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 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Charles Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The Pianist
Lowest review score: 0 Air Force One
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    Unassuming masterpiece about life, love and the cruel joke of old age.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    One of the loveliest and happiest of American movie entertainments.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    Quietly overwhelming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Charles Taylor
    One of the most ravishing spectacles the movies have given us.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    A delight from top to bottom, packed with romance, adventure, beautifully executed swordplay and a sumptuous period look.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    A giddy madcap classic, one of the wildest and funniest American comedies in years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Consistently interesting without feeling essential until, in its last half-hour, it becomes utterly compelling.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Surely one of the canniest and most accurate films about American working-class life ever.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    It's a deluxe vacation for adults with all frills included: glamorous settings, glamorous clothes, glamorous sex.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    You wouldn't mistake Donnie Brasco for a great movie or an important one, but it's something that's become almost as rare in American movies: a consistently absorbing and intelligent adult entertainment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Next to the Hong Kong action picture So Close, nearly every Hollywood thriller of the summer looks like an elementary-school project thrown together the Sunday night before it was due.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Holds us in a state of horrified empathy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    In his dazzling and luxuriant new thriller Femme Fatale, De Palma turns trash into chic. It's a sexy, violent, glamorous, sinfully funny movie with a surface as hard and brilliant as diamonds.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Robert Altman's surpassingly beautiful ballet movie feels lighter than air -- but in fact it's the great director's most tender and memorable film 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    It's hard to say why The Station Agent sends you out feeling so benevolent. It may have something to do with being in the presence of a director who treats you with respect. McCarthy allows us to feel without telling us how and what we should feel.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Never less than witty, charming, accomplished.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    It's a wholly amoral movie, but it's honestly amoral. And that's a relief for the audience.