For 31 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alex Godfrey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 It: Chapter Two
Lowest review score: 40 A Million Little Pieces
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
31 movie reviews
    • 94 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Alex Godfrey
    Its refusal to dress itself up is admirable, but overall we're talking about a slow trudge through the sludge.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    An often effective reboot, this does everything you’d expect, but that’s a real shame.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    It’s uncomfortable in all the right ways.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    Hold The Dark is rather unwell. Both intimate and epic, it is appropriately cold, resisting warmth at every turn, more a philosophical adventure than an emotional one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    A beautifully staged film with everything in its place, this is both an affectionate homage and a timely commentary, falling only slightly short of its own ambition. Classy pulp fiction.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    It is wittier, warmer and more unpredictable than it has any right to be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Alex Godfrey
    A small, slight window into a mixed-up soul, this is more intriguing than engaging. Its restraint, though, is admirable, resulting in a mood-piece with an ongoing sense of unease.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Alex Godfrey
    Not quite a terrifying thrill-ride, Ghost Stories is a creepy, disturbing ghost train with a beefier backbone than its source material, trading on tropes but still making your skin itch.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Alex Godfrey
    The third Cloverfield film is just about a Cloverfield film, but definitely a disappointment, trading on its name but not living up to its already muddled heritage. Only intermittently fun.

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