Walter Addiego

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For 501 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Good Shepherd
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 501
501 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    It's an assaultive work about an assaultive fellow.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    An unbearable exercise in provocation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Depressing. So is director Marshall Curry's avowal in the press notes that the film will leave viewers with "a more nuanced view of the world."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The performers don't really seem at the top of their game here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    The jokes run hot, cold and tepid.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Ineptly written and shot like a fashion mag, rings hollow throughout. It's a long, long way from "Jules and Jim."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    You can get away with almost anything in a farce except failing to be funny, and that's what kills Death at a Funeral.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    An unbroken flow of sad or nasty incidents.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Has more in common with a horror movie than with a genuine political work.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The film is morbid and mawkish, and packed with enough forced whimsy to make you scream.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    So it's hard to know who gets the blame for Payback. I say we cut Mel some slack and put the hex on Helgeland.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Moretz is an appealing young woman whose star is rising. She'll probably have an exceptional career, but If I Stay won't be a highlight.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    About as close to pure mall fodder as you'll see.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 12 Walter Addiego
    Grumpier Old Men certainly isn't relying on its mawkish and hokey story to put warm bodies in the seats. There's no reason to see the picture - a sequel to their 1993 hit, “Grumpy Old Men" - other than to relish the talents of these two veterans, plus Sophia Loren, a newcomer to the series.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The effort is undermined with crass humor, mugging and slapstick.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Somehow, the funny stuff gets sucked into a kind of black hole in the center of the satire, along with all the comic debris. What should have been a surreal flight to the planet Lucas crumbles into a harmless collection of cosmic dustballs. [24 Jun 1987, p.52]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Hoodwinked is a computer-animated, "Shrek"-style satire of "Little Red Riding Hood" that offers a few laughs but overall is pretty tired.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    If only it wasn't such bloody nonsense.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    Legends of the Fall never makes you think too hard; its woes-of-a-proud-family formula takes a back seat to a self-conscious visual style that strains toward the level of myth.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    With the exception of a couple of inspired moments, Mary Reilly is merely a curious variation of an often-told story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A lightweight and sentimental exercise that succeeds at little except maybe inspiring the viewer to go out and find a decent curry.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Dante's Peak expands the concept of badness in movies.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Maybe there's a real use for Carrie 2 after all. Stand it up against the original, and you have a pretty good lesson in what's happened to the movies in the last couple of decades.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A complete misfire.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    For Tim and Eric, what's funny is what's odd, ultra-cheap, pathetic or scurvy - and what's funniest of all is that some people just don't get it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Heavy-handed dialogue, flurries of melodrama and a silly ending make the whole enterprise sink like a stone.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A well-intentioned, but all-thumbs down drama.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    This kind of psychological mystery, with its suggestion of fugue states, needs to work by hints and whispers, but Pali Road has pretty low expectations of its audience. It ought to be light on its feet, but it lumbers.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    For some, this sort of thinking is a much-needed revolution in human consciousness. For others, it's little more than New Age platitudes and questionable science.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    So many horror conventions are at work in After.Life that either the filmmakers are parodying them or couldn't come up with anything better. I'm betting on the second choice.

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