Walter Addiego
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For 466 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Ida
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 466
466 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Living in Emergency is sobering, in part because it powerfully conveys that, despite the group's heroic efforts, its impact is "a drop in a sea of oceans." There's never enough time, supplies or volunteers, but, as one of the doctors notes, "the demand is pretty much infinite."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a celebration of a shady landmark, but also a lament.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Overall, it's a nice melding of sci-fi and a crime story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Goodbye First Love doesn't badger the viewer into drawing conclusions. It's interested in showing, with great compassion, how Camille comes to a fuller understanding of the world and herself, without the sort of prefab lessons more often found in films than in real life.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie examines the possibility of maintaining one's humanity in a truly oppressive society.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a life worth remembering.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    William H. Macy is fine as the detective Arbogast, wearing a hat he could have borrowed from Martin Balsam in the original role.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Adams does offer quite a turn: Portraying a version of Disney's Snow White, she owns the character, down to every warble and twirl.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A remarkable cast for a small, non-mainstream effort.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film's grungy, ultra-low-budget look, thanks to the Safdie's handheld camera, is just right for catching the crummy, hardscrabble, rat-infested milieu.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    You might hope for a bit more depth on the kids Dellamaggiore profiles - perhaps she could have homed in on, say, two of them - but this is really nitpicking. The film is well made and genuinely inspirational.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A superior adventure film with a poetic heart.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The author calls the movie "perfect" - reassurance that the director hasn't tried to pull any fast ones.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    As good as the film is in conveying the feeling of the walls closing in, it has to be said that the script won't win any prizes for subtlety - the director seems to relish ham-fisted ironies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The stories are harrowing, and because they are delivered by living, breathing witnesses, they move us in deep ways that the archival footage, for all its horror, cannot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film's subject, a whistle-blowing research scientist who played a key role in the fight to regulate tobacco, deserves to be celebrated.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Jia is passionate about his characters, but that never compromises his considerable artistic control.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    We are told at the film's beginning that we are about to see a "diary of suffering," and it is that, but the effect, after four-and-a-quarter hours, is exhilarating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A provocative character study and portrait of the times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An enjoyable example of this extraordinary director's documentary work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This documentary has no bells and whistles; Bill Haney, the director and co-writer (with Peter Rhodes), sticks to the facts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A long documentary that's very hard to watch - at times, it's harrowing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Bala, by the way, means "bullet." Laura Zúñiga, the real-life beauty queen on whom the film is loosely based, was called "Miss Narco" in the Mexican press.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The image that finally lingers is one shown repeatedly: a close-up of fingers gently pressing a piece of fish onto a handheld oblong of rice, painting it with a single brushing of sauce and laying it on a plate, after which the preparer steps back. We're left to contemplate the pristine creation and envy Jiro's lucky customers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Aimed directly at your inner 8-year-old, and it strikes home.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's an impressive achievement: The film reveals things about each person's inner world, and how it looks to the other, without making us feel as if we're lost in a house of mirrors.

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