For 462 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Guy Lodge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Souvenir
Lowest review score: 10 Plastic
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 462
462 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Guy Lodge
    Equal parts angry and anxious, Boundaoui’s smart, unsettling documentary functions both as a real-world conspiracy thriller and a personal reflection on the psychological strain of being made to feel an outsider in one’s own home.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Guy Lodge
    The Edge of Democracy makes no claims to objectivity. This is documentary cinema in which facts tangle compellingly with feeling, while passages of solemn, stately mood-building split the difference.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Guy Lodge
    You know exactly what climax is coming in Oliver Laxe’s rustically beautiful rural parable, but its dreamy, mesmeric power lies in the waiting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Guy Lodge
    The surprisingly short leap from radical academic study to lurid exploitation is navigated with wit, sensitivity and rueful social awareness in Swedish director Marcus Lindeen’s gripping debut feature The Raft.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    Mensore’s film aims chiefly to highlight the typical plight of an American underclass that rarely gets big-screen attention. That it does with honesty and conviction, if not a great deal of inspiration.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Guy Lodge
    A fascinating flip on themes contentiously raised in Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle,” underpinned by a breakout performance of raw candor by Aenne Schwarz, this is grown-up filmmaking of sharp, subtle daring.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Guy Lodge
    Told with straightforward investigative nous and a judicious teardrop of anguished sentimentality, the film makes a virtue of its many clashing participants: journalists, scientists, activists, navy officials and fishermen, each with a slightly different stance on the matter.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Guy Lodge
    Anyone already familiar with Aïnouz’s work will know to expect a florid sensory experience, but even by the Brazilian’s standards, this heartbroken tale of two sisters separated for decades by familial shame and deceit is a waking dream, saturated in sound, music and color to match its depth of feeling.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Guy Lodge
    Triet’s chic, blackly comic psychodrama piles up bad decisions like so many profiteroles in a croquembouche, admiring the teetering spectacle of its chaos as it goes.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 10 Guy Lodge
    Vacuous, almost spitefully monotonous ... A dismaying creative dead end from an abundantly gifted filmmaker, the new film escalates its predecessor’s cheeky protest to a form of acute auteur trolling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Guy Lodge
    It feels at once younger and older, sweeter and more seasoned, than Dolan’s last few films.... [It's] not out to scout new stylistic territory, but confident in the turf it covers, often gorgeously so.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Guy Lodge
    Joy
    If all the performances here feel lived-in, it’s because they’re literally just that — but even within that context, Alphonsus is an electric find, silently signaling Joy’s clashing moral impulses with a complexity that would defeat many a professional.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    When it reverts to conventional documentary storytelling, then, “Halston” is thrilling stuff for fashion nerds, as well as a poignant character study of a misfit ultimately undone by an excessive hunger to prove himself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    It’s a furious work of social geography that satisfies slightly less as a character piece: In its ambitious attempt to dramatize the violent anxieties of men on both sides of the law, Les Misérables risks selling some victims a little short.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Guy Lodge
    Beautifully written and performed by the director and real-life BFF Kyle Marvin, Covino’s film gets precisely the balance of dependency and denial that keeps a bad bromance afloat.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Guy Lodge
    Needless to say, a historical anti-musical that makes [the previous film] “Jeannette” look like “Moulin Rouge!” by comparison is going to win the filmmaker few converts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Guy Lodge
    5B
    It’s conventional, occasionally maudlin docmaking that nonetheless grips the heart exactly when it needs to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Guy Lodge
    Beats proceeds to give a dying scene its euphoric due, in a dazzling digression from stage-based form.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Guy Lodge
    From its rigid, symmetry-inclined compositions to its heavily worked one-liners, this is cautious, stifling filmmaking in thrall to a reckless, retrograde man, who does little in the course of 90 minutes to merit great fascination or pathos.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Guy Lodge
    Nothing about the film’s coming-of-age narrative, nor the rise and fall of its core romance, is intrinsically new or daring, yet Kechiche’s freewheeling perspective on young desire is uncommon in its emotional maturity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    One wishes the film were a bit more inventive with its dog’s-eye view: the odd ground-level action shot aside, there isn’t much to cinematically suggest how animals see the world differently.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Guy Lodge
    Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo’s straightforward but emotionally acute documentary works as both a thorough history lesson and a work of contemporary activism.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Guy Lodge
    Run
    The film, effective on its own unassuming terms, seems to cut out with some distance left to run.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Guy Lodge
    Superb ... An alternately lyrical and gut-punching coming-of-age study.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Guy Lodge
    Viewers, too, may feel at once cast adrift in the film’s amorphous quests, and languidly seduced by its disorder.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Guy Lodge
    The opening frames of Honeyland are so rustically sumptuous that you wonder, for a second, if they’ve somehow been art-directed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Guy Lodge
    This is the first stumble in Hansen-Løve’s hitherto impressive filmography — the kind of directorial misstep that at least makes it clear how deft her footwork usually is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Guy Lodge
    The resulting film is so delicately wrought and exquisitely visualized that the harsher, eerier details of Ailhaud’s account stand out all the more strikingly, like a shot of vinegar in a pristine crème caramel.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Guy Lodge
    The result is attractive and diverting, as any well-appointed film starring these actors in mouthwatering period finery could hardly fail to be — though for a story about people rebuilding their lives through grievous personal loss and moral torment, it’s hard not to wonder if its vast reserves of enviable knitwear are counting for more than they should.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Guy Lodge
    This strong second feature from Guatemalan talent Jayro Bustamante doesn’t ask new questions, but its sensuous, reverberating atmospherics find fresh, angry ways to answer them.

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