Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,372 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 Moolaadé
Lowest review score: 0 Porky's
Score distribution:
5,372 movie reviews
  1. Not so much a documentary as it is a bald-faced party movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    In Undead, sadly, rigor mortis has set in.
  2. Starts out as a somewhat weary farce of infidelity, but turns into something a lot more gratifying, namely a comedy of mercy.
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  3. As she sashays, mirthlessly, from one thankless confrontation to the next, it's unclear why anyone would find Garner any more deserving of stardom than certain mannequins.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Writer-director Liz W. Garcia depicts Leigh’s quandary with a heavy hand that gets heavier as the movie goes on, ending with one of those portentous freeze-frames that worked in “The 400 Blows” and never since.
  4. There's a cheap thrill in watching Hudson defuse Cook's pig antics with some foulness of her own.
  5. The only thing sadder than Jonah Hex is what appears to have happened to his movie.
  6. Schwarzenegger's mortality for the first time suits him.
  7. Sadly unworthy of Douglas.
  8. As cumbersome as most films in this subgenre, Angelina Jolie makes it watchable.
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  9. The movie's enthusiasm is as indelible and shiny as the lip gloss its star wears to bed.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Equilibrium just happens to be a really bad comic book.
  10. The most popular facial expression for victims in The Grudge 2 is something I'd like to call "deep befuddlement." This time "deep befuddlement" goes double for paying customers.
  11. It seems endless. It's also unusually crude and stupid, even for an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
  12. Just as you're ready to give up on Chasing Papi, Paul Rodriguez shows up, and the movie goes from plotless to wildly overwritten in just one scene.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    As such things go, it’s not bad: slick and proficient, The Stepfather 2.0 gets the adrenaline pumping, but the original has the brains.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Entertaining in a B-movie sort of way, and you can't help admiring its earnestness about the philosophical issues it invokes.
  13. The appeal of Bedtime Stories belongs entirely to Sandler. As a comedian, he doesn't have to stoop to a kid's level. He's usually already there.
  14. House of D, is like the kind of sticky greeting card you'd find on CBS some Sunday nights.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It's a disappointingly limp small-town farce played several shades too broadly by a cast that has done better work elsewhere.
  15. The concept of Air America is refreshing, but its enactment goes nowhere fast. [10 Aug 1990]
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  16. Gooding plays the worst role I've ever seen him play in a movie...he perpetuates a kind of black stereotype that should have become history years ago.
  17. This is a manic hour and a half. It's full of pushy, grabby, assertive, borderline obnoxious characters, not all of whom went to Harvard.
  18. A migraine inducement that you'd think Jack Black had gotten out of his system years ago. Yet he still finds an excuse to wear a blazer and shorts and fling his bodily orb like Angus Young on Guitar Hero night at the neighborhood bar.
  19. The movie tries going for a laugh or two. It even makes stabs at irony. But since none of the story is suspenseful, remotely believable, or, at the very least, cheaply entertaining, who cares?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It's a surprisingly joyless mash-up of every bit of fanboy flotsam floating around in its maker's cranium.
  20. In fairness, putting holiness onscreen is an enormous challenge. It can be done, as several directors have shown, most notably Dreyer and Bresson. Bad enough that Joffe is the poor man's Lean. He's also the nonbelieving man's Dreyer and Bresson.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    One of those sticky dramas.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Flatters its audience by dividing the grown-up world into mean idiots and nice idiots, which might be interestingly subversive if the movie had anything on its mind. Instead, it's just a Hollywood crash course: Heist Films 101.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    RV
    RV has teeth -- more teeth than the last few Steve Martin films, anyway -- but it's terrified to bite down, knowing that the paying audience would feel it more than anyone.

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