For 110 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Crumb
Lowest review score: 12 Phantoms
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 110
  2. Negative: 18 out of 110
110 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Ronin shows the mark of a veteran hand and is entertaining in fits and starts.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    At some point, the movie itself crosses the line, from a modestly thoughtful attempt to extrapolate a drama from real and urgent events to a generic action piece with predictable good and bad guys and pat, civics-book morals.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Though short on subtlety, A Walk on the Moon does offer the consolation of some decent performances.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Linklater has less success telling a story; time passes amiably, but the film has no center.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Whatever It Takes is DOA -- dated on arrival.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A frantic, epic-sized blowout of campy, "Indiana Jones" -style derring-do mixed with lots of computer-generated gee-whizzes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film finally seems to stagger under the weight of its own significance.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This is middling Woody, at best: For every funny line or sequence, there's at least one misfire.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The dramatic payoff is a bit disappointing; the movie is often overwrought; and its sense of its own importance finally wears you down.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Modestly better than last year's awful "End of Days," though it falls well short of Arnold's "Terminator" peak period.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    You feel the full weight of the movie's three hours, since the filmmakers only had 90 minutes' of plot.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Too much of nothing and far from the potentially star-making material that Foxx deserves.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A counterfeit of a Woo movie, even though Woo himself co-produced it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    This Paramount-DreamWorks collaboration, with Stephen Spielberg credited as executive producer, is competently made, strongly focused on its characters' relationships and surprisingly light on special effects.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The talented Murphy is appealing here, performing with sincerity and restraint - a wise choice, since his co-stars are a menagerie of wisecracking animals.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    No-one's-home acting by Bierko and Mol doesn't help, while the talented D'Onofrio ("The End of the World") and Mueller-Stahl (a veteran of European pictures) are better than the material.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The needle on the laugh-o-meter barely budges.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    You can't help cheering for Selena, but the good feeling is diminished by the sense that her story's been simplified and sanitized.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    A misfire.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    City of Angels will probably work better for some people than it did for a crusty fellow like me. I feel guilty that I don't like this movie more. I think the devil got the better of me.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Lane, with his extensive stage experience, is acerbic, profoundly cynical and endlessly disgruntled. As the foil, Evans strike the right comic nice-guy note; he has fun with the character's sweetness and refuses to degrade him.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Spiritually it's a John Woo-George Romero-Jim Thompson picture, outrageously bloody and weird.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Congratulations to director Mick Jackson and writers Jerome Armstrong and Billy Ray for liberating themselves from the tedious demands of believability.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The comedy-drama is worth seeing for Christie's performance as a former B-actress married to a philandering handyman. She radiates a mature sexuality that's a rare treat on screen these days, and when the camera strays from her, you want to reach over and turn it back.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Writer-director Mark Herman seems genuinely moved by the plight of the mining communities, but his attempt to translate those feelings into a story shows the effects of hard labor.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Excess Baggage aims to broaden her appeal beyond her established, youthful audience. It won't, because it's a messy mixture of so-so comedy and unmoving drama; its inconsistent tone suggests a production where no one was fully in charge.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Freed from the demands of adapting an established and complex literary piece, the filmmakers seem to have relaxed - and so can their audience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The title comes from Indian legend in which Lord Rama tests the purity of his wife by a flaming ordeal (which we see enacted in an open-air pageant with comic overtones of Bunuel). This bit of mythology too handily prefigures a major element in the film's conclusion.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Francis Ford Coppola's Jack has its affecting moments, but in the end illustrates the pitfalls of the "concept" movie, the kind you can boil down to a one-line hook.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The particulars of the plot don't make a great deal of sense, but Hartley's films have much more to do with style, or rather a philosophical refusal to show emotional involvement.