For 1,850 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Reality
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
1,850 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The real struggle in The Alamo is between historic revisionism and Hollywood notions of sacrifice, and it's not much of a contest: Hollywood wins, as it did in John Wayne's sprawling, factually spurious 1960 film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The problem with Semi-Pro is that it keeps forgetting it's a parody of sports movies; the final scenes are supposed to be uplifting (sort of) but they're not fooling anyone. The film's much better when it just lets the guys gas and sass each other.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Funnier than any low-rent rip-off of "There's Something About Mary" has a right to be. It's crass, it's unsophisticated, it aims right for the slapsticky pleasure center of the under-30 moviegoer's brain. So sue me, I laughed. A lot.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The ugly duckling of Nickelodeon's after-bath lineup. That's its strength.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Like many of us who cherish the safe harbor of old movies, Rose and Cary mourn the fact that they don't make 'em like they used to. If they'd paused to ponder why not, they might have a better movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The result is a curious hash: warmly funny in the comic scenes and shamelessly sentimental during the sad bits, of which there are many.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    King Arthur does to this legend what "Troy" did to Homer, with one important difference: It's a better movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    If anything, Burke & Hare is a slaphappy mess that recalls Landis's earliest work on 1970s midnight movies like "Schlock'' and "The Kentucky Fried Movie.''
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Dawdles amiably and can't quite decide what it wants to be.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It might even work if In the Cut was remotely convincing as a thriller, but Campion can't help wrinkling her nose at genre.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Maybe The Oranges does represent a middle-age male fantasy, but Laurie lets you see its pitfalls as well as its pleasures.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Just a limp, jokey family film that wants to have its fairy tale magic and its hip irony, too.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Has something many movies don't these days: interesting and attractive people talking to each other.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    The movie balances cardboard comic bad-guys with believable teenagers, has the courage to avoid romance, and unlike most Hollywood films suggests parents can be helpful and loving as well as clueless.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A heartfelt but muddled melodrama.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    An acceptable but uninspired simulacrum: an overly faithful multiplex translation of a very, very popular airport novel.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Making a comedy that celebrates binge drinking and cretinous behavior isn't a crime against nature. Making one that's as brutally unfunny as Beerfest is.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The movie’s a piece of high-octane summer piffle: stylish, funny, brainless without being too obnoxious about it, and Cruise is its manic animating principle.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Perhaps the biggest disappointment is that The In-Laws was directed by Andrew Fleming, who delivered the fizzy Nixon-era comedy ''Dick'' a few years back and who also had a hand in ''Grosse Pointe,'' the wicked, briefly-lived WB parody of TV teen dramas. The man obviously knows from satire, but not on the evidence of anything here.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Ideally, it would give you a sense of an entire people knocking the planet off its axis with a shake of their hips. If only El Cantante were that movie. Instead, it's a curiously sludgy cross between a Doomed Star biopic and a J. Lo vanity project.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Sweet, smartly acted, and charmingly old-fashioned, Flipped is a minor pleasure that will strike a lot of moviegoers - those who think no one makes movies for them anymore - as a major treat.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Pain & Gain, a jokey but fatally tone-deaf true-crime caper, plays like “Fargo” for idiots.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The question that has to be asked is: Why? The original six-part BBC ''Singing Detective'' remains one of the signal achievements in the history of television -- really -- and its release on DVD this past spring puts it easily within reach of the curious.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A bumptious splatter farce that manages to improve from awful to moderately engaging as its cast is winnowed down to the five guys themselves.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Takers might have made a perfectly decent little B heist movie, but someone had to go and forget to give the cameraman his Ritalin.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Factory Girl is not, strictly speaking, a bad movie. It's something worse: an irredeemably banal drama about some of the most protean, contradictory creative forces of the 1960s.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    One aches to think what the great "Looney Tunes" directors could have done with this material.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Buried somewhere within the bipolar extravaganza that is The Invasion is an awfully good movie that got away.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Me, I'm a Johnny Rotten man, so this limp culture-clash comedy with a heart of patchouli just made me want to stab my eyeballs out.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The filmmaker’s uncertainty shows itself in drably functional camerawork and an over-reliance on Christophe Beck’s tasteful piano-and-violin score.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Whatever Works is very minor Woody, querulous, fitfully funny, and removed from any shared reality.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A movie like this needs a suave, amoral villain, so here's Paul Bettany.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    A fertile example of the Studio Film Gone Berserk, where too many characters and too many story lines geometrically progress until a level of blissful absurdity is reached.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    It's Lopez who's the proper focus of this dream. So intent has she been on becoming a superstar in the past few years that many people have forgotten that, given decent material, she can act.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    French films have long specialized in depicting the impassioned, go-for-broke infatuation known as l'amour fou. Yann Samuell's Love Me If You Dare may be the first to investigate l'amour annoying.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    An earnest, simplistic, affecting slice of low-watt indie filmmaking that goes where few American movies bother: below the poverty line.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The top-secret message this pigeon is carrying reads ''Wait for the DVD."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    American Dreamz pitches its softballs with style. Martin Tweed, the preeningly heartless British host of the title TV show, just may be the great comic role that has always eluded Hugh Grant.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    To press the point, there is absolutely no need for a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It’s clear what MacFarlane is shooting for — nothing less than the chance to be both the Bob Hope and the Mel Brooks of his generation. Be careful what you wish for.