Chris Hewitt (1)

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For 109 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Hewitt (1)'s Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Halloween
Lowest review score: 20 The Invention of Lying
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 109
  2. Negative: 4 out of 109
109 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    An anti-Bond, the closest Cooke’s movie comes to an action sequence is when someone breaks into a mild run. But there’s real drama, and even thrills, to be found in this story of a very unlikely friendship that changed the course of history.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    With Better Call Saul about to come to an end, Odenkirk switches gears with admirable ease, anchoring one of the most purely enjoyable action movies in ages. It’s not quite a case of Nobody does it better, but it’ll do until somebody does.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    A lean and mean throwback of a thriller bolstered by excellent performances and first-class filmmaking. Occasionally bites off more than its CG budget can chew, but when director Taylor Sheridan keeps the action grounded, it’s sweaty palms central.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Time will tell if it’s worthy of being talked about in the same breath as Easy A, Clueless, Booksmart and the like, but Amy Poehler’s teen comedy is smart, funny, likeable and winningly performed. Moxie by name, moxie by nature.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Butler’s best star vehicle in years, what could have been a bombastic bunch of boulders is, instead, a refreshingly clear-eyed and compelling affair. One of the best disaster movies in years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Cronenberg by name, Cronenberg by nature. Possessor sees Brandon wading into territory often explored by his father, but there’s more than enough originality here, visually and thematically, to prevent this from being a mere cover version.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    One of the best British horror debuts in years, populated by well-drawn characters and a particularly nasty spirit. If you get a chance to move into His House, take it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Chris Hewitt (1)
    The votes are in, and it’s official: this largely unfunny paean to Eurovision is a waste of some serious talent. At least some of the songs are decent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Powered by the charisma and physicality of its star, this often gruelling action flick does more than enough to suggest that Hemsworth has found his genre, once he hangs up a certain hammer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Not so much bad Bad Boys, more good Bad Boys. And not so-bad-it’s-good Bad Boys either. Instead, this is comfortably the best entry in the series to date. Which isn’t bad.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    A very pleasurable surprise, with likeable leads, the right amount of gore, and some incredible near-the-knuckle gags that you can’t quite believe writer-director Forsythe even attempts, let alone gets away with. Far better than the 1989 Fred Savage-Howie Mandel movie of the same name.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Working off source material that is very different from its predecessor, anyone expecting a straightforward Shining sequel will be disappointed. This isn’t a gruelling exercise in pure horror. It’s odder and more contemplative, but worth checking in.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    It’s often enjoyable, occasionally very funny, and has an energy and verve sorely lacking from Fleischer’s last few films. So, while it’s simply, plainly, not as good as the first movie, Zombieland is no longer the odd one out on Fleischer’s CV.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Making a killer-doll movie out of decent component parts should have been child’s play, but this misses the mark.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    A decent, if inessential, take on one of Stephen King’s best novels. Sometimes original is better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Us
    A stunning sophomore effort from Jordan Peele.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    So insubstantial it may not actually exist, The Mule is very much the latest in a long line of minor Clints. But it might help pass the time on long journeys. Just make sure you don’t watch and drive.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    A better-than-expected entry in the all-too-often neglected sub sub-genre, with Butler showing impressive restraint.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Shark. Weak.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    This hard-edged action thriller may not match the original, but Washington’s McCall is a compelling character, the kind you’d quite happily like to hang out with whether he’s busting heads or painting walls.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Chris Hewitt (1)
    An energetic but erratic film that straddles about a dozen genres at once, none of them that successfully. One for those who like oodles of odd.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    A pitch-black, often very funny slice of pulp fiction with a number of stand-out performances, notably the ferocious Theron.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Almost certainly the second worst thing to happen to Bruce Lee, this toothless and tame movie doesn’t even come close to capturing the great man’s dangerous charisma.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Stylish, soaked in gore, and unconventional, it’s another winner from Miike. Here’s to the next hundred. At his current rate, that should be in 2025.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Yes, Geostorm is bad, but it’s not a stinker for the ages.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Toy Story with a twist, this is better than it had any right to be. Hardcore horror buffs may laugh and scoff at the mechanics of some of the scares; the rest may never be able to walk past the window of a toy shop without crossing themselves.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    As Diana, Gadot is excellent, a rocking electric cello riff in human form.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Even when the pixels threaten to overwhelm, Gunn finds refuge in his main characters. There’s plenty to enjoy here.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Hewitt (1)
    A brutal, bloody battle royale that glides along nicely until a disappointing dip in the second half. Still, there are plenty of positive results from this experiment, especially for gore fans.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Hewitt (1)
    Overcoming a shaky start, this low-budget rom-dram rewards patience, with a fine cast delivering strong work. Accept the invitation.

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