For 27 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 15.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brad Laidman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Coming to America
Lowest review score: 20 Mrs. Doubtfire
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
27 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Brad Laidman
    This is an amazing black satire filled with vicious biting words that snap like firecrackers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Brad Laidman
    The film is one chillingly authentic scene after another... In the end it's more of a war movie than "Saving Private Ryan" ever was.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Brad Laidman
    To me, Say Anything is without a shadow of a doubt the most rewarding, funny, and likable romance of the last twenty years. It heralds the decency of romantic love against the gears of a cold, grinding mechanical world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Brad Laidman
    "Kill Bill Vol. 1" was a pure action movie, in love with collisions of violent movement. “Vol. 2” relaxes the pace, allowing for extended monologues. Those who lamented the first film's lack of wicked word exchanges should delight in Carradine's final soliloquy.
    • Film Threat
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Brad Laidman
    The first masterwork of the post-modern pop culture generation...gets better with every viewing, and like good rock n' roll, needs to be played loud!
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Brad Laidman
    Eddie Murphy does everything in this movie successfully. Coming To America remains his most personal work and a great argument that a movie can be decent and wholesome despite having enough profanity to make Bill Cosby lose sleep. A perfect argument for Eddie Murphy as decent guy even without the fame and fortune. Not that he's planning on giving it back though.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Brad Laidman
    An effective comedy, an interesting bedtime tale, and one of the greatest date rentals of all time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Brad Laidman
    Randal is a beautiful hostile piece of work that only could have come from America. He's the sort of guy who never put in a quality day at the office in his life, but somehow probably winds up winning the biggest lotto drawing ever with a ticket he stole from his loser best friend's Quickie Mart.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Brad Laidman
    The truth is that for all the controversy there really isn’t that much violence in Reservoir Dogs. The reason people were so affected was because the film shows you the true impact of its violence.