For 211 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allan Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Our Time Machine
Lowest review score: 30 Mothers and Daughters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 211
211 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Couched in fondness and gentle irreverence, his impressionistic archive footage documentary offers whimsical reflections on a lifetime of duty and service.
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    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Compelling as a tale of Cold War intrigue and fraught international relations, Castro’s Spies is equally gripping on a human level especially when the focus settles on emotional accounts of what happened to each one of the five.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    What makes Hold Your Fire so timely and disturbing is also how much remains the same.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Humanity is the first casualty of war in Bad Roads. Natalya Vorozhbit’s adaptation of her 2017 play is a howl of anguish over the recent history of the Ukraine and the impact of hostilities with neighbouring Russia.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    It is the viewer who feels the injustice and outrage on his behalf, deepening the emotional connection to events.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A moving lead performance from Adele Exarchopoulos is the film’s strongest selling point.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Precisely observed but somewhat aloof in tone, The Girl And The Spider builds into a symphony of separation and solitude.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Eventually, Bonello does draw things together and creates a sense of cohesion in addressing the insecurities, large and small, of a typical teenager who has endured the pandemic lockdown.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The story arc of Lunana may offer few surprises but Dorji handles it with confidence and buckets of charm.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Saud, Nadeem and Salik are engaging and inspirational individuals. Shaunak Sen’s film does justice to their efforts but also allows us to see the bigger picture of a highly connected, complex world that humanity shares but seems intent on destroying.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The combination of sensitively handled character drama and slow-burning horror genre tropes builds into an intriguing tale of survival and empowerment with a standout central performance from Anna Diop. ... But the supernatural element almost feels like a distraction or one ingredient too many for the film to incorporate.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    You Won’t Be Alone’s strength lies in Stolevski’s ability to balance the gore with the humanity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The central performances give the film its conviction and keep you intrigued about the twisted, see-sawing power dynamics between captor and captive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    As truths are shared, revelations uncovered and reunions achieved, Memory Box becomes a warming tale of truth and reconciliation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Never appearing to judge any situation, Kingdon confidently allows the images to tell a fascinating, universal story of inequality and class division, revealing a country that feels more like a capitalist society than anyone’s idea of a Communist state.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    An intense combination of apocalyptic nightmare and family psychodrama. ... A provocative, rigorously composed film that confirms Paxton as a singular talent after a string of award-winning shorts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Garbus’s approach is respectful, never hagiographic and allows room for consideration of Cousteau’s professional regrets and personal failings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    West and Cohen reflect some of Murray’s unassuming nature in a diligently assembled, absorbing film that treats its fascinating subject matter with respect.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Directed with brisk efficiency by Philip Noyce, the mix of adrenaline-rush emotion, manipulative melodrama and moralising is surprisingly entertaining in the moment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Free Solo wife and husband directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are forensic in the detail they provide and the range of testimonies they have assembled; the result is a tense, absorbing documentary with a strong emotional charge.
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    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Anais Volpe’s debut feature celebrates a female friendship as it runs the gamut from jubilation to lamentation.
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    • 80 Allan Hunter
    La Civil paints a compelling picture of a society in which nobody can be trusted and everyone is complicit in a neverending cyle of violence, intimidation and revenge.
    • 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.
    • 77 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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