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    If it doesn't quite represent the new, improved Adam Sandler, it shows him almost desperately trying to figure out who that might be.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Everything in this good-cop/bad-cop action drama is shrouded in gray and attended by wailing. This isn't a feel-good genre, granted, but does it have to feel this bad?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Isn't just lame; it's neutered.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The results are exactly as patchwork as that sounds, with sequences of rowdy, sacrilegious invention punctuated by long spells of tedium.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Watching this movie in 3-D is very much like sticking one's head in a blender and hitting "pulse."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Sydney White makes "Mean Girls" look like Shakespeare.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A reasonably watchable sci-fi B movie, a case of a good director and some intriguing ideas struggling to overcome formula plotting, limp dialogue, and a serious case of the sillies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    At times, Fanboys is every rowdy low-budget '80s road movie you've ever seen on Cinemax at 2 in the morning. What keeps the movie near, if not actually in, hyperdrive is its love of deep-dish geek culture and a gaggle of cameo appearances.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    When Laura Linney turns up about an hour into The Hottest State, you can see the movie that might have been.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A genre cheapie from its digital-video camerawork to its Casiotone soundtrack to its bland, buff cast, the movie is a cultural watershed in a dry gulch.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The women of Perry's army will come out feeling they've been well-served, and for the rest of us there's Bassett, getting her groove back after a spate of less than worthy roles. Perry's getting his groove, too - I give him two more films and an A-list cameraman.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    This is an old-fashioned sports hagiography of the sort that Gary Cooper used to star in while Teresa Wright sat smiling and worried on the sidelines, and, amazingly, it engages your attention and even respect while trotting out every clubhouse cliche in the book.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It would have been nice if someone had included a script, too.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    It's a fearsome and giddily unhinged performance in a movie that isn't entirely sure what to do with it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Expendables is the closest thing to movie Viagra yet invented. It's reprehensible. It's stoopid violent. It's a lot of unholy fun.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Those who love police overkill, guns, jingoistic race-baiting, guns, macho smugness, and guns will be well served.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Its swooping 3-D visuals let fans briefly feel they can touch a group that barely exists behind a wall of beefy security men.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The biggest unresolved question here is why we're paying $9.50, plus popcorn, for something we can presumably get at home for free.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The hair is funny, in part, because not much else is. “Burt Wonderstone” is a lazy, underwritten imitation Will Ferrell movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It achieves something previously thought impossible: It renders Billy Bob Thornton unfunny.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The director deserves admiration for sticking to her guns, but here's a heretical notion: Maybe the producer's cut would have been a better movie. This version may be too late, but it's also too little, and that's what hurts.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Which is precisely what’s missing from Oz the Great and Powerful: that sense of emotional journey.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Hot gospel singing and earnest family squabbles are all that distinguish Joyful Noise.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    "Maybe" was watchable and blandly pleasant; "Theory" is a smidgen better than that, if not the cruelly funny farce the movie's best impulses and its own trailer would have you believe.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The acting makes the difference, and in Jacket it rises above the needs of the material.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    At its best when Anna confronts her tangled Afrikaaner legacy and when it brings the heretical notion of forgiveness up front, where a non-African audience can come to grips with it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Where the first film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, plugged into Meyer’s vision of supernatural teenage lust with abandon, Chris Weitz is stuck with a sequel that’s a morning-after mope-fest.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Manages a fairly rare trick: It's a movie that's both deeply felt and completely phony.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's a B-flick all the way, but it has no pretensions to the contrary, and that's some kind of refreshing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Delivery Man is predictable but likable, schmaltzy but sweet.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Faster is meat-and-potatoes action with a side of crazy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's ''Hannah and Her Sisters'' with all the emotions and half the artistry.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    If this is daring in theory, it's a failure in practice. Exactingly well-made, the movie is grueling and unpleasant in the extreme - that's the point - but it's also working from a specious premise, that film-school Brechtian devices can bring on mass enlightenment.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Gets better -- more rambunctiously astute -- as it goes, and its comic engine sputters into fitful life when Bernie Mac arrives on the scene.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A grimly preposterous serial-killer thriller set in 19th-century Baltimore, this riff on the final days of the author of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and other masterpieces of the macabre might qualify as literary desecration if it weren't so silly.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It’s an August dog-day special, in other words: a few easy laughs, one or two flashes of inspiration, and enough sentimentality to ensure that no one actually gets hurt.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    If not better, a Part II always has to be bigger. In the case of The Hangover Part II, that means raunchier, nastier, darker. It also means much more predictable, which is ruinous.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    It's painless, especially if you have a small child in tow, and the Rock, bless his heart, acts like it's all new to him. The star should do more comedy - he's got quick reflexes and a face that lends itself to cartoon double takes, and he's not afraid to look completely ridiculous.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Where Mia and the Migoo triumphs is in the art department alone, with rich brown charcoal outlines, majestic pastel washes that give depth to the landscapes, and riotous colors that are more vivid than the story line.