Alonso Duralde

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For 473 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alonso Duralde's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Call Me by Your Name
Lowest review score: 0 The Assignment
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 473
473 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 79 Alonso Duralde
    Beneath Us never lets the exploitation cinema elements get in the way of the serious conversation about actual, real-life exploitation. That makes it frightening, and that makes it bold.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Alonso Duralde
    The characters in The Whistlers turn language into music; Porumboiu does something very similar with criminality and corruption.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Alonso Duralde
    Even if the film lags narratively, there’s enough flash and dazzle to keep viewers engaged, with Holland and Pratt providing a genuine balance of sibling love and aspiration for each other.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Alonso Duralde
    If this new movie — referred to in some circles as Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island — were a pilot for a TV reboot, it would come off as overwrought and underwritten but still possibly on the right track for a revived anthology series. As a movie, those flaws are magnified to the size of the silver screen, and its contrivances and coincidences come off as even less convincing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Alonso Duralde
    Ultimately, Ordinary Love is a celebration not just of this functional, delightfully average relationship, but also of life itself, risking and wrestling with loss not in spite of the fact it’s shared with others, but precisely because of that fact.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Alonso Duralde
    The film’s various elements work in wonderful concert to keep the momentum brisk but still grounded in a stylized version of human empathy, from Jay Cassidy and Evan Schiff’s whiz-bang editing to Daniel Pemberton’s consciously grandiose score. The cast makes each moment count.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Alonso Duralde
    Advocacy meets suspense in Welcome to Chechnya, a chilling examination of both the brutality that the Chechen LGBT community is forced to face on a daily basis and the difficulty of leaving the country for peace and safety.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Alonso Duralde
    Anyone who sees this new movie without having watched the original will certainly enjoy the lead performances, but they’ll be getting the frozen-watered-down version of the story.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Alonso Duralde
    Dolittle doesn’t have a fraction of the verve of the similarly misguided “Cats,” but it does share with that movie a staggering amount of “What were they thinking?” decisions.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Alonso Duralde
    Abrams certainly knows how to manipulate, but when he does it, you can see the strings. How much or little you enjoy The Rise of Skywalker will rely almost entirely on whether or not you mind that every laugh and tear and jolt feels like it’s coming right off a spreadsheet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Alonso Duralde
    Varda by Agnès makes a fascinating roadmap to a life and to a career in art, offering inspiration both for viewers and for fellow creators.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 68 Alonso Duralde
    Writer-director Rian Johnson assembles the makings of a great whodunnit for Knives Out and winds up making a good one. It’s a perfectly entertaining film, but its attributes and apparent ambitions make the results just a bit disappointing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Alonso Duralde
    The movie is more successful as a thriller than as a thoughtful examination of war and its horrors; Mendes seems less interested in bigger ideas about the nightmare of battle and its effects on his characters than he is in Hitchcockian audience manipulation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Alonso Duralde
    In an era in which sentimentality is a seasoning that filmmakers either shun entirely or employ with too heavy a hand, Gerwig crafts a work about love and family and devotion and empathy that is moving without being manipulative. This is a Little Women for the ages.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Alonso Duralde
    Disarming and delightful, the sleeper indie comedy Feast of the Seven Fishes proves anew that the most universal storytelling is also the most specific.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Alonso Duralde
    There’s a lot to like here, from a rich palette of autumn colors to a potentially provocative subplot that will teach children that nations need to acknowledge and atone for their historical sins, but in the final tally, this is a sequel that exists not because there was more story to be told but because there was more money to be made.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Alonso Duralde
    Think of Last Christmas as director Paul Feig’s Christmas album; it won’t be the first comedy anyone thinks about in his accomplished filmography, but viewers might find themselves reaching for it come December all the same.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alonso Duralde
    It’s far more successful with holiday magic than it is with character-based comedy, but that’s not enough of a flaw to keep young audiences (and their parents) from potentially turning this feature into a cherished annual tradition.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Alonso Duralde
    This is a movie that’s rife with characters, with incidents, with ideas, with history, and as such, it will benefit from multiple viewings. But even after the first watch, The Irishman hits hard, and it’s a reminder that nearly 30 years after “GoodFellas,” Martin Scorsese still has fascinating mob tales to tell, and fascinating ways to tell them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Alonso Duralde
    Somehow, through the alchemy of acting and makeup and lighting and costuming, all traces of Zellweger are erased, and only Judy remains.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Alonso Duralde
    Hustlers is an uneven but mostly entertaining tale of strippers exploiting their exploiters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Alonso Duralde
    Full of surprises ... It’s a historical piece that defies expectation and offers both the thrills of battle and a thoughtful critique of war and imperialism.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Alonso Duralde
    The Perfect Candidate feels like a film that both represents a new era for women in the Muslim world and also one that will help push that movement forward.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Alonso Duralde
    A clunky, heavy-handed film that takes a pressing contemporary issue and flattens it under two genres the writer-director seems ill-equipped to handle — the mockumentary and the courtroom drama.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Alonso Duralde
    When Ramírez and Cruz, or Moura and de Armas, are on screen together, addressing the human cost involved in spycraft, Wasp Network becomes much more interesting. When it veers away from them, the film seems mostly comprised of conversations in restaurants, where new characters and organizations are constantly being introduced.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Alonso Duralde
    The Laundromat flails about, with an excess of bad ideas that undercut the justifiable outrage over the events depicted.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Alonso Duralde
    The broadness of Phoenix’s work allows the rest of the ensemble — particularly Conroy, Zazie Beetz as a single-mom neighbor, and MVP character actors like Bill Camp, Shea Whigham and Brian Tyree Henry — to dial it down and give effectively human-size performances.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Alonso Duralde
    While director Andrews, most known for his stage work, doesn’t always know how to lift this story beyond banal biopic choices, he’s certainly tapped into something special with Stewart, who continues to reveal new layers with each film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Alonso Duralde
    Any controversy that might erupt over Roman Polanski’s decision to implicitly equate himself with one of history’s greatest victims of injustice is dissipated by the resultant film’s tepid listlessness.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Alonso Duralde
    With Marriage Story, Baumbach cements his reputation as one of this generation’s leading humanist filmmakers.

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