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 1.5 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 164
  2. Negative: 33 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Taubin
    Mindless, shoddy (lurching zooms, no color correction, an entire reel out of sync) depiction of some very big guys who work as bouncers.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Taubin
    Clichéd and condescending.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Taubin
    So extremely stupid and incompetent, I doubt that even the most impartial critic could find much to praise.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Taubin
    The queasiness it makes you feel is more like acid reflux than existential nausea.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Taubin
    Despite its incoherence and inaudible dialogue, this slice-of-life film manages to be simultaneously thuggish and platitudinous.