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Unknown is punchy and entertaining. Maybe not the sort of thing you'd want to spend $10 plus a mortgage for popcorn on, but a nifty surprise on DVD several months from now -- or on pay-cable on-demand right now.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A glorious disaster.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Explicit yet consistently unerotic. It's also intensely sad, capturing everything about these people except the high they ceaselessly chase.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    And that dog -- or, rather, that digitally enhanced replicant -- is just plain creepy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Simultaneously overplotted and simplistic, the new barnyard/racecourse comedy from Warner Brothers is predictable every step of the way, and it contains at least three too many poop jokes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    A movie only a copyright lawyer could love. It strip-mines at least three Hitchcock classics - "North by Northwest," "The Wrong Man," and "The Man Who Knew Too Much" - then commits unlawful assault on Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" just for the heck of it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Has a welcome humor but only in theory, and theory, chilly and self-involved, is where this filmmaker seems most at home. Like its bio-digital sirens, the movie never quite comes alive.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    There's a funkier and more interesting movie in Maureen, a character played by Juliette Lewis. Maureen is a single mom, a massage therapist, and a dimwit California follower of every new-age theory out there. She's a nasal, needy wreck, and Catch and Release is torn between adoring her and making ruthless fun of her.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A comparison to Baz Luhrmann is useful: Where Taymor self-consciously aestheticizes pop vulgarity, a movie like "Moulin Rouge!" just dives right in.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's a smart, provocative idea for a movie. I wish 9 Songs was that movie.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    It's quite watchable date-night cheese - the kind of movie you can simultaneously snort at and enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    This isn't a great movie -- it's barely good, really -- but it gets something about New Hampshire I've rarely seen onscreen: a defiant pride in the way things don't work out. Live Free is a comedy of vastly diminished criminal expectations. That's the fun of it, and the frustration, too.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    All thing considered, MacGruber’ is a lot better than it should be. That still doesn’t mean it’s all that great.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The only laugh to be had in Total Recall, a ripsnorting sci-fi action extravaganza that starts well and works its way down to average, is in the opening credits, where we learn that the movie's primary production company is called Original Film. Really?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The movie is by no means good but it’s surprisingly enjoyable: a misty, moody Saturday-matinee monster-chiller-horror special.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    At its best, the movie's crazy in unexpected and poetic ways; at its worst, merely preposterous.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It can't be easy to turn one of the most stirring human rights dramas of the past quarter century into stultifying screen pageantry, but director Luc Besson and writer Rebecca Frayn have managed the trick with The Lady.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The movie is decent and heartfelt, and it eventually settles into some sharp diamond action, but the small-town homilies are dropped like an anvil. If you thought 1993's "Rudy" was too spare and unsentimental, Final Season is for you.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A textbook example of how a director can strip away plot, motivation, character, and meaning and still leave arrant pretension standing tall.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    An effective, no-frills gruel-a-thon if that’s your cup of Swiss Miss, and it explores such burning questions as: What happens if you’re dumb enough to leave your bare hand on a metal safety bar overnight?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Reilly gives it his all, and he’s both very enjoyable and about as scary as a stubbed toe.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    A vanity film refreshingly lacking in vanity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Skips lightly along the sewers of human depravity as if the trip alone was worth the telling.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Machine Gun Preacher is crude and ham-handed from its ridiculous title on down, but it still gets to some interesting places.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Turns out to be a grade-A B-movie that grounds its thrills in particulars of time, place, and character, so that when the time comes to make the leap into the wholly preposterous, we do so willingly. This is a movie that earns our trust -- and then happily abuses it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    More drama than tract, it's a low-budget Christian indie that just clears the runway on the sincerity of its performances and inclusiveness of its message.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    What’s missing is the assurance of tone that a Lumet would provide.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Williams gives a performance that's honest and carefully wrought but on some level still a stunt. All that courtliness is wearing him out, and it's wearing us out too.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    So unfocused is Shonda Rhimes's screenplay and so flabby is Marshall's direction.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Lovely Bones, then, is something special: A spectacular, cringe-inducing failure as both a book adaptation and a film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    G
    If the movie's not as bad as it sounds, it's not all that great, either.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    No one on the screen bothers to commit to a character.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A muscular Australian B-movie down to the thin characters and boilerplate dialogue.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The issue is contentious, messy, prone to wishful thinking. Some see a corporate plot to privatize schools. Others see a last chance to save them. Won't Back Down is on the latter side, obviously, and it has the boilerplate urgency of a TV movie that has been blessed with a high-end cast.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The film's final scenes are among its silliest, unfortunately.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    There’s a lot of intelligence in Transcendence. Ironically, almost all of it feels artificial.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    As history it's bunk; as inappropriate historical fiction, it's awfully close to comedy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It’s the kind of Hollywood formula product that proves why the formula’s so hard to kill: simultaneously easy to like and impossible to respect.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Hess has made a classic rookie director mistake: Any spoof has to be at least as smart as the thing it’s spoofing, and this one’s twice as dumb.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Mystery Team is a guilty pleasure - a deeply dumb movie made by pretty smart people.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Bacon makes an appropriately detestable villain; unfortunately, he's the most interesting character here. As for Love, well, this puts her one career rung closer to ''Hollywood Squares.''
