For 20 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Boone's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The New Rijksmuseum
Lowest review score: 25 R.I.P.D.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
20 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Boone
    Just over the Mexico/U.S. border from Juarez is El Paso, Texas, ranked the safest large city in America three years in a row now. The question that that fact begs is in part why this film is a quietly subversive masterpiece.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Boone
    The New Rijksmuseum is a four hour procession of minute details, an exhaustive catalogue of art world diplomacy and process, but what sticks is the way Hoigendijk weaves all the strands together, crosscutting here, overlapping there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Boone
    When Melanie falls under the spell of a silver-haired pedophile as tall and trim as a Marine (Joseph Lorenz), the film gets set on its rocky path to a conclusion that fulfills the film's title and rounds out the "Paradise" series quite beautifully — if you're not afraid to look.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Boone
    This masterpiece about propaganda, cinema and vanity as instruments of power and terror ends on an excruciatingly sustained, righteous money shot: a monster who could have been a good man suffocates on the truth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Boone
    It's fortunate that, like "The Social Network," Dear White People is so charismatic in form and style that we easily forgive its surfeit of priviliged narcissists.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Boone
    The Artist and the Model is a simple, straightforward film about the wonder and awe that the natural world inspires in us.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Boone
    The Grandmaster is a drunken love letter to experience, which helps us survive, and wisdom, which helps us face aging, loss and, ultimately, the abyss. Wong, who was called the coolest director in the world when he was much younger, is now 57. This film is about a man like him, who has proven himself in the world and enters mid-life exuding a new, sage kind of cool.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Boone
    Daniels delights in his actors, all of whom accept the challenge of bringing something true and vibrant to their various sketchily written characters with the enthusiasm of celebrity competition-show contestants.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Boone
    It's Glass who gives Visitors something like a structure, alternating between long, contemplative stretches and moments of ecstatic grandeur, like the crowd of sports fans who erupt in (extreme slow-motion) joy at some victory.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Boone
    Sylvester Stallone can write entertaining formula action scripts like a demon, but he often hands them over to hack directors who don't know how to extract the pulp and the juice from them. On that score, Homefront is better than average.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Boone
    The half-ingenious, half-ludicrous third act makes observations about class and legacy worth thinking about. It calls to mind Jeff Nichols's "Shotgun Stories."

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