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NYFF Critics Poll: The Complete Lineup, Graded A to F (Final)

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 14, 2009 at 3:10AM

indieWIRE has conducted a survey of various bloggers and critics, surveying the films from the 2009 New York Film Festival. We asked them to grade all of the films that they've seen at the festival, and have averaged the grades of each film.
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NYFF Critics Poll: The Complete Lineup, Graded A to F (Final)
Images from "Lebanon," "Broken Embraces," and "The White Ribbon."

indieWIRE has conducted a survey of various bloggers and critics, surveying the films from the 2009 New York Film Festival. We asked them to grade all of the films that they've seen at the festival, and have averaged the grades of each film.

Antichrist (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: A-
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: A-
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: B+
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B+
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: B+
Peter Knegt, indieWIRE: B+
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: B+ review]
Karina Longworth, Spout Blog: B+ [review]
Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily: B
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: B-
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: B-
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: B-
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine: C+
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: C-
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: C-
David Fear, Time Out New York: C-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: D+ [review]
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: F
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: F
Current Average: B-

Around a Small Mountain
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: A
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B+
Damon Smith, Reverse Shot: B+ [review]
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: C+
Current Average: B

The Art of The Steal
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: A-
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B+
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B+
Karina Longworth, Spout Blog: B [review]
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B
Erica Abeel, The Huffington Post B
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B [review]
Farihah Zaman, Reverse Shot: B- [review]
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: B-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C [review]
Current Average: B

Bluebeard
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: A+
Michael Koresky, ReverseShot: B+ [review]
Eric Hynes, ReverseShot: B+
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: B
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B [review]
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B-
Erica Abeel, The Huffington Post B-
Current Average: B+

Broken Embraces (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: A
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: B+
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: B+
Peter Knegt, indieWIRE: B+
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: B+
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: B+
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B+
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B
David Fear, Time Out New York: B
Eric Hynes, ReverseShot: B-
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: C+
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: C+ [review]
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: C
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: C
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C [review]
Current Average: B

Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: A
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: A
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: A
Jeff Reichert, Reverse Shot: B+ [review]
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: B
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B [review]
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: C-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C-
Current Average: B+

Everyone Else
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: A+
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: A
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: A
Peter Knegt, indieWIRE: A
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: A [review]
Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily: A
Karina Longworth, Spout Blog: A [review]
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: A-
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: A-
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: A-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: A- [review]
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B+
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B+
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B+
Current Average: A-

Ghost Town
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: A-
Andrew Chan, Reverse Shot: A- [review]
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B+
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B+ [review]
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine: B
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: B
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: C
Current Average: B

Hadewijch (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: A+
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: A-
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: B+ [review]
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B+
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: B+
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: B+
Karina Longworth, Spout Blog: B+
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: B
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: B [review]
Current Average: B+

Henri George’s Clouzot’s Inferno
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: A
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: A- [review]
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: B
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: B- [review]
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B- [review]
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: D+
Current Average: B-

Independencia
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B+
Karina Longworth, Spout Blog: B
Michael Joshua Rowin, Reverse Shot: B [review]
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: B-
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B-
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: C+
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C
Erica Abeel, The Huffington Post D
Current Average: B-

Kanikosen
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: B- [review]
David Fear, Time Out New York: B-
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: B-
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Current Average: B-

Lebanon
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: A
Erica Abeel, The Huffington Post A
David Fear, Time Out New York: A-
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B+
Thelma Adams, US Weekly: B
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: B
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: B-
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C+ [review]
Michael Joshua Rowin, Reverse Shot: C [review]
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: C-
Current Average: B

Life During Wartime (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily: A-
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: A-
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: B+
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: B
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: B
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C+
Thelma Adams, US Weekly: C
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: D
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: D
Michael Joshua Rowin, Reverse Shot: D [review]
Current Average: C+


Min Ye
Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot: B+ [review]
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B- [review]
Current Average: B

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Mother
Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot: A [review]
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: A
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: A-
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: B+
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: B+
David Fear, Time Out New York: B
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: B [review]
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B-
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Current Average: B+

