James Berardinelli
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For 2,721 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

James Berardinelli's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Dark Knight
Lowest review score: 0 Captivity
Score distribution:
2,721 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 James Berardinelli
    They could have called this Paranormal Inactivity.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 James Berardinelli
    This feels a lot like some of the recent, unwatchable Adam Sandler offerings: boorish, unfunny comedy colliding with saccharine, quasi-dramatic filler.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 James Berardinelli
    The sad truth about After Earth is that not only is it difficult to find things it does well, but there are numerous examples of outright incompetence dotting the landscape.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 James Berardinelli
    This is quite possibly the most moronic motion picture I have seen thus far in 2013 and that's saying a lot.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 James Berardinelli
    This is as excruciating a movie as is likely to be experienced by anyone, anywhere. It isn't merely that the story is insulting, the characters are bland, the action is dull, and the CGI is everywhere - it's that all this goes on for nearly three hours. That's three hours of your life you'll never get back.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    Even the rare individual who died laughing while watching the trailer will discover that only half of that phrase - the "dying" part - applies to the experience of enduring the film.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    This movie only takes a few minutes to crash and burn, but more than an hour and a half to realize it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    The only thing as bad as bad comedy is bad action. Bad Boys II has plenty of both.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    This film is like a shiny, red apple that's rotten to the core -- despite slick direction and a glossy sheen, it reeks of decay. Showgirls isn't a good drama, a good thriller, or even good pornography.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    Every once in a while, a movie comes along that is so boring and pointless, that those faithful movie-goers who never walk out on a film have to find some alternative to watching the mind- numbing stupidity unfolding on the screen.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    There are quite a few unintentionally funny moments, although the overall experience was too intensely painful for me to be able to advocate it as being "so bad, it's good."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    So bad that it will annoy and/or bore those who have minimal standards and a high tolerance for sewage.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    This is a vile and reprehensible motion picture.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    Straight viewing could result in brain damage.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    This film has no story, no characters, and no coherence.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    This is one of those movies where you stay rooted in your seat just to see how bad it can really get.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    Even Cowgirls is as close to an unwatchable film as there is available at this time in the theaters.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    Fair Game is howlingly bad - so awful, in fact, that it can actually be enjoyed on a certain level.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    Mixed Nuts makes a point of stating that there's magic at Christmas. After seeing this movie, I'm a believer. After all, it's virtually impossible to come up with an alternate explanation of how something this awful could make it to theaters across the nation.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    A cinematic excursion so horrific that it's an insult to bad movies to call it a bad movie.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    This is bad. Not bad in a way that it might be fun to see when inebriated. Bad in a way from which only death provides immunity.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    What's wrong with this movie? A better question might be: What's right? Every attempt at comedy is not only obvious but delivered in such a forced manner that any hope of generating laughter dies before the joke has been told.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 12 James Berardinelli
    Just plain bad. Boring. Unwatchable.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 James Berardinelli
    No movie could be more aptly compared to raw sewage than this film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 James Berardinelli
    It's amazing how boring an action movie can be when there's absolutely no point to all of the sound and fury.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 James Berardinelli
    Disgusting, offensive, and utterly without merit. And, on top of that, it's boring and pretentious.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 0 James Berardinelli
    Zero-star movies are a rare and terrifying breed - films that warrant recommendation only as an alternative to physical distress.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 James Berardinelli
    If there is another challenger for worst entry of 2007, I don't want to see it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 0 James Berardinelli
    I don't often use the words "godawful" and "abomination" to describe a movie, preferring to reserve such terminology for extreme instances when I feel duped and mortally offended. Case in point: Bachelorette.