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 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 Caveman's Valentine
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 163
  2. Negative: 34 out of 163
163 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    The show that Horrocks puts on when she finally takes to the stage is more than worth the wait.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Eads's wit, generosity, insight, and courage are irresistible.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Arik Kaplun's smart, scrappy romantic comedy Yana's Friends displays an insouciance rarely found in Israeli film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    A magisterial film, but not quite a great one.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Along with Raoul Coutard's radiant cinematography, what makes the film extraordinary is Karina, the pure curves of her face a contradiction to the marionette angularity of her body.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Takes us inside the consciousness and the coded masculine world of a single character.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Made with intelligence and formal sophistication.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Antoine Fuqua's propulsive, elegantly written police thriller, offers the unsettling spectacle of Denzel Washington.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Rampling has never been as beautiful, not to mention as emotionally naked, nuanced, and affecting as she is here.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    (You) might be charmed by the film's blend of kineticism, car-culture rituals, and hilariously flat-footed dialogue.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    A small, direct, tantalizing documentary.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    Crouching Tiger's dramatic line is so blurry that the central character is only a bystander to the climactic fight between forces of good and evil.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    The most audacious debut feature of the year.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    A spare, formally ingenious, journalistically acute piece of filmmaking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Taubin
    While the acting ensemble is crucial, it's not the only asset here.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Sweet, ribald, and even inspired in an off-the-cuff way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Singer achieves remarkable intimacy with his subjects.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Egoyan, whose sophisticated eye is connected to a brain that seems, for the moment, to have gone dead.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    We may not want another film about incest, but there's a necessity about this one that won't be denied.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    This adaptation of John Irving's novel--- is as paternalistic, puffed-up, and dull as a congressional debate about abortion rights.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Series 7 could have turned out as ugly as the second season of "Survivor," were it not for the pleasure Minahan takes in melodrama.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Inept as a thriller, Place Vendôme nevertheless intrigues.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    So low-key it could be mistaken for a throwaway. But Meadows's understanding of childhood fears and fantasies and the yearning, heartfelt performances he draws from his two young actors should not be underestimated.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Isn't convincing on every front, but as a political conversation piece, it's potentially effective.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Despite Sunshine's historical scope and multiplicity of characters, it doesn't shed half as much light on its subject -- identity and anti-Semitism -- as does, for example, Agnieszka Holland's claustrophobic chamber piece "Angry Harvest."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Goodman and Anker adroitly shape a cohesive drama out of a complicated history.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Taubin
    Dorothy and Petula leave a bloodier trail than Thelma and Louise did.

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