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
    • 80 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The switch towards something more unexpected is initially disconcerting, but ultimately reveals an ambitious filmmaker striving to subvert expectations.
    • 81 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.
    • 85 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.
    • 68 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.
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    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 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.
    • 61 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Asgari maintains a tight hold on the material as the night unfolds; there is little sense of hysteria or panic, just a steady drip of the shaming consequences that follow from the breaking of one taboo.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Infused with nostalgia, United Skates is also an infectious call to arms, noting the way in which communities are starting to fight back.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Smuggling Hendrix is an amiable affair that gradually grows on the viewer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    A comprehensive remembrance of Radner’s public legacy is underpinned by an engrossing insight into her private struggles, making for an informative and poignant showbusiness story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    It achieves stray laughs and some clever moments, but not enough to render it more than a strained curiosity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Woman Walks Ahead is a story of defying expectations, finding common ground and gaining knowledge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Mrs. Fang is unreservedly voyeuristic, the camera maintaining its own vigil over Xiuying who is seen in lengthy, merciless close-ups staring straight ahead.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    It is a governing sense of restraint that lends the film such an emotional kick, and breathes fresh life into an old classic.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Director Mark Grieco grabs our attention by going beyond the obvious. Exploring the consequences of well-intentioned actions and providing a sense of the much bigger picture transforms A River Below into an unexpectedly compelling proposition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Bad Day succeeds because of the quality of the craftsmanship, the decision to bring a more measured perspective to typical thriller conventions and the performance of Nigel O’Neill who makes a very human and flawed avenger.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    An intimate, deeply felt engagement with profound matters of life and death.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    A film that initially offers guilty pleasure thrills ultimately reveals its softer, more sentimental side. Kills On Wheels manages to cast aside the straitjacket of political correctness and treat disability issues with humour, understanding and inventiveness.

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