Walter Addiego

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For 555 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 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Flame and Citron
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 555
555 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It’s always fun to watch the charismatic Bernal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    One of the charms of The Red Turtle is a chance to savor the joys of clean and simple animation suggestive of the old hand-drawn school, which is part of what makes the film, a quiet, humanistic fable, one of the best of its kind in memory.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    That the movie works so well is also due to the exceptional talents of leads Simonischek and Hüller, who hold nothing back — especially the former, whose Winfried is one of the oddest ducks in recent movies.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s a fantasia on a short period in the life of the esteemed Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda — while based on fact, it’s made with a sense of freedom suggestive of poetry.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    This comic film from Belgium, in which God is shown as a cantankerous slob, is more mischievous than malevolent, likely to offend only the humor-impaired.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    While this final segment is the least satisfying, it’s impossible not to be impressed with what Ma accomplishes in the film’s brisk 80 minutes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Ovation has a self-involved air that may be off-putting to those who don’t feel deeply immersed in that world. You may get the sense you’ve wandered into a super-intense acting class or someone’s therapy session — a hothouse atmosphere that’s oppressive.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A fall-off in writing is part of the problem, but I think a more important issue is the replacement of Terry Zwigoff (“Crumb”) as director. Zwigoff’s humor is razor-sharp and incisive, qualities missing from Bad Santa 2.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s an intricate thriller about a con game, but so loaded with wicked humor and sensual appeal — ravishing cinematography, high-temperature eroticism — that for long stretches viewers might forget there’s any plot at all.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Do Not Resist amounts to little more than a grab bag. Viewers looking for depth will have to find it elsewhere.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    Despite highly enjoyable moments and the welcome presence of Kate Winslet, even sympathetic viewers will be put off by the movie’s bewildering variety of genres and tones.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    About the only time the film emerges from its stupor is when Lewis bares his fangs and shows us that Max has a bilious, acerbic side.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    The film is sprinkled with “f” bombs, which fails to disguise that the enterprise is based on a surprisingly dated notion of what’s racy. Also, you simply may not find Bridget quite as adorable as the filmmaker’s clearly believe her to be.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    It doesn’t really add up, either as a psychological portrait or moral commentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    In short, a nice, predictable film unlikely to linger in the memory.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s best to accept Don’t Breathe as simply a piece of lowdown fun — connoisseurs of creepy and sometimes brutal chills will have a good time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    What Laika achieves is an effective mixture of hyper-real and hyper-stylized, a combination that keeps “Kubo” appealing to the eye for audiences of all ages. If the film’s plotting and dialogue had measured up, “Kubo” might have been a masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Walter Addiego
    What Mackenzie has crafted here is a crowd-pleaser with undeniable art-house elements.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s a lot of ground to cover, but if the movie fails to plumb the depth of Lear’s mystery, it succeeds in being an entertaining look at an influential figure.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    It’s a master class with a director who profoundly loves the movies, and, in his best work, has shown dazzling skill at making them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Presenting Princess Shaw looks and feels like a DIY project, which is fine because the documentary is really a hymn to self-reliance — although bolstered with a modest amount of plain old luck.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    If you can live with its blemishes, The Lobster is a bracing experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Who can resist a good horse story? Simply and directly made, Dark Horse is a rousing documentary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    So there’s talent on view here, but in service of a questionable proposition, with the whole thing tiptoeing toward the exploitative. It would be nice to see Mascaro try his hand at less volatile material.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Walter Addiego
    Math buffs will appreciate the inclusion of a brief and witty anecdote they may already know involving Ramanujan and the number 1,729. Well done.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    This kind of psychological mystery, with its suggestion of fugue states, needs to work by hints and whispers, but Pali Road has pretty low expectations of its audience. It ought to be light on its feet, but it lumbers.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Walter Addiego
    There’s nothing wrong with stretching audience credibility, but, to quote another movie that dabbles in the highly improbable, these things must be done delicately.

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