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
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    A little more flair and polish could have made Girlfight a terrific movie instead of just the decent one it is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    A dragging, rhythmless piece of work.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    The movie feels choppy and rhythmless. And he's (Chelsom) rather hopeless at dance sequences.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    The plot construction here is especially lazy. The whole movie is built toward the dance competition.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Team America, for all its outrageousness, is the first work from Parker and Stone that I'd describe as a failure of nerve.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Happy Together feels joylessly fussed over.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    As Tolstoy observed, all sappy ethnic family comedies are the same. None is sappy in its own way.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    What's missing -- apart, of course, from a plot -- is any character development.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Jackie Chan is thoroughly wasted in a bad suit and a witless comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Lacks any layers beyond its own amiable inconsequentiality. It needs the spark of the distinctively American slapstick craziness that has distinguished Frye's previous work.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    You need a pair of huge, hairy ones to make a picture this bad and call it Flawless.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The Invisible Circus isn't junk. It's carefully, competently made, though with no particular feeling for technique or rhythm.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    It's that sense of ardor that's missing from Ben Chaplin's performance in Birthday Girl.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The most dispiriting thing about Kiss of the Dragon, is that it's another example of how Western filmmakers fall on their faces when they try to evoke the feel of Hong Kong action films.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Isn't particularly offensive, except in its total mediocrity.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Wants to be a dizzy, precarious thrill ride. Glenn provides the only gravity that doesn't seem dull, literal and earthbound.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Just a bad movie, with more bits of good acting and flashes of director's invention than you get in most bad movies.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    There are five writers credited with the script for The Medallion, and between them they don't come up with a single original or amusing or clever idea.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Spacey mucks up an otherwise pretty and pleasantly vague take on E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    "Larry Flynt" should have a slick, whorish look, but there's no juice in Forman's sleaze. Hustler's centerfolds look like Renoirs next to the cold-eyed way Forman shoots women's bodies.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    A bigger problem is that since the movie is a straight remake that reprises many of the original's scenes, we have those scenes playing in our heads, and the Russos' execution just isn't up to Monicelli's. It's painful to see gags that worked so beautifully fall flat, or wither and die because of indifferent timing.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Gordon's film is an art-house curio, visually ugly and emotionally and narratively dissonant. Its cheapness and poverty of imagination consistently undermines its ambitions and reduces its complexity to by-the-numbers Freudianism.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    What's offensive in Bringing Down the House is the way the jokes have been calculated not to offend.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    A long plod to the finish line. It's a movie about a long con that, like its leading man, has no wit or style to speak of.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The bitterness of her new comedy, Loser, comes as a shock. It's not a mean-spirited movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    High Crimes does offer good, often sharp and funny work from its two stars. But you can't fake excitement, and it's a lousy feeling to know that the best commercial movie I can point you to right now is this shallow, self-erasing nonsense.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    James Cameron disgraces those who died on the Titanic -- again.