For 40 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alex Godfrey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 It: Chapter Two
Lowest review score: 40 Outlaw King
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
40 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Alex Godfrey
    A claustrophobic portrait of pre-adolescent turmoil, this is an exceptionally taut drama. It’s Wandel’s debut feature, and it feels like she’s been preparing for it her whole life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Alex Godfrey
    A beguiling and beautiful film about a total toerag, Red Rocket is a unique character study: Mikey Saber will charm your socks off, and you’ll hate him for it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    There’s palpable dread throughout this stagey but nevertheless evocative whirlwind of dysfunction. It’s a gripping, appropriately stifling experience, and the feelings — the fear, the disappointment, the unhappiness — hit home.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    Resurrections suffers from an identity crisis, going from being supremely fun and knowing to weirdly pedestrian. It’s a slippery mish-mash— entertaining in big bursts but ultimately a little hollow.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    This charmingly odd tribute to Sorrentino’s formative years is slighter than it possibly deserves to be, but when it’s this handsome, who cares? Will have you absolutely salivating for Italy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    It’s hard to take House Of Gucci seriously, because it never seems to take itself seriously. Yet with such glee being had by those involved, it’s an infectious, bizarro bit of fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    As stirring and heart-warming as you’d like, this is a hugely touching family opus. It’s nothing revolutionary, but it’s straight from the heart and gets you in the gut.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    A film as sweet as it is sad, as pertinent as it is absurd, Limbo is an experience where not much seems to happen but where little things mean the world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    A perfectly painted portrait that also makes for sharp social commentary, this just goes to show what you can do with a tiny budget but a huge amount of talent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    While not quite offering the emotional gut-punch it promises, its many ideas never completely cohering, Soul is nevertheless a gorgeous and tender existential trip. It’s full of surprises.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    While not exploitative and (mostly) not gratuitous, this is as tough as it gets — you bleed for this kid. Even if it gets a bit too much, you just can’t look away. Thrilling filmmaking.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    Once again seizing control of the medium, Nolan attempts to alter the fabric of reality, or at least blow the roof off the multiplexes. Big, bold, baffling and bonkers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    With The King Of Staten Island, Apatow goes for the heart — but with lesser yuks than usual and a subdued lead, it all kind of drifts by. Within it, though, are moments of real vigour and fragility.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    A filmed stage show with barely any bells and whistles, this is an endearing trip through time, via a band who constantly changed the game. And the music is immense.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    There’s righteous fury here, and while Winterbottom and Coogan’s sincerity isn’t in doubt, it feels like they’re coasting a bit. There are laughs, but no surprises and not much heart. They have no love for this guy, but as a result, we’re left with something a little one-dimensional.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    Sweetening up a smidgen without chilling out, this is Miike having fun, bombarding us with squirm-inducing violence while making us laugh and — ever so slightly — tugging on the heartstrings.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    Sweet and sincere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    This is an enchanting little story, to a point – it’s thin stuff, but while it never fully gets the emotions jangling, there’s charm to spare and the action is dynamic and occasionally thrilling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    A compassionate meditation on love, loss and family, Waves is hyper-stylish yet emotionally grounded. Despite some very high drama, it has a huge heart, and hits you where it hurts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    Somewhere between a primal scream, a self-acceptance and even a forgiveness of sorts, this is an utterly unique bit of autobiography. Brave, bold, and a little batshit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    Although 1917’s filmmaking very much brings attention to itself, it’s an astonishing piece of filmmaking, portraying war with enormous panache. This is big-screen bravado, and then some.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Alex Godfrey
    The potentially interesting material is suffocated by a B-movie story and a C-grade script.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    This is intentionally jagged but nevertheless frustrating, a little too self-satisfied for its own good. Yet there are some great moments and, when it relaxes a bit, it has charm to spare.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Alex Godfrey
    A psychologically merciless sequel, everything here is as it should be: deeper, scarier, funnier. Muschietti in particular has stepped up, skilfully guiding us through a rollicking funhouse. It is obscenely entertaining.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Alex Godfrey
    It’s well-intentioned and pretty, but not much else. Occasional stylistic flourish aside, it offers nothing we haven’t seen before, buckling under the weight of its own conservatism.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    Scorsese’s doc appears like one thing but sounds like another. It totally gets it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    Dramatically, Thunder Road is a little thin, but the plot’s not the point: this is all about Cummings, who sparkles with charisma and confidence. It’s an unabashed indulgence.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    It’s absolutely a period piece (heightened by being in black and white), but its humanity is ageless, serving up an irresistible amount of thrills, spills and jaw-aches.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    No fence-sitting here, Sorry To Bother You wallops its targets. Drenched in self-awareness, it is fantastically refreshing, defiantly announcing Riley as a radical new voice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    Bewildering in all the right ways, this is a poetic, sublime interpretation of a sorry story. An evocative, emotional experience, it pits humanity against inhumanity, resulting in something refreshingly new.

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