Baltimore Sun's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 2,000 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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 American Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Be Cool
Score distribution:
2,000 movie reviews
  1. What emerges is a fallen warrior's tale: the inside story of a man bloodied and bowed.
  2. A great adventure.
  3. A pop masterpiece.
  4. It moves so confidently and brightly that it's ticklish as well as chilling - and, in its own dark way, enthralling.
  5. Barbershop 2 makes you want to know what happens next. In its own way, it's the Ivory Soap of sequels: 99 and 44/100% pure.
  6. Supple, eloquent and enchanting.
  7. This smart, fanciful and brilliantly staged comedy takes a truly one-of-a-kind premise and makes it, of all things, a weirdly profound meditation on consciousness, identity, fame, gender and reality.
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  8. Watching this movie, you can dream with open eyes.
  9. The ovation that Hudson wins from the movie's audience is one of those miraculous moments when a performer's artistry breaks through the screen and makes you feel part of a live audience. I haven't experienced anything like it since Barbra Streisand sang "My Man" at the end of her astonishing debut in Funny Girl.
  10. The result is harrowing and inspiring. As escapist entertainment, it's the movie of the year.
  11. A genuine odyssey: a journey to self-knowledge.
  12. It's a miracle: A tough, honest, bloody film set so far from the bright lights it feels as if it's on a different planet, yet knowable and absolutely compelling from start to finish.
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  13. Brad Pitt's sensitive performance helps make 'Benjamin Button' a timeless masterpiece.
  14. 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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  15. A spellbinder of the rarest kind and quality. It opens audiences up to an infinite variety of emotional and intellectual nuances.
  16. This movie is both sad and inspiring. It offers proof that Lennon's wit and art are everlasting.
  17. Ratatouille is a sublime dish of a movie, and the company's piece de resistance.
  18. A gorgeous flirt of a murder movie.
  19. By turns breathtaking and heartbreaking.
  20. In The History Boys, as in all of Bennett's work, irony is what the characters live and breathe - and I mean irony in its truest sense, of using language to present opposite and often sly alternatives to accepted wisdom.
  21. For audiences, two things keep the tension from becoming too excruciating: the presence of the survivors in front of us and the knowledge that in the grip of Macdonald's humane, lucid filmmaking, we're in the best of hands.
  22. The least fussy great movie ever made.
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  23. 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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  24. Spider-Man 2 offers one emotional or action-packed aria after another; at the end you feel like giving it a standing O.
  25. Funny Girl is old-fashioned; it is also exhilarating.
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  26. A non-stop cinematic funhouse impossible to resist.
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  27. When it comes to the oft-doomed genre of seafaring adventure, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a spectacular throwback and a great leap forward.
  28. Compulsion, self-deception and the slippery nature of evil are explored with fidelity and supreme control .
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  29. With a surgical saw instead of a hatchet, del Toro takes apart patriarchy and opportunistic religion as well as fascism.
  30. In its entirety, Hairspray has the funny tilt that only a director-choreographer like Shankman can give to a movie.

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