Walter Addiego
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For 441 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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Crumb
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 441
441 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    This is a vision of hell conveyed in a simple, documentary style, far removed from the sumptuous American Mafia fables.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    As French crime thrillers go, this is about as good as it gets.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    A remarkable study of the corrosive effects of fear and power on an establishment insider who puts duty above all else.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    The silence captured in this documentary -- a meditative look at life in the Carthusian monastery of the Grande Chartreuse in the French Alps -- may be the most eloquent you'll ever hear.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    An old-fashioned prisoner-of-war movie that becomes much more because of writer-director Werner Herzog's admiration for the remarkable true story of its protagonist, Dieter Dengler.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    In the hands of visionary filmmaker Alexander Sokurov, this simple material makes for a haunting drama about war, generational relationships and the human condition.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Both very funny and a bit of a tearjerker, with an on-the-money performance from Ricky Gervais.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    This is a nearly miraculous conjunction of director, material and actor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Timeless, and as fine a depiction of human folly as you're likely to see at the movies.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    A documentary with a keen eye, a playful sense of timing and an inquisitive soul.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Though the material might lend itself to heavy-handedness, director Ole Christian Madsen is steady, and he gets fine performances from the two leads and Stengade.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    The director has said that, though the story was inspired by the deaths of his parents, he hoped to make a film "brimming with life." He's succeeded.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    This Is Not a Film isn't just a film, it's a strong one. It's also an act of political defiance, a moving personal document and a meditation on what film is and can be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    If you know Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita," you'll be unable to watch The Great Beauty without thinking about it. This gorgeous Italian movie, like its predecessor, balances pungent satire and a more melancholy mood in portraying the dissolute world of the upper crust in contemporary Rome.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Ida
    Ida is a rarity, a film both intensely grounded in painful historical reality and genuinely otherworldly.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Walter Addiego
    Its brazen mixture of the comic and dramatic, the high and low and the emotional and intellectual is positively Shakespearean.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Walter Addiego
    This is filmmaking of high energy and wit. What it adds up to is debatable. You can view it as a bright twist on the being-a-cop-is-lonely sort of police picture, or as a mini-anthology of quirky not-quite-love stories. If it's hard to say where Chungking Express arrives, the trip is still exhilarating.