For 256 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 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Caro's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 Gummo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 256
256 movie reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Falls into a familiar trap, resembling a neatly wrapped made-for-TV homily. [26 February 1999, Friday, p.A]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Meant to be appreciated solely for its gleaming surfaces.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Why Paltrow, who was accepting a best actress Oscar four years ago, would take this clumsily written role is anyone's guess.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    Some actors steal scenes. Tom Green just gives them a bad odor. This self-infatuated goofball is far from the only thing wrong with the clumsy comedy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    We've since seen plenty of self-satisfied smart alecks, and Freddy, as written and played, brings nothing new to the party.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Its humor stems precisely from our enjoying its lead character's rotten behavior.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    The movie drags down everyone involved, regardless of their apparent talent.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    It's not particularly funny or trenchant, and its portrayal of noxious high school cliques never amounts to more than was shown in "Heathers." [19 Feb 1999]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Aside from providing a lesson about movies with titles that provide their own bad review, Say It Isn't So gives low humor a bad name.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    Although a literal movie adaptation of Seuss' 1957 classic "The Cat in the Hat" might have run 20 minutes, is it too much to ask that the filmed material preserve the author's sensibility?
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Such a low-class, low-laughs rip-off that it makes "There's Something About Mary" resemble a Noel Coward comedy of manners. [23 April 1999, Friday, p.A]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Mark Caro
    The point of all this nihilism and grotesqueness? You got me. Perhaps Korine thinks he's getting at some harsh truth in showing troubled youngsters running amok without positive adult role models, but that's malarkey. There's a difference between unblinkingly observing reality and wallowing in degeneracy. [6 March 1998]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Mark Caro
    So excruciatingly awful, the word "dumb" could sue for slander.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Put together enough pointless, random details, and you get Gigli, a movie that's less incompetent than bewildering.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    You watch the movie in a dumbfounded stupor. Why on earth was it made? [26 March 1999, Friday, p.A]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Resembles an old Nine Inch Nails video. Missing from the mix are any characters with whom you'd want to spend one minute around a campfire.
    • Chicago Tribune

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