Baltimore Sun's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 2,011 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Funny Girl (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Fame
Score distribution:
2011 movie reviews
  1. Avary has taken a pig's ear of a book and turned it into a pig's ear of a movie.
    • Baltimore Sun
  2. Tedious almost beyond endurance.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Just plain bad.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Glitter does no one any favors.
    • Baltimore Sun
  11. 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.
  12. All it offers is sadism, impure and simple.
  13. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past displays nary a wisp of life, let alone an afterlife.
  14. Here's my nomination for future grindhouse double-bill from hell: Pathfinder and "Apocalypto."
  15. 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.
  16. There isn't an earned moment of uplift or laughter in the movie. Everything in it is prefab.
  17. Idiotic, ugly and ridiculous.
    • Baltimore Sun
  18. It's a gore sundae with an S&M cherry on top.
  19. Margot at the Wedding is a Christmas gift for high-class depressives: a compendium of malaise fit for an L.L. Bean catalog.
  20. The movie is a model of multinational incompetence.
  21. Venom isn't worth a critic's venom, but a brief condemnation is in order.
  22. All Alexander proves in Punisher: War Movie is that a martial-arts-trained woman can make a film just as stupid, coarse and numbing as any muscle man.
  23. CJ7
    You leave this movie feeling mugged.
  24. Go see Crossroads if you want to hear Britney sing or see her wear next-to-nothing. But otherwise, avoid this train wreck at all costs.
    • Baltimore Sun
  25. It's stupefying in its dullness and vulgarity.
  26. Fame has today's usual gritty form of slick to it, but in every other way it's an Amateur Hour and a half.
  27. Be Cool proves that when "cool" evaporates all it leaves are embarrassing little puddles.

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