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 Affliction
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 466
466 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film boasts an original score by Cuban pianist and composer Bebo Valdés, who was featured in "Calle 54."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A lot of what takes place in Roadie feels overly familiar, and the film could have been a wallow in pathos except for the performances, especially that of Eldard.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    If nothing else, you'll surely relish the extravagant rhetoric used by Ali Mahdavi, the club's artistic director, to describe what is basically a tasteful nudie revue.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The nonprofessional cast is convincing, especially Lacej, whose Rudina registers more strongly than Nik.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A mostly compelling documentary about that rarest of breeds, an appealing politician.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film is full of low-key but telling observations, mostly about Gianni's plight but also about modern life in general.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An understated story of coping with emotional blows that offers a compelling portrait of a decent man.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film is much enhanced by the performance of Labed, whose work capturing Marina's moods and contradictions won the best actress award at the 67th Venice Film Festival.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    My main quibble is that the ending is a bit softer than I might have hoped for, but don't let that dissuade you. Headhunters is a well-oiled, nasty machine.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    That the movie largely sidesteps partisan politics will no doubt irk some viewers, but may just be its greatest strength.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Lévy gets expectedly strong work from the veteran Devos and outstanding performances from Sitruk and Dehbi.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The real acting laurels go to Klein, who is both an adult and a child - by turns smart and not so smart, brave and fearful, caring and full of disdain.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Sound City is Grohl's first effort at filmmaking, and if it doesn't break any ground as a documentary, it's a heartfelt testament to a place he considers among the most hallowed halls of rock.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A long documentary that's very hard to watch - at times, it's harrowing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film bolsters its case with plenty of facts, charts and expert testimony - evidence typical of this sort of advocacy documentary. But what makes the movie compelling is its focus on a handful of victims, who make the statistics painfully real.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie examines the possibility of maintaining one's humanity in a truly oppressive society.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie deals with themes of secular and religious love, of how they may intersect and diverge, that are suggestive of Bergman or Carl Theodor Dreyer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a life worth remembering.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Director Cordero manages the not-bad trick of generating suspense while keeping the overall tone cool and collected.
    • 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.

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