Ne Change Rien
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: A-
Damon Smith, Reverse Shot: A-
David Fear, Time Out New York: B+
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: D
Current Average: B

Police, Adjective
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: A
Damon Smith, Reverse Shot: A- [review]
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: A-
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: A-
David Fear, Time Out New York: A-
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B+
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: B+
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: B+
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: B+
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine: B+
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B-
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B-
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: B-
Thelma Adams, US Weekly: B-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C+ [review]
Erica Abeel, The Huffington Post C
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: C-
Current Average: B

Precious: Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: A
David Fear, Time Out New York: A-
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: A-
Peter Knegt, indieWIRE: A-
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B+
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: B+
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: B+
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: B+
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: C+
Andrew Chan, Reverse Shot: C [review]
Karina Longworth, Spout Blog: C-
Thelma Adams, US Weekly: C-
Current Average: B

A Room and a Half
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B
Peter Knegt, indieWIRE: B
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: B-
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B-
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: B- review]
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine: C+
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: D-
Current Average: C+

Sweetgrass
Farihah Zaman, Reverse Shot: A- [review]
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: A-
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: A-
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B+ [review]
David Fear, Time Out New York: B
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: B-
Current Average: B+

Sweet Rush
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B-
Jeff Reichert, Reverse Shot: B- [review]
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: C+
Current Average: B-

To Die Like a Man
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: A-
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B+
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: B+
Michael Koresky, indieWIRE: B+
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B+ [review]
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: B
Andrew Chan, Reverse Shot: B [review]
David Fear, Time Out New York: B
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: B
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: B-
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: B-
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: D
Current Average: B

Trash Humpers (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot: A [review]
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: A-
Karina Longworth, Spout Blog: A- [review]
Erica Abeel, The Huffington Post A-
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: A-
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B+
Peter Knegt, indieWIRE: B+
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily: B-
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: C+
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: D+
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: D+
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: D-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: D- [review]
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: F
Current Average: B-

Vincere (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine: A+
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B+
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: B [review]
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Current Average: B+

White Material (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: A
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: A
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: A
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: A
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: A-
David Fear, Time Out New York: A-
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: A- [review]
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B+
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: B
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: B-
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: C
Current Average: B+

The White Ribbon (Film Page)
[indieWIRE review]
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: A-
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: A-
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: A-
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: B+
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot: B [review]
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: B
Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily: B-
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: B-
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: B-
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: C+
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: C [review]
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: C-
Current Average: B

Wild Grass (Film Page)
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: A+
Amy Taubin, Film Comment: A+
Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily: A
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater: A
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine: A
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: A
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast: A
Karina Longworth, Spout Blog: A-
Jeff Reichert, Reverse Shot: A- [review]
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: A-
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com: B+
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: B+
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago: B-
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot: B-
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot: B-
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot:B-
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: C-
Mike D'Angelo, The AV Club: ??? [review]
Current Average: A-

The Wizard of Oz
Thelma Adams, US Weekly: A+
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: A+
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running: A+
Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily: A+
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: A
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE: A
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York: A
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE: B+
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine: B+
Current Average: A


Participating Critics and Bloggers
Erica Abeel, The Huffington Post (link)
Thelma Adams, US Weekly
Andrew Chan, Reverse Shot (link)
Mike D'Angelo, A.V. Club (link)
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine (link)
David Fear, Time Out New York (blog)
Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot (link)
Andrew Grant, Like Anna Karina's Sweater (link)
Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE (link)
Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily (link)
Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot (link)
Caryn James, Marie Claire and The Daily Beast
Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago (blog)
Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running (blog)
Peter Knegt, indieWIRE (link)
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE (link)
Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot (link)
Kevin B. Lee, Slant and The Auteurs: (link)
Lou Lumenick, The New York Post: (link)
Karina Longworth, SpoutBlog (blog)
Jeff Reichert, Reverse Shot (link)
Vadim Rizov, IFC.com (link)
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York (blog)
Michael Joshua Rowin, Reverse Shot (link)
Amy Taubin, Film Comment
Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot (link)
Farihah Zaman, Reverse Shot (link)

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