Walter Addiego

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For 543 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 This Is Not a Film
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 543
543 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film urges decentralization and bottom-up decision making as tools in remedying problems of global warming, food production and the like. The tone is more upbeat than you might expect, and there’s a certain glossiness to the movie that’s a refreshing change from some of its more dour documentary siblings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Hand it to directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker, who could have made the story into a black-hat/white-hat affair. Without soft-pedaling Cobb’s noxious ideology, they implicitly raise questions about how Leith responded to the perceived danger.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This is history of a personalized and meditative sort, and you ought to give it a chance.
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's tear-jerker material but ends up being quite touching, and it's a good choice for family viewing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The curdled Norwegian comedy-drama Happy, Happy, which dissects a pair of poisoned marriages, is sometimes heavy-handed (like its title) but has much to recommend it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    With more than a hint of the magazine’s trademark insouciance, the film gives us a close look at how the selection process works and introduces us a to a handful of younger artists, as well as such stalwarts as George Booth and Roz Chast.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film's simplicity and intensity are aided by the crisp black-and-white photography of Tariel Meliava. Director Babluani's greenness shows itself in the ending, which is weak, but the film nevertheless stays with you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This affecting documentary focuses on their 2004 production, a play whose themes of forgiveness and redemption certainly ought to have some resonance for the inmates.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This is contemplative moviemaking, with its deliberate pace, often static scenes and emphasis on direct sound. The director keeps the dialogue pared to the bone.

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