Amy Amatangelo

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For 25 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 100% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 0% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Amatangelo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 95 CODA
Lowest review score: 58 Endings, Beginnings
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
25 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 73 Amy Amatangelo
    80 for Brady isn’t going to add to anyone’s long list of Oscar nominations, but it definitely moves the goalpost for the kind of movies audiences want to see. To mix up my sports metaphors, I hope the box office hits it out of the ballpark and we get more female-oriented, age-defying movies like this.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 65 Amy Amatangelo
    While Mark Hammer’s script has a few zingers, it’s the stacked supporting cast that makes the movie pop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Amatangelo
    Just give yourself over the utter weirdness.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Amy Amatangelo
    Spirited, with its message of redemption, changing our behavior and doing a little good, arrives at the perfect time. Who better to tell us to start being nice than a singing and dancing Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 61 Amy Amatangelo
    There’s a worthwhile story in here about the long-term effects of trauma, how society disregards and casts aside adolescent girls, how quick we are to blame the victim, how bullying can lead to terror—but all these messages gets lost in translation.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 68 Amy Amatangelo
    The good news is if you liked Hocus Pocus, you will definitely like Hocus Pocus 2...because it’s basically the exact same movie except with cell phones, better special effects and a cameo from Hannah Waddingham. Imitation remains the sincerest form of flattery. The bad news is…it’s the exact same movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Amatangelo
    The plot of Luck is far too dense and convoluted. I suspect the movie’s target audience won’t have the patience for it. Maybe they will be distracted by the sparkly crystals and funny unicorns.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 89 Amy Amatangelo
    While never didactic or patronizing, the movie should expand the horizons of some viewers and be validating for others who may see themselves on screen. But to be successful, the movie also has to be entertaining. And Anything’s Possible is.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 79 Amy Amatangelo
    In an industry still obsessed with youth, the message of Jerry & Marge Go Large is one worth celebrating.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Amatangelo
    This is a movie for the fans—almost a gift, really. The last two-plus years have been a lot for everyone, and to escape to late 1920s England and France in all its splendor is a delight.
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    • 76 Amy Amatangelo
    El talks about designing that elusive “one of ones” sneaker, something so special it can’t be replicated. Sneakerella definitely isn’t that, but as a tween musical full of catchy songs, the shoe fits.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Amatangelo
    As directed by Rachel Fleit, in her documentary feature debut, the movie is an unflinching look at what it is like to live with a degenerative disease that attacks the spinal cord and brain. But it’s also a look at a woman who has a fractured relationship with her mother, was never quite comfortable with her fame and struggles with anxiety and depression.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Amy Amatangelo
    Beauty from tragedy is the foundation of Come From Away. An enduring message for us all.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 76 Amy Amatangelo
    In her debut theatrical performance, Cabello is charming and handles the script, particularly the throwaway lines that lovingly mock the genre, with aplomb.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 95 Amy Amatangelo
    By the time the movie reaches its poignant, beautiful conclusion, I defy anyone to have a dry eye. CODA is about letting go and letting your loved ones soar.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Amy Amatangelo
    Part adventure, part wistful romance—alongside some nice lessons imparted about friendship, family and taking risks—Vivo is enjoyable and familiar.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Amy Amatangelo
    What truly sets the movie apart is Moreno’s unwavering honesty. While obviously proud of her accomplishments, she doesn’t gush about herself. It would have been so easy for the movie to have been a puff piece. But Moreno refuses to let that happen.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Amatangelo
    What’s missing here is heart. While the message of Spirit Untamed is a good one (some things are worth fighting for; you have to let your children make their own mistakes), it’s hard not to see the movie as an easy money grab.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Amy Amatangelo
    More than anything, the script, by Prathi Srinivasan and Joshua Levy, is funny. And Plan B works due to Verma and Moroles’ authentic, lived-in performances. Their rapport is delightful. Their delivery spot-on.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Amy Amatangelo
    Aside from the globetrotting and the drama, at the heart of all three To All the Boys movies is the charming Condor, who infuses the movies with validity and radiates happiness. She is a delight to watch—always and forever.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Amy Amatangelo
    An inspiring movie for young, old and everyone in between, I would be shocked if the movie’s final moments didn’t lead to a cathartic cry for every viewer. The beauty of this story is timeless.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Amy Amatangelo
    While glorious to look at, the movie still feels slightly hollow. All the right pieces are there, but an emotional connection to the characters is lacking.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 79 Amy Amatangelo
    Light, fluffy and sugarcoated, The High Note feels like a throwback to another time when studios produced movies with the sole purpose of putting a little spring in viewer’s step.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Amy Amatangelo
    Bad Education asks the tough questions and gives us the uneasy answers.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Amy Amatangelo
    Boredom. Annoyance. Anger. I experienced a range of emotions and perfected my eye roll while watching Endings, Beginnings, the new movie from director and writer Drake Doremus (Like Crazy).

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