Baltimore Sun's Scores

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For 1,998 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Death Race
Score distribution:
1,998 movie reviews
  1. The movie's triumph is that we experience the ending, in which the three girls go mostly separate ways, not as a defeat but as a transition still open to possibilities.
  2. Supple, eloquent and enchanting.
  3. Voluptuous dance about love, pain and the whole damn thing.
  4. Black and white has never looked more stark.
  5. Compulsion, self-deception and the slippery nature of evil are explored with fidelity and supreme control .
  6. Thanks to the wonderful performances from both Korzun and Considine, there isn't a forced or dishonest moment on-screen.
  7. Well-acted, lovingly put together and heartbreakingly honest.
  8. A marvelous picture and a highly unusual journey in and around the Holocaust.
  9. A terrifically engrossing war film in which not a single shot is fired, a movie about shaping events rather than being shaped by them.
  10. It's a startling physical transformation, as Noland goes from flabby desk jockey to lean, mean fishing machine. But even more remarkable is the mental transformation Hanks effects.
  11. Affliction turns the sound on with sudden, crystalline clarity, and echoes with the haunting power of a suppressed truth that has finally been released.
  12. Stops your heart and keeps your belly jiggling with laughter. It's an improbably sunny tragicomedy.
  13. It's like Chekhov with a British accent.
  14. A thoroughly absorbing, even transfixing, journey to a future that may already be upon us.
  15. Actually moves, whisking the audience on a funny, sad and extraordinary journey through a singularly compelling moment in American pop culture.
  16. A crackerjack thriller, laced with labyrinthine mysteries, moral quandaries and unspeakable evil.
  17. Chicago is the zingiest, most inventive movie of its kind since "Cabaret."
  18. A great adventure.
  19. Nolte's gambler-bandit Bob Montagnet is a triumph of imagination, touched with electric existential poetry.
  20. It moves so confidently and brightly that it's ticklish as well as chilling - and, in its own dark way, enthralling.
  21. Lumumba revives the tradition of Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers" and Costa-Gavras' "Z" and "State of Siege." In substance and excitement, it joins their ranks.
  22. The result is harrowing and inspiring. As escapist entertainment, it's the movie of the year.
  23. A non-stop cinematic funhouse impossible to resist.
  24. No Man's Land is a 98-minute wonder: this story of three men in a trench renews the meaning of the word "trenchant."
  25. Roman Polanski's new movie may be the greatest historical film centered on an enigmatic character since Lawrence of Arabia.
  26. A beautiful display of celluloid bungee-jumping.
  27. The least fussy great movie ever made.
  28. Smart, funny and often viciously cruel, this is a romantic comedy for people who are too old to believe in fairyales but wise enough to accept a happy ending when that's what life gives them.
  29. A gorgeous flirt of a murder movie.
  30. Prove(s) once again how ingenious, artful and flat-out entertaining animation can be.

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