For 157 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allan Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Personal History of David Copperfield
Lowest review score: 30 ma ma
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 157
157 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Szumowska’s command of craft and a torrent of unsettling imagery will enhance her reputation as a visionary director.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Distinguished by a cast in which the trans characters are played by trans actors, the film effectively uses the trials of an individual life to illuminate the prejudices faced by a wider community.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The people interviewed are sharp and witty, carrying their heroism lightly and revealing a strength of character that sustained them through lengthy imprisonment and beyond.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    The overly busy story provides countless opportunities to create imaginative worlds and strange characters, but it also tends to feel like a string of set pieces rather than something that builds dramatic tension or momentum.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The second feature from Nicolas Bedos is a sweet, inventive Richard Curtis-style romantic-comedy crowdpleaser that deftly balances hearty laughs and heartwarming emotion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Bielenia captures a vivid sense of the emotions that Daniel experiences from the alertness of a trapped animal at the offenders institution to the euphoria that seems to surge through him after the delivery of a rousing sermon. His committed performance and Komasa’s assured storytelling convince us that God can work in mysterious ways.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Battaglia talks candidly as she picks over the pieces of a life that could easily stretch to more than one film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The result is an intriguing, smartly sustained drama in which we learn to be wary of those who claim the moral high ground.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Told with raw emotion and lurid violence, it transforms elements of his life story into a disturbing, eye-opening coming of age drama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Sink Or Swim works because of a screenplay with some genuinely funny moments and a jaunty, confident approach from Lellouche that displays his sure comic timing and faith in the performers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    The result of the collaboration between mother and son brings no great epiphanies but it remains a film that both beguiles and unsettles as it salutes a remarkable woman and the enduring demands of ties that bind.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    You are well aware of the shameless manipulation and can second-guess exactly where it is going and yet resistance is futile. It tugs at the heartstrings with such determination and sincerity that there may not be a dry eye in the cinema.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Winterbottom delivers a heady cocktail of absurdity and profundity, laced with a generous measure of cutting one-liners in a film that builds into a scathing commentary on a world where the rich keep getting richer and the poor are merely collateral damage.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    A thoughtful biopic that grows more involving the more it shrugs off its tendency towards the reverential.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Allan Hunter
    The lynchpin of the whole enterprise is a terrific star turn from Dev Patel, who has never been better. The energy and physicality of his performance is a constant delight; a tangle of arms and legs, he plays the knockabout farce with the timing and agility of a Chaplin.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Often very funny, especially in classroom scenes filled with unconventional teachers and unruly pupils, the film also shows real feeling for the tangled workings of the human heart and the way individuals are at their loneliest in a crowd of people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff’s laid-back documentary is a slow burner but has a hypnotic charm that animal lovers in particular will find hard to resist.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Allan Hunter
    It is a manic, hit and miss affair complete with slapstick antics and wisecracking one-liners.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    Avi Belkin’s fascinating, meticulously assembled documentary Mike Wallace Is Here fondly celebrates his life but also questions Wallace’s influence on the quality of public discourse in modern media.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    A modest, social realist drama, its air of familiarity does not diminish its impact as a heartbreaker.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Writer/director Benjamin Naishtat’s subtle, twisting, state-of-the-nation drama works effectively as a noir-like thriller, and as an exploration of a country that has lost its moral compass.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    The wider themes of the film grow more evident through individual elements in which nobody is prepared to listen to the other side of the story, or try to understand a different point of view.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Costa’s use of news footage, tapes of incriminating conversations that were made public and acts of self-serving betrayal gives The Edge Of Democracy the feel of an All The President’s Men-style political thriller. Further revelations about her own family and the allegiances of earlier generations turn that aspect of the story into something with the sweep of The Godfather.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    Miron’s cinema vérité approach still finds time for contemplation and appealing images of the countryside through the changing seasons. His very promising feature debut remains consistently engrossing through unexpected developments. He even surprises us with the sense of renewal and hope that suddenly blossoms from Kathy’s darkest hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Beneath the impish, inventive surface of On A Magical Night lies real emotions around loyalty, devotion and how to ensure love never dies. It is a film as charming as it is touching.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Allan Hunter
    It would be easy to paint him as a tragic figure but Tcheng’s film is more of a celebration than a lamentation, saluting a superstar designer whose life was a triumph of style and substance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    Focused and thought-provoking, it should be welcomed as a return to form after the disappointment of The Unknown Girl.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Allan Hunter
    The abiding impression is of an intermittently fascinating film that is a minor work in the ever burgeoning Herzog canon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Allan Hunter
    An exhilarating cocktail of bloodbath violence and tar-black humour that will be catnip to Midnight Madness programmers and Miike devotees.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Allan Hunter
    An intense romance notable for the craft of the filmmaking and Diop’s original approach to complex issues of love, loss and the forces for change that can rise from the ashes of tragedy.

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