Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,180 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 Sideways
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
5,180 movie reviews
  1. Oranges and Sunshine is like a Mike Leigh movie drained of all its bodily fluids.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    If anything, Burke & Hare is a slaphappy mess that recalls Landis's earliest work on 1970s midnight movies like "Schlock'' and "The Kentucky Fried Movie.''
  2. It's doom that we're meant to feel here. And repulsion. I hate to say, but I shrugged.
  3. You could cast this movie with potato chips and still get cheers when one of the bad guys is cuffed. It doesn't matter that none of it is to be believed.
  4. For too long, this movie asks us to be interested in something that rarely in the history of the service industry has been sustainably entertaining: how dull certain jobs can be.
  5. Even by the unambitious standards of some children's movies and many movies that star Caine, this one has a difficult time making a case for itself as anything other than an adventure in baby-sitting.
  6. Good Deeds is the first of the 11 movies he's written and directed to try a one-tone-fits-all approach. Sadly, that tone is funereal, and it's always a beat out of step with the rhythms of both real life and most movies.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.
  7. Jeff Who Lives at Home devotes so much of itself to mocking the loneliness and personal shortcomings of these characters that once it stops jabbing and turns serious, you start laughing.
  8. The directors don't know how to make this new plot funny or infectious. Most promises of comedic pleasure go as unfulfilled Stifler's T-shirt. This movie hasn't a clue where to begin the donation process.
  9. Its anti-abortion stance aside, October Baby looks and feels like a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen.
  10. Seeing her (Schilling) and Efron fumble at each other is like watching a stick of butter and a bag of flour not turn into a cake.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A grimly preposterous serial-killer thriller set in 19th-century Baltimore, this riff on the final days of the author of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and other masterpieces of the macabre might qualify as literary desecration if it weren't so silly.
  11. Writer-director Boaz Yakin delivers his conflicting elements mostly as intended, and with obvious ambition. But he fails to take care of certain fundamentals - most problematically, coaxing out the emotion he's seeking from Statham and young newcomer Catherine Chan.
  12. If only there were more genuine rah-rah fun involved, instead of just endless, thudding, seen-it-all-before mayhem.
  13. Some bad movies can make you feel awful for the people who made them and worse for the audience that shows up. The actors, the script, the camera: There's nowhere good they can go. For Greater Glory is that kind of bad movie: a total embarrassment.
  14. Beyond the Black Rainbow has a doomy, dreamy, druggy, draggy feel that's impressively sustained - until it becomes oppressive, then pointless, then laughable.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Sadly, That's My Boy relies on caricatures, rather than characters, to make you laugh.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Dumbed down, tarted up, and almost shockingly uninspired, it's the worst superhero movie since "Green Lantern."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It's another one of those loud, penis-obsessed bro farces, lazily written (by actor Seth Rogen, among others) and haphazardly directed.
  15. It can seem sometimes that Hollywood has a monopoly on stupid, obnoxious comedy. Anyone who sees Klown will learn otherwise. Comedy can be just as stupid and obnoxious in Danish.
  16. To those of us in the audience who might be strangers in paranormal precincts, it looks suspiciously like a séance.
  17. The result is like an issue of National Geographic gone mad.
  18. The Korean documentary Planet of Snail is spare and unemphatic - too much so - with an abiding sweetness of spirit.
  19. Funny about retribution, though - it's a tricky thing to make time for when you've still got mutant zombie hordes after you. The real premise turns out to be a busy rehash of the first movie's story line.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A sociopolitical prankumentary in which the prank blows up in the filmmaker's face, exploding-cigar style.
  20. The neatness of the plotting becomes almost comical after a while. Construction is one thing; contrivance is another.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Butter dearly wants to be a hot-button social satire that plays rough with sacred cows: Midwestern power-moms, the religious right, race, sex, you name it. Mostly, it wants to be an Alexander Payne movie from the 1990s. "Citizen Ruth," say, or "Election." Instead, it's a shrill, cartoonish mess.
  21. Nothing works. Or some of it works, but that doesn't matter because what's working is so deeply, painfully boring.
  22. All over the map in the details it throws at us, and the level of immaturity it aims for.

Top Trailers