For 65 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Xan Brooks' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Lowest review score: 20 A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 65
  2. Negative: 1 out of 65
65 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    Full credit to Hardy and Knight for making a film such as Locke. Low-budget film-makers could learn a lot from their method. And yet – having stripped away all but the bare necessities, having reduced the components to a car and a man – they make a classic error of overcompensation.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    Even Cranston looks to be on auto-pilot here: he comes stomping through the action with a perma-scowl that suggests that his break from playing Walter White is little more than a busman's holiday.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    Sattler's film leans on its actors too heavily. It heaps too many implausibilities upon their trembling shoulders. After an hour in Camp X-Ray, the strain starts to show.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    The pungent, ponderous final chapter of Sono's "Hate" trilogy (following Love Exposure and Cold Fish) bows out with lots of bangs and plenty of whimper.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Xan Brooks
    Crispian Mills's London-based horror-comedy is so spectacularly bungled that it leaves the viewer in a state of advanced petrification.