Walter Addiego

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For 520 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 1.1 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: 46 out of 520
520 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film is far from perfect but has enough going on to compensate for its excessive length and some sentimentality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Presenting Princess Shaw looks and feels like a DIY project, which is fine because the documentary is really a hymn to self-reliance — although bolstered with a modest amount of plain old luck.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Rao avoids high drama, and while there is humor, the film's tone is one of melancholy.
    • 82 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The result is a thrill ride with enough plunges and turns and loop-the-loops to make it worth a spin. What the picture lacks is the magic and resonance you feel in the best of popular entertainments.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The actor suffered deeply, and however much he’s responsible for that, it’s hard not to feel some compassion for a bright and sensitive artist who, at least early on, seemed full of life.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Who can resist a good horse story? Simply and directly made, Dark Horse is a rousing documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It may not sound funny, but there's a bleakly comic air about the story, and a bit of surrealism, suggesting the most caustic side of the Coen brothers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Does about as good a job as any film could be expected to.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's impossible to listen to Francesca's parents, deadly serious about art as a higher calling, without feeling both saddened and disturbed.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Entertaining but predictable, and too long.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Works a familiar mine and produces more than a few nuggets. It's a good tonic, if one's still needed, for '80s-style cynicism: Greed is not good.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film doesn't see any contradictions between the man and his work, which is folkloric, mostly upbeat, often humorous. Both art and artist are outsized and entertaining, and that's about all that Bel Borba Aqui has to say.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    If you stare at it too hard, In Another Country, an exercise in drollery from South Korea's Hong Sang-soo, simply evaporates. But if you take the film as the bauble it is, you'll be entertained by its lighthearted wit, social observations and resolute sidestepping of profundity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film's sense of intimacy, its closeness to real people and painful events, allows it to reach a deeper place than more conventional pieces of political rhetoric.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The scale is small, but Jellyfish has deep currents.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s a lot of ground to cover, but if the movie fails to plumb the depth of Lear’s mystery, it succeeds in being an entertaining look at an influential figure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A powerful polemic leavened with moments of beauty and humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Gets blue-ribbon results from its thoroughbred cast of improvisational comics.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Creating this kind of otherworldly mood takes exceptional talent, and this is a film worth experiencing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    What's on the screen may not be a letter-perfect Mansfield Park, but something true to its spirit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A sobering documentary.
    • 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.
    • 75 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.

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