For 263 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 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Caro's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Y Tu Mamá También
Lowest review score: 0 The Real Cancun
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 263
263 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    Isn't much more creative than your average gross-out comedy.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Mark Caro
    An animated tale equipped with heart, humor, blazing action and not a sappy song in earshot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    The Spider-Man saga is a classic for a reason, and the filmmakers don't squander the material's strengths.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Brightly colored, spiffily designed and easy to sit through in a harmless Disney sort of way, but the comedy never accumulates any momentum.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Welcome to Mooseport isn't a belly-laugh farce. It's more along the lines of a "My Cousin Vinny," where you just enjoy almost everybody who crosses the screen. Such a comedy these days is more than welcome.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    Of course, you expect talking animals in a Disney cartoon; you just may not initially realize that Dinosaur is the three-dimensional equivalent of one.
    • 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
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    Kollek's fondness for whimsical plot turns adds still more random elements to a movie that at times seems edited by a blindfolded monkey.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    You watch the movie with an ongoing feeling of dread, and it's not a feeling that ever dissipates.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Lacks the energy and urgency of its source material.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    The frustrating part is that Only the Strong Survive includes at least as many mundane moments as soul-stirring ones -- and the film isn't much more than a collection of moments.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    Lazy, predictable and even dumb about what happens away from the tables. [11 Sept 1998]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    In making a movie that preaches love for odd ducks, Schumacher has turned Flawless into the oddest duck of all.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    This is one of those would-be blockbusters that wants to have it both ways: It includes enough political commentary to have pretensions of seriousness, yet it's engineered to satisfy the explosion cravings of Schwarzenegger action fans, if any are left.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mark Caro
    A visual and aural feast that combines elements of classic gangster melodramas, crime epics such as "The Godfather" and playful non-linear narratives such as "Amores Perros," City of God explores a deadly culture while feeling more alive than anything that's hit the big screen in years.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    You find yourself tricked and having enjoyed the experience after all.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    The movie can't quite embrace its characters or their scene; Wahlberg even cracks a joke over the end credits that heralds the late-'80s ascendance of hip-hop, which, of course, spawned Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    A professionally made movie, just not an essential one. There's little fresh or provocative here, and if you can't be shaken by this story, why bother?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Mark Caro
    Stiller, a DodgeBall producer, is revealing an unfortunate craving for the cheese of his childhood.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    More thoughtful than advertised. And as a confection, it's less sweet and more flavorful than your average wedding cake. [20 June 1997]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    The movie sticks with you, thanks to LaBute's observational powers and the three impressive lead performances. [15 August 1997, Friday, p.C]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Put together enough pointless, random details, and you get Gigli, a movie that's less incompetent than bewildering.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Mark Caro
    The biggest factor working against Mouse Hunt may be its chilliness. Like some of the Coen brothers' work, it's so stylized that it often keeps you at an arm's length instead of sucking you into its whirlwind.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    A classic haunted-house story enshrouded in fog and steeped in portentous atmosphere. It gives you a case of the creeps oh-so slowly, then hits you with a clever, mind-warping way of saying, "Boo!"
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Caro
    Although not all of the movements are fleshed out to their full potential, The Red Violin still attains a certain symphonic grandeur that -- at a time when so many filmmakers are churning out cinematic ditties -- deserves to be applauded. [18 June 1999, Friday, p.A]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Mark Caro
    There's something simple yet miraculous about watching these beautiful animals interact with the wild and each other, even if their actions are being manipulated for the sake of drama. Annaud has taken his film's message to heart: He knows when to get out of nature's way.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Manages to leave the impression that it was funny even though most of its jokes don't score.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mark Caro
    Finding Nemo and its Pixar predecessors tap into the shared gene among the kids and adults that delights in imagination-engaging, eye-tickling and wit-filled storytelling. You connect to these sea creatures as you rarely do with humans in big-screen adventures. The result: a true sunken treasure.

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