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 Hero
Lowest review score: 0 Air Force One
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    The movie feels choppy and rhythmless. And he's (Chelsom) rather hopeless at dance sequences.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Nothing but plot and production values, and there's barely a laugh in it that isn't quashed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    It doesn't take Rea long to decide that he's more interested in extending his record for Longest Acting Career Sustained on One Expression, and he's back to his baggy-eyed, hangdog look.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Schumacher's crude bio-drama never comes close to asking the real questions.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Certainly pleasant enough, and if you can put the preachiness out of mind it's entertaining, in its square, conventional way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Happy Together feels joylessly fussed over.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    It's that sense of ardor that's missing from Ben Chaplin's performance in Birthday Girl.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Todd Solondz's newest debacle drips with contempt for his audience, his characters and his critics.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Nothing is more dispiriting than forced high spirits. Bandits keeps reminding you of what a good time you should be having. You leave with a feeling of being swindled, and that's the only genuine thing about it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The characters in the Argentinean heart-warmer Valentín spend so much time squabbling and yelling that after a while I began to long for a nice movie about a family of mutes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Songcatcher is like an "All Things Considered" report on "a vibrant and lasting folk tradition" that goes on for two hours. It's so relentlessly, goddamn worthy that you long for some cheapness and dirt, some energetic pop trash to liven it up.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    If only Malibu's Most Wanted had been a little more daring, it might have managed to satirize the playacting ludicrousness of gangsta style.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The problem is that the charm and good spirits of Amélie feel calculated rather than natural.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    A pretty good example of how the studios have taken over the junk that used to be left to the exploitation hacks. The hacks here have millions to work with and the end result isn't nearly as much fun as a cheap, gross horror movie can be.

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