Hazel-Dawn Dumpert

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For 175 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Monsters, Inc.
Lowest review score: 0 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 175
  2. Negative: 29 out of 175
175 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    If Sayles had maneuvered these stories and performances into even a shade more sentimentality or gravitas, the weight would have collapsed them like a house of cards. As it is, they breathe easily, delicately into each other.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's Boyar who’s the find here, though, a gently magnetic presence who's all the more impressive for being thoroughly riveting despite spending most of the movie face-down on a counter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The music, it goes without saying, is great.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's noisy, it's flashy, and it's deadly dull -- without the goofball, horror-nerd energy of Kevin Williamson, who wrote the first film, this essentially storyless picture, written by Trey Callaway and directed by Danny Gan-non, revolves doggedly around Hewitt's tits.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film is nothing if not benign, but its merits are moot for those above 7 or so.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    This bleak debut feature from writer-directors Alex and Andrew Smith would be all but impossible to sit through if it weren’t for Ryan Gosling and Clea Duvall.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    An intriguing failure that promises more than it delivers.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Directed by Donald Petrie ("Miss Congeniality") with about as much substance and style as a ham sandwich. It's a heavy hand that damps down such airy creatures as Hudson and McConaughey.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Juvenile, sloppy and frequently, idiotically hilarious.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Nothing, in fact, really fits together, most notably the partnership of Ford and Hartnett: Looking weathered yet professional, Ford carries what he can, but pretty and sullen Hartnett barely comes to life, leaving his partner stranded, and straining.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The genuinely fascinating story is one of revolutionary intention and unrelenting grit, but while Mario is a competent enough filmmaker, he has neither the urgency nor, frankly, the chops to make his own movie fire up.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Tiresome vanity project.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    It's the spark and surprise of good sketch comedy that makes this film really work--the laugh-out-loud moments are worth the wait.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    (Linney and Ruffalo) are just beautiful enough, in fact, to be in the movies and still remain convincing as authentic folk, and their performances are tremendously moving.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A funny summer frolic.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A blandly competent dramatization of the famed Texas lawmen's post–Civil War history starring the blandly handsome tube stars
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The film is exhaustive -- and ultimately exhausting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    In Fitzgerald's hands, freestyling is an all-good means of personal expression and communal identification. The dark side of rap he treats only superficially, shortchanging a well-rounded discussion in favor of wholehearted celebration.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Breaks in the film's otherwise smooth continuum, however, are bridged by Hutchins' soulful performance, and by Chaiken's excellent feel for the grace notes and steady tempo of native New York life, the sacredness of female friendship, and the precarious balance between love for oneself and for others.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Ultimately, however, a too-earnest script that pins the future of this community on a school-district singing contest, undercuts the film's natural performances and its sedate, contemplative pacing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    This ode to wrestling one's way out of youth's shell holds up surprisingly well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Freshened immensely by pitch-perfect song parodies, a batch of hilarious faux album covers, nimble improv from the ever-marvelous cast, and a palpable love for the subject matter.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The best thing about Committed, though, is Krueger, a filmmaker who's not only willing to lead us into the well-traveled terrain of romantic comedy, but able to show us something new there.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Maglietta, whose soulful countenance and offhand grace are soothing to behold, and Ganz, who says more with a shrug and sigh than most poets do with a sonnet.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    If Novocaine fulfilled the promise of its premise and cast, it could be great. As it is, the film is sabotaged by writer-director David Atkins' failure to set a consistent tone and follow through.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Yu’s filmography includes dozens of pictures between 1965 and 1994, but with its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains his signature work.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    The flashes of warm, human talent that pulse periodically from the ensemble -- Byrne and Foxx, particularly -- only make their presence in this terrifically bad movie all the more baffling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    A kind of folktale, rooted in poignant personal experience.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    To call the film contrived would imply that some sort of effort had been made, when Sweet Home Alabama is nothing but dead lazy and slow — y'all.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Poignant portrait.

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