dark fun, in the spirit of "Gremlins."

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