For 217 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 77% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Keith Watson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Harder They Come
Lowest review score: 12 Alice
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 217
217 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Keith Watson
    The Harder They Come’s greatest asset may still be its soundtrack, which makes such a stirring impact because it provides a cathartic release from the grim realities depicted on screen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    A surprisingly nuanced, if at times woefully dated, attempt to depict the complexities of what W.E.B. Du Bois famously identified as the problem of the 20th century: the color line.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    Each brief glimpse of the creature’s fleshy, slithering mass imbues the character drama with an aching sexual desire and, as the violent potential of the entity becomes clear, a mounting sense of dread.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    Amalia Ulman’s film is a bittersweet comedy of human behavior observed with a relaxed yet intently focused eye.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    Radu Jude’s film is a bitterly comic essay on nationalist mythologies and historical amnesia.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    A wilder, weirder, funnier, more heartfelt and eye-popping, and, above all, more fully realized representation of director Paul King’s eccentric sensibility.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    The film ultimately depicts a world in which people are left with no other option but to devour their own.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    As the world continues to suffer ever-increasing mass die-offs of honeybee colonies, Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska’s film reminds us that there’s indeed a better way to interact with our planet—one rooted in patience, tradition, and a true respect for our surroundings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    There’s a haunting beauty to Tatiana Huezo’s depiction of the gradual cross-contamination of childhood innocence and criminal aggression.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    It combines the brooding intensity of a slow-burn thriller with the high-flown ornamentation of a gothic melodrama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    The film is a penetrating an indictment of the bureaucratic obstacles placed in front of refugees.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Luke Fowler allows us to access some of the intimate details of Bartlett’s life in intriguingly indirect ways.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Daniel Scheinert’s film finds a very human vulnerability lurking beneath the strange and oafish behaviors of its male characters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    The film is a comedy that depicts the difficult period of transition from mourning back into normal life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    The film is packed with mirthful pranksterism, a vigorous anti-authoritarian streak, and literal potty humor.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Director Baltasar Kormákur's film is a simple, acutely observed love story that also happens to be a rousingly stripped-down tale of survival.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Nelson Carlo de Los Santos's first fiction feature is a dazzling collage of styles and approaches in which every scene feels different from the one that came before.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Bas Devos’s film is a street-lit trek through the eerily empty avenues and byways of a city at sleep.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    At heart, Victor Kossakovsky's Aquarela is a war film: a cacophonous survey of the global battle between man and water.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Apollo 10½ ultimately suggests that memory distorts and amplifies just as much as it preserves.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    The film captures the pictorial beauty of old-fashioned farm life, but director Xavier Beauvois is careful not to romanticize hard labor for its own sake.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Lynn Shelton's film firmly resists supplying its main characters with easy, you-can-have-it-all answers.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Throughout, the subtle glimpses of a couple’s lingering affection for one another complicate the bitterness of their separation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    The documentary is uniquely attuned to the fickle whims of history, politics, and biographical circumstance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Keith Thomas’s film hums with uncanny dread, milking the close juxtaposition of living and dead for all its worth.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero's film is a phantasmagoria of impressionistic horror, at once despairing, beautiful, haunting, and surreal.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Icy absurdism and sorrowful ironies abound throughout Samuel Maoz's Foxtrot, whose laughs stick in your throat like the silent screams of its Job-like protagonist.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Kaku Arakawa's documentary is a candid snapshot of a great artist as an old man.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    The Guilty is a taut chamber thriller dominated by the flinty yet highly emotive visage of actor Jakob Cedergren.

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