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 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Caro's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Bloody Sunday
Lowest review score: 0 Gummo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 252
252 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Dances in circles until you tire of admiring it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    An oft-told tale.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    It's all pretty dumb, but if you're in the mood for this sort of thing, you won't have a bad time. [9 April 1999, Friday, p.F]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    As Cruel Intentions progresses, you may come to realize that if a bomb suddenly blew up everyone on screen, you wouldn't particularly miss anyone.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Lacks the energy and urgency of its source material.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Meant to be appreciated solely for its gleaming surfaces.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Some of its parts are nifty, but the sum of these parts is nothing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    I didn't believe it, and I don't think the people who made The Family Man did either.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Somehow lacks lightness and weight. This is a movie that tries to work a bloody suicide attempt and a murder into a comedy of manners, with almost everything registering in the same narrow spectrum of inconsequence.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    In Uptown Girls Murphy is like a puppy in traffic; you're confident she'll reach the curb but only because the cars are swerving, not because her moves are so deft.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Never Been Kissed features a fierce tug of war between the charm of Drew Barrymore and the stupidity of the script.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    The comedy part of the equation is awfully mild, however. This is a movie that aims for warm smiles rather than belly laughs.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Feels like a demonstration reel for toys, action figures and future DisneyQuest installations.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Zucker gives the movie an ebullient spirit, but he also keeps everything at the same loud pitch throughout.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    The main problem is the director-star's choice to play so far beneath his intelligence for so long. Stiller lacks the physical gifts and projected sweetness of, say, Jim Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber," and unlike Peter Sellers in the "Pink Panther" movies, he can't keep a straight face.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Lead actors seeming like they're taking it easy is one thing. But a filmmaker trying to construct a smart romantic comedy actually must do some work.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    You leave feeling like you've endured a long workout without your pulse ever racing. The exercise ultimately is product placement, with Bond the biggest product of them all.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Chan and Wilson's easy camaraderie remains eminently watchable, but the rough edges from last time out are missed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    This Australian production pairs two always-watchable actors, Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths, yet never compels us to feel a thing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Isn't likely to satisfy the gamers' appetite for action. It also probably isn't heady enough for the science-fiction crowd, and it's too remote for those who simply wish to be immersed in a head-spinning fantasy world.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Jonah may resemble an 83-minute Sunday school lesson, but at least it's a playful, colorful one, with spunky peas and tomatoes, chirpy kids' tune-- and bright animation that may not rival "Monsters, Inc." or "Shrek" but gets its points across.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Just a vehicle for Carrey to do his hyperactive shtick. He has some entertaining bits, such as his rain-drenched meltdown in which he victimizes some stunned innocents, but he’s working so strenuously that at times he’s hard to watch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    For such a rich visual movie, "Reloaded" tells far more than it shows; the pivotal scenes involve people explaining things to Neo. Too many plot turns resemble detours, and even the ever-amusing Smith feels like a red herring in the scheme of things.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Manages to leave the impression that it was funny even though most of its jokes don't score.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Waste in the health care system is deplorable, but waste on the movie screen isn't so great either.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Some stunts and jokes are genuinely clever.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Plays like a drawn-out outline of a better movie; no one got around to fleshing out the details or providing some soul.
    • 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.