For 1,813 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 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Duck Season
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
1,813 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's predictable fluff, sometimes pleasantly so, at others times irritatingly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Both provocative and muddled, the film's a moody, passive-aggressive tract that's buoyed by superior performances and sunk by its own uncertainties. An alternate title might be "The Joylessness of Sex."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The Hunter becomes turgid with corporate conspiracies, hired assassins, and offscreen tragedies, and the appealing leanness of the early scenes gets lost.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The first Guy Maddin movie that feels as if it got only halfway out of the director's head and onto the screen.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Watching Prometheus is like opening a deluxe gift box from Tiffany's to find a mug from the dollar store.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Robert Pattinson isn't all that bad in Bel Ami. He just isn't right.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The problem with Hysteria is that it keeps patting itself and us on the back for knowing better.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A well-intentioned indie that tries to be a "real" version of a Hollywood romantic comedy and ends up feeling more ersatz than ever.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Carell's performance is enjoyable but safe, and while he and Knightley play well enough together, there's no genuine chemistry - no zap to convince us these two deserve to be the last lovers on Earth.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    People Like Us is neither optimal nor prime.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Trishna should move the soul and engage the tear-ducts, yet it passes by as distant as it is lovely. And the blame must fall on the movie's star, Freida Pinto.
    • 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?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's just another happily idiotic Will Ferrell comedy, ably directed by Jay Roach ("Meet the Parents," "Dinner for Schmucks") and tossing its bawdy jokes at the side of the barn.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's the sort of thing you'll either find enchanting or an excellent reason to reach for the Scotch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    ParaNorman is supposedly for kids, but it's really aimed at their snarky older brothers, and it illustrates the limits of the new family creepshows.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Of the two French films opening in the Boston area today - "Beloved" is the other - Little White Lies is the less ambitious, more watchable, and ultimately more annoying.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Sensitively written, nicely shot, expertly acted, and intelligently ambiguous, Nobody Walks still manages to send you out with a shrug.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    All this manic invention is great fun for a while, until Tai Chi Zero falls apart on the rocks of the eternal verities: story, acting, direction.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    An amiable if not especially urgent celebration of the life and work of Wayne White.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's pure plastic product from plot line to the pro forma 3-D to the tidy moral lessons - ersatz family entertainment as disposable as it is diverting. It made me want to go read a book.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    To truly appreciate Wagner & Me, a BBC documentary getting a spotty theatrical release in this country, you have to cherish the music of Richard Wagner with the same quivering intensity as host Stephen Fry.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It's both achingly affectionate and a terrible mess.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    An earnest, extremely grueling, prodigiously crafted true-life drama that takes one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history and reduces it to a bad day at Club Med.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    As the implausibilities and conspiracies and double-crosses pile up, Broken City paints itself into a corner. A plot can be confusing as long as the filmmakers themselves don't seem confused, but that's not the case here.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Which is precisely what’s missing from Oz the Great and Powerful: that sense of emotional journey.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    You’ve seen pieces of this movie in “Psycho,” “Silence of the Lambs,” and 2004’s “Cellular.” Still, the early scenes in the Hive give The Call a needed novelty: It’s a workplace drama, and the work is responding to other people’s desperate worst-case scenarios.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The director’s first real misfire, a meditation on love and lost paradise that starts with breathtaking assurance and slowly crumbles into self-parody.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    With Trance, story becomes just another element in Boyle’s commercial pop-Cubism, and the results are nearly fatal.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Director/co-writer Ariel Vromen has made a grimly passable crime drama in the sub-“GoodFellas”/“Sopranos” vein, and if you’re looking for something to order up on a slow Saturday night, it’ll do.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Bahrani is brilliant at small gestures and the way they can speak volumes, but in At Any Price he’s aiming for grand tragedy, and he doesn’t yet have the knack. The pacing of the final act is uncertain; the epic sweep doesn’t arrive.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The movie has style but increasingly little sense.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    This is back-to-basics stuff, which turns out to be not such a bad idea.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Haute Cuisine proves the limits of cinema: It’s a movie that needs Taste-o-Vision.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The Fifth Estate is itself the response of an entrenched and corporatized information system toward something it barely comprehends. It makes a media format that has sustained us for decades — the two-hour movie — feel like a 20th-century dinosaur.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Has its moments of visual invention and self-aware humor — mostly when the hero’s trickster brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is around — but otherwise it’s an awkwardly plotted extravaganza.