Alonso Duralde

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For 413 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alonso Duralde's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 We Are the Best!
Lowest review score: 0 The Assignment
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 413
413 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Alonso Duralde
    The Sisters Brothers gallops on screen with a lot of ambitions, and it fulfills them all. It’s a sprawling Western that’s also an intimate character piece; it has moments of wit but also devastating tragedy; it delves into larger themes like the impact of fathers upon sons, and how greed and industrialization lead to environmental devastation, and yet it offers the hope of redemption.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 35 Alonso Duralde
    So what does Guadagnino’s version convey? Boredom, mostly, with confusion and a dollop of disappointment and irritation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Alonso Duralde
    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will be, at best, a charming footnote in the Coens’ career, a project they enjoyed doing, and possibly even more enjoyed turning into a film so they can keep their résumé free of episodic television.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Alonso Duralde
    Cooper and Lady Gaga are dynamite together; this is a story that lives and dies by the central relationship and the instant chemistry that must blossom between them, and these two have it in spades.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Alonso Duralde
    As with “Summer Hours,” Non-Fiction traffics in ideas and concerns without handing out leaflets; first and foremost, this is an empathetic and charming character piece, featuring top-notch actors (Binoche revels in a rare opportunity to be funny) enjoying richly clever dialogue.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Alonso Duralde
    Watching these three fiercely intelligent women, played by a trio of powerhouse actresses, is endlessly fascinating, as the goalposts constantly shift and their true selves become more apparent.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Alonso Duralde
    Alfonso Cuarón has created a heartfelt masterpiece of mood and nostalgia, one that reminds us that his gifts as a storyteller and an interpreter of the human experience are not dictated by scale of production.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Alonso Duralde
    Overall, it’s an impressively mounted film, from the seamless visual effects to the score by Justin Hurwitz, which is flexible enough to accentuate both the film’s tension and its earthbound humanity, to the always exquisite editing by Tom Cross (“Whiplash”), which plays a key role in establishing the characters, the stakes and even the passage of time.
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    • 90 Alonso Duralde
    Hers is a lot of life to try to capture in one movie, but Jane Fonda in Five Acts certainly covers her emotional arc with thoroughness and compassion.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Alonso Duralde
    While the movie is simultaneously a day-in-the-life farce, a cri de couer for working-class women and a testament to the strengths (and the limitations) of created families, it is more than anything an opportunity for the great Regina Hall to shine in an all-too-rare leading role.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 45 Alonso Duralde
    The one-joke nature of this adults-only spoof wears out the film’s welcome, even if director Brian Henson and his talented crew never let us see the strings.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Alonso Duralde
    Audiences in the mood to be scared will certainly send their popcorn flying during a few tense moments of The Meg. But they’ll also wish the movie had bothered to find an equivalent to Robert Shaw’s USS Indianapolis speech in “Jaws.” When the human characters are reduced to chum, it’s hard to care about them getting eaten.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 52 Alonso Duralde
    It’s a slow, sluggish and whimsy-deficient movie that seems designed to entertain neither children nor adults, and the film’s script opens a Pandora’s Box of a plot twist.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Alonso Duralde
    Even those who object to Bowers’ revelations may find themselves unexpectedly empathetic to his life story, and that’s thanks to Tyrnauer’s compassion. There’s plenty of gossip to be found here, but there’s also no shortage of humanity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Alonso Duralde
    Teen Titans GO! to the Movies never wears out its welcome, from the hilarious skewering of some of DC’s most sacred cows (Kryptonite, Crime Alley) to a range of musical numbers that include an 80s-style you-can-do-it anthem (compete with sax solo) and hip-hop-flavored self-aggrandizement.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Alonso Duralde
    Skyscraper doesn’t change the action-movie game the way “Die Hard” did, but it’s a solidly entertaining summer diversion best enjoyed on the biggest theater — or even better, drive-in — screen you can find. And if you’re afraid of heights, make sure there’s an armrest — or even better, an arm — that you can grab.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Alonso Duralde
    Hotel Transylvania 3 always goes for the joke and rarely misses.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Alonso Duralde
    Ultimately, Sorry to Bother You does what every great first film should: it heralds the arrival of an exciting new talent and generates enthusiasm for what’s going to be in that second feature.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Alonso Duralde
    For audiences who like Marvel movies at their tongue-in-cheekiest, this sequel provides some breezy fun while we wait to find out just how permanent Thanos’ genocidal schemes really are.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 79 Alonso Duralde
    With nary a jump scare in sight, Aster has created a moody piece with a delicate but devastating sense of dread.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Alonso Duralde
    The right people have been hired, and everyone is where they’re supposed to be. That level of planning makes the heist in Ocean’s 8 run fairly smoothly. As for the film itself, similarly curated with care, it gets the job done without ever being one for the record books.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 65 Alonso Duralde
    As post-“Jackass” movies go, Action Point makes more of an effort to sandwich some plot between the literally painful slapstick comedy, but if you love that formula — Knoxville falls off something, or into something, or has something projected at him, making him wince and then deliver his famous high-pitched giggle — you’ll want a ticket to ride.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 35 Alonso Duralde
    The House That Jack Built is kind of a bore. As much as von Trier loves to push our buttons with graphic imagery, he also wants to get under our skin by talking, talking, talking. And while the gore got the headlines, the talk is what sinks the movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Alonso Duralde
    While the movie ends in a way that’s clearly designed to prompt further sequels, we don’t get that prequel X factor that makes us interested in a character arc whose outcome we already know. “Better Call Saul” knows how to do this; “Solo” doesn’t.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Alonso Duralde
    Does Deadpool 2 pick up its predecessor’s baton and run off to new and exciting places? Not really. Is it as tasty as leftovers on the second day? Absolutely. Temper your expectations accordingly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Alonso Duralde
    The performances are strong across the board — all the scenes between Theron and Davis, in particular, overflow with empathy and understanding — and Cody’s writing has never been better.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Alonso Duralde
    Directors Joe and Anthony Russo move their many playing pieces around with as much grace as possible, and they offer up jolts of pleasure throughout.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Alonso Duralde
    While Tyler Perry’s Acrimony doesn’t quite live up to its stylish trailer — that water-torture sound design promises a floodgate that will burst at any moment — it’s the kind of “women’s picture” that used to be Joan Crawford’s bread and butter, the sort that allows its star to glamorously lose her grip in a succession of great outfits.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Alonso Duralde
    Overall, the movie left me feeling bombarded with images, bored by the lack of an interesting story, and irritated with my own cultural past.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Alonso Duralde
    Mawkish, bland and banal, this dreary love story — and it’s no “Love Story” — seems to think it can throw together dying girl and handsome prince, and that’s all there is to it.

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