Baltimore Sun's Scores

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For 2,024 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Lowest review score: 0 CJ7
Score distribution:
2024 movie reviews
  1. Catherine Breillat's pretentious, meandering, self-indulgent portrait of a libidinously deprived young woman is nothing more than pornography tricked out as feminist parable.
  2. A story about unmotivated characters trapped in an ill-conceived plot.
  3. About as clunky as a movie gets. It lurches from scene to scene with no sense of narrative grace, gives its roster of prominent actors nothing to work with and screeches to a halt with all the grace of a sprinter whose shoelaces have been tied together.
  4. The desert is clean in Gerry, but it's also empty.
  5. In this film, Soderbergh appears to judge the actors by how well they spew or swallow bile.
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  6. "Hello, I Must Be Going," sings Groucho Marx in a clip from "Animal Crackers" at the start of the film. If I'd known what followed, I would have followed his advice.
  7. There's something junior varsity about the whole sensibility that makes the new version seem more dated than the old one.
  8. Indeed, Scream is better than the average slasher film, as its advertisers insist. And, indeed, it is probably Wes Craven's best film, as they also insist. But that is a little like saying the pimple on the left side of your nose is "better" than the pimple on the right side.
  9. The less said the better.
  10. In Schumacher's relentlessly arrhythmic and tone-deaf film, Gerard Butler plays the title role as if he were just plucked out of Monty Python's lumberjack chorus.
  11. Takes a literary milestone of ambiguity and makes everything about it blisteringly obvious.
  12. The problem with Allen's latest, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, is "Not enough Double Indemnity."
  13. Perfume offers eau de crud.
  14. If you do insist on seeing this film, don't arrive late: the clever, animated opening credits are a stitch, suggesting a sprightliness of touch and winsome wickedness of tone that's missing from the rest of the movie.
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  15. Gory overkill.
  16. A mess.
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  17. Peaceful Warrior fails pitifully at being transcendent. This New Age movie about living in the moment gets you looking at your watch and squirming in your seat.
  18. Irreversible, though, is not a Kubrickian head trip. All Noe has come up with is a turn-on for sadists.
  19. In the Cut is a disaster. Familiar to the bone, arty on the surface, it could serve as the doomed pilot for a nightmare TV spinoff: Law & Order: Literary Victims Unit.
  20. There's a funny movie struggling inside of Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Too bad it never gets out.
  21. The two guys are potentially amusing but the screenplay is so naked in its manipulation of emotion that it feels infantile.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Stay away from this movie. Brainless cartoonish violence.
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  22. What we have here is a film where the first 20 minutes are repeated again and again until everything comes to an absolutely predictable end.
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  23. It's as if the book itself has been locked up and institutionalized, forced to conform to a system that all but obliterates its own unique personality.
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  24. It never seriously establishes the ground rules of the principle of transference or the relationship between the two of them, and so what follows is gibberish. [14 Jul 1992]
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  25. How did an embarrassment of comic-book riches become simply an embarrassment as a movie?
  26. The whirl, bang and general bother of crashing gears and gnashing metal ends up suffocating the senses.
  27. Even the great Lily Tomlin can't muster a funny reaction to a Polish joke. It's an everything-including-the kitchen-sink comedy -- and the sink has rusty pipes.
  28. Most of the humor is both determinedly puerile and unfunny, performed by a generic cast.
  29. A very funny movie ... in some alternate universe, maybe.
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