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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Eisner has almost nothing on his mind, no political rumblings, nothing behind the urge to upgrade vintage trash.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Melissa Rosenberg's screenplay is faithful enough to Meyer's soap-operatic inclinations, but I kind of wish it weren't.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A typical vehicle for Ferrell's atypical humor.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    In Step Up 3D, what's going on is: nothing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    A compact British drama that does more with only three people and a few modest settings than most movies do with computerized bloat and a cast of hundreds.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    You can't fool me. I know it's actually a parlor game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    A movie about an obese Harlem teenager who's raped by her father and abused by her mother. It's depressing, devastating, harrowing and repulsive. But there are lyric flights of hope interspersed among that raw naturalism, and that's what makes this movie amazing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    Perrier's Bounty puts on a pretty good show: fast, foul, corny, strange.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    Handily beats back the evils of boredom.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    For Kline's performance alone, The Extra Man is well worth seeing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    The acting is immaculate; the editing is seamless; the imagery is blunt.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    This is a handsome, conventional biopic, as fluent and polished as its subject matter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    It's a remarkable film: A gritty, gut-churning, crime thriller based on a true story. Its greatness lies in its unwavering fidelity to human nature and the unstoppable laws of the wild.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    What joy it is to watch the man (Douglas) slime himself on camera.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    It's harmless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    An imperfect, fascinating film about an imperfect, fascinating man.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    It does for hit men what "Up in the Air" did for frequent-flying corporate terminators, minus the comic tang.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    Visually, Jonah Hex is an orgy of overstatement: rapid edits, garish colors, harsh light.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    RED
    This breezy action comedy is a noisy affirmation that life goes on after 50, that retirement doesn't mean redundancy, and that nobody - young or old - can wear a long cream evening gown like Mirren.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    In this case, it's considerably better, adapting the 007 template in a story of a crazed bald cat named Kitty Galore (voiced by a hissing, chichi Bette Midler) and her malevolent plot to conquer the world. It's brilliant in its simplicity
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Biancolli
    This is spellbinding, transporting, damn near indescribable and the latest indication that Christopher Nolan might be the slyest narrative tactician making movies today.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    This is a sobering piece of advocacy cinema.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    A little movie with a lot of hilarious swearing and an unexpectedly big heart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    It isn't a long journey. Kisses clocks at 72 minutes, which feels something less than feature length. It's long enough to include a few cliches and nagging questions, yet it's short enough to leave you wanting more.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Biancolli
    Although this one indulges in unnecessary CGI enhancements, it's still a striking piece of character-driven horror, and it ranks among the more understated fright fests to hit the mainstream in recent memory.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The movie as a whole is a mixed bag, offering up stiff shots of skepticism and a few provocative thoughts on correlation and causality.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    The movie's name is Life as We Know It, but that seems incomplete. The predicate's missing. The full sentence should be "Life as we know it is over," i.e., nuked by the sudden and irreversible arrival of a human infant.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Biancolli
    In Secretariat, the fictionalized bits are simple exaggerations - broad, Disneyish adjustments in races and other realities.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Amy Biancolli
    There are six standard types of violence in film these days: Tarantino, comic book, Scorsese, martial arts, horror and stupid. For stupid, look no further than Centurion.
    • 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.

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