Ernest Hardy

Ernest Hardy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Ernest Hardy's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet My Voice, My Life (2015) "Damn if a few of the kids don't milk your tear ducts at the end. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2015
76% People Places Things (2015) "There are two reasons to check out People Places Things - but neither the lead actors nor the characters they play are among them. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 14, 2015
No Score Yet The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012) "It gives film fans the chance to see the late Ernest Borgnine in his last acting gig and to see that he clearly relished every opportunity to perform. Unfortunately, the film surrounding him is a pulseless homage to spaghetti westerns. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
85% Glass Chin (2015) "Buschel's script is peppered with both offbeat humor and philosophical debates that circle back to what is, at heart, a class critique that skewers everything from the art world to the bougie dreams of the common man. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2015
41% Preggoland (2015) "There's satiric comedy to be mined from the conflicting messages society still sends about pregnancy, motherhood, and women's worth, but the script isn't smart enough to explore them. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 5, 2015
27% Marfa Girl (2015) "Oddly compelling. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted May 4, 2015
72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "It helps to be a Spandau fan, of course, but the smart, layered contextualizing and historicizing of the group within the film makes it a gift for any pop-culture aficionado. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2015
No Score Yet Candlestick (2015) "Presswell's stylized dialogue, whose rapid-fire banter often hardens into self-conscious artifice, is biting and witty but thankfully absent either endless pop-culture references or cloying self-consciousness of its own cleverness. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
67% Revolution (2013) "Revolution is educational, but its shortcomings are glaring. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 22, 2015
100% Song From The Forest (2015) "Song is filled with great beauty and moments of everyday life that show that director Michael Obert has a fine sense of the power of the quotidian ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 7, 2015
57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) "The film's visually arresting, but it's the performances that hold it all together - Short, Wilmer Valderrama, Jesse Spencer, Paz de la Huerta, Míriam Colón, and Mike Starr, with Bachleda being the real glue. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
No Score Yet Death Of A Tree (2015) "Every conversation is a heavy-handed meditation on guilt and redemption, with language lifted directly from religious tracts and not even slightly molded into the way actual human beings talk to one another. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
14% Electric Slide (2015) "Jim Sturgess as Dodson is meant to be a charismatic, effete dandy. He merely comes off creepy. Vinessa Shaw, Chloë Sevigny, and Patricia Arquette are utterly wasted in nothing parts. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
58% Walter (2015) "Feels something like gathering a team of master chefs to make a breakfast of corn flakes and Tang. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015) "A chilling, timely, often darkly and unexpectedly humorous look at one man's brutal experiences in the American prison system, the documentary The Mind of Mark DeFriest is the adage "truth is stranger than fiction" writ large. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015
No Score Yet The Business Of Disease (2014) "Weakened by a frequently overwrought score and cheap graphics that often give Business something of a histrionic undertone. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 17, 2015
50% The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (2015) "Rossier allows space for the man's culpability even as he convincingly shows that without de Klerk's involvement, the struggle for black liberation would have been much harder and taken much longer. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2015
No Score Yet Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter (2015) "You need not be a student or scholar of dance to be completely enthralled by Greg Vander Veer's documentary Miss Hill. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
14% Americons (2015) "Americons has its heart and justifiably outraged politics in the right place; it just lacks artistry or real insight. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
100% Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014) "Reyes brings a smart visual artist's compositional eye to capturing the people and environment on the Mexican side of the divide. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 22, 2014
No Score Yet Do You Know What My Name Is? (2014) "Playing (and looking) like a home movie that has been tricked out with digestible scientific content, the film is also incredibly moving. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 10, 2014
100% Giuseppe Makes A Movie (2014) "Andrews isn't the first creative type to attempt to cast ineptitude as a virtue, but damn if he doesn't just about make his case in Giuseppe Makes a Movie. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2014
63% Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty (2014) "Compelling but ultimately unfulfilling ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
No Score Yet Occupy The Farm (2014) "It illustrates the staggering extent to which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research (who it is for, where it is applied). " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
90% The Great Invisible (2014) "Margaret Brown's documentary The Great Invisible stands as a Very Important Film, and not just because of its impressive pedigree. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 28, 2014
80% Yakona "Unapologetic in its activist bent, the film is just as relentless in its beauty. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2014
20% Iceman (2014) "The story is unnecessarily muddled and confusing in the telling, and the athletically gifted Yen is overshadowed by largely mediocre CGI effects. Revisit the original instead. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 16, 2014
No Score Yet The Olivia Experiment (2014) "The performances are overdrawn and the writing is facile; maybe the hetero male-jock and faux-lesbian eye candy will be enough for you. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 4, 2014
11% The Damned (2014) "It's all well acted and expertly crafted - quick edits that play mind and visual games with the viewer, music that heightens tension, some cool special effects - but most of the victims are people you want to slap even before their secrets are spilled. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2014
100% K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2014) "Its considered use of ice and snow-covered vistas against the expanse of blue sky offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world's second highest peak. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2014
No Score Yet NightLights (2014) "There are moments in director David Midell's NightLights that play like PSAs, but that earnestness is paved over by wonderfully affecting performances. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2014
No Score Yet No Cameras Allowed (2014) "Haney's talent and charisma make him worth watching. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 5, 2014
6% Paranoia (2013) "This is a film at odds with itself, wanting to be a 99 percenter rallying cry but wallowing in and fetishizing 1 percenter accoutrement at every turn. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2014
100% Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2014) "The viewer witnesses the pure joy of creating, and the genuine love the men exhibit in collaboration. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 25, 2014
91% Big Joy (2014) "His life was larger than fiction. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
80% Out In The Night "The film is infuriating and depressing in equal measure, but it's oddly inspiring because the quartet are, to a woman, all charming, funny, winning presences. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
91% CODE BLACK (2014) "What will pull viewers in is the empathy of the healthcare workers who battle to retain their idealism in the face of staggering obstacles. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
54% Trust Me (2014) "A sometimes sharp-toothed look at the Machiavellian machinations of the modern film industry ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2014
No Score Yet The Odd Way Home (2014) "Superficiality and cliché mark the film's notions of family, dysfunction, and even survival. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 27, 2014
86% Cold in July (2014) "While Hall and Shepard nail their parts, Don Johnson, still magnetic after all these years, steals the film as a sardonic private eye with a vintage cherry-red convertible. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 20, 2014
83% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014) "It's an admittedly hagiographic film, an unabashed celebration of the man and his work and worldview. The few mild naysayers are largely set up to be knocked down, but as such the film is invigorating. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 20, 2014
100% Hanna Ranch (2014) "It's a brisk, informative, and engrossing look at an unsung hero who helped forge the blueprint for a sustainable future. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 16, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) "Unfortunately, it's all very familiar and somewhat tediously played out. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2014
100% Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen Of Pointe A La Hache (2014) "A must-see documentary. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2014
80% Detonator (2014) "The script is solid, but the film's greatest assets are Levine's visage and performance. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 8, 2014
94% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) "Haunting and powerful despite its boilerplate documentary form ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 25, 2014
85% The New Black (2014) "What emerges is an illuminating look at the ways race, specifically blackness, has been cynically portrayed by the mainstream media, rightwing politicians and religious leaders, and even some white queer activists. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 11, 2014
22% Welcome to the Jungle (2014) "Pushed from the bowels of cinema hell. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 4, 2014
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) "Its banal questions and calculated answers turn out to be carefully laid tripwires for the thematic concerns of the film. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 14, 2014
44% Wrong Cops (2013) "A tedious exercise in self-consciously hip lowbrow comedy. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 20, 2013
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