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It's bigger, noisier, shinier, and dumber, and it has no earthly reason to exist.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Aliens in the Attic is conveyor-belt family product, an action/adventure/sci-fi/comedy made from the bland corporate DNA of Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. It appears designed for families who never leave the mall.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A pox upon history and an insult to the 16th president of the United States. It's that, of course - actually, that's the point - but this joyless, deafening cinematic headache commits a different crime. It's a sin against entertainment.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The best part of Orphan is the outstandingly lunatic plot twist that kicks in just as you're checking your watch and hoping they'll wrap things up. This development - I'd love to tell you, but you wouldn't believe me - boosts the movie into overdrive for a final 20 minutes of happy, disreputable mayhem.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Completely unoriginal, sure, but watchable and even likable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Robert Pattinson isn't all that bad in Bel Ami. He just isn't right.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Speaking as both a parent and a critic, I do believe I'd rather drive rusty railroad spikes through my eyes than have to sit through one more computer generated family film about talking animals. The bad news for Hollywood is that after seeing Barnyard my kids feel the same way.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Stupid, sadistic, misogynistic, confusing, and more than a little ridiculous. Here’s the thing, though: It keeps you watching, if only to see how tortured the plot or characters are going to get. I’m not sure that “entertainingly awful” is a recommendation, but the shoe fits.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It can’t be easy to turn the story of Hawaii’s last royal into a waxworks parade, but writer-director Marc Forby has pulled it off.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Starts off mildly ridiculous, ascends to the full-blown ludicrous, and finally sails boldly off the edge of the absolutely preposterous.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    The writing is sharp and the performances bright, and if you've been through the forced gestational march known as pregnancy, there are knowing laughs to be had. If you haven't, do yourself a favor and stay away.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The problem is that both Philippa Goslett's script and Paul Morrison's direction lack the stylistic craziness - the sense of real, lunatic danger - a project like this desperately needs.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    We get it: Stand Up Guys is supposed to be cutesy criminal magic realism. But Stevens, an actor turned director, never finds the right vibe, and the movie's genuinely creepy misogyny sours the attempts to go sentimental in the final act.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Almost but not quite as obnoxious as its title. Little kids will love it. You’ll need a hazmat suit.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The premise of Agent Cody Banks is more than a little bizarre.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    What a waste.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Kick-Ass 2 is a special kind of crap: the kind smart people make for audiences they think are stupid.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    All the pieces are in place for an incisive tale of Brit-pop ego and madness, but filmmaker Stephen Woolley -- a celebrated UK producer ("The Crying Game") making his directing debut -- lets the story get away from him.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Jarmusch has come up with a dud.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Imagine some very smart people setting out to make a very naughty action film and shooting themselves in the foot. Voila: Crank: High Voltage.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The general consensus on this one: Rats.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Four Christmases is essentially "Meet the Parents" quadrupled.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Carlos Carlei’s Romeo and Juliet is a failure of skill.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Darling Companion would be instantly forgettable if not for Keaton, who imbues Beth with a sorrow, warmth, wisdom, and rage that feel earned.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The movie's a genuine oddity: a Latino action drama with one foot in bullet-spitting genre flicks -- '70s blaxploitation and '80s coke-kingpin films are the primary reference points -- and the other in raggedly personal family melodrama.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Del Toro does remind you of Brando here; unfortunately, it's the Brando of ''Apocalypse Now,'' the one with the green face and puffy line readings. Jones fares better, even if he wears the same grieving-for-humanity expression throughout the film.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The result is a movie that's both clever and stupid - an interesting feat.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A tawdry, predictable hunk of movie headcheese, and I still had a pretty good time with it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    It's more like "Porky's for Dummies," a thoroughly depressing teen farce in which Internet voyeurism has replaced human intimacy and where privacy is SO 20th century.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    3 Days to Kill is pretty terrible, but it’s not really Kevin Costner’s fault.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Movies that are entertainingly nuts don't come around very often, and when they do they need to be given their due.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Some documentaries are an embarrassment of riches. Salinger is merely an embarrassment.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Indeed a rip-off - a rehash of Hong Kong superstar Chow's greatest celluloid moments with an overlay of Hollywood action cliches, youth-flick silliness, and ah-so stereotypes.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    If you're up for a relentlessly overripe melodrama that takes place in movie-Europe as opposed to the real thing (the Parisian streetwalkers in berets are a good tip-off), by all means catch Head in the Clouds.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Something has been lost in the translation, and it's not just the script.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The film's biggest miracle is the straight face Nick Nolte maintains in his role as Socrates.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Butter dearly wants to be a hot-button social satire that plays rough with sacred cows: Midwestern power-moms, the religious right, race, sex, you name it. Mostly, it wants to be an Alexander Payne movie from the 1990s. "Citizen Ruth," say, or "Election." Instead, it's a shrill, cartoonish mess.