For 114 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allan Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 You Were Never Really Here
Lowest review score: 30 ma ma
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 114
  2. Negative: 2 out of 114
114 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The heady fusion of teenage romance, gothic fantasy and Mafia thriller becomes an immersive, atmospheric drama.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Allan Hunter
    There is a mixture of styles in Dead In A Week that never quite gels.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A timely film, capable of sparking vigorous debate.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    The feature debut of Vladimir De Fontenay is an accomplished piece with a committed central performance from Imogen Poots, but the emotional impact is lessened by an air of predictability and the sense that every bit of fresh hope is destined to end in disappointment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The wide ranging perspectives of painters, collectors, dealers and gallery owners makes for a thought-provoking and unexpectedly moving film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Margarethe Von Trotta’s many personal connections to Ingmar Bergman lend a fresh, distinctive flavour to Searching For Ingmar Bergman. The documentary explores and champions Bergman’s artistic legacy but also captures a very human portrait of a complex man.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    John F. Donovan may revisit a lot of familiar territory for Dolan but on this form it is good to welcome him home.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Allan Hunter
    Some of the wit and emotion strikes home and the longer we spend with individual characters the more their story resonates.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    One of the issues with Where Hands Touch is that whilst some of the details and specifics feel fresh, the drama often feels desperately hackneyed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    High Life offers an uncompromising mind-bender of a deep space journey through destructive desire, faith, trust and the instincts for good and bad that make us merely human.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Moore’s performance means that we are with Gloria every step of the way, sharing in the little victories and the jolting setbacks.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Rather than attack his subject with bristling anger, Arcand approaches it with world-weary wit and the kind of warming optimism that might not appear out of place in a Frank Capra classic. The result is a little old-fashioned but also surprisingly endearing and feels like some of his best work in a while.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The Front Runner may cover a lot of ground and raise more questions about morality and the media than it can ever answer, but it remains a punchy, absorbing political drama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The forlorn feel of Hotel By The River becomes increasingly endearing, and there is a strain of bone dry humour that lightens the mood.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    A tight, focused piece of storytelling, Sibel is impressive in the way it also embraces the journeys of the other characters. Sibel’s newfound defiance and confidence in herself also changes her sister and allows her father to actively embrace a more modern view of the world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    A saga of complicated relationships, longings and heartbreak sometimes strains to fully develop all its disparate elements. Yet this is still an ambitious feat of storytelling delivered with a sensitivity to mood and emotion.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The switch towards something more unexpected is initially disconcerting, but ultimately reveals an ambitious filmmaker striving to subvert expectations.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    It is a striking, sustained artistic achievement, but one as painful and distressing to watch as it must have been to live through.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The craftsmanship on display in Let The Corpses Tan is flawless.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The film can be difficult to get a handle on, but eventually encourages you to surrender to its poetic moods and distinctive rhythms.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Jude makes us think and makes us feel and succeeds in making Blecher a presence in the film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    Elements of craft and performance are very persuasive but the slight storyline and recourse to awkward flights of fancy make it a film that never quite gels.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    No matter how melodramatic the story becomes, and how much the emotions boil, What Will People Say at least tries to understand both sides of this cultural and generational divide.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Charismatic performances by Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva make you believe in the characters and invest in the romance. When harsh reality inevitably intrudes on their dream love, the emotional impact is all the deeper.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The Dead And Others is very determined not to spell anything out. It is unassuming and respectful but there is a price for that. Patient viewers have to work hard to engage with the film and sustain their interest as the steady pace continues, and the running time closes in on two hours
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    You have to admire the sheer giddy enthusiasm of filmmaking friends who are fizzing with ideas and able to make a modest budget stretch a long way. The film has a certain visual allure in its gaudy colours and low-budget special-effects. Yet you also long for them to put all those energies into a more focused, far funnier project.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Lucia’s Grace does provide a strong showcase for the range of Rohrwacher’s talent, displaying her skill with physical comedy and her ability to invest her character with emotional conviction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    One of the things that truly impresses about Border is the way Abbasi successfully juggles so many disparate plot elements and then brings them together like a well tuned orchestra.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The meandering narrative sprawls like a great Dickens novel but individual encounters and elements that may seem like distractions all reflect back on the greater themes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    This is stylish, commercial storytelling that marks a big leap forward for Ortega and should put Lorenzo Ferro on the map.

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