For 596 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kim Newman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 This Is Spinal Tap
Lowest review score: 20 Reno 911!: Miami
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 596
596 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    So many films address the premise because it’s always thought-provoking and affecting. This also has a bleached, depopulated, effectively catastrophe-struck feel and an intriguing adult-and-child road movie storyline.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    It has a nice line in wry chatter and a pleasantly old-fashioned ‘lost posse’ plot with engaging, odd characters striving against the wilderness while swapping cynical frontier wisdom.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    The ending is haunting and affecting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    It might also be the case that the film is more taken by emotions, beauty and passing fancies than plot and character.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    A well-above-average ho-ho-ho-horror film with a shivery sense of winter weirdland and anarchic ultra-violence, it’s also a strong candidate to become a holiday favourite thanks to a perfectly judged punchline.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Kim Newman
    A decent, mid-list spy thriller, suspended somewhere between le Carré and Bond but with a budgetary austerity in keeping with UK government spending cuts that keeps it out of the real high-stakes game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    Even if this is less satisfying overall than Skyfall, there are sequences that rank with Bond’s best.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Kim Newman
    Big sci-fi ideas done on a budget doesn't quite translate into a compelling thriller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Kim Newman
    Spectacular and well-acted, this suffers from much the same problem as the situation it depicts — too many people on the mountain and too many threads to follow so that affecting individual stories get lost in the snow.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Kim Newman
    Hardly groundbreaking but this high-school actioner ghosts by on its charm and sense of fun.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    Cub
    Impressively nightmarish.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Kim Newman
    It feels a little like ‘a very special episode of The Walking Dead’ and might be a tad low-key for its field, but Schwarzenegger and Breslin are good and the payoff is affecting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    A science-fiction, action-heist, superhero comedy soap opera, this straddles as many genres as the Avengers films have characters but manages to do most of them pretty well. Extremely likable, with a few moments of proper wonder.
    • 5 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    Like it or not, Six has contributed something fresh and demented to pop culture.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    A wholly captivating date movie for eternal romantics who also enjoy slime-and-tentacle transformations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    By turns funny, vaguely creepy and too cool for school, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is certainly unusual — but also seductive and strange enough to stick in the memory like a fever dream.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    A spirited gothic tale, played with welcome black humour.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    An unconventional sequel to an unconventional film, this works as a standalone picture with its own distinctive take on alien invasion but also expands what now seem like a franchise with potential to deliver more and varied snapshots of human behaviour in extreme circumstances.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Kim Newman
    Smart, fun, mid-list horror with Scream overtones
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    William Eubank continues to work his particular mind-stretching mix of acute character interplay and cosmic conceptual breakthrough.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    Writer-director Gerard Johnson and chameleon-like star Ferdinando continue to impress with their strong collaboration here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    A first-rate horror movie, It Follows adds a new monster to the pantheon expect pranksters to imitate the Follower for cheap shocks soon — and has a refreshing, unpretentious sense that a meaningful subtext doesn’t undercut spookiness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    A funny, affecting, twisted tale, which demands you pay close attention to every throwaway detail.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Newman
    Of course, this is a film you have to meet half-way. If you’re willing to enter its world, it’s an immensely rewarding, amusing, wise, melancholy and involving experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    An ambitious physics and time-bending, relationship drama with solid performances from the two main characters.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Kim Newman
    Like too much filmed space opera, this is wonderfully imaginative when it comes to costume, art direction, special effects, spaceships and incidental alien creatures but stuck with old-hat character types and a resolutely unspecial storyline. It’s frequently entertaining, but as much for its terrible moments as its inspired touches.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Kim Newman
    Son Of A Gun has the gritty, rough feel of 1970s heist/hit picture
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Kim Newman
    Worse than being buried alive in an actual pyramid, if mercifully less time-consuming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Kim Newman
    It may not be much more than six of the most imaginatively staged and filmed fight scenes in the cinema, but that’s almost certainly enough to recommend it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Kim Newman
    Like Paranormal Activity at a wedding - Paranuptial Activity? - this low-budget horror has its moment. Much, much better than Legion, although not as scary as the actual Book of Revelation.

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