Aurora Amidon

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For 64 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 87% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 12% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Aurora Amidon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 95 Licorice Pizza
Lowest review score: 49 F*ck Love Too
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
64 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Aurora Amidon
    With its team assembled, Joy Ride descends into a fearless and unpredictable romp packed to the brim with absurd and unapologetically raunchy humor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Aurora Amidon
    This fearless, authentic debut showcases immense command of a unique and inventive form of humor, while touching on a very real issue with heart and candor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Aurora Amidon
    The beauty of National Anthem is that it effortlessly challenges all expectations and preconceived notions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Aurora Amidon
    The first film to grace the beloved franchise in a decade, Evil Dead Rise is everything you could ask for from an Evil Dead flick: It’s disgusting enough to make you physically recoil, it’s funny as hell and, perhaps most importantly, it might just wield more blood than I’ve ever seen in a movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 66 Aurora Amidon
    Tetris is repetitive, melodramatic and surprisingly uneventful.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Aurora Amidon
    With the help of Sennott, who co-wrote the script, Seligman squeezes every ounce of humor out of each of the film’s thoughtfully-crafted scenarios—for better or worse.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 57 Aurora Amidon
    More than anything, Your Place or Mine will probably just make you wish you’d watched an old Kutcher or Witherspoon flick this Valentine’s Day, instead.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 73 Aurora Amidon
    It’s not every day that you see a by-the-books rom-com squeezing in a semi-twist ending, and Franco does so in an admirably sneaky, cheeky, subtle way. Similarly, Somebody’s moments of genuine, heartfelt drama are bound to pull on your heartstrings.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Aurora Amidon
    This exhaustively sanitized, overly saccharine take on the hero’s journey is certainly nothing new, but it remains rather uninteresting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 62 Aurora Amidon
    As with any ensemble piece, The Drop’s success relies on its characters, and for the most part, they are largely ineffective—much of which has to do with the central friend group coming across as an ill-fitted hodgepodge of eccentrics with little to nothing in common.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 56 Aurora Amidon
    It’s a sluggishly slow murder-mystery without much tension, one holding a candle to Poe’s work Nevermore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Aurora Amidon
    M3GAN’s most impressive feat, at the end of the day, is that it gives us cinematic sickos exactly what we want without sacrificing greatness in the process. And yes, what we want is a breakdancing, murderous doll. Is that such a crime?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 72 Aurora Amidon
    By the end of Light, Mendes has taken his message a little too literally.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Aurora Amidon
    Nobody expects all Christmas movies to be masterpieces. But it’s hard not to be disappointed by low-energy affairs like Tiffany’s, which is nothing more than a mindless attempt at adhering to the Christmas movie algorithm. Even the Grinch would probably ask for something more.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Aurora Amidon
    At face value, Lady Chatterley’s Lover works well enough as a love story: It’s sweet, moderately sexy and sticks pretty religiously to Lawrence’s compelling story. But for a film based on a book that scandalized thousands, it will undoubtedly leave its viewer wanting more.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Aurora Amidon
    Paired with My Policeman’s agile writing and affecting direction, the undeniable chemistry between Styles and Dawson feels like a shining cherry on top.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Aurora Amidon
    A jolly romp filled with songs, jokes and clever twists on a well-known genre, it is plenty of fun—but only if you can forgive how frequently it repeats the same old joke, and, as a result, becomes guilty of overplaying its own gimmick.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 81 Aurora Amidon
    White takes care to illustrate that this isn’t just a riveting mission, emphasizing that—cushioned between spellbinding footage of a rocket piercing the atmosphere—real, emotional stories effectively double the film’s stakes by turning a story filled with science and space into something distinctly human and relatable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 59 Aurora Amidon
    Ticket to Paradise has all the components for a successful rom-com: A strong cast, a playful and inventive premise, a beautiful location. But the cast isn’t given much to do, the premise gets lost along the way, and even though the film was shot mostly on location in Australia, its oversaturated and sterile cinematography makes it look like CGI.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Aurora Amidon
    Once The Good Nurse establishes that something undeniably fishy is going on, it quickly cascades into a perfect amalgam of a tense detective thriller starring dubious officers Danny Baldwin (Nnamdi Asomugha) and Tim Braun (Noah Emmerich), a gut-wrenching psychological drama, and a staggering showcase for Chastain and Redmayne, who deliver two of the finest performances of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Aurora Amidon
    Leslie’s journey is at once unflinchingly intimate, aching and melancholy—qualities accentuated by Larkin Seiple’s sublime cinematography, which resembles a somber travelogue.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Aurora Amidon
    When all is said and done, storytelling this glaringly flawed cannot be overlooked, and the wonderful elements of Amsterdam can only do so much to glue together this faltering house of cards.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Aurora Amidon
    Look Both Ways feverishly whittles itself down to ensure that it keeps a wide berth from anything unsavory or controversial. The dishonesty that comes along with that timidity is a much tougher pill to swallow than the truths that might have arisen otherwise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Aurora Amidon
    If you’re looking for an engaging-enough rehashing of a riveting true story, by all means watch Thirteen Lives. Just don’t expect it to present you with anything that you haven’t seen in the long list of survival flicks already out there.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 59 Aurora Amidon
    As soon as you say They/Them out loud for the first time, you’ll realize that it’s a wickedly clever play on words. Unfortunately, that’s the last time the horror film displays any behind-the-scenes wit or gumption.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Aurora Amidon
    If Grashaw had simply trusted his instincts a little more and allowed Josiah to exist as a simple meditation on one family’s traumas, it would have easily joined the ranks of the great cinematic Southern Gothic horrors.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Aurora Amidon
    It’s a humble exploration of a fascinating and untapped community, reminiscent of great cinéma verité documentarians like Frederick Wiseman.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 62 Aurora Amidon
    Despite its flaws, Alone Together turns out to be quite poignant, and gets around to conveying a truly optimistic message. It’s a film about following your heart and your dreams, and daring to be yourself no matter what people think of you.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Aurora Amidon
    Despite the documentary’s scattered approach, it’s not exactly a chore to take interest in the backstory of such an iconic moment in American cultural history.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Aurora Amidon
    Directed by Anthony Fabian and written by Fabian, Carroll Cartwright, Leigh Thompson and Olivia Hetreed, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris masterfully achieves every note essential in a captivating underdog story.

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