For 163 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 2 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 Wild Wild West
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 163
  2. Negative: 34 out of 163
163 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    By turns hilarious and wounding.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    A small, direct, tantalizing documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Rampling has never been as beautiful, not to mention as emotionally naked, nuanced, and affecting as she is here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Eads's wit, generosity, insight, and courage are irresistible.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    A smart, sweet, and altogether smashing evocation of teenage girlhood.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    An understated gem.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    While the acting ensemble is crucial, it's not the only asset here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Tender, poignant, and homoerotically charged, this complicated father-son relationship is brought to life by two brilliant actors and a director who's canny enough to give them all the room they need.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    (You) might be charmed by the film's blend of kineticism, car-culture rituals, and hilariously flat-footed dialogue.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    The show that Horrocks puts on when she finally takes to the stage is more than worth the wait.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    It's entertainment that never lets us off the hook.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Restrained, tough, and subtle enough to be as engrossing on the second viewing as it was on the first.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Has all the hallmarks of a Pennebaker production. The editing is seamless, the drama builds throughout, and the arc of the central character is as shapely as in a Hollywood fiction.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Antoine Fuqua's propulsive, elegantly written police thriller, offers the unsettling spectacle of Denzel Washington.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Made with intelligence and formal sophistication.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    The most progressive, good-hearted studio film of the summer.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Sweet, ribald, and even inspired in an off-the-cuff way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    The relationship between the hysterical Gerard and the careful, compulsive George is classic screwball material and more compelling than the relationship between George and Alicia.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Justman's A Trial in Prague acts as something of a corrective to the exuberant but oversimplified "Fighter."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Isn't convincing on every front, but as a political conversation piece, it's potentially effective.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    What gives the film extra weight is the sense that these are not just actors trying to enhance their careers but real people seizing a chance for immortality.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Prince-Bythewood gives the film a style that's easy on the eye but also has muscle -- on and off the court.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    As fragmented and unresolved as the experiences of mother and daughter, Alma bears witness to a situation for which there are no easy answers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Goodman and Anker adroitly shape a cohesive drama out of a complicated history.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Thanks to some brilliant casting, Venus Beauty Institute provokes ideas about women, movies, sexuality, and age that extend beyond its frothy fiction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Compelling viewing, even if there's nothing pretty (pictorially or emotionally) about it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Not as skillful, subtle, or hilarious as "Some Like It Hot," but its anti-essentialism vis-à-vis gender roles is just as sharp and exhilarating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Derails toward the end, becoming platitudinous, not to mention kitschy, but, given the Cheerios wholesomeness of most gay indies, its grief-stricken delirium is a welcome relief.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Dorothy and Petula leave a bloodier trail than Thelma and Louise did.

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