For 108 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Lewis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Hereditary
Lowest review score: 25 Monster Trucks
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 108
  2. Negative: 11 out of 108
108 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    A character study hiding in cowboys’ clothing — and even if its pacing could use a little more giddy-up, it delivers an inspired ending that makes the brothers’ longish journey worthwhile.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Assassination Nation won’t get any points for narrative cohesion or character development, but it’s a timely, visually arresting statement about how pandemonium in this country threatens to become the new norm.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 David Lewis
    The rambling Life Itself is a multigenerational drama about the messiness of life, but the emotional impact of the movie gets lost in the messiness of its screenplay. And though there is not one subpar acting performance, the film itself comes off as an exercise in self-consciousness.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Throughout the film, we always feel ahead — way ahead — of the narrator, even if the movie does contain a certain sense of dread for Trump detractors, as the inevitability of the election draws closer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    A bit icky yet full of charm, the engaging documentary Rodents of Unusual Size introduces us to the nutria, a furry antihero that’s a cross between a huge rat and a beaver — and that has been damaging Louisiana’s delicate wetlands for decades. The film serves as both an environmental cautionary tale for other states (including California) and an interesting slice of Cajun life.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    The Nun is certainly not a terrible horror movie – the production values are stellar, and there is a decent backstory about the abbey. But the film won’t be remembered as one of the top entries in the expanding canon of the Conjuring Universe.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    Even if the proceedings sometime feel like a travelogue, the reconstructions of Gabriel’s last days alive, down to the exact locations and personal interactions, leave a strong impression.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 David Lewis
    Kin
    Kin is not a snoozer, at least, and the Baker brothers are certainly not untalented, but their genre-mashing experiment doesn’t work on any emotional level.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    Even if it’s a film that will challenge any viewer, it benefits from a strong premise, a story line that more or less holds up, and three knockout performances. Rarely has the acting process been explored in such a cinematically provocative way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    This is a clever comedy about working-class women, and a sly, entertaining commentary on the insidious effects of gender inequality.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    From time to time, there are the requisite cutesy boy-and-his-wolf moments, but for the most part, the film is harrowing, suspenseful and gritty — and a perfect vehicle for impressive 3-D effects that bring to life an exquisitely beautiful but unforgiving land.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Clearly, this is not a film for everyone, but even though the routine gets highly repetitious, some of the heavy metal numbers are stirring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Fortunately, some of the people around Cameron turn out to be more interesting. The best in show is John Gallagher Jr., who brings out both the creepy and comforting sides of “ex-gay” instructor Rick — a seemingly nice guy who’s oblivious to the harm that he’s inflicting on his charges.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Dogs are notorious scene-stealers in the movies, but in the sappy yet mildly entertaining Dog Days, the humans mug just as shamelessly as their impossibly cute canine counterparts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    This is a fascinating portrait of an artist.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    It’s never easy to translate visually the inner turmoil of a struggling artist, and “Gauguin” is a prime example of that.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    At the end of the day, it's all just a nihilistic trifle, yet before the final sign-off, we can't help but think twice about what else is lurking on the internet.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    A thinking person’s action movie - as long as you don’t think too much. Even if it has its share of preposterous moments, it crackles with nonstop tension, combat scenes and double-crosses.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Director Ben Lewin has crafted a biopic spy thriller, kind of, but the script has neither the character shadings to be a biopic nor the pacing and twist and turns to be a spy thriller.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    This is a film that would never work without brilliant casting of the child actors, and it’s a marvel to watch the interplay between the young girls, who don’t deliver a false note.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Lewis
    Hypnotic and intense throughout, the brilliantly executed Hereditary taps into the ghosts within all of us — the insidious roots of family dysfunction — and turn them upside down and all around. It’s an audacious supernatural thriller where the psychological fallout is just as disturbing as the apparitions that come chillingly to life.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Turns it into a 90-minute infomercial, with nary a revelation in sight.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Regardless of how one might feel about its inherently icky subject matter, Dark Crimes needs more narrative momentum. The cast is game, the production design is impressive and a few surprises await — but even as things heat up, the film somehow remains cold.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    Even if it has B-movie trappings and the tension wanes in the second half, it’s a stylish psychodrama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    A formidable exercise in storytelling. Even at the end, when the inevitable goodbye toast occurs, there is a twist awaiting us.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    A highly effective, psychological horror thriller.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    Torok juggles plenty of characters and themes — guilt, greed, Russian meddling, the Holocaust, justice — but he always remains firmly in control of his story. Every frame is meticulously crafted.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 David Lewis
    Doesn’t have a dull frame in it, thanks mainly to the star-making performance of Zoey Deutch, who dazzles the screen as Erica with her mix of humor, sensuality, volatility and vulnerability.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 David Lewis
    Submission is not a bad film — it just feels like an early draft.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Lewis
    The unconventional Joseph Beuys, one of the pillars of the modern art movement, gets an unconventional tribute in Beuys, a zigzagging documentary that is both illuminating and opaque.

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