Walter Addiego

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For 476 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Ghost Town
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 476
476 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    There seems to be a pretty good film lurking around inside Bullhead, which makes what we actually see on the screen all the more frustrating.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A bonbon, not of a full-course meal. Foodies will smack their lips over many delectable shots of victuals prepared by the film's engaging protagonist, a provincial woman chosen to cook for the president of France. As a story, though, it's insubstantial - there's conflict here, but it feels perfunctory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film raises significant questions about manhood and offers a few gripping sequences, but isn’t fully satisfying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Taking a stand would have made the film stronger, and might even have been helpful to young Pug and his peers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The title comes from Indian legend in which Lord Rama tests the purity of his wife by a flaming ordeal (which we see enacted in an open-air pageant with comic overtones of Bunuel). This bit of mythology too handily prefigures a major element in the film's conclusion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A modestly entertaining martial arts melodrama with impressively staged fight sequences that help compensate for a stale plot and some less-than-stellar acting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A doleful melodrama. There are some intense, moving sequences, but too much emotional badgering and a general shortage of finesse.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Although this leisurely tale of an aged French sculptor offers a few other small pleasures, in the end it lacks heft.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Trying to be provocative with a capital "P," Anne Fontaine's Adore undermines itself by provoking unintended laughs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Turns into a pedestrian slice 'n' dice feature.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Boy
    The New Zealand feature Boy almost pulls off the trick of merging cartoonish humor and '80s pop culture with a story glancing at deeper family issues. The film has an appealing 11-year-old hero, but in the end feels half baked.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A mediocre college comedy that blends bits of "Revenge of the Nerds," "Mean Girls" and "Legally Blonde" and doesn't have much to show for it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Requires us to repress any thoughts about stale material and keep Caine's heartfelt performance front and center.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This is an unabashedly pro-democracy message movie. Judged strictly as drama, it's pretty routine.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Affecting at times, but finally feels overblown and heavy-handed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Oristrell's comedic sense only seems to succeed in spurts, and he often burdens the proceedings with a theatrical and contrived air that undermines the humor.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This Paramount-DreamWorks collaboration, with Stephen Spielberg credited as executive producer, is competently made, strongly focused on its characters' relationships and surprisingly light on special effects.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Amenta was deeply moved by Rita's story, but his prosaic direction can't do it justice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The Dance of Reality may not succeed, but it may hold some interest to cinephiles as a relic of a kind of extravagant, overheated personal cinema that doesn't exist anymore.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The particulars of the plot don't make a great deal of sense, but Hartley's films have much more to do with style, or rather a philosophical refusal to show emotional involvement.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Spiritually it's a John Woo-George Romero-Jim Thompson picture, outrageously bloody and weird.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Too raw for kids and too simplistic for adults.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Carbon Nation serves us a full portion of scary statistics, but overall tries to accentuate the positive.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    By casting model-turned-actress (and his now-estranged wife) Milla Jovovich as the Maid of Orleans, Besson gives us an over-amped spectacle with an annoying, sometimes ridiculous cipher at its heart.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The real trouble is that it's supposed to be an outrageous comedy, but in fact it's fairly tame and not all that funny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Ronin shows the mark of a veteran hand and is entertaining in fits and starts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It could have been something substantial.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The needle on the laugh-o-meter barely budges.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Capably made but simplistic story.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A counterfeit of a Woo movie, even though Woo himself co-produced it.

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