Amy Biancolli

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For 214 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Biancolli's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lowest review score: 0 Vanishing on 7th Street
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 214
  2. Negative: 39 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A road trip into the heart of that bumpiest of territories, the adolescent id.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Rodrick Rules has a brighter comic edge than its predecessor - and a bit more spunk.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    So if you don't mind, I'll just go back to believing that someone named Shakespeare (whoever he was) wrote Shakespeare's works. And I'll just go back to regarding them with awe.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Biancolli
    This is a terrible movie. It has no business being as terrible as it is, because it boasts a perfectly acceptable horror premise and a perfectly acceptable cast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Because Benavides is a south Texas town, the screenplay touches inevitably on the flow of immigrants at the border - and resentment at their presence. But All She Can puts a new face on this resentment, highlighting the frustration of legal Mexican Americans.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Some movies are in-between and inoffensive and harm absolutely no one. Prom is one of those.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    The resultant spoofery is nonpartisan, or at least vague - we never learn which of these flesh-pressing idiots is the Republican and which is the Democrat - and raucous in its send-ups of the moral, financial and sexual peccadilloes of the common political animal.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    This sequel is also goofy, also eye-popping - see it in Imax 3-D if you really want to fry your optic nerve - and also weakly scripted. And yet the sheer size of the thing works against it: The effects are absolutely spectacular, but they blow the goofy-cheesy quotient straight through the roof.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    American Reunion isn't a total wash. Its one saving grace is Eugene Levy as Jim's dad.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    No matter how well made, well acted and well intentioned, Lying Dingbat Procrastinator movies are excruciating to watch. Case in point: People Like Us, a film hell-bent on dragging its protagonist (and, sadly, us) through the LDP narrative playbook.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    It's a celebration of nerd pride in all its many-feathered glory.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    With most movies, the question for viewers is: Who should see it? With Project X, the most pressing issue is: Who shouldn't see it?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A minor but sometimes touching documentary.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Most of the cast doesn't know what to do with their shallow characterizations and lackluster dialogue. The best lines were harvested for the trailer - so if you've seen that, you've seen it all.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Perrier's Bounty puts on a pretty good show: fast, foul, corny, strange.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Despite bursts of hilarity and an A-list cast, this is a dark, difficult, weirdly existential film - like some seriocomic spin on "I and Thou."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    What's missing is any hint of realism. There's no grit to it anywhere.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    You know what? The whole thing is harmless.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Flipped succeeds when it backs off the gluey nostalgia and focuses instead on the subtler pitfalls of adolescence - the tough stuff, the moral stuff, the constant tacking between fear and courage.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Rod Lurie's heated but empty-headed remake re-creates the original's trudge toward savagery but can't re-create its social context - and doesn't bring anything new to the table.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The fact that Grandma is played by Jane Fonda, flouncing around in natural fabrics, should tell you something. It should tell you there is no casting decision or character nuance or plot turn too obvious to indulge.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    About as loony and soapy as a movie can get. In other words, it's about as loony and soapy as the novel, and I say this as one who obsessively consumed all four installments in Stephenie Meyer's mega-selling series.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Rendered nearly unwatchable by overblown close-ups and an unrelenting shaky-cam.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    If you don't guess the big twist in the first 30 minutes, Intruders is half of a good movie. If you do, it's about a third of a good movie. Either way, there's a whole lot of bad movie to contend with.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    In Step Up 3D, what's going on is: nothing.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A tough slog through emotional swamplands. It's murky when it needs to be clear. But Hedlund is the big news here.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Like most ruckuses, it is frequently loud and not always intelligible.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    This dark and seedy follow-up to 2009's blockbuster comedy has a quite a retro message - suggesting that civilized men carry inside them a monster, a "demon" within, that requires constant taming.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Coiro, who directed and co-wrote the film with Ritter, has a firm hold on snappish humor and bookish references, but the whole thing sags under a creaky narrative structure.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Director-co-writer Gary McKendry seems to know a thing or two about hard-fisted fight scenes, but he muddies up the visuals with obligatory spasms of shaky-cam.

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