Baltimore Sun's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 1,993 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 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Before Sunset
Lowest review score: 0 Venom
Score distribution:
1,993 movie reviews
  1. A mean-hearted, ham-handed and gratuitous effort to exploit it's teenage audience's conviction that, underneath it all, their teachers really. do hate them.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A raunchy, remorseless "Curious George."
  2. Lowbrow humor is one thing...but Love Stinks sinks the bar beyond comprehension.
  3. Solondz is still stuck in an adenoidal whine.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The One is all sound and fury, and nothing else.
  4. Just another tepid entry into this year's Death-as-Turn-On Sweepstakes.
  5. Catherine Breillat's pretentious, meandering, self-indulgent portrait of a libidinously deprived young woman is nothing more than pornography tricked out as feminist parable.
  6. Too bad you can see this sort of thing done more amusingly every week on ABC-TV and Comedy Central.
  7. This dialogue isn't helped by two actors who look terrific but can barely choke out a word that sounds remotely authentic or spontaneous.
  8. Must be among the most blatantly manipulative movies ever made. It's cold, calculated and treats its audience like its robotic central character.
  9. So witless it wins most of its laughs when Czech-speaking characters spout obscenities that get translated into English subtitles.
  10. Takes a literary milestone of ambiguity and makes everything about it blisteringly obvious.
  11. A tired piece of hackery, made only slightly less distasteful by a couple of inspired moments from supporting player Alan Cumming.
  12. Here's hoping your own dreams of Africa are more interesting -- and better acted -- than this movie.
  13. To top it off, the ending is a clumsy cheat. Of course, I was rooting for the news gal to expire and the film to die a quick death.
  14. A mess.
  15. Avary has taken a pig's ear of a book and turned it into a pig's ear of a movie.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Stay away from this movie. Brainless cartoonish violence.
  16. An odd little movie. And not in a good way.
  17. The movie bobbles along on a weird, soft-edged sarcasm.
  18. The less said the better.
  19. There's a funny movie struggling inside of Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Too bad it never gets out.
  20. The desert is clean in Gerry, but it's also empty.
  21. Ultimately groans under the weight of its own quiet gorgeousness.
  22. There's something junior varsity about the whole sensibility that makes the new version seem more dated than the old one.
  23. By the end, Pootie Tang feels as long as Kevin Costner's "Wyatt Earp."
  24. Life as a House mounts a brutally insensitive attack on its audience's sensitivities.
  25. Adam Sandler does Frank Capra wrong. His unfunny remake stomps all over the honest values and endearing qualities of the original.
  26. The Emperor's Club is a beautiful fraud -- as gracefully proportioned as a Christopher Wren academy, yet as devoid of content as a prep-school promo film.
  27. The only way sober adults will keep awake is wondering how the lead mobsters on "The Sopranos" -- who also are amateur film critics -- will rank the movie next year on HBO.

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