Walter Addiego

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For 543 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 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Alexandra
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 543
543 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    As French crime thrillers go, this is about as good as it gets.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    That the movie works so well is also due to the exceptional talents of leads Simonischek and Hüller, who hold nothing back — especially the former, whose Winfried is one of the oddest ducks in recent movies.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    A documentary with a keen eye, a playful sense of timing and an inquisitive soul.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s a testimony to how much this is a live issue in Indonesia that some of the credits are listed simply as “anonymous.”
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Ida
    Ida is a rarity, a film both intensely grounded in painful historical reality and genuinely otherworldly.
    • 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
    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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    What Mackenzie has crafted here is a crowd-pleaser with undeniable art-house elements.
    • 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
    Both as writer and director, Farhadi is skilled at depicting the spiraling growth of social malignancies, as duplicity and uncertainties beget confusion, fear and anger. It’s an incisive portrait of a particular society, but it should resonate everywhere.
    • 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
    The actor suffered deeply, and however much he’s responsible for that, it’s hard not to feel some compassion for a bright and sensitive artist who, at least early on, seemed full of life.
    • 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
    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
    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
    It may be as emotionally exhausting for the viewer as for the participants.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    A film of great sadness, but also a galvanizing depiction of heroism.
    • 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
    One of the charms of The Red Turtle is a chance to savor the joys of clean and simple animation suggestive of the old hand-drawn school, which is part of what makes the film, a quiet, humanistic fable, one of the best of its kind in memory.
    • 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
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Amy
    The short, sad life of Amy Winehouse is compellingly told in a new documentary that sidesteps sensationalism and dime-store psychologizing and lets archival footage do much of the work.
    • 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
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s moving but not maudlin, and there’s humor in addition to compassion.
    • 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
    It’s an intricate thriller about a con game, but so loaded with wicked humor and sensual appeal — ravishing cinematography, high-temperature eroticism — that for long stretches viewers might forget there’s any plot at all.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Truly a winter's tale.

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