Baltimore Sun's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
1,998 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A gigantic mess.
  1. Pleasantly meanders around a group of people who pitch projects and pitch woo on the Riviera.
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  2. The vocal canines appear for about 30 humorous seconds, in a dream sequence, and are then never seen again. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about the rest of the film, which runs an additional 98.5 excruciating minutes.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Why would anyone pay to see this movie?
  3. Collateral Damage isn't jingoistic; it also isn't exciting. It's a depressed rabble-rouser.
  4. 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."
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  5. Lowbrow humor is one thing...but Love Stinks sinks the bar beyond comprehension.
  6. Solondz is still stuck in an adenoidal whine.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The One is all sound and fury, and nothing else.
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  7. Just another tepid entry into this year's Death-as-Turn-On Sweepstakes.
  8. Catherine Breillat's pretentious, meandering, self-indulgent portrait of a libidinously deprived young woman is nothing more than pornography tricked out as feminist parable.
  9. Too bad you can see this sort of thing done more amusingly every week on ABC-TV and Comedy Central.
  10. This dialogue isn't helped by two actors who look terrific but can barely choke out a word that sounds remotely authentic or spontaneous.
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  11. Must be among the most blatantly manipulative movies ever made. It's cold, calculated and treats its audience like its robotic central character.
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  12. So witless it wins most of its laughs when Czech-speaking characters spout obscenities that get translated into English subtitles.
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  13. Takes a literary milestone of ambiguity and makes everything about it blisteringly obvious.
  14. A tired piece of hackery, made only slightly less distasteful by a couple of inspired moments from supporting player Alan Cumming.
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  15. Here's hoping your own dreams of Africa are more interesting -- and better acted -- than this movie.
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  16. 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.
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  17. A mess.
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  18. Avary has taken a pig's ear of a book and turned it into a pig's ear of a movie.
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    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Stay away from this movie. Brainless cartoonish violence.
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  19. An odd little movie. And not in a good way.
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  20. The movie bobbles along on a weird, soft-edged sarcasm.
  21. The less said the better.
  22. There's a funny movie struggling inside of Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Too bad it never gets out.
  23. The desert is clean in Gerry, but it's also empty.
  24. Ultimately groans under the weight of its own quiet gorgeousness.
  25. There's something junior varsity about the whole sensibility that makes the new version seem more dated than the old one.

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