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Before this urban revenge melodrama falls apart in a clatter of plot absurdities and pretensions, it has its loopy charms.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The results are -- there’s no other word for it -- a disaster.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Irene in Time is the initial first-run feature to debut at the Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston’s newest art house cinema. Both the theater and its audiences deserve much better.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's off-putting, rude, misshapen, and more often than not hysterically funny. The second half, sadly, is an ear-splitting train wreck.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The dialogue is brightly self-conscious, and sometimes it clicks. Just as often it curdles into an entitled whining.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It's coherent, well shot, and tartly acted, but it wears you down like a dinner guest showing off his doctorate.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    There are about 15 minutes of genuine, bust-a-gut comedy in Bringing Down the House, and, surprisingly, they belong to Steve Martin, who hasn't been funny on film in years.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    All that’s missing is Clyde the orangutan from Clint Eastwood’s “Every Which Way But Loose,” which, trust me, this movie could have used.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Life as We Know It gives bland and predictable a good name.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A "great poet" movie, the poet in this case being Dylan Thomas, and it's utter bollocks.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    There's an interesting movie in here, too, about the isolation of Indian brides brought to a new country by strange new husbands and mistreated, but Provoked rarely ducks below its glossy surface to go there.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Like most family movies these days, "Alvin" is torn between the glitz that sells and the homilies that endure. It's a load of Ting Tang Wallet-Wallet Bling Blang.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    One walks out of Man of the Year aching for the squandered opportunities.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    You'll come away from Legendary with no sense of what amateur wrestling is about.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    One of those loud, cringe-y female-empowerment comedies that feels like it was made by people who hate women.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The Sitter pushes the envelope with such sloppy gusto that you have to give in occasionally, and its comic timing finds its rhythm about every fifth joke.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It just plonks down the actress and a handful of stellar co-stars without much in the way of a script, storyline, or actual jokes. Yet you may still come out with a smile on your face. It’s very odd.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Watching Arthur and the Invisibles is like sticking your head in a Gallic pinball machine: It's hectic, technically impressive, and your skull starts to pound after a while.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    This is quite enjoyable as creature features go, and Bale continues to demonstrate his curious under-the-radar appeal. As for McConaughey, let's just say a star is reborn. Suddenly that whole naked-bongo-playing incident makes a lot more sense.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Young children and adults with high pain thresholds will enjoy the movie during its brief pause on the way to your On Demand menu.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    For a movie that's sexist, racist, and possibly the most deeply closeted gay love story to be released this year, After the Sunset is reasonably entertaining.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The result is movie goulash: made with love, impossible to digest.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Like everything in this humorless new genre, "Chronicles" comes with its own snap-together mythology.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Note that it took six writers to come up with the script for The Jungle Book 2. Note that Rudyard Kipling isn't one of them.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    An American Haunting sets the bar at a new low: It makes ''The Blair Witch Project" look like a masterpiece of world cinema.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Invites us to both hate King David and admire his style, and there will probably be some hand-wringing about that.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Gigantic plays like a Sundance movie with half the nouns removed; fetchingly cryptic for a while, it's ultimately just obscure.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The movie's primary pleasure is Hopkins, who manages to take the role of Father Lucas seriously without being serious about it at all.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Works so hard to be inoffensive that you may well be offended.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The producers - Fox Films and the usually reliable Walden Media - have tried to gin up the story for multiplex audiences. They've succeeded in making a movie for no audience at all.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Suffice to say that Shawn Levy, director of the "Cheaper by the Dozen" movies, is no Blake Edwards; for every finely tuned slapstick fillip, there's a ton of messy, family-friendly buffoonery.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The movie equivalent of a box of generic macaroni and cheese: bland, easily digested, comforting, forgettable.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    One of the prime laws of the multiplex states that any action or horror movie series will devolve into ritualized violence, self-mocking camp, and egregious silliness by part three. Blade: Trinity is right on schedule.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    As B-level suspensers go, though, The Return isn't actively awful -- just slow and cursed with a lead who acts with her t-shirt.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    One could forgive a budget this threadbare, performances this amateurish, a plot this tortuous if the 3-D effects passed the cool test. Sadly, watching ''Adventures" is an experience akin to seeing the world through dung-colored glasses.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    In Made of Honor, the leads are beautiful and everyone else is a freak. So where does that leave us?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Third Person staggers well over the two-hour mark only to self-destruct in a burst of overwrought cleverness.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Inside Amelia is a sharp idea struggling to get out: How does a woman marketed to the public as a star turn herself back into a human being? And at what cost?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    One doesn’t really want to beat up on Girl Most Likely, because it means well and everyone in it appears to be having a good time. But so many things are wrong with the film, from a script that’s bright but never sharp to the editing that leaves scenes hanging flaccidly in the breeze.