Staff [Not Credited]
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For 84 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Staff [Not Credited]'s Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Boogie Nights
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 84
  2. Negative: 21 out of 84
84 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Staff [Not Credited]
    "The Right Stuff" will endure as the more ambitious movie, but this book-faithful, 2-hour team effort shrewdly keeps its eye on the ball.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Staff [Not Credited]
    Comprehensive and blisteringly paced.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Staff [Not Credited]
    With its ceaseless music, large canvas, shrewd casting and flawless ensemble acting and the dexterity of its whiplashing mood switches, the movie recalls Robert Altman's "Nashville" more than any subsequent movie has.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    A robust family comedy that saves its wildest moments for a climactic "get-together."
    • USA Today
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    Despite its awkward title, Starter for 10 is a winning coming-of-age tale told with grace and charm.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    The best drama you've seen about Anytown, USA, since "American Beauty."
    • USA Today
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    A deeply moving film, it's a powerful reminder of a time not so long ago when, for a large group of Americans, attempting to register to vote could result in a serious threat to their lives.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    Terence Davies' deliberately paced, earnest adaptation of Edith Wharton's breakthrough novel quietly captures the grim complexities of New York's social world nearly a century ago.
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    A model of what a largely talking-heads documentary should be, with on-camera testimonials and lots of film clips that offer layers of context.
    • USA Today
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    A first-rate office comedy of prickly exchanges.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    Increasingly piquant tale of culture clash in 1954 post-independence India.
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    The sometimes fatiguing slow flow in hour one is worth the labor because the power in this 2-hour triumph reveals itself gradually.
    • USA Today
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    But let's not mislead about acting gold: Without Nicholson and Keaton, the movie would be fair. With them, it's one of the few good romantic comedies this year. What we gotta give is thanks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Despite a slight tendency to be overly pleased with itself, this is a smart piece of work that got Arcand's screenplay an award at Cannes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Though not quite up to "The Full Monty" or "Waking Ned Devine," there's just enough left in that overseas whimsy stockpile to generate good buzz (the word-of-mouth moviegoer kind).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Though it sounds like a blueprint for either disaster or dynamite, the movie is a bit too controlled to be either.
    • USA Today
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Droll mild amusement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Shine has a story to reckon with and powerhouse male performances.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    A tough little hostage thriller with crackling dialogue, surprising intelligence and an emotional wallop.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Another invigorating, extremely raunchy sports movie from Ron Shelton .
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    This quirky, winning sleeper from first-time director Jenniphr Goodman has its pokey moments, but it's no insult to say that it is as pleasantly easygoing as its slacker hero.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    A sweet celebration of brotherhood in its many forms. It gently encourages human communion with animals, nature and our fellow man.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    The match winners and losers may be preordained, but these modern-day gladiators bleed plenty of real blood.
    • USA Today
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Seductively pastoral but also a bit slight, the movie saves its best scene for the very end.
    • USA Today
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    The Postman (Il Postino) is slight, but it's tough to imagine anyone not liking it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    August Strindberg's psychological drama of erotic class conflict gets a bracing, claustrophobic workout from director Mike Figgis.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    The movie is still too solemn.
    • USA Today
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Though the film is not terribly original (and features a jarringly miscast Alicia Silverstone as Alex's nanny), the action scenes are diverting, the veteran cast is amusing and the engaging Pettyfer makes a solid debut.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Agreeable and slipshod in equal fashion, The Guru illustrates the subtle distinction between stupidity and goofiness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    This intriguing and well-acted gender-bending story occasionally feels like "The Crying Game" meets "Looper."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Despite corny one-liners and plot developments that don't always hold water, Aquamarine rises above the flotsam filling theaters this time of year with a likable tale of friendship and charming performances.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    A sweet, inspirational movie that doesn't offer any surprises, but entertains youthful audiences in a gentle, almost old-fashioned way.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Longer on action than comedy. But with Chan's affable charm and stunning leaps, kicks and jumps, it's a good-natured and amusing spectacle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    More interesting as a sociological study than successful as a movie, What's Cooking? gets more involving as it strolls along.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    The best thing about Gridiron Gang is the performance of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He is engaging, affable and wholly believable as a former football star turned officer in a juvenile detention center.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Ragged but with an appealing comic edge, the movie is certainly funnier than most of the other comedies that studios have tried to keep from critics until opening day.
    • USA Today
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    A further dose of "been there/done that."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Vaughn could have used an editor, but Wild West still is a romp with a likable bunch.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    It is tough to fight off the ennui created by this comedy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    This wee trinket of a comedy, one of the more offbeat stabs at capturing the absurdity of the religious and political strife in Ireland, is for those who like their Guinness with a shot of wry.
