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

Charles Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [re-release]
Lowest review score: 0 I Am Sam
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Live Flesh isn't terrible. It's accomplished and watchable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Whatever the reason, Bean saddles Atkinson with a story that hangs on him like a dead weight and a filmmaking style that surrounds him like dead air.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    What's the point of setting up a historical fantasia around an invented character if you're only going to make her part of the scenery?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    It's nearly impossible to tell whether Williams thought he was making a family tragedy or a sex farce.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    A slack, tepid picture stuck in a no man's land between satire and drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    So often loose and funny that you'd have to be pretty stingy not to get some pleasure from it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Calle 54 doesn't have that coherence or vision of the "Buena Vista Social Club."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Warchus seems as at ease with the complexity of the style as he is with directing actors.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Stettner must be one of the luckiest and unluckiest debut directors in years, blessed with actors who both take the focus away from his limitations and wind up shining a spotlight on them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    To borrow a phrase from Pauline Kael, Intimate Strangers suggests bits of Alfred Hitchcock and bits of Woody Allen. But the wrong bits.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Legally Blonde was content to tickle you. The new one is something akin to a band that has a surprisingly successful debut deciding to rerecord all their originals and release a "Greatest Hits" collection for their second CD. It's both familiar and off.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    The movie feels choppy and rhythmless. And he's (Chelsom) rather hopeless at dance sequences.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    A truly vulgar movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    If a couple who belonged to the Christian Coalition, or your maiden aunt, or George and Laura Bush were looking for a reassuring night out, Raising Helen would fit the bill nicely.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    If Jackie Brown lost 45 minutes, it might have been a snazzy entertainment. As it is, it wears out its welcome well before the end.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    This In-Laws isn't a disaster, it's just not very good.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    There's a reason why Looney Tunes cartoons were six minutes long. Stretched out over an hour and a half, they're wearying.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Nothing but plot and production values, and there's barely a laugh in it that isn't quashed.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    I don't know when a bad movie has made me laugh as much as this one. Most of the gags are vintage silliness: foreign double talk, characters donning funny costumes, well-timed profanities.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Sructured like a Mad magazine parody where there's a promised joke in each frame. It doesn't add up to a movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    The real surprise of Private Parts is that it isn't very funny. It's a flat piece of work with long, slack stretches.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Winds up a lot closer to the movies it's taking off from than it cares to admit: cheap, unimaginative and predictable. It's the horror movie equivalent of one of those "Saturday Night Live" sketches that drags on interminably, though nobody in it seems to have any idea of just what the joke is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    The picture is moderately diverting. But it's never much fun.

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