Baltimore Sun's Scores

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For 2,021 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 Why We Fight
Lowest review score: 0 Crossroads
Score distribution:
2021 movie reviews
  1. The collateral damage of action products like Ballistic is to the sensibility of the audience.
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  2. This film isn't the most awful comedy of the year (that would be Bride Wars or New in Town), but it may have the grossest antihero.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    "This Is Spinal Tap" was brilliantly funny. Death of a Dynasty? Well, the movie is just dead.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The One is all sound and fury, and nothing else.
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  3. A brain-dead buddy-movie tearjerker with semi-tasteful romance and tasteful gore mixed in with the derring-do.
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  4. Bomback's script is the worst thing a thriller can be - a flip-flopper, using quick character changes for plot twists. And Langenegger's direction rarely sustains a mood or tone, only a sleek veneer of luxury and knowingness.
  5. Kids will get antsy, wondering why their favorite characters disappear for long stretches of the film, while adults will wonder just when this scattershot approach to storytelling will congeal into something resembling coherence.
  6. Nothing in this film -- even Robin Williams, alas -- is funny.
  7. With its incomprehensible plot, flat visual style and indecipherably mixed messages (violence is good; no, wait, violence is bad!), this movie seems chiefly to be an excuse to sell even more trading cards.
  8. An awful film about an awful time.
  9. Taxi's only saving grace is an inexplicable, though delightful, turn by Ann-Margret as Andy's ever-tipsy mom. She's a stitch, and about 100 times better than her surrounding material.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The script is drippy, humor-free and old-fashioned:
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  10. Dramatically, it's a ghoul's parade of grieving folk finding solace and then danger through a tenuous connection to the after-life.
  11. This is a movie for genre fans only; there's not an aspect to it that should appeal to the rest of the world. It's neither original nor inventive, and while its young cast works hard, there's not even a standout performance worth recommending.
  12. A hackneyed psycho-sexual thriller with enough awkwardly executed Hitchcock references to qualify as a bad DePalma knock-off.
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  13. The film is so busy that every minute is exhausting. It's as if the filmmakers were idealistic teen-agers afflicted with a group case of Attention Deficit Disorder.
  14. Ghost Ship would have been so much better if they'd just let the ship do more of the acting.
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  15. Disney is creatively bankrupt and bereft of ingenuity -- especially in its live-action films. [25 Dec 1998, p.8F]
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  16. Most of the film simply wallows in gangsta hyperbole - it's all bling bling, bang bang.
  17. Solondz is still stuck in an adenoidal whine.
  18. Pleasantly meanders around a group of people who pitch projects and pitch woo on the Riviera.
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  19. 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.
  20. 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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  21. Isn't a full-bodied comedy, and it isn't a bona fide action movie, either. It just makes a facetious spectacle of itself.
  22. An odd little movie. And not in a good way.
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  23. 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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  24. Goes straight to hell, and in this case it is its own handbasket.
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  25. Stupid. Illogical. Simplistic. Pandering. And those are its good points.
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  26. Lowbrow humor is one thing...but Love Stinks sinks the bar beyond comprehension.
  27. The movie bobbles along on a weird, soft-edged sarcasm.

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