For 189 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allan Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 You Were Never Really Here
Lowest review score: 30 ma ma
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 189
189 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A sure-footed handling of tangled emotional issues creates an involving if small-scale feature.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A New Generation offers no earthshattering conclusions. There is no pretense of covering everything, just a chance to swim in Cousins erudite passion for film and answer his call to keep the faith.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Entertaining, wide-ranging and insightful, Lady Boss leaves you with admiration for Collins and even a sneaking inclination to read her books.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    All These Sons finds universal truths in individual lives, and it is impossible not to be moved by these young men, what they represent and the glimmer of hope they are offered.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Mariem Perez Riera’s celebratory documentary covers the full sweep of Moreno’s seven decades long career but also addresses her significance as a trailblazing Latina woman and political activist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Jessica Beshir’s hypnotic, immersive and very beautiful documentary marks an impressive feature debut.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Egilsdottir makes Inga a very sympathetic figure, playing her with the bone weary resolve of someone who recognises that she has nothing left to lose.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    It is easy to see where Wet Season is heading but Chen invests so much in the needs and flaws of the central duo that you want to see how it plays out.
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    • 60 Allan Hunter
    Jump, Darling travels along predictable roads as family secrets are revealed, ghosts of the past confronted and separate generations discover the strength to be true to themselves. What makes the journey worthwhile are the performances.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection offers a vivid, beautifully crafted reflection on identity, community and the tension between respecting age-old traditions and accepting the seemingly unstoppable march of progress.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A little more venom or bite might have been welcome but this is still an entertaining skewering of celebrity and the way a single day can flip from triumph to outright disaster
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The layering of styles and perspectives provides a sympathetic insight into the motivations and real life experiences of police officers working within a fundamentally corrupt system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy allows Hamaguchi to return to themes he has explored in previous work from the way life is measured in twists of fate to a sense of duality in individual lives and characters.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    The material may be slicker but the novelty of the format has faded.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    There is a spare, focused storytelling here that creates room to breathe.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The combination of archive footage, fresh interviews and extensive dramatic reconstructions is tightly edited. Hobinkson makes the most of a hugely involving story and a collection of fascinating individuals.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Despite all the influences that have been brought to bear on Cryptozoo, it still very much feels like its own creature.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Midi Z’s control of mood, pace and performance builds an engrossing drama that works on the intimate level of a moving human tragedy whilst also providing an insight into the much bigger picture of the problems and heartaches facing the people of Burma.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Tove has great charm, craft and a warming glow.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    The slick assurance of Bakhshi’s approach makes for an accessible, pacey melodrama but one that can also seem to trivialise the life and death matters at the core of the story.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Allan Hunter
    In the end, Wild Mountain Thyme fails to make the most of its cast or fairytale story and feels slightly misbegotten.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Delgado keeps us invested in the fate of these two girls without tipping the film towards overt melodrama or sentimentality.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    A lovely, satisfying saga, Wolfwalkers has the feel of an instant classic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    This is a documentary that carefully, meticulously builds a case and then blindsides the viewer with revelations, second thoughts and fresh evidence that makes you reconsider everything you thought was certain.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Allan Hunter
    Our Time Machine is very carefully balanced between the personal and the professional. An elegant, focused piece of storytelling finds the space to explore the family history revealing the way in which these lives are inextricably linked with the history of China itself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    Full of interesting concepts and accomplished animation, Children Of The Sea is less than the sum of its many parts and just seems to lose its way after a very promising beginning.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    What begins as a bit of a lark blossoms into a moving reflection on old age and loneliness that should strike a chord across the generations.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    It is the resilience of individuals that seems to reflect a melancholy Cuba acutely aware of its past but curious about its future. There are times when Epicentro seems to lack focus but no matter where it roams, it always returns to its central concerns of colonisation, mythmaking and the way the true spirit of Cuba resides in its people.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The collection of quirks, emotional connections, whimsy and humanity makes for poignant viewing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Compact, edge-of-the-seat storytelling that makes good use of Joseph Gordon Levitt’s decent, appealing everyman persona, 7500 may have its flaws but it still marks an impressive feature debut for Vollrath.

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