For 40 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Merrill's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Tom Dowd & the Language of Music
Lowest review score: 40 Happy Here and Now
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
40 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Merrill
    A courageous film, especially from a first-time director, and deserves all the audience support it can attract. It’s a People Story, and it’s About Something. However, it’s also something of a heavy sit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Merrill
    Fast-paced, at times even a bit frantic, Under the Skin of the City is above all a mother-and-son story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Merrill
    It’s a true endurance test, far too grim to be considered exciting, but not really informative enough to enlighten us about the effect of our presence in Somalia in 1993.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Merrill
    Aspires to a backwoods North Carolina Woody Allen quality that it often comes close to achieving. But sadly it’s just never quite funny, touching or insightful enough.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Merrill
    Frida favors us with plenty of color, a feast of eye candy. As food for the soul, however...there are always her paintings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Merrill
    Rarely interesting, always confounding.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Merrill
    On the whole this is pretty standard shoot-‘em-up fare. Bang, crash, boom -- yawn.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Merrill
    Any romantic comedy that lacks Meg Ryan can’t be faulted too hard.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Merrill
    Starts out as a first-rate chick movie and winds up a second-rate guy movie. But if this somehow proves to be a formula for the perfect date movie, then Kidman is even more brilliant than we thought.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Merrill
    Anyone with a weak heart or a queasy stomach should stay away. In fact, most everyone everywhere should stay away. But if you still want to see Irreversible, be prepared to see images that will upset and disturb you for a long, long time. Be prepared to be shaken to the very core.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Merrill
    Serves as more proof, as if any were needed, that Allen desperately needs to devote more time to polishing his scripts, and less to heedlessly banging out one film a year, year in and year out.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Merrill
    There are pleasures to be had early on in Crush, but they get fewer and farther between. Nice while it lasts, the glow wears off all too quickly.

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