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    A meticulously observed, rapturously directed account of World War III and its aftermath as seen from the point of view of a spoiled young woman. The movie’s pretty fascinating before it goes bonkers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The film is unobjectionable, sentimental, and not a little dull.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The movie is extremely well produced, it features two excellent lead performances, and it is dull.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It’s a great story, and much of it’s true. This should work like a pip. Instead, The Monuments Men is a tonal mishmash: Half “Hogan’s Post-Doctoral Heroes,” half “Saving Private Rembrandt,” and half “Ingres’s 11.” That’s three halves, so you can see the problem.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    The film doesn't embarrass itself or dishonor its predecessor, which is something.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Basically, if the first “300” was a pep-talk from Coach on how to lose with dignity, Rise of an Empire is an inspirational speech on the value of teamwork.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    They’re calling it a movie, but no matter how you squint at it it’s a TV show.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Divergent is almost good enough to make you forget what a cynical exercise it is on every possible level. The original 2011 young adult novel by Veronica Roth — reasonably engrossing, thoroughly disposable — reads exactly like what it is: an ambitious young author’s attempt to re-write “The Hunger Games” without bringing the lawyers down on her head.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    At its occasional best, A Birder’s Guide to Everything hints at the profound pleasure of standing very still and witnessing wonders the rest of the world passes by.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    There’s a lot of intelligence in Transcendence. Ironically, almost all of it feels artificial.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    She's like Bob Hope with fake breasts and a wig. Now, that's scary.
    • 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.''
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Sure, go ahead and take the kids. But, for pity's sake, read them the book first.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Abandon is this CLOSE to being good, juicy, bad-movie fun.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The feel-bad movie of the summer.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The ugly duckling of Nickelodeon's after-bath lineup. That's its strength.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Harmless in the extreme and it'll mute your kids for nearly 80 minutes, but why not just treat the little yard apes to the real deal and take them to ''Spirited Away''?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A blandly filmed and subtext-heavy talkathon that wastes a game cast on a group of characters about whom it's almost impossible to care. If this were a cocktail party, you'd be back home with a good book already.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Settles for the cliches of American suspense films, right down to an ending that leaves the door open to a possible sequel.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    What it is, distressingly, is a mess - a ragbag of promising ideas and failed narrative, of good acting and plain old bad filmmaking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Equilibrium just happens to be a really bad comic book.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    There are rich issues at play here, about the nature of attraction and whether individual will is or isn't pinned to the wheel of physiology. But Decena hasn't dramatized them; he's used them as talking points set to an indie-film guitar strum, and the result is both earnest and passionless.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The Gospel of John is to "The Passion of the Christ" as tap water is to parboiled sacramental wine.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Hints at a place where desire, fear, pleasure, and power all intersect, but it never actually goes there.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Beware of stoner rock stars talking politics. No matter where you stand on the spectrum, the ecological/anticorporate idealism of Greendale is so vague as to be insulting to anyone past the backpack-and-Birkenstocks stage of life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Truly, there is nothing the woman (Isabelle Huppert) can't do - except save "Promise'' from the valley of the shadow of bad French movie pretensions.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The producers of Ella Enchanted probably assume, correctly, that many more kids haven't read the book than have, and they're out to give that audience a slick, shallow good time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Works so hard to be inoffensive that you may well be offended.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A peppy, fast-moving, wafer-thin amusement that's fine for kids if you don't mind a lot of Three Stooges-style martial arts. For grown-ups, it's the equivalent of a 59-cent tin globe.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The result is a revenge thriller that's too taken with its own ambience to actually thrill.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    So unfocused is Shonda Rhimes's screenplay and so flabby is Marshall's direction.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    She has been made lovable -- and a Vanity Fair with a lovable Becky Sharp has no reason to exist. It's as if Shakespeare had put Hamlet on Prozac: What's the point?
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    As it is, the movie only shudders to life when Dickie Pilager's onscreen.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Where "Nemo" was clever, soulful, and marvelous to look at, "Tale" is manic and surprisingly ugly, with a script that leans on the shallowest aspects of hip-hop street cred while pimping for corporate product placement at every turn.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Such a meticulously wrought piece of hokum that it's both easy to admire and impossible to warm up to.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Ye bites off substantially more than he can chew.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Works hard to give quirk a bad name.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    JUST worth your children's time, and hardly worth yours.
