For 110 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Affliction
Lowest review score: 12 Phantoms
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 110
  2. Negative: 18 out of 110
110 movie reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    A documentary with a keen eye, a playful sense of timing and an inquisitive soul.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Walter Addiego
    I can't help thinking, though, that maybe Thornton was too ambitious in trying to wear three hats.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A film that can be enjoyed by all ages and that insults no one's intelligence.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Timeless, and as fine a depiction of human folly as you're likely to see at the movies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    De Felitta has taken potentially overripe material and given it real heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    This is a nearly miraculous conjunction of director, material and actor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Gets blue-ribbon results from its thoroughbred cast of improvisational comics.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Nunez's style is quiet, simple and deliberate, but the film never drags.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Funny enough that it could make buddy pictures respectable again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This is grim material, but director Hilary Brougher -- working from her own script that won a Sundance award -- examines the lives of these two suffering women without sensationalism or preaching.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Less ambitious than the highly successful "Secrets & Lies," Career Girls has its own modest merits - a real sense of wit, much of it expressed in Hannah's sharp verbal sallies, and a melancholy truth that both women realize.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    History rendered with enough brains and imagination to more than make up for its few stumbles.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A sobering documentary.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Capably made but simplistic story.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    What's on the screen may not be a letter-perfect Mansfield Park, but something true to its spirit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    While amusing and sometimes touching, Pleasantville is far from challenging.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Though short on subtlety, A Walk on the Moon does offer the consolation of some decent performances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There's a sense of genuineness throughout Girlfight.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Some nice performances and modest laughs highlight this amiable British comedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A charming and moving film about a slightly racy subculture in a highly rule-bound society.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The comedy-drama is worth seeing for Christie's performance as a former B-actress married to a philandering handyman. She radiates a mature sexuality that's a rare treat on screen these days, and when the camera strays from her, you want to reach over and turn it back.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Ronin shows the mark of a veteran hand and is entertaining in fits and starts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Walter Addiego
    It's full of visual flash, and can be enjoyed as a giddy ride, but you would waste your time trying to puzzle out the nuances of the story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    You can't help cheering for Selena, but the good feeling is diminished by the sense that her story's been simplified and sanitized.