Larry Terenzi
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For 40 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Larry Terenzi's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 89 The Exorcist
Lowest review score: 1 Whipped
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 40
  2. Negative: 11 out of 40
40 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Larry Terenzi
    It's shlock, yes, but at least it's highbrow shlock.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Larry Terenzi
    Massively entertaining.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Larry Terenzi
    Tucci has crafted a poignant remembrance of a bygone era, and a touching examination of the responsibilities of creativity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Larry Terenzi
    Marred by an unconvincing love triangle and an insincere dénouement, it's a story that nonetheless resonates as much as "Saving Private Ryan does."
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Larry Terenzi
    A 25-minute third act is far too short to suffice, especially when the previous two hours are as astute and technically impressive as they are here.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Larry Terenzi
    What matters is that the movie's a blast, right up until its protracted climax.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Larry Terenzi
    Works best as a mood piece — the mood, however, is grim.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Larry Terenzi
    Ultimately nothing more than a live-action cartoon. A high-minded, inspiring cartoon, but a cartoon nonetheless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Larry Terenzi
    Seems truncated, incomplete -- mostly because the patented Shyamalan twist is revealed in the dénouement, not the climax.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Larry Terenzi
    He's (Eastwood) made a mature film that bests nearly all of the summer's highly touted blockbusters for pure escapism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Larry Terenzi
    An ambitious film, nearly an exploitative one, but its lingering effects are positive.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 72 Larry Terenzi
    An agreeably and unapologetically lightweight late-summer blockbuster.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Larry Terenzi
    A clever but routine science fiction flick.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Larry Terenzi
    Boasts a fine cast and makes enough cogent points that it rises above standard cop fare.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 69 Larry Terenzi
    A shell of a film. It's a stripped-down and blown-out thriller than can only be measured by the sum of its action sequences.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Larry Terenzi
    A generally likeable cast atones for the underwritten script with fine comic spirit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Larry Terenzi
    For a modest film, however, Too Much Sleep is a modest surprise.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 62 Larry Terenzi
    Hicks is far less interested in resolving dramatic conflicts than in framing shots.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Larry Terenzi
    Wincer keeps the insubstantial story moving and the comedy light.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Larry Terenzi
    What does it say that we have a closer relationship with the car than with the characters? It says Bruckheimer.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Larry Terenzi
    Sunk by its own melodramatic falseness, and it stands as a well-meaning yet lacking tribute to a courageous man.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Larry Terenzi
    A botched effort. Not necessarily bad, but hardly compelling either.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 24 Metascore
    • 41 Larry Terenzi
    McKenna's script is a frayed string and a contextual nightmare, peppered with puzzling references to the first film in a lame attempt at homage.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Larry Terenzi
    Vapid, humorless, screeching, and utterly suckworthy.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Larry Terenzi
    The most disappointing aspect of Planet of the Apes is that, despite its presentation, the film is so very ordinary, without urgency or revelation.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Larry Terenzi
    Struggles for any kind of movement and cohesion -- and most of all for any kind of humor.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Larry Terenzi
    The only constant is the violence, which assaults rather than amuses.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Larry Terenzi
    Even Foxx's lively comedy is lost in the noise.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Larry Terenzi
    Kids deserve better than this. They deserve more respect than P2K is willing to give for the price of a Saturday matinee.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Larry Terenzi
    80 minutes of comic mistiming and missed opportunities.