    • 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
    In Undead, sadly, rigor mortis has set in.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The top-secret message this pigeon is carrying reads ''Wait for the DVD."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Dreadful.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Aggressive visual invention is rarely its own reward, and this movie does nothing to better the odds.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Teenage boys will be in heaven. All others: Check, please.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The film pulls off the remarkable feat of immersing a viewer in their world without providing any insights whatsoever.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A glorious disaster.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    One aches to think what the great "Looney Tunes" directors could have done with this material.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    How's the movie? Technologically incredible, aesthetically pretty hideous, and narratively lumpy: Kids who aren't cynics (i.e., 9 and under) will roll with it.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Zwigoff's overdue for a turkey, in other words. Art School Confidential is it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Handsomely shot and with a likable lead in Kuno Becker, it also suffers from a script so outrageously generic you could buy it at Costco.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Generic teen dice-and-slice with interior design by way of ''Saw." The movie's tight and reasonably well shot, though, and there are flashes of nasty invention between the ritual guttings.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The film's biggest miracle is the straight face Nick Nolte maintains in his role as Socrates.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A noisy and lazy stopgap movie that goes absolutely nowhere and takes 2 1/2 hours to get there.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Pure Saturday matinee kiddie fodder and this close to going straight to DVD.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The Covenant is dopey, formulaic stuff for the Friday night fright crowd. Worse for them, it's never remotely scary.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It achieves something previously thought impossible: It renders Billy Bob Thornton unfunny.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Even a fan, however, might prefer the excellent, recently released concert DVD "Pixies: Live at the Paradise in Boston" to this tepid behind-the-scenes experience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The result is movie goulash: made with love, impossible to digest.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    There's a great movie somewhere in The Good German, but it's buried under three tons of run-amok formalism.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Silly, obvious, clumsy, and just gruesome enough to keep jaded genre fans from angrily throwing popcorn at the screen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The Messengers is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    And that dog -- or, rather, that digitally enhanced replicant -- is just plain creepy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The dialogue is brightly self-conscious, and sometimes it clicks. Just as often it curdles into an entitled whining.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Faced with a limited location and concept, Renfroe points his camera everywhere: The movie's seriously overshot, never settling for one angle when five would do.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Too many cliches and not enough energy have come along for the ride.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Meant to be an insider's tale, but it feels like it comes from the cinema of hangers-on.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    An overstuffed turkey that's entertaining for all the wrong reasons.
    • 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.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Innocuous amusement for 5- to 8-year-olds and other people stuck in the anal stage of development.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The film is low budget but puffed with self-importance, and it offers proof that Hollywood filmmakers should probably steer clear of topics that actually matter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Hobbled by its vaguely insulting comic-book version of the '60s and by a humorlessness that can only come from talented people convinced they're creating work for the ages.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Sydney White makes "Mean Girls" look like Shakespeare.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The result is a movie that's both clever and stupid - an interesting feat.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Not good enough to take seriously and, sadly, not bad enough to be any fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    21
    The movie's chief audience, consequently, will probably be gullible and young, responding to the cliches only because they haven't seen them before. They have a word in Vegas for these people: Suckers.
    • 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
    • 38 Ty Burr
    All that's missing is coherence. Call it Blunderbuss Satire.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Short, cheap, weird, and passably diverting.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Despite exotic locations, epic cinematography, and much spectacular crash and bang, this "Mummy" feels like a threadbare toss-off.
    • 30 Metascore
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    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.
    • 35 Metascore
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    Nothing in How to Lose Friends feels fresh or on target.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Ball's trying to be honest about adolescent coming of age, but since he's dishonest about everything else, the movie collapses in on itself.
    • 49 Metascore
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    Family, sadly, is a plate of leftovers: a bland, baldly written melodrama about two longtime best friends and their messed-up families.
    • 26 Metascore
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    Worst of all, the movie's simply not very shocking. Madonna has made a career out of toying with image and ego, but this is a vanity project in the smallest sense possible.
    • 36 Metascore
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    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.
    • 41 Metascore
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    Four Christmases is essentially "Meet the Parents" quadrupled.
    • 30 Metascore
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    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.
