For 165 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Taubin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Quadrophenia (re-release)
Lowest review score: 10 The Woman Chaser
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 165
  2. Negative: 34 out of 165
165 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Taubin
    It remains one of the most wrenching films about adolescent angst, thanks largely to the performance of Phil Daniels.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    As smooth and powerfully packed as its protagonist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    The 7Up series is thus one of the rare documentaries to have had a positive practical effect on the life of at least one of its subjects.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    Filled with vivid and likable characters, The Opportunists could be the basis for a TV series as captivating as "The Sopranos."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    It seems like a more witty, wise, and succinct "Magnolia."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    As ethereal, moving, and uncompromising as its subject.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    A film of rare tenderness and mystery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    This is the Julia Roberts performance her fans have been waiting for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    It could be described as the most gripping political thriller to hit the big screen in many years, although given the events it depicts through interviews, photographs, and news footage, the words "gripping" and "thriller" have inappropriately frivolous and commercial associations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    Downey, who radiates more energy doing nothing discernible than most other actors do when they let it all hang out, takes the film to another level.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    A smart, realist drama -- I wouldn't be surprised if this one winds up on my 10-best list for '99.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    There are long stretches in Sexy Beast that are so exhilarating it feels churlish to dwell on its flaws.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    There are big crowd scenes, intimate close-ups, and lots of bug’s-eye point-of-view shots. Call me gullible: I believed every second of it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    A tender and hilarious vision of female adolescence.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    What's most stunning about Raging Bull is the tension between 19th-century melodrama and 20th-century psychodrama, the narrative form brought into being by the conjunction of Freudian theory and the mechanics of the movie camera.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    This is one scary movie, not because we see ghosts or monsters, but because Kidman makes us feel her fear as our own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Taubin
    Probably more terse than it needs to be, but the dramatic line has an elegance and drive that reinforces the unexpected turns of the story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    A veritable Chekhov tragicomedy of provincial life.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    The show that Horrocks puts on when she finally takes to the stage is more than worth the wait.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Made with intelligence and formal sophistication.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Josh Aronson's thoroughly engrossing documentary Sound and Fury is as much about children's rights as it is about the impact of cochlear-implant technology on a family in which deafness runs through three generations.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Rampling has never been as beautiful, not to mention as emotionally naked, nuanced, and affecting as she is here.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Takes its shape from (Viard's) performance, which is as big as life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Largely a showcase for Puri, and he rises to the occasion with a performance that bursts from the screen and tears into your heart.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Takes us inside the consciousness and the coded masculine world of a single character.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    By turns hilarious and wounding.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Unabashedly personal and uncool...but between you and me, dear reader, I love it to death.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Eccentric and thoroughly winning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    A magisterial film, but not quite a great one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Arik Kaplun's smart, scrappy romantic comedy Yana's Friends displays an insouciance rarely found in Israeli film.

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