For 164 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 4.1 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 Caveman's Valentine
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 164
  2. Negative: 34 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Part cautionary tale, part moral-uplift saga, Brokedown Palace is as dull as it's absurd.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    A sub-sitcom stretched to an interminable 85 minutes.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    East/West fusion aside, The Musketeer is a stale Euro-pudding.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Neither as lively nor as tough as the original, and compared to the hardcore punk of "Border Radio," the score for Sugar Town sounds like Muzak.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Trades in sitcom stereotypes and crosscuts predictably from family to family as if under the misapprehension that equal time is a dramatic principle.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    So formulaic and predictable that you're bored even when you're scared.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    A progressive but not very funny comedy of manners.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Lacks development and dramatic coherence.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Begins on a note of total migraine-inducing hysteria, which continues unabated throughout.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Overproduced as a Super Bowl soft-drink commercial, so much so that even its potentially insightful moments seem like movie fakery.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Isaac Eaton wrote and directed; he evidences little talent in either department.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    An inert and inept romantic comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Michael and Mark Polish's debut feature, "Twin Falls, Idaho," was a cloying oddball love story involving adult male Siamese twins; their follow-up, Jackpot, is another piece of whimsical Americana.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Barely a movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    It's a sign of how watered-down the movie is that only the supporting actors have any bite.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    A caper film hardly worthy of his (Newman's) presence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Although there's no evidence of sexual chemistry on the screen, the stars share a certain physical defensiveness that occasionally makes them seem simpatico; most of the time, however, they just look bored to death.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    Hal Hartley fans, Flirt may be too slight and schematic. [13 Aug 1996]
    • Village Voice
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    The movie lacks any sense of subcultural specificity, though it has a superabundant country music score. [22 Apr 1997]
    • Village Voice
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Taubin
    The Cruise is being hailed as a harbinger of a future in which indie film will be liberated by low-cost technology. If this is where we're going, I want off the bus.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Taubin
    So hackneyed and so condescending to its potential audience (adult women) that even Lifetime might hesitate before running it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Taubin
    Mark Hanlon's ridiculous and repellent hash of "Repulsion" and "Psycho," with scenic elements of "Seven" thrown in for good measure.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Taubin
    Bette Midler and Danny De Vito mug more shamelessly than usual.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Taubin
    What's on the screen is so dreadful that it inspires the ontological question "What are films and why is this not one of them?"
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Taubin
    Figgis's frenetic and grossly self-aggrandizing adaption of Strindberg's worse-for-wear two-hander about the battle between the sexes and the classes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Taubin
    For those who care, Madonna has found her match in Guy Ritchie, whose absence of talent when it comes to the film medium is equal to her own.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Taubin
    Martin's grin-and-don't-bare-it performance lifts the picture above sitcom level. [31 Dec 1991]
    • Village Voice
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Taubin
    That in such a miserable film I could still care whether his character lived or died is, perhaps, the greatest proof that Chow Yun Fat's a movie star.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Taubin
    So extremely stupid and incompetent, I doubt that even the most impartial critic could find much to praise.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Taubin
    Valentine isn't exploitative or trendy in the manner of so many indie films. Rather, it seems like the kind of art film that might have been dreamed up by a feverish high schooler.

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