    • USA Today
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    The slapstick would put Curly and Moe to shame. The raunch is crude as often as it is clever.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Though entertaining, Spurlock's lighthearted approach doesn't work as well here.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Easygoing and easy to take, the movie isn't much.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    The script's clichés have nowhere to hide.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    Pleasing piffle.
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    Compelling almost in spite of itself, thanks to the impressionistic imagery of cinematographer Robert Richardson.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    This could be the start of an awful new genre: Nannies Gone Wild.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    The material has enough meat to enable charitable viewers to drift in and out, but the result is too arch to conjure up much affection.
    • USA Today
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    If one of its points is to show that underused thirtyish actresses still are attractive, it succeeds with Leigh and Cates -- and Jennifer Beals, who also provides a flashback feeling playing Cummings' ex-squeeze.
    • USA Today
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    It's an odd blend - a sentimental story in a futuristic world of brutal machine-maneuvered fights. There are some ringside thrills, but it's not a seamless mesh.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    A dreary poke-along adaptation of the Angela Sommer-Bodenburg children's stories.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    With almost as many subplots as corpses, the movie maintains its mild watchability only because the Ripper saga still engrosses.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    The actors seem as frozen as the landscape in this unsuccessful attempt at a grand and profound Western about the California Gold Rush.
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    It's tough to make it through Nights in Rodanthe without wincing at its sticky-sweet sentimentality.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    For a computer-animated movie about dancing penguins, it's surprisingly leaden. Not even the impressive voice talent can rev up this clumsy spectacle.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    When Kevin Costner goes into sensitive-guy mode, beware.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    Great slabs of blarney are washed down with tears and Guinness in this yarn about a struggling Irish clan, and the resulting sentiment is blatant enough to wake Ned Devine.
    • USA Today
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    There's a lot to talk about but so much outrageousness that the end effect is wearying and not a little absurd.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    Skirts dangerously close to being the thing it parodies: a second-rate space opera.
    • USA Today
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    It's an awkward jumble whose only value is as a forum for movie junkies to track the progress of half-a-dozen screen careers at once.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    Great movies are sometimes described as filet mignon or champagne, but this one is more like a pacifier.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    Mediocre family fare that's simply not that much fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    Never recovers from its failure to grip or engage in the early going.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Someone has seen "Trainspotting" too many times, and it's writer/director Justin Kerrigan.
    • USA Today
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Fun for less than 30 of the 80-minute running time.
    • USA Today
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Stuffing painters, writers and, naturally, Gustav Mahler (Jonathan Pryce) into about 90 minutes, the film comes off as little more than a handsomely mounted scorecard of sexual escapades.
    • USA Today
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Perhaps Martin should go back to taking chances and writing original work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    A quagmire that reportedly has undergone multiple edits to reach its current incomprehensible state.
    • USA Today
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Really just an update of the kind of hapless grade-Z effort that once played the bottom half of a drive-in double bill.
    • USA Today
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    This road-trip piffle is basically a male version of a chick-bonding flick.
    • USA Today
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    A nose-bleeding mass murderer wears a mask that suggests Roger Ebert is knocking off a group of lifelong female friends.
    • USA Today
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Love Stinks is what bad network TV comedy would be like if there were no censorship and less talent.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Audiences everywhere will tune out long before the projector does.
    • USA Today
    • 11 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Interspersed between the misogyny and flatulence jokes apparently left over from Pooh's co-written script for "Friday," there's a story about an ex-con.
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    Calling a cave of rocks home while spouting invective worthy of the Juilliard attendee he once was, homeless-by-choice Samuel L. Jackson worms his way into one of the least compelling mysteries in years.
    • USA Today
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Staff [Not Credited]
    Spanning the counterculture '70s to the more career-oriented '80s and doing justice to neither decade, this event-heavy adaptation of Scott Spencer's novel may give viewers whiplash.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Staff [Not Credited]
    Any civilization that can produce a movie this stupid probably deserves to be hit by famine and pestilence.
    • USA Today
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Staff [Not Credited]
    Clumsy on every level.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Staff [Not Credited]
    So imperfect that it may qualify as one of the summer's worst movies.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Staff [Not Credited]
    Sitting through New Year's Eve is like attending a crowded party filled with pretty people who have nothing to say.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Staff [Not Credited]
    Good actors seem plastic and plastic actors seem worse in a knockoff of every rocket-ship movie you've ever seen.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Staff [Not Credited]
    Worst of all, Marlon Wayans' performance as a cowardly thief would have seemed in bad taste a half-century ago.
    • USA Today
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Staff [Not Credited]
    Director Christian Duguay's gimmicky "thriller" demonstrates that he has not begun to master the art of suspense.
    • USA Today
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Staff [Not Credited]
    It's an unholy mess.
    • USA Today

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