Walter Addiego
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For 471 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Frantic [re-release]
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 471
471 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This documentary about men and women performing brutal work tasks for next to no money is full of arresting and eloquent images. It has little dialogue, and little is needed.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Something of an elegy to modernism.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Director Anthony Fabian lets the story sell itself, and it does so partly on the strength of the lead performance by Sophie Okonedo.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Quiet, moving and beautifully shot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Waste Land is a film about recycling, but it's far more intriguing than the average eco-documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The story, based on a real incident, may be simplistic, but that's the nature of fables.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There are more enigmas than answers in Jauja, an artsy South American Western directed by Lisandro Alonso, an Argentine filmmaker who delights in undermining movie conventions.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The character isn't just shtick, though. As Billy, Talen has staged many protests in Times Square and anti-shopping "interventions" at retailers, where the managers, to say nothing of the New York police, often have failed to see the humor - he's been arrested dozens of times.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Strel is one strange duck, and you can only wonder that Werner Herzog, with his fondness for captivating weirdos, didn't get to him first.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A heartfelt effort, if at times a bit heavy-handed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    An austere rural landscape, festering hatred, class tensions, terse dialogue - these are common currency in indie movies these days. Shotgun Stories uses them all, but manages to stand out from the crowd.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Max
    The handsome and appealing Max, by the way, is played by five dogs. For the record, he is a Belgian Malinois, a breed that in real life is often used in police and military work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Some nice performances and modest laughs highlight this amiable British comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Mike Cahill's King of California reminds me of those '70s-era pictures beloved of the counterculture about appealing rebels who go down in flames of moral victory.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Lévy gets expectedly strong work from the veteran Devos and outstanding performances from Sitruk and Dehbi.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Doesn't add up to much, but it's fast and funny and lets a bunch of top-drawer actors exercise their comic muscles.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    What stays with the viewer is a sense of a man unraveling from his own mistakes and weaknesses.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A droll, deadpan film, deliberately paced and told.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Sound City is Grohl's first effort at filmmaking, and if it doesn't break any ground as a documentary, it's a heartfelt testament to a place he considers among the most hallowed halls of rock.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Truly a winter's tale.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A film that can be enjoyed by all ages and that insults no one's intelligence.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Will wring some laughs out of anyone but the most humor-impaired.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie saves most of its modest number of jolts for its last quarter or so, which makes them all the more intense. They stick in your craw - and be warned, they're not for the squeamish.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film’s depiction of loss, isolation and reconciliation, and the rewards of friendship, grows more touching as the story builds to its highly emotional conclusion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Except for Patekar, the main actors are nonprofessionals, which works nicely here.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A lot of what takes place in Roadie feels overly familiar, and the film could have been a wallow in pathos except for the performances, especially that of Eldard.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Some of the movie probably will mystify viewers not steeped in Middle Eastern history and culture, but a good deal of the humor can be appreciated by anybody.

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