Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,281 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 Gomorrah
Lowest review score: 0 P2
Score distribution:
5,281 movie reviews
  1. House of D, is like the kind of sticky greeting card you'd find on CBS some Sunday nights.
  2. Isn't all wrong. But even at its very best, it's just all right.
  3. For Hilton haters, the stupid and grotesque remake of House of Wax will only stoke their schadenfreude.
  4. 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."
  5. Lila is all come-ons without any charm.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    In Undead, sadly, rigor mortis has set in.
  6. Offers cliches instead of chills.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. An erotic thriller. It is also an Atom Egoyan picture, which means any claims either to actual eroticism or conventional thrills are theoretical at best.
  10. Finding Home is well meant and earnest but is stretched to almost twice what would have been a comfortable length.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The film pulls off the remarkable feat of immersing a viewer in their world without providing any insights whatsoever.
  11. Rarely is a movie audience asked to put up with so much noise for such a thankless payoff.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A glorious disaster.
  12. It's actually a pretty lousy thriller.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Noisy, silly, gratingly upbeat, and piously sentimental, 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is what passes for wholesome family entertainment these days. It's the sort of movie to send small children and grandparents out of the theater hugging each other and strong men in search of bourbon.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    One aches to think what the great "Looney Tunes" directors could have done with this material.
  13. Come on. You want to know if it's funny. And the answer is: kind of.
  14. The movie treats trysting as comedy and yet is stingy with the laughs.
  15. Franco can be exhilarating in movies -- tremulous, unhinged, a little wild. Here his jaw never stops quivering and his eyes stay welled up, advertising a breakdown that never comes. Not that Myles has a presence a man would fall apart over. She's too professional to drive anybody crazy.
  16. This is an inept and unsubtle romantic fantasy about how black people and white people don't mix.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Date Movie has enough laughs to make rambunctious dudes hoot and holler, but not nearly enough to ensure the happy ending it promises.
  17. An overblown urban crime drama that should be a lot better than it is.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Always the way in horror flicks: These first scenes, when the characters are being tenderly established and the concept is still young, are the best.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    All the pieces are in place for an incisive tale of Brit-pop ego and madness, but filmmaker Stephen Woolley -- a celebrated UK producer ("The Crying Game") making his directing debut -- lets the story get away from him.

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