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

Charles Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Hero
Lowest review score: 0 Air Force One
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Watching Man on the Train is like coming across one of those threadbare Persian rugs you see on public tours of private homes. Its elegance is more comfortable than cold, and it carries its worn, battered mien proudly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    A weaker actor, one more naked than De Niro is now capable of being, might have revealed some inner compulsion in the character. But De Niro's steadiness becomes part of the movie's rugged stolidity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Amusing, ultra-deadpan entertainment. The director was lucky enough to have a cast who were in on the joke and tuned in to his wavelength.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Watching it is a little like stumbling upon a frayed valentine you put away years ago and then laughing with pleasure at how much it still means to you.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    You slip into the movie so easily that by the time it reaches its emotional climax, you're unprepared.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Tsai Ming-Liang's new movie about urban isolation reinvents the delicate, poetic shadow play of silent movies.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    An art noir that courts pretension but just manages to keep from succumbing to it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Suffers from PBS syndrome, but Dame Judi Dench cures with a moving portrayal of life with Alzheimer's.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    The dirtiest-minded American movie in recent memory -- and an honestly corrupt entertaining picture is never anything to sneeze at.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Airy and enchanting, this romantic comedy works overtime to sprinkle moonlight and stardust over itself.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Kevin Smith's comic-religious fantasy turns out to be the sweetest hot-potato movie imaginable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    There's no doubt that Kill Bill is an epic, and no doubt of the skill that's often apparent. But what it leaves us with is awesomely trivial.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    What Chan represents -- the humor and charm and the sheer physical beauty of seeing him in action -- as well as the lazy, ping-pong repartee he achieves with Wilson, is the essence of the casual, deceptively artless art of movies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Entertaining, handsome and gripping, The Bourne Identity is something of an anomaly among big-budget summer blockbusters: a thriller with some brains and feeling behind it, more attuned to story and character than to spectacle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    And now in The Straight Story, no director has been so buzzingly alert to the emotional lives of those people or to the beauty of the world they inhabit as David Lynch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    In some ways, this is the most conventional of Sheridan's movies. But it never feels sentimental because of the grittiness of his approach.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Band of Outsiders is about the tyranny of living a life of movie-fed fantasies, and while it makes us see the poverty of those fantasies, it also makes them unaccountably rich, poetic, sad.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Andrew Jarecki could have done more to lay out the marriage of sexual and religious and social hysteria that made cases like this possible. But he deserves credit for having the guts to say, in this case and in so many like it, who suffered the most.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    It's one of the fullest portrayals of sexual desire and pleasure and fear I've ever seen in a movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Fuller was never a poetic director, but in The Big Red One he finds what in himself was closest to lyricism. Fuller's movie is like flowers thrown on a battlefield in remembrance, and it makes the overblown war movies that have followed seem like cheap and tatty Veteran's Day poppies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Kundun, which was written by Melissa Mathison ("E.T.") from interviews conducted with the Dalai Lama, doesn't make you greedy for its images the way some gorgeous films do. It allows you to drink each one in tranquilly.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Slick, satisfying entertainment, as is the chemistry of Dunst and Bettany.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    For all of their vaunted (and, it turns out, false) fidelity to Nabokov, Lyne and Schiff have made a pretty, gauzy Lolita that replaces the book's cruelty and comedy with manufactured lyricism and mopey romanticism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Winterbottom's film is openly a polemic. Messy and visceral, with an articulate, pointed anger that's recognizably British, Welcome to Sarajevo hits with an impact that's not diminished by the fact that Sarajevo's uneasy peace has held.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Casting Barrymore as Cinderella is an inspired idea, and a tribute to director Andy Tennant's ability to see through the public's perception of Barrymore to her essence as a performer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    The Last of the Mohicans is a striking mixture of the ersatz and the genuine. In other words, it’s vintage Hollywood. It’s also a smashingly entertaining and satisfying adventure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    If there were any justice in the world, The Cat's Meow would be the beginning of the rehabilitation of Davies' image.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Jane Horrocks saves the annoyingly noisy Little Voice.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    A trifle but an exceptionally civilized, charming trifle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    By no means a great movie...the movie is most liable to rekindle warm gratitude for all the pleasure he gave us.