For 90 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pat Padua's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Personal Shopper
Lowest review score: 25 The 9th Life of Louis Drax
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 90
  2. Negative: 9 out of 90
90 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Pat Padua
    You don’t need to be familiar with Assayas’s previous work to enjoy Personal Shopper. It works in two realms: as an engrossing ghost story and a drama that addresses profound matters of life and death.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Pat Padua
    Fans of the director may be a little mystified by what at first seems like something of a commercial sellout, by a director known for more challenging material. And indeed, The Whistlers has more than enough sex and violence to satisfy the average action movie fan. But dig a bit deeper, and you’ll find a mother lode of meaning just below the surface.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Pat Padua
    It’s a treat to watch an actress at the top of her game, flexing her interpretive muscles in a showcase that is inventive and thought-provoking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Pat Padua
    A thoroughly engrossing take on a familiar scenario.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    The film’s young slashers are irredeemably smug and obnoxious, and their bloodthirsty craving for social media likes, represented by heart icons that float out of their cellphones after each murder that they document — without implicating themselves — fuels a vicious satire.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Its NBA all-star cast — well hidden under layers of makeup — has a winning chemistry making them easy to root for.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    The documentary Hockney presents such an immersive portrait of its subject — artist David Hockney — that by the end of the film it feels like we are looking at the world through his eyes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    The Witness makes an encouraging case for the argument that society is not as apathetic as we fear. But it also reveals a troubling phenomenon: our willingness to accept all that we are told as truth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Shazam! operates as a thrilling fantasy and a comedy about the learning curve of growing up. It’s also a stirring tale of the heroic potential that lies inside each of us, if only we’re put to the test.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    With its charming character animation and inventive art direction, The Grinch is a vast improvement over Ron Howard’s live-action adaptation of the same story.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    This taut political thriller, set amid the soulless office architecture of K Street, has an ostensibly liberal bent, but its antiheroine’s Machiavellian methods turn the film’s subject away from its cause, portraying lobbyists and politicians in a dark light.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Overall, “Shoot First” is a breezy look at a professional whose work remains endearing, despite some highfalutin claims.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    “Ash” may not hit the dizzying heights of “Sin” but, compared with “Mountain,” it’s a far more consistent and satisfying ride.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    While the young cast does its best to sell the gleeful music, its delirious premise eventually loses steam, as do the songs, which are stronger in the first part of the film. Yet despite this doomsday setting, Anna and the Apocalypse ultimately delivers an uplifting message.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Yelchin’s performance — grizzled, neurotic — is sadly on-the-nose, making us feel as if we’re watching the last act of a troubled young man.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    If The Traitor proves anything, it’s that an 80-year-old filmmaker can still pounce.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    “Lovers” suggests that any film — even this one — can have the manipulative power of propaganda.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    The Boss Baby (adapted from the 2010 book by author and illustrator Marla Frazee) is a sweet adventure tale about sibling rivalry that ultimately becomes a moving tribute to family and brotherhood.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    As with giallo, The Love Witch features deliberately wooden acting, and can be a little boring at times. But it’s a stunningly photographed, fascinating reinterpretation of classic melodrama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Tinged with madness and heartbreak, Endless Poetry is the unmistakable byproduct of, as the character of Alejandro puts it, “a heart capable of loving the entire world.”
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Fortunately, the [animated] reenactments are rendered with sensitivity, respectfully capturing the wide-eyed curiosity of a young woman, and conveying her story in a way that archival footage and family photos cannot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Dyrholm, who deservedly took the prize for best actress at last year’s Berlinale for her sensitive performance as Anna, movingly captures the struggles of a middle-aged career woman who revels in the new freedoms of the 1970s, while ultimately falling victim to them.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    White Girl vividly charts what is at times a violent culture clash. But it is the young lovers’ desperate attempt to bridge the gap between their worlds that makes the film so deeply moving.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    At once charming and bittersweet. But the film loses focus a little as it heaps accolades on the late actor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Director Alison Chernick profiles the violin virtuoso, through his performance, of course, but she also reveals a personality as expressive as his musicianship.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Gleason portrays great strength and great suffering in equal measure, lending vivid credence to tired platitudes about what it means to live life to the fullest.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    In Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, documentarian John Scheinfeld shows that the music of one of jazz’s most experimental saxophone players still speaks to audiences today.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    To its credit, Trophy neither shames its subjects nor offers an easy solution. Rather, it takes a reasoned and thought-provoking view — from many angles — of a problem for which there is, as Trophy argues, no quick or simple fix.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Through the example of friendship and cooperation, The Innocents shines a glimmer of hope on a period of great doubt.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Much of the film’s appeal is from the quiet determination of the patriarch Sung, unflappable under the stress, and the family and community who rally around him.

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