Odie Henderson

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For 195 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Odie Henderson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Beyond the Lights
Lowest review score: 0 Backgammon
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 195
195 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    At times, Premature has the same fly-on-the-wall, near-improvisational and casually meandering qualities of a Cassavetes film, though its refreshingly honest and direct depiction of Black sexuality made me think of early Spike Lee or Bill Gunn.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    These ideas are presented by a cast of well-seasoned actors who help the film survive its occasionally clunky dialogue. In fact, one of the film’s bigger pleasures is listening to these thespians plow through their numerous monologues. Their performances are the film's saving grace.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    Surprisingly, Bad Boys For Life is nowhere near as bad as its opening day schedule would indicate. It is the best of the three films, offering in some odd ways a corrective to the prior installments. Unlike the original, this one finds some depth in its female characters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    Movies like Just Mercy spoon-feed everything to the viewer in easily digestible chunks that assume you know nothing, or worse, don’t know any better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    Overall, the film is superbly acted and a lot of fun to watch, which I suppose is not enough hardcore critical substance to hang three and a half stars on, but there you go.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    Though it’s still not entirely successful, I’m glad this version exists. Coppola’s restoration has turned a hot mess into a noble failure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    The cooking scenes comprise the best moments in this episodic film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Odie Henderson
    The overabundance of CGI is one of the bigger problems with Midway because, far too often, it feels like you’re watching a video game or an F/X highlight reel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    While this is a true story, Ozon goes the fictional movie route, taking a bit of dramatic license while keeping most of the actual details intact. The director impressively juggles the large scope of his script while maintaining the sense of intimacy for his male actors that he normally reserves for his female characters.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Odie Henderson
    Gemini Man never pretends to be anything but a time-wasting contraption hoping to entertain its viewer. I can’t reasonably be mad at its honesty, and despite the horrendous dialogue its actors are often forced to speak, I found myself enjoying a fair amount of it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    By virtue of its subject, Always in Season is going to be a very hard sit for many, but this film should be seen. It is an unflinching look at how the racial sins of the past remain flowing through the arteries of the present day.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    A typical biopic buoyed by its unrelenting hilarity, its affection for its subject and commitment to the time and place it is set. And yet, something still nags at me about its lead performance. Don’t get me wrong, Murphy is very, very good, and on the basis of this, I’d love to see him tackle Pryor next. I just buy him more as Rudy Ray Moore than I do as Dolemite.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    There’s a nagging aura of “meh” encircling the proceedings.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Odie Henderson
    The fact that director Ben Berman is making a documentary would make this concept quite unsavory, that is, if the entire enterprise weren’t so damn dull.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    This is an inspiring film, a funny and informative feature whose subjects were creative kindred spirits I’d never seen onscreen before. I realized that I was being represented here, and my unreconciled shame morphed into a sense of liberation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Odie Henderson
    Luce is the worst kind of provocateur; it tosses out all manner of outrageous ideas and then, like those pathetic dudes on Twitter, it yells out “DEBATE ME!” As soon as you accept the challenge, the film folds like cheap origami. And this film has a lot to toss at you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    The Great Hack will be catnip for data wonks and mathematicians, but I sense its desired purpose is to be a cautionary tale for the general viewer. I think it’s a tad too long and a bit too wishy-washy when it should be angrier, but I was fascinated by it for a very specific personal reason.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Odie Henderson
    Maiden excels as a suspenseful sports tale and a record of a historic first, but its biggest strength is in its warts-and-all character study of the Maiden crew. One can’t help but feel seen, moved and empowered once the credits roll.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 12 Odie Henderson
    The plot is completely forgettable and Story’s direction is atrocious here. He can’t balance the numerous attempts at unfunny comedy with the sudden outbursts of extreme gunplay. The action sequences lack any sense of excitement and only once do the stars of comedy and action align.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Odie Henderson
    Jimmie’s story is a slow ballad, a tragic ode, a dirty limerick, a wistful lament and a heartbreaking elegy. It’s a tribute to the notion of home that we all carry. This is one of the year’s best films.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    Say what you want about his onscreen vices, but Branagh has always been a charitable director and it really shows here.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Odie Henderson
    At a scant 84 minutes, you’d think it would move fast enough to make you forget its massive lapses in logic in favor of chills and thrills. Alas, that’s not the case here.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    This is a very personal documentary that occasionally has the intentional feel of a home movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Odie Henderson
    To feel seen is a potent, potentially life-changing emotion, and only those who were never in the dark would have a moral problem with it. Rafiki makes this serious point quite effectively, never losing its ebullience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Odie Henderson
    This movie isn’t just tone-deaf, it’s ass backwards.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    Elba’s skills as a helmer are not yet as refined as his considerable acting chops, but his firsthand knowledge of London’s Hackney borough gives the film a lived-in feeling, a sense of intimacy that registers onscreen in both quiet and violent moments.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Odie Henderson
    This one works overtime, shifting gears repeatedly without once providing enough substance for the viewer to engage.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Odie Henderson
    I cop to laughing out loud numerous times, and I was captivated by Vianne’s big “what’s good for the goose” style speech at the end. If “A Madea Family Funeral” is indeed the final “Hallelu-YUHRR” for Madea, it’s not that shabby an exit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Odie Henderson
    I can’t recommend Mega Time Squad but it does have a few things going for it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Odie Henderson
    Here is a movie that wants to traffic in Coen Brothers-style nihilism yet lacks any of their storytelling skill.

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