For 160 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 28% 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: 72
Highest review score: 100 You Were Never Really Here
Lowest review score: 30 ma ma
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 160
160 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    The overly busy story provides countless opportunities to create imaginative worlds and strange characters, but it also tends to feel like a string of set pieces rather than something that builds dramatic tension or momentum.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    It is a manic, hit and miss affair complete with slapstick antics and wisecracking one-liners.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    The abiding impression is of an intermittently fascinating film that is a minor work in the ever burgeoning Herzog canon.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    The film is hugely impressive in the scope of those interviewed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    Skin is a little pedestrian and obvious in its early stages, skirting with the feeling of a television production. It is the nature of the story and the scale of the mountain that Widner had to climb that finally makes it into something more compelling.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Allan Hunter
    There is a mixture of styles in Dead In A Week that never quite gels.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    It achieves stray laughs and some clever moments, but not enough to render it more than a strained curiosity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    The film almost works as a love letter to a seemingly ageless, bikini-clad Stone who invests her character with endless energy and enthusiasm. If she is engaged in a losing battle with the lack of originality or spark in the material, then nobody seems to have told her.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    Galloping across the decades, the film becomes increasingly sketchy and superficial. There is so much detail and substance in the 1970s stretch of this epic that the twists of fate and rueful reflections of later years inevitably feel less authentic and closer to soap opera.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Allan Hunter
    No matter what Oplev throws at us, the film refuses to catch fire and just grows sillier and more contrived as it unfolds. It never feels distinctive and often has the air of just another entry in the Final Destination series.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    It may have its failings but it is never less than entertaining.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Allan Hunter
    Ultimately the visual polish and subplots merely serve as fleeting distractions from the weary familiarity of this two-fisted tale.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    There is never any doubting Doillon’s sincerity or artistry but his film is overly cerebral, unfolding in a series of encounters that fade to black and never build a dramatic momentum.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    There are plenty of elements to admire in Amant Double but the endless twists and revelations grow tiresome.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    The problem with City Of Tiny Lights is a plot that is all too easy to second guess and stretches of dialogue which fail to sparkle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    Director Nathan Morlando makes a concerted effort to inject dynamism and emotion into the telling of Mean Dreams, but fights a losing battle against the cliched writing and some risible plotting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    This is a well crafted and often stylish film but you suspect it could have had a greater impact with more room for the individual elements to breathe.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    Marc Forster’s meandering, slow-burning tale has elements that might have attracted Polanski or Almodovar but eventually settles for a psychological thriller that is a little too enigmatic for its own good.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    Ma’ Rosa is atmospheric and involving to a degree but also feels as if we are in familiar territory.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Allan Hunter
    The issue of immigration couldn’t be more timely or poignant, but everything else in Desierto feels strictly by the book and it is a book we already know from cover to cover.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    London Fields overflows with interesting ideas but they are frequently buried under lurid fantasy sequences, blunt-edged satire and the sense that it is much more amused by its own wild daring than we are.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    It does cross your mind that this might all be some jolly wheeze of a mockumentary with Ginghină as a David Brent figure but apparently it is all to be taken seriously.

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