For 173 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Paul Malcolm's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 90 X
Lowest review score: 0 Black Knight
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 173
  2. Negative: 53 out of 173
173 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 90 Paul Malcolm
    X
    It's all such a spectacular show.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Paul Malcolm
    With a brisk pace and satiric blend of nostalgia and violence, it's the sharpest, funniest comedy so far this year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Paul Malcolm
    The film's real power to move flows from its low, childlike angles, which, rather than infantalize its audience, bring it down to where the hurt and fear, and hence the comfort, loom larger.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Paul Malcolm
    A meta-horror film that hilariously parodies the genre's clichés with smarts to spare. It's also the scariest fucking movie Craven has made since the first "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Paul Malcolm
    The first REALLY great mythic film of the summer has arrived.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Paul Malcolm
    For all its simplicity, however, the film is entertaining, even uplifting, with Lopez giving a stellar, confectionary performance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Baumbach weds his verbal gifts to a fresh visual acuity that brings layers of rich detail to a portrait of a family coping, poorly, with self-inflicted change.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Sabu takes an already wildly original concept and launches it toward brilliance.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Temple doesn't just highlight the contemporary relevance of Coleridge's liberated words and themes, he shows us how high they still soar.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    What makes the film compelling is the filmmakers' ability to blend a studied (occasionally academic) dissection of cultural and sexual decadence with a potboiler plot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Performances that are natural yet weighted with history and frequently heart-wrenching.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    The film's intimate camera work and searing performances pull us deep into the girls' confusion and pain as they struggle tragically to comprehend the chasm of knowledge that's opened between them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Baldwin's perfectly impacted performance as a tough-love provider (the actor gets some of the best lines in the movie).
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Extraordinarily witty (nothing new for this director) while coming off as a taunt to anyone who'd dare to follow in his wake.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Remarkable exploration of sexuality and the Jewish faith.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    A tight blend of self-awareness, humor and fear.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    It's cheap thrills all the way, served up with the kind of situational purity that only Carpenter seems to care for these days. It's that simple and that much fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Climaxes in a flood of revelations that, like so much of the film, take us where we least expect to go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Writer-director Fabián Bielinsky's devilish Nine Queens serves as further evidence that Argentina's film industry is at the forefront of a resurgent Latin American cinema.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Both funny and furious -- on why black people are different from white people.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Shrek's first 20 minutes are so devilishly funny that letting go of pure belief doesn't seem like such a bad thing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    A remarkably moving and disturbing film about the possibility of belonging and the genealogy of violence.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    The Jackass boys achieve true genius, however, when they take their penance public. Before stunned, inert onlookers, these skate-punk Situationists transform official zones of work and leisure -- office parks, golf courses, bowling alleys -- into arenas of dangerous stupidity to remind us that, in the end, we’re all just meat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Proves too sincere to exploit its subjects and too honest to manipulate its audience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Hartnett's pitch-perfect sexual panic can be hilariously funny.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    While there are scenes of wrenching emotional openness and spontaneous charm -- largely due to the irresistible allure and impeccable craft of its ensemble cast -- the degree of calculation apparent in its plot and images undermines its efforts to move and seduce.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Malcolm
    Kusturica's always masterful orchestration of chaos, coincidence and caricature really pays off as a sweet, soulful celebration of old friends, new loves and the mad scramble of life at the fringe.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Paul Malcolm
    The stadiums and performance halls of Pyongyang become staging grounds for massive, highly choreographed political pageants that make the Nuremberg rallies look like dinner theater. You’ve never seen anything quite like these dazzling displays of groupthink.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Paul Malcolm
    It's Garrison and Burnam who hold the film's center, however, with a natural magnetism. Newcomers both, they take the same clean approach to their roles that their characters bring to their tags.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Paul Malcolm
    There’s a lot to like in writer-director Ray Yeung’s low-key romantic comedy, once you get past its overly enunciated identity issues, which were, according to Yeung, the film’s raison d’être.

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