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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 This Is Not a Film
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 543
543 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Artful filmmaking of the old school.
    • 80 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Timeless, and as fine a depiction of human folly as you're likely to see at the movies.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The chief virtue of Iris is its amiability — it’s a delight to spend time in Apfel’s company, and thanks to Albert Maysles, we can.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Bala, by the way, means "bullet." Laura Zúñiga, the real-life beauty queen on whom the film is loosely based, was called "Miss Narco" in the Mexican press.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This is history of a personalized and meditative sort, and you ought to give it a chance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Goodbye First Love doesn't badger the viewer into drawing conclusions. It's interested in showing, with great compassion, how Camille comes to a fuller understanding of the world and herself, without the sort of prefab lessons more often found in films than in real life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Le Quattro Volte may sound like art-house tedium, but in fact it's a movie of grave beauty, serene pace and surprising humor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A long documentary that's very hard to watch - at times, it's harrowing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie deals with themes of secular and religious love, of how they may intersect and diverge, that are suggestive of Bergman or Carl Theodor Dreyer.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The director’s skill pushes what could have been the same old song into a likable testament to the saving powers of young love and rock ’n’ roll.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Hand it to directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker, who could have made the story into a black-hat/white-hat affair. Without soft-pedaling Cobb’s noxious ideology, they implicitly raise questions about how Leith responded to the perceived danger.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    The silence captured in this documentary -- a meditative look at life in the Carthusian monastery of the Grande Chartreuse in the French Alps -- may be the most eloquent you'll ever hear.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film's sense of intimacy, its closeness to real people and painful events, allows it to reach a deeper place than more conventional pieces of political rhetoric.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The strangeness, humor and melancholy of aging are deftly explored in this film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A loose, amiable documentary tracking several decades in the life of this most unusual farmer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Gets blue-ribbon results from its thoroughbred cast of improvisational comics.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Mainly for those who already know and like Jodorowsky’s work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Waste Land is a film about recycling, but it's far more intriguing than the average eco-documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film refuses to soft-pedal Dickinson’s heartbreaking descent into bitterness and near-misanthropy, but sometimes operates with a heavy-handedness that’s certainly at odds with her poetry.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    An old-fashioned prisoner-of-war movie that becomes much more because of writer-director Werner Herzog's admiration for the remarkable true story of its protagonist, Dieter Dengler.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The filmmaker works with economy and has a knack for creating a sense of foreboding, which is good because the plot is simply a working out of the old saw that violence begets violence.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The image that finally lingers is one shown repeatedly: a close-up of fingers gently pressing a piece of fish onto a handheld oblong of rice, painting it with a single brushing of sauce and laying it on a plate, after which the preparer steps back. We're left to contemplate the pristine creation and envy Jiro's lucky customers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Suffice it to say that this is good family fare with plenty of decent gags (visual and otherwise), and it’s nicely acted by all the principals. In addition, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi and Jim Broadbent turn up in smaller but still lively roles.
    • 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
    Except for Patekar, the main actors are nonprofessionals, which works nicely here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Presenting Princess Shaw looks and feels like a DIY project, which is fine because the documentary is really a hymn to self-reliance — although bolstered with a modest amount of plain old luck.

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