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 The Pianist
Lowest review score: 0 Air Force One
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    As Tolstoy observed, all sappy ethnic family comedies are the same. None is sappy in its own way.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Jackie Chan is thoroughly wasted in a bad suit and a witless comedy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    A time-waster with some enjoyably empty zip.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Isn't particularly offensive, except in its total mediocrity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    James Cameron disgraces those who died on the Titanic -- again.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The irony of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is that it has the most literate pedigree of any action movie you're likely to see this year or next -- and it's been made by people who seem to have no sense of how to tell a story.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Spacey mucks up an otherwise pretty and pleasantly vague take on E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    What's offensive in Bringing Down the House is the way the jokes have been calculated not to offend.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Whenever Harris or Tobolowsky come on-screen they stop Memento dead in its clever tracks. You want to tell Nolan to stop all the po-mo deconstructive game playing and pay attention to the two human beings in front of him.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Turns out to be merely bad -- not a train wreck, not the crime against humanity it's been rumored to be.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    There's an entertainingly ludicrous movie lurking somewhere inside of the ludicrous, mediocre one this actually is.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The movie is a garage-sale conglomeration of anecdotes and oddballs.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Deep Impact is the work of someone crass enough, and in some essential way mad enough, to try to turn the apocalypse into a tear-jerker.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Lost the friskiness and wildness and charm the movie might have had.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    For a big-budget action movie Spider-Man 2 is modest and not assaultive -- it has a boring decency.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The problem with She Hate Me is that there's no playfulness in Lee's provocations. He doesn't have the style or the naughty joie de vivre that you need to make a sex farce.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    There's some good acting in this mess.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    This Saint is a glum piece of post-Cold War paranoia, and director Phillip Noyce approaches it with the same plodding earnestness he brought to his Tom Clancy adaptations ("Patriot Games," "A Clear and Present Danger").
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    What's missing -- apart, of course, from a plot -- is any character development.
    • 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.

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