Staff [Not Credited], USA Today
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For 82 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Staff [Not Credited]'s Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Boogie Nights
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 82
  2. Negative: 21 out of 82
82 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Shine has a story to reckon with and powerhouse male performances.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    The best drama you've seen about Anytown, USA, since "American Beauty."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Staff [Not Credited]
    Comprehensive and blisteringly paced.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    The Postman (Il Postino) is slight, but it's tough to imagine anyone not liking it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Seductively pastoral but also a bit slight, the movie saves its best scene for the very end.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Staff [Not Credited]
    A quagmire that reportedly has undergone multiple edits to reach its current incomprehensible state.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    A robust family comedy that saves its wildest moments for a climactic "get-together."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    The match winners and losers may be preordained, but these modern-day gladiators bleed plenty of real blood.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Staff [Not Credited]
    Droll mild amusement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Staff [Not Credited]
    A first-rate office comedy of prickly exchanges.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    Skirts dangerously close to being the thing it parodies: a second-rate space opera.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Staff [Not Credited]
    The movie is still too solemn.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Staff [Not Credited]
    Great movies are sometimes described as filet mignon or champagne, but this one is more like a pacifier.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.