Walter Addiego
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For 456 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Alexandra
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 456
456 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Artful filmmaking of the old school.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Doesn't allow the story's considerable nostalgia and sentimentality to overwhelm it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The story, based on a real incident, may be simplistic, but that's the nature of fables.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The strangeness, humor and melancholy of aging are deftly explored in this film.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The film is far from perfect but has enough going on to compensate for its excessive length and some sentimentality.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A compelling documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A harrowing story about the will to survive amid the most brutal conditions imaginable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Bujalski has a serious talent for finding resonance in the mundane.
    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The acting is good, particularly by Faour, who plays the naive, zaftig heroine as warm and appealing despite her troubles. It's also nice to see veteran Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass ("Lemon Tree"), who plays Muna's sister.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    No film could convey all the complexities of the case - what Crude does is air the plaintiffs' claims and show the lawyers at work.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Will wring some laughs out of anyone but the most humor-impaired.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a celebration of a shady landmark, but also a lament.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Something of an elegy to modernism.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Aimed directly at your inner 8-year-old, and it strikes home.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It may not sound funny, but there's a bleakly comic air about the story, and a bit of surrealism, suggesting the most caustic side of the Coen brothers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A potboiler but entertaining enough to rise above its flaws.
    • 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."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's an impressive achievement: The film reveals things about each person's inner world, and how it looks to the other, without making us feel as if we're lost in a house of mirrors.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice boils down to "The Karate Kid" meets "Harry Potter," with maybe a dash of "Ghostbusters" to keep it interesting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Much of what we see is revealing, but I was unable to quell an occasional sense that the dice were being loaded, that the subjects were being given just enough rope to hang themselves.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    As good as the film is in conveying the feeling of the walls closing in, it has to be said that the script won't win any prizes for subtlety - the director seems to relish ham-fisted ironies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This new picture is mainly in the spirit of fun, a loose, generally good-natured comedy with screwball overtones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    I could have done without the clips from the old "Superman" TV show - strictly sugar to make the medicine go down, and a sign that the director doesn't fully trust his audience.

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