For 86 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Duane Byrge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Lion King
Lowest review score: 30 The Blackout Experiments
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 86
  2. Negative: 1 out of 86
86 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Duane Byrge
    Most magically, it transcends the colossal power of its own story to show how individual beings, one step at a time, can right the course of inequality and injustice.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    Bratt certainly illuminates the uncertainty of her quest: the early dawns of heading out to rally strangers and the turmoil of a life fighting against superior, institutional forces.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Duane Byrge
    What distinguishes Bushwick from your standard-issue, boneheaded video game is its cheeky cerebral wit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Duane Byrge
    It's Not Yet Dark is a heartfelt and stirring documentary
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    Joshua: Teenager vs. Super Power is actually a rousing documentary on a youth movement against, essentially, educational brainwashing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Duane Byrge
    Stylistically, The Settlers is crisp: It's an intelligent blend of interviews, historical exposition and newsreel footage.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Duane Byrge
    Shock doc The Blackout Experiments augurs to be an experiment in audience walk-out.... it is neither scary nor shocking.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    Throughout, Wang makes a virtue out of necessity: Her on-the-run scoping and jarring cuts infuse the film with a sense of desperate danger befitting its subject matter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Duane Byrge
    The film is a documentary gem.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Duane Byrge
    Unlocking the Cage makes its case for reevaluation of non-human animals' legal status in crisp, convincing fashion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    Trapped is a succinct and heart-rending revelation of this complex and controversial subject. Most strikingly, it puts human faces on a social and personal issue that has been often engulfed by the invective surrounding it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    A blend of cornpone commentary and tongue-in-cheek exposition, Nuts! is consistently very entertaining.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    Finders Keepers charts out a screwy insight into humanity that is usually only captured in the minds of twisted cartoonists.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    Being Evel is a warts-and-all portrayal of a man whose ambition and need to be in the spotlight was both a positive and a negative. His insatiable appetites – liquor, women, attention – were parts of his personality that fueled his downfall.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Duane Byrge
    It’s sobering and heart-wrenching.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Duane Byrge
    Filmmaker Heineman vaults us into a true heart of darkness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Duane Byrge
    The film is a captivating, sobering look at the world’s endangered aquatic species, but it’s also a frightening revelation of what methane and carbon are doing to the ocean.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Duane Byrge
    In this spellbinding story, filmmakers Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman thrust us into the red-alert lives of four E-Team members. It's a comprehensive portrayal of these people's personal and professional lives.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Duane Byrge
    Sad and disturbing, this smartly and conscientiously crafted film is a powerful wake-up call, heard but not yet implemented, by the “civilized” world.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Duane Byrge
    This smart HBO documentary convicts the media coverage and trial itself as guilty to Farce in the First Degree.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    The Battered Bastards of Baseball is not just about baseball. It transcends the game and is a charming anti-establishment yarn.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Duane Byrge
    Filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia probe this phenomenon, jarring viewers with an inside look at one of these “reform” centers, as well as shedding light on the mindset of these Internet “addicts.”
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    In telling their remarkable story, filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis has not only etched a heart-wrenching portrait of their individual and dual misfortunes, she has subtly illuminated on the general public's dark fascination with “freaks.”
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Duane Byrge
    While one might agree or disagree with their theme, aesthetically Citizen Koch is feisty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Duane Byrge
    This intelligent and comprehensive documentary not only conveys the genuine nature of Hill herself, but also recreates the national sensibility of the time, an era when sexual harassment in the workplace was not yet a national concern.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Duane Byrge
    A gloriously inspirational film documenting music’s healing power in Alzheimer patients.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    Often heartbreaking, Rich Hill presents real life as few filmgoers know it. In certain respects it’s almost as if cultural anthropologists descended on a foreign land, but, unfortunately, it’s a withered part of this nation that is rarely visited.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    American Promise shows the emotional toll that each boy endures, not only from the image that their privileged peers have of minority males but, accordingly, their own lack of confidence.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Duane Byrge
    Directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine have fashioned an informative, emotionally uplifting saga of the powers of optimism and persistence in the face of the cruelest odds.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Duane Byrge
    The visual images are manipulative and simplistic; like the verbal ranting, they are devoid of depth.

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