Walter Addiego

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For 520 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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Good Shepherd
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 520
520 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's hard to argue with the movie's basic point. Dr. Robert Lustig of UCSF sums it up in three words: "Sugar is poison."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Marshall has an astounding instinct for popular entertainment. He's done it again with The Other Sister.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Depending on your tolerance for talking Chihuahuas, this could make for a fun family night out.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Don’t expect profundities on the ethics of cloning. And don’t expect Oscar-worthy acting. Senese’s accomplishment — and it’s done with a certain restraint — is to replicate the look and feel of ’70s horror films, which had become more assaultive on audience sensibilities than their predecessors, breaking taboos and borrowing techniques from exploitation films.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Defamation tries to give all sides a full airing, but it's not hard to guess the director's own feeling. At the end, he says, "Putting too much emphasis on the past, as horrific as it has been, is holding us back."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Parents should note the PG rating. There's little bloodshed, but several fight scenes, lots of loud roaring and some overwhelming special effects sequences could vex younger viewers.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film is merciless in showing the obstacles faced by a down-and-out couple in strip-mall Florida, but there's a modicum of hope in the genuine love the characters share.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a nightmare fairy tale that can be very difficult to watch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Teller’s work is the film’s soul, and he completely convinces us of Vinny’s affability, flaws and steely determination. The performance has intelligent touches, some of them comic — such as the hint that Vinny’s rehab battle is heroic but also a bit goofy. It’s the kind of thing that first-rate actors can pull off.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There's a sense of genuineness throughout Girlfight.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There so much entertaining information in Art & Copy, a documentary about modern advertising, that it takes a while to realize we are being sold something
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This flawed drama about a self-destructive young actress and her reclusive novelist father has its rewards, mainly in some good performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Living in Emergency is sobering, in part because it powerfully conveys that, despite the group's heroic efforts, its impact is "a drop in a sea of oceans." There's never enough time, supplies or volunteers, but, as one of the doctors notes, "the demand is pretty much infinite."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Engaging to watch partly because of the three young stars’ personalities — despite a few adolescent squabbles, they remain likable sorts.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a celebration of a shady landmark, but also a lament.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Overall, it's a nice melding of sci-fi and a crime story.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie's mixture of romance and noir, its air of menace and a certain occasional playfulness suggest the filmmakers have been thinking about Polanski and Hitchcock.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The resulting film is a rich mix of movements and cultural phenomena that occurred not only in the United States, but several European countries.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The movie examines the possibility of maintaining one's humanity in a truly oppressive society.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a life worth remembering.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    William H. Macy is fine as the detective Arbogast, wearing a hat he could have borrowed from Martin Balsam in the original role.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Adams does offer quite a turn: Portraying a version of Disney's Snow White, she owns the character, down to every warble and twirl.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A remarkable cast for a small, non-mainstream effort.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film's grungy, ultra-low-budget look, thanks to the Safdie's handheld camera, is just right for catching the crummy, hardscrabble, rat-infested milieu.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A captivating mix of formality, ambiguity and offbeat humor. On the surface a simple fable, it's actually much more.
    • 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.

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