For 257 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 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Caro's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Bloody Sunday
Lowest review score: 0 Gummo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 257
257 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    cleverly conceived and professionally executed and to hell with that. It's a serial killer movie in the dime-a-dozen era of serial killer movies, with the selling point being that the murderer is played by a movie star. This way you'll like the guy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Its purpose is simply to allow you to soak up the happy grrrrl-power vibes of this easy-on-the-eyes trio amid unevenly executed computer-enhanced action scenes, at which points the movie resembles a video game.
    • 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]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Meant to be appreciated solely for its gleaming surfaces.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    There's something vanilla about the whole enterprise, from the one-size-fits-all spiritualism to Phil Collins' generic world-music songs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Most definitely a chick flick.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    The same bland vision of teendom that's become inescapable on the small and big screens.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    I didn't believe it, and I don't think the people who made The Family Man did either.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Despite being positioned as a mold-breaker, Riddick now blends in with a sizable crowd of reluctant loner cinematic heroes, just as the movie fails to convince that it's going where no movie has gone before.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Blanks, in a sense, are what M:I-2 is firing. You see the flash, you hear the bang, but the impact never comes.
    • 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.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Chan and Wilson's easy camaraderie remains eminently watchable, but the rough edges from last time out are missed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Some movies run out of gas. This one could use an alternate fuel source.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Sets out to answer all sorts of cosmic questions, though the one most frequently asked is more mundane: Is it better than "Reloaded"? The answer is a matter of degree.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Some stunts and jokes are genuinely clever.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Feels like a demonstration reel for toys, action figures and future DisneyQuest installations.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    The joys of singing give the movie a hook, but when Duets aims for lyricism, it's got a tin ear.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Remains watchable when it's not hitting you like a baseball bat with poignancy. But by the time you've endured all of the shamelessly manipulative plot turns and heart-yanking speeches that close out the movie, all you can do is cry foul.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Some of its parts are nifty, but the sum of these parts is nothing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    The good news is that Vaughn is back in needling, loosey-goosey mode in Made, which he produced with Favreau. The bad news is that by the end, not only do you find him quite resistible, but you also may wish one of the tough guys of this mob comedy would heave him out a window.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Caro
    Zucker gives the movie an ebullient spirit, but he also keeps everything at the same loud pitch throughout.

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