Amy Biancolli

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For 216 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Biancolli's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Footnote
Lowest review score: 0 Vanishing on 7th Street
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 216
  2. Negative: 40 out of 216
216 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Uneven, occasionally silly, true, but it's also an improvement over 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Biancolli
    Is it good bad? Nah. It's just bad. It's so bad it makes "Machete," the other movie based on a mock trailer from "Grindhouse," look like high-gloss Kubrickian satire.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    For all of its brutal flashbacks and heavy-handed devices, The First Grader works best when it works quietly.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    Nostalgia for the Light is a strange and stunning work of art: a poem disguised as a movie about astronomers in the Atacama desert of Chile.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    A film of great hilarity, humanity, idiosyncrasy and grade-A, eyebrow-singeing raunch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A crappy 3-D conversion job mars this otherwise competent, energetic and cheerfully hambone Marvel adaptation from director Kenneth Branagh.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    In style and structure, it mimics an old-style studio effort, a culture-clashing comedy of manners that's tinged with melodrama and filmed in a smart progression of medium shots.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    As a runner, the robber is dogged; as a robber, the runner is efficient, explosive and fast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Some movies are in-between and inoffensive and harm absolutely no one. Prom is one of those.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Like its protagonist, Ceremony is as smart as it is exasperating.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    May be Disney's most pointedly feminist effort since "Mulan."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A road trip into the heart of that bumpiest of territories, the adolescent id.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Rio
    The humor's a little strange, and the action's a little frenetic, but all of it whooshes past in a swirl of tropical color and pseudo-South American bonhomie. Gorgeous scenery meets oddball characters and mild ethnic stereotyping.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    The film about violence and retribution is a tough piece of work, subtle in some ways, obvious in others, viscerally affecting throughout.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    The chief problem with Your Highness is its lack of imagination - its misuse and overuse of language and visual riffs that are only marginally amusing at best.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Rubber has its share of jollies, at least when it isn't boring us to death with the fourth-wall-busting monkey business. Although I appreciate Dupieux's efforts at satire, the audience-interaction subplot goes nowhere fast.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Rendered nearly unwatchable by overblown close-ups and an unrelenting shaky-cam.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    The effect is an endearing and plainspoken clarity that stops just short of naturalism; the people in his movies don't seem real, exactly, but we end up caring about them as though they were.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Rodrick Rules has a brighter comic edge than its predecessor - and a bit more spunk.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The story gets away from itself as it barrels forward. The tiny bit of sense it makes at the beginning is quickly sacrificed in a conclusion so facile, illogical and cheap that it could use a dose of NZT itself.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    A smart, juicy entertainment, but it's the kind of straight-up legal drama that hinges entirely on crafty storytelling and across-the-board solid performances.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    An artfully depraved piece of South Korean torture porn directed by Kim Ji-woon, is a skillful serial-killer thriller in keeping with the likes of "Saw."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Catherine Hardwicke's prettified movie is a strange adaptation because it supplants the woodsy horror of the original fairy tale with two new elements: a romantic triangle and a witch hunt.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    It is, all in all, off its rocker. But it's gorgeous.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Every last joke in the movie - verbal gags, visual gags, musical cues, camera moves - is crushingly literal.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Best reason to stay home and rent "Disturbia": I Am Number Four is a little better and makes loads more sense than "Eagle Eye." But neither has the sass and pluck of "Disturbia."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    As weird as it sounds.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Through it all, Tatum tries like crazy to Act. His eyes pinch. His brow scrunches. Most of all, he clenches his jaw, little creases of muscle flexing below his ears as he labors to emote.

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