Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,160 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Duck Season
Lowest review score: 0 The Skulls
Score distribution:
5,160 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    For a movie that's sexist, racist, and possibly the most deeply closeted gay love story to be released this year, After the Sunset is reasonably entertaining.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Ye bites off substantially more than he can chew.
  1. No one in the film offers a shred of real proof that IBM cheated.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Works hard to give quirk a bad name.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Despite its handsome photography and a few memorable performances, The Aryan Couple is mainly notable for its inappropriate, blithe sentimentality.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Williams gives a performance that's honest and carefully wrought but on some level still a stunt. All that courtliness is wearing him out, and it's wearing us out too.
  2. Occasionally wills itself to rude, crude life. But most of the time it's pretty limp.
  3. Isn't even worth a glance.
  4. Berlinger has approached Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 with intelligence and even a bit of thematic heft. But, frankly, the cheap thrill is gone.
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  5. Hits mostly flat notes, then a few really sour ones.
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  6. The action is mostly witless and predictable. One measure of its desperation and lack of respect for its audience is the frequency with which it labors to wring humor from flatulence and excrement gags.
  7. Ignore the hype. You won't find anything startling or memorable in the derivative Hide and Seek.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    JUST worth your children's time, and hardly worth yours.
  8. But this film, with its many cliches and borrowed substitutes for creativity, suggests his (Schroder) career in the boxing arena might have peaked with ''The Champ."
  9. Gabizon never establishes a consistent tone or point of view. Instead, we hop from one episode to the next, with no momentum and no reason to care about these people.
  10. In the end, the thing that Cussler's fans will probably object to most is the nonsensical way Sahara manhandles his story.
  11. House of D, is like the kind of sticky greeting card you'd find on CBS some Sunday nights.
  12. Isn't all wrong. But even at its very best, it's just all right.
  13. For Hilton haters, the stupid and grotesque remake of House of Wax will only stoke their schadenfreude.
  14. The horrible anticipation he [Aja] builds is derailed by a gimmick that makes the twist in, say, ''Fight Club" seem perfectly logical. To say more would be to ruin the movie, and why should I do that when its own makers have done it for you?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Bewitched presents a phony and cynical look at how Hollywood might make or remake a television show. It's as grating, laughless, and narcissistic (though, to its credit, not as cruel) as that new Lisa Kudrow show-within-a-show-within-a-show, "The Comeback."
  15. Lila is all come-ons without any charm.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    In Undead, sadly, rigor mortis has set in.
  16. Offers cliches instead of chills.
  17. A one-trick action thriller that feels like a poor cousin of an episode of ''24." Call it ''12."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The top-secret message this pigeon is carrying reads ''Wait for the DVD."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Dreadful.
  18. Just Like Heaven suggests that a post-coma Elizabeth might understand what life is truly all about. Of course, if being alive means having to live in this movie, maybe she was better off the way she was.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Aggressive visual invention is rarely its own reward, and this movie does nothing to better the odds.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Teenage boys will be in heaven. All others: Check, please.

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