Baltimore Sun's Scores

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For 2,023 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 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Three Kings
Lowest review score: 0 Pathfinder
Score distribution:
2023 movie reviews
  1. Is there anything more pathetic than a movie that will do anything for a laugh or a tear that doesn't get any laughs or tears?
  2. Formulaic 'Chuck & Larry' is a crass, unfulfilling effort.
  3. The movie has nothing to offer except titillation.
  4. A movie made at wits' end. There are four or five authentic laughs in the whole 170-minute extravaganza.
  5. Was the Swedish director, Mikael Hafstrom, taking revenge on the American star system?
  6. Forget any hope of raffish adventure if you think of seeing Flyboys.
  7. The second movie, Dead Man's Chest, is everything you feared the first would be: a theme-park spectacle lasting 2 1/2 hours.
  8. A catastrophically messy action-movie mash-up.
  9. The surefire laugh-getter centers on using a tampon to stop a nosebleed. Watching this movie, I had to hope it could stop brain-drain.
  10. It's hard, bordering on impossible, to evaluate this movie without stepping on people's beliefs.
  11. By the end, it doesn't even have the courage of its political incorrectness.
  12. It's as if all the digital tools of new millennial filmmaking fell into the hands of men who had less storytelling sense than a campfire bard or a cave painter.
  13. The latest failed Hollywood attempt to make a movie from a video game.
  14. The Loss of Sexual Innocence is belabored, pretentious and often willfully opaque. [25 Jun 1999]
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  15. At least "White Chicks" had a point behind the humor.
  16. If you're not a fan of M. Night Shyamalan's convoluted, teasing thrillers, you'll find that getting into this movie is like cracking a puzzle in which the constructor keeps breaking his own rules or grabbing new ones from ultra-thin air.
  17. When Catch That Kid isn't careening from plot point to plot point, events turning on unseen dimes, it's trying to ingratiate itself with stunts and chases that its young audience have seen done better on Saturday-morning TV.
  18. Hands-down, the best James Brolin-in-an-Italian-accent movie ever.
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  19. You have to identify pretty strongly with suffering artistes to find anything to root for in The Science of Sleep.
  20. Bullock does her damndest to be nerdy and instead becomes excruciatingly artificial - a malfunctioning verbal fun machine.
  21. Barf-bag baroque.
  22. The movie is a premise in search of a comedy. Rather than flesh it out, the filmmakers put familiar glad rags on the skull and bones.
  23. Jane Fonda coming back to the screen after a decade-and-a-half absence in Monster-in-Law is like Brando returning from the dead to star in a Police Academy movie.
  24. Reprehensible.
  25. Not since Rocky II has there been a more blatant attempt to recapitulate a box-office hit without adding any new attraction or appeal.
  26. Not enough to keep Clockstoppers from turning viewers into clock-watchers.
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  27. The comedy of manners becomes strictly a comedy of bad manners.
  28. Ultimately groans under the weight of its own quiet gorgeousness.
  29. It's last in laughs, last in drama but first in Murphy ego, as he gives a performance that everybody has seen before, only louder. [04 Dec 1992]
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  30. Catherine Breillat's pretentious, meandering, self-indulgent portrait of a libidinously deprived young woman is nothing more than pornography tricked out as feminist parable.

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