Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,117 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 From Here to Eternity (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
5,117 movie reviews
  1. Alba, meanwhile, is again ridiculously shoehorned into a comedy gig, although she does have an amusing opening bit spying while nine months pregnant. If only diaper bomb gags weren't the inevitable follow-up.
  2. It's all emotionally counterfeit, and that bogusness infects the comedy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    While there are moments of eldritch atmosphere and a few pro forma jolts, nothing here justifies our attention, let alone the film's inexplicable R rating.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Contains nothing original or over-the-top enough to make it a real scream fest. For most horror fans it will be kind of a snooze.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Occasionally veers so far into absurdity that it manages to make its central character - capable, smart, working mom Kate Reddy - look like a nitwit.
  3. The one-sidedness of Farmageddon isn't just an artistic failing. It's an argumentative failing, too.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A torpidly precious love story about death-obsessed adolescents, the film's becalmed and embalmed in its own sensitive self-pity.
  4. If Bunraku were serious about subverting or reinventing the genres it's cobbled together, Moore would play the gunslinger or the samurai or the crime boss. But no. All she gets are a couple of scenes that demonstrate that she still looks great soaking wet.
  5. 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    I could pile on the cooking metaphors until you cried "uncle," but the fact remains that there's a very good movie in here that its makers have failed to bring off.
  6. After a fast, funny start, the new sequel, Johnny English Reborn, proves to be more of the same.
  7. 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.''
  8. It's doom that we're meant to feel here. And repulsion. I hate to say, but I shrugged.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Its anti-abortion stance aside, October Baby looks and feels like a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. If only there were more genuine rah-rah fun involved, instead of just endless, thudding, seen-it-all-before mayhem.
  19. 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.
  20. 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."

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