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    There are really only two kinds of big-budget action movies: stupid, and good and stupid. Surprisingly, XXX: State of the Union is good and stupid, which makes it an immediate improvement over 2002's meatheaded "XXX."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The greater embarrassment is that so many millions of dollars have been wasted on an entertainment that feels so smug, so pointless, and so thunderously empty.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    I'm not the first observer, or even the second, to liken the star's (Penn) portrayal of fictional Louisiana governor Willie Stark to the late John Belushi's impersonation of Joe Cocker.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    All that's missing is coherence. Call it Blunderbuss Satire.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    That this witless, formulaic sequel to the hit comedy Analyze This even dares to spoof ''The Sopranos'' is embarrassing. It's like Freddie Prinze Jr. slamming Gene Hackman as a bad actor.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The Duke is not only name-checked in passing, but Eckhart (who's excellent) even bears a squinty resemblance by the final scenes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The film is a disquieting and often very funny examination of yuppie unease in the country. The problem is, it's disguised as a dopey suspense thriller.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The film was conceived as a youthful tour of all that's wrong with the two-party system, with the likably shambling actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as host, but the breadth of subjects covered precludes any response other than nebulous discontent.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Only God Forgives is the kind of remarkable disaster only a very talented director can make after he finds success and is then allowed to do whatever he wants.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The movie demands you be a glutton for sensation and then has the nerve to ask why you're not hungrier.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    W.E., her second effort after 2008's "Filth and Wisdom,'' tries awfully hard. In the end it tries our patience.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Abandon is this CLOSE to being good, juicy, bad-movie fun.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    When all is said and done, the movie's a steaming plate of corn -- and, indeed, that's part of the pleasure. Myles, though, delivers a fine comic performance with no strings attached.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Short, cheap, weird, and passably diverting.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    If the director had brought any toughness of perspective - or at least the self-lacerating humor of 2002's "Igby Goes Down,'' still the reigning champ of screwed-up-Manhattan-prepster films - we might be able to digest George's follies without cringing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Fly Me to the Moon is a crummy movie for kids, yet it still holds out the prospect of past wonders and future marvels. It's one small step for a housefly, one giant leap for 3-D.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Perhaps because Campbell is a purist at heart, My Name Is Bruce is as awful as anything he has done - a broadly silly gore comedy in which no gag is too cartoonish to be indulged in at least once and preferably three times.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    As for the movie itself, it's tolerable.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    "Prison isn't all that different from a nightclub,'' comments Alig toward the end. Funny; this movie isn't all that different from prison.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    When it’s time for the hot sex scene between Timberlake’s ambitious Richie Furst and Rebecca (Gemma Arterton), his boss’s luscious second-in-command, the encounter is as charmless and chemistry-free as the wooden banter that has led up to it. I’ve had dentist’s appointments that were sexier.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It's another one of those loud, penis-obsessed bro farces, lazily written (by actor Seth Rogen, among others) and haphazardly directed.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Old story, new beat: That sums up Feel the Noise, an acceptable if resolutely average low-budget drama set in the New York/Puerto Rican musical melting pot known as reggaeton.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A well-made, reasonably diverting night at the multiplex that will seem overly familiar to everyone except teenage girls.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    A fully felt, decently crafted teen B-movie melodrama, plenty preposterous in places but alive to the vibrant miseries of being young and misunderstood.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Nothing in How to Lose Friends feels fresh or on target.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    For a movie to pretend, in the face of the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children directly or indirectly caused by our presence there, that we can wage war without anyone really getting hurt isn't naive, or wishful thinking, or a jim-dandy way to spend a Saturday night at the movies. It's an obscenity.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    2 1/2 hours of tumescence disguised as a motion picture.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The Host will make perfect sense to 12-year-old girls, while their college-age sisters will probably laugh themselves sick and their mothers will look at Hurt and wonder when he got so old.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Isn't for the kiddies. It probably isn't for anyone not interested in the darkest corners of the human psyche.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    We haven't had a good Frankenstein, Dracula, or Wolf Man movie in a long time, so here's one where the whole gang shows up. One catch: It's not good.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Unfunny, predictable, and vulgar, it’s the generic equivalent of a Judd Apatow movie. As always, you get what you pay for.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The longer it takes for the eldritch glop to hit the fan, in fact, the less true the movie may be to King. For better and for worse, Dreamcatcher is true to King.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    At nearly two hours, Mirrors is overlong for a summer horror toss-off, and the movie's three or four false endings make it seem even more of a haul.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    There have been plenty of movies adapted from video games before, but Hitman may be the first one that actually feels like a computer wrote and directed it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Primeval is a hoot if you're in the mood, though, and it gets points for trying to stuff a little globo-think into the minds of Friday night mayhem fans (who will probably rebel, since only one skull pops like a grape).
