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

Charles Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 I Am Sam
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Unexpected late-summer treat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    A cozy little ode to sensual and culinary pleasure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    There's a combination of fatalism and hard-edged humor at work in The Sea Inside that you can imagine Irish writers would feel right at home with.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    When We Were Kings, which was put together by Taylor Hackford and Leon Gast, is a patchy movie that fails to rise to the grace and articulation of its main attraction. But it has Ali, and when he's on-screen, that's enough.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Whatever the reason, Oscar and Lucinda winds up feeling like a collection of bits in search of vision and an emotional surge.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    It's an exceptionally intelligent and controlled piece of direction, and for once Polanski didn't hide his emotions in a death's-head grin. The movie is raw and passionate and unresolved in a way that's unique among his work.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Along with Sheryl Lee, Morton is probably the best actress to have emerged in this decade.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    As events in Mr. Jealousy grow more entangled, there is no corresponding escalation in the pace of the movie, and Baumbach misses out on some laughs...But Mr. Jealousy is one of those movies where the less assured passages are a good sign, the mark of a director trying something new.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Alexander Payne's new movie, Sideways, makes you feel like you're trapped at dinner with a wiseass who's trying to convince you what a sensitive guy he is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Obviously influenced by the style of Robert Altman's multi-character extravaganzas, Robbins has seized on this incident as the centerpiece in a carnival about the conflicts among art, politics and commerce.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Lean, fast and undeniably entertaining.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    It's a noble undertaking. But why isn't it a better movie? Told in scattered fashion, the movie only intermittently lives up to the stories and faces and music of the men who are its subject. Part of the problem is the narration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    A consistently engrossing piece of work.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Warchus seems as at ease with the complexity of the style as he is with directing actors.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Though I admire much of what Cuesta does in L.I.E., the film didn't give me much pleasure. I didn't find it unpleasant or repulsive; it's just that I felt he was too much outside the story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Shelton has directed Dark Blue in a jacked-up urban thriller style that simply does not play to his gifts. He's a sidewinder, the sort of writer-director who tells his stories through loopy character details and anecdotes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    A singularly unpleasant movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Director Michael Apted does a smooth, competent job, but like almost all his work, Enigma lacks excitement and a vivid personality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Follows a consistently predictable arc. In some sequences, you can tell not just what's going to happen next, but what shot is coming next. And the movie's weird mixture of moralism and affectlessness cancel each other out.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    If The Siege frustrates anyone, it should be the moviegoers who turn up expecting the kind of clean resolution that action movies thrive on.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    The type of comedy the Farrellys love requires dizzy, pell-mell pacing. If There's Something About Mary were tightened up by about 20 minutes, it would be much funnier.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    This hot-button picture isn't especially well thought-out, but it might be crafty and manipulative enough to rile up audiences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Calle 54 doesn't have that coherence or vision of the "Buena Vista Social Club."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Millions of people read Harr's gripping bestseller, but Steven Zaillian may be the only one who didn't understand it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    At its best, State and Main is fast and sharp, but when a movie like this goes off the rails, it's more disappointing than when a bad movie does.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    It's melodrama that rises to the complexity of art. The Human Stain takes a complex work of literary art and reduces it to tasteful melodrama. Its smallness is simply crushing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    It could be funnier, sharper, more probing, but at its best it is sexy, and that's always something to celebrate.