Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,190 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 No End in Sight
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
5,190 movie reviews
  1. Moves from cheekiness to ineptitude, often in a single take.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    "Prison isn't all that different from a nightclub,'' comments Alig toward the end. Funny; this movie isn't all that different from prison.
  2. We have to endure 93 minutes of this torture, with only a few high points.
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  3. Slides instantly into the realm of the forgettable.
  4. 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.
  5. The most dumbed-down mob comedy in years. It's the kind of movie you tie around the ankles of a stiff you're tossing into deep water and never want to see again.
    • Boston Globe
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    That this witless, formulaic sequel to the hit comedy Analyze This even dares to spoof ''The Sopranos'' is embarrassing. It's like Freddie Prinze Jr. slamming Gene Hackman as a bad actor.
  6. A video game cum movie that substitutes shrieking decibel levels for a coherent plot and any resemblance to originality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Tries to wring laughs from just about every dusty stereotype about blacks and whites imaginable. But it's all cheap, lazy, and unoriginal.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Julie Davis, tries desperately to fill (Woody)Allen's Coke-bottle glasses, but it fails. Miserably.
  7. The flat tire of summer movies.
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  8. As perfectly bad horror movies go, Wrong Turn is something new: a gore-splattered workout flick.
  9. A flagrantly retro example of a tired genre that would vanish in a puff of smoke if anger management classes were to enter the picture, or if it would ever occur to any one of its endless stream of victims to reach for a light switch before proceeding into a spooky place.
    • Boston Globe
  10. It touches on universal themes of love, friendship, and family. Suffice to say it falls dreadfully short.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Gross and tasteless...this high-school romp mixes the gross and tasteless with sentimental mush.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The overall tone is one of mild Sex Pistols excess combined with Monkees-era high jinks.
  11. A reassuring little cheeseball of a movie.
  12. Should have been an inaudible man movie. Every time the characters open their mouths, they hammer it deeper into the ground.
    • Boston Globe
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Any richness in the drawing of the backgrounds only underscores the weirdly flat, affectless renderings of the characters moving through them.
  13. The question in Red Planet isn't whether there's any life on Mars, but whether there's any life in the film. The answer is no.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    How inept is Serving Sara? It makes even Elizabeth Hurley seem graceless and ugly.
  14. A lame romantic comedy that is neither romantic nor comedic.
    • Boston Globe
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Devoid of personality and has an annoying gratuitous sentimental streak.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Like criticizing the light fixtures on the Titanic. This ship was going down anyway.
  15. Pretty lame stuff. Already it seems to be passing with the speed of light into the limbo of utterly forgettable "who-will-I-take-to-the-prom?" movies.
  16. Positively reeks of self-importance -- the jokey, ham-fisted, pseudo-socially relevant, punch-pulling kind. It reeks worse of acting -- the Jack-Lemmon-in-a-coma Kevin Spacey kind.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Sanctimonious claptrap -- an inert pageant of waxen figures that fails completely as drama even as it insults the sensibilities of anyone not clinging to rosy memories of the slave-era South.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Probably would have worked better as a slamming soundtrack than as a muddle-headed movie.
  17. By the time I saw poor Tim crushed, head to toe, by a falling sheet of plate glass, I was certain I hadn't signed up for anything this punishing.
  18. Cradle of lifelessness.

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