For 72 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Xan Brooks' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Under the Skin
Lowest review score: 20 A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 72
  2. Negative: 1 out of 72
72 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    Mandy Lane feels bogus and compromised: an unreconstructed horror romp in the guise of a nerdish intellectual.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    Director, Eric Valette, is an exuberant market-stall trader, hawking knock-off ingredients.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    The spirits fly in and out of The Lone Ranger at random. It's nice to see them come and go. I just wish they'd stay for longer.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    The kids are charmless, the adults bemused.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    This is a lazy, trashy film that barely goes through the motions.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    It plays as cut-price Le Carré; a recording of a recording of superior films. The picture is fuzzy, and the plot becomes garbled.
    • 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.
    • 54 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Xan Brooks
    The film is listing, overladen with cheap trinkets. Dogged, heartfelt acting works hard to prop it up.
    • 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.

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