For 109 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Damon Wise's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Only God Forgives
Lowest review score: 20 The Benchwarmers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 109
  2. Negative: 1 out of 109
109 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    It’s part satire, part social comment, all fragmented and downright inconclusive.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Damon Wise
    Zahler has a way with action, and the set pieces are inventive and nasty, with an unflinching eye for violence. Such style and confidence is impressive. But after three movies, his increasingly morose characters’ world-weariness is becoming wearying in itself; a little more light and shade here and there would easily take this cult director to the next level. That is, if he wants to go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Coppola’s most traditional film to date is a heightened, darkly comic, sexually tense drama that flips the male gaze, to show what happens when a man, for once, gets caught in the crosshairs of desire.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A visceral, artful horror about childbirth and trauma released in the UK just in time for Mother’s Day.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Damon Wise
    Ralph Fiennes dazzles as a rock’n’roll maverick in a stylish, unorthodox erotic drama that tries hard but fails to maintain its eccentric momentum.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Sparks fly, but the grim cynicism of modern politics adds subversive weight to the film’s screwball comedy stylings and has a lot to say about modern politics, in the US as well as abroad.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Damon Wise
    The acting is wooden, but fans of the director’s more shocking work might enjoy its gentle self-referential comedy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Damon Wise
    Don’t get too caught up in the all-too-familiar plot, just savour Jake Gyllenhaal’s powerhouse performance in a riches-to-rags-to-redemption sports movie that punches well above its weight.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Roth and Reeves locks us in for an increasingly terrifying thrillride.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Neatly balances a folkloric coming-of-age tale with violent action thrills.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    The dirty compañeros of the old Spaghetti West ride again in this stirring tale of hate, murder and revenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Superbly acted allegorical drama with a climax that is not only breathtakingly exciting but flawlessly handled.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    When Abbot and Nixon start their sparring, Mond’s film takes on a magnificently physical and tactile quality.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Damon Wise
    A great cast and promising premise get swamped in an awkward mix of airport-novel noir and blokey family melodrama.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Cahill's second feature film is another smart, inventive and engaging offering.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Filmmaker Sean Ellis does terrific work balancing the disparate elements of his crime-laced drama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Dreams of rock stardom become a warped reality in this barking-mad but affecting comedy about the side-effects of being a non-conformist genius.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A very welcome return from Moodysson. The music is Wyld Stallions-grade, but the charm and spirit of the three girls will have you moshing in your seat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A brutal, immersive prison survival story with a breakout performance by British actor Jack O’Connell.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Another meticulously stylish and deadpan Wes Anderson movie that walks the fine line between masterpiece and folly.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Damon Wise
    A caper thriller that's sufficiently zippy to hold the attention. LaBeouf's current notoriety adds extra piquancy to those urban fight scenes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    The oddest thing of all about The Wolf Of Wall Street is also the most unusual for a Scorsese film: it is incredibly, incredibly funny.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Though it begins as a murder-mystery, Kill Your Darlings may be best described as an intellectual moral maze, a story perfectly of its time and yet one that still resonates today.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    A charming road movie that develops into a full-blown study of life and roots, offering a beautiful insight into the way families migrate and change.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Damon Wise
    A terrific, sophisticated comedy that tackles serious issues with a lightness of touch and a spirit of steel, Philomena is the British film to beat come BAFTA time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A terrific human drama about two boys about to be consigned to the scrapheap, with standout performances from its young leads.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    Gordon Green follows up a pair of execrable comedies with a wise and witty slow-motion road trip that catches the sun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and maximum David Soul.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Damon Wise
    A bang-on soundtrack will make the hairs on ex-ravers' necks stand up. The plot will have the opposite effect.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Damon Wise
    The acting isn't perfect (which is perhaps understandable under the circumstances), and the film's dream states sometimes try too hard, but Escape From Tomorrow has an otherworldly atmosphere that both hooks and engages.

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