Baltimore Sun's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 2,018 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Howl's Moving Castle
Lowest review score: 0 Margot at the Wedding
Score distribution:
2018 movie reviews
  1. How can we make the entire movie disappear?
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  2. Newsies is a live-action musical, but it's only barely alive. Call it "Snoozies." [10 Apr 1992]
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  3. A hopeless pastiche of timeworn plotlines, hackneyed dialogue and stultifying direction; to call it amateurish is a slap in the face to amateurs everywhere.
  4. The most amazing fact about Supercross is that it took three people to write it. Two chimpanzees with a typewriter could have done just as good a job.
  5. Must be among the most blatantly manipulative movies ever made. It's cold, calculated and treats its audience like its robotic central character.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A gigantic mess.
  6. Adam Sandler does Frank Capra wrong. His unfunny remake stomps all over the honest values and endearing qualities of the original.
  7. 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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  8. Tedious almost beyond endurance.
  9. The filmmakers lack any visual sense of humor and any talent for sustaining long-form comedy; the stunts have less wallop than a TV bloopers show and the Oedipal family slapstick goes around in circles, in more ways than one.
  10. Director John Stockwell ("Blue Crush") and screenwriter Michael Ross have only two things in mind: titillation and giving young audiences something gross to whisper about in school the next day. On that limited basis, Turistas may well succeed. But that's nothing to brag about.
  11. Jane Fonda does an about-face on her persona and her talent, playing a teetotaler and, what's worse, a pious bore.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    P2
    Has the feeling of something done many times before.
  12. A colossal dud.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 12 Critic Score
    Liam's deck is stacked. It's too bleak and filled with abrasive characters who don't deserve our sympathy to reveal much new about the human condition.
    • Baltimore Sun
  13. Just plain bad.
  14. Alone in the Dark will be the worst movie of 2005. The idea that anything could be worse is the only genuine scare the movie has to offer.
  15. Brand's script is a puzzle without a satisfying solution. Even at its supposedly heartfelt conclusion, it's more ironic than emotional, more of an art thing than a suspense movie.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 12 Critic Score
    Even with help from a pathetic Kid Rock and a boost from always-on Christopher Walken, Spade can't pull this off.
    • Baltimore Sun
  16. Glitter does no one any favors.
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  17. It's about as much fun for the viewer as being dropped into a virtual-reality version of a highway-safety crash film. Hall writes and directs with the finesse of a rusty hatchet.
  18. All it offers is sadism, impure and simple.
  19. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past displays nary a wisp of life, let alone an afterlife.
  20. Here's my nomination for future grindhouse double-bill from hell: Pathfinder and "Apocalypto."
  21. Here's hoping Allen's static Hennessey is due to an extreme acting choice and not plastic surgery. It would be tragic to lose a natural smile to star in garbage like Death Race.
  22. There isn't an earned moment of uplift or laughter in the movie. Everything in it is prefab.
  23. Idiotic, ugly and ridiculous.
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  24. It's a gore sundae with an S&M cherry on top.
  25. Margot at the Wedding is a Christmas gift for high-class depressives: a compendium of malaise fit for an L.L. Bean catalog.
  26. The movie is a model of multinational incompetence.

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