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 In America
Lowest review score: 0 Speed 2: Cruise Control
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    As Tolstoy observed, all sappy ethnic family comedies are the same. None is sappy in its own way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    There's some good acting in this mess.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    You need a pair of huge, hairy ones to make a picture this bad and call it Flawless.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Had Payne the grace or generosity to present the vulgarity and naiveté and tackiness of these characters as something vital and endearing and delightful, the movie might have been explosively funny.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The Myth of Fingerprints is only 90 minutes long, but watching all this tasteful torment, you can't help thinking that if you were watching a Jewish family or an Italian one, the air would be cleared -- and you'd be out of the theater -- a hell of a lot quicker.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Might be entertaining for those who like seeing a terrified teenage girl watch a loved one get beaten to a pulp while she slides into a diabetic coma. For the rest of us it's both stagnant and vaguely unpleasant.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Ali
    Will Smith flies like a butterfly, but what director Michael Mann does to the greatest fighter of all time just stings.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The movie is a garage-sale conglomeration of anecdotes and oddballs.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The most dispiriting thing about Gloria is that it's further evidence that filmmakers just don't know what to do with Sharon Stone.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Toback's method of presenting the evidence without judgment backfires, finally appearing just as shapeless as the movie's structure.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Todd Solondz's newest debacle drips with contempt for his audience, his characters and his critics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    If Enduring Love doesn't make sense as a thriller, it's equally nonsensical as the parable it wants to be.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    What Picture Perfect sells as romance is a junior high school health class morality lecture we all got years ago. And it was a crock then, too.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Lost the friskiness and wildness and charm the movie might have had.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Isn't particularly offensive, except in its total mediocrity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Elephant is not as bad as the National Rifle Association's decision to hold a pro-gun rally near Columbine High School shortly after the killings. Unlike the NRA, Van Sant doesn't have blood on his hands. But he shares something of its callousness.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The Loss of Sexual Innocence is a failure to be sure, but if it's not exactly a brave one, it's one whose foolhardiness deserves at least half a salute.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    There's an entertainingly ludicrous movie lurking somewhere inside of the ludicrous, mediocre one this actually is.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    James Cameron disgraces those who died on the Titanic -- again.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The Devil's Own isn't the disaster its bad advance publicity might lead you to expect. But it's a disjointed, sluggish picture.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The problem is that the charm and good spirits of Amélie feel calculated rather than natural.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    When has Woody Allen ever been interested in anything besides Woody Allen? He has no interest in bringing out new sides of his actors. Jim Henson's casts had more spontaneity.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    What's missing -- apart, of course, from a plot -- is any character development.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    What's offensive in Bringing Down the House is the way the jokes have been calculated not to offend.
    • 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.

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