Charles Taylor
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For 367 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Charles Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 In America
Lowest review score: 0 Enough
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    One of the loveliest and happiest of American movie entertainments.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    The director seems to be saying that, for survivors, art may be a way back to our finer selves -- extraordinary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    Ray
    What Ray does right, combined with its generosity of spirit, makes it the most satisfying American movie of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    Unassuming masterpiece about life, love and the cruel joke of old age.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    Jim Sheridan's miraculous In America, a generous but never sentimental fable of Irish immigrants in '80s New York, may be the great movie of 2003.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    One of the most ravishing spectacles the movies have given us.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    The most original, daring, thrilling movie to be released this year, Trainspotting is one of those occasional, astonishing triumphs of risk and imagination that gets you excited about what smart people, pushing themselves and the medium, can accomplish in the movies.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    Quietly overwhelming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    One of the most joyous movies I've ever seen, and one of the handful of great erotic films the movies have given us.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    This has to be one of the most completely realized comedies ever made, and, in its odd way, one of the most civilized.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Walking out of the theater, I felt so bereft that I couldn't speak. And it doesn't hurt any less thinking about the movie now, as I write this.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    The 1996 kidnap drama Ransom traverses the parameters of public life in America, from the image public figures present to us to the image they never intended us to see. Neither one tells the whole truth. Luckily, Ransom isn't content with surfaces..
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    This heart-wrenching documentary about a French village schoolteacher at work offers the comedy and pathos of great drama and the visual magnificence of painting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    This long shot pays off -- in spades. Not only has Jordan made a movie that's looser, hipper, freer and -- abetted by his great cinematographer, Chris Menges -- more sheerly beautiful to look at, he's also made the best movie of his career.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Director Brian De Palma is having too much fun zipping around curves and hitting the accelerator to slow down. He's a supremely confident engineer, and if you're game enough to make a jump for it and hold on, he offers the giddy excitement of watching the ground rush by beneath your dangling feet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    The story they are telling here is still in the process of being written. It's as good a sign as any of how absorbing Morning Sun is that the film's sudden ending makes you greedy for more.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Shot in sumptuous black-and-white by Dreujou, Girl on the Bridge might just be the most beautiful-looking movie of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Claire Denis' baffling and exhilarating "Billy Budd" smolders with heat-blasted rhythms and supercharged acting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    A startlingly effective and upsetting political melodrama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    What holds the movie together is its modest, sweet spirit.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    One of those rare literary adaptations that finds its fidelity in freedom, that stands as both a fitting version of its source material and as its own creation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    It's a deluxe vacation for adults with all frills included: glamorous settings, glamorous clothes, glamorous sex.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    It's a wholly amoral movie, but it's honestly amoral. And that's a relief for the audience.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    A giddy madcap classic, one of the wildest and funniest American comedies in years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Something we haven't seen before: a manic-depressive romantic comedy that aspires to the soul of a musical. It's a new-fashioned love song.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Surely one of the canniest and most accurate films about American working-class life ever.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    As a piece of craft, and with the exception of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," it's miles beyond any studio film this summer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Affliction is a harsh experience, but the harshness isn't a matter of punishing the audience or of the director, Schrader, showing off his toughness: That unvarnished harshness is the very essence of the material.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    An almost perfectly realized poetic vision of people who continue in their everyday existence certain that life in a larger sense has passed them by.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    The holiday season's best movie so far.

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