Baltimore Sun's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 1,999 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Boys of Baraka
Lowest review score: 0 Venom
Score distribution:
1,999 movie reviews
  1. The movie's triumph is that we experience the ending, in which the three girls go mostly separate ways, not as a defeat but as a transition still open to possibilities.
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  2. Supple, eloquent and enchanting.
  3. Voluptuous dance about love, pain and the whole damn thing.
  4. Black and white has never looked more stark.
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  5. Compulsion, self-deception and the slippery nature of evil are explored with fidelity and supreme control .
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  6. Thanks to the wonderful performances from both Korzun and Considine, there isn't a forced or dishonest moment on-screen.
  7. Well-acted, lovingly put together and heartbreakingly honest.
  8. A marvelous picture and a highly unusual journey in and around the Holocaust.
  9. A terrifically engrossing war film in which not a single shot is fired, a movie about shaping events rather than being shaped by them.
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  10. It's a startling physical transformation, as Noland goes from flabby desk jockey to lean, mean fishing machine. But even more remarkable is the mental transformation Hanks effects.
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  11. Affliction turns the sound on with sudden, crystalline clarity, and echoes with the haunting power of a suppressed truth that has finally been released.
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  12. Stops your heart and keeps your belly jiggling with laughter. It's an improbably sunny tragicomedy.
  13. It's like Chekhov with a British accent.
  14. A thoroughly absorbing, even transfixing, journey to a future that may already be upon us.
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  15. Actually moves, whisking the audience on a funny, sad and extraordinary journey through a singularly compelling moment in American pop culture.
  16. A crackerjack thriller, laced with labyrinthine mysteries, moral quandaries and unspeakable evil.
  17. Chicago is the zingiest, most inventive movie of its kind since "Cabaret."
  18. A great adventure.
  19. Nolte's gambler-bandit Bob Montagnet is a triumph of imagination, touched with electric existential poetry.
  20. It moves so confidently and brightly that it's ticklish as well as chilling - and, in its own dark way, enthralling.
  21. Lumumba revives the tradition of Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers" and Costa-Gavras' "Z" and "State of Siege." In substance and excitement, it joins their ranks.
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  22. The result is harrowing and inspiring. As escapist entertainment, it's the movie of the year.
  23. A non-stop cinematic funhouse impossible to resist.
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  24. No Man's Land is a 98-minute wonder: this story of three men in a trench renews the meaning of the word "trenchant."
  25. Roman Polanski's new movie may be the greatest historical film centered on an enigmatic character since Lawrence of Arabia.
  26. A beautiful display of celluloid bungee-jumping.
  27. The least fussy great movie ever made.
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  28. Smart, funny and often viciously cruel, this is a romantic comedy for people who are too old to believe in fairyales but wise enough to accept a happy ending when that's what life gives them.
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  29. A gorgeous flirt of a murder movie.
  30. Prove(s) once again how ingenious, artful and flat-out entertaining animation can be.

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