Baltimore Sun's Scores

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For 2,001 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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Lowest review score: 0 High Tension
Score distribution:
2,001 movie reviews
  1. Solondz is still stuck in an adenoidal whine.
  2. Pleasantly meanders around a group of people who pitch projects and pitch woo on the Riviera.
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  3. The one actor I wanted more of was Williams, who imbues Jack's dad with a robust, sometimes domineering wiliness that suggests a real person. Of course, these silly, inept filmmakers probably cast him because he plays a good guy and his first name is Treat.
  4. Unlike other movies about unpleasant characters, "In the Company of Men," for example, Chuck & Buck doesn't have that sharp observational edge.
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  5. Isn't a full-bodied comedy, and it isn't a bona fide action movie, either. It just makes a facetious spectacle of itself.
  6. An odd little movie. And not in a good way.
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  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.
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  8. Goes straight to hell, and in this case it is its own handbasket.
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  9. Stupid. Illogical. Simplistic. Pandering. And those are its good points.
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  10. Lowbrow humor is one thing...but Love Stinks sinks the bar beyond comprehension.
  11. The movie bobbles along on a weird, soft-edged sarcasm.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The plot is as thin and confusing as it sounds.
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  12. 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.
  13. Just another tepid entry into this year's Death-as-Turn-On Sweepstakes.
  14. It's the strangest comic misfire yet from Wes Anderson.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    There's a movie opening today that is so indistinctive I can barely remember its name.
  15. 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.
  16. The result is an out-of-control, lost-in-the-funhouse experience.
  17. It might sound intriguing to root the saying, "Physician, heal thyself," in the plight of a hypocritical self-help guru, but the romantic drama Love Happens suffers from acute irony deficiency.
  18. Doing a sequel to "The Mask" without Jim Carrey sounds like a really bad idea. As Son of the Mask proves, it is.
  19. Funny Games condescends to its audience like a pretentious, preachifying graduate student in post-modernism. It would help us out of the cultural quagmire we're drowning in, if only we could understand its highly convoluted and exclusive language. [29 May 1998, p.1E]
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  20. To call Death to Smoochy satire -- or parody, burlesque, or even lampoon -- would be too generous. The moviemakers merely glide on the thin ice of yesterday's cynicism.
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  21. Will have most audiences asking, "Can we leave now?"
  22. Timeline lacks potency, drive, wit and personality -- all the things that make escapism worthwhile.
  23. This kind of fiasco turns movie critics into so many Night Stalkers.
  24. A misfire in almost every direction.
  25. As a comic fable for hard times, New in Town is irredeemably moronic.
  26. A pastiche of sadistic horror-movie cliches with minor traces of wit but major overflows of perversity.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Why would anyone pay to see this movie?
  27. Watching this movie, with Diane Keaton cast as the ne plus ultra of irritating, overbearing mothers, is roughly the equivalent of listening to fingernails on a chalkboard for nearly two hours.

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