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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Affliction
Lowest review score: 12 Phantoms
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 110
  2. Negative: 18 out of 110
110 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    Timeless, and as fine a depiction of human folly as you're likely to see at the movies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    This is a nearly miraculous conjunction of director, material and actor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    A remarkable study of the corrosive effects of fear and power on an establishment insider who puts duty above all else.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    A documentary with a keen eye, a playful sense of timing and an inquisitive soul.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    If you know Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita," you'll be unable to watch The Great Beauty without thinking about it. This gorgeous Italian movie, like its predecessor, balances pungent satire and a more melancholy mood in portraying the dissolute world of the upper crust in contemporary Rome.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Walter Addiego
    Its brazen mixture of the comic and dramatic, the high and low and the emotional and intellectual is positively Shakespearean.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The ending is a disappointment, a perfunctory upbeat gesture.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    There's a sense of genuineness throughout Girlfight.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Funny enough that it could make buddy pictures respectable again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    What's on the screen may not be a letter-perfect Mansfield Park, but something true to its spirit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    De Felitta has taken potentially overripe material and given it real heart.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Entertaining but predictable, and too long.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Entertainment made well enough that you can overlook its absurdities.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Nunez's style is quiet, simple and deliberate, but the film never drags.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Works a familiar mine and produces more than a few nuggets. It's a good tonic, if one's still needed, for '80s-style cynicism: Greed is not good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    History rendered with enough brains and imagination to more than make up for its few stumbles.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The author calls the movie "perfect" - reassurance that the director hasn't tried to pull any fast ones.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Gets blue-ribbon results from its thoroughbred cast of improvisational comics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Succeeds better than it ought to, largely because of the personality and prodigious talents of its director and star, the Italian comedian Roberto Benigni.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A film that can be enjoyed by all ages and that insults no one's intelligence.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    While amusing and sometimes touching, Pleasantville is far from challenging.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Marshall has an astounding instinct for popular entertainment. He's done it again with The Other Sister.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    That's not to say the entertaining Antz" was made by Woody, just that it's full of his personality.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    The veteran Baker anchors the proceedings, and you would like to see more of her character.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Gattaca is a welcome throwback to the days of good, low-tech sci-fi, stressing character and atmosphere over computer-generated effects and juvenile thrills.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    A charming and moving film about a slightly racy subculture in a highly rule-bound society.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It's a testament to what happens when all the right ingredients come together. Wag the Dog is the best political satire in years.