Walter Addiego
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For 442 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 2.4 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: 41 out of 442
442 movie reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    A documentary with a keen eye, a playful sense of timing and an inquisitive soul.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    As French crime thrillers go, this is about as good as it gets.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Ida
    Ida is a rarity, a film both intensely grounded in painful historical reality and genuinely otherworldly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's fascinating stuff, but secondary to Ebert's genuine passion for the movies, which, if anything, grew toward the end of his life. He saw film as a great civilizing force, "a machine that generates empathy," as he says in the film. If that idea appeals to you, see Life Itself.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Despite the increase in seriousness, the film's mood is buoyant, as it's impossible not to root for these appealing if flawed youngsters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A gripping documentary about the most exacting and expensive scientific experiment ever conducted, and one that may be among the most significant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This is the heart-rending true story of a man with a seemingly benign preoccupation that turned into something close to madness and brought him to a terrible end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Art history lessons don't get much better: Cave of Forgotten Dreams presents the world's oldest paintings captured by one of film's great visionaries.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie examines the possibility of maintaining one's humanity in a truly oppressive society.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An intense and chilling documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Walter Addiego
    I can't help thinking, though, that maybe Thornton was too ambitious in trying to wear three hats.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    See Love Is Strange for its sensitivity and understated jokes, but mainly for Lithgow and Molina's expertly modulated work, which pulls the movie back when it threatens to stray into melodrama or heavy-handedness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Really doesn't pay off much.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Truly a winter's tale.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An understated story of coping with emotional blows that offers a compelling portrait of a decent man.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    If you have even a passing interest in outsider art, you owe it to yourself to see Marwencol.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A film that can be enjoyed by all ages and that insults no one's intelligence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The veteran filmmakers, siblings Lisa and Rob Fruchtman, accentuate the positive, while acknowledging the obstacles. They also realize Rwanda's trauma can't be denied - a handful of women recount harrowing stories of their experiences during the genocide and its aftermath. Some have parents or husbands still in prison for war crimes.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Skillfully made and offering moments of great power, the French Canadian drama Incendies nevertheless overplays its hand, piling tragedy on tragedy until we feel browbeaten with misery.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A superior adventure film with a poetic heart.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The most compelling footage was taken during the uprising of August and September 2007, which put a bad scare into the government because a large number of Buddhist monks played a prominent role.
    • 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.