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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Along with Sheryl Lee, Morton is probably the best actress to have emerged in this decade.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Jane Horrocks saves the annoyingly noisy Little Voice.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    It isn't an entirely successful or satisfying film, but it's far from dismissible.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    A light, enjoyable night out. This happens largely because of Charlotte Gainsbourg, who's simply adorable. Attal shoots her with tenderness throughout, a tenderness that comes from familiarity.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Unexpected late-summer treat.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Lean, fast and undeniably entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    None of the characters in Magnolia feel as vividly imagined as the porn stars and filmmakers and hangers-on of "Boogie Nights."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    The Time Machine is, for the most part, a handsome, pleasant entertainment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    A large part of the movie's problem is that both the characters and the actors who portray them serve as vehicles for Ramsay's stylistic flourishes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    How's the movie? Big, loud, brutal and stupid, that's how it is. But then, you don't need a critic to tell you that -- anyone with a grade-school education who's seen the previews can figure that out.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Fincher is still working on the assumption that he has better things to do than entertain an audience. Which would be fine if he weren't drawn to such schlocky material.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Isn't a good movie. It's drab, visually ugly and a little pokey...but the two heroines are so recognizable as real girls, and the young actresses who play them are so appealing, that you keep rooting for these kids.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    The movie seems to proceed from somebody's notion that it would be hilarious to see a black guy and a Chinese guy working together.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    A singularly unpleasant movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    A consistently engrossing piece of work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Well-enough made and highly watchable, but it lacks the one thing that would put some swing in its step and some swagger in its attitude: a sense of jazz.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    When one of the young women Vera attends to nearly dies of complications, the police arrest her -- and the movie goes thud, taking Staunton's performance along with it.

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