    • 24 Metascore
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    A chick flick that makes its chick characters - and by extension its chick audience - look like hateful, backward toddlers, and there is something wrong with that.
    • 39 Metascore
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    Young children and adults with high pain thresholds will enjoy the movie during its brief pause on the way to your On Demand menu.
    • 45 Metascore
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    Its swooping 3-D visuals let fans briefly feel they can touch a group that barely exists behind a wall of beefy security men.
    • 41 Metascore
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    Starts off mildly ridiculous, ascends to the full-blown ludicrous, and finally sails boldly off the edge of the absolutely preposterous.
    • 39 Metascore
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    A "great poet" movie, the poet in this case being Dylan Thomas, and it's utter bollocks.
    • 41 Metascore
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    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
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    Jarmusch has come up with a dud.
    • 41 Metascore
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    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.
    • 50 Metascore
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    Sometimes a cute-stalker movie can win the audience's heart. Management only makes you ponder the line between true love and a restraining order.
    • 42 Metascore
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    It's bigger, noisier, shinier, and dumber, and it has no earthly reason to exist.
    • 41 Metascore
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    The general consensus on this one: Rats.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Be warned, though: This is the multiplex equivalent of ADD.
    • 32 Metascore
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    Genially terrible, Lost is lazy, sloppy multiplex filler, good for a few solid giggles and not much more.
    • 35 Metascore
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    2 1/2 hours of tumescence disguised as a motion picture.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
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    Jennifer’s Body falls into the dispiriting category of dumb movies made by smart people, in this case a glibly clever writer and a talented director who think a few wisecracks are enough to subvert the teen horror genre.
    • 28 Metascore
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    A comedy that can’t even admit to its own overwhelming sense of disgust.
    • 26 Metascore
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    Slightly better than it should be. For Tucker Max, this possibly represents a triumph.
    • 27 Metascore
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    The film’s so formulaic your 6-year-old will be ticking off the plot points as they lope by.
    • 41 Metascore
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    Almost but not quite as obnoxious as its title. Little kids will love it. You’ll need a hazmat suit.
    • 56 Metascore
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid the movie returns Kinney's tale to live-action reality, and the party's over.
    • 39 Metascore
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    The results are -- there’s no other word for it -- a disaster.
    • 27 Metascore
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    A dunderheaded comic melodrama with clothes to die for and dialogue to shrink from. It’s downright depressing.
    • 50 Metascore
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    The larger problem is that the central duo is just plain dull.
    • 41 Metascore
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    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.
    • 45 Metascore
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    Watching this movie in 3-D is very much like sticking one's head in a blender and hitting "pulse."
    • 45 Metascore
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    Takers might have made a perfectly decent little B heist movie, but someone had to go and forget to give the cameraman his Ritalin.
    • 39 Metascore
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    You'll come away from Legendary with no sense of what amateur wrestling is about.
    • 58 Metascore
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    An attempt to turn the 2005 nonfiction bestseller into a high-energy docu-romp, Freakonomics is a misconceived botch.
    • 27 Metascore
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    Is there a statute of limitations for how many good actors can be wasted in a bad movie?
    • 38 Metascore
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    The movie's primary pleasure is Hopkins, who manages to take the role of Father Lucas seriously without being serious about it at all.
    • 29 Metascore
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    A laughably inept series of adolescent poses trying to pass itself off as a movie.
    • 51 Metascore
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    All the good intentions in the world can't save White Irish Drinkers from playing like the baldest of retreads.
    • 44 Metascore
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    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.
    • 55 Metascore
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    Hopefully the last, of the fake trailer spinoffs of 2007's "Grindhouse." It makes last year's "Machete" look like "The King's Speech."
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
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    I say kill off everybody else and bring back Farrell for the sequel.
    • 42 Metascore
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    As history it's bunk; as inappropriate historical fiction, it's awfully close to comedy.
    • 48 Metascore
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    It's a working illustration of what differentiates movie stars from TV stars. When we buy a ticket for a George Clooney movie, it's because we want to see George Clooney (or Emma Stone or Tom Hanks or whomever). The real stars of "Glee," on the other hand, are the characters, not the actors.
    • 36 Metascore
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    As for the movie itself, it's tolerable.
    • 56 Metascore
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    While there are moments of eldritch atmosphere and a few pro forma jolts, nothing here justifies our attention, let alone the film's inexplicable R rating.
