Baltimore Sun's Scores

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For 2,002 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 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Fargo
Lowest review score: 0 Waist Deep
Score distribution:
2,002 movie reviews
  1. Well worth the wait.
  2. The conventional and the cliche are slam-dunked in favor of a fresh, authentic take on passion, ambition and coming of age.
  3. One of the year's most unsettling -- and perhaps most illuminating -- films.
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  4. A computer-animated burlesque fairy tale that generates more belly laughs than any live-action comedy since "Best in Show."
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  5. The true heartbreak of Maria Full of Grace is that it never comes.
  6. The Cockettes is a grand place to visit, even for those who wouldn't want to live there.
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  7. Spring, Summer values life, beauty and even human fallibility, ascribing to humanity a nobility we neglect at our own peril.
  8. Replete with so many wisecracks, puns, double entendres and visual jokes that you almost need a flow chart to keep up with them all. But try; the effort is definitely worthwhile, and the results are hilarious.
  9. Monsieur Ibrahim is about people interacting as people, not symbols (one reason, Sharif has said, he took the role was to help his grandchildren's generation understand that idea).
  10. It's a frustrating film in that its characters resolutely defy convention, and its story offers no epiphany, no one moment when everything becomes clear.
  11. Original, unfailingly entertaining marital-breakup movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The coincidences pile up in Career Girls, but by then Leigh has involved us so fully in the emotional lives of his characters that the contrivances are easily dismissed.
  12. Takes 20 minutes to burst into fierce, inspired filmmaking.
  13. The risks these guys take seem outlandish, their accomplishments otherworldly.
  14. There's an element of the nature film to Grizzly Man, and those passages are truly stunning, offering an up-close look at these magnificent animals.
  15. What a relief to see a movie in which an audience responds with peals of laughter to subtle facial shifts as well as punch lines.
  16. It overflows with a combustible blend of street sensitivity and testosterone.
  17. (Penn)'s is a lovely, soulful performance in a movie that manages to imbue tragedy with just the right grace note of insouciance -- a movie worthy of Woody Allen himself.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A passionate, heart-wrenching film that is a must-see for any romantic.
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  18. This movie is about the survival of the open-minded. As far as current American independents go, it's the fastest and the funniest.
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  19. A stinging elegy for lost American dreams.
  20. This documentary could have been a simple downer. Instead, it's a giddy, manic-depressive roller coaster - because it brings us eye to eye with Gilliam.
  21. Few directors are able to showcase actors with fast-cutting techniques. Hill is an ace at it because everything about his action is organic.
  22. It's a deft sleight-of-story Aniston, White and Arteta pull off, giving us a character who seems more than she is, but is really less than she appears.
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  23. Whereas the TV series rarely flinched when it came to showing the animal world as it is, Earth always pulls back at the last second. It shows a cheetah pulling down a gazelle, but not the feast that follows.
  24. Brosnan turns his typical talent on its head. So does director Boorman, who forsakes his usual tingling virtuosity.
  25. A first-rate sail into Adventureland.
  26. A delirious surprise .
  27. McTeer delivers a messily cheerful performance as a woman who thinks nothing of brushing her teeth with beer.
  28. Like the coolest train set a kid ever had. It's not real and the faces on the toy people don't look human, but it has bells and whistles galore and will take you as far as your imagination allows.

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