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 Y Tu Mamá También
Lowest review score: 0 I Am Sam
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    In some ways it's not a very good movie... tries to mix comedy and tragedy...but the movie has an exciting subject -- a true story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Southern Gothic lite -- with a bite.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    It isn't an entirely successful or satisfying film, but it's far from dismissible.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Jane Horrocks saves the annoyingly noisy Little Voice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    The only romantic comedy in quite a while that acknowledges, even celebrates, the fact that love and sex are emotional anarchy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Offers the most intense visual experience I've had at the movies all year.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Lightweight but delightful martial-arts romp.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    It's a nice movie. But Disney has never learned that "nice," especially in comedy, is a negative virtue.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Delightful screwball comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Manages to be entertaining and reasonably exciting. Scott's style may be slick and tricky but, if this and his last film, "Enemy of the State," are any indication, he's lost the glossy sadism that characterized his previous work.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    A trifle but an exceptionally civilized, charming trifle.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Moore, who may be the most unpredictably talented actress in movies right now, plays Amber with an inseparable mixture of maternal feeling and lust that's flabbergasting.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Mirkin hits just the right note between naughty and raunchy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Potente pumps strong and true from the first frame to the last.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    When the camera is floating up high, as the band practices its moves on the field, you can imagine Busby Berkeley watching somewhere, jealous that he never got his mitts on a marching band.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    It must be hard to misread the tone of a book as single-minded as Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley, but Anthony Minghella manages somehow.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    For everything wrong with it, A.I. is not a dismissible film. It's too richly imagined, too accomplished. Even as he botches the emotions and the issues he raises, Spielberg goes headlong into them, wrestles with the picture's conflicting impulses. It's the kind of screw-up you get only from a master filmmaker.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Blade in no way resembles a good movie, but its combination of music-video bombast, goth-rock sensibility, high-tech industrial production design, cold-blooded glossy magazine visuals, high-fashion club culture, horror movies, blaxploitation movies, Hong Kong movies and comic-book nihilism make it diverting trash.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    A cozy little ode to sensual and culinary pleasure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Not without its own bleak integrity. But the movie wipes you out and leaves you with nothing, not even the feeling of exaltation that can be present in the most tragic works of art.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Monsoon Wedding is going to be a big art-house hit because it's one of those movies that reassures audiences that people in other countries are just like us.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    It's tough not to respond to the visual cleverness of Pleasantville.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Has a solid farce structure, a bunch of ripe second bananas, and two sinfully attractive stars ready to raise comic hell. So why is a movie with so many genuine laughs and so many good bits only fitfully amusing? The short answer is that the Coen brothers seem to be incapable of trusting their material.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Not a great movie, but its daring and seriousness, its refusal to take refuge in the sort of irony that diminishes whatever it touches, its willingness to risk ludicrousness, may be elements that are necessary to achieve greatness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Branagh is appealing here in the way we remember from movie heroes of the '30s: cynical, wisecracking and wised-up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    With Love and Death on Long Island, writer-director Richard Kwietniowski makes a very pleasing feature debut.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    A movie comedy that manages to be consistently funny without becoming assaultive, and that remains consistently sweet-tempered even at its most macabre, isn't so common that we can refuse this one's modest pleasures.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    It's an impressive, intelligent, compact piece of filmmaking...But Téchiné might be one of those directors whose work is best appreciated by critics and other filmmakers.

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