Walter Addiego
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For 456 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 2.5 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 456
456 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The filmmakers employ an offbeat and effective technique to get Landis to explain himself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The quiet machinations of this Frenchman and commodities trader helped win the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and bring an end to South Africa’s apartheid system.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There’s plenty here to tickle the kids, and that’s what counts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    In all, it’s an absorbing, straightforward look at a truly alien environment. The film could be nicely paired with Werner Herzog’s “Encounters at the End of the World” (2007), a much more idiosyncratic view of Antarctic strangeness.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The ending is a disappointment, a perfunctory upbeat gesture.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Parents should note the PG rating. There's little bloodshed, but several fight scenes, lots of loud roaring and some overwhelming special effects sequences could vex younger viewers.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There's a sense of genuineness throughout Girlfight.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Funny enough that it could make buddy pictures respectable again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    What's on the screen may not be a letter-perfect Mansfield Park, but something true to its spirit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    De Felitta has taken potentially overripe material and given it real heart.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Entertaining but predictable, and too long.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Entertainment made well enough that you can overlook its absurdities.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Nunez's style is quiet, simple and deliberate, but the film never drags.
    • 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
    History rendered with enough brains and imagination to more than make up for its few stumbles.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The author calls the movie "perfect" - reassurance that the director hasn't tried to pull any fast ones.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Gets blue-ribbon results from its thoroughbred cast of improvisational comics.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Succeeds better than it ought to, largely because of the personality and prodigious talents of its director and star, the Italian comedian Roberto Benigni.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A film that can be enjoyed by all ages and that insults no one's intelligence.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    While amusing and sometimes touching, Pleasantville is far from challenging.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Marshall has an astounding instinct for popular entertainment. He's done it again with The Other Sister.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    That's not to say the entertaining Antz" was made by Woody, just that it's full of his personality.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The veteran Baker anchors the proceedings, and you would like to see more of her character.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Gattaca is a welcome throwback to the days of good, low-tech sci-fi, stressing character and atmosphere over computer-generated effects and juvenile thrills.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A charming and moving film about a slightly racy subculture in a highly rule-bound society.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a testament to what happens when all the right ingredients come together. Wag the Dog is the best political satire in years.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The standard noir trappings are here: the femme fatale, double-crossing, fatalism, broken dreams, innocence betrayed and the rest of it. But Stone pushes it all so far and so relentlessly that it becomes absurdist comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Quiet, moving and beautifully shot.
    • 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.

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