Darren Ruecker

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For 11 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 81% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 21.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Darren Ruecker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 85
Highest review score: 100 Amanda Knox
Lowest review score: 60 3 Generations
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
11 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Darren Ruecker
    Stronger complicates the notion of the public hero in its heartfelt telling of Boston marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman's story, with terrific performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Darren Ruecker
    The Killing of a Sacred Deer envelops you in its strange, disturbing world with the manipulative skill of a true surrealist master.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Darren Ruecker
    About Ray is not, in the end, a triumph, but is still good and necessary viewing for its subject matter.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Darren Ruecker
    La La Land feels like a throwback and also like something we've never seen before, resulting in a dreamy musical that hits just about every note.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Darren Ruecker
    Nocturnal Animals confirms Tom Ford as an essential director, as he gives us two dazzling stories that combine for one powerful movie experience.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Darren Ruecker
    It’s a movie where even seasoned cinemagoers who feel like or claim to have seen everything are likely to marvel at how director Kenneth Lonergan was able to achieve something new, interesting, painful, hilarious, or beautiful, or some combination of all these things, in every single scene. It’s the type of movie that makes a person reach for the nearest hyperbole to describe it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Darren Ruecker
    American Pastoral doesn't quite nail its tone, but it's a compelling enough adaptation with a few truly inspired moments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Darren Ruecker
    Beneath this movie’s conventions are some interesting gender politics that perhaps could have been made more apparent, but to its credit, are pleasantly subtle.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Darren Ruecker
    Moonlight captures the limitations of masculine conventions in an incredibly sympathetic, deeply felt way.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Darren Ruecker
    Two Lovers and a Bear finds a blend of magic realism, romance and isolation that produces a tremendously moving result.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Darren Ruecker
    For sheer craftsmanship and watchability alone, Amanda Knox is a must-see offering on Netflix; for its exposure of the workings of justice systems and media culture, it’s an essential piece of work worth sharing and discussing.

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