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Ghost Rider is the kind of movie that's great stupid fun as long as someone else is buying the tickets.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Picture Timberlake in the booth recording his lines and you have the best joke in the movie. Everything else is actively painful, a frenetic, unfunny mix of action, romance, dud dialogue, and icky things popping out of the screen.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Hirschbiegel and Watts don’t have the nerve for camp. Even a scene of a rejected Diana back at Kensington, forlornly playing Bach at her piano while mascara streams down her face, is played gloomily straight.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Bewitched presents a phony and cynical look at how Hollywood might make or remake a television show. It's as grating, laughless, and narcissistic (though, to its credit, not as cruel) as that new Lisa Kudrow show-within-a-show-within-a-show, "The Comeback."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The Messengers is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Ghosts is better-than-average McConaughey swill, but not by much - that's its pleasure and its curse.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    You feel like you're not watching the end of the world but the end of a career.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It is spectacularly average. Neither an inspired reimagining nor a painful dud,
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Any good will the movie generates, though, is grated right back off by Black, whose obnoxiousness has lost whatever charm it once possessed.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Noisy, silly, gratingly upbeat, and piously sentimental, 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is what passes for wholesome family entertainment these days. It's the sort of movie to send small children and grandparents out of the theater hugging each other and strong men in search of bourbon.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Completely unnecessary but painless, like dentistry performed by mimes.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    So, yea, it is a stinker. But it is prophesied that in six months time you shall come across 10,000 B.C.’ in the land of Pay-Per-View. And you shall say: ‘‘Pass the popcorn.’’
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    In Undead, sadly, rigor mortis has set in.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Writer-director Liz W. Garcia depicts Leigh’s quandary with a heavy hand that gets heavier as the movie goes on, ending with one of those portentous freeze-frames that worked in “The 400 Blows” and never since.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Equilibrium just happens to be a really bad comic book.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    As such things go, it’s not bad: slick and proficient, The Stepfather 2.0 gets the adrenaline pumping, but the original has the brains.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It's a disappointingly limp small-town farce played several shades too broadly by a cast that has done better work elsewhere.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's a surprisingly joyless mash-up of every bit of fanboy flotsam floating around in its maker's cranium.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    One of those sticky dramas.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Flatters its audience by dividing the grown-up world into mean idiots and nice idiots, which might be interestingly subversive if the movie had anything on its mind. Instead, it's just a Hollywood crash course: Heist Films 101.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    RV
    RV has teeth -- more teeth than the last few Steve Martin films, anyway -- but it's terrified to bite down, knowing that the paying audience would feel it more than anyone.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Watching the movie is a little like picking up issue #42 of a comic book after you've skipped the first 41: There's an entire back story mythos hovering in the background like a phantom limb.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    How can you tell the target age for Superhero Movie is exactly 13 1/2 years? Because most of the jokes are Internet-related.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The feel-bad movie of the summer.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    In a better movie -- a much better movie -- LaBeouf might make the same sort of impact Dustin Hoffman did in ''The Graduate.'' But the kid's young. There are movies to come.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Taking wobbly aim at our country's complicated love affair with guns, the movie's the very definition of a cheap shot.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Dreadful.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The film eventually collapses under the weight of its no-budget arrogance, but it goes some interesting places beforehand.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Panettiere, I’m sad to report, is a dud as the title character, a supposed wild thang who never rises above the level of runty, obnoxious mall chick, down to the roll-on tan.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    A loud but proficient slab of explode-o-rama summer blockbuster nonsense, perfectly entertaining if you like that sort of thing, extremely skippable if you don't.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The bad news, for those looking forward to The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause with anything like enthusiasm, is this: Bernard the Elf is history.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The exact cinematic equivalent of a classic Bob Dylan song. It's also proof that what is towering genius in one medium can go insanely wrong in another.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Worse than junk, in fact. Beyond Borders so trivializes the plight of the world's displaced peoples that it becomes actively obnoxious.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Genially terrible, Lost is lazy, sloppy multiplex filler, good for a few solid giggles and not much more.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    After "Gothika " and "Catwoman ," a viewer has to wonder: Why does this woman keep making thrillers if she can't bring herself to be thrilled?
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The most painful movie so far in a year that's already scraping the bottom of the barrel, Your Highness is a tedious, dung-colored misfire that sullies the genre of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "The Princess Bride."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    A weirdly airless disaster, a turkey so insistently DOA that the dialogue serves as its own epitaph.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Despite exotic locations, epic cinematography, and much spectacular crash and bang, this "Mummy" feels like a threadbare toss-off.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Goldsman takes Helprin’s book — a work overflowing with events, ideas, characters, passions — and pounds away at it until all that’s left is mush.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    If most December movie releases are epic-length and Oscar-ambitious, then Punisher: War Zone has to be considered Hobbesian counterprogramming: It's nasty, brutish, and short.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The movie's cleverest idea is to give the Octopus identical clone henchmen with names like Phobos, Logos, and Huevos, all played by Louis Lombardi with a marvelous fat-boy idiot grin.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    This third go-round for the "Wolf Pack" doesn't bother to Xerox the original 2009 hit comedy, as 2011's witless "Hangover 2" did. Instead, the new movie heads in different, if utterly formulaic, directions. So it's not terrible. It's just bad.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    JUST worth your children's time, and hardly worth yours.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Has the distinction of being much dumber and pulpier than the comic book on which it's based -- the ink practically comes off on your fingers as you watch it.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Sanctimonious claptrap -- an inert pageant of waxen figures that fails completely as drama even as it insults the sensibilities of anyone not clinging to rosy memories of the slave-era South.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Teenage boys will be in heaven. All others: Check, please.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Stands to delight small children while probably causing their parents' heads to cave in.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A film of singularly boneheaded conceits, Butterfly is populated by, and appears to have been made by, stoned college dudes more hung up on oh-wow twists than the need to make sense.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The bottom line: Any movie that gives Jonathan Winters work is doing something right.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A dull little PG-rated spook story for tweener girls.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Earnest and predictable, Crossover deserves more than the horselaughs that will probably greet it in theaters -- but not a lot more. The movie is harmless, which is both its strength and its weakness.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Never quite as dumb as "Harold & Kumar," but it's nowhere near as smart, and that's what kills it.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Faris is delightful, in fact, and she steals the movie right out from under Schneider.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    You've seen New in Town before, and you've seen it done better. Still, it's a sweet-hearted bit of anemia, pleasant and obvious, and there are a few honest laughs to it.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The problem with the "Alien vs. Predator" series is that the humans keep getting in the way.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    This is one schlockfest that may be enjoyed more by casual viewers than by hard-core fans, since writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson breaks with the established mythology of both properties whenever he feels like it. Like it matters.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A laughably inept series of adolescent poses trying to pass itself off as a movie.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Despite all that onscreen turgidness, Anatomy of Hell is itself so much a matter of the mind that it never rises above theory.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Pureed, predictable conflation of ''Alien'' and ''Titanic'' and ''The Shining.''
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Reasonably painless if you've never seen a comedy about the travails of newlyweds.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    If you boil off dialogue, performance, narrative logic and grind a movie down to the nub of genre, will there be any suspense left? The answer is yes, but only in a Pavlovian sense. You react to this dull shockathon like a wired lab rat who's seen it all before. And guess what? You have.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A pallidly "hip" revision of classic fairy tales that would be better told straight up if anyone had the nerve. It will divert small children, but so will a brightly colored object if you twirl it.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The actor/walking disaster known as Charlie Sheen gives a perfectly credible performance here. It’s the rest of the film that tries your patience.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    There are two problems with A Good Day to Die Hard: It’s terribly filmed and nothing in it makes any sense.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired (Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth ) to the charming (Kristin Davis of "Sex and the City").
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A comedy that can’t even admit to its own overwhelming sense of disgust.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A black-dressing young intellectual of my acquaintance recently ascribed a "lazy generosity" to Garfield and his daily antics. If so, the movie gets the laziness but misses the generosity.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A dunderheaded comic melodrama with clothes to die for and dialogue to shrink from. It’s downright depressing.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A pleasant, thin, hammerlocked movie about the pleasures of breaking free - it's the Cliff Notes version of anarchic classics like ''Bringing Up Baby'' or ''What's Up, Doc?'' Should you want to take the graduate course, you'll find those films at your video store.