Charles Taylor

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For 370 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 9.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Charles Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Some Like It Hot
Lowest review score: 0 Speed 2: Cruise Control
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 370
370 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Such an inept bundle of work -- crying out for the filmmaking equivalent of Ritalin, but still sluggish as syrup -- that it doesn't even provide an opportunity to ogle properly.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    The pacing is off, the emotional tone is wobbly, and none of the actors seem to be acting in the same style or the same movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    The picture starts off slick and amusing, gets convoluted, draggy and strange round about the midway point, and ends up just plain ludicrous.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    It's mostly terrible. The movie has no sparkle, no charm, nothing to sweep us off our feet.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    A dreary, ludicrous thriller.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
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    The film is a plodding, earnest adaptation that strips the source of its richness and ambiguity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    One of those movies that you continue to pull for even after it becomes clear that it isn't very good.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    This alleged thriller, which might be described as "'Gaslight' Goes to College," is one of the most incoherent features in recent memory.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    54
    It's a flat, clumsy piece of filmmaking. When Phillippe and Ward are in bed, the shots are so badly matched that I believed they were having sex, just not with each other.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Stay away from this cautionary tale about the gay porn industry -- it blows.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    LaBute is some kind of find: an auteur for people who don't like movies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Middlebrow kitsch, but kitsch straining for respectability and therefore without the energy that can make kitsch entertaining.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    So clumsy and crass that it makes you doubt the pleasure of the first movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    There's something offensive about how Mamet continues to win praise as a serious filmmaker with such a joyless picture, a picture that -- intentionally -- gives the audience so little.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Stallone returns in a gangster remake that wears itself (and the audience) out trying to be cutting-edge stylish.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    A brain-dead version of a dark and complex work.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Isn't particularly assaultive, but it can still make you feel that you never want to see another car chase, explosion or gunfight again.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    The movie is so thoroughly lousy. It's loud, brash and obvious, full of car chases and explosions and gunplay.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Totally unwatchable if it weren't for Ashley Judd.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    May be the shoddiest and most incoherent piece of big-budget action moviemaking since "Armageddon."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Put Bruce Willis and this bewildering World War II movie in front of the firing line.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Another Jerry Bruckheimer-Michael Bay demonstration of spectacle -- noise, stunts, the aforementioned incoherent editing -- taking precedence over story and character... by far the most brutal American picture released this summer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Like so many self-conscious directors, Julie Taymor wrecks Shakespeare's already disastrous play with her own horrific vision.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    There's some sort of gross egotism involved in linking great music to visuals that are so unabashedly kitschy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    It's not badly made, but it's a drag. Leconte's virtues can't overcome the plodding glumness that prevails.

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