Baltimore Sun's Scores

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For 2,007 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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Starting Out in the Evening
Lowest review score: 0 Punisher: War Zone
Score distribution:
2007 movie reviews
  1. Gory overkill.
  2. A mess.
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  3. 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.
  4. Irreversible, though, is not a Kubrickian head trip. All Noe has come up with is a turn-on for sadists.
  5. 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.
  6. There's a funny movie struggling inside of Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Too bad it never gets out.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Stay away from this movie. Brainless cartoonish violence.
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. How did an embarrassment of comic-book riches become simply an embarrassment as a movie?
  11. The whirl, bang and general bother of crashing gears and gnashing metal ends up suffocating the senses.
  12. 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.
  13. Most of the humor is both determinedly puerile and unfunny, performed by a generic cast.
  14. A very funny movie ... in some alternate universe, maybe.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Try as I might, I could not love it, because as a piece of cinema, Into Great Silence would try the patience of a saint.
  15. As ugly, excessive and vulgar as "The Usual Suspects" was stylish, subtle and suave.
  16. The movie is a corpse. It's a fish that stinks from the head. They ought to bury it in the Jersey Meadowlands. [25 Dec 1992]
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    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that the studio's marketing strategy is just a tad incomplete. Instead of hiding Pinocchio from critics, Miramax should have hidden it from everyone.
  17. The indisputably gifted Jim Carrey shows the side of him that just wants to be loved - the Riddler on Ritalin, the Mask unmasked. And it turns out to be stultifying.
  18. The animals in Road Trip are pretty hilarious; as a five-minute short on cable TV's "Animal Planet," this film would be a stitch.
  19. What can you say about a film where Carmen Electra's performance is one of the high points?
  20. 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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  21. Aimless and unfocused.
  22. Excruciating...The movie proves to be singularly unfunny and static almost from the non-get-go. Virtually nothing happens; the movie is all premise.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A raunchy, remorseless "Curious George."
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  23. Life as a House mounts a brutally insensitive attack on its audience's sensitivities.
  24. Smith appears to have poured his creative energy into the cheerful come-on of the title and left nothing in reserve for the movie. He fails to wring any memorable comedy from shoestring porno filmmakers because his own filmmaking is just as amateurish and slovenly.
  25. Oh, this is all so terribly not good.
  26. So witless it wins most of its laughs when Czech-speaking characters spout obscenities that get translated into English subtitles.
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