    • 47 Metascore
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    A torpidly precious love story about death-obsessed adolescents, the film's becalmed and embalmed in its own sensitive self-pity.
    • 57 Metascore
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    I could pile on the cooking metaphors until you cried "uncle," but the fact remains that there's a very good movie in here that its makers have failed to bring off.
    • 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.''
    • 52 Metascore
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    It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.
    • 44 Metascore
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    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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Dumbed down, tarted up, and almost shockingly uninspired, it's the worst superhero movie since "Green Lantern."
    • 36 Metascore
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    It's another one of those loud, penis-obsessed bro farces, lazily written (by actor Seth Rogen, among others) and haphazardly directed.
    • 67 Metascore
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    A sociopolitical prankumentary in which the prank blows up in the filmmaker's face, exploding-cigar style.
    • 40 Metascore
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    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.
    • 52 Metascore
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    Wilde is stuck with the harder job of simultaneously playing sexy, innocent, conniving, and heartsore, and the effort appears to give her a headache. "This is kind of like an old movie," Liza says to Jay in one scene. Lady, don't you wish.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    I don't know if I've ever seen a movie as spectacularly tone-deaf as Hyde Park on Hudson.
    • 18 Metascore
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    The line between gross-out humor that's inspired and the kind that's witless is fine indeed, and Movie 43 obliterates it with poop and movie stars.
    • 41 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
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    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.
    • 37 Metascore
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    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
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    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.
    • 34 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The new Carrie is a thoroughly dispiriting remake — “retread” is the appropriate word — that could have been directed by any proficient Hollywood hack.
    • 35 Metascore
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    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.
    • 52 Metascore
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    The movie’s a somber affair, but if you see it in the right frame of mind, it’s the guilty-pleasure hoot of the season.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Despite a frisky soundtrack that starts off with James Brown’s “Sex Machine” — trust me, it’s downhill from there — this is the visual equivalent of Muzak. You don’t have to see it to have seen it.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
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    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.
    • 32 Metascore
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    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.
    • 36 Metascore
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    "Prison isn't all that different from a nightclub,'' comments Alig toward the end. Funny; this movie isn't all that different from prison.
    • 37 Metascore
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    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.
    • 50 Metascore
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    The overall tone is one of mild Sex Pistols excess combined with Monkees-era high jinks.
    • 18 Metascore
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    How inept is Serving Sara? It makes even Elizabeth Hurley seem graceless and ugly.
    • 30 Metascore
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    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.
    • 15 Metascore
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    House of the Dead, sadly, is so bad it's bad.
    • 32 Metascore
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    Worse than junk, in fact. Beyond Borders so trivializes the plight of the world's displaced peoples that it becomes actively obnoxious.
    • 37 Metascore
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    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.
    • 30 Metascore
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    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.
    • 42 Metascore
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    No one on the screen bothers to commit to a character.
    • 26 Metascore
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    Eerily similar in its story line to "In the Cut," the much pasted Meg Ryan sex-and-death thriller that came out last year. Only it's worse.
    • 27 Metascore
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    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.
    • 29 Metascore
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    Never quite as dumb as "Harold & Kumar," but it's nowhere near as smart, and that's what kills it.
    • 66 Metascore
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    The Take represents the downside of the new documentary renaissance.
    • 29 Metascore
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    Despite all that onscreen turgidness, Anatomy of Hell is itself so much a matter of the mind that it never rises above theory.
    • 48 Metascore
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    ''Love" doesn't have a plot so much as it has a concept, scribbled in crayon.
    • 38 Metascore
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    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.
    • 45 Metascore
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    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.
    • 21 Metascore
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    ''Health Inspector" hopes to do for Larry what ''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" did for Jim Carrey, who in this context looks like Noel Coward.
    • 26 Metascore
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    The accidental comedy sensation of the year to date.
    • 46 Metascore
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    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.
    • 26 Metascore
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    The results are dull, of all things. The movie itself feels like an overstuffed burrito,
    • 28 Metascore
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    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
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    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
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Essentially, an act of terrorism against entertainment. It's inconsequential, potty - mouthed, extremely silly, and -- the worst sin of all -- dead boring.
    • 31 Metascore
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    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?
    • 17 Metascore
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    Consider this the sequel to "Ernest in the Army " that the late Jim Varney never got around to making. It's not very good but at least it's not evil.
    • 24 Metascore
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    A wan, derivative entry in the torture-porn cycle.
    • 50 Metascore
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    The Ten is a virtually snicker-free exercise in audience pain. It's less a movie than an endurance test.
    • 30 Metascore
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    A dull little PG-rated spook story for tweener girls.
    • 39 Metascore
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    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.
    • 12 Metascore
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    By far the funniest part of Strange Wilderness is the trailer for "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" that's running before it.
    • 7 Metascore
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    You've seen dozens of movies like this on cable in the wee hours.
    • 17 Metascore
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    It's mostly harmless dum-dum stuff, though.
    • 34 Metascore
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    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
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    You feel like you're not watching the end of the world but the end of a career.
    • 44 Metascore
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    Manages a fairly rare trick: It's a movie that's both deeply felt and completely phony.
    • 35 Metascore
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    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.
    • 7 Metascore
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    A sex comedy that appears to have been made by people who've never actually had sex.
    • 20 Metascore
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    You come away with only the memory of Christie, the film's perfect California blonde, lying insensate on the beach in the final ravages of AIDS - a potent and frightening image the rest of The Informers can't live up to.
    • 34 Metascore
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    Any good will the movie generates, though, is grated right back off by Black, whose obnoxiousness has lost whatever charm it once possessed.
    • 23 Metascore
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    Everything about Couples Retreat feels plastic, though: the jokes, the trees, the extras, the attitudes. It’s dumbed-down entertainment aimed at a dumbed-down audience - the comedy equivalent of a McMansion.
    • 42 Metascore
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    The Lovely Bones, then, is something special: A spectacular, cringe-inducing failure as both a book adaptation and a film.
    • 39 Metascore
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    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.
    • 20 Metascore
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    The Last Airbender' is dreadful, an incomprehensible fantasy-action epic that makes the 2007 film "The Golden Compass,'' a similarly botched adaptation of a beloved property from another medium, look like a four-star classic.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
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    A miscast, underwritten, drably directed adaptation of a very popular novel, it's the feel-bad film of the summer and an almost perfect example of how not to turn a book into a movie.
    • 52 Metascore
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    The Women on the 6th Floor is delicate and sensitive and utter bollocks - a bourgeois wet dream made to soothe the souls and stir the loins of powerful men in midlife crisis. But some of us wish we could see this movie told from the maids' point of view.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Ramsay delivers an overdirected, conceptually obnoxious art film that's torture to sit through, listen to, and think about.
    • 45 Metascore
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    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.
    • 42 Metascore
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    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.
    • 35 Metascore
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    Unfunny, predictable, and vulgar, it’s the generic equivalent of a Judd Apatow movie. As always, you get what you pay for.
    • 45 Metascore
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    Pain & Gain, a jokey but fatally tone-deaf true-crime caper, plays like “Fargo” for idiots.
    • 41 Metascore
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    Kick-Ass 2 is a special kind of crap: the kind smart people make for audiences they think are stupid.
    • 42 Metascore
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    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.
    • 40 Metascore
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    Some documentaries are an embarrassment of riches. Salinger is merely an embarrassment.
    • 41 Metascore
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    Carlos Carlei’s Romeo and Juliet is a failure of skill.
    • 40 Metascore
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    3 Days to Kill is pretty terrible, but it’s not really Kevin Costner’s fault.
    • 27 Metascore
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    Who on earth is this embarrassment -- easily the worst film of the year to date -- aimed at?
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    If the producers had dug up Ted Geisel's body and hung it from a tree, they couldn't have desecrated the man more.
    • 31 Metascore
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    A weirdly airless disaster, a turkey so insistently DOA that the dialogue serves as its own epitaph.
    • 22 Metascore
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    Kranks is a feel-good movie in which every character is hateful (except, sigh, the cancer lady), and a Christmas movie too chickenhearted to mention Jesus.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
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    Saved from total puff only by the obnoxiousness of its star, who seems to be laboring under the delusion that he's the next Eddie Murphy.
    • 27 Metascore
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    The Heart Is Deceitful wants to cauterize us into feeling something -- anything -- but it's far too heartless to know what.
    • 38 Metascore
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    An American Haunting sets the bar at a new low: It makes ''The Blair Witch Project" look like a masterpiece of world cinema.