For 644 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wendy Ide's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Alien
Lowest review score: 20 Holmes & Watson
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 644
644 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    Tigers is a rare and refreshing entry into the sports movie genre. Rather than follow the well-worn narrative trajectory of struggle followed by success, the picture looks instead at the considerable cost of excellence.
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    • 70 Wendy Ide
    It’s a grimly efficient character study of a flawed and damaged man who is intent on visiting harm to those he perceives as wrongdoers, and an indictment of the system that protects him. Bleak, but grubbily effective.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    Combining news footage, interviews, blustering commentators and vox pops, the film serves as an accusatory finger pointed at public appetites and the press that fed them, and a cautionary tale.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    As the enigmatic, tarot-inspired title suggests, questions remain, but Lentzou leaves us with the sense that this long-stalled relationship can finally move forward.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Wendy Ide
    The latest animation from Chris Williams, his first for Netflix, is a rambunctious triumph; an old-fashioned ripping yarn which pays tribute to generations of monster movies past, showcasing some genuinely dazzling animation while also delivering an unexpectedly sophisticated message.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    A solid, spooky period chiller.
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    • 80 Wendy Ide
    The controversy might be Accepted’s secret weapon, but much of its power comes from an astute choice of central characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    Raiff knows exactly what he’s doing – Cha Cha is funny, honest and shamelessly manipulative.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    The latest picture from the chameleonic film-maker François Ozon is one of his less formally adventurous. Ozon adopts a light-footed, naturalistic approach in this study of domestic dynamics. It’s not a film that is interested in taking a moral stance on assisted dying, nor is it a picture that wallows in tragedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Wendy Ide
    The aspect that’s traditionally elevated Pixar animations, the dizzy wit and inventiveness of the screenplay, is missing from this dispiriting trudge through outer space, via some box-ticking messaging along the way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    What makes this amiably amusing Danish comedy work is the fact that it takes its hapless protagonist almost as seriously as he takes himself.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    With the help of a couple of outstanding performances from Ziętek and Agnieszka Grochowska, as Jurek’s mother, and its obsessive attention to period detail, the film finally unravels the serpentine coils of corruption.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    There’s much to admire here, but perhaps the film’s main achievement is the delicate balance struck with the central character.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    Andrew Gaynord’s debut feature doesn’t quite hold together, but the atmosphere of twitchy paranoia is horribly effective.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Wendy Ide
    Todd Stephens’s film is an amiable little story, and Kier is clearly enjoying himself immensely, but this is as wafting and insubstantial as Patrick’s chiffon scarf.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    The wordless earth magic of the storytelling won’t be for everyone, but the film casts a beguiling spell.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    Earwig, the director’s first English-language film, lacks the macabre logic of Evolution, or the precision of Innocence; the audience is left fumbling for meaning in the gloom.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    It may lack the originality of the best Miyazaki films, but with its heart-swelling score and exquisitely realised worlds, this is a must for Ghibli fans.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    Best seen in a cinema with the rowdiest audience you can find.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    Shot with a documentary-style naturalism and propulsive restlessness that mirrors Olga’s ferocious drive, this is a terrific, timely feature debut.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    This is quality film-making, with enough that’s distinctive – Dan Deacon’s score is a pulsing, panicky jolt of energy – to appeal beyond basketball fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    Bergman Island has a languid, meandering pace and a plot that is governed by chance encounters and discoveries.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    The impressive feature debut from Maltese-American writer and director Alex Camilleri manages to be both self-contained, in its depiction of an embattled community, but also unexpectedly far-reaching in its themes. The film is an exploration of masculinity in crisis, of the attrition of traditions by the forces of progress and of the agonies and uncertainties of new parenthood.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Wendy Ide
    Although it may not bring revelations, there’s an informality and intimacy to this portrait that is unexpectedly pleasing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    Fans will eat it up (with relish and fries); older kids will adore the oddball humour. And even cinemagoers who have never seen an episode of the TV series (me, for example) are likely to find much to amuse them, provided they have a tolerance for extreme silliness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Wendy Ide
    It’s an accomplished, ambitious work which has a Herzogian fascination with vast, unforgiving landscapes, hubris and madness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Wendy Ide
    This decision to seek out the sun rather than just the clouds, to focus on resilience and healing won’t be for everyone, nor will it represent the experience of all victims of terrorism.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Wendy Ide
    Ava
    Along with its arresting visual sense – the film is handsomely shot on 35mm – it can boast a robust resistance to the cinematic cliches of portrayal of disability.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Wendy Ide
    Although Mother And Son loses some of its energy as it unfolds, it is still a sensitive and complex examination of the shifting tensions in a migrant family.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Wendy Ide
    The combination of knock out performances, in particular from newcomer Eden Dambrine as Léo, and direction of uncommon sensitivity from Dhont makes for a picture which is intimate in scope but which packs a considerable emotional wallop.

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