Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,154 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 No End in Sight
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
5,154 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Be warned, though: This is the multiplex equivalent of ADD.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Genially terrible, Lost is lazy, sloppy multiplex filler, good for a few solid giggles and not much more.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    2 1/2 hours of tumescence disguised as a motion picture.
  1. Neither (Bullock/Reynolds) brings out anything good in the other, and watching them try hurts the eyes, the tummy, and the libido.
  2. The finale of this tedious piece of Asian-ish action-schlock based on a popular anime series implies an intention to make more. One was plenty for me.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Aliens in the Attic is conveyor-belt family product, an action/adventure/sci-fi/comedy made from the bland corporate DNA of Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. It appears designed for families who never leave the mall.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Jennifer’s Body falls into the dispiriting category of dumb movies made by smart people, in this case a glibly clever writer and a talented director who think a few wisecracks are enough to subvert the teen horror genre.
  3. It’s like Bob Fosse night at the martial-arts studio. Most of the killing here is done with bladed throwing stars that, like the ninjas themselves, arrive from nowhere. They appear to have been used to edit the film as well.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A comedy that can’t even admit to its own overwhelming sense of disgust.
  4. Fienberg’s film spends most of its time trying to convince us that true love starts when you stop playing games. Then, in the final minutes, it reverses itself and puts gamesmanship back up on another wobbly pedestal. The result is hard to cheer.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Slightly better than it should be. For Tucker Max, this possibly represents a triumph.
  5. It’s a fascinating story: part genetic mystery, part socio-racial tragedy. However, Laing’s life, despite its inherent melodrama, does not automatically lend itself to the screen.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The film’s so formulaic your 6-year-old will be ticking off the plot points as they lope by.
  6. Talking heads are overused in documentaries, but in this case a dose of perspective, a point of view or two, would have a gone a long way toward turning a pageant of unreliable voices and morbid images into a portrait of the artists and their deadly scene as something more than misunderstood.
  7. The Strip makes you appreciate what hard work effortless comedy is.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    When is a comedy not a comedy? When it’s not all that funny.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Almost but not quite as obnoxious as its title. Little kids will love it. You’ll need a hazmat suit.
  8. It’s unclear what Amy Adams did to deserve Leap Year, but all that’s missing from the movie is a set of jailhouse bars over her scenes.
  9. This is many lousy movies for the price of one.
  10. It’s network television drama, starring actors best known for their TV work and full of the petty gripes and mild worries of characters who really have nothing compelling to worry about.
  11. The Bounty Hunter does give Christine Baranski, as an Atlantic City entertainer and Mama Aniston, another opportunity to enthrall us with her drag-queenliness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid the movie returns Kinney's tale to live-action reality, and the party's over.
  12. It can’t be recommended even to people who mostly just want to see Amanda Seyfried naked.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The results are -- there’s no other word for it -- a disaster.
  13. The secret here is that the movie is rather tasteless. It has the high, slightly nauseating stink of perfume on garbage.
  14. Cox doesn’t so much chew the scenery as inhale it. Dano looks on in awe.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A dunderheaded comic melodrama with clothes to die for and dialogue to shrink from. It’s downright depressing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The larger problem is that the central duo is just plain dull.
  15. As lifeless and unneeded as The A-Team is, it might have been worse.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It can’t be easy to turn the story of Hawaii’s last royal into a waxworks parade, but writer-director Marc Forby has pulled it off.

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