Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,346 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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Innocence
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
5,346 movie reviews
  1. Unfortunately, though, Rossato-Bennett and Cohen seem to think that the technique is a panacea. In fact, it is not even original, as music therapy in nursing homes has been around for some time.
  2. By now, Rocky of the drooping eyes and damaged brain has turned guru, emphasizing heart, soul and family ties when the evil promoter starts goading him and playing mind games with his protege. Stallone, said to be following Arnold Schwarzenegger into comedy, is starting earlier than anyone realized. [16 Nov 1990, p.78]
    • Boston Globe
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Its swooping 3-D visuals let fans briefly feel they can touch a group that barely exists behind a wall of beefy security men.
  3. Puzzle is neither puzzling nor much fun. It reminds you how much better Julie Delpy told the same story in “2 Days in New York.”
  4. Sadly unworthy of Douglas.
  5. Blithely inept.
  6. So heavy and lifeless that you keep waiting for those three little front-row kibitzers from "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" to appear at the bottom of the screen to start goofing on it.
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  7. The movie might have been more tolerable had Besson searched harder for a performer and not a specimen. Barbara Stanwyck in her prime might have made more sense.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The Gospel of John is to "The Passion of the Christ" as tap water is to parboiled sacramental wine.
  8. It swoops, it pans, it noses around. The camerawork is almost as agitated as the editing. The directors seem to be trying to compensate for all the speechifying with as much random motion as possible.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    If not better, a Part II always has to be bigger. In the case of The Hangover Part II, that means raunchier, nastier, darker. It also means much more predictable, which is ruinous.
  9. For the most part, Fluffy’s material is just that — fluff, with a touch now and then of bile and bad taste.
  10. The movie's comic powers are often marred by silliness and stereotypes. Pootie tanks.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Dreadful.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A chick flick that makes its chick characters - and by extension its chick audience - look like hateful, backward toddlers, and there is something wrong with that.
  11. It's a warmed-over suspense thriller that's more disturbing than it is surprising or scary.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    When Laura Linney turns up about an hour into The Hottest State, you can see the movie that might have been.
    • 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.
  12. It can’t be recommended even to people who mostly just want to see Amanda Seyfried naked.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    As for the movie itself, it's tolerable.
  13. A documentary about comedy needs to be funny. The old guys, as noted, have definitely lost a lot off their collective fastball.
  14. 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It doesn't know if it wants to wallow in its characters' pity or to flesh them out with their own personalities. So it does both, with half-hearted results.
  15. 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.
  16. The only recommendable thing about Norbit is that he's not as bad as every other person in this movie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The larger problem is that the central duo is just plain dull.
  17. The average Bollywood routine is passionately cheesy. This movie seems cursed with a lactose intolerance.
  18. The next time Grodin attempts a comeback, it would be so great if he avoids movies where he might be upstaged by a sandwich stunt.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Prinze charming, but can't save movie.
  19. Never having decided whether it wants to be comedy or a sentimental hand-wringer, it tries to be both and winds up being neither.

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