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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    In the end, The Upside is the sum of its good players and dubious politics, wrenching genuine tears from a story that celebrates the rich promise of life in all its shades of joy and heartbreak.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A solidly engrossing political drama, anchored by a commanding central performance from Liam Neeson.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    We only see what Loung sees, feel what she experiences but through her ordeal there develops an emotional connection to a country undergoing some of its darkest hours.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Lady Bird is often screamingly funny but it also has a generous spirit, embracing characters with all their flaws and foibles, virtues and defects.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The whole film is a lively lesson in music history that should stimulate renewed interest in Native American artists and convince other documentary filmmakers that there is still much more to explore
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Tavernier is a life-long cinema fan and every frame of this three hour documentary is a reflection of his passion, infectious enthusiasm and generous spirit.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Allan Hunter
    Invested with a real sense of joy, Faces Places is also something of a lament for a fast disappearing France.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Allan Hunter
    Ramsay elevates the material way beyond the conventional by sheer filmmaking craft.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    BPM (Beats Per Minute) is a moving, lump-in-the-throat love story but should also resonate on a political level as a testimony to the power of activism to awaken an indifferent world.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Franco manages to maintain credibility as he ramps up the emotional stakes, creating situations in which the viewer longs to jump into the screen and change the course of events.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Wong’s indomitable spirit is what lends the film such an appeal.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    A luminous, heartbreaking performance from Olivia Cooke shines through every frame of Katie Says Goodbye.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The broad brushstrokes storytelling and the director’s over-fondness for slow-motion sequences are among the film’s failings but this is still a rousing, easily accessible epic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Expertly paced, Glory builds to a cleverly staged off-camera climax that perfectly caps everything that has gone before.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    It is the attention to detail and the refusal to compromise that allows Serra to create such a compelling, coherent vision.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    It may be modest in scale but the film is assured in both intention and execution, building successfully towards a quietly moving climax.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The initial promise of a South African Brokeback Mountain broadens into a measured consideration of class, race, self-loathing and self-assertion in a compact but pleasingly complex drama.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A slight but ultimately moving drama.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A stunning location and a winning character are cannily deployed to create a likeable film in which audiences will need little persuasion to cheer the triumph of the underdog.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A sober, thoughtful documentary that combines a lament for a lost Eden with a rousing call to action.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Herzog’s typically dry narration is a particular delight in Into The Inferno.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Dynamic storytelling and powerful performances bring out the pathos in an unusual tale of conflicting loyalties set on the criminal edges of a travelling community.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The documentary is very good at raising reasonable doubts, planting seeds of confusion and demanding a more sensible examination of the facts.

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