For 252 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Caro's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 The Real Cancun
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 252
252 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Hellboy's adventures may take him to you-know-where and back, but the movie remains in limbo.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    The Rookie may be pushing buttons, but at least they're the right buttons.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Mark Caro
    This small-scale, low-budget movie is defined by an honest searching quality.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    A small movie about big emotions, with Green capturing the rush of love and sting of heartbreak with great vividness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    A throwback to the family films of the 1970s, like one of Disney's goofy capers crossed with "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    With the movie's attentions spread so thin, almost everything begins to seem peripheral - even if almost every loose end is tied together, no matter how unlikely the connection.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    What lingers are the unsettling feelings, inexplicably potent images and realization that some of life's key crossroads are visible only in the rearview mirror.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Presents a few too many hugs and arguments over what's best for Will. But ultimately, the movie, like its protagonist, boasts an integrity and intelligence that are tough not to admire. [25 December 1997, Tempo, p.1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    With such skilled filmmaking and committed acting on display, Narc is far more a score than a bust.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    It's a clever premise but not one that lends itself to an hour and 42 minutes of high jinks. You get the joke quickly.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    The movie's title refers to a comment about how people grow at their own rates. Miller's movie has its moments of impressive velocity, but it never quite takes off.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Mark Caro
    The foulest holiday movie I've ever seen -- and the funniest.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Has such a cheerfully zingy energy that you keep rooting for it even when its jokes turn flatter than a jump shot at a YMCA pickup game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Mark Caro
    The movie boasts one of those rare twist endings that strikes the right emotional chords, and it deserves credit for laying its bets on a sexy, sympathetic Macy. Sometimes long shots pay off.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    A serious movie made by seriously talented people, and I never quite came 'round to it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Mark Caro
    The day after seeing it, you're less likely to fixate on the flaws than to find yourself experiencing chuckle aftershocks as you recall the most outrageous gags. In these days of mostly forgettable comedies, that sensation has become all too rare. [15 July 1998]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    There's no question that Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 1 is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking. What's questionable is whether it's more than that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Liman packs enough firepower into The Bourne Identity to please the summer action fan, including a reshot climax that contains one of the niftier stunts I've seen recently. The centerpiece action sequence is a bravura car chase through Paris, yet the moments that bookend it are equally impressive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    While the movie's heroes lay everything on the line, Miracle is too content to skate along the surface.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    The Door in the Floor feels more about a situation than actual people. It's sensitively rendered, filled with those necessary evocative details, and it never rings true.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Reflects the sensibilities of its director, whose comedic performances in particular have indicated a game spirit and droll sense of humor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Corny and far-fetched it may be, but Frequency works - except for some stretches when it doesn't.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Against all odds this "Terminator" deserves to be welcomed back.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    Much of the value -- entertainment and otherwise -- of seeing a culture-specific movie is to connect with a larger world than your everyday life offers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    The draggy ones make you restless while the best ones, like the movie's title ingredients, provide a buzz that doesn't last long enough.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    A point is being made about how a criminal creates his own myth, but the ways Read twists and embellishes the truth become progressively less interesting.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Ali
    We’ve seen Ali as the charismatic star of the real-time drama of his life. Ali, for all its flashy filmmaking, just doesn’t compare.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    They're a ragtag assembly for sure, and the results aren't pretty. But on a simple mission of entertainment, they get the job done.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    The movie may not be as toxic and ultimately hopeless as Todd Solondz's "Happiness," but it also fails to find humor, dark or light, in anything.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Fincher has a dazzling command of visual storytelling.

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