Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,818 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 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Oh in Ohio
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
5818 movie reviews
  1. The movie has to twist your arm to get you to feel for these people. But you wouldn’t be wrong to think it’s been broken.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    This new Fog floats in on the fumes of the 1980 John Carpenter original, but the surprise is that it's arguably better.
  2. while not without pleasures, I Love You to Death essentially seems a film in search of a tone. [06 Apr 1990]
    • Boston Globe
  3. A richer movie might speculate on McGartland’s life now. How does a local hero survive in an anonymous void?
  4. A cheap, greasy time at the multiplex. You leave annoyed at having been hungry enough to have ever wanted it in the first place.
  5. Had Stealing Harvard merely been a stupid movie about people stuck in a string of silly moments, it could have gotten by on charm. As written by Peter Tolan and directed by Bruce McCulloch (''Kids in the Hall'') it's a stupid movie about stupid people.
  6. Formally, the effect is like watching really cinematic confetti.
  7. Perrier’s Bounty is all stock material, full of characters that deserve more than the cliched shootouts and showdowns that befall them. Even the movie’s most natural impulses seem to come from a can.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    These are some of the questions raised and left on the table in the fascinating but frustratingly murky Author: The JT Leroy Story, a documentary by Jeff Feuerzeig that’s worth seeing if only to argue with the movie and with yourself.
  8. Deal doesn't really care about the characters as much as it does the World Poker Championships, where Tommy and Alex end up. Once we get there the movie becomes interesting because Cates understands the game and its dramas a lot better than he understands people and theirs.
  9. Unfortunately, there's never a moment where you can't see Anderson and his co-writer, Will Conroy, yanking on the strings.
  10. Slow and ultimately distressing.
  11. Emmerich does know his way around an action scene -- there's an exciting sequence in which Sam and his buddies run from wolves while looking for meds inside the huge ship that pulls up alongside the library. But he's a master of disaster with no people skills. The characters in The Day After Tomorrow are fantastically stupid.
  12. Less a documentary than a PR package with a chip on its shoulder.
  13. Rarely has a movie that looked so good on paper fallen so flat as the aptly named Charlotte Gray. It's not a bad movie. Bad movies have more flavor.
  14. The best thing about Money for Nothing is the many talking heads trying to explain what monetary policy is and what the Fed does: controlling the supply of money and, with any luck, guiding the economy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The Way is a good, cheap vacation. At times, you wonder if Estevez isn't creating a cracked therapeutic remake of "The Wizard of Oz.'' He's got the nerve and the heart, all right. I'm less sure about the brains.
  15. I left as frustrated as that band teacher is at the beginning of the movie. Enough with these meek, banal exercises, David Gordon Green. Hit me with the sledgehammer in your heart.
  16. This movie is especially egregious since it bundles the civil rights era, garden-variety bigotry, and the achievements of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
  17. Long on mood and moodiness, but at a loss as how to break any interesting human ground.
  18. For a movie about serial killings and media sensationalism, Cronicas sure is wimpy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It’s an August dog-day special, in other words: a few easy laughs, one or two flashes of inspiration, and enough sentimentality to ensure that no one actually gets hurt.
  19. This predictable, uninspired addition to the endless saga won't win over nonbelievers.
    • Boston Globe
  20. A sequel that has some snappy interplay, typically courtesy of Malkovich, but mostly feels like a cast working to manufacture what came naturally the first time.
  21. In lieu of suspense, Rosenthal relies on a mood of free-floating anxiety, enhanced by West Virginia (actually British Columbia) landscapes where the sun never shines. As one-note as the title suggests, A Single Shot misfires.
  22. This is a ridiculous movie - a thriller so indifferent to suspense, so above mystery that one character literally stabs another in the front.
  23. David Frankel’s film reduces an extraordinary life to a predictable template of bullying, resolve, success, disappointment, and platitudes — a pattern repeated two or three times until the genuinely moving finale.
  24. This fifth and mercifully final installment features so much idle anticipation that it's unclear whether we're watching a movie or an Apple product launch.
  25. Eddie Murphy in another mediocre family comedy? Imagine that.
  26. What follows is serviceable action set to music you'd find in a video game -- or a military ad.

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