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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Caro's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Capturing the Friedmans
Lowest review score: 0 Gummo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 257
257 movie reviews
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    The movie drags down everyone involved, regardless of their apparent talent.
    • 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
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Put together enough pointless, random details, and you get Gigli, a movie that's less incompetent than bewildering.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Its humor stems precisely from our enjoying its lead character's rotten behavior.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    A criminal waste of talent.
    • 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
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Let's make this simple: If you spend money on Soul Plane, you've been played.
    • 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
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    The theory seems to be that if you indiscriminately toss in enough familiar ingredients, you get soup. But Graveyard Shift is more like lumpy water. [29 Oct 1990, p.5C]
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Kalifornia is that deadliest of combinations: a pretentious B movie. It repeatedly smacks the viewer in the face and then pretends that it has some intellectual reason for doing so. [03 Sep 1993]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    Its jokes aren't funny. Its sloppy direction comes courtesy of Jordan Brady, who made "The Third Wheel," another reportedly failed comedy gathering cobwebs at Miramax.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    But in the end everything comes down to Lawrence, who has yet to develop a truly distinct comedic sensibility.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Mark Caro
    A rock 'n' roll film should be funny-crazy -- not just a big, dumb promo for some over-the-hill dudes in makeup who are trying to sell today's kids on yesterday's glory by championing deliquency.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Mark Caro
    So excruciatingly awful, the word "dumb" could sue for slander.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Mark Caro
    This movie thrusts you so close to these intoxicated idiots that you practically have to wipe off secondhand tequila, sweat and spit stains afterward.
    • 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

Top Trailers