Walter Addiego

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For 559 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 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Good Shepherd
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 559
559 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    What Laika achieves is an effective mixture of hyper-real and hyper-stylized, a combination that keeps “Kubo” appealing to the eye for audiences of all ages. If the film’s plotting and dialogue had measured up, “Kubo” might have been a masterpiece.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    What sticks with us in the end is something beyond the black humor and even Khaled’s sorrows — it’s the touching relationship between the two principals, and the Finnish man’s quiet commitment to doing what’s right.
    • 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
    It’s a master class with a director who profoundly loves the movies, and, in his best work, has shown dazzling skill at making them.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The picture is a relentless blast of color and movement that's based on the old TV show, but boils down to a supercharged version of old-time Saturday-afternoon movie serials.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An understated story of coping with emotional blows that offers a compelling portrait of a decent man.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A superior adventure film with a poetic heart.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    If you can live with its blemishes, The Lobster is a bracing experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Creating this kind of otherworldly mood takes exceptional talent, and this is a film worth experiencing.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s a fantasia on a short period in the life of the esteemed Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda — while based on fact, it’s made with a sense of freedom suggestive of poetry.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s a lot to cover in 83 minutes, and you might wish for a little more depth in the girls’ back stories. Then again, the brisk pace is part of what makes the movie a crowdpleaser.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A simple story told with economy, Wadjda is a notable example of old-school, humanistic filmmaking. It's also genuinely groundbreaking: the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first film directed by a Saudi woman.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Like in so many silents, the plot is joyously minimal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A powerful polemic leavened with moments of beauty and humor.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Director Corneliu Porumboiu ("12:08 East to Bucharest"), with his deadpan style and probing intelligence, is someone to keep an eye on. Using a minimalist style, and possessing the courage to risk alienating his viewers, he has created a movie full of resonance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The real acting laurels go to Klein, who is both an adult and a child - by turns smart and not so smart, brave and fearful